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Heritage House resident celebrates
100th birthday

Helen Stachow celebrated her 100th birthday recently with family and friends at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville. There were greetings from around the world, lots of love and stories, and, of course, cake! 

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Residents embrace sensational virtual world
of an African safari

Residents of Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville recently got to visit with giraffes and elephants, wallow in a rhino mud bath, and get licked by lions. All it took for them to get immersed in a sensational virtual experience was a headset, a gaming console, and a Virtual Reality (VR) program. 

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Cat people and dog people are happy
with their furry friends

There are cat people and there are dog people, and fortunately for Cookie and Kali, there are plenty of both at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville. Cookie is a calm outdoor kitty who was brought in from the cold a few months ago. Kali is a rambunctious Shih-Tzu pup who visits regularly, much to residents’ delight, and Cookie’s annoyance. 

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Hair razing contest warms spirits
at PWL Heritage House

Early in the fall Chris Elgie, the maintenance contractor at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, decided to be a pirate for Hallowe’en. To add authenticity to the pirate look, Chris let his hair and beard grow. When he didn’t get a trim by early November, the questions began. And when one resident started calling him her ‘Woolly Bear’, Chris came up with a plan.

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Resident dusts off vintage uniform for
Remembrance Day Service at Heritage House

Ellwood Hill is almost 100 years old, but for the Remembrance Day service at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, he got decked out in the same uniform he wore during the Second World War. After 75 years it still fits. Residents and care partners honored Ellwood and other veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces at their service of remembrance on Wednesday, November 8. 

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Country harvest bus tour brightens October
for Heritage House residents

Before the snow began to fly in the area around Vegreville, a dozen residents of Points West Living Heritage House headed out by bus for a ‘three-hour tour’ of the surrounding farmland. They were going to check out how the harvest was coming along. 

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Residents defy Old Man Winter
with ice cream treats

In a defiant gesture towards the coming of Old Man Winter, the Resident and Family Council handed out a frozen Dairy Queen treat to each resident at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville on the first day of October. The resulting gathering chased off the chill for the day. 

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Red Skelton impersonator delivers memories
and laughs at PWL Heritage House

The famous comedian has been gone for 20 years, but Red Skelton’s sophisticated slapstick humour lives on. And it was as current as ever for residents and friends at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, when tribute artist Allan Greenwood brought his Reflections of Red show to the stage on September 16.

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Homemade Holubtsi and Borscht hearten
both cooks and diners at Heritage House

Residents at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville were in for a real treat when Resident Council members, along with interested residents decided to cook up some traditional Ukrainian harvest fare. On the menu were Beet Leaf Holubtsi and Vegetable Borscht, both of which rely on a bumper crop of beets. 

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Horse in the house, and lots of other critters too

The Resident Council at Points West Living Heritage House decided to celebrate the annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival by bringing in a few friendly animals for residents to enjoy. It was easy enough to get the bunnies, chickens and guinea pigs into the closed courtyard, but a horse? Well, that took a bit of doing. 

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