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, programs are offered around themes. The theme for March is the Winds of Change. In  April, the theme is Zen, and in May, the theme is the Victorian Era.

Hand-painted kite by resident Linda Bolton
Hand-painted kite by resident Linda Bolton

Along with the specialty programs pertaining to the themes, United communities offer regular ongoing programs that focus on health, community and creativity. Each guide contains more than 40 pages of interesting, informative and resident-focused programming.

“The programs and outings we offer residents are based on what the residents want,” said Kim Coulter, Fish Creek program development and creative expressions manager. “We work closely with our community partners to offer outings and in-house programs that residents find interesting, stimulating and educational. Some of the partnership highlights include talks by Calgary Philharmonic associate conductor Karl Hirzer and Calgary Opera conductor Kimberly-Ann Bartczak, and an in-house performance from the Calgary Jazz Orchestra.”

Outings to Calgary Philharmonic concerts, exhibitions at museums and art galleries, shows at the Calgary Opera and Lunchbox Theatre and more are offered regularly. In-house concerts and lectures are also regular opportunities and we have all manner of people and professions in to share their knowledge and talents with us. From Mount Royal University professors, members of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and the Calgary Civic Symphony, and lectures from local historians, there is truly something for everyone.

Ceramic works by resident Louise Dean
Ceramic works by resident Louise Dean

“Our partnership with Mount Royal University and the Conservatory brings residents a wide variety of performances that you won’t find anywhere else,” said Monica Schmidt, program development coordinator, Garrison Green. “For instance, in March alone we’ll enjoy a performance from Mount Royal’s speech arts and drama students, a lecture by an expert in Greek and Roman studies, a concert from the Arioso Children’s Choir and a question and answer period with political science professor Duane Bratt. United has almost a dozen community partners that provide residents with a wide variety of experiences. Over the next three months, residents will have a large number of programs to choose from that promote lifelong learning, music, art, education and community connections.”

If you’re considering a move to an older adult community, lifestyle options are an important part of your decision. Take a look through the program guides and you’ll see that United offers something truly unique and exciting.

Here are the links to the guides for Fish Creek and Garrison Green.

Do 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 tour. We are happy to help! 

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Photos by United Active Living. Video by Sherana Productions.