Jun 20

Author Expands Her Creative Side at Garrison Green

Joan Clark uses words to express herself creatively. In fact, over the course of her career she has published 16 books. Along the way, she has been recognized through a number of awards for her work in helping to shape writing in Canada. In 2010, she was awarded the Order… View Article
Jun 13

Furry Friends Welcomed at Fish Creek

United is keen to work with universities to further research into health and aging, so when Mount Royal University’s third-year nursing students, who are doing a six-week practicum placement with United, proposed a visit by PALS (Pet Access League Society) to the Fish Creek community, United jumped at the opportunity… View Article
Jun 6

Hertha Reich: A Creative Mind

Garrison Green resident Hertha Reich has been painting for more than 60 years – a fact that surprises her when she pauses to think about it. She began painting as a young mother in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “I started with oil painting. It was smelly and messy, but oils were the… View Article
May 30

An Impressive Variety of Programs in our Summer Program Guides

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the mountains, parks and gardens that Calgary has to offer. Residents of the two United communities have a wide range of choices for getting out and about to enjoy the sunshine. The Summer Program Guides showcase the opportunities that United’s… View Article
May 23

“This Place is Heaven for Artists!”

You don’t need to be an artist to live in one of United’s two communities, but with professional artists on staff, you might find your hidden talent! “I started painting as a child, working with pastels, but eventually began working with water colours and oils,” said Sheila Brinsmead, who moved… View Article
May 16

Education, Research and Challenging Traditional Thinking

Cognitive Challenges No Barrier at United United is known for being a thought leader in challenging the norms of what it means to age. They re-imagined the standard approach to supportive living by creating an inclusive community for older adults. Being inclusive means that United does not segregate or limit… View Article
May 9

CPO Quartet Brings “Pure Joy” to United’s Garrison Green

Residents at United’s Garrison Green were treated to a woodwind and string quartet performance, thanks to the community’s partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The four professional musicians brought humour and a versatile repertoire to the community. “Playing at United gives us the opportunity to perform in a small, intimate… View Article
May 2

Lunchbox Theatre Brings Laugh-A-Minute Play to Fish Creek

United Active Living’s partnership with Lunchbox Theatre brought the travelling production of Gutenberg! The Musical! into United’s Fish Creek community last week, complete with set pieces and costumes. The result was a light-hearted musical production that brought smiles and laughter from the appreciative residents who packed Fish Creek’s theatre. “A… View Article
Apr 25

Staff Satisfaction a Major Factor in United’s Success

“It’s important to us that employees are engaged and feel empowered to give residents the best experience,” said Kelly Johansson, director of human resources at United. The interaction between leadership, staff and residents is paramount in contributing to a positive living and working relationship at United’s two communities. While United… View Article
Apr 18

Music: A Reflection of our Times

Music has a big impact on our lives. Not only are songs memorable, but they often carry a social message. “Music has always been a vehicle for reflecting political or social issues of the day. Medieval songs – even nursery rhymes – were often used to express a political or… View Article