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May 10th, 2019

Family gathers at PWL Stettler to honour
father’s brave sacrifice eight decades ago

Points West Living Stettler

Points West Living Stettler resident Anne Thulien still remembers the day her father John Durksen died. It was June 28, 1935, and 8-year-old Anne was playing with her sister outside their home in Sedalia (Alberta). Her mother called the girls inside and left to deliver lunch to their father at his garage across town. 

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May 10th, 2019

ASCHA Conference shares the magic

Points West Living All

Several delegates from Points West Living and Connecting Care recently attended the 2019 ASCHA (Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing) convention and trade show. Carol Dyck, General Manager for Points West Living Stettler, attended the conference and shared some of the highlights.

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May 9th, 2019

Awesome chocolates a team effort
at PWL Wetaskiwin

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

On the day before Easter, Points West Living Wetaskiwin’s Food Services Supervisor had some time on his hands, so Santosh Sananse decided to make chocolates with some residents. It didn’t take him long to find two resident volunteers to help him, Marlene Coultis, and Greta Simmonds.

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April 24th, 2019

Pen pals and penmanship bring
young writers and seniors together

Points West Living Red Deer

Residents at Points West Living Red Deer have become pen pals with Grade 2 students from two different area schools. So far there are 19 pen pals within the PWL community, each partnered with a young student with whom they will be corresponding. When the pen pals met in person recently, “it was magical.”

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April 23rd, 2019

Easter Bunny sparks joy

Points West Living Stettler

The Easter Bunny paid a sweet visit to residents of Points West Living Stettler on April 16. Everyone got a chance to hug or shake paws, and receive a chocolate egg. Inevitably, when the Easter Bunny appeared around a corner, residents and employee care partners would give a look of surprise, then a big smile, followed by laughter.

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April 23rd, 2019

The Yarn Magicians of PWL Wetaskiwin

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

For people who don’t have a way with needles, creating an object from a ball of yarn seems a bit like spinning straw into gold. But for the knitting circle at Points West Living Wetaskiwin, the magic goes beyond what is being created or how it is made. It goes to the heart of community.

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April 23rd, 2019

Looking for eggs in all possible places

Points West Living Lloydminster

How do you find eggs in a venue with thousands of hiding places? With a little help from your friends. The recreation team at Points West Living Lloydminster hid over 400 eggs all over the community for care partners’ children and their friends to search out in an ‘egg-tastic’ Easter egg hunt on Saturday April 20.

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April 22nd, 2019

Easter Feast at PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated Easter with a community feast on April 18. A delicious hot lunch was served with festive Easter themed party favours, hats, and decorations – including Easter eggs painted by residents. Greg Lacombe provided the entertainment, and was joined for one song by resident Ann Porterfield.

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April 19th, 2019

Heritage Heights welcomes Vegreville community to wine and cheese

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

A wine and cheese reception with art exhibition was held on April 5 at Points West Living Heritage House to showcase Heritage Heights, Vegreville’s newest Independent Supportive Living development. Visitors were pleased to mingle in the new main floor lounge and to explore the spacious new suites the complex has to offer.

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April 10th, 2019

Residents explore and record
their personal histories

Points West Living Stettler

Some Points West Living Stettler residents are digging deep to recall moments, places and people they may not have thought about for years. They’re doing so within the structure of Project Legacy, an initiative of Recreation Therapist Lisa Smith, who has a wealth of her own family memories at hand.

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