Jan 18

Calgary Opera Comes to United’s Fish Creek Community

Residents at United’s Fish Creek community played host this week to performers from Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists program.  Residents from United’s Garrison Green visited the Fish Creek theatre to take in the performance. Four performers – Daevyd Pepper, Jillian Bonner, Geoffrey Schellenberg and Morgan Traynor –  accompanied on the piano… View Article
Jan 12

“What Do You See When You Hear Music?”

An intriguing series of performances that combined music and art concluded at United’s Garrison Green community featuring Rolf Bertsch, piano professor at the Mount Royal University Conservatory and artistic director and conductor of Calgary Civic Symphony, and the residents of Garrison Green. “The concept was to use music to inspire… View Article
Jan 4

Joyce Doolittle Awarded the Order of Canada

Pre-eminent Calgary theatre director, actor and writer, Joyce Doolittle, has been awarded the Order of Canada for “contributing to the advancement of theatre in Calgary through her pioneering efforts as a performer, teacher and leader.” Joyce, who turns 90 this spring, came to Calgary with her husband Quenten in the… View Article
Dec 29

New Year’s resolutions for the best, rest of your life

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – James Sherman, author The time between Christmas and New Years is a good time to think about what you want to do and where you want… View Article
Dec 22

…and a Merry Christmas To All!

United residents and staff put their Christmas creativity into high gear to create this year’s Christmas card. Residents of United’s Fish Creek community created figures that represent themes of the season. The result was a collection of intriguing figures that grace the cover of this year’s Christmas card. The card,… View Article
Dec 14

Mary Fenwick Embraces Life; Brings Greetings to Mount Royal’s Sounds of the Season

92-year-old Mary Fenwick doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Last year, she performed during Mount Royal’s Sounds of the Season concert, playing a Christmas favourite on piano, supported by a full orchestra. On Saturday, Mary will bring greetings from United Active Living – sponsors of the Sounds of the Season… View Article
Dec 8

Jim Dolph to Speak at Mount Royal’s Winter Fantasia Concert

Jim Dolph is an older adult who embraces life. If he isn’t attending a concert, he’s in the art studio painting, or taking in an exercise class. “I often don’t have time or energy for all of the things I would like to do!” he said. Jim will figure prominently… View Article
Dec 1

Extensive Programming Highlighted in Winter Program Guides

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Listening to an exceptionally talented pianist or putting paint brush to canvas highlight the extensive list of programs and activities available to residents who live at United’s two communities. United’s new program guides for Garrison Green and Fish Creek point to… View Article
Nov 24

Choosing to Live a United Life

When Conrad and Dorothy Irving decided to look for an older adult community, they were faced with a lot of choices. “We looked at four places before choosing a suite at United’s Fish Creek,” said Conrad. “My daughter is in the business of helping seniors to downsize and she suggested… View Article
Nov 16

Betty’s Story: The Importance of Community

Eighty-nine year old Betty Earle and her husband moved into United’s Garrison Green community seven years ago. They decided to make the move while they were healthy and independent. Betty is grateful for that decision because she is surrounded by friends and a community that has supported her during some… View Article