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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Garrison Green by United Active Living 

3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 0C9
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$4,425
Suites:
124 suites (2-bed, Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den)

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Our Perspective

How we see Garrison Green by United Active Living

Garrison Green is a move into a new way of life for seniors, one that renews their love of living. Seniors here truly are active—and enjoy being so—because there are so many different things for them to do. You see seniors here who are obviously enjoying the life they live together. Family members and residents are glowing in their praise of the vibrant life here. It's a place that brings out the best in people.

Active living truly is a communal experience at Garrison Green. People discover new passions here thanks to the many in-house programs. That includes art classes, fitness programs, and in-house classes and presentations by Mount Royal University. Garrison Green is positively vibrant with music, including performances by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Honens, and the Calgary Jazz Orchestra.

It’s a community where you want to join in, no matter what your abilities. People here enjoy learning something new every day. You’ll also see people who just love making new friends or deepening current friendships in the lounges and shared spaces here. The United Minds program integrates those who are living in memory care. This is not only beneficial for those with dementia but everyone here becomes part of an integrated community and can spread love to those dealing with dementia. As one senior here says, “There’s just a wonderful feeling of community here.” Staff here are a big part of that community; they administer care with genuine care and love.

On top of all of that—or perhaps a deeper aspect of all that—dining here is restaurant quality. Does life get any better than eating well together with good people? We’re also very impressed with the size of the suites at Garrison Green. These are actually spacious apartments that people quickly come to love as their new home.

All told it's an example of how private ownership foments unique programming that enriches people's lives. It’s the true state of the art in senior living, and senior living is an art, as seen in Garrison Green. Many of the people you hear from here will tell you that moving in was an excellent decision and has been a wonderful experience.

Community’s Perspective

How Garrison Green by United Active Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

At United Active Living, we pride ourselves on being a place where older adults can experience new firsts every day. We actively build and foster community, tailoring programs and services to your interests to cultivate authentic connections among neighbours and with our friendly and talented team. There’s no such thing as a standard experience at United - we deliver unique experiences based on what you want to see and do. From certified kinesiologists to professionally trained artists, opportunities for active living and creative expression are around every corner. We also build meaningful experiences through established partnerships with organizations like the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Lunchbox Theatre, Mount Royal University, Honens, Calgary Jazz Orchestra and many more. Our monthly program calendar is unmatched. United delivers a leading approach to memory care - United Minds - which integrates individuals living with dementia or cognitive impairment into our community and focuses on the unique abilities and interests of each person rather than limitations. In our community, couples and individuals thrive. We complement our program and service offerings with larger-than-average suites with your choice of kitchen or kitchenette and convenient amenities like underground parking, a la carte dining, and in-suite laundry. United Active Living is committed to transforming your experience of aging. We can't wait to meet you.

  • Opened in: 2008
  • Ownership: Private.
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

At United Active Living, doing things differently is our way of life.

When it comes to engaging programs, we set the bar higher, investing in professionals to deliver world-class arts and culture experiences, care, and fitness programs tailored to your needs and interests.

Couples value our integrated approach to memory care, which means they can stay together longer - even if their care needs differ.

With dining from 7am to 7pm, featuring an all day menu and chef-curated daily features, United offers an exceptional dining experience and meals unmatched in quality and variety.

Doing things differently, combined with a passionate team, spacious suites, and exciting amenities and services make life here truly special.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

We know the decision to move can be significant and our team is here to support you every step of the way. Our Active Living Advisors are here to welcome you, introduce you to life at United, and share the essentials as you settle in.

Our Resident Ambassador and Resident Experience Team, including Concierge, are the friendly faces who will introduce you to neighbours and ensure you know about all that’s on offer: weekly menus, monthly program calendars, and daily reminders of the day’s programs and excursions.

As your needs change, our United Cares team is here to ensure you can access the level of care that’s right for you.

Our team is passionate about ensuring you feel at home. We can’t wait to meet you!

How are residents supported if their needs change?

Garrison Green by United Active Living has not responded to this question yet.

Under what conditions would you advise someone against choosing your community?

Garrison Green by United Active Living has not responded to this question yet.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Expectations are often surpassed when residents experience all that's on offer at United Active Living. From the variety and quality of programs to the professional delivery of care and services, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional experiences every day.

We know our approach to memory care is unique and while many have not experienced our integrated model, it's another differentiating feature that’s often met by pleasant surprise at how it contributes to the vibrancy of our communities.

And finally, our team. We go above and beyond to find talented and passionate professionals to deliver programs, care, and services. According to our resident satisfaction survey, our people are a defining factor of life at United.

How will your community change in the next five years?

Garrison Green by United Active Living has not responded to this question yet.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. Bright and spacious suites
Larger-than-average suites, a variety of suite types and a choice of full kitchens or kitchenettes.

2. Convenient amenities
Underground parking, in-suite laundry, 7am to 7pm a la carte dining, and 24/7 care options to suit your needs.

3. Unparalleled programming
Programs 7 days a week, led by professionals, that engage your mind, body and imagination.

4. United Minds
Memory care services offer tailored support, encouraging couples to stay together longer and individuals to live their potential through their dementia journey.

5. Home...and more
From that fresh-from-the-oven smell to the sights and sounds of people connecting, when people come through our doors, they say it “feels like home”.

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Garrison Green by United Active Living

What residents and their loved ones say about Garrison Green by United Active Living in reviews.

Donna Hamer, senior

"Phenomenal place to have a connection with aging adults & have conversations about the words "old" and "creativity" Awesome inspirational place to visit. Awesome inspirational people to visit too! "

Laurie Dolph, family member

"Exceptional community! My mom and dad have lived there since 2013. The staff treats them with such kindness. It's as if my parents were their parents. Thank you very much, Garrison Green! I am so fond of this place that I volunteer there, showing movies and leading sing-a-longs with my dad. "

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,425

Our senior independent living community is an ideal option for people who want to maintain an independent lifestyle, and enjoy the conveniences of prepared meals and regular housekeeping. Residents enjoy comfort and peace of mind knowing that professional health care support is available at a moments notice should it be needed.

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $4,425

Our senior assisted living community is an ideal option for seniors who no longer want to or are no longer able to live alone but do not need intensive full-time medical care. We provide residents with customized personal care plans that align with their unique health and wellness needs.

Includes

  • Cancer care (Extra fee)
  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • Huntington's Disease (Extra fee)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Extra fee)
  • Stroke care (Extra fee)
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $4,425

Living with dementia does not mean you have to stop being who you are. No matter where you are on your dementia journey, you are still entitled and able to have new adventures, make new friends, and learn new things. At United, we have purposely designed our memory care senior living communities, our United Minds service, and our specialized staff education to support you in maintaining your independence along your journey. We offer an integrated environment that encourages continued connection with loved ones and exploration of hobbies, interests, and opportunities for lifelong learning.

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
2-bed 1108 $7,975 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
Studio 469 - 477 $4,600 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 593 - 711 $5,540 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed + den 743 - 857 $6,155 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
2-bed 743 - 1108 $6,170 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $7,975
  • Size: 1108sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,600
  • Size: 469sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,540
  • Size: 593sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,155
  • Size: 743sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,170
  • Size: 743sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

Dining

The dining experience at United Active Living offers an appealing combination of choice, quality, and flexibility. With no set meal times or assigned seating, residents enjoy dining on their terms from 7am to 7pm in our dining room, bistro, and private dining room. We offer a wide array of menu options - including all-day breakfast, and delicious daily features, curated by our professional chefs.

Meal service : Bistro: (daytime), Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Theatre
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

Executive Director's Message
Jenn Kitchen

Welcome to United Active Living Garrison Green,

We’re thrilled you are on a journey of discovery to learn what senior communities like ours have to offer.

At United, we pride ourselves on transforming your experience of aging – from a monthly program calendar featuring a wealth of experiences, entertainment, and learning, to a team of professionals passionate about delivering a quality experience and building a lasting relationship with you.

Through our United Minds services, we bring innovation to memory care: we are a place where couples stay together, and those living with a cognitive impairment are integrated and welcomed into the daily experiences on offer. It all amounts to an incredible quality of life focused on individuality, respect, and community.

Our team of Active Living Advisors are here to answer your questions, introduce you to life at Garrison Green, and guide you on your journey to find a community that’s right for you. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses8 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 2x/week
Foot care specialistvisiting 2x/month
Dentistvisiting 1x/month

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $120)
  • Respite care available (cost from $225)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $225)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

News

Recent News

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Garrison Green is located in a beautiful modern neighbourhood featuring tree-lined boulevards, winding walkways and three parks. Abundant shopping, medical facilities, restaurants, and coffee shops are available nearby, and the community is ideally located offering convenient access to transit, main transportation routes, and our community partner Mount Royal University.

Garrison Green is located at 3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 0C9.


What's nearby:

Mount Royal University
Calgary Muscle and Soft Tissue Clinic
Calgary Drug Mart
Lincoln Park Centre
Grey Eagle Casino
The Military Museums
Peacekeeper Park
North Glenmore Park
Spot On Kitchen & Bar
Tim Horton's

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