Jan 31

Calgary Opera Wins Hearts of United’s Residents

United residents were treated this week to performances by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, and the singers – among the best in Canada – delivered a wide range of old and new arias and duets. “Each year we audition some 120 singers from across the country, and narrow that down to… View Article
Jan 24

5 Top Questions to Ask When Searching for an Older Adult Community

The best time to research an older adult community either for yourself or a parent, is when you don’t need one. Time is on your side, and the pros and cons can be weighed without the stress of a time constraint. Searching when a crisis occurs can limit your choices… View Article
Jan 17

Exercise and Active Programs Key for United Residents

As we get older it’s increasingly important to stay active. According to the World Health Organization physical activity can prevent the onset of impairments that lead to an increased risk for falls. “Our balance classes are very well attended,” said Felicia Agyekum, United’s kinesiologist at Fish Creek. Together with Jenn… View Article
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