Making connections with Lola 

By Nikki Montilla / March 19, 2023 /

If the past few years have taught us anything it’s that people need other people. Which is why Unison started its Wellness Connection Centre where we offers everything from peer counselling to grief group support, and it’s all headed by Coordinator, Lola Fariyibi.

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Threads of Fate 

By Nikki Montilla / March 12, 2023 /

Threads of Fate  by Andrew McCutcheon This is a special story.  It’s about two people — Wally and Larysa — who are connected. By what, I can’t exactly say.  Call it whatever you want: coincidence, fate, happenstance. But Wally and Larysa have a connection drawn between the two of them like an errant piece of…

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Active Aging’s Aditi 

By Nikki Montilla / March 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Active Aging’s Aditi 

Kerby Centre is all the incredible people that work towards our mission of helping seniors live their best lives such as Aditi, Manager of Active Aging.

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Kerby Family History Part 3

By Nikki Montilla / February 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Kerby Family History Part 3

Kerby Family History Part 3 by Andrew McCutcheon A Hidden History of Aviation  For the next and final part in our familial history of the Kerby name, we have to look up; way up in fact.  Soaring through the skies at incredible speeds and heights is one thing the descendants of George William Kerby have…

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Kerby Family History Part 2

By Nikki Montilla / February 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Kerby Family History Part 2

Kerby Family History Part 2 by Andrew McCutcheon Last week, we dug into the history of George William Kerby, the namesake for the Kerby Building and what would later become the Kerby Centre.  But the legacy of the Kerby name doesn’t end with him! There are some incredible stories involving those part of the Kerby…

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George William Kerby

Kerby Family History Part 1

By Nikki Montilla / February 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Kerby Family History Part 1

Kerby Family History Part 1 by Andrew McCutcheon We’re still on our weekly mission to answer the question: “what is Kerby Centre?” in honour of its 50th anniversary.  But often when we try to answer questions about the present, we find ourselves looking into the past.  To that end, we’ll be taking a look at…

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Robbie Burns Day attendees enjoying a meal with MP Greg McLean serving them

Robbie Burns Day

By Nikki Montilla / February 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Robbie Burns Day

Robbie Burns Day by Andrew McCutcheon Unison’s Kerby Centre held a fantastic event for Robbie Burns day on January 25th. We celebrated the Scottish heritage with live entertainment, a delicious meal and lots of camaraderie for our guests and friends. Kerby Centre is the place to be when it comes to amazing events like this,…

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Unison at Kerby Centre goes to IFly


By Nikki Montilla / January 29, 2023 / Comments Off on IFly

IFly by Andrew McCutcheon In 50 years of Kerby Centre, we have helped so many seniors through rough times and difficult issues.  But we have fun!  Unison at Kerby Centre isn’t just a place to get help, it’s a place to try new, exciting — and sometimes terrifying! — activities with an amazing community of…

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A long shot of the Origins of the center building

Origins of the Centre

By Nikki Montilla / January 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Origins of the Centre

Origins of the Centre by Andrew McCutcheon Kerby Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary; five incredible decades of serving the seniors of Calgary.  For our anniversary, we are aiming to write 50 stories all trying to answer the question of what exactly Kerby Centre is, but to do that, it’s important to go far, far…

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Woodshop at Kerby Centre with John Gagnon


By Nikki Montilla / January 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Woodshop

Woodshop by Andrew McCutcheon John Gagnon is a well-known presence at the Kerby Centre.  Found perpetually clad in his woodworker’s apron and massive, toothy grin: if you run into John, he will be the best part of your day, bar none.  John is one of several volunteers who supervise the Kerby Centre woodshop: a place…

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