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Outdoor visits a welcome sliver of relief to the 'No Visitor' policy

Points West Living residents and their families are welcoming the very slight easing in Alberta Health’s No Visitor policy for designated supportive living homes. Outdoor visits are now being allowed under very strict parameters. All visits must be arranged in advance with the PWL community, masks must be worn, and physical distancing observed.

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May 22nd, 2020

The music man of Heritage House

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Orest Fodchuk is the kind of gentleman who likes to takes the initiative. A longtime resident of Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, he’s given travel talks, started movie nights, and takes part in just about every activity on offer. Recently, he’s dipped in to his classic cassette collection, and is sharing the music with his fellow residents.

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May 13th, 2020

'NO VISITOR' policy remains in effect indoors

Points West Living All

[Updated May 13, April 29; Originally posted April 6, 2020]

All Points West Living communities continue to enforce a ‘NO VISITOR’ policy within their buildings. A slight easing of the policy now permits controlled outdoor visits. This reflects Alberta Health protocol to protect residents in supportive living and congregate living homes (as well as Long-term and Acute Care settings) from COVID-19. Security staff or greeters in each community will ensure the policy is followed.

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May 12th, 2020

Outside visits coincide with great spring weather

Points West Living Slave Lake

Alberta Health has updated its guidelines regarding visitors to supportive living communities to allow for very specific outdoor visits. Points West Living Slave Lake residents were pleased to be able to welcome a number ‘designated essential’ visitors (with their ‘plus one’) to the outdoor courtyard on May 6th.

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May 12th, 2020

Residents thrilled with recent TV news coverage

Points West Living Red Deer

A handful of residents at Points West Living Red Deer were pleased to be featured in a recent Global TV News story. PWL Red Deer is one of the communities operated by Connecting Care to receive one of the 22 iPad tablets donated by telecommunications service provider Shaw Communications.

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May 11th, 2020

Garden prep in full swing at PWL Cold Lake

Points West Living Cold Lake

It may be a bit early to be putting seeds in the soil, but that hasn’t stopped the folks at Points West Living Cold Lake from dreaming and preparing. The gardeners, including employee care partners and residents are all set with seeds, sprouts, and established plants ready to add to outdoor planters as soon as the soil warms sufficiently.

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May 8th, 2020

Drive-by pays tribute to care partners

Points West Living Lac La Biche

A parade of vehicles, lights flashing and horns blaring drove past Points West Living Lac La Biche on Friday April 24. They were there to encourage employee care partners and residents during COVID-19 isolation.

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May 7th, 2020

Hatchlings delight residents

Points West Living Penticton

With no outside entertainers or groups allowed due COVID-19 visiting restrictions, Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton came up with its own in-house entertainment; a mini chick hatchery. Residents kept a close (social distancing) eye on the incubator for days, and were rewarded for their diligent patience when five chicks broke out of their shells.

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