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November 6th, 2018

Time-change Monday is the perfect day
to stay in one’s pyjamas

Points West Living Wainwright

Even though we get an extra hour of sleep when our clocks ‘fall back’ with the return of daylight standard time, the time change can be a little unsettling. That’s why employee care partners at Points West Living Wainwright decided to declare Monday November 5 ‘Pyjama Day’.

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November 6th, 2018

Prizes and surprises at PWL Slave Lake
Halloween party

Points West Living Slave Lake

A few masks, a witch’s hat, and some silly headbands gave every resident at Points West Living Slave Lake the chance to be in disguise for a few moments during the community’s Halloween party. Most employee care partners wore their costume for the day, and had a friendly competition going for best costume.

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November 2nd, 2018

Surprise visit by dental clinic brings out
some beautiful smiles

Points West Living Slave Lake

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Slave Lake were treated to a surprise visit recently from Slave Lake Dental. There were no picks, polish or drills, just some very pleasant ladies who took their break time from the clinic to give back to their community.

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November 2nd, 2018

Four days of borscht and perogi prep makes
enough to share and to benefit the food bank

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Residents at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, along with family, friends, and employee care partners prepared a huge batch of perogies (1440 dumplings) and a huge caldron of borscht (45 litres) to share with their community. They even sold off ‘Ukrainian plates’ of the perogies as a fundraiser for the Vegreville Food Bank.

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October 24th, 2018

Slave Lake celebrates Health Care Aide Day with
helping hands, flowers, cake, and candy

Points West Living Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated Health Care Aide Day on October 18. In the morning, General Manager Marilyn Badduik, along with Educator Shanika McQueen and recreation coordinator Mailyn Fornoles lent a hand as the HCAs prepared breakfast for residents.

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October 24th, 2018

The go-to person for financial services and…
music?

Points West Living Stettler

Every month, Kelly Caughlin comes to Points West Living Stettler to offer banking services to PWL residents. As a Financial Advisor with Scotia Bank she is well qualified and appreciated for her role, but she recently stepped up in a surprising way. She brought in a band.

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October 23rd, 2018

Photo contest third-place winner captures
a happy morning moment

Points West Living All

John Hallam loves his scooter and he loves Points West Living Stettler’s resident birds, particularly Rico the cockatiel. Health Care Aide Denise Johnston (photo inset above) captured this photo of the two together and entered it in the 2018 PWL Photo Contest. Online voting awarded her photo third place.

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October 23rd, 2018

Health Care Aide Day in Lloydminster

Points West Living Lloydminster

The province of Alberta designated October 18 as Health Care Aide Day for 2018. At Points West Living Lloydminster, employee care partners gathered together for a potluck lunch, and some recognition from General Manager, Sarah Walker.

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October 22nd, 2018

Bowling for laughter and gutter balls;
residents enjoy a lighthearted outing

Points West Living Lloydminster

Residents of Points West Living Lloydminster enjoyed an outing to Lloyd Lanes, Lloydminster’s ‘newest bowling alley’ on October 15. The excursion was a great success, “with many laughs and gutter balls,” according to Recreation Therapist Karly MacDonald.

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October 19th, 2018

Impressive Food Service duo work together
like ‘mac & cheese’

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

The general manager of Points West Living Wetaskiwin is busy with the many details of opening a brand new residence. But Tamara Thomas is so excited by the food service team, she’s taken time to share a bit about them and the excellence they bring to their craft.

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