Mar 30

Residents, Composer Work Together to Create New Music

Denis Nassar is a favourite with residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green. Not only is he an award-winning composer, arranger and pianist but his connection with his audiences makes his performances memorable. Denis, who is a full-time music instructor at Prairie College in Three Hills, has introduced a… View Article
Mar 11

Vaccination Clinics a Reason to Celebrate

The mood was a festive one at both United Active Living communities last week as residents received the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Residents were given appointment times, and there were cheers after each vaccination, and ice cream and stickers to mark the occasion. “It was such an exciting… View Article
Feb 18

Students Made Valentine’s Day Special at United

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles Schultz, Peanuts cartoonist For residents at United, Valentine’s was a special day with cards from students and residents, a special dinner and, of course, chocolate. Students at St. Mary’s University Psychology Association and Student… View Article
Feb 11

Personal Connections Open the Door to Close Friendships

When residents and employees work closely together, a mutual respect develops, which in turn often leads to close friendships. At United, employees and residents often talk about the friendships that have developed, which makes for a mutually beneficial environment for both. Over time, Kinesiologist Heather Wiebe at Garrison Green has… View Article
Jan 28

Programming, Tours Resume at Fish Creek

Alberta Health Services has given the green light to lifting some of the restrictions at Fish Creek and allowing the safe and gradual restart of programming, fitness classes, bistro and dining room meal services and more socializing with other residents.  As well, community tours are once again being planned so… View Article
Jan 21

Dining Room and Bistro Services Resume at Fish Creek

Dining Room and Bistro services have resumed once again at Fish Creek, much to the delight of residents and employees. While the same high quality meals were served in residents’ suites for the past two months, residents were looking forward to breaking bread once again with friends. As the impact… View Article
Jan 14

Residents Keep Spirits High During Covid Restrictions

With movements restricted during the latest increase in Covid-19 cases in the province, residents at United’s two communities are keeping their spirits up thanks to the efforts of families and employees. “Nobody expected this thing to last this long,” said Garrison Green resident Jim Dolph. When we spoke with Jim… View Article
Jan 7

United’s Dementia Services Featured in New Film

United Active Living’s memory care service, United Minds, is the subject of a short documentary film available to view on United’s YouTube channel.  The video profiles Fish Creek resident Con Irving, his wife Dorothy and their daughter Karen Leussink. As well, the program speaks with United Minds manager Amy McDonough… View Article
Dec 31

Living a Thriving Life in Retirement

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” –  Maya Angelou, American poet If you’ve been following the latest discussions on aging you will no doubt have come across the work of… View Article
Dec 23

Christmas Card Reflects Resident’s Love for the Mountains

While some Christmas traditions may be difficult to hold this year, others help make the season a little more enjoyable. The Christmas trees are up at both of United’s communities, the hallways and doors are decorated, and the annual Christmas card has been sent out. “I’ve been painting since high… View Article