MEET THE TEAM

The strong sense of community at Swan Evergreen Village is grounded in the remarkable relationships between our residents and our team. We have a hand-picked team of highly trained, enthusiastic professionals. Our team members share a passion for caring we call the “Origin DNA”. Swan Evergreen Village’s team truly enjoy their work and are committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors each and every day.

LISA WOOD

General Manager

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Lisa Wood brings to Origin over 35 years of management expertise.  Referred to as an “agent of positive change’ by those who work along side her, Lisa leads with an inspiring spirit and a propensity for creating uplifting and engaging environments for seniors and those who serve them.  With a career focused on bringing out the best in others, both staff and residents have described Lisa as someone who is genuinely interested in making a difference while having some fun along the way. 

CARRIE ERICKSON

Assistant General Manager

Carrie EricksonCarrie Erickson is known for her energy and ability to engage. Her passion is keeping older adults active, independent and engaged. Carrie has worked extensively in the area of fall prevention and fitness, as well as Memory Care, whole person wellness and community development. Carrie first took a keen interest in older adults’ fall prevention when she was given the opportunity to help develop the “Balance for Life” program currently being used at the Kerby Centre, The Redwoods Retirement Residence, The Alex Community Health Centre, Origin at Spring Creek and Whitehorn Village Retirement Community.

Carrie Erickson started her career with Origin Active Lifestyle Communities in 2004 as a new graduate of the University of Alberta, working as a Recreation Therapist at Whitehorn Village Retirement Community. She quickly moved into a management role as the Director of Recreation and Community Relations in 2005. There she grew the programing and led her team to become recognized as one of the most successful recreation programs in Calgary. Carrie is also currently the National Manager of Life Enrichment Programs for Origin Active Lifestyles Communities. Carrie is an AFLCA (Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association) fitness leader for older adults, a certified Master Trainer with Urban Poling, certified Cognitive Stimulation Instructor and is Fallproof certified from California State University Fullerton.
Carrie sits on Alberta Health Services’ Older Adult Fall Prevention and Community Rehab and Fitness committees. Carrie is the Recreation Therapy consultant for the Finding Balance Algorithm for the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research. Carrie also sit on the board of directors for the Calgary Seniors Housing Forum Society.
Carrie’s role is to develop Life Enrichment programs and ensure that we are offering residents the best possible quality of life. Through innovation and creativity Carrie leads Origin’s Life Enrichment team in moving towards becoming the active lifestyle gold standard by focusing on Origin’s branded program (SWING, Thinkfit, Original Expressions, Tempo and Origin Way-to-go)
Carrie is incredibly excited to be a part of the Swan Evergreen Village team and help grow this community into a vibrant and engaging home for it’s residents.

BEN GIANG

Director of Care

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Ben Giang started his career with Origin as an RN Educator at Origin’s Whitehorn Village in NE Calgary. Over the course of his career Ben, an experienced Registered Nurse, has served in the role of Case Manager for the Integrated Supportive Facility Living Team with Alberta Health Services where he coordinated services and care for residents in assisted living communities throughout the Calgary region. He has worked as a lab instructor with Mount Royal University where he was able to share his passion and expertise mentoring new health care professionals. In addition Ben also provided nursing services to those living with chronic disease.

Ben’s compassionate personality drives him to ensure that residents receive safe, quality resident focused care. As director of Care at Swan Evergreen Village, Ben provides support for seniors and their families transitioning into supportive living and assisting them with all the activities of daily living, Ben’s past experience leading multidisciplinary teams and supporting seniors and their families ensures Swan Evergreen residents are provided with the highest quality care and services.  Ben has an exemplary record of performing to legislative standards and he has been pivotal in leading Origin in the development and implementation of our best practices policies and procedures.  You can feel his passion for caring in everything he does for his residents and his team.

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Origin is the management company entrusted by the owners of Swan Evergreen Village since opening to oversee day-to-day operations. Origin’s operational philosophies and staff training systems are the result of over 25 years of experience in the senior’s housing industry. We take a wholistic approach where each resident is nurtured both body and soul. We listen and work closely with each resident and their family to help craft solutions that are centered on individual needs and desires.

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is a Canadian company committed to ensuring our employees are thoroughly trained and well prepared for the important responsibility of servicing the often complex needs of our residents.

Caring is our passion and it shows in what we do every day.

Visit Origin’s Website: www.originway.ca

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