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
Dec 17

Kinesiologists Deliver High Level of Service to Residents

United’s full-time Kinesiologists have expanded their one-on-one exercise programs to address increased demand and to support residents’ health while more formal exercise classes are suspended. The one-on-one programs are unique to United because they are tailored to residents’ specific needs and conducted by professional Kinesiologists, which many older adult communities… View Article
Dec 10

Colouring Book Brings Smiles to Horizon Housing’s Residents

Residents of United’s Fish Creek community are doing something special for the residents of Calgary’s Horizon Housing, which provides affordable homes to more than 1,100 low-income families and people with special needs. “The idea came from one of United’s residents who suggested that since United does so much for its… View Article
Dec 3

A Touch of French Cuisine Comes to United’s Garrison Green

Residents at United’s Garrison Green community are getting a taste of high-end dining with the arrival of chef Prasad Padte, who specializes in French cuisine. He arrived only a few weeks ago, but already his team’s dishes are getting rave reviews. Prasad grew up in Bombay, India, where he trained… View Article
Nov 27

Staying Connected to the Older Adult in Your Life

As health authorities predicted, a second wave of COVID-19 is causing a resurgence of cases in Alberta. Staying home is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus. But the resulting isolation presents its own complications. As we know, isolation is not healthy… View Article
Nov 19

New Concierge Gives Residents Something Extra

When Megan Angelini finished school in 2007, she went to work immediately for one of the most prestigious hotel brands in Canada, the Fairmont Group. “Fairmont is very customer focused,” said Megan. “It’s a luxury hotel brand that believes in turning an ordinary stay into something memorable.” Megan moved through… View Article
Nov 12

Residents Remember Those Who Served

Remembrance Day was a low key affair at United’s Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities but we were still able to honour those who served through several small gatherings at Garrison Green, which gave residents an opportunity to remember their friends or families, who served in the military, in a… View Article