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Tamara Fernihough

Tamara Fernihough
Manager

1112 - 20th Avenue
Coaldale, Alberta
T1M 1L4

403.345.5955

Welcome to Sunny South Lodge - an independent seniors’ residence of the Green Acres Foundation. 

As the Manager of Sunny South Lodge, I am committed to providing exceptional service in a home-like environment where our residents and guests can feel valued and appreciated. I am dedicated to training and maintaining a qualified and caring team of staff members to ensure your time at Sunny South Lodge is enjoyable.

 

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Sunny South Lodge is located in the heart of Coaldale where residents enjoy the best that small town living has to offer.  From its friendly community to the added security of knowing your neighbors, Sunny South Lodge provides seniors with comfort, quality of life and easy access to amenities by foot or by car.  The Lodge is conveniently located close to the Coaldale urgent care center, Sportsplex, numerous parks, shopping, medical and banking amenities. 

 

With 88 modern and comfortable rooms, delicious prepared meals, a wide variety of activities to choose from, as well as a kind and helpful staff, Sunny South Lodge offers the very best of independent lodge living. Whether you enjoy quiet morning walks, visiting with friends in the beautiful courtyard, golfing or a planned social outing, Sunny South Lodge is dedicated to helping you live your life to the fullest.

Whether you are looking for a single room, a barrier-free space or a couple suite, all of our rooms include:

  • private four-piece bathroom
  • personally controlled thermostats
  • emergency call system
  • fire-suppression sprinkler system


 

Basic Services

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour staff
  • Bus outings
  • Emergency call systems
  • Maintenance
  • Meals and snacks prepared by qualified chefs
  • Utilities
  • Weekly light housekeeping and linen change service
  • Wide variety of activities scheduled by an Activity Coordinator including community outings, exercise program, entertainment, crafts, and special events

Additional Services

  • Digital cable
  • Emergency call pendants
  • Home care will provide personal care services such as assistance with bathing and help with dressing, etc. Community Care will assess residents upon request and determine personal care requirements.
  • Medication assistance
  • Parking
  • Podiatry service
  • Residents are responsible for individual telephone and internet service.

Amenities List

  • Assisted tub room
  • Barrier free accessible
  • Central dining area
  • Complimentary shared laundry facilities
  • Computer Station with Internet Access
  • Courtyard
  • Fireside room
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi service
  • Kitchenettes and lounges
  • Large screen televisions
  • Open and bright activity and common areas
  • Pool table
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tuck shop
  • TV room with large screen television

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I feel very strongly that my quality of life has been much better since I moved into the Sunny South Lodge.  The staff is always caring no matter what the need.  They are willing to help without hesitation.  It is always a good day when you see their friendly smiles and hear their encouraging words.  The HCAs are gentle and kind when they are called to help.

The food here is great – served with a smile and cleaned up promptly.  I certainly have no complaints.  I may not like sauerkraut but there is usually something else to choose from and I never go hungry.  The cooks make the best meals and the baking is just great.

My family and I could not be happier with Greg as our Manager.  He is always willing to listen to me even if I have to tell him to wipe his feet before he comes in the building!  I usually have a good chuckle with the staff about something as the day goes on which keeps us all on our toes.

Colleen does a fantastic job of organizing the activities for all of us.  She makes sure that everyone is included if they want to be and her kind and gentle nature lets us know that we are important to her.  The volunteers that Colleen has are the friendliest people and just simply make our lives here enjoyable.

I just can’t say enough about our maintenance man Ken – he just comes a runnin’ whenever he is called.  He never gives up when something is not working right and our building and yard look just great.

A big thank you to everyone!

Resident - Anna R.

Sunny South Lodge is a great place to work and wonderful place for our residents to live.  Our staff works hard at providing a family atmosphere for all.  This is their home and we as a staff are continually respectful of that fact.

It is my pleasure every day to come to work and make their life as happy and comfortable as I can.  When a resident tells me that they have missed me while I was on holidays I know I have fulfilled my purpose here.  The residents see us more than they do their own families so we have an obligation to provide a safe and caring place for them to live.

We have a lot of family coming to the Lodge for meals.  The food that we provide here is prepared with the residents in mind and families let us know how much they appreciate that.

I find that our manager Greg is very personable, friendly, and willing to listen to the staff.  Greg cares about our residents and tries to improve the Lodge whenever he sees a need.  We have always been welcome in his office because we know that he has our best interests at heart.

Colleen, our activity coordinator, is fabulous!  Entertainment and activities are the highlight of the day for our residents.  Lots of care has gone into the planning and presentation of events on a daily basis.  Her smiles are a welcome part of the day for all the staff and residents.  The volunteers are unbelievable.  They are consistent and willing to lend a hand at the drop of a hat.  That speaks loudly for the concern that our community has for the residents of our Lodge.

Then there is our maintenance man, Ken.  Saying thank you to him just is not enough.  He never stops running for staff and residents.  We are thrilled to have him here because he takes pride in making it the best place he can for all of us.

I am happy to be part of this facility because of the huge need that it fills for our community.

Staff - Patti B.

I have been a volunteer at Sunny South Lodge for about 5 years.


Having grown up in Coaldale I :know many of the residents here. I enjoy visiting with them and seeing their children, who I went to school with, and reminiscing about the good old days at school.


These hardworking seniors have spent much of their life building our town of Coaldale. I feel that spending time at the Lodge is my way of giving back to the community and honoring our faithful citizens. The seniors appreciate even the
smallest kindnesses done for them. I may be helping them at bingo, serving them a piece of cake at the monthly birthday party, or just holding their hand when they have had a sad day. I never feel that my time has been wasted.


Colleen, the activity coordinator, is fabulous. It is a pleasure to help when everything is so well organized and fun. Colleen loves her job and it shows. She gets everyone excited to be a part of whatever she has planned for the day.
Greg, our manager, has always been approachable and interested in what we as volunteers are doing. He says that when residents are happy, everyone is happy  Then there is Ken. Ken is so helpful and is always running for all of us for whatever we need. The grounds look great and we thank him so much for what he does for us.


We are a family here. I wish that I could spend more time at the Lodge. The staff is so good to us and they always make sure that we have what we need to help them and the residents.


Thank you for the opportunity to help and care for our seniors.

Volunteer - Maureen Geiger