A vibrant, Christian retirement community.

At Emmanuel Home, residents can live life to the fullest!

We offer independent living and assisted living for Edmonton seniors in a supportive and loving Christian retirement community. Residents enjoy beautiful courtyards and grounds, spacious and comfortable suites, a diverse range of recreational programs and activities and a caring, dedicated staff.

Our housing for seniors can accommodate those who desire independent living as well as those who require more care through supportive living support. All our residents benefit from our health care program, provided through Alberta Health Services, that includes care from a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and/or Certified Health Care Aides who are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Providing more than just seniors’ housing and healthcare, Emmanuel Home is committed to meeting the physical, social and spiritual needs of residents in our Christian community. We employ a Recreation Coordinator who provides a wide range of programs and activities including fitness and exercise programs, entertainment, social events and outings to attractions, events, and activities throughout our community and the City of Edmonton.

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission: To offer seniors a Christian environment that is safe and comfortable so they can live in dignity.

Our Core Values: Integrity, Caring, Excellence

  • We keep our commitments and we are accountable.
  • We have a “can do” attitude; we are problem-solvers.
  • We are good stewards.
  • We are team players.
  • We treat our residents and each other with respect, without exception.
  • We take our jobs seriously, but not ourselves.
  • We communicate openly and value all opinions and views.
  • We celebrate our successes.
  • We show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything we do.
  • We look for better ways to do things

Strategic Priorities 2023

Our History

In 1968, the Emmanuel Seniors Living Society (formerly Christian Senior Citizens Home Society of Northern Alberta) was registered as a charitable not-for-profit society under the Alberta Societies Act legislation. This started the dream and mission to provide quality care and housing for seniors in our Christian community – all under the guiding principles captured in the name Emmanuel, which means God with us.

Emmanuel Home first opened its doors as a brand-new seniors living facility in 1972, offering 36 suites and several lodge-style accommodations. Most residents were moved in by the end of November 1972 with the grand opening held in February 1973. That original building is now called the West Wing.

In May of 1994, construction began on a new 51-suite wing, now called the Centre Wing, to expand our retirement community. Renovations were also made to the central dining and recreation areas. The newly expanded Emmanuel Home was officially opened on September 30, 1995.

In 2012, the facility was expanded further to include the East Wing with the addition of 56 new suites.

In April of 2020, the facility was expanded further to include the North Wing with the addition of 50 new suites, a large Common area, including a Café, for all residents to enjoy.

Society Membership

Members of the Emmanuel Seniors Living Society (formerly Christian Senior Citizens Homes Society of Northern Alberta) play a valuable role in providing the best housing for seniors in our Christian community. Consider becoming a member of the Society and provide your input on many significant issues that affect the lives of our residents and their families.

As a member, you will also receive regular and timely information about events, news and other updates from Emmanuel Home. We also invite our members to participate in many of the events that take place throughout the year.

As a society member, you will contribute annual dues of $20.00 per person or $30.00 per family. Currently, the Society includes more than 750 members. All members sign support of the Society’s Statement of Faith.

The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of nine members who meet each month. An Annual General Meeting is held for all members each year in May. For more information, or to join, please contact the Society by phone at 780-478-2051.

Emmanuel Seniors Living Society

The Emmanuel Seniors Living Society (formerly Christian Senior Citizens Home Society of Northern Alberta) was registered as a charitable not-for-profit society under the Government of Alberta’s Societies Act in 1968. Since then, the Society has provided both independent and assisted living facilities to seniors in our Christian community. All of this is accomplished under the guiding principles captured in the name Emmanuel, which means God with us.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body in all matters pertaining the Society, operating under the Alberta Societies Act and the bylaws of the Emmanuel Seniors Living Society.

Board members are representatives of the Society membership and provide leadership to the Chief Executive Officer. They also have a fiduciary responsibility to see that the finances and records of the Society are in good order, and support the organization by making necessary policies and decisions.

Directors serve three-year terms to a maximum of six concurrent years.

Picture (Bottom from left to right: Allan Brennan, Coby Benoit, Hilda Vanveen-Gritter, Bert Kamphuis. – Top from left to right: Peter Jonkman, Anko Buwalda, Andrew Yskes, Tony Vandermeer.) 

The 2021/22 Board of Directors

  • Coby Benoit
  • Allan Brennan
  • Francine Drisner
  • Peter Jonkman
  • Bert Kamphius
  • Tony Vandermeer
  • Mary Velthuizen
  • Hilda VanVeen-Gritter
  • Andrew Yskes
Board Executive
  • Peter Jonkman – Chair
  • Coby Benoit – Vice-Chair
  • Andrew Yskes – Secretary
  • Allan Brennan – Treasurer

Emmanuel Home ECHO Newsletter

The Emmanuel Home ECHO Newsletter is a semi-annual publication to inform supporters about the latest happenings in and around the Home, and to provide information about programs and services.

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
ECHO Newsletter

The Spring 2024 edition of Emmanuel Home’s ECHO newsletter is hot off the press and available to all supporters of Emmanuel Home and the Christian…

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Lighthouse Suite Viewing!

Mark your Calendars! Emmanuel Seniors Living Society is excited to offer the opportunity on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, to view a…