Furry Addition a Big Hit at Garrison Green

A new resident at United’s Garrison Green is winning the hearts of residents with its floppy ears and soft fur.

An employee found the bunny in her backyard, but after repeated attempts to find the owner, decided to make Garrison Green the rabbit’s new home.

Each resident has their own affectionate name for her, but the most common name we use for her is GG, after our beloved community Garrison Green.

She brings so much joy to our studio, and even residents who don’t normally frequent the studio have been coming just to visit with GG and see what she’s up to.

Maddison Klein , Creative Facilitator at United’s Garrison Green

Resident Ron Fraser gets to know GG.

Resident Ron Fraser gets to know GG.

She was taken to the vet to be sure she was healthy, then brought to live in the art studio. She is between one and two years of age.

And she’s been a big hit since.

GG is so soft and cuddly, I think it’s a great idea to have her around. We had kangaroos here one day and people really enjoyed them. I think people really enjoy seeing and holding the animals.

- Ron Fraser, Garrison Green Resident

What does GG do all day? She loves to hop around and hide behind canvases, rearrange her bed to be just so, and is constantly flopping over to take naps in various areas of the studio.

She’s a great source of company for our residents who spend a lot of time working on self-directed projects, and is constantly hopping around the studio visiting everyone. The residents are really enjoying spending time with her.

Animals are always a big hit in our community and several residents have pets in their suites, so it wasn’t a hard decision to bring GG into Garrison as a permanent resident.

- Maddison Klein , Creative Facilitator at United’s Garrison Green

Resident Kay Shimbashi spends some quality time with GG.

Resident Kay Shimbashi spends some quality time with GG.

Residents just want to hang out with GG, and for residents who are less mobile, GG visits them in their suites. Word has travelled quickly and even family members have been coming down to visit and give her love as well

The creative facilitators have recently found notes left by some residents sharing their love for GG, and even bringing vegetables for her. Her favourite food? Cauliflower!

United is a pet-friendly community. If you would like more information about moving to a United community with your pet, contact one of our senior living advisors who would be pleased to answer your questions.

This month we amplify our educational strategies around fall prevention for the residents to participate in. There are different levels of mobility in our community so we offer a variety of programs to address this, ranging from physical challenges and assessments to educational and game-style learning so all residents can be involved. They know how important preventing a fall is so they are eager to engage in the activities and discussion,” said Heather.

Wondering if a Retirement Living Community like United Active Living is right for you or a loved one?

  • United's residences are perfect for you if you love being creative, enjoy lifelong learning, and experiencing new things.
  • United's residences are perfect for you if you do not want to be defined by your medical conditions, but rather want to live life on your terms - focused on your strengths, abilities and interests.

Here is what our residents say about living at one of United Active Living's residences:

Trudy Martin

...two steps below heaven.

Living at Garrison Green is like two steps below heaven. It really really is. Everything is provided.

- Trudy Martin | Resident

Sharyn Krause

We never separate couples based on their medical needs.

"We are completely satisfied that United Active Living will be providing for us as a couple. We can be independent if we like to. And we can have assistance if we like to. But we can go through it together."

- Sharyn & Landis Krause | Residents

Diane Osberg

...the level of lifelong learning experience

"When I saw the level of lifelong learning experience that United offered, it only took me a week to decide that this was a place I wanted to live."

- Diane Osberg | Resident

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3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3E 0C9

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51 Providence Boulevard SE
Calgary, AB T2X 0X2

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