Oct 22

Working with Clay to Produce Something Unique

Residents at United’s Garrison Green community put their creativity to work last weekend by using clay to create small fairy houses. A fairy house is a whimsical home for fairies, and provides an interesting decoration for the yard or home. “We went with fairy houses because they are small and… View Article
Oct 15

Thanksgiving Dinner a Work of Art for United’s Chefs

Thanksgiving is a special time of year for residents at United’s two communities. That goes for the chefs and serving employees who gave Thanksgiving dinner a little something special. Fish Creek chef Jayson Quimpo and his team worked hard to prepare a traditional meal but with a special flare. “This… View Article
Oct 8

Furry Four-Footed Friends Add to Life at United

When Pat and Darlene McCulloch were searching for an older adult community, one of their priorities was to bring their two cats with them. “There are so many places where pets aren’t allowed, which means someone has to to give up part of their family to move in,” said Darlene…. View Article
Oct 2

The Six Top Questions To Ask Yourself When Looking for an Older Adult Community

It is important when looking for retirement options that you can continue to live your current lifestyle while knowing you are able to plan for continuing care should you need it. Our Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities offer a wide range of floor plans and amenities, unique programming, our… View Article
Sep 24

Kera Redlack: a Personal Approach to Wellness

Kera Redlack, United’s new director of health and wellness, brings a wealth of experience to United’s residents. She has worked in long-term care, acute care and continuing care over her 12 years as a nurse. But working at United has presented Kera with a whole new way of looking at… View Article
Sep 17

Ann Haessel’s Artwork Featured by Montreal Clothing Company

“The call came out of the blue. It was a complete surprise!” Calgary artist Ann Haessel has been creating unique, colourful abstract art pieces since 1982. Her work includes hand embroidery, quilting, and a wide variety of mixed media consisting of layers of fabric, which are sewn, burned and embellished… View Article
Sep 10

Harpist Brings Her Music to United’s Residents

Musician Gianetta Baril brought her internationally renowned harp performance to United’s residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities this week. Gianetta, who is a harp teacher at the Mount Royal Conservatory, played from her custom-fitted van using a sound system to ensure residents could hear every note. She… View Article
Sep 3

THIRD ACTion Film Festival Promotes Positive Aging

United’s partnership with the THIRD ACTion Film Festival fits perfectly with United’s focus on eliminating ageism and promoting positive, creative aging. Residents were treated this week to a sneak peek at two films that are part of the festival. The THIRD ACTion Film Festival in Calgary is to be held… View Article
Aug 27

Recycling Project Raises Awareness

An exhibition in the Fish Creek art gallery is raising awareness about the ever increasing need to recycle plastics and to stop the throw away, convenience-based culture supported by production of single-use plastics. Using an aquatic theme, a variety of plastics were repurposed into sculptures including a large sea turtle… View Article
Aug 21

Residents Take a Swing at Mini-Golf Obstacle Course

Fish Creek residents collaborated with art studio employees to create a unique art project that is more than par for the course. For several weeks, the art studio facilitators at Fish Creek worked with residents to create a mini-golf obstacle course set up on the courtyard’s putting green. Using scraps… View Article