Dec 17

Kinesiologists Deliver High Level of Service to Residents

United’s full-time Kinesiologists have expanded their one-on-one exercise programs to address increased demand and to support residents’ health while more formal exercise classes are suspended. The one-on-one programs are unique to United because they are tailored to residents’ specific needs and conducted by professional Kinesiologists, which many older adult communities… View Article
Dec 10

Colouring Book Brings Smiles to Horizon Housing’s Residents

Residents of United’s Fish Creek community are doing something special for the residents of Calgary’s Horizon Housing, which provides affordable homes to more than 1,100 low-income families and people with special needs. “The idea came from one of United’s residents who suggested that since United does so much for its… View Article
Dec 3

A Touch of French Cuisine Comes to United’s Garrison Green

Residents at United’s Garrison Green community are getting a taste of high-end dining with the arrival of chef Prasad Padte, who specializes in French cuisine. He arrived only a few weeks ago, but already his team’s dishes are getting rave reviews. Prasad grew up in Bombay, India, where he trained… View Article
Nov 27

Staying Connected to the Older Adult in Your Life

As health authorities predicted, a second wave of COVID-19 is causing a resurgence of cases in Alberta. Staying home is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus. But the resulting isolation presents its own complications. As we know, isolation is not healthy… View Article
Nov 19

New Concierge Gives Residents Something Extra

When Megan Angelini finished school in 2007, she went to work immediately for one of the most prestigious hotel brands in Canada, the Fairmont Group. “Fairmont is very customer focused,” said Megan. “It’s a luxury hotel brand that believes in turning an ordinary stay into something memorable.” Megan moved through… View Article
Nov 12

Residents Remember Those Who Served

Remembrance Day was a low key affair at United’s Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities but we were still able to honour those who served through several small gatherings at Garrison Green, which gave residents an opportunity to remember their friends or families, who served in the military, in a… View Article
Oct 29

Drawing on Halloween Traditions

Residents at United’s Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities revived their Halloween traditions this week, decorating the communities, dressing up, and taking a stab at pumpkin carving and painting. The art studios at both communities supplied the pumpkins and paints, letting inspiration guide the final products, which were absolutely gourd-geous…. View Article
Oct 22

Working with Clay to Produce Something Unique

Residents at United’s Garrison Green community put their creativity to work last weekend by using clay to create small fairy houses. A fairy house is a whimsical home for fairies, and provides an interesting decoration for the yard or home. “We went with fairy houses because they are small and… View Article
Oct 15

Thanksgiving Dinner a Work of Art for United’s Chefs

Thanksgiving is a special time of year for residents at United’s two communities. That goes for the chefs and serving employees who gave Thanksgiving dinner a little something special. Fish Creek chef Jayson Quimpo and his team worked hard to prepare a traditional meal but with a special flare. “This… View Article
Oct 8

Furry Four-Footed Friends Add to Life at United

When Pat and Darlene McCulloch were searching for an older adult community, one of their priorities was to bring their two cats with them. “There are so many places where pets aren’t allowed, which means someone has to to give up part of their family to move in,” said Darlene…. View Article