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November 11th, 2020

‘Tickle Trunk’ of costumes makes for a magical Halloween

Points West Living Stettler

When presented with a big bin of costumes, residents at Points West Living Stettler couldn’t help but get into the spirit. There were wigs, glasses, and hats galore for them to try, and many took the plunge, embracing a Halloween spirit of ‘fun and goofiness’.

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November 11th, 2020

First Place Photo shows a joyful reunion

Points West Living All

By far the most popular photo in this year’s Points West Living Photo Contest, is this poignant photo from Points West Living Peace River. It features a new resident who is holding her husband for the first time since she moved in a month earlier. COVID visiting restrictions had kept them apart.

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November 10th, 2020

Flu shots are even more important during COVID

Points West Living All

Points West Living Lloydminster held its seasonal influenza immunization clinic this year on October 27. Demand for the annual vaccine has been high this year as health officials recommend that everyone over the age of 9-months get the shot. It is particularly important for those who could become seriously ill if they contracted seasonal influenza, or the people close to them. And of utmost importance when combined with the risk of COVID-19.

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November 9th, 2020

A Big Giving Project shows love to children around the world

Points West Living Wainwright

This fall, the people of Points West Living Wainwright undertook a Big Giving Project. They purchased, collected, and sorted gifts, and packed them into shoeboxes to be distributed in time for Christmas to children in the developing world. In a remarkable feat of hard work and generosity, they filled 73 boxes.

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November 9th, 2020

Indoor/outdoor costume parades

Points West Living Slave Lake

Halloween highlights at Points West Living Slave Lake included crafts, a snowy costume parade, and a surprise visit from Spiderman. Add to the mix, music, snacks and games, and residents – and employee care partners - enjoyed a fun and memorable afternoon.

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October 28th, 2020

Resident takes on the globe with his never-give-up attitude

Points West Living Red Deer

Ninety-one year-old Harold Lehmann began riding a stationary exercise bike when he moved to Points West Living Red Deer two years ago. The furthest thing from his mind at that point was circumnavigating the globe. But every day, as he pushed himself to greater distances, he began to dream; first about cycling across Canada, and then, the world.

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October 28th, 2020

A fresh twist to an old favourite brings Oktoberfest home

Points West Living Stettler

When the recreation team at Points West Living Stettler decided on an Oktoberfest theme for their October celebration, they decided that offering a selection of cold beverages and freshly made soft pretzels to each cottage would lift residents’ spirits. That simple decision created a little more of an adventure than they bargained for.

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October 27th, 2020

Eden Awards demonstrate capacity for caring in our communities

Points West Living All

Points West Living and its operations company, Connecting Care held its fifth annual Eden Awards on October 22. Like the recent Annual Conference, due to COVID these awards were ‘virtual’ – produced in a near-empty studio and streamed online.

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October 27th, 2020

Armchair travel and treats create an ‘almost there’ atmosphere

Points West Living Cochrane

Residents at Points West Living Cochrane are enjoying seeing and tasting the world with an armchair travel series. In their most recent virtual getaway, they visited Costa Rica, with its jungles and beaches and the triply-delicious cake that’s a part of every Costa Rican celebration.

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October 27th, 2020

Front-row open-air seats for a tour of the city

Points West Living Lloydminster

Several Points West Living Lloydminster residents got a front row seat for a trishaw tour of the city. With a volunteer cyclist Don Duncan at the pedals, residents got to see hear, see, smell, and feel the fresh air as they explored about town.

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