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Greetings from Christenson Communities

The Edmonton Public Schools Foundation is thrilled that our friends from Christenson Communities are investing in our students by presenting our first virtual event, Reading for Life.  


The Christenson Communities family is honored to support the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation during these challenging and ever changing times.  We would like to thank all of your staff members for the efforts that have been put forward to keep our children, students and their entire families safe.

Our teams are working around the clock to ensure all residents who live in our retirement communities have a  healthy environment to call home. Our priority is to provide the best quality care possible to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of our amazing residents.

 We focus on respecting individual choices, promoting active aging and inspiring lifelong learning. We believe that coming together as a global community is vital during these unprecedented times and it all starts in each and every home that is rising to the challenge to do their part.

- Izabella Roth, CEO, Christenson Communities


Residents from different Christenson Communities properties have also joined in the #readingforlife adventures and will be participating on May 1.  Thank you to the residents from Glastonbury, Royal Oak, Westmount and Timberstone (in Red Deer) communities for your support!


Why Izabella Roth, CEO of Christenson Communities, is Reading on May 1, 2020:

Stay home. Read a book.

Sounds to me like the plan for a perfect afternoon, as long as there’s also a cozy chair and some herbal tea in the mix. (I have a box of “Orange & Spice” tea in my cupboard that I’ve been meaning to try—this could be my big opportunity!)

Speaking of “Orange & Spice,” did you know that there is no word in English that rhymes with “orange.” Sad but true. To make matters worse, there’s no word that rhymes with “purple” either.

I should probably mention that I love trivia, which is one of the reasons I love reading, as I’m always on the lookout for new trivia.

Like, did you know that the word “typewriter” is the longest word in the English Language that can be spelled using only the top row of letters on the keyboard?

Reading unlocks this wonderful, sometimes wacky world in which we live.

Which is one reason why, as CEO of Christenson Communities, I am so very proud that we can sponsor this virtual event and ask you to stay home, read a book, and donate what you can to our local Edmonton Public School Board Foundation so that more inner city children can go to full-day kindergarten programs. These programs are great for both the kids AND the parents!

Why is Christenson Communities involved? Because we care not only for the elders in our community but also for the future of our community . . . Edmonton’s very own little humans!!

These curious little humans are eager to discover this amazing world around them, a world that contains some very interesting facts……

Did you know that Greyhounds are universal blood donors? Most greyhounds have a blood type that can be given to almost any other breed of dog on the planet!!

Or, that “Tsundoku” is the Japanese word for the habit of buying too many books, letting them pile up in your home, and never reading them!

Anyway, my point is that reading and language and education is so amazing and so important. So please, pull up a cozy chair, grab a brand new book, and send a donation to the EPSB Foundation right now.  Thanks! ~I.R.

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