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June 22nd, 2020

Handsome resident revealed under all that 'COVID hair'

Points West Living Peace River

One of the services people missed most during the months of strict COVID-19 constraints was haircuts. Even once salons and barber shops began opening again earlier this month, many residents were unable to go out and get it done. That was the case for Dwight Biggs at Points West Living Peace River. Fortunately, family and community connections helped him happily shed his long locks.

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June 22nd, 2020

New GM for new Points West Living community

Points West Living Prince Albert

Points West Living Prince Albert has a new General Manager. Heather Sander started in the position the first week of June, and says she is delighted to be back working with seniors’ care and hospitality. PWL Prince Albert joined the Points West Living family of communities in February 2020.

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June 10th, 2020

Performer braves the elements for the show to go on

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

COVID-19 visiting restrictions are still in effect in congregate living homes, but outside-visiting continues to expand connections and experiences for residents. A fine creative example of this happened during Seniors Week (June 1-7) at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville. Local performer, Tony Mapa performed a concert outside, while residents watched and listened inside; out of the pouring rain that threatened the performance.

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June 9th, 2020

Irish dancers put on a colourful show

Points West Living Cochrane

Residents at Points West Living Cochrane were treated to a lively outdoor Irish Dancing demonstration recently. As residents watched from their windows and balconies, the three young dancers in beautiful bright costumes danced on boards in the spring sunshine.

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June 9th, 2020

How to live a happy life; shared by those who know a thing or two about it

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Residents and employee care partners at Points West Living Wetaskiwin are focused right now on wisdom and happiness. While life within their community is still impacted by the precautions around COVID-19, they’re looking on the bright side. And they’re generously sharing their thoughts on how to live a happy life.

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June 8th, 2020

Hallway bingo; a new way to enjoy a favourite game

Points West Living Lloydminster

Like residents in most (if not all) Points West Living communities, people at PWL Lloydminster love their Bingo games. When the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were implemented, scheduled activities involving more than five people were cancelled indefinitely. Residents missed it so much, something had to change.

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June 8th, 2020

Lifting spirits, one flower at a time

Points West Living Cochrane

With the continuing social and activity restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising many residents at Points West Living Cochrane are feeling a bit down. So when Brilliant Blooms, a local Cochrane floral shop, offered to come by with some pick-me-up flower arrangements, they were welcomed with (virtual) open arms.

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May 27th, 2020

Adventurous residents have a blast playing inventive games

Points West Living Penticton

Having everyone share the same recreational equipment – be it bocce balls, bingo dabbers, or beanbags – is a 'no-no' under COVID-constraints. So, recreation teams are getting inventive and putting a new spin on old favourites. Folks a Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton held a games day recently that broke new ground on the rules of the game.

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May 26th, 2020

Continuing Care construction is the main attraction

Points West Living Red Deer

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded around the world this winter and spring, our individual worlds shrank. With regular activities curtailed, and live entertainment shut down, residents at Points West Living Red Deer have had front row seats to a real-life drama; the construction of a new 150 suite Continuing Care community.

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May 25th, 2020

Riding club moseys into community to engage residents

Points West Living Slave Lake

Residents at Points West Living Slave Lake enjoyed a bit of equine excitement with a recent visit by the local Traildusters Horse Club. The club members, many of them children, wanted to do a brief ride in the parking lot so residents and staff could watch and engage with them and their horses.

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