Kerby Announcements and News – Scroll down for more
January 16th, 2015
January 12th, 2015
A series of information sessions presented by Kerby Centre in partnership with the Better Business Bureau and Calgary Police Service.
December 19th, 2014
December 15th, 2014
Dining Room Menu for December 15-23. Please note: Kerby Centre is closed December 24 through January 4.
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.