Celebrating kindness for seniors during COVID-19

Minister Pon recognizes the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award recipients at a virtual ceremony.

Selected from 100 nominations – the most since 2007 – the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award recipients made it their mission to keep seniors connected, supported and safe despite a global health crisis. They found creative ways to deliver services; dropped off food, prescriptions and cheques; took extra time to check in; and were advocates for seniors through it all.

“In the middle of a worldwide pandemic, Albertans stepped up to support seniors. The stories of this year’s Minister’s Seniors Service Award recipients make me very proud to be an Albertan. Congratulations to the outstanding recipients, and thank you for investing your time, energy and resources to support seniors.”

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

This year’s awards honour individuals and business groups who exemplified leadership and compassion to serve seniors during the pandemic. Some of the award recipients have been doing this important work for years, while others stepped up because they knew the need was greater during the public health emergency. 

A virtual awards ceremony occurred on Dec. 15.

2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award recipients

Individual category

  • Liza Bouchard, Beaumont
  • Jenna Jepson, Calgary
  • Corinna Roth-Beacome, Bow Island
  • Surinderjit Singh Plaha, Calgary

Organization category

  • Bethany Care Foundation, Calgary
  • Ismaili Muslim Community, Calgary
  • The Joy4ll Project of Ever Active Schools, Edmonton

Business category

  • Ladybug Support Services Ltd., Wetaskiwin
  • Servus Credit Union, Edmonton

Details about each recipient are available at alberta.ca/MSSA.