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Spontaneous balloon volley draws unexpected
interest, community, and fun

It just took one to start, but within a few minutes, it turned into a four-person game at Points West Living Peace River. Housekeeping care partner Ryan Fedillo picked up a tube of foam pipe insulation and handed another to 97-year-old Anne Kuran who was sitting alone at the games table. Ryan blew up a balloon, tied it off and the game was on. 

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Elders and students make contact
across the generational divide

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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Friends gather in the library for Valentine’s
tea party

The Library at Points West Living Peace River is a perfect place for small gatherings, and one resident put it to good use on February 13, for a family and friends afternoon valentine’s tea party. Resident Mary Biggs and her daughter Lynn Hanusz decorated and prepared the room. 

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Following best practice limits the spread
of Seasonal Influenza, but it’s still a
tough experience for all.

Have you ever wondered what happens behind closed doors when there’s an outbreak of Seasonal Influenza? Thanks to Points West Living Peace River, we’re able to share the step by step protocol followed during a recent outbreak. We also get a hint of the collective effort and personal suffering such an event can cause.

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Costume contest highlights a day of spooky fun
at PWL Peace River

All Hallows’ Eve started off innocently enough at Points West Living Peace River with the arrival of 38 little folks from the kindergarten class at Good Shepherd School. But once the sweet spooks were gone, competition began to heat up over residents’ and care partners’ costumes, and it was only good planning that prevented a Monster Mash… 

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Heritage Day is a colourful celebration
at PWL Peace River

Points West Living Peace River is a multicultural hub. Sixteen different nationalities are represented among residents, families and care partners, and they all contributed recently to a very successful Heritage Day celebration.

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And, they're off! It's a high stakes
horse race at PWL Peace River

What do you get when six nursing students are tasked with coming up with a creative recreation activity? At Points West Living Peace River, it was a high stakes horse race, with props and prizes and a lot of fun. 

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From Servery to Library, residents claim
perfect spot for poetry and parties

Not long ago, the room was known as the Servery, a butlers’ pantry where light food preparation could take place. But the Points West Living Peace River Resident Council thought the bright room with its covered patio and spectacular view could be put to much better use; as a library.

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Sweet Mothers' Day flower delivery
brings smiles to residents

He may be little, but when Jack Oostvogel comes to visit residents at Points West Living Peace River, he leaves a big impact. The four-year-old dropped by with his parents on Mothers’ Day bearing bunches of flowers and lots of good will. 

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Smiles create more smiles for residents
at PWL Peace River

A smile can be contagious, and it certainly proved to be when care partners brought ready-made smiles and a camera into Points West Living Peace River’s Memory Lane cottage. It was just a bit of silliness that brought big smiles and a lot of laughter to an early spring morning. 

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