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
Oct 4

United’s Programs Driven by Residents’ Interests

United’s creative philosophy and its extensive list of programs and outings is driven by the residents.  Surveys are conducted and meetings held regularly to get feedback and suggestions for the programs planned at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green. “Our programming is not about what we as staff think is… View Article
Sep 27

Ron and Irene Fraser Mark 65th Anniversary

When it comes to milestones in one’s life, not many can claim a marriage that has lasted 65 years – and counting. Friends and family gathered at United’s Garrison Green recently to help Ron and Irene Fraser and two of their four children celebrate the special occasion. They met while… View Article
Sep 19

Joyce Doolittle’s Order of Canada Celebrated

It was a day to remember for Joyce Doolittle. Surrounded by residents, family and friends, Joyce was recognized recently at United’s Garrison Green community for earning the Order of Canada. She was named to the Order of Canada in January but received the award from Governor-General Julie Payette at a… View Article
Sep 13

Honens Week at United Unforgettable!

Almost 100 United residents took part in the Honens Piano Competition and Festival last week in the largest programming initiative to date. “Thanks to our partnership with Honens, our residents got to be part of the one of the premier musical events in the world!” commented United music director Jill… View Article
Sep 6

Unique Programs and Entertainment Highlight Fall Program Guides

United’s arts and cultural partners will once again display their talents to residents of both Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities as the fall program guides highlight events from September through November. “United has always taken pride in the wide variety of speciality programs and ongoing, regular programs that we… View Article
Aug 30

United Games Puts Focus on Active Aging

“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!” – Benjamin Franklin Staying active is a cornerstone of United’s philosophy. So is community, and when you put the two together, the result is a lot of fun and laughter! The United Games is… View Article
Aug 23

Kieran Corrigan: A Gold Medal Performer

Kieran Corrigan has always looked up to the late Nelson Mandela. “I like his character,” said Kieran. “He accepted everyone, disability or not. There was no prejudice.” This month, the Special Olympics National Summer Games were held in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Kieran ran in several events but his winning performance… View Article
Aug 17

United’s Art Studios: Touching Our Creative Side

“Creativity is important at all times in our lives,” said Sage Wheeler, a creative facilitator at United Active Living. “I’d call it a function of being human. So accessing our deeper creative selves can be healing. It’s something I think we could all use more of, but for older adults… View Article