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Unison Documentary Now on YouTube

Belonging: Aging & the Unison Community

We could say so much about the heart-warming documentary about our Unison community, but let’s let director Rob Kelly, of Kelly Brothers productions, tell you about it in his own words: 

“It doesn’t matter what age you are; we all need each other. Whenever you go through a transition, you need supports around you.” 

“We can’t survive by ourselves. Community is how we’re wired.” 

What’s coming up

Events Spotlights

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

  • Friday, March 15th | 1pm - 3pm
  • Cut-off date: Friday, March 8th
  • IFly Indoor Skydiving - 811 - 64 Ave NE
  • Member/Super-Member: $70 | Non-Member: $100

Come and join us for an exciting afternoon at IFly! Only 12 spots available! "When you come to iFLY get ready to be blown away – literally. It’s thrilling. It’s amazing. Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you FLYING in the air. Super fun, super safe and super cool!" (IFlyworld.ca) We will meet you there!

*For more information, please contact Unison Travel Desk at 403-705-3237

 

Wise Owl Boutique Half Price Sale on red tag items

  • March 25th - 29th 10am – 3pm

 

Weekly Wednesday Dance

Join us and our volunteer house band, The Kerby Sensations every Wednesday afternoon from 12:45pm - 3pm for a little groovin' and good tunes!

 

Seniors' Expo

  • Saturday, April 27th | 9am - 3pm | Unison at Kerby Centre
  • FREE Admission

The Expo offers a full day of fun for the 50+ with more than 60 trade-show booths, information sessions & entertainment featuring an impressive variety of products, services and information for older adults and their families. Approximately 2,000 people attended this one-day event last year, making it a must-see annual event for the 50+ in Calgary.

For more detail click here

Activities, Classes and Presentations Spotlights

Riverwalk

  • Tuesdays | 10:10am -11:30am

A leisure walk to Plus 15 Downtown Every Tuesday, throughout winter if weather permits.

First time walkers will come to the Wellness Center Room 317 at 10:15 am for some paperwork. We will all leave from there at 10:30 am.

For more information, contact (403) 234-6566 or L[email protected]

 

Sound Bath

  • Mondays | February 26th, March 4th | 1pm - 2pm

  • Members: $60 | Non-Members: $120

Sound bath therapy helps to empower individuals on their journey to holistic well-being through the transformative power of sound. it provides a sanctuary of tranquility where individuals can experience profound deep relaxation, inner harmony, and self-discovery.

Click here to register

 

Compassionate Friends Workshop

  • Wednesdays | March 6th, 13th, 20th | 1pm - 2:30pm
  • Member: $20 | Non-Member: $50

Grievers need not walk alone. Are you a family member, friend, or acquaintance to someone that is grieving, and you wonder how you can help? Join the Compassionate Friends 3 Weeks Workshop to learn how to support loved ones who are grieving.

Email [email protected] or call (403) 234-6566 to register now

 

FREE Financial Presentation

  • Friday, March 8th | 10am - 12pm
  • FREE | Lounge - Unison at Kerby Centre

Join us for Fraud Prevention Month and attend a FREE presentation by the Alberta Securities Commission.

FREE with registration required. For more information please contact Outreach Services 403-463-7296

 

FREE CPS Workshop Scam and Safety Presentation and Q&A with Calgary Police Service

  • Thursday, March 14th | 12:30pm - 2pm
  • FREE | ROOM 108 -Unison at Kerby Centre

Understand the essential precautions for maintaining safety within your home, when outdoors, while managing emails, navigating online platforms, and when disclosing personal information.

Registration Required:

[email protected] or 403-705-3177

 

Origami Workshop

  • Monday, March 18th | 10am - 11am
  • Member: $10 | Non-Member: $40

Are you looking for a delightful and engaging activity that stimulates your creativity and brings a sense of joy? Join our Origami Workshop, specially crafted for seniors to enjoy the art of paper folding in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Click here to register

 

Creating Boundaries Workshop

  • Mondays | March 18th and 25th | 1pm - 3pm
  • FREE

Join us for a 2-week Workshop about setting and maintaining healthy boundaries in relationships with friends and co-workers.

Brought to you by the Unison Wellness Center and Unison Elder Abuse Shelter

Email [email protected] or call (403) 234-6566 to register now

 

Safety First! "Developing Skills for Personal Protection"

  • Tuesday, March 19th | 10am - 12pm
  • Member: $30 | Non-Member: $60

Learn to prioritize safety with our 'Safety First' workshop. Develop the essential skills for proactive action and gain the confidence to recognize and respond to potential threats effectively. Join us to secure a safer tomorrow!

Click here to register

 

Healthy Eating Workshop

  • Thursday, March 21st | 1pm - 2:30pm
  • Member / Non-Member: $25

Don't miss the chance to enhance your culinary skills and nourish your body from the inside out. Our expert instructors will guide you through each recipe, providing tips for incorporating these nutritious delights into your daily routine!

Click here to register

Drop-in Spotlights

Kerby Centre Tours

  • Thursdays | 10:30am
  • Unison at Kerby Centre | Kerby Café

 

Badminton & Ping Pong

  • Fridays | 1:30pm
  • Unison at Kerby Centre | Gymnasium

Online Spotlights

Credit that works for you. - Online Workshop

  • Friday, March 15th | 10am - 12pm
  • FREE

Learn about the different types of credit products and how to you use them wisely. Discover ways to pay down your debt and where you can turn to for help.

You can register online here or by contacting Active Aging at 403-705-3233 or by emailing [email protected]

 

What to do if you HAVE hearing aids but it’s NOT enough. - Online Presentation

  • Thursday, March 14th | 10am - 11:30am
  • FREE

Join us for an insightful presentation by Dr. Carrie Scarff, expert at locally owned and independent hearing clinic ‘Audiology Innovations’. With a PhD in auditory neuroscience, Dr. Scarff brings extensive knowledge to the table. Dr. Scarff will discuss important information about specific communication SKILLS and specialized DEVICES that can assist you or your loved ones when hearing aids are NOT enough to help you hear what you want to hear. Sometimes HEARING AIDS are only the first step to the hearing help you may need and she will EXPLAIN what else can help. Join us to learn more.

Click here to register

 

Government Sponsored Alberta Blue Cross @65: How does it work and what does it cover?  - Online Presentation

  • Tuesday, March 19th | 1pm - 2pm
  • FREE

The Government of Alberta provides seniors with premium-free coverage for prescriptions drugs and other health-related services not covered under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). Join our guests Caitlane and Candice, from Alberta Blue Cross, as they walk us through what that means, what you need to do, and what it covers. 

Click here to register

 

Members: Muscle Strength & Core Balance - Online Class

  • Wenesdays | February 28th - March 27th | 1pm - 2pm

Strong core balance is necessary for good posture, balance, mobility and safety around the house. Various equipment will be used to train muscles associated with activities for daily living.

Click here to register

 

NEW! Ballet Barre - Online Class

  • Fridays | April 5th - June 7th | 10am - 11am

Join our instructor from the H/W School of Ballet, Ana Carolina Leimann, in our new online barre class. Never taken ballet anything before? Not a problem, be adventurous and try something new. Taken ballet in the past? Welcome home! With all of our online classes, we ask you to do what you are comfortable doing and follow along at your own pace.  

Click here to register (Spring Semester Registration for Members Opens March 4th)

Partner, Sponsor and Community Event Spotlights

Caregivers Peer Support Group - NEW

in partnership with Caregivers Alberta

Last Wednesday of every month at Unison at Kerby Centre| 1pm-2pm

Providing a supportive group where you can connect with other caregivers. In our program, you can have open conversations about the ups and downs of caregiving while learning about topics relevant to caregivers

For details contact Lola at 403-234-6566 or email [email protected]

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Check out our YouTube channel for event vlogs and presentation recordings!

What's been happening at Kerby

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Lunar New Year celebration 

Together we celebrated Lunar New Year with a beautiful traditional musical performance by The Calgary Chinese Cultural Society Orchestra and delicious Chinese dishes such as dumplings, spring rolls and longevity noodles made by KerbyCafe!

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Water Marbling Class 

Our Water Marbling class is an excellent opportunity for seniors to learn and grow creatively. Participants were guided by our instructor through the techniques and secrets of this ancient art form. Seniors were able to create stunning designs on water's surface, resulting in unique and captivating artworks.

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CTV Feature Valentine Day! Tropical Plant Dish Workshop! 

On Tuesday, February 13th we had our lovely Tropical Plant Dish Workshop led by Janet Melrose from Calgary Horticultural Society! Our participants were able to learn some gardening basics to create a unique Valentine's Day gift!

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