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Bride says ‘Yes to the Dress’ 67 years later

Don and Joyce Lancaster recently moved to Points West Living Red Deer, packing up their family home of 47 years. During the move, Joyce’s wedding dress was discovered, and the family wondered if she would want to try it on. On November 15th, the couple celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary, and Joyce once again said 'yes to the dress'.

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December 4th, 2019

‘Why It Matters’ videos feature life and service at PWL Stettler

Points West Living Stettler

Points West Living Stettler is being featured in two videos produced by ASCHA (Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association) to show what life is like for real people living in working in seniors’ communities. One video profiles an employee care partner from India who has chosen to serve here with seniors. The second video is about a resident who was able to bring her pet to her new home.

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December 3rd, 2019

Residents get inspired by art gallery outing

Points West Living Penticton

When residents of Points West Living Athens Creek received an invitation to visit the Penticton Art Gallery, they jumped at the chance. Not only did they get a guided tour of the gallery’s current exhibits, they got to try their hand at a new painting technique.

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December 3rd, 2019

Bustling Christmas market serves residents and locals

Points West Living Cochrane

Points West Living Cochrane hosted 35 vendors for a Christmas Market on November 23. Residents and their families took full advantage of the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping right in their own home. Many local residents from the Cochrane area also joined in the bustling market.

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December 2nd, 2019

PWL Peace River’s ‘Three Musketeers’

Points West Living Peace River

At Points West Living Peace River, these three ladies are known as ‘The Three Musketeers’. They gather together to take on the issues of the world and their lives, talk things over, sort things out, and come up laughing. They chat with residents and care partners who happen to pass by, and announce the activities for the day.

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December 2nd, 2019

Resident gives the gift of fresh baked bread

Points West Living Lloydminster

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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November 21st, 2019

New GM for PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake

Up until a year ago, the new general manager of Points West Living Slave Lake had spent her life in Manitoba, living and working on wellness in indigenous communities. Then, she decided she needed a change and applied for work ‘out west’. That brought Paula Bird to Alberta, and the shores of Lesser Slave Lake.

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November 20th, 2019

Residents lead Remembrance Day service

Points West Living Penticton

At Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton, preparation for Remembrance Day begins on the first day of November. That’s when residents lay out their photos, written works, and service medals and memorabilia on a table at the front of the dining room. Residents also organize and run the November 11 Remembrance Day Service.

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November 18th, 2019

Intense competition among PWL Stettler ‘Flu Fighters’

Points West Living Stettler

Influenza season is back, and so is the opportunity to do what you can to protect yourself and your loved ones. Points West Living Stettler took the influenza prevention message well beyond the usual offering of flu shots and hand sanitizers. They held a singing and dancing 'Flu Fighters' challenge with a prize for whoever best delivered the message…

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November 18th, 2019

Sacrificial service remembered

Points West Living Stettler

Points West Living Stettler held a Remembrance Day Ceremony for residents and care partners on Thursday, November 7. Many joined in the service to reflect and remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have served to protect our freedom.

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November 15th, 2019

Going Pink for a cause

Points West Living Penticton

Residents at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton held a very pink fundraiser recently. Pink clothing, pink tablecloths, pink balloons and flowers, and even a couple of pink feather boas. It was all in aid of breast cancer research and care.

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November 15th, 2019

PWL Wetaskiwin celebrates Grand Opening

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

It was a celebration worth waiting for. Points West Living Wetaskiwin welcomed its first resident in September 2018. Fourteen months later, with most of the 82 suites filled, they held an elegant event to mark the creation of the community. There were flowers, tributes, music, food, tours, and a glimpse into the future…

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