Apr 18

Music: A Reflection of our Times

Music has a big impact on our lives. Not only are songs memorable, but they often carry a social message. “Music has always been a vehicle for reflecting political or social issues of the day. Medieval songs – even nursery rhymes – were often used to express a political or… View Article
Apr 11

Fish Creek Open House Brought Couple To Their New Home

“We fell in love with it right away!” Inger Copland, who lives with husband Bill Fennell at United’s Fish Creek West, recalls the day they visited the Fish Creek community during an open house in 2016. “Bill and I had been talking about making a move from our home, but… View Article
Apr 4

Living An Independent Life at Fish Creek West

Older adults who have been living in the family home for many years may want to reassess their lifestyle by asking some basic questions. Does my home fit the lifestyle I would like to have? Is my house just a big to-do list? Is there too much house to look… View Article
Mar 28

“We Have a Great Network of Friends Here!”

Jean and Dean Geddes have lived at United’s Fish Creek community for less than a year. They moved to Fish Creek West because the suite they chose was a perfect fit for their lifestyle. “I’m a professional painter and find the north light is just perfect for my home studio,”… View Article
Mar 21

Renowned Artist Ann Haessel Raises Money for Charity in Latest Show

“I didn’t know I could be an artist until 1982!” Ann Haessel produces extraordinary work. Her latest show, which is on at the lower gallery at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary until March 27, displays more than 80 pieces that are for sale, with profits going to the Rotary Club… View Article
Mar 14

Weaving Words of Wisdom Project Brings Students and Older Adults Together

“I’ve often thought about writing my life story, so when this project came up I jumped at it,” said Fish Creek resident Gordon Schnell. Gordon, along with his wife Jeanne were partnered with two students from St. Mary’s University in a year-long life writing project called Weaving Words of Wisdom:… View Article
Mar 7

United’s Spring Program Guides Offer Unique Musical and Educational Experiences

United’s Spring Program Guides are now available for downloading or viewing on our website (see links below). Created for each of the Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities, the guides reflect the dozens of programs and outings available to residents over the course of the next three months. Each month,… View Article
Feb 28

When Staff and Residents Come Together as Friends

Residents and staff at United’s Fish Creek community have created close working relationships that have evolved, in many cases, into meaningful friendships. While employees are traditionally seen as separate from residents because of their role, many staff at United find themselves becoming an integral part of a family’s inner circle… View Article
Feb 21

Music Brings Up Memories Through AMEF Partnership

Music has a way of bringing up memories. That was the idea behind the latest Alberta Heritage Music Project between United Active Living and the Alberta Music Education Foundation (AMEF), which brought residents and students together at United’s Garrison Green community. United and AMEF signed a partnership agreement last year that encourages… View Article
Feb 14

The Grey Cup Comes to Garrison Green

“It’s absolutely great. People live their whole lives without seeing the cup. This is my first time and I’m thrilled!” Garrison Green resident Ed Eisler summed up the sentiment of the residents who were excited to get an up close and personal view of the Grey Cup. Rogers Lehew, who… View Article