United’s Spring Program Guides Open New Avenues of Expression
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 next three months. Each month, programs are offered around themes. The theme for March is Spark Curiosity. In April, the theme is A World of Possibilities, and in May, Celebrating Our Humanity.
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 30 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 conductor Karl Hirzer and an in-house performance by Honens Laureate Roberto Plano. One very interesting program will be a makeup and costume demonstration by Calgary Opera.”
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 a wide range of people and professions 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.
“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, we’ll enjoy a performance from Mount Royal’s speech arts and drama students, a CPO performance, a concert from the Kantorei Choir and a performance by members of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra. 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.
Photos by Calgary Jazz Orchestra, Calgary Opera. Videos by Sherana Productions.
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To learn more about life at United’s Fish Creek community, watch this short video.
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