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About Elim Village

Vision

To be Canada’s Premier Seniors Living Community


Mission

To provide seniors, living in Christian community, with an enriched quality of life


Values

Living out our Faith
Acting with Integrity
Maintaining our Vision
Willingness to Innovate
Providing Superior Service
Ensuring Sound Stewardship
Fostering Teamwork

Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.
Exodus 15:27

History

In 2014 this concept was embraced by the Chilliwack faith community who, through the investment of prayer and time, as well as the commitment of financial resources, came together with Elim Village to form a fourth society, Elim Housing (Chilliwack) Society (EHCS). The intention of this society is to leverage the success and experience of Elim Village in Surrey, B.C. and create a similar community of care in Garrison Crossing, Chilliwack, B.C.

HISTORY OF ELIM VILLAGE IN SURREY

In the early 1990s, a small group of Christians studying the book of James began discussing how faith could be demonstrated in practical terms. They began to develop a vision of a Christian retirement community where independent living, assisted living, and residential care would all be available on one site. The goal was to build a village so that as care needs increased, most residents, including husbands and wives, would be able to stay in the Elim community.

Soon other visionaries joined to form a committee.

“With nothing but lint in their pockets and faith,”

they formed the Elim Foundation and gathered seed money for early development costs. Soon after, they established Elim Housing Society.

A few years later and with the help of 70 committed investors, the society took the significant step of buying land in Surrey, BC. The first set of duplexes and a condo building went up in 2001. From there the Elim retirement community continued to develop.

Blessings rained on the visionary seed and slowly it grew into an oasis. More than two decades later after the initial discussion, the vision of Elim is a reality. Elim Village now offers a full range of senior’s housing and care options in a retirement community tightly bonded by faith.

Great is the Lord’s faithfulness.

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About Us

Our Management Team

Elim’s Management Team is a unique blend of tested and experienced professionals working together in making our vision a reality in providing an enriched quality of life for seniors living within Elim’s Christian community. There is a deep commitment to working as a team to earn the reputation as “Canada’s Premier Seniors Living Community”. We believe a key contributing factor in our success is dependent on our maximizing the support of our staff and encouraging the skills and unique gifts they bring to Elim Village.

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About Us

RON PIKE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ron joined Elim in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer and accepted the position of Executive Director in 2012. His strong leadership skills, knowledge in commerce and strengths in communication have contributed greatly towards improving Elim’s organizational efficiency within the not-for-profit sector.

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MARIAN HEEMSKERK
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY CARE

Specializing in gerontology since 1980, Marian joined Elim in 2004 and was directly involved in the development and opening of the Emerald Assisted Living in 2005. Her responsibilities as Director of Community Care include the management of the Emerald, along with the provision of community care services for our Independent Living residents.

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JENNIFER LADESMA
DIRECTOR OF CARE

Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor in Nursing Degree in 1991 from the University of Manitoba followed by obtaining her certificate in Health Care Management. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience as a Director of Care at Tabor Home and Laurel Place. Jennifer joined our management team in July 2013.

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SANDRA KOLARCIK
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Sandra joined the team in 2010 bringing along 20 years of professional experience in a variety of industries as a Director of Operations and Finance, Contract Internal Controller, and Senior External Auditor. Sandra has extensive experience in: creating financial statements, performance budgets, budget forecasting, completing audits, and preparation of corporate and personal tax returns and payroll.

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TERRY LYNN DRYFHOUT
MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INVESTOR RELATIONS

Terry-Lynn joined Elim in 2006 accepting a mandate to restore, expand, and manage the existing Investment program. Since then, she has raised over 45 million dollars in investments and manages approximately 350 investor portfolios. Terry Lynn also acts as a Communication liaison for Elim’s Independent residents.

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SHELDON LOEPPKY
MANAGER OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

In this new role, Sheldon will provide leadership to the overall business operations in Surrey and Garrison Crossing with the goal of promoting high level customer service to residents. He will oversee a number of departments including facilities and maintenance, security and reception, as well as, manage our major contractors.

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VALENTINA SEALE
MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES
With almost a decade of experience in the HR field, especially with working with Union based companies, Valentina joined Elim in 2012. Valentina is a Certified Human Resources Professional and a current member of the Human Resources Association of British Columbia

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DAVID HERMAN
SALES AND MARKETING

David earned his real estate license from UBC’s Sauder School of Business and subsequently obtained his Broker’s license. David joined Elim Village in 2005. His 36 year history and experience in real estate and real estate development acquisitions is recognized as a key contributing factor to where Elim is today.

 

Board of Directors

Elim Housing (Chilliwack) Society is a not-for-profit Society governed by a Board of Directors elected from its membership. The Board serves without remuneration and the Directors do not receive any profits or advantages from their position as Directors.

DIRECTORS

  • Thomas Crump – Chairman
  • Ron Haan  – Treasurer
  • Chuck Gerber – Secretary
  • Ben Langelaar
  • Monica Wutzke
  • Wally Tenbrinke
  • Sid Kingma
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Invest

A large percentage of the financing related to our existing development is due to private investments.  We are able to offer competitive rates along with security in today’s market.

Specifically for Elim Housing (Chilliwack) Society, we have 3 and 5 year term secured bonds compounding annually at a fixed rate of 3.5 % and 4%.

Typically, our Elim Housing Society Promissory Notes and Bond  investments carry a 2-year term with interest paid on an annual basis.  Promissory Notes return at prime plus ¼% and Bonds at prime only.  Rates are variable and are determined by the prime rate set by the Royal Bank of Canada. As of June 1, 2016,  the prime rate is listed at 2.70%.

Please feel free to call to discuss available options that might better complement your particular financial situation.

If you are interested in investment options, please contact Terry-Lynn Dryfhout at 604.583.3546 ext. 4031.

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CHARITABLE GIVING

The Elim Foundation raises funds through Charitable Gifts and Planned Giving to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Elim Christian Care Society and its endeavours.

Charitable Gifts – Gifts can be made to the Foundation and Elim Christian Care society will be used to support new and ongoing projects, thus ensuring overall sustainability the of village. Financial assistance to residents will also be considered based on individual situations. Gifts received by the Foundation or by Elim Christian Care Society may be directed as per request of the donor provided they align with Elim’s vision.

Planned Giving – We have access to professional services to provide assistance in Wills & Estate Planning. It is Elim’s hope to receive future estate gifts in order to secure the future financial viability of Elim Village.

Memorial Landmarks – These are currently available in the form of memorial benches. Elim is open to discussions regarding more significant gifts to support larger projects such as gardens, equipment and buildings.

If you are interested in investment options, please contact Terry-Lynn Dryfhout at 604.583.3546 ext. 4031.

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Careers

Successful people at Elim Village come from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of experiences. Our strong commitment to creating a collaborative working environment means we have an appreciation for the unique talents and skills of all staff members while sharing a clear, unified and passionate commitment to our purpose and values.

So what exactly are we looking for when we recruit new people? Along with the necessary qualifications, we are also looking for people with integrity, individuals who understand the value of a team and can build effective relationships with both residents and other staff members. Qualified people  with a desire to provide exceptional service from the heart.

WHY CHOOSE ELIM VILLAGE
We know that there are a number of opportunities for qualified care professionals, like you, in the market today.
That said we believe that the work environment at Elim Village is both unique and superior in a number of ways.
Our distinctive approach is:

ROOTED IN Christian Principles

DRIVEN BY our commitment to the whole person

FOCUSED ON resident’s, staff and families

DEMONSTRATED THROUGH teamwork and mutually beneficial relationships

SUPPORTED BY innovative thinking and ongoing learning

OUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE
We recognize that our success rests on our staff. For this reason we provide opportunities to grow and learn.

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We are currently accepting applications for:

There are currently no position available! Please stay tuned for more information.
 
 

Apply

To apply for any of the positions available at Elim Village Garrison Crossing, please refer to the job description for more details. We look forward to meeting you! 

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45412 Chehalis Drive
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Phone: 604.769.0022
Email: info@elimvillage.com

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Elim Village Garrison Crossing Presentation Centre
45412 Chehalis Drive
Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0Y9
Situated on the corner of Keith Wilson Rd and Garrison Blvd.

Phone: 604.769.0022
Email: info@elimvillage.com

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The security of your personal information is important to us. Your information will not be shared with other parties. While we do our best to protect your information, data transferred over the Internet or through an alternative electronic method is not guaranteed absolute security.

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Correcting Inaccuracies
If visitors find inaccuracies in their contact information, they can have this corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.

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Privacy Policy

Elim Housing Society is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of your personal information. This page is intended to inform you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information we receive from users from this site.

By using our site, you agree to the collection and usage of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Usage
We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, and information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Many sites may use cookies to collect information; however, we do not set cookies.

How We Use the Information
The information you provide Elim Village is collected for our client or resident contact base. When we collect information from clients, their information will not be used for other reasons other than to add to our contact base.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your information will not be shared with other parties. While we do our best to protect your information, data transferred over the Internet or through an alternative electronic method is not guaranteed absolute security.

Physical Mailings
If you supply us with your postal address, you may receive periodic mailings from us regarding information packages about our facilities or upcoming events. If you wish to unsubscribe to our mailings, please let us know by contacting us via phone or email.

Correcting Inaccuracies
If visitors find inaccuracies in their contact information, they can have this corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.

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