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I have a parent living here- since being sold it has gone downhill
Aesthetically, it is a beautiful building- but there have been issues with plugs not working, poor heating cooling control and most recently with poor and inconsistent food quality.
Since letting go of their chef ( maybe to save money) the food has been cold, inconsistent in quality and of poor presentation
The activities are less frequent and there is very little evening programming options- often when you go to visit everything is locked up tight and closed down by 830. Most times after 630 residents are in their suites as there is nothing offered
The new management has been most disappointing and the changes have devalued the packages offered
In comparing to other venues in Calgary this one is now no longer worth the $4600 é month
Wow, when we entered it was like walking up into a five star hotel lobby. Lunch was very good. The staff were very friendly and talked to everyone calling them by name. Loads of activities even a theatre and pool. Security cameras and staff everywhere we looked. Nice, clean and tastefully decorated. Anthony, our tour director was very friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately the bus is only for scheduled outings.
The best place for seniors or on short term or long term stay. The place is like a cruise ship, so much things to do. Very near to all amenities, ambiance is great.
My visit at Amica at Aspen Woods
Overall, I thought this community was great! I would give it 5 stars for every rating but value. The cost of the community is kind of high. But, for the most part, I really enjoyed this community.
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From the Office
Covering 318.75 square miles, Calgary, AB is one of the larger cities in Canada. The weather in Calgary varies throughout the year although residents can expect it to be partly cloudy most of the time. Residents can enjoy a variety of senior housing facilities and veterans' facilities.
- Walkability score: Calgary has a walkscore of 48, which makes it the 10th most walkable city in Canada. The most walkable neighborhoods include Chinatown, Downtown Commercial Core and Cliff Bungalow.
- Average age in the postal code: Approximately 1.2 million people live in the city. The median age of all residents is 36.4.
- Senior housing facilities in the postal code: Calgary has more than 10 senior housing facilities, with hundreds more in neighboring cities.
- Average weather info: There are 3.3 months in the warm season and 3.7 months in the cold season. Over the entire year, the daily temperature ranges from 12 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and rarely goes below -13 degrees Fahrenheit or above 86 degree Fahrenheit. The weather remains partly cloudy throughout the entire year.
- Veterans' facilities in the area: Calgary is home to quite a few veterans' facilities, the most popular being the Royal Canadian Legion Alberta NWT Command.
The transit system in Calgary is quite advanced, with numerous bus routes and trains offered to the public. Seniors can apply for discount fares. Taxis are also available when public transit stops running. Recently, some ride-sharing services have also started operations in the city.
- Buses: Calgary Transit operates 159 bus routes with 1,176 active vehicles and a senior discount program for seniors over the age of 65. Seniors who have a low income are entitled to even more discounts.
- Trains: CTrain runs 45 stations in the city.
- Taxis: Taxi companies in Calgary include Calgary United Cabs, Mayfair Taxi and Associated Cabs.
- Ride shares: Uber has recently begun to operate in the city, with plenty of Uber cars near the airport.
Health and Safety
Calgary is a safe city compared to cities in the United States, although the crime rate is higher here than in other cities in Canada. The area hosts quite a few hospitals and medical facilities
- Hospitals in the area: Residents seek medical attention at Rockyview General Hospital, Foothills Medical Center and Peter Lougheed Center.
- Crime rate: In 2014, the homicide rate was 2.52 incidents per 100,000 people.
Sports and leisure
Stay fit and happy at one of the many recreational facilities in Calgary, AB. There are plenty of places to play sports and to enjoy a variety of leisure activities.
- Golf courses nearby: Play golf at the Fox Hollow Golf Course, the Calgary Golf and Country Club, which is a private golf course, and Shaganappi Golf Course, which is a public golf course. Each course offers both 18-hole and 9-hole courses.
- Tennis courts/clubs nearby: Stay active by playing tennis at Mount Pleasant Tennis Club and the Tennis Academy. There are also courts at Radisson Heights and The City of Calgary North Glenmore Park Tennis Courts.
- Gyms nearby - senior friendly (aerobics): Join senior-friendly exercise groups or sign up for lessons at World Health, Vitality Fitness and Gold's Gym.
Shopping and entertainment
Calgary is home to plenty of shopping facilities, grocery stores, movie theaters, and libraries. Dine with friends at various restaurants or even visit the Calgary Zoo,
- Clothes shopping nearby: Stay on-trend at Brentwood Village Shopping Center, CORE Shopping Center and CF Chinook Center.
- Grocery stores: Buy fresh produce at Sobey's, E-Mart or the Kalamata Grocery Store. Sanjha Punjab Grocery Store is an Indian grocery story that carries a wide assortment of spices. A lot of Asian food products can be found at the Hong Kong Food Market.
- Restaurants: Enjoy a delicious steak at Caesar's Steak House and Lounge and Charcut. Sit down to indulge in Canadian cuisine with wine at Blink Restaurant and Bar. Try out Italian and French dishes at Vero Bistro Moderne.
- Movie theaters: Watch newly-released Hollywood movies at Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas or at the Scotiabank Theaters. For art-house movies and film festivals, go to Globe Cinema.
- Libraries: Borrow a book at one of the many libraries, including the Central Library, Memorial Park Library, Louise Riley Library, Alexander Calhoun Library and Forest Lawn Library.
- Attractions: Go on the luge at Skyline Luge Calgary. Take a stroll through Prince's Island Park where residents can also host picnics and many outdoor events. The Calgary Zoo and the Heritage Park Historical Village are both wonderful places to go, and Calgary has many parks and trails, like the ones at Nose Hill Park, for outdoor enthusiasts.
There are plenty of places of worship in Calgary. There's a place for all religions in the city, and residents should easily be able to find and join a religious group or community.
- Religious facilities nearby: Popular churches include the Grace Presbyterian Church, the Calvary Grace Church and the Centre Street Church. Popular temples include the Calgary Buddhist Temple, the Tree Buddhist Pai Yuin Temple and the Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre.