Kerby Centre announces July 6 reopening
Kerby Centre will resume select programs and services by appointment only beginning July 6.
As part of Alberta’s Phase 2 reopening, Kerby Centre will resume in-person operations under the guidelines set by Alberta Health including social distancing, masks, and contact tracing.
Programs reopening by appointment include Information Resources, the free tax-filing service, a limited number of Education & Recreation courses, and foot care.
Outreach programs including Thrive (grocery delivery), presentations and courses by Zoom, tax filing by phone, and the Social Calling Program will continue operating to reach seniors who are still isolated.
Kerby Centre also is a mask distribution centre for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system that is being used for public distribution. Seniors can pick up masks at Kerby between 8 and 4 Monday to Friday. Masks can also be delivered to seniors by calling 403-705-3175.
**Kerby Centre is experiencing phone outages. Please contact us by email at email@example.com and we can direct your request.
Programs and services available by appointment
Information Resources and Housing Referrals – (403) 705-3246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free in-person tax filing service – (403) 705-3246 or email email@example.com
Education & Recreation (limited courses) and FIT Room – 403-705-3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Foot care in the Diana James Wellness Centre – (403) 234-6566
Grocery Delivery Program (Thrive) – call (403) 234-6571
Seniors Information Resources by phone – call (403) 705-3246
Volunteer Department – call 403-705-3177
Education & Recreation by Zoom – Kari Stone email@example.com
Options 45 older workers group – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder Abuse Resource Line – (403) 705-3250
Kerby Rotary Shelter for older adults fleeing elder abuse – (403) 705-3250
Room Rentals – (403) 705-3177 or email email@example.com
Kerby News, a monthly newspaper for the 50+, is available for free in most grocery stores and online at kerbynews.ca
COVID-19 Support Programs
Mask distribution for seniors
Kerby Centre is a mask distribution centre for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system being used for public distribution. Seniors can pick up masks at Kerby between 8 and 4 Monday to Friday. We can also deliver! Call 403-705-3175 and leave your name, address, and phone number. A volunteer will deliver masks to you.
Social Calling Program
Kerby Centre volunteers are matched with isolated senior clients who are looking to have social conversations or just someone to “check-in” on them. If you would like to sign up for the program, please call Lauren (403) 705-3177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our work for Calgary’s seniors and our city continues. In addition to supporting those around you, please consider monetary donations to nonprofits that are meaningful to you.
We are currently working with other agencies and the city and provincial governments to evaluate additional services that Kerby Centre can add to best support Calgary’s seniors during this time.