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A local company is set to hold an open house to celebrate the province’s unpaid caregivers.


Comforts of Home – Care will hold an open house on Tues., April 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 262 Marion St. The event will mark Manitoba’s official Caregiver Recognition Day, which is held annually on the first Tuesday of April in the province. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


"This event is so important because there are so many unpaid caregivers out there and many seniors can’t take care of themselves. They need to be taken care of," said Katherine Peters, Comforts of Home – Care’s founder, noting that thousands of Manitoban caregivers deserve recognition for balancing life and work and commitments to help others.


The Norwood Flats resident said the burden on unpaid caregivers is increasing as more and more baby boomers approach old age, adding that caregivers can face stress, fatigue, time management issues and emotional strain.


The free event will feature refreshments, door prizes, the showing of old videos such as I Love Lucy and attendees will receive a silver heart pin, Peters said. Donations to the Manitoba Caregiver Coalition will be accepted.


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 details, call 204-949-3234 or visit www.comfortsofhomecare.ca.

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