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February 10th, 2021

Feeding Rebels and Residents from a temporary kitchen home

Points West Living Red Deer

For the past few weeks, the kitchen team at Points West Living Red Deer has been working flat out to provide residents with the fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals they’ve come to expect… from a kitchen across town. Plus they’ve picked up a whole hockey team of extra diners along the way.

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February 9th, 2021

Poured paint pieces sparkle with residents’ creativity

Points West Living Slave Lake

Residents at Points West Living Slave Lake recently got to make their own unique pieces of art based on colourful canvases created and donated by a local artist. The canvases had been covered using the ‘paint pouring’ technique which creates a rich marbling effect of blended hues and shades. Residents got to add their own bit of sparkle.

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February 5th, 2021

Local giving brings light and fun to residents

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Residents at Points West Living Lac La Biche had a brighter Christmas and are having a happier New Year thanks to the generosity of the folks at the Lac La Biche branch of Fortis Alberta. The local Fortis team donated – and put up – a brand new set of Christmas lights in December, and recently, donated a bowling ramp set to the community.

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February 4th, 2021

A big and beautiful 102nd Birthday!

Points West Living Red Deer

When Lydia Doan moved to Points West Living Red Deer on January 30th, 2019 she had already celebrated her 100th birthday. So when she turned 102 on January 12th, 2021, the community pulled out all the stops (as much as one can during COVID) to make her day special.

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February 4th, 2021

January celebration a blast from the past

Points West Living Cochrane

Residents at Points West Living Cochrane with birthdays in January celebrated with a blast from the past – back 60 years with a 1950s themed party. Baby blue and pink hued decorations, checkered balloons, faux jukeboxes, vintage music, and happy memory food made it easy to get in the mood.

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January 27th, 2021

COVID-clear celebration gets some cool community support

Points West Living Stettler

Being officially declared clear of COVID is worth celebrating, and that’s just what Points West Living Stettler did on January 15. After several weeks of containing COVID to a handful of residents and employee care partners, General Manager Carol Dyck was ready to let loose with an ice cream party.

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January 27th, 2021

Everyone gets a front row seat for live-streaming Folk Music Jamboree

Points West Living All

Musicians from near and far contributed their talents to the latest live-stream virtual concert put on by Points West Living (and Connecting Care). Labeled a Folk Music Jamboree, the concert featured country, gospel, vintage sing-along, and some brand new folk music. One of the most popular sets featured the music of resident Evelyn Norberg.

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January 26th, 2021

Rotarians’ surprise visit delights 40-year club member

Points West Living Penticton

Around lunchtime on January 14th, the sidewalk outside Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton was swarmed by about thirty mask-wearing business-attired people carrying a big banner. The banner read: ‘Penticton Rotary Loves Roy and Marlene’.

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January 26th, 2021

It’s open season for… Penguins?

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

In a stroke of multi-purposing genius, Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville has found an off-season use for its collection of Christmas trees. A penguin hunt. All it took was one defenceless penguin (aka recreation coordinator Kathy Sawchuck), and a cadre of nerf-gun toting residents. At the end of it all, the penguin was still standing, and the hunters were still laughing.

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January 25th, 2021

Hospitality and food go hand in hand at Points West Living

Points West Living All

In mid-January, hospitality and food service supervisors across Points West Living (and Connecting Care), gathered to talk about how to bring excellence to their communities. The annual Hospitality Conference is a place to catch up with colleagues, meet suppliers, brush up on techniques, and learn what’s new in the food industry. That’s what happened this year, except, rather than being together in a convention centre, everyone, including the hosts, took part sitting at their work or home computers.

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