25 Oct
Current Events

Rising costs and rents

Last week CBC Radio called me and asked if I would interview how the housing crisis was affecting seniors.Sadly, the short answer is it is affecting seniors in a significant way. The city of Calgary tells us over 81,000 Calgary...

27 Sep
Current Events

The next 50 years

I was asked the other day, what is Kerby Centre going to do differently in our next 50 years of operation? To answer that I would have to look far down the road, but I can assure you that in...

1 Aug
Current Events

Halfway through our 50th

As you are reading this, we are closer to the end of our 50th anniversary year than we are to the start of it. As with most of our previous 49 years, the 50th has been a particularly good year,...

27 Jul
Current Events

Embracing the snag

You may have noticed as you drive around the city that there are some sad-looking, seemingly barely alive, trees left standing along the boulevards. If you are like me, you may have wondered why limbs are being pruned off, but...

31 Jan
Current Events | Money

Love in a dangerous (online) time

Love may be in the air in February but so too is, unfortunately, potential danger.

In 2021, Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) across North America received 276 reports of romance scams. One romance scam in the Calgary area (not a senior) resulted...

29 Jan
Current Events

Becoming a genealogist

In the 1970s, my brother-in-law showed me a family tree he had created simply by writing down — using lines and squares — his immediate family and extending each line. This intrigued me.

My first wife was from Prince Edward Island,...

25 Aug
Current Events

Preparing for the Kerby Expo

By the time this article goes to print our team should have finished working on the Kerby Centre Charity Classic — and we should be well on our way to planning our next event: the Seniors Expo.The Expo is a...

27 Jul
Current Events

The impact of inflation on seniors

This week I did an interview with the Business Editor at the Canadian Press, about the impact of inflation on seniors. Here at Veiner and Kerby Centre, we are very concerned about how inflation is affecting seniors of all income...