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April 25th, 2018

PWL Lac La Biche nears completion

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Within the next several days, construction will wrap up at Points West Living Lac La Biche. Over the next few weeks, the building will be made ready to welcome a fresh crop of Employee Care Partners when their two-week orientation begins on May 22. The first residents will begin arriving in early June. 

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April 25th, 2018

Finding connections at ASCHA convention
and in the community

Points West Living All

Points West Living was well represented at this year’s Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association (ASCHA) convention, held April 11-13 in Red Deer. General managers Carol Dyck (Stettler) and Tamara Thomas (Wetaskiwin) were there, along with Stephanie Miller (Director of Wellness and Cultural Development), Karen Boyer (Manager of Recreation & Community Development), Elithea De Villiers (Director of Health Services), and Marlon Cruz (Corporate Educator). 

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April 23rd, 2018

100th Day challenge nets a cartload of donations
for the Food Bank

Points West Living Wainwright

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Wainwright all got on board with a project dreamed up by recreation coordinator, Shauna Lee Carlson. Shauna Lee was looking for a way to mark the 100th day of the year and came up with the idea to collect 100 cans of food for the local Food Bank. 

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April 20th, 2018

Resident is queen for the day
on her 100th birthday

Points West Living Slave Lake

On April 6, 2018, Points West Living Slave Lake resident Mary Giroux turned 100 years of age. “We dressed Mary in a tiara, feather boa and gave her a scepter so she could celebrate her birthday as royalty!” says recreation coordinator Ashleigh Turner. Mary wore them with majesty. 

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April 19th, 2018

Unforgettable flowers highlight support
for Alzheimer Awareness

Points West Living Stettler

Points West Living Stettler held its own Alzheimer Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 27. The forget-me-not flowers were available in seed packets and as bright blue cards to mark a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

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April 11th, 2018

PWL Wainwright has a new General Manager

Points West Living Wainwright

Carli Lopez has been named as the new General Manager of Points West Living Wainwright. She’s been on the job for two months now as says the part of her work that gives her the greatest joy is working alongside residents and care partners.

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April 11th, 2018

Partner in hair care is a treasured member
of the PWL Stettler community

Points West Living Stettler

When Points West Living Stettler first opened its doors in the summer of 2013, a new contracted in-house hair stylist had already set up shop. In the five years that have followed, Cathy Cassidy has trimmed and coloured and curled hair for just about everyone who lives and serves at PWL Stettler, and more besides. 

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April 9th, 2018

New PWL Lloydminster cottage names are
strictly for the birds!

Points West Living Lloydminster

After almost ten years named as colours, Points West Living Lloydminster's five cottages have new names. Some of the colour themes have been retained, but the new names are… strictly for the birds! Residents gathered to celebrate the new names that they played an active role in choosing.

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April 6th, 2018

Everyone gets some hippity-hoppity treats at
PWL Slave Lake Easter Party

Points West Living Slave Lake

It was just a little fun planned for an Easter Monday afternoon at Points West Living Slave Lake. Recreation Aide Delaila Mesina kicked it off with an exercise class, followed by snacks and games. Then, wearing her rabbit ears, she brought smiles throughout the community by handing out plastic Easter eggs filled with chocolate to every resident in the building.

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April 5th, 2018

Elders and students make contact
across the generational divide

Points West Living Peace River

For some time, the General Manager for Points West Living Peace River has been pondering the best way to help residents avoid or alleviate boredom, loneliness, and helplessness. David Haastrup came to the conclusion that introducing more opportunities for residents to experience intergenerational connections would be a good first step. And so came about his collaboration with École Springfield School.

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