This year has been challenging beyond measure.
The pandemic has changed how we live our daily lives, and we know seniors have been deeply affected. Now, more than ever, it is important to honour the outstanding Albertans who are investing their time, energy and resources for the benefit of seniors.
As Minister of Seniors and Housing, I am pleased to welcome nominations for the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards.
In this time of crisis, Albertans refuse to let seniors down. I have seen countless examples of individuals, nonprofit organizations, businesses and seniors themselves stepping up in new and innovative ways to ensure their friends, neighbours, and community members have the supports they need. From introducing special store hours, making daily telephone calls to check in, or dropping off groceries and prescriptions, Albertans are making a difference when it is needed most.
For more than 20 years, the Minister’s Seniors Service Awards have been our way to show appreciation for these exemplary groups and individuals who serve older adults in Alberta.
The 2020 awards will feature new categories and sub-categories to recognize those who have exemplified leadership and compassion to serve Alberta seniors during this difficult time. We are accepting nominations for individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations who have served seniors through their extraordinary work in volunteerism, philanthropy, innovation or outstanding service.
We all know these people and organizations – the doers, the carers, the dreamers. They are in our community, our workplace, our family. I encourage you to take a moment to consider the importance of their work and nominate them for a Minister’s Seniors Service Award.
Nomination forms are available at alberta.ca/mssa. The nomination deadline is August 11, 2020. Award recipients will be publicly honoured in the fall.
Together, we can convey just how deeply we value seniors and those who support them.
Minister of Seniors and Housing