Nov 21

Calgary Opera Emerging Artists Bring Their Best to Fish Creek

Residents Claire Weir and Libby Roth love opera. So when United’s partnership with Calgary Opera brought in six of  the opera’s best new artists, they were thrilled. “I’m just new at Fish Creek,” said Libby. “When I came into the theatre I didn’t expect it to be a live performance…. View Article
Nov 14

Group of Seven Painters Inspired United Resident

Choosing to live at United’s Garrison Green was a natural one for Rolande Parel and husband Anthony. United’s art programs and well-equipped art studio allowed Rolande to continue to focus on her artwork. She learned to paint as a child while under the watchful eye of several of the prestigious… View Article
Nov 7

Knitting the Perfect Christmas Gift

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy yarn, which is kind of the same thing.” – Anonymous Garrison Green’s Fibre Arts Club is one of the busiest groups in the community. Sitting together each Monday to knit, crochet and quilt has built up friendships and created a strong community…. View Article
Oct 31

Fall Fair Introduces New Meal Options

Food quality is an important consideration for new and existing residents at United’s two communities in Calgary.  Finding the freshest product is paramount for food services manager Ryan Bourquin. This year’s fall fair at Garrison Green let residents sample new products and give Ryan new ideas. “The fall fair, which… View Article
Oct 24

Four Top Questions at our Open House

Open houses are a great way to see a community such as United Active Living first hand, have a tour and ask questions. Open houses at our Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities last weekend generated a lot of interest in floor plans and amenities, United’s unique programming, dementia care… View Article
Oct 17

Open Houses a Great Way to Learn About United

“The first half of our life is about being interesting. The second half is about being interested.” – Chip Conley, author of Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. “A very beautiful place.” “What a stunning courtyard!” “This is what I’ve been waiting for!” Those are just a… View Article
Oct 10

Short-Term Respite Care Stays Now Available at United

United Active Living is opening its communities for short-term respite care stays. These stays are intended to help you recover from surgery, to provide a supportive environment while your caregiver is away, or to simply give you a much-needed break from life’s hustle and bustle. A respite stay includes: –… View Article
Oct 3

Medical Support Focuses on the Person, Not the Illness

Moving to an older adult community means a change in lifestyle, but the quality of health care is also a major consideration. United’s approach is different. “We focus on the resident as a person,” said Nikki Bonsall, director of health and wellness at United. “We follow a social model of… View Article
Sep 26

Film Festival Partnership with United Tackles Ageism

“United Active Living’s partnership with the THIRD ACTion Film Festival fits perfectly with United’s focus on eliminating ageism and promoting positive, creative aging,” said United’s music director, Jill LaForty. “Film is a creative, storytelling medium, and many of United’s programs focus on storytelling and creativity, so the festival’s philosophy and… View Article
Sep 19

Adjusting to Life in an Older Adult Community

There was a lot of positive reaction to our article of a couple of weeks ago that spoke about the six questions you should ask when considering a move to an older adult community. So we thought we would take a further look at adjusting to living in your new… View Article