Unison At Kerby Centre: Wellness Connection Centre
Finding peace in mind, body & soul
Unison’s Wellness Connection Centre aims to support the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of older adults. Mental health is vital to full body health and a healthy mind will set up an individual for success in their daily life.
We are constantly improving our services, creating and assisting with a myriad of supports on a daily and weekly basis. Our programming includes individual and group support as well as innovative peer connections and caregiver programming. As we grow our programs, will include in-person and virtual supports to make sure we are meeting the needs of all seniors.
Please contact us for information on our Wellness Connection Centre at (403) 234-6566, or email Lola Fariyibi at [email protected]
Live Well Be Well Presentations
Join our weekly wellness and mental well-being series of presentations to stay connected, engaged, and informed about your well-being while connecting with others.
Have you lost a loved one and are looking for support? Join our support grief group to rediscover yourself after loss and learn skills to start enjoying and living your best life again.
"I don’t know what I would have done without the Wellness Centre and its group bereavement program. It was my lifeline last year. And the programs continue to be a life changer for me. We are raising each other up out of our mental anguish and black darkness of grief and hopelessness." - C
"I would like to express my gratitude to you and the grief support team for offering the grief support program. Personally, it has helped me deal with the recent and not-so-recent loss of people I love. It has taught me ways on how to address, deal and cope with issues of grief and loneliness..." - H
We all need time to relax and be present; for a clear mind and stress-free time, join us at the Wellness Connection Centre for Meditation Monday, with Amira Jacobs, a certified meditation practitioner.
"After my 1st session at Meditation Wellness, the breathing procedures practiced learned from the session on March 13, 2023, made my scattered energy become available, providing an awesome self-balancing effect.
This is a remarkable positive impact never experienced through reading books. Thank you to Unison. Meditation Wellness, please keep up your good work." - Anonymous
Men’s Shed at Kerby Centre
It’s difficult for older men to find a time, place, and community to socialize after retirement. This is why Unison Men’s Shed meets Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Wellness Connection Centre. It is a program that started in Australia about 20 years ago and spread quickly, aiming to address isolation and loneliness in older men. There are more than 20 sheds in Canada.
Laughter yoga helps to reduce physical and mental stress, supports a sense of connection with others, and it’s good for the heart. Do you want to bring more joy and laughter into your life? Laughter Yoga combines yoga breathing techniques with laughter exercises to bring more oxygen to the body and the mind. Breathing exercises and yoga have a wide variety of health benefits, which may be a bonus and an additional reason to try them.
Drum Circle has been known to help older adults to reduce tension, anxiety, boost immune systems, increase energy, improve joint mobility, posture, and cardiovascular issues. Seniors can feel isolated because of health concerns. The act of drumming can be an excellent upper-body exercise and can stimulate the heart. However, even a senior who cannot physically drum can still enjoy the rhythm.
Are you ready to get out of your home and start walking in your community? Join Sidewalk Seniors! You will be matched with a walking buddy at your own pace. Walking locations and walking schedules can be flexible to suit your needs. Pets are encouraged to join in on the fun and fresh air!
Social Calling Program
Are you an isolated older adult who is feeling lonely or isolated? Connect with us at the Kerby Center to be matched with a volunteer for regular check -in / social calls. Contact Lola for more information and to register. (403) 234-6566 or [email protected]
Grandparents Support Group: Grandparents raising grandchildren with disabilities.
Grand Parents Support Group — Grandparents raising grandchildren with disabilities
Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren with special needs, and looking for support, information, and connection? Join our monthly peer support group with other grandparents in a safe, and comfortable environment.
Thank you to our Partners and Supporters
Unison at Kerby Centre helps seniors live their best lives. A huge thank you to our generous donors who make our Wellness Connection Centre programs possible.
Our Peer-To-Peer Mental Health Program is generously supported by The Hunter Family Foundation