March 4th, 2014
Due to unforeseen circumstances Kerby Centre has decided to cancel the presentation on research about subsidized housing for low income pre-seniors originally scheduled for March 6.
We plan to reschedule this for later in April.
February 28th, 2014
February 7th, 2014
Feb 7, 2014
Early today an announcement we submitted to the Calgary Seniors Housing Forum website included an out-of-context quote by a survey participant in a report that has not yet been released.
On behalf of Kerby Centre, I apologize for the quote that was used. It was unfair to the agencies mentioned and does not reflect the views of Kerby Centre’s management, staff or board.
I would like to assure all agencies that agency names will not be part of Kerby Centre's release of this report.
Kerby Centre CEO
February 1st, 2014
Kerby Centre CEO appointed to Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta
Kerby Centre CEO Luanne Whitmarsh has been appointed for a one year term to the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta (SACA). The SACA is a government appointed body that reports through the Minister of Health and is responsible for advising the province on matters relating to Alberta’s seniors.
“It is a great honor to be appointed to the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta. I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to working with the Council on behalf of all older adults in Alberta,” Luanne Whitmarsh said.
The SACA gathers information on issues important to seniors by consulting with older Albertans and seniors' organizations in communities across the province. The suggestions and feedback gathered through the consultations are used to develop advice on legislation, policies, funding and coordination of programs and services for seniors.
The council also coordinates the annual, province-wide Seniors’ Week celebration, participates in research projects and supports community-based workshops for seniors and frontline workers.
January 22nd, 2014
From left Gerry Thompson (FSNA), Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell, Kerby Centre CEO Luanne Whitmarsh
Kerby Centre was proud to give Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell a tour of our facility when he visited January 16. His Honour was meeting with members of the National Association of Federal Retirees (FSNA) and made time in his schedule to see all of the activity at Kerby.
His Honour showed great interest in Kerby Centre and took the time to chat with seniors around the building as well as in the Kerby Rotary Shelter.
January 17th, 2014
December 13th, 2013
More and more holiday shopping is being done online. Make sure you know how to protect your identity and credit card info before you click.
Privacy tips for online shopping
• Research online merchants, looking at privacy and security policies and customer ratings prior to making a purchase.
• Only enter personal information on secure websites. The website address will be preceded by “https” if secure and a closed padlock will appear beside it.
• Reputable merchants usually send an email confirming your order. If you do not receive an email confirmation, follow up with the merchant immediately.
• Use a low limit credit card for online purchases and one that provides you with specific guarantees, such as 100% coverage for any losses due to fraud when shopping online.
• Make sure your computer security is up-to-date to protect against spyware, adware, malware and other Internet attacks.
• Create strong passwords, including numbers, symbols and upper- and lower-case letters, and use a different username and password on each website you shop to limit risk if your personal information is compromised.
• Never pay bills, bank, or shop on a public or shared computer or on devices such as laptops or mobile phones that are on public wireless networks.
• Do not be fooled by extraordinary offers. If a product or service looks too good to be true, it probably is.
• Beware of emails asking for personal information even if they look to be from a reputable source. Fraudsters will often send “phishing” emails to try to steal your personal information or to install malware.
• Do not click on links if you do not know or trust the source.
If you think you have been the victim of online fraud, scams, or identity theft, file a report with local police, your credit card company, or online to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.
December 12th, 2013
Thank you for your support! Kerby Centre was awarded an Investing in Hope grant.
Kerby Centre is honoured to be among the recipients for the Investing in Hope grants.
Kerby Centre CEO Luanne Whitmarsh, Fund Development Manager Helene Nicholson and Dixie Bain from Homelife Central Real Estate Services. Dixie is a CREB member and nominated Kerby Centre for the 2013 Investing in Hope Campaign.
Created to support the communities that CREB members operate in, the Investing in Hope program distributed 15 grants of $10,000 to local charities in 2013 to demonstrate how Calgary REALTORS care. The charities that receive Investing in Hope grants are nominated and voted on by CREB members and staff based on the following categories:
- Community Enhancement: Initiatives that enhance or provide sustainability to a community.
- Shelter: Programs that support housing needs.
- Vulnerable Populations: Initiatives that provide support or program access for families or individuals struggling to achieve basic needs.
The 5 organizations in each of the three categories with the most votes at the end of the voting period received a $10,000 grant.
December 9th, 2013
Our friends at Amica have generously donated 75 gift baskets to seniors living in poverty. The seniors who will receive these baskets have no family and for most it will be the only gift they receive this holiday season.
The baskets of food, toiletries and gift cards were packed by residents at one of Amica's buildings and will be delivered by the Kerby Centre Grocery Delivery Program.
Thank you to Amica for brightening the Christmas of these seniors.
Kerby Centre CEO Luanne Whitmarsh accepting the gift baskets from Cathy Keough-Rocheleau and Barbara Marshall from Amica.