Programming and Tours Resume at Fish Creek!

Alberta Health Services has given the green light to lifting some of the restrictions at Fish Creek and allowing the safe and gradual restart of programming, fitness classes, bistro and dining room meal services and more socializing with other residents. 

Community tours are once again being planned so prospective residents can get a better feel for what living at United is all about!

This week, residents will be able to participate in Jill LaForty’s music appreciation programs, exercise sessions, and programs in the art studio – even book appointments at the hair salon. Last week, dining was once again available in the bistro and dining room.

Pottery workshop at Fish Creek

We’re so excited! The professional artists are particularly excited to again get back to what their passion is and that’s delivering very high quality art programs to the residents.

Kim Coulter, Fish Creek Program Development and Creative Expressions Manager

The programs are restarting in a slow, safe fashion, with a gradual increase over the coming weeks. 

For instance, while we are restarting group exercise programs, the groups will be kept small and we will have several sessions in a day to accommodate everyone. The same goes for music appreciation and programs in the art studio. The rollout will be slow with all of the necessary protocols in place to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone.

- Kim Coulter, Fish Creek Program Development and Creative Expressions Manager

"Opening the dining room and bistro again was a very special event,” said concierge Megan Angelini. “Since November, meals were delivered to residents’ suites, so it’s really nice to see them open again yet still following the protocols such as social distancing.”

Megan Angelini

Megan is finalizing a few programs such as TED Talks, an audible book club and developing a knitting hour once a week for the Fish Creek West residents.

I’ve taken up knitting, so I’m planning to get together with a few residents and knit hats to be donated to the Mustard Seed. People are so excited to be getting back to something approaching normal. Being able to get out and visit with their neighbours in a safe way has been really exciting for our residents!

- Megan Angelini

Prospective residents who are interested in moving into Fish Creek also have the opportunity now to take personal tours.

We have quite a long list of people who are interested in the community. We’re being very careful with how we approach this. We’re restricting the number of people who can come in a single group, and we’re arranging tours on off hours to avoid the busy meal times. Those coming in will be screened, temperature checked and masked.

- Daphne Reid, Active Living Advisor at Fish Creek

Daphne said that while virtual video tours have helped people understand what’s available, it’s not the same as being there.

People need to see the community and the suites in person to get a true feel for what their lifestyle will be like. We’re over the moon with being able to offer tours once again. 

It’s all about the personal connection and we’re so pleased to be able to return to connecting with prospective residents in person.”

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.

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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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