A non-profit organization, The Bethany Group began in 1922 as a response to find a home for the elderly in Bawlf. After relocating to Camrose in 1949, The Bethany Group was pleased to return to its roots in Bawlf in 2012 when it assumed the management of Sanden Court.
Over the past 90 years, The Bethany Group has seen many changes, expanding its scope of services to over 20 communities in central Alberta. From continuing care, supportive living and independent living for seniors to a variety of housing programs including affordable family housing, the organization remains committed to giving its residents and clients an enhanced quality of life while maintaining its faith-based roots.
The Bethany Group has a long history of responding to community needs with innovative solutions and strategic partnerships. The latest relationship, established in January 2015, with Parkland Foundation is an example of the organization’s dedication to providing housing and care to those in need. The foundation joins a family that includes Lacombe Foundation, the Flagstaff Regional Housing Group, Rimoka Housing Foundation, and Red Deer Housing Authority. In addition to Wetaskiwin & Area Lodge Authority and Camrose & Area Lodge Authority, the organization operates as the management body reporting and accountable to the existing local community Boards and the Government of Alberta.
Through these relationships The Bethany Group and its partners pool their resources and can develop their capacity to respond to new directions of government and community needs, as well as explore new initiatives.