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Residents enjoy the hands-on gallery
at PWL Lloydminster’s new ‘sensory wall’

We live our lives in a rich ever-changing multisensory environment. Sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste place us in our world and stimulate us to engage with our surroundings and community. A new 'sensory wall' in a memory care cottage at Points West Living Lloydminster is bringing back that stimulation.

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Health Care Aide Day in Lloydminster

The province of Alberta designated October 18 as Health Care Aide Day for 2018. At Points West Living Lloydminster, employee care partners gathered together for a potluck lunch, and some recognition from General Manager, Sarah Walker.

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Bowling for laughter and gutter balls;
residents enjoy a lighthearted outing

Residents of Points West Living Lloydminster enjoyed an outing to Lloyd Lanes, Lloydminster’s ‘newest bowling alley’ on October 15. The excursion was a great success, “with many laughs and gutter balls,” according to Recreation Therapist Karly MacDonald.

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Residents enjoy loving interaction with furry
friends at Lloydminster Dog Show

Several residents from Points West Living Lloydminster took in the 31st annual Dog Show put on by the Lloydminster Kennel and Obedience Club on September 28. They were able mingle with friendly owners and dogs, and to watch many breeds of dogs strut their stuff, and come by for a tail-wagging bit of love.

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Campfire night brings back sweet memories
for residents of PWL Lloydminster

It was a little messy, and maybe more charred than the kitchen would serve, but a campfire cookout hit the spot for Points West Living Lloydminster residents. On August 13, a group of residents gathered around their first campfire of the year to enjoy roasting and eating hotdogs and marshmallows.

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Walking for people we’ve loved, for memories,
and for the future

On June 19th, five residents of Points West Living Lloydminster took part in the third annual Lloydminster Alzheimer’s Walk on the indoor track at the Severus Sport Centre. The PWL Lloydminster contingent led other participants on the first walk around the track. 

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New e-health technology is embraced
at PWL Lloydminster

Points West Living Lloyminster has taken the plunge into e-health record keeping. They’ve replaced clipboards with iPads, and in making the transition, they are leading the way for other Points West Living communities to streamline record-keeping and enhance care partner communication. 

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One decade and counting;
PWL Lloydminster celebrates 10 years

Points West Living Lloydminster first opened its doors in May 2008. So when May 25, 2018, rolled around everyone pitched in to create a memorable 10th-anniversary celebration. Residents and care partners worked together on decorations, they helped each other to look their best for photos, and care partners cooked up some of their most delicious foods to share. 

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The cake says it all – at Nursing Week
care partner appreciation party

May 7-13 was Nursing Week across Canada, and residents and fellow care partners at Points West Living Lloydminster showed their appreciation throughout the week. On Friday, the whole community celebrated with gifts and tributes to each LPN and Health Care Aide. 

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New PWL Lloydminster cottage names are
strictly for the birds!

After almost ten years named as colours, Points West Living Lloydminster's five cottages have new names. Some of the colour themes have been retained, but the new names are… strictly for the birds! Residents gathered to celebrate the new names that they played an active role in choosing.

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