Aug 17

United’s Art Studios: Touching Our Creative Side

“Creativity is important at all times in our lives,” said Sage Wheeler, a creative facilitator at United Active Living. “I’d call it a function of being human. So accessing our deeper creative selves can be healing. It’s something I think we could all use more of, but for older adults… View Article
Aug 10

Fish Creek’s Resident Council: Giving Residents a Voice

When residents live in a community it’s important that they have a voice in how they live, the programs that are offered, the meals and the other details that make up their new home. United’s two communities were created with a commitment to supporting Resident Councils. The council at United’s… View Article
Aug 2

Letting Go: One Man’s Journey

This week’s article is written by United resident, Jim Dolph. Always optimistic, Jim has shown many fellow residents and our staff a different way of looking at life. Having lost a son and his wife, Jim says that death should be accepted as a natural part of life. Jim talks about… View Article
Jul 26

Pandas! An Exciting Part of United’s Active Programming

Spend a few minutes watching the panda bears in their new home at the Calgary Zoo and you know why they are a crowd favourite. Cute and playful, people of any age are drawn to them. That’s why it was a special treat for residents to spend time at the… View Article
Jul 19

Music, Laughter and All That Jazz

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people.” – Roy Ayers, American funk, soul and jazz composer United continues to connect music to people by partnering with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra to expand the wide range of music available to residents of the two communities. The Calgary Jazz… View Article
Jul 12

United’s Stampede Breakfasts: Family Fun Western Style

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 are traditional fare. Add in a healthy dose… View Article
Jul 5

United’s Innovative Approach to Wellness Gets Boost with New Director

“Social innovation thrives on collaboration; on doing things with others, rather than just to them or for them.” – Geoff Mulgan, National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts Innovation and collaboration are two important words in the vocabulary of United Active Living’s new director of quality enhancement and innovation…. View Article
Jun 28

Choosing United for All the Right Reasons

When Ross and Ellenore Campbell made the decision to move out of their family home, they wanted to be confident their next move would be the right choice for their lifestyle. United’s Fish Creek community stood out as a perfect fit for the couple who sought to continue living full… View Article
Jun 21

Lunchbox Theatre Partnership Brings Theatre to United’s Residents

Lunchbox Theatre and United Active Living have signed a partnership that will bring special talks and a full production, complete with sets and costumes into United’s Fish Creek community. “We have many successful partnerships that promotes United’s philosophy to promote creative expression in all of its forms,” said United’s music… View Article
Jun 15

Project Inspire Encourages Community and Creativity

When people get together to discuss issues and create art, the result can often be inspiring. That was the basis for Project Inspire, a collaborative project involving older adults from United Active Living, the United Way, LINKAges and the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association. For the past year, the project… View Article