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April 27th, 2021

Prepping for garden joy

Points West Living Cold Lake

There’s still snow in the forecast, but cozy inside Points West Living Cold Lake, the promise of spring has already sprung. Recent resident, Hank Slade has been busy planting seed trays of flowers, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Under his attentive care, many have already sprouted.

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April 26th, 2021

Delayed Easter celebration includes fancy hats

Points West Living Moose Jaw

Points West Living Moose Jaw’s Easter plans had to be postponed when the community was put under COVID quarantine. A week later, quarantine was lifted, and residents were able to celebrate both Easter and the resumption of social activities. Which they did, with a fine meal, and bonnets...

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April 14th, 2021

On-demand Sunday services are meeting spiritual needs – any day of the week

Points West Living Stettler

Churchgoers around the world have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings. The situation has been particularly difficult for residents in senior care homes, who are used to having leaders from various faith traditions visit with their messages and pastoral care. Concern for the situation prompted one Points West Living recreation team to come up with a surprising solution.

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April 14th, 2021

A peaceful walking tour of Northern Ireland

Points West Living Penticton

Residents and employee care partners at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton are taking advantage of clear spring weather to do a walking tour of Northern Ireland. The tour is ‘virtual’ but the steps are very real.

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April 13th, 2021

Every-bunny’s a winner at PA Easter egg hunt

Points West Living Prince Albert

On Easter morning, residents of Points West Living Prince Albert had their very own Easter egg hunt. Some of the colourful plastic eggs held sweet treats and others contained prize tokens, for items that couldn’t fit in an egg.

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April 12th, 2021

Points West Living Drayton Valley is taking shape

Points West Living Drayton Valley

Points West Living’s newest community is nearing completion. Points West Living Drayton Valley is scheduled to open this summer, and will provide the town of Drayton Valley with fifty new Designated Supportive Living suites, including 18 suites designated for memory care.

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April 12th, 2021

Card exchange shares care in all seasons

Points West Living Wainwright

During a snowstorm in late March, residents of Points West Living Wainwright sat down to craft some cards to share springtime wishes with friends young and old. It is their latest contribution to an exchange of crafted cards and hand-written letters with others in the broader Wainwright community.

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April 9th, 2021

Employee care partners step into Volunteer role

Points West Living Cold Lake

In ‘normal’ times, volunteers play a huge role in Points West Living communities. They bring energy, ideas, time, attention, service, and love to residents year round. With renewed COVID-19 visiting restrictions, that spark and assistance remains on hold. At Points West Living Cold Lake, employee care partners are stepping up to fill the void – one evening a month.

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March 24th, 2021

Assistant Manager to share expanded leadership role at PWL Red Deer

Points West Living Red Deer

The countdown is on for the anticipated May 2021 opening of Phase-2 of Points West Living Red Deer. The expansion will double the number of residents and employees, and broaden the level of care provided to include Long Term Care. A new position of Assistant Manager has been created – a first for Points West Living – to help General Manager Tracy Elliott manage the increased capacity and complexity of care involved.

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March 23rd, 2021

Looking forward with fun

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Residents and employee care partners have been shaking things up a bit at Points West Living Wetaskiwin. With weekly theme days and a brand new group game, they find themselves wondering, “What’s next?”

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