Kerby2: East Village (K2EV) 428 9th Ave SE, ground floor
Phone: (403) 470-6300
Kerby Centre, in co-operation with The City of Calgary, the East Village Neighbourhood Association, and other community organizations, is expanding its programming and making space available for many of the programs and services formerly offered by the Golden Age Club. The Golden Age Club, which served seniors in Calgary’s East Village, closed its doors at the end of May.
“We are acting quickly to assess the program needs to accommodate a larger number of older adults both at Kerby and in East Village,” said Luanne Whitmarsh, CEO of Kerby Centre.“Kerby Centre will take a lead role in temporary relief as well as long-term planning. Some of Kerby Centre’s programs and services already serve older adults in East Village, particularly our grocery delivery program for low-income seniors who cannot shop for themselves.”
The Kerby Centre has been working closely with the East Village Neighbourhood Association and The City of Calgary to provide needed programming to the seniors of East Village.
Kerby Centre’s K2: East Village (K2-EV) programs in the East Village will end Dec. 31, 2017. Kerby Centre will continue to serve East Village older adults through the Thrive program.
On behalf of Kerby Centre, I want to thank the CMLC, Salvation Army, Councillor Druh Farrell, and the East Village Association for working with us to bring vital programs and services to the East Village following the closure of the Golden Age Club in May of 2015.
I also want to thank all the volunteers and Kerby Centre staff who worked so hard to make K2-EV a success. Through their efforts, they have made the East Village a better place to live and work.
Beginning in 2018, Carya will be taking a lead in East Village programs and services.
Kerby Centre CEO