Oct 2

The Six Top Questions To Ask Yourself When Looking for an Older Adult Community

It is important when looking for retirement options that you can continue to live your current lifestyle while knowing you are able to plan for continuing care should you need it. Our Garrison Green and Fish Creek communities offer a wide range of floor plans and amenities, unique programming, our… View Article
Sep 24

Kera Redlack: a Personal Approach to Wellness

Kera Redlack, United’s new director of health and wellness, brings a wealth of experience to United’s residents. She has worked in long-term care, acute care and continuing care over her 12 years as a nurse. But working at United has presented Kera with a whole new way of looking at… View Article
Sep 17

Ann Haessel’s Artwork Featured by Montreal Clothing Company

“The call came out of the blue. It was a complete surprise!” Calgary artist Ann Haessel has been creating unique, colourful abstract art pieces since 1982. Her work includes hand embroidery, quilting, and a wide variety of mixed media consisting of layers of fabric, which are sewn, burned and embellished… View Article
Sep 10

Harpist Brings Her Music to United’s Residents

Musician Gianetta Baril brought her internationally renowned harp performance to United’s residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities this week. Gianetta, who is a harp teacher at the Mount Royal Conservatory, played from her custom-fitted van using a sound system to ensure residents could hear every note. She… View Article
Sep 3

THIRD ACTion Film Festival Promotes Positive Aging

United’s partnership with the THIRD ACTion Film Festival fits perfectly with United’s focus on eliminating ageism and promoting positive, creative aging. Residents were treated this week to a sneak peek at two films that are part of the festival. The THIRD ACTion Film Festival in Calgary is to be held… View Article
Aug 27

Recycling Project Raises Awareness

An exhibition in the Fish Creek art gallery is raising awareness about the ever increasing need to recycle plastics and to stop the throw away, convenience-based culture supported by production of single-use plastics. Using an aquatic theme, a variety of plastics were repurposed into sculptures including a large sea turtle… View Article
Aug 21

Residents Take a Swing at Mini-Golf Obstacle Course

Fish Creek residents collaborated with art studio employees to create a unique art project that is more than par for the course. For several weeks, the art studio facilitators at Fish Creek worked with residents to create a mini-golf obstacle course set up on the courtyard’s putting green. Using scraps… View Article
Aug 13

United’s Residents Engaged in Political Discussions

When Duane Bratt holds a political discussion, there is sure to be a full house. That was the case this week when Duane, who is a professor of political science at Mount Royal University (MRU), brought his knowledge of politics in two sessions to the residents of United’s Fish Creek… View Article
Aug 6

Music Appreciation Program Returns with a Twist

United’s popular Music Appreciation program is back after a hiatus of almost five months due to COVID. But rather than an in-person program, Zoom was used to connect Jill LaForty, United’s music director, with residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green. Jill set up the Music Appreciation program about… View Article
Jul 31

New Order Gives Families More Opportunity to Visit

“We’re very happy that the visitor guidelines have been loosened,” said Debra Croteau, daughter of Garrison Green resident Del Croteau. “We all want to keep mom safe, but the visitor restrictions have been very difficult for the family.” Last week, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued Order 29-2020, which… View Article