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And… they’re off! #Steps2MentalHealth walking/wheeling challenge begins

The Steps to Mental Health walking/wheeling challenge kicked off across Points West Living/ Connecting Care communities on Monday August 10 with a high level of participation. One day in, (as of 10am Tuesday August 11), 2.5-million steps had already been logged. It’s all to get people active and acknowledge the abundant life going on within our communities.

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August 11th, 2020

Traditional backyard barbeque a nice taste of normal

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Residents at Points West Living Wetaskiwin were very happy to be able to enjoy a traditional backyard barbeque recently. The beautiful brisk afternoon, food, music, and games were a perfect antidote to months of COVID restrictions.

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August 11th, 2020

When life gives you lemons…

Points West Living Lloydminster

The folks at Points West Living Lloydminster held a special lemon-themed day recently – to thumb their noses at COVID-19. The pandemic has caused changes in the community that crack open the door to loneliness, helplessness and boredom; the three plagues that account for the bulk of suffering among our elders. They wanted to pour in some sunshine.

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August 3rd, 2020

Heritage House courtyard is just ducky

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Along with a profusion of summer flowers, there’s a new waterfowl feature in the courtyard at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville. Two domestic ducks, Daisy and Daffy, were donated by an employee care partner and now keep residents entertained by the hour.

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July 30th, 2020

Coming up… Steps 2 Mental Health walking/wheeling challenge

Points West Living All

It’s just about time to lace up those walking boots or oil those wheels – to get moving and show the world we’re doing just fine inside these walls! In fact, we’re inviting the world to join us in taking steps toward mental wellness. Join your Points West Living colleagues, fellow residents, families, and friends from August 10-23 for our #Steps2MentalHealth challenge.

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July 28th, 2020

Newest COVID guidelines bring careful easing of visiting restrictions

Points West Living All

Points West Living communities are seeing a careful easing of COVID-19 visiting restrictions with the July 23rd release of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) for Alberta’s latest Order 29-2020. The updated order allows supportive living homes to offer expanded outdoor visits, the possibility of indoor visits, and pet visits. Many of the previous precautions remain in place, such as pre-arranging all visits, wearing masks, and physical distancing.

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July 28th, 2020

Mid-summer Hawaiian party a perfect introduction to 'the new normal'

Points West Living Prince Albert

Even though nobody boarded a plane, everyone at Points West Living Prince Albert got a taste tropical luxury at a Hawaiian-themed party on July 24th. Residents and employee care partners got into the mood with Hawaiian themed clothes, fruit, drinks, snacks and music. The party flowed easily from the dining room to the courtyard, where residents and employee care partners enjoyed the newly warm weather.

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July 27th, 2020

Alberta premier visits Points West Living Red Deer

Points West Living Red Deer

Premier Jason Kenny paid a quick outdoor visit to Points West Living Red Deer on July 18. The morning was a bit chilly, but the rain held off so the premier was able to speak from the courtyard (with microphone and speaker) as residents watched and listened from their balconies.

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July 24th, 2020

The Olympics get the green light at PWL Peace River

Points West Living Peace River

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo may have been postponed due to COVID-19, but residents of Points West Living Peace River got to hold their own Seniors Olympics, in-community. The event ran the week of July 6th and had all sorts of events, and a closing (awards) ceremony.

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July 24th, 2020

Resident’s gratitude nets reward for helpful ‘good guy’

Points West Living Moose Jaw

In a world full of good intentions, it’s the actions that matter. And the selfless actions of the maintenance man/bus driver at Points West Living Moose Jaw have not gone unnoticed by residents. Back in May, they entered his name in a recognition program for people who are making a difference in their communities during the COVID pandemic’.

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