Five advantages of living in a United Active Living community
Open houses are a great way to see and experience a community first hand, have a tour and ask questions. “I would tell people come and look, you’ll love it. It’s a wonderful place,” said resident Al Gething.
On March 18, for the first time in over two years, we’re opening our doors at United Active Living Fish Creek. The location is actually two communities purpose built to support a holistic and supportive experience of aging: Fish Creek West is designed for independent living with suites that include full kitchens, while Fish Creek North is designed for those who may be looking for extra assistance, or requiring memory care.
The open house is an opportunity to experience the vibrancy and connection that’s cultivated by well-designed gathering spaces and a philosophy focused on active living and lifelong learning.
Ralph Brinkhurst moved to United’s Fish Creek two years ago. “I liked the idea of the flexible dining opportunities and United’s partnerships with academic institutions. There are so many activities that keep my mind active. I like to learn something new every day and this place really caters to that and keeps me challenged,” said Ralph, who is a former research biologist with government and the private sector, and who has published a number of books on freshwater lakes and oceans. “The fitness facilities are very good, and the programming is excellent. My suite is stunning. I would strongly recommend looking at what United has to offer.”
1. Spacious suites that feel like home
United Active Living Fish Creek offers luxurious suites and varied amenities. Should you need a little extra support with quality living or memory care, consider a suite in Fish Creek North. Choose from studio, one bedroom, one bedroom plus den or two bedroom suites. Our à-la-carte wellness and care services mean you can choose the supports you need, without paying for the ones you don’t. And for a limited time, you may be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in incentives on select suites in Fish Creek North. Get more details here.
2. A place for connection
At United, employees and residents establish strong relationships that enrich each other’s lives. A community develops because of the people in it.
“I really like Fish Creek as a community. It’s one reason we moved here,” said Darlene McCulloch. She and her husband Pat moved to United Active Living Fish Creek three years ago. “There’s people around who we have a lot in common with, and it’s a very friendly place. We used to live in another place and had to find things to do on our own. Here, there’s a wide variety of programs and we’re constantly learning new things.”
3. Dining your way
One of the appreciated benefits of living at United is the freedom to choose what you eat, when to eat, and whom to dine with. Dining flexibility provides more opportunity to meet new friends, which deepens the sense of community. Dining options include our elegant dining room, our more casual bistro, our private dining room and in-suite catering.
4. Unbeatable programming
Here at United Active Living, we’re proud of our focus on creative expression and lifelong learning. Monthly program calendars are filled with one-of-a-kind experiences to stimulate the mind and body and provide an opportunity for constant learning. Political and history lectures, musical performances and outings to museums and art galleries are just a few regular programs on offer. Plus, our art studio is staffed by professional artists who can guide you through innovative approaches to art. Whether you’re new to clay or painting, or a lifelong artist looking to hone your craft, our studio is equipped with everything you’ll need to let the creative sparks fly.
United also proudly partners with a number of major arts and culture organizations in Calgary, which gives residents unique access to outside musical performances, plays, lectures and more, as well as performances in our communities.
Maintaining a healthy body is also important. That’s why we have professional kinesiologists on staff to work with you in group or one-on-one sessions that focus on strength and mobility.
5. Memory care reimagined
If you or a spouse is living with memory issues or a cognitive impairment, our unique United Minds service is designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment where seniors with dementia and other cognition challenges can enjoy a positive life experience.
Living with dementia does not mean you have to stop being who you are. No matter where you are on your dementia journey, you are still entitled and able to have new adventures, to make new friends and to learn new things. There are no locked wings at United. Instead, everyone is welcome to take part in everything we offer. We have designed our environments, our United Minds service and our specialized staff education to support you in maintaining your independence.
We can’t wait to meet you!
“We walked in the front door and as soon as we saw that wide open space, we said this looks like the place. And we’ve loved every minute of it,” said Al Gething.
While we can tell you about the unique aspects of our community, we are excited to show you at our upcoming open house March 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 51 Providence Boulevard SE, Calgary, adjacent to St. Mary’s University. For the health of all of our residents and employees, we will ask guests joining you to wear a mask and show proof of COVID vaccinations upon check-in.
For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Speak with one of our active living advisors about life in a United community. They can arrange tours of our Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities. If you know a friend or family member who could benefit from living in a United community, send them a link to our website or blog, or arrange a future visit. We are happy to help!