Sweetgrass

Welcome to Sweetgrass


Sweetgrass is modern, bright and spacious with an intimate cottage layout located in Slave Lake, AB. We enjoy a fun, loving atmosphere, with music playing in the cottages and lots of laughter. Our grounds are lovely, with a beautifully trimmed lawn, shrubs, and raised flower beds. A pathway and small bridge connect Sweetgrass with Vanderwell Lodge next door, and visitors are always welcome. Our beautiful two-storey community opened in summer 2015.

We are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourage the involvement of family, neighbours and friends.


Let us welcome you home

Paula Bird

General Manager
As General Manager of Sweetgrass, I would like to welcome all residents and families to our community. I come from Nisichiwayasihk (Nelson House), Manitoba, and am from the Cree tribe.

I have worked in the health industry for 30 years. I have worked in several roles, including a medic with the Canadian Armed Forces, a mental health counsellor primarily in the area of addictions, and as a Community Health Representative with the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program and the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative. I have also sat on the national board as a Director of Health in First Nations communities. I have been involved in senior care over the last two years, managing Sweetgrass.

I love celebrating my Cree heritage and actively participate in traditional Cree/Ojibway ceremonies. I am a proud mother of five and have eight grandchildren.


People Sweetgrass is dedicated to you. This is your home, and we provide dining, amenities, and wellness care to suit all of your desires and needs. 
Place Located in the heart of Slave Lake, Sweetgrass is all about providing the comfort of cottage life. 
Community Life at Sweetgrass brings small-town cottage life home. With its intimate and cozy atmosphere and seamless integration into the Slave Lake neighbourhood, the sight of happy and healthy seniors coming and going will not be an unusual one. 

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