Wellness Connection Centre

Wellness Connection Centre

Kerby Centre’s Wellness Connection Centre aims to support generations 55+ in a more well rounded way. Mental health is important to full body health. A healthy mind set helps support the physical body.

We are growing to  providing a myriad of supports on a daily and weekly basis. Our  programming include individual and group support as well as innovative peer connections and caregiver programming. As we grow our progrmas will include in-person and virtual supports to make sure we are meeting the needs of all seniors.

Please contact us for informtion on our Wellness Connection Centre.

Lola Fariyibi lolaf@kerbycentre.com

403-234-6566

Programs

Grieving Together

Have you lost a loved one, and are looking for support? Our group counselling program will help you to rediscover yourself after loss, learn skills to start enjoying and living your best life, again. Register today to meet others who have experienced loss in a safe, supportive empathetic environment.

Facilitator: Shelley Lebert

W01 Thursday August 18 – Oct 6 1:00 – 2:30pm Room 317

To register please contact Lola at 403-234-6566 or lolaf@kerbycentre.com

 

River Walk

Enjoy the sights and sounds along the Bow River with our weekly walking group.

W02 Tuesday 10:00am – 11:00am

To register please contact Lola at 403-234-6566 or lolaf@kerbycentre.com

 

Upcoming Connection Centre programs:

  • Music Wellness
  • Drumming Circle
  • Nature Walks
  • Peer Support
  • Live well, Be well – Monthly Wellness Presentations (Check back in September for details)

Ongoing Programs

Sidewalk Seniors

Looking for some walking buddies? Sign up for Sidewalk Seniors!

Are you ready to get our of your home and start walking? Join Sidewalk Seniors! You will be matched with walking buddies for walks at your own pace. Locations and schedules can be flexible to suit your needs. Pets are encouraged to join in on the fun and fresh air!

 

Interested participants can call or email, 403-2346566, or lolaf@kerbycentre.com.

 

Social Calling 

Are you an older adult who is feeling lonely or isolated?

Connect with us at Kerby Centre to be matched with a volunteer for regular check-in/social calls.

Interested participants can call or email, 403-2346566, or lolaf@kerbycentre.com.

 

Kerby Centre’s Men’s Shed’s

Men’s Shed’s meets Wedensday from 10 am to noon in the Wellness Centre and is a program that started in Australia about 20 years ago and spread quickly. Sheds now exist in several countries including more than 20 in Canada.

From the Australian Men’s Shed’s website:
“Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions many do not take an interest in their own health and well-being. Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they usually don’t ask for help. Probably because of this, many men are less healthy than women, drink more, take more risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression. Relationship breakdown, retrenchment or early retirement from a job, loss of children following divorce, physical or mental illness are just some of the problems that men may find difficult to deal with on their own.”

“Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive,contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides a safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mate ship. And, importantly,there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.”

Interested participants can call or email, 403-2346566, or lolaf@kerbycentre.com.

Our Peer-To-Peer Mental Health Program is generously supported by the

Hunter Family Foundation

Contact

Lola Fariyibi – Assistant to Programs (Peer Support)

403 – 234-6566  lolaf@kerbycentre.com

Become a volunteer for social calls!

Contact us about Volunteering!

(403) 234-6570

Email volunteer@kerbycentre.com

More information

Kerby Centre helps seniors live their best lives. A huge thank you to our generous donors who make our Wellness Connection Centre programs possible.