Numerous community members attended a recent event to celebrate the province’s unpaid caregivers.
To mark Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Day, which is held annually on the first Tuesday of April in the province, organizers and staff of Comforts of Home – Care held an afternoon open house at the organization’s 262 Marion St. headquarters on April 2.
During the event, caregivers took time away from their daily duties to relax and share their stories, while enjoying sandwiches, a cheese platter, cake and refreshments, while enjoying screenings of old television comedy shows, organizers say.
"I am proud to live in the only province in Canada that recognizes unpaid caregivers with an official, legislated day in their honour," said Katherine Peters, Comforts of Home – Care’s founder, in a news release.
"Our open house honoured our community’s caregivers as our unsung heroes of the home," added the Norwood Flats resident.
Comforts of Home – Care provides compassionate care for seniors to help them stay in their homes as long as possible and provides family caregivers with various supports.
For more information, visit www.comfortsofhomecare.ca.