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Hand-delivered Nova Scotia lobster highlights New Year’s dinner

When Points West Living Lac La Biche cook Kathy Roy (above) returned from a visit to her home in the Maritimes recently, her luggage contained sixty-eight fresh-cooked and frozen Nova Scotia lobsters. It was the major part of the kitchen team’s scheme to give residents an unforgettable New Year’s dinner.


January 22nd, 2020

Residents drum up good feelings

Points West Living Cochrane

Residents at Points West Living Cochrane took part in a drum circle on January 16, and quickly fell into the rhythm of it. The program was requested by resident Elisa Arbuto (on left in top right photo), and on its inaugural session led by Rob Clancy of Rhythm Makers, Elisa was there, along with about 20 other residents.


January 21st, 2020

Hot steeped tea, warm friendships, and fine china memories

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville held a fine china tea with residents recently. It was a welcome respite on a cold winter afternoon, and the friendships around the tables shone through. The pretty, delicate cups and saucers provided a gentle tribute of sorts to another friend.


January 17th, 2020

Outpouring of thanks for Family Dinners

Points West Living Stettler

For the past five years, Points West Living Stettler has been quietly hosting special family gatherings for seasonal celebrations. This past Christmas, the local newspaper did a feature on the tradition, and that gave the whole community the chance to say 'Thank You' in a very public way.


January 16th, 2020

Fun, games, and reflection at New Year’s party

Points West Living Penticton

Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton welcomed the New Year with games, snacks, champagne, and a little light reflection on 2019. It was a chance to look to the future as well and mark the occasion with New Years props and photos.


January 13th, 2020

Great connections result in new in-house aquarium

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

It started off with a visit from a local resident who asked if Points West Living Wetaskiwin would be interested in the donation of a 150-gallon fish tank. Through a series of other generous connections, the tank was welcomed, set up, stocked, and is being maintained by a young volunteer.


January 9th, 2020

New CEO looking forward to a productive 2020

Points West Living All

Linda Revell has been the CEO for Points West Living and Connecting Care for four months, and during that time, she visited many communities and met with managers, employee care partners, residents and their families. Those visits and consultations have played a significant role in her vision for the year ahead.


January 8th, 2020

Bottle-thieving Grinch fails to stop special Christmas party meal

Points West Living Lloydminster

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. 


January 7th, 2020

Cycle of giving creates connectedness for all ages

Points West Living Stettler

Every senior living in community in Stettler received a Christmas gift in December, thanks to the generous spirit of the students and staff of Stettler Elementary School. On December 16th, a class of kindergarten students came to Points West Living Stettler to drop off 110 of those gifts; one for each resident. Then the fun of personalizing each gift began.