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Library bookmobile visits prompt the creation
of a social Reading Club at PWL Peace River

Residents of Points West Living Peace River are rekindling the joys of reading and sharing what they’ve discovered. This is thanks to an initiative by the Peace River Municipal Library to bring books to people in seniors residences who can’t easily make it to the library.

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PWL Peace River celebrates fifth anniversary

September 11 was a very special day for residents and care partners who have been at Points West Living Peace River since the community opened in September 2013. They were showered with appreciation for the five years of service and contribution. There was great food, great music and a crazy photo booth that got everyone smiling.

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Walking club takes in the beauty
of the Peace River Valley

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Peace River have enjoyed getting out for walks along the beautiful Peace River this summer. They walk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, weather permitting, and on one outing, they enjoyed a sweet treat along the way.

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Health Minister hears how Paramedic program
has improved resident's quality of life

Points West Living Peace River welcomed Alberta’s Minister of Health when Sarah Hoffman arrived to highlight the expansion of Alberta Health Services’ Community Paramedic Program. The program provides care to people who need monitoring following hospitalization or need assistance dealing with chronic illness. One PWL Peace River resident who has benefitted from the program was pleased to meet with ‘her’ paramedic and the Minister when they visited on August 23.

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It was a Happy Fathers’ Day at PWL Peace River

A special Dad-type meal, a richly-iced chocolate cake, and personal crafty treats were all served up at Points West Living Peace River in honour of Fathers’ Day. The edible ‘goody-men’ treats were created by a team of employee care partners and residents. Can you guess what they’re made of? 

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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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