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Josephine Pon


June 7, 2021



This year, Seniors’ Week kicks off on Monday, June 7 and continues through June 13. Seniors, family and Albertans can watch the first-ever virtual Seniors’ Week provincial launch June 7 at 10 am.

Seniors’ Week is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate seniors and their enormous contributions to our families, communities and our province. Seniors built Alberta, and we owe them so much. Seniors matter in our lives each and every day. They are not only our parents or grandparents, but they are mentors, our morning coffee friends, the wisest voice at the book club, and the foursome member who is short off the tee but deadly on the putting green.

Seniors are volunteers, our colleagues at work, a kind and considerate boss.

We know seniors are working longer, devoting more hours to volunteer pursuits, and continuing to make enormous contributions to the success of our province.

Alberta seniors are diverse. Many arrived here from all over the world, eager to start new lives. And, we know they are resilient. During the pandemic, they came together to support each other, their families and their communities.

We have lost too many seniors this past year, and I send my sympathies to families and friends who mourn a loved one.

All Albertans are eager to celebrate and recognize seniors, and we will do so safely and according to public health guidelines.

As we start to see the end of the pandemic, we should salute so many seniors who have endured this difficult time with grace and fortitude.

We owe seniors now more than ever. So, this week, make sure you take a moment to recognize the seniors in your life, who live on your block and across our province.

Say thank you. We owe you. Please take a moment to watch my Seniors’ Week video greetings.

Happy Seniors’ Week to all seniors.

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    Josephine Pon

    Josephine Pon served as Minister of Seniors and Housing from April 30, 2019 to October 24, 2022.