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Evacuees are welcomed back
as wildfire threat remains

Firefighters continue to battle hotspots in the Chuckegg Creek wildfire south and west of the Northern Alberta community of La Crete. As of July 10th, the fire is still considered out of control. And that means twenty vulnerable residents of Heimstaed Lodge have been relocated safely and comfortably far from the threat, to Points West Living Wetaskiwin. For many, it’s their second evacuation of this fire season.

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July 19th, 2019

Athens Creek residents throw surprise party
for twin sisters of management

Points West Living Penticton

Donna McBeth is the General Manager of Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton, and her twin sister, Debbie Ellchuck is the community’s head of housekeeping. The twins turned 65 on July 11, and residents, along with other employee care partners, decided to throw them a surprise birthday party.

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July 9th, 2019

Laundry on the line a renewed outdoor pleasure

Points West Living Cold Lake

No indoor option can replicate the fresh fragrance and feel of laundry that’s been hung to dry outside in the sun and wind. That simple pleasure is once again available to residents of Points West Living Cold Lake now that they have their own clothesline.

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July 9th, 2019

Let there be Music!

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Before Points West Living Wetaskiwin opened its doors in July 2018, General Manager Tamara Thomas was dreaming of music. A musician herself, Tamara knows well how music can resonate with people at any stage of life. She decided to dream big, and a few weeks ago, she was able to deliver big to her community.

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July 8th, 2019

The Government of Canada unveils its first national dementia strategy

Points West Living All

Canada now has an official strategy for dementia – its prevention, treatment, and services for those living with dementia and their caregivers. The strategy is the result of years of investigation, research and collaboration, and is driven in part by the anticipated spike as baby boomers join the numbers of people in Canada living with dementia.

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July 5th, 2019

Evening of indigenous storytelling
stimulates cultural appreciation

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Points West Living Lac La Biche observed National Indigenous Peoples Day recently with an evening of meaningful cultural sharing. Elder Dave Janvier travelled from his home base in Cold Lake to join residents for supper and to share stories about indigenous traditions and beliefs.

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