Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement marking National Caregivers Day:
“On the first Tuesday of April, Albertans and Canadians celebrate the great service of millions of people who are caregivers to their loved ones with disabilities and dementia.
“Alberta’s population continues to grow and to age, and home is always the best place to be. Family, friends and neighbours provide the loving care that makes it possible for children, adults and the elderly to live at home longer. Three out of four family caregivers also have jobs, which adds to their burden of responsibilities.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic affects the lives of millions, it is an even more important time to recognize caregivers’ personal commitment and sacrifice to better the quality of life of afflicted family members.
“If you are a caregiver, on behalf of all Albertans I offer you a sincere and heartfelt thank you. If you know someone who is a caregiver, please take a moment to honour these incredible fellow Albertans. They will welcome a smile, a wave, a phone call, or any expression of appreciation.”