Living an Independent Lifestyle at United’s Fish Creek

Ross and Ellenore Campbell moved into United’s Fish Creek community almost four years ago. They chose to make the move while they were healthy and active, and couldn’t be happier.

The idea of independent living in a retirement community was a concept new to us. We had that old idea that the only reason to move was because you had a serious health issue but when we found out about living independently at United, we were keen to find out more.

Ellenore Campbell

Ross and Ellenore in their suite at Fish Creek

Ross and Ellenore in their suite at Fish Creek

We spoke to Ross and Ellenore and two of their daughters two years ago about their move, and today, everyone is as enthusiastic as ever about their decision. 

When they first saw their suite at Fish Creek West, they were sold. But choosing a suite that met their needs was only part of the equation. The benefit to their lifestyle was the other.

At the time, we knew about the programming but it was the variety and depth that really impressed us. We discovered a whole new world and a whole new social life.

We enjoy the variety of entertainment in the theatre, including an introduction to classical music, and we find the discussions about politics and world affairs with MRU professor Duane Bratt very stimulating.

It opened up possibilities that we hadn’t expected.

- Ellenore Campbell

“We didn’t realize how good it was going to be,” added Ross. “One of the big benefits is that should our health situation change, there is assisted living right here in the same community so we can remain with our friends. We are very comfortable with our decision.”

Their five children remain enthusiastic about their decision.

Arleen Yee

Arleen Yee, Daugter of Ross and Ellenore

It was an outstanding move for them. The support from employees has been above and beyond. We are eternally grateful for the support they have received. It has given us peace of mind knowing that they are safe and cared for.

-  Arleen Yee

When they started looking into independent living, Ross said that one of their friends who had moved into a retirement community earlier gave them a piece of advice that guided their decision. 

We should ask ourselves whether we would feel proud to live here, and would we be proud to have family and friends visit, and if the answer is a resounding yes, then it’s the right decision. There is no question this was the right choice.

-  Ross Campbell

Like Ross and Ellenore have, 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.

Speak with an Active Living Advisor at either Fish Creek or Garrison Green to better understand the benefits of living in a United community.

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

Give us a call or visit our information pages below to learn more!

United Active Living's Garrison Green

3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3E 0C9

United Active Living's Fish Creek

51 Providence Boulevard SE
Calgary, AB T2X 0X2

"I’m thankful that I’m here"

I’m thankful that I’m here. If I was in my own home, I wouldn’t be going anywhere. I would be quite concerned being on my own, but I don’t feel that here.

"applauded for going above and beyond"

The employees are to be applauded for going above and beyond to help to keep a positive environment. Today, there are more programs opening up, more exercise classes and more programs in the theatre.


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