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New GM for PWL Cold Lake

The new General Manager of Points West Living Cold Lake is a multi-talented Newfoundlander who finds his new community much to his liking. Peter Walsh, an LPN with 10-years experience moved to Cold Lake a year ago to take on the PWL Wellness Supervisor position, and when the General Manager role opened up, he was ready for the challenge.

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Bitter cold no deterrent as PWL Cold Lake
hockey fans take in a live game

The thermometer read -30°C, but a group of 11 Points West Living Cold Lake residents braved the bitterly cold night to take in the last game of the regular season for the Cold Lake Ice. The team is part of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League. 

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Residents can’t get enough of tasty Ukrainian
feast, on first stop of a world tour of food

Points West Living Cold Lake is celebrating food from around the world in a new culinary initiative. The food services team came up with the idea to bring all residents together once a month for a shared meal, each time featuring food from a different country. The first stop, Ukraine.

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Spa Day delivers on its pampering promise
for PWL Cold Lake residents

It took some time in planning and preparation, but a recent Spa Day at Points West Living Cold Lake was so successful, it will be revisited as a regular ‘Pamper Me Day’ in the months ahead. Hot shaves were on offer for the gentlemen, with manicures and pedicures for the ladies. Many residents showed up the afternoon of August 17 to enjoy the special treatment.

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Cold Lake Residents warm to celebration
of the Emerald Isle

On Saturday March 17, residents at Points West living Cold Lake gathered with friends and families to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in full spirit. They enjoyed a pub style buffet along with green refreshments. The dining room was full of laughter, and even some dancing as everyone joined in the fun. 

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PWL Cold Lake is going to the dogs; and cats
and horses and birds…

Points West Living Cold Lake has had a resident kitty for three years now, and poor Miss Nelly is getting a little annoyed with all of the other critters moving onto her turf. From visiting horses to those dogs, and now even birds, it’s no wonder Nelly’s patience is wearing thin. 

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PWL Cold Lake spa room makeover entices
residents to take the plunge

New subdued light and colours, soothing music, and many other thoughtful touches have turned bath time into a relaxing and enjoyable experience for many residents at Points West Living Cold Lake. The changes give the spa room the look and feel of a real spa, and residents are loving it. 

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Hallowe’en fun turns into community party
at PWL Cold Lake

In the days leading up to Hallowe’en, residents and care partners at Points West Living Cold Lake worked together to create the atmosphere; with scary decorations, spooky pumpkins and creepy cookies. Then on the big day, almost everyone got into costume to welcome trick-or-treaters, and prepare for a costume party.

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A perfect 100 for PWL Cold Lake resident

Beulah Rudell had a ready reply when she was asked how she’d like to celebrate her 100th birthday at Points West Living Cold Lake. She said she wanted “fresh strawberries, painted nails, an up-do in the salon, and breakfast in bed.” When the big day rolled around, she got exactly what she wanted, and then some. 

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Shopping excursion turns into 'day on the town'

When some residents at Points West Living Cold Lake decided they needed to get some shopping done, they turned it into a group outing. The result was a little shopping, a lot of laughs, and a plan to go again regularly.

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