News Updates

Hard Hat Zone

May 10, 2019

Chinook Villa is a 46 unit condo-like apartment being built by Eagle Builders of Blackfalds, AB. The Charis Village Board members made a careful commitment to provide seniors with homes that are safe, durable, comfortable and energy-efficient, and with these goals in mind, they chose an Eagle Built structure. The precast concrete "sandwich panel" walls provide extremely high durability and energy efficiency, exceeding even the strictest building codes. The concrete mass provides exceptional R-value, meaning…

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May Newsletter 2019

May 09, 2019

When we hear the first robin sing, see the curly rhubarb leaves push out of the soft earth and smell the fresh rain falling across the fields, we get excited! Spring is finally on its way. With that comes the longstanding ritual of Spring Cleaning. We welcome a fresh start in our homes as the world outside awakens. We stow away the heavy bedcovers, shake out the dusty rugs and wash the windows to let the sunshine dance in. What if we did a mental spring cleaning as well? Wouldn’t it be great to throw off th…

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Earth Shaking Time!

Apr 04, 2019

We are so excited to show you the progress at Henner's Heights today! The equipment is on site and working at digging up the newly thawed earth for Chinook Villa's foundation. This is great news for our community. It may only look like big piles of dirt now, but piles of dirt, heavy machinery and construction site workers represent years of dreaming, planning and hard work by board members, investors and many other supportive people in our area. Be one of the first to stake out your claim in this lovely con…

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Time to Move?

Mar 28, 2019

Do you think it is important to live independently if possible? Do you see senior housing as a place for someone much older than you? If so, you are not alone. In our culture, independent living is fiercely guarded, and is usually translated into a privately owned, single-family home. While I certainly cherish independence, my overseas experience helped me to realize that community and connection are even more important to me. Furthermore, I recognize that what brought happiness at one stage of life does no…

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CAN YOU HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO? Maybe so! Why not consider a life lease? Home equity, no maintenance, no worries.Let's look at how to have that cake. WHAT IS A LIFE LEASE? A Charis Village Housing Society life lease is essentially a 29-year, pre-paid lease. It ensures that you can enjoy a lovely independent-living home and property for as long as you need it, and there will be a continuum of care in the same community through the provision of assisted living and long-term care. The life lease give…

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