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Four days of borscht and perogi prep makes
enough to share and to benefit the food bank

Residents at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, along with family, friends, and employee care partners prepared a huge batch of perogies (1440 dumplings) and a huge caldron of borscht (45 litres) to share with their community. They even sold off ‘Ukrainian plates’ of the perogies as a fundraiser for the Vegreville Food Bank.

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Turkey-time at PWL Heritage House brings
kids and residents together

On the last Friday before Thanksgiving, a class of Grade 5 students from AL Horton School visited Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville. They were there to work with residents on a turkey craft, and to talk and play on a theme of thankfulness.

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Heritage House contributes candy and cuteness
to the Vegreville community parade

Points West Living Heritage House residents, employee care partners, families and friends all came out for the annual Vegreville parade on August 9. This year, they had something extra special to watch for; PWL Heritage House’s very own ‘float’.

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Carnival at Heritage House brings out
the kid in everyone

Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville held a mini Carnival recently for residents, care partners, families and people from town to enjoy. There were games, contests, carnival goodies, face painting, hay rides, a magician and a dunk tank.

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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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