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Why Chinook? What makes Chinook the right choice?

Personalized Service Levels: we offer independent, supported and assisted service levels
Healthy Living Environment: nutrition, exercise and social engagement all lead to healthier lives
Recreation is Key: we have a rich social, spiritual and entertainment culture.
Chinook Village is a registered Not-for-Profit society, providing affordable Medicine Hat seniors housing and services for age 50+ adults. We are driven by our Mission, not by Shareholders.
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2801 13 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3R1

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Chinook Village is perfectly located right on 8 acres of prime land in the heart of Medicine Hat, a city known for its low cost of living, low crime rate and sunny, dry climate.
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Our Roots

Unique to Medicine Hat, Chinook Village is a faith-based organization initially developed by the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada as a centre for learning known as Hillcrest Christian College.

These roots are foundational to the whole of Chinook Village with strong values of trust, integrity, compassion, and accountability that run deeply and that flow through every service we extend today.

Licensed by the Government of Alberta, our operations are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of residents and leading members of the Medicine Hat community. Chinook Village continues to meet the spiritual needs of our residents through our respect of these values and our Chaplaincy program.

Chaplain Services

Our Chaplain offers pastoral care, counselling, hospital visitation along with other complementary roles to ministry. Chinook Village Chaplaincy features weekly worship in our beautiful chapel as well as weekly Bible studies, sing-a-longs, special occasion services and many opportunities for group and volunteer participation. Please contact us for more information.

Chinook Village exists to provide affordable, quality accommodations, programs and services in an environment in which older adults can thrive.

Our Values

Faith

Chinook Village, inspired by its Christian heritage, is motivated by Christian values to provide retirement housing, programs & services while maintaining an interdenominational Christian Chaplaincy program.

People

Chinook Village loves people, honouring their history, uniqueness and beliefs.  We will respect individual independence, working hard to facilitate options that support current levels of independence.

Community

Chinook Village believes that a person’s best life is achieved when the entire community fosters a sense of belonging while respecting individual privacy, independence and dignity.

Excellence

Chinook Village will provide our residents with quality accommodations, programs and services by maintaining the highest standards.

Integrity

Chinook Village will work to earn the trust of our residents and their loved ones through keeping our word, delivering on promises and, being transparent.

Empathy

Chinook Village will attract & retain a team of employees & volunteers who are respectful& empathetic towards residents & desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Innovation

ChinookVillage will be a forward-minded, “out-of-the-box,” creative thinking, not-for-profit community accompanied by actions that provide enriched programs and services designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of today’s older adult.

Meet the Leadership Team

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Linda Hygard
Managing Director

I love Chinook Village! I’ve heard numerous times how our residents have flourished since they moved in, how they got a new lease on life. How they’ve experienced fun, fellowship and new friendships. People are social beings and desire and need love and a place to belong. Chinook Village is full of people with similar values and beliefs. We enjoy life and each other’s company and all the amenities here to help to grow and enjoy your best life now – at any age.

Melanie Robinson
Lifestyle Consultant

“I’ve got the best role in Chinook Village. Why? Because I’m the one who’s by your side and sees the smile on your face as you decide that one of our independent, supportive, or assisted living suites is perfect for the lifestyle you want. That you’ve found your next forever home, and can now truly live your best life now! Throughout my careerI’ve thrived on meeting new faces, learning about their history and listening to their stories.  At “The Village,”folks come through the doors as residents and end up as friends.

Roberta Dombroski-Edwards
Food Services Manager

As a Red Seal Chef, my career has always been about my love for making everyone happy with food. And I’m fanatical about fresh food! Fresh ingredients, cooked from scratch. It's what I believe our residents want, and deserve and what sets Chinook Village apart from the others. I’m so very excited to be part of the Chinook Village Leadership Team. My favourite part of the day is when I get to interact with the residents as they walk by my office, or spot me in a hallway and give me a smile and a wave.

Kreste Sadler, LPN
Supportive/AssistedLiving Manager

ChinookVillage is like a second home to me. It is an honour and privilege to say thatI have spent the past 14 years working in such a wonderful place. The positive energy and good will among residents, family members and staff make working here a true blessing. I am driven by making a difference in the lives of the residents here at Chinook Village. Their many smiles and laughter are the best part of everyday.

John Neubrauter
Maintenance, Housekeeping Manager

Everyday is a new and interesting experience when you oversee six buildings with over 400 residents! That keeps my maintenance and housekeeping teams and myself on our toes at all times. Whether it’s checking the heating systems, refurbishing suites or ensuring the security of the buildings, my team is committed to ensuring our residents have a safe, secure and well-run place to call home.Each and every member of our team has a heart for our residents here at ChinookVillage.

Melissa Schlenker, Rec.T.
Recreation Coordinator

I've been a Recreation Therapist at Chinook Village for almost 10 years and I just love the caring and homey atmosphere of "The Village." My career has taken me to different positions in long-term care, community home care, and in stroke rehabilitation, but ultimately, my heart brought me back to Chinook.There's a sense of family among the residents and staff here that exists nowhere else. I'm truly humbled and honoured to be a part of the daily life of our residents.

Lance Duncalfe
Chaplain

Pastoral care, which is at the heart of chaplaincy, is centred in the belief that with God, all things are possible. I believe it, because the Bible states it. I see it all around and I hear about it often. Over the past thirty-eight years, I have experienced how with God all  things are possible Now, as Chaplain atChinook Village, I hear stories from residents and witness first-hand how withGod all things are possible. I carry that belief with enthusiasm as I attend to the Chaplaincy needs of the family here at Chinook Village.

Board of Directors

Al Widmer
Treasurer
Gerhard Brost
Chairperson
Gordon Nott
Secretary, East Building Representative
Lorrie Earl
Director
Norma Smith
Director, South Building Representative
Robert Wilson
Director
Roy Hjelte
Vice Chairperson
Wayne Leismeister
Director, Lane Building Representative
Gorden Demke
Director
Peter Wilde
Director
Paul Weeks
Director, West Building Representative
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