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Thrilling experiences through virtual reality

Residents at Points West Living Peace River are enjoying immersion in a world of travel and experience. So far they’ve visited the Caribbean, Rome and China. Some have ridden a roller coaster and walked with dinosaurs; all through the magic of virtual reality (VR).

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July 29th, 2021

See the Wonders of the World in this summer's #Steps2MentalHealth challenge

Points West Living All

Points West Living communities are preparing to take part in the second annual #Steps2MentalHealth challenge, and we’re looking for friends and family members to join us. Last summer, the event created a real sense of accomplishment, togetherness, and vitality within and among our communities. This summer, our steps will carry us on a shared journey of wonder.

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July 27th, 2021

Boarding the bus has never felt better

Points West Living Wainwright

After 16 long months of no group outings due to COVID, residents at Points West Living Wainwright couldn’t wait to board the handi-bus on July 8. While the destination was a surprise, residents were content with the journey and to just be out together, catching up on the views and fresh air.

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July 27th, 2021

Garden club brings joy and colour to the community

Points West Living Red Deer

Many residents of Points West Living Red Deer are avid gardeners. Fortunately, the community has an abundance of courtyard garden boxes that are in need of a little care. The two have come together this spring and summer with the creation of the Green Thumbs Garden Club.

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July 26th, 2021

A Tims Moment

Points West Living Penticton

In Points West Living communities, Eden Moments recognize and celebrate the ‘aha’ moments when residents experience freedom from the 3 plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. But those moments are not just for residents, as a recent surprise delivery at PWL Athens Creek in Penticton illustrates.

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July 14th, 2021

First group outing since COVID is a real ‘Spirit’s Respite’

Points West Living Stettler

In the first group outing since COVID began, residents at Points West Living Stettler visited an animal therapy ranch about ten minutes north of town. They loved watching and interacting with the animals and children, and basking in the open air freedom of the ranch.

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July 13th, 2021

Dancing the afternoon away…

Points West Living Wainwright

It has been a long time since residents at Points West Living Wainwright have been able to get up and dance to live music. Thanks to the appearance of ‘Ralph and Friends’ and their repertoire of old time dance music, residents took little coaxing to take advantage of relaxing COVID rules to have a wonderful, active, afternoon together.

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July 13th, 2021

Tattoos and brews help to beat the heat

Points West Living Penticton

It was the start of an Okanagan heat wave, but indoors, the drinks and ink were cool, as residents at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton offered up their arms and legs as canvasses. Fortunately, while the body art was detailed and colourful, the tattoos were temporary, so this was a pain-free event.

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July 12th, 2021

A cheerful gesture of thanks

Points West Living Drayton Valley

As they prepare to move into their offices in the newly-constructed/rebuilt Points West Living Drayton Valley, the leadership team has taken the time to show their appreciation to their temporary hosts. For the past several months, the team has been working out of conference room in a neighbouring hotel.

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