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
Jul 23

Art Studios Open as Programming Expands

One of the centrepieces of United’s programming, the art studios, are welcoming residents back after being closed because of COVID for about five months. The studios are a welcoming home for budding – and professional – artists who can enjoy bright, well-stocked spaces for their creative projects. All residents are… View Article
Jul 16

Wise Words From Our Residents During COVID-19

Our residents interests and passions have always helped us create the community atmosphere, programming and services here at United and we feel privileged to have our residents’ knowledge, expertise and life experiences to draw upon. With life experience comes wisdom. Our residents have lived through war, depression and other challenges. So what… View Article
Jul 10

Enjoying the Stampede Spirit at United’s Communities

Official Stampede festivities have been cancelled for the first time in almost a century, but that’s not stopping residents from enjoying the Stampede spirit. The Stampede events this week were all planned with social distancing in mind, and in line with the Calgary Stampede’s slogan “Community spirit cannot be cancelled”…. View Article
Jul 3

Canada Day Celebrated at United’s Communities

Residents at United’s two communities celebrated Canada Day and found new ways to create lasting memories. At Garrison Green, residents collaborated on a large artwork banner that was strung from the second floor balcony. A musical group, the Awesome Brothers, played Canadian songs and invited residents to sing along from… View Article
Jun 26

Resumption of Dinner Service Marked by Special Father’s Day Dinner

Dinner was a special occasion at United Active Living’s two communities to not only celebrate Father’s Day but also mark the resumption of dinner service – the first time dinner has been formally served in the dining rooms since early March when  COVID  limited dining room and bistro services. “I… View Article
Jun 19

United Takes First Steps to Restart Programs and Services

After more than three months of limited movement and socializing, residents at United’s two communities are enjoying the safe and gradual relaunch of programming, fitness classes, bistro and dining room meal services and more socializing with other residents – while adhering to the guidelines and orders as set out by… View Article
Jun 11

Student Art Project Supports Residents, Employees

Students at two universities have painted cards of support for residents and employees at United’s Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities. This week, the students dropped them off. “Students from Mount Royal University [Calgary] and Emily Carr University [Vancouver] came together to paint and design the cards. [The students] and… View Article
Jun 4

Musicians Find a Unique Way to Perform for Residents

When it’s not possible for residents to get out to watch a musical performance, why not bring the performance to the residents? That’s what happened Monday when three of Calgary’s top Jazz players came to United’s Fish Creek and Garrison Green residences for a parade of New Orleans-style favourites and… View Article