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Kerby Centre 50th Anniversary

Have you heard? Unison at Kerby is currently celebrating our 50th anniversary! Once a week, every week throughout the year, we are sharing stories about the people, places, history and events of Kerby Centre.

What’s coming up

Events and Activities

Active Aging Week at Unison at Kerby Centre

Spend National Active Aging Week with Unison at Kerby Centre! Celebrate positive aging and a healthy lifestyle by joining us on the first week of October for extraordinary events and FREE informational presentations! Don’t miss out and secure your spot by contacting [email protected] or call (403) 705-3233

  • Monday, October 2nd - Axe Throwing
  • Tuesday, October 3rd - FREE presentations
  • Wednesday, October 4th - Walking Soccer

For full details, click here


Active Aging Craft Sale

  • Thursday, September 28th
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Kerby Café

Come support our talented group of seniors and their creations! Selected items 50% off!


Tech Shed (Formerly Men's Shed)

“Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive, contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides a safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mate ship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.”

For more information click here

You can register online or by contacting Lola Fariyibi, Wellness Connection Centre at (403) 234-6566 or [email protected]

Classes and Courses 4

Members Free Online Classes 

We are excited to offer free online classes with your Unison Membership!  

Not a member? Let’s change that! Contact our membership desk to get your $25 annual membership.  

  • Fitness with Dan – Mondays @ 9:30 am  
  • Seated Gentle Yoga – Mondays @ 2 pm  
  • Tai Chi – Tuesdays @ 1:45 pm  
  • Yoga for You – Thursdays @ 9 pm  
  • Muscle Strength & Core Balance – Fridays @ 11:30 am  

Click here to register for each semester to ensure you receive the login information for your favourite classes! 


Let’s Stay Healthy This Winter!

Let’s conquer the cold season together! Join us for a FREE health workshop to discuss and cover topics such as flu protection, current viruses and general health and wellness.

What to Expect:  

  • Expert Guidance: Gain insights and tips from health professionals on winter wellness.
  • Interactive Sessions: An engaging Q&A session to get personalized health advice.
  • Community Support: Connect with like-minded seniors and build a network of support for a healthier winter season.
  • Prizes: Your FREE attendance will enter you for a draw to win a Food Gift Card (2 Winners will be chosen).
  • Warm and welcoming atmosphere: A safe space to express your concerns and questions where participants can feel heard and seen without judgement.
  • Refreshments: FREE coffee and tea to enjoy together!

In-Person in (Room 205) Kinsmen Lecture Room at Unison at Kerby Centre

  • Monday, October 2nd — 9am (Seniors’ Day Special): Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses this Season presented by Dr. Jia Hu (Click here to register)
  • Monday, October 16th — 10am: The Risks and Benefits of Immunization presented by Dr. Mary Szabo (Click here to register)

Online via ZOOM Meeting

For more information click here or contact [email protected] / (403) 705-3177


  • Every 4th Wednesdays of the Month | 1pm –  2pm

For ongoing support and understanding to caregivers, and connection to peers dealing with similar experiences.Contact Lola to register at (403) 234-6566 /  [email protected] 


Ukulele Beginner

Fridays | October 12th – November 16th | 10am – 11am
Members: $55 | Non-Member: $85

This class is geared for those with little or no experience on the instrument. You will learn to accompany many familiar songs using chords and rhythm strums plus have fun singing while playing.

Click here to register now


Free Online Classes (Membership NOT Required) 

English as a Second Language (ESL) 

Mondays | Ongoing | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Welcome to English as a Second Language. No Matter your level - beginner, intermediate or advanced, your language skills can improve as you enjoy a warm welcome, new friendships and fun activities with an encouraging, trained and experienced ESL teacher. Join learners from all over the world who gather to learn and share, each at their own gentle and respected pace. Come, give us a try! 

Register each semester to ensure you receive the login information! Click here to register before Oct 1 for the fall sessions.


NEW Compassionate Friends Workshop

  • Thursdays, October 12th - 26th
  • 1pm - 2:30 pm

Grievers need not walk alone. Are you a family member, friend, or an acquaintance to someone that is grieving, and you wonder how you can help. Join the compassionate Friends 3 weeks workshop to learn how to be a compassionate support to those going through the loss of a loved one.

Contact Lola to register at (403) 234-6566 /  [email protected] 


General Crafts Group

  • Wednesdays, 9am
  • Unison at Kerby Centre, Room 311

English as a Second Language

  • Fridays,1:30pm
  • Unison at Kerby Centre, Room 311

Members Free Online Financial Workshops  

in Partnership with Momentum 

Click here to register for the individual classes that interest you!

Budgeting: Control Your Money 

Financial Empowerment Facilitator with Momentum with Robert Bryenton

  • Thursday Oct 26 | 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Registration Limit: 15 
  • Understand the differences between needs and wants and how it affects your spending habits. Learn to track your expenses and put together a budget. 

Banking: Be a Smart Bank Customer 

Financial Empowerment Facilitator with Momentum with Robert Bryenton 

  • Thursday Nov 2 | 10 AM – 12 PM 
  • Registration Limit: 15 
  • Learn about different places where you can bank and how to select the right account for you  
  • Learn about the different types of financial products and services available and how to use them safely and efficiently 

Assets: Build your Future 

Financial Empowerment Facilitator with Momentum with Robert Bryenton 

  • Thursday Nov 9 | 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Registration Limit: 15 
  • Discover all the valuable qualities and things you have in life  
  • Learn how to use all your different types of assets to overcome the challenges you face 

Credit: Take Charge of It! 

Financial Empowerment Facilitator with Momentum With Robert Bryenton 

  • Thursday Nov 16 | 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Registration Limit: 15 
  • Learn about the different types of credit products and how to you use them wisely  
  • Learn about ways to pay down your debt and where you can turn to for help 

Consumerism: Decide for Yourself 

Financial Empowerment Facilitator with Momentum with Robert Bryenton 

  • Thursday Nov 23 | 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Registration Limit: 15 
  • Become more aware of the impact consumerism and advertising have on your spending . Learn about alternatives to consumerism by focusing on what’s most important to you 


ProBono Students Canada Will Project Partnership

The Project will provide FREE Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, and Personal Directive documents for low-income seniors on fixed incomes.Pre-screening of clients will ensure the following to confirmeligibility for the project:

  1. There are no adult dependent children;
  2. The client does not own any property outside the province;
  3. Annual income does not exceed $35,000 for an individual, or $45,000 for a couple; and
  4. Total assets do not exceed $65,000 excluding the primary residence.

*We are currently at full capacity, however, if you or anyone you know who would be eligible and benefit from these services, contact [email protected] / (403) 705-3219 to be added to the WAITLIST. 

What's been happening at Kerby

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Age Better Grant

We received $10,000 grant from HelpAge Canada to support memberships for our low-income seniors. We want our clients from programs like Thrive to feel that they are more than recipients of our service, but members too. This is equal to about 380 memberships.


Thank You YMCA Calgary

A wonderful group of highschool students and newcomers from YMCA Calgary Community Youth Group came to show their support for Unison and the seniors of Calgary by decorating our courtyard with their beautiful chalk art and creating thoughtful cards for our clients! 


CIWA’s “Pre - Employment and Skills Development Project for Racialized Immigrant Women”

Our Manager of Seniors Supports & Volunteers, Vineeta, was invited to represent Unison at Kerby Centre at a panel discussion at the Networking Breakfast hosted by CIWA’s “Pre - Employment and Skills Development Project for Racialized Immigrant Women”.

Volunteer spotlight


Doug Woodhouse

It’s summertime, and what a good time to celebrate our wonderful volunteer, Doug Woodhouse. Doug started with Kerby in March of 2022, and immediately chose to be a Monitor for the Woodshop. Doug said he first came to Kerby three years ago for classes in Tai Chi.

Doug keeps coming back to volunteer because of “the interesting people that I meet, and I like the chance to work on wood projects”. Doug most enjoys “Being out and meeting people” at Kerby.

As for hobbies, Doug says he likes fishing, woodworking hobby projects and gardening. We think Doug’s favourite family vacation probably makes him smile. Doug said this is “taking my family to my favorite fishing spot on Mica Dam in BC.”

So far, Doug has contributed over 298 hours.

Thank-you, Doug, for all you do for the Kerby Centre!

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