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Dining Room Menu – Dec 15-23

December 15th, 2014

Dining Room Menu for December 15-23. Please note: Kerby Centre is closed December 24 through January 4.

Dec 15th to 23rd

 

Calgary report warns more homeless seniors a real possibility

December 10th, 2014

Older adults living with mental illness need specialized housing and supports to avoid homelessness

CALGARY - Older adults living with mental illness often face a double stigma in our society – both from aging and from mental illness. They are some of the most invisible and most vulnerable individuals in our communities, and we need to find better ways to support them.

“Sarah” was well-known to many of the senior-serving non-profit organizations in Calgary. Her behaviour became erratic due to a psychotic or schizophrenic episode, and she was evicted from her apartment. From here, her options were limited: find alternate housing (difficult in a low vacancy environment); stay in a motel (expensive); or go to an emergency shelter (often over capacity).

With no safe, supportive housing available, homelessness became a real possibility.

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Dining Room menu Dec 1-12

December 4th, 2014

December 1st to 5th