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
Jun 7

United Minds: A Life Affirming and Meaningful Program for People Living with Dementia

Living with dementia is life changing and everyone experiences the journey differently. Regardless of having a diagnosis, people with dementia deserve to have a good quality of life, whatever that may look like for them. United Minds is a service offered at United communities for residents living with memory loss… View Article
May 31

Summer Program Guides Offer Wealth of Activities

“Coming to a place like this where there are so many options, it’s just awesome!” – Resident Hertha Reich United’s summer program guides are out for both Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities. Each contains over 30 pages of programs and ongoing activities that make living in the two communities fun and… View Article
May 24

Growing and Thriving As We Age

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Author Henry David Thoreau As the population ages, and is staying healthy longer into their later years, older adults are looking for lifestyles that support their interests. Health, community and creativity are the new expectations of those in their… View Article
May 17

Opening New Creative Channels Through United’s Programs and Activities

When Ross and Ellenore Campbell moved into their suite at United’s Fish Creek West, they were taken immediately by the depth of the available activities, especially in the areas of music and art. “Ross has really taken to the art studio,” said Ellenore. “He practically lives there!” Before they moved,… View Article
May 11

Nursing Care Puts People First

A major consideration when thinking about moving to an older adult community is the quality of health care offered should you need medical support. United’s approach is very different than what you might find in other communities. “We focus on the resident as a person,” said Nicole Kendall, director of… View Article
May 3

Don’t Let Scammers Take Advantage of You

One resident gave money online to what she thought was going to support the families of the Humboldt hockey bus accident. Another has received several phone calls from Revenue Canada demanding payment of taxes. What do these have in common? They are both scams. While the initial fundraiser for the… View Article
Apr 26

Dianne McDermid: An Active Life Begins a New Chapter

“When one door closes, another opens” – Alexander Graham Bell Dianne McDermid lives an active life. At 74, she hikes, bikes, dances and travels. She was instrumental in supporting Gail Hinchliffe’s philosophy behind United Active Living and the person-centred philosophy that is the focus of everything United does. Gail met… View Article
Apr 19

Combining Storytelling with Music Strikes a Chord

Combining music with storytelling is the premise behind a new project between United and the Alberta Music Education Foundation (AMEF) that brought residents and students together at two performances at United communities. United and AMEF recently signed a partnership agreement that encourages the use of music to add a new… View Article