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Nov 01, 2022 News

Centennial Celebration for The Bethany Group

On Saturday, October 22nd, The Bethany Group was proud to celebrate the milestone achievement of 100 years in operation. Tucked in the atrium and auditorium of our Heritage Building, with historical posters, decorations, and many people who have made a… Read more
Feb 03, 2022 News

FEBRUARY IS THERAPEUTIC RECREATION MONTH

Recreation Therapists' put the RT in HEART! This month we want to highlight the amazing work this key role does in our organization. "Therapeutic Recreation is a health care profession that utilizes a therapeutic process, involving leisure, recreation and… Read more
Dec 08, 2021 News

Memory Tree Service 2021

Please enjoy this “Memory Tree Service,” recorded December 7, 2021, in honour of the clients of Rosehaven Provincial Program and residents of Memory Lane who passed away this year. Read more
Nov 22, 2021 News

The Bethany Foundation

Adeline Fast (left) with a resident named Ross (center) and Physical Therapist, Lisa (right) Giving Tuesday (November 30th) is a global donation campaign that follows Black Friday and is intended to help bring together charities and giving communities. As a… Read more
Nov 08, 2021 News

Remembrance Day Reflection 2021

Our 2021 Remembrance Day reflection is provided by Fr. Jacques Vaillancourt. Fr. Jacques, or “Padre,” as he was known during his 20 years as a military chaplain, lives in Camrose with his wife Bobbi. Following his service to the military, he was called to be… Read more
Oct 20, 2021 News

CEO Announcement

The Bethany Group is excited to announce that Carla Beck has been appointed CEO by The Bethany Group's Governing Board. Carla has worked as Interim CEO since February of 2021 and continues to lead the organization by embodying our mission of person-centered… Read more
Oct 18, 2021 News

Alberta Health Care Aide Day

Today is Alberta Health Care Aide Day, a day to celebrate Health Care Aides and all they do! Today, and every day, The Bethany Group wishes to thank each and every Health Care Aide for your ongoing dedication to our mission of providing person-centered… Read more
Apr 19, 2021 News

Creating Caring Communities

The old adage a picture is worth a thousand words definitely applies to this wonderful photo of our resident Susan standing proudly in front of a bulletin board at Louise Jensen Care Facility she designed. Susan was at the center of our thinking when… Read more
Apr 12, 2021 News

BOARD OF GOVERNORS WELCOMES NEW INTERIM CEO

The Bethany Group’s Governing Board welcomes Carla Beck as their new Interim CEO. Carla replaces former CEO Mike Leathwood who recently retired. “I am very excited to have Carla lead our Bethany Group Management Team and Staff Members during these unusually… Read more
Sep 08, 2020 News

Pathways Project brings cheer to Memory Lane

Memory Lane provides a safe and secured unit for seniors with dementia including an outside secured garden for residents to enjoy. Over the years, the garden has seen much activity from hosting pet visits with horses and other farm animals to family visits… Read more
Apr 02, 2020 News

Social Distance Visiting

With COVID-19 ever looming, life for residents has become difficult with isolation and no visitors. Luckily, there are some ways we've been able to facilitate social distance visits for residents. A resident received a "window visit" from her family and… Read more
Apr 02, 2020 News

Life at Rosealta Lodge

Being a resident at Rosealta Lodge “during this pandemic” has changed our lives. The six foot rule, washing your hands, and staying inside are the three new commandments. Are the staff enforcing them? Yes indeed! Knowing that these three rules can save my… Read more
Aug 01, 2019 News

2019 Faith & Aging Conference

Friday November 8, 201910:00 am - 3:00 pmNorsemen Inn (6505 - 48 Avenue, Camrose) Engineer, author, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an internationally renowned speaker on topics of unconscious bias and leadership.… Read more
May 31, 2019 News

Celebrating our Employees

The Bethany Group recently held its annual Long Services & Retiree Awards evening. At the event, staff are recognized for their years of service and those who have retired are thanked. Retirees We were pleased to have the following retirees attend: Judy… Read more
May 01, 2019 News

2019 Seniors Expo

The Camrose Seniors Coalition is holding a Seniors Expo during Seniors Week! Join us on Friday, June 7th from 10:30 am - 2:00 p.m. The Expo will be held at the Heritage Building (4612 - 53 Street - brick building across from the Hospital) and will feature… Read more
Apr 11, 2019 News

Celebrating our Volunteers

It was a morning of laughter, gratitude, and comradery on April 10th as around 150 Bethany volunteers gathered for a brunch served by recreation therapy staff. The Bethany Group relies on its staff and volunteers to enhance the quality of lives of its… Read more
Mar 22, 2019 News

Beller the Lamb visits on the first day of Spring

March 20th marked the first day of Spring, and what better way to celebrate for our residents than with a visit from a lamb. The six-week old lamb, Beller, visited residents in Memory Lane and Rosehaven. He was a popular visitor amongst both residents and… Read more
Jun 25, 2018 News

2018 Faith & Aging Conference

Friday November 2nd Norsemen Inn | 6505 - 48 Avenue, Camrose 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm (registration @ 9:30 a.m.) THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT featuring... Keynote Speaker, Amanda Lindhout, New York Times bestselling author of “A House in the Sky” and expert on… Read more
May 18, 2018 News

Construction Update

Construction on the Rosehaven Atrium will begin on May 23rd with the scaffolding being installed. The Atrium project will include the removal of the existing skylights and the construction of a new sloped roof system. The new roof will be enclosed but with… Read more
Mar 07, 2016 News

Physician Assisted Dying Workshop

Physician Assisted DyingLaw, Culture, and Our Responsibility A conversation with David J. Goa, Director of Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion & Public Life. Sponsored by The Bethany Group with the assistance of Hospice Society of Camrose and District… Read more
Feb 05, 2016 News

Enhancing our Clients' Lives through Recreation Therapy

Living a fulfilling life is an aspiration of most people. For many, living a full life includes being healthy both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately for some, their health isn’t the best – either they have chronic illness, a disability, or have… Read more
Oct 02, 2015 News

Bethany Group Achieves Accreditation

For the past two years, The Bethany Group has worked towards receiving accreditation with Accreditation Canada. During May and June 2015, surveyors from Accreditation Canada visited 12 facilities managed by The Bethany Group to conduct on-site surveys.… Read more
Oct 02, 2015 News

Giving Back to the Community

The RT Roadrunners from L-R: Janet Bryant, Karen Sharp, Debbie Parton, Erik Olson, Amelia Keech, and Carolynne Zasybida. The Bethany Group is a non-profit organization offering several health & housing programs. One of those programs is the Crossroads Adult… Read more
Jun 30, 2015 News

Residents to Benefit from Camrose Library Book Bike

Kelly Higgins on the Book Bike, coming to a playground, park, and senior’s facility near you! Residents at Memory Lane, Viewpoint, and Faith House will soon be able to borrow books and other programming from the Library – all without having to visit the… Read more
May 05, 2015 News

Capital Projects Update

Rosealta & Stoney Creek Lodges (Camrose) In September, we broke ground on our Rosealta Lodge expansion. We are well underway with the pilings for the foundation put in and construction started. This 40-room addition will enable us to concentrate all of our… Read more
Mar 24, 2015 News

Parkland Foundation Receives Funding

On March 20, 2015 the representatives from the Governments of Canada and Alberta gathered with the Board of Directors, residents, and media to announce a $17.6 million investment into the replacement of Autumn Glen Lodge. The new facility will also include… Read more
Mar 17, 2015 News

Golden Leisure Lodge Receives Funding

Rod Fox, MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka, (pictured second to the right) visited Golden Leisure Lodge to present a cheque of $770,000 to upgrade the lodge's sprinkler system. Over the next three years, the Alberta government will direct $80 million to upgrade fire and… Read more
Oct 10, 2014 News

Report to Community 2012-2013

Our annual Report to the Community gives us an opportunity to reflect upon our mission, vision and values, the great work our staff does on a daily basis, and the residents and clients we serve. In our busy lives and always looking forward to the next day,… Read more
Oct 09, 2014 News

Heisler Seniors Centre Donates Quilts

Shirley Heisler (L) and Nellie Zimmer (R) donated home-made quilts on behalf of the Heisler Seniors Centre to The Bethany Group. The group donates quilts to various facilities in neighbouring communities. The quilts, made from donated materials, will be given… Read more
Aug 04, 2014 News

New Garden to Remember Iris Drever

L-R: Mary Ellen Mallard, Ken Drever, and Lisa Robertson in the Iris Garden, dedicated to Iris Drever thanks to donations from Ken. Iris Drever was a resident with The Bethany Group for many years, first at Rosehaven Care Centre and then with the Louise Jensen… Read more
Jul 29, 2014 News

Heritage Building to Celebrate 100 Years

As part of the Annual Camrose Founders Days celebration, The Bethany Group will be hosting a morning tea on Friday August 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to showcase the Heritage Building (4612 - 53 St, Camrose) as it celebrates 100 years. Tours of the… Read more
Jun 01, 2014 News

Staff Help Out at Habitat for Humanity

Staff from The Bethany Group volunteered their time over 3 different days to help build a home through Habitat for Humanity. The crew pictured above helped place cement walks on either side of the duplex. Volunteers on other evenings helped paint, lay sod,… Read more
May 21, 2014 News

Parkland Manor Receives Funding

Above photo: Parkland Manor’s oldest resident, Fred Harrison, helped Denis Beesley cut the congratulatory cake at the announcement. On May 21st, the Governments of Canada and Alberta announced funding for the expansion of Parkland Manor in Rimbey. The funding… Read more
Apr 09, 2014 News

The Bethany Group Shows Appreciation for Volunteers

The Bethany Group has over 180 active volunteers in its Camrose lodges, DSL, Continuing Care and Rosehaven sites who provide an important service to our residents and their life at Bethany. Volunteers do a variety of activities, including music programs (hymn… Read more
Dec 13, 2013 News

Big Knife Villa Receives Funding

On December 13th, the Governments of Canada and Alberta announced funding for the expansion of Big Knife Villa in Forestburg. This expansion will include the addition of 20 units to the existing lodge. The funding is part of the Investment in Affordable… Read more
Sep 10, 2013 News

Rosealta Lodge Receives Funding

(L-R: Denis Beesley, President & CEO of The Bethany Group; Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance); Verlyn Olson, MLA Wetaskiwin-Camrose; Max Lindstrand, Board Chair of the Camrose & Area Lodge Authority) On September 10th, the Governments of Canada and… Read more
Jun 03, 2013 News

Bashaw Meadows Opens

Residents and staff from the old lodge were helped by the community and staff to move from Bashaw Valley Lodge to the new Bashaw Meadows. Construction on Bashaw Meadows began in 2012, and incorporates both Lodge and Designated Supportive Living accommodation.… Read more

Heritage Building to Celebrate 100 Years

Posted on July 29, 2014


As part of the Annual Camrose Founders Days celebration, The Bethany Group will be hosting a morning tea on Friday August 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to showcase the Heritage Building (4612 - 53 St, Camrose) as it celebrates 100 years. Tours of the Rosehaven Courtyard gardens will be provided by members of the Horticulture Society, to display the beautiful gardening skills of volunteers, family members, residents and staff. The Bethany Group is fortunate to have the support of the Horticulture Society who assist in maintaining the Courtyards throughout the season.

The Heritage Building has a rich history, one that began as the Camrose Normal School in 1912 to train teachers. In 1915, the institution moved into a newly completed building, now known as the Heritage Building. In 1938, the building was turned over to the Department of National Defence where it had a new life helping the war effort.

In 1977, the Hon. Horst A. Schmid, Minister of Culture, recommended the building for designation as a provincial histroic resource.