Aug 22

Friends And Family Impressed With Resident’s New Suite At Fish Creek West

When Diane Osberg moved into United’s Fish Creek West a month ago, she wanted to wake up on the morning of her birthday and look out over the expanse of green grass and trees that opens up onto Fish Creek Park. She lived in another older adult community, but fell… View Article
Aug 15

What Stage Of Life Are You In?

“The period between age 50 and elderly is best described as three overlapping periods, not defined by age.” – Dr. George Schofield, professor and author of How Do I Get There From Here? While we tend to think of our lives as defined by age, that can be misleading – just… View Article
Aug 8

Six Things To Ask Yourself When Choosing An Older Adult Community

The best time to research an older adult community either for yourself or a parent, is when you don’t need one. Time is on your side, and the pros and cons can be weighed without the stress of a time constraint. Searching when a crisis occurs not only limits your… View Article
Aug 1

United Enhances The Dining Experience

United Active Living has created a new dining experience leader position in its two Calgary communities to enhance the dining experience for residents and their guests throughout the day. United has always had a flexible dining philosophy – eat what you want, with whom you want and whenever you want…. View Article
Jul 25

Couple Finds United’s Fish Creek Community a Welcoming Home

Landis and Sharyn Kraus have lived at United Active Living’s Fish Creek community for two years, and they couldn’t be happier. The community offers a unique blend of lifestyles within a single community – independent living, assisted living and memory care options are available, as well as month-to-month rental and… View Article
Jul 19

Prominent Dementia Experts Support United’s Approach

United Active Living’s approach to dementia care has earned the endorsement of two dementia experts. Dr. Allen Power and Daniella Greenwood were in Calgary last week to work directly with staff at United’s Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities. They were also panelists at the public event, Dementia Re-Imagined: Continuing… View Article
Jul 12

Pancakes, sausages and…dancing dogs?

Serving breakfast for a hundred or more is nothing new for the chefs at United’s two communities. And when it comes to Stampede season, the breakfasts bring out the cowboy and cowgirl in all of us. Eggs, sausage or bacon, and pancakes and entertainment are traditional fare served for residents… View Article
Jul 4

Cello and Voice Bring an Emotional Tale to Life

Telling someone’s life story in an hour is a daunting task, but through a combination of narration and a cellist/singer who wrings an emotional performance from her instrument, a very unexpected and pleasing performance results. As part of United’s commitment to the arts, the Garrison Green community invited cellist Morag… View Article
Jun 27

Dr. Gerald Hankins: A Life of Giving and Caring

A wartime injury and a chance encounter with a well-wisher in a Scottish hospital combined to create a turning point in Dr. Gerald Hankins’ early life that transformed his approach to life and his medical career for the next 70 years. While serving as a radio navigator during the Second… View Article
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