Kerby Announcements and News
September 18th, 2014
FCB Brasil and the CNA language school network are launching the Speaking Exchange project, which connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes. This meeting is carried out via an exclusive digital tool that uses video chat technology to bring the students face to face with Americans.
September 12th, 2014
The City of Calgary has announced assistance for seniors and physically challenged in Calgary with extensive tree damage on their properties due to the recent storm.
The City Links program in conjunction with CEMA will be able to assist seniors and physically challenged in Calgary with extensive tree damage on their properties due to the recent storm. Citizens can contact 311 and ask for the “Seniors Home Maintenance” Service Request to process their requests. Requests for service will be taken starting the weekend of September 13 and work will commence the following week.
The City is also providing the following options to assist Calgarians with their clean up efforts:
- All three City Landfills are operating under extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until further notice to accommodate tree debris. Tipping fees continue to be waived for all tree debris that is not mixed with other garbage.
- Beginning Saturday, September 13, citizens can access all 33 of The City’s leaf & pumpkin drop-off locations to dispose of damaged tree limbs.
September 12th, 2014
Mount Royal University and Kerby Centre would like to invite you to Focus on Aging, a focus group on meeting the needs and interests of the older adult with regards to courses in lifestyle, relationships health and wellness, career transitions etc. Please join us and help shape a new direction in programming for older adults.
In 2011, the first baby boomers turned 65 and there are now over 297,000 Baby Boomers in Calgary. Today about 1 in 10 Calgarians are seniors, by 2026, this will rise to 1 in 6. By the mid 2020’s, the senior population in Calgary will have doubled today’s population of seniors. In the early 2030’s, for the first time ever, the number of adults aged 65+ will surpass the number of children under 14 years of age in Calgary.
What impact will this have on Calgary’s economic growth and the workforce? Population aging presents an opportunity to harness the experience and skills of mature workers in a way that aligns with their changing needs and interests but also benefits other workers as age friendly workplaces. Marketers will need to get more strategic with what they are marketing as this population will represent a huge buying market. Continuing education courses will need to look at what courses they are offering and if they meet the needs and interests of this population.
When: Friday, Sept 26
Where: Kerby Centre, Classroom 311 (3rd Floor)
Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP to Sandie Cheney, Program Director, The Faculty of Continuing Education, Mount Royal University,
email@example.com or 403-440-6864
September 9th, 2014
September 5th, 2014
August 25th, 2014
August 21st, 2014
Thank you so much to Grocery Delivery volunteer Meghan Huchkowsky for submitting her dream of helping Kerby Centre to assist older adults in Calgary!
Meghan entered Shell's Energy For Seven Billion with her dream of helping Kerby Centre.
"For over 7 years, I have been a volunteer with Kerby Centre aiding to make the lives of Calgary’s Seniors that much easier. Over the years I have worked with Kerby’s Grocery Delivery Program delivering orders to local Seniors in our community and presents at Christmas time. Not only does this use fuel, but the energy the over 400 volunteers and 50 paid staff expel is immeasurable."
In Meghan's words, "a vote for me is a chance to help older persons in Calgary continue to live well and be well."
August 1st, 2014