Dr. Jennifer Njenga is a physician and public health specialist who has professional experience in several countries, including Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
Dr. Jennifer Njenga is the chief executive officer of Canada Homecare Group, a mobile clinic that offers after hours non-urgent care to Albertans in the comfort of their homes. Her husband and best friend, Dr. Michael Njenga, is a family physician and the medical director of Canada Homecare Group.
Canada Homecare Group has been working with seniors since its inception in 2020. The organization provides home visits in private homes, senior facilities, and more. In the course of her work, Dr. Jennifer Njenga learned much about the challenges encountered by seniors, especially during the pandemic: that older adults suffered not only from COVID-19, but other associated factors including isolation, mental health deterioration, fear, anxiety of the unknown, and more.
In her conversations with older Edmontonians, Dr. Jennifer Njenga learned about current problems and what seniors would like to see happening to address these problems.
Dr. Jennifer Njenga is optimistic about the work of the Interim Collective Leadership Group, stating, "I felt that this group would enable me to bring the voices of the seniors to the front and to help strategize and plan for their care in the future.”