August 29th, 2018

The PWL Photo Contest is back,
with new prizes, a new format, and
a new way to choose the winning entries!

Points West Living All

Points West Living’s Photo Contest is back again for 2018, with a few changes. You have until midnight September 11 to enter your great photos of people, places and events from your Points West Living community. That’s a much shorter submission time than we’ve had in previous years, but it leaves more time for voting.


August 28th, 2018

Health Minister hears how Paramedic program
has improved resident's quality of life

Points West Living Peace River

Points West Living Peace River welcomed Alberta’s Minister of Health when Sarah Hoffman arrived to highlight the expansion of Alberta Health Services’ Community Paramedic Program. The program provides care to people who need monitoring following hospitalization or need assistance dealing with chronic illness. One PWL Peace River resident who has benefitted from the program was pleased to meet with ‘her’ paramedic and the Minister when they visited on August 23.


August 27th, 2018

Spa Day delivers on its pampering promise
for PWL Cold Lake residents

Points West Living Cold Lake

It took some time in planning and preparation, but a recent Spa Day at Points West Living Cold Lake was so successful, it will be revisited as a regular ‘Pamper Me Day’ in the months ahead. Hot shaves were on offer for the gentlemen, with manicures and pedicures for the ladies. Many residents showed up the afternoon of August 17 to enjoy the special treatment.


August 24th, 2018

Heritage House contributes candy and cuteness
to the Vegreville community parade

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Points West Living Heritage House residents, employee care partners, families and friends all came out for the annual Vegreville parade on August 9. This year, they had something extra special to watch for; PWL Heritage House’s very own ‘float’.


August 23rd, 2018

Old time country music singers strike a chord
with residents at PWL Stettler

Points West Living Stettler

Alberta country music entertainers Randy & Rai Smith visited Points West Living Stettler recently to put on a show for the community. The duo performed a selection of familiar old-time country songs as well as several of their own compositions, and residents made a very responsive and appreciative crowd.


August 15th, 2018

Gorgeous blooms bring outdoor beauty inside
for residents of PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake

In early August, the hydrangea bushes in the courtyard of Points West Living Slave Lake were heavy with big beautiful white flower clusters. There were so many, care partners decided to cut enough to fill vases to place in every cottage. While they were at it, they had a little photo fun.


August 14th, 2018

Campfire night brings back sweet memories
for residents of PWL Lloydminster

Points West Living Lloydminster

It was a little messy, and maybe more charred than the kitchen would serve, but a campfire cookout hit the spot for Points West Living Lloydminster residents. On August 13, a group of residents gathered around their first campfire of the year to enjoy roasting and eating hotdogs and marshmallows.


August 13th, 2018

Carnival at Heritage House brings out
the kid in everyone

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville held a mini Carnival recently for residents, care partners, families and people from town to enjoy. There were games, contests, carnival goodies, face painting, hay rides, a magician and a dunk tank.


August 13th, 2018

Savouring the fruits of the sunny Okanagan

Points West Living Penticton

Residents at Athens Creek Retirement Lodge in Penticton – the only Points West Living community outside of Alberta – like to take full advantage of their location in the sunny Okanagan. Recently, they went on one the wine tours so popular in the region. 


August 10th, 2018

Christmas comes early to PWL Lac La Biche

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Brent Hughes, the manager of food services for Points West Living Lac La Biche was the first to stir things up by suggesting he’d like to prepare the residents a traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings – in the middle of summer. Other employee care partners and residents were quick to jump on the idea, and soon they were ready with activities, decorations, and gifts; everything Christmas, except the snow.