For many, the common perception is that a move to an older adult community is synonymous with a move into assisted living. That idea is changing. Today’s older adults want more in their later years, and United Active Living communities deliver.
In particular, United’s Fish Creek community offers independence, an active lifestyle and affordability. Fish Creek West combines the benefits of living in an active community while maintaining an independent lifestyle.
Gordon and Jeanne Schnell both 84, and their dog Briggs moved into Fish Creek West from Sidney, B.C. “We retired there 11 years ago, but our family is in Calgary so that was an important consideration in our decision to move back,” said Gordon.
“Many of our residents are moving from a community where they have raised children and grandchildren, growing roots for decades,” said active living coordinator Adrienne Wedding. “The connections they have made and that sense of belonging is something that builds gradually over time. United Active Living’s Fish Creek West building offers the independent lifestyle for the independent senior, yet the opportunity to engage in a community is at your fingertips. United communities are designed to physically bring people together. Connected by an indoor walkway, our independent living residents have access to amenities that were built with well-being, comfort and safety in mind.”
Gordon and Jean were attracted by United’s unique Life Lease program that offers affordability and financial peace of mind. “I’ve done a lot of research into life leases, and United’s had a number of advantages that appealed to us,” said Gordon. “Everything is covered in the monthly fee, and the fee was priced right. When we compared it to what we would pay in a house or condo, the costs were about the same. Plus we have access to all the activities, music programs and the art studio. We were attracted to it right from the beginning.”
The Fish Creek community is a place where residents can grow and thrive. “Thinking about the future, our Fish Creek West residents have access to specialized health care and cognitive support as part of our community should the time come. Planting your roots with United, you may never have to move again,” said Adrienne.
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