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July 8th, 2019

The Government of Canada unveils its first national dementia strategy

Points West Living All

Canada now has an official strategy for dementia – its prevention, treatment, and services for those living with dementia and their caregivers. The strategy is the result of years of investigation, research and collaboration, and is driven in part by the anticipated spike as baby boomers join the numbers of people in Canada living with dementia.

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July 5th, 2019

Evening of indigenous storytelling
stimulates cultural appreciation

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Points West Living Lac La Biche observed National Indigenous Peoples Day recently with an evening of meaningful cultural sharing. Elder Dave Janvier travelled from his home base in Cold Lake to join residents for supper and to share stories about indigenous traditions and beliefs.

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June 26th, 2019

Grads share the magic of the dress

Points West Living Stettler

Ten graduates from Stettler High School jumped at the chance to do a pre-graduation fashion show for residents of Points West Living Stettler. It was an opportunity for them to get comfortable in their grad dresses (and shoes) before the big event, and residents were delighted to be part of the preview showing.

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June 26th, 2019

105th birthday a celebration of humour & spirit

Points West Living Penticton

Roberta Graham turned 105 on June 22nd and Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton threw her a big party luncheon to celebrate. She was feted with a sparkly tiara, a red carpet entrance, a wrist corsage, her choice of menu, cake, songs, letters and tributes of affection and admiration, and… poems.

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June 25th, 2019

Luau transforms community
for first anniversary celebration

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Points West Living Lac La Biche was transformed from a prairie locale into a tropical holiday destination to celebrate the community’s first anniversary on June 11. There was music, dancing, and the focus of any self-respecting luau feast, a 'roasted pig' – which in this case was not so much ‘roasted’ as baked and iced.

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June 24th, 2019

Rich cross-cultural pow-wow delights residents

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville recently opened its doors to welcome the public to a free-admission pow-wow hosted by indigenous dancers from Saddle Lake Alberta. Dancers and drummers stirred the audience with their skill and energy, and by the end of the performance, residents and guests were up on their feet, taking part in a circle dance.

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June 21st, 2019

Seniors’ Week barbeque celebrates community

Points West Living Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated Seniors’ Week with a community barbeque on June 6. They invited family, friends, and residents from Vanderwell Lodge next door. It was a fun event with raffle draws, great food and music.

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June 21st, 2019

Mascot enhances Cold Lake Rodeo outing

Points West Living Cold Lake

Points West Living Cold Lake was happy to receive complimentary tickets to the 2019 Cold Lake Rodeo from the event organizer, the Cold Lake Agricultural Society. The resulting outing took place on June 8th, with everyone bundled for the chilly weather. As the only spectators seated in the wheelchair accessible part of the grandstand, the PWL contingent enjoyed front row seats to all the action, including the antics of Boomer the Bull.

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June 12th, 2019

Advice for Stettler seniors from
local school kids: “Never do a back flip!”

Points West Living Stettler

Points West Living Stettler held lots of meaningful small-scale activities for Seniors Week, June 2-9. They included thoughtful decorations, parties, music, gardening, entertainment… and some pint-sized wisdom. Everyone enjoyed hearing from Grade 3 students about what they think of being a senior and what they think seniors need to know. 

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June 12th, 2019

Reflections of Red brings fun and frolic
to full house at PWL Stettler

Points West Living Stettler

The always entertaining Red Skelton Comedy Tribute Show touched down at Points West Living Stettler for an evening performance on June 6. Anticipation was high, as residents and family members started arriving in the main dining room 45 minutes before the start of the show to get good seats (and a pre-show snack of juice and cookies). By the time Red took the stage, every available spot was taken.

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