Often when an older couple considers downsizing, it usually means selling the family home and moving to a condo. But if their health changes, they may need to move again into a community that offers more assistance.
Couples who have moved to United’s Fish Creek West are finding that they have everything they need in one location, often removing the need to move twice.
Sharyn and Landis Krause are typical of a couple who skipped the interim move to a condo. You can read their story here.
The best time to think about making your life easier is when you aren’t facing a crisis; when you can take the time to weigh your options. Fish Creek West gives you a unique way to live your life that you may not have considered yet.
Fish Creek West is the first of its kind in Calgary. It provides you with the choice of elegant one bedroom, one bedroom plus den and two bedroom suites, some as large as 1,300 sq. ft. with many features beyond your expectations. No maintenance, no worries, everything is taken care of.
Ross and Eleanore Campbell were attracted to Fish Creek West because of its emphasis on independent living within an older adult community. You can read their story here.
Residents have access to the adjacent 30,000 sq. ft. of high quality amenities. Fine dining, a casual bistro, theatre, art studio and a stunning outdoor courtyard dotted with sculptures, a water feature, orchard, bocce ball court and putting green are all available to you.
Add to that the programs and activities, lifelong learning programs, art workshops, outings to galleries and a lot more. United’s signature Arts and Culture program features robust partnerships with leading organizations in the city. These partnerships not only take residents to concerts and lectures outside of the Fish Creek community, but bring artists into the community theatre for special concerts and workshops. You can also attend art classes guided by professional artists, hear lectures from visiting professors, choose from a variety of fitness programs or attend a concert by a world-renowned conductor.
Last summer, residents were treated to presentations by three world-class artists who developed artwork for the Fish Creek courtyard. You can view the video here.
One thing we often don’t think about when we are healthy and active is a possible future event in your later years that requires an unforeseen level of care. As a resident of Fish Creek West you can access services when you need them. Housekeeping, full meal service, nursing care – all are available when needed.
You also need to be aware of costs, and if the need for extra care should mount, the last thing you want to worry about is outliving your financial resources. Our exclusive Life Lease program helps ensure that future, unexpected needs can be met.
United’s Life Lease is a good option for many people. In many cases, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the family home covers the entrance fee, which then reduces the monthly lifestyle fees for the chosen suite.
“It’s important to us that residents feel at home,” said director Gail Hinchliffe. “As such, our Life Lease program, our lifestyle programs and activities, our five-star dining options with complete dining flexibility really promote that feeling of home, where the residents are in control. Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Pop into the bistro or dining room for a chef-inspired meal, or arrange takeout from the deli and enjoy the meal in your suite.”
Live life your way at Fish Creek West. Tours are available. Simply click the “contact us” link below and we would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
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