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Not your average Easter egg hunt

Easter was celebrated very differently around the world this year. Falling on April 12 amid the mandated physical distancing of COVID-19, church services were cancelled, family gatherings were called off, and Easter egg hunts were eliminated or, as was done at Points West Living Lloydminster, adapted to fit the circumstances.

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Acts of kindness hearten frontline workers

Employee care partners are working extra hard to keep COVID-19 from touching the lives of Points West Living residents. At the same time, in some communities, Seasonal Influenza and influenza-like-illnesses (ILI) are still a threat. Care partners at PWL Lloydminster have been heartened by acts of kindness from colleagues and other frontline workers, and from folks in their neighbourhood.

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Found kitty finds comfort and love

A young and wounded stray kitty is living like a prince at Points West Living Lloydminster. ‘George’, as he’s been fondly named by residents of Yellowbird Cottage is technically still being fostered for the SPCA. But he has become so entrenched in the hearts of all who know him it’s likely he has already found his forever home.

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Bottle-thieving Grinch fails to stop special Christmas party meal

Throughout the year, residents and care partners at Points West Living Lloydminster collect returnable bottles to cash in and order take-out for two special party meals – one in the spring, and the other at Christmas. This Christmas, their plans were dashed by a bottle-thieving Grinch. 

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Residents create their own success at annual bake sale

Points West Living Lloydminster hosted its annual Fall Tea and Bake Sale fundraiser on November 30th, and residents’ participation was key to the event’s success.

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Resident gives the gift of fresh baked bread

Points West Living Lloydminster resident Josie Lirette has always loved to make bread and buns for family and friends. Recently she has expanded her gift to embrace the homeless of Lloydminster. Here is how she’s doing it.

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Halloween celebrated with spooky decorations, pumpkin carving, costumes and goodies

Points West Living Lloydminster celebrated Halloween in style with spooky decorations, pumpkin carving, costumes and goodies. Care partners decorated their cottages with spider webs and bats, residents showed of some great creativity with art and pumpkin carving…

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Every Friday is double-cuddle baby time
at PWL Lloyd

Sarah Walker may be on maternity leave from her position as General Manager of Points West Living Lloydminster, but since the arrival of her twin daughters this past spring, she can’t stay away. Every Friday afternoon, she packs up the babies and comes in to give residents and care partners some baby cuddle time – times two.

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‘Steve’ is the star attraction of newly
refurbished aquarium

The fish tank at Points West Living Lloydminster has had a vibrant makeover, and the colourful new underwater world has some splashy new inhabitants. The most popular is Steve, the elusive water frog.

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Personal experience helps ease transition
for new residents

New residents will now receive a brochure created especially for them by existing residents when they move in to Points West Living Lloydminster. Much of the information included in the Welcome Package each new resident receives is from a service-provider perspective, so members of the Resident Council decided to add a resident-experience perspective.

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