Jan 10

Fish Creek Residents Make University Student Feel At Home

“I’m getting more out of this than they are, for sure!” When 23-year-old Stephanie Wright saw an email from St. Mary’s University looking for students to live at United Active Living’s Fish Creek community for a semester, she jumped at the chance. “I lived in Chestermere, so the daily drive… View Article
Jan 3

What New Year’s Resolutions Are You Making?

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – James Sherman, author Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet? Most people at least think about change at this time of year. It could be… View Article
Dec 27

Merry Christmas Everyone!

United residents and staff put their Christmas creativity into high gear to create this year’s Christmas card. The card is based on a small village, created in clay that both staff and residents worked on. The village scene reflects the idea of a community that brings people together. It is a… View Article
Dec 20

Garrison Green, on Don Ethell Boulevard, Plays Host to Don Ethell

His Honour, Colonel (Retired), the Honourable Donald Ethell and Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Wright, vice-president of the Canadian Association of Veterans of U.N. Peacekeeping, recently spent an afternoon at United’s Garrison Green community. They were invited to give their unique perspective on the history of this area of Calgary that is currently… View Article
Dec 14

Garrison Green Resident Council Keeps Everyone Informed

An integral part of how United’s Garrison Green community operates is by encouraging and supporting resident involvement. Through the resident council, the residents are directly involved in how they live, the programs that are offered, the menu and meal choices and other day-to-day details as well. The council gives residents… View Article
Dec 6

United Champions New Approach to Cognitive Decline

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus, philosopher. United is championing a new approach to dementia care that promotes building relationships within the community. Every older adult community,… View Article
Nov 29

Creative Expression a Cornerstone of Life at United

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Listening to an exceptionally talented pianist or putting a paintbrush to canvas touch only a small part of the extensive list of programs that United offers residents at its two communities. United’s new winter program guides for Garrison Green and Fish… View Article
Nov 22

Stitching the Perfect Gift

“Someone once asked me how many balls of yarn I have. They’re still waiting for an answer. I’m still counting!” – Anonymous When 101 year old Madge McAdam retired from nursing in the early 80s, she decided that the tiny babies she was looking after needed hats to keep them… View Article
Nov 15

Imagine Life At Our Fish Creek Community

Moving into United’s Fish Creek community doesn’t mean giving up the things you enjoy doing. In fact, many residents find that their lives expand – new friends, new opportunities to learn, more socializing. If you or a family member are finding that living in the family home is no longer… View Article
Nov 8

Fish Creek Community – The Start of a Beautiful Friendship

“There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little bit better.” – Anonymous What began as a simple, friendly gesture has turned into a close friendship. “I was sitting down for dinner in the dining room, when… View Article