Kerby Announcements and News
October 28th, 2014
- Today 1 in 10 Calgarians are seniors, by 2026 - 1 in 6 will be seniors
- In the early 2030’s for the first time ever, the number of adults over 65 yrs will surpass the number of children under 14 years of age
- The shift has already started, seniors will have tripled from 100,000 in 2012 to 300,000 in 2042
- We are living longer and we are working longer
The World Health organization in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada has started an initiative called Age Friendly Cities
What is an Age Friendly City?
The World Health Organization defines an “age-friendly” community as one in which service providers, public officials, community leaders, faith leaders, business people and citizens: recognize the great diversity among older persons, promote their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life, respect their decisions and lifestyle choices, and anticipate and respond flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences. In an age-friendly community, policies, programs, services and infrastructure related to the physical and social environment are designed to enable older people to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate in society in a meaningful way. It takes into account the biological, psychological, behavioral, economic, social and environmental factors that operate over the course of a person’s life to determine health and well-being in later years. (http://www.saanich.ca/parkrec/community/agefriendly.html)
The City of Calgary has started a series of working groups on the Senior’s age friendly strategy - Preparing for our Aging Community. The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy is a community-wide process to prepare for Calgary’s aging population. The development of the strategy is being led by The City of Calgary, is directly aligned with the Council Priorities 2015-2018 and the 2020 Sustainability Direction, and follows the World Health Organization’s Age-friendly Cities framework. Mount Royal University is offering a new set of courses, directed towards older adults
Please join the conversation as we explore what further education courses would look like for this population.
November 13 @ 3pm – Kerby Centre (Refreshments provided)
For more information please contact Sandie Cheney
email@example.com or 403-440-6864
October 21st, 2014
October 8th, 2014
Alberta Minister of Seniors Jeff Johnson toured Kerby Centre on Tuesday, October 7 and met with members of the board and staff. Minster Johnson had the opportunity to see what Kerby Centre does for Calgarians, visit with some of our clients, and learn more about Kerby Centre's plans for the future.
(from left) Brandon Powell, Director of the Kerby Centre Relocation Project; Luanne Whitmarsh, Kerby Centre CEO; Hank Heerema, President of the Kerby Centre Board of Directors; the Honourable Jeff Johnson, MLA Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater; Zane Novak, Kerby Centre Board of Directors.
October 8th, 2014
Mayor Nenshi officially proclaims October “End Poverty Month” in Calgary.
End Poverty Month is proclaimed in recognition of October 17th , the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative has boldly asserted that there is enough for all. Let’s join together to keep dreaming and working to build a resilient city where poverty cannot take root. For a listing of the many events taking place around Calgary during “End Poverty Month” please click here.
October 6th, 2014
September 22nd, 2014