“National Senior Safety Week runs from Nov. 6-12.

“This year, as we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, I urge Albertans to make an extra effort to keep seniors safe. Like it or not, seniors are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

“I encourage Albertans to continue to follow public health measures such as physical distancing, wearing a face covering, and washing your hands. We need to work together and remain vigilant to protect our most vulnerable.

“There are many ways for us to ensure seniors are safe, even as the pandemic makes it more difficult to spend time with others. Consider clearing an older Albertan’s walkway of snow and ice. Call a senior to ask how they are doing and see if they need a hand with tasks that might put them at risk. Small acts of kindness can make big differences.

“Seniors in Alberta have access to a range of supports that includes both financial assistance and health benefits to help them remain safe and independent as they age in their chosen community. More information is available by visiting alberta.ca.  

“Let’s work together to keep Alberta’s seniors healthy and safe.”