Dec 14

Garrison Green Resident Council Keeps Everyone Informed

An integral part of how United’s Garrison Green community operates is by encouraging and supporting resident involvement. Through the resident council, the residents are directly involved in how they live, the programs that are offered, the menu and meal choices and other day-to-day details as well. The council gives residents… View Article
Dec 6

United Champions New Approach to Cognitive Decline

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus, philosopher. United is championing a new approach to dementia care that promotes building relationships within the community. Every older adult community,… View Article
Nov 29

Creative Expression a Cornerstone of Life at United

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Listening to an exceptionally talented pianist or putting a paintbrush to canvas touch only a small part of the extensive list of programs that United offers residents at its two communities. United’s new winter program guides for Garrison Green and Fish… View Article
Nov 22

Stitching the Perfect Gift

“Someone once asked me how many balls of yarn I have. They’re still waiting for an answer. I’m still counting!” – Anonymous When 101 year old Madge McAdam retired from nursing in the early 80s, she decided that the tiny babies she was looking after needed hats to keep them… View Article
Nov 15

Imagine Life At Our Fish Creek Community

Moving into United’s Fish Creek community doesn’t mean giving up the things you enjoy doing. In fact, many residents find that their lives expand – new friends, new opportunities to learn, more socializing. If you or a family member are finding that living in the family home is no longer… View Article
Nov 8

Fish Creek Community – The Start of a Beautiful Friendship

“There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little bit better.” – Anonymous What began as a simple, friendly gesture has turned into a close friendship. “I was sitting down for dinner in the dining room, when… View Article
Nov 1

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

It’s a phrase we hear often, but in United’s case, the idea evolved literally into the making of a lemonade stand that was the catalyst for encouraging residents to contribute important life lessons they have gathered over the years. “A lot of planning goes into our programming for every month.”… View Article
Oct 25

Inger and Bill: Enjoying An Independent Life at Fish Creek West

“We fell in love with it right away!” Inger Copland, who lives with husband Bill Fennell at United’s Fish Creek West, recalls the day they visited the Fish Creek community during an open house in 2016. “Bill and I had been talking about making a move from our home, but… View Article
Oct 18

Jazz Orchestra Performance Sparks Reunion

United’s new partnership with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra brought trumpeter Johnny Summers and pianist Egor Ukoloff to the Fish Creek community. The appreciative, packed theatre heard the two perform jazz and blues classics. In the audience was Garrison Green resident Margaret Hails. Margaret is the wife of late jazz great… View Article
Oct 11

United’s Residents Find Silence in Meditation

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” – Buddha. The benefits of meditation have long been recognized as a way to release stress and improve overall health, and it has become a mainstream practice. Some large companies offer… View Article