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Paint Evening with Ellie (& Kate)
a popular choice

For the past few months, residents at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton have enjoyed putting brush to canvas a regular paint night. The sessions are held on the last Sunday evening of each month and are led by recreation coordinator Ellie Bertrand.

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Movie buff brings the theatre experience home
to residents of PWL Athens Creek

Last summer, as Terry Chase put together his own backyard movie theatre at his home in Penticton BC, he began to think about giving residents of Points West Living Athens Creek a Movie Night. Terry serves there as a cook, and for the last several months, he’s made it happen.

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Athens Creek holds heart-y breakfast fundraiser

Over the past decade, residents of Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton have held a fundraising breakfast for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the 2019 version was a heartwarming success. 

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Kids get residents up on the dance floor…
with a twist

Thirty-six kindergarten students from nearby Parkway Elementary School, along with teachers, assistants, and parent volunteers packed a lot of fun and action into a recent visit to Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton. They were only here for an hour, and kept residents on their toes the whole time. 

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Care Partner Snapshot: 15 years
at Athens Creek

Ellie (Elizabeth) Betrand is the current recreation coordinator at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton. She began her service there on January 19, 2004 working evening security and a mix of housekeeping and first aid.

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Athens Creek New Year’s Eve Party a
‘parfait’ sendoff to 2018

In a sweet afternoon of song and bubbly, residents and a few care partners celebrated 2018 and welcomed 2019 at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton. Local performer Gillian Russell played her guitar and sang some old favourites, including one surprise number…

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Ride on historic steam train ushers in Christmas
season for Athens Creek residents

Riding the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway is high on the experience list for many residents and visitors to the Okanagan Valley. To do so at Christmas, with lights, carols, and the man in red himself, is particularly popular. As the sun was going down the afternoon of December 13, about 20 residents and care partners from Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton boarded the train for a one hour tour.

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Savouring the fruits of the sunny Okanagan

Residents at Athens Creek Retirement Lodge in Penticton – the only Points West Living community outside of Alberta – like to take full advantage of their location in the sunny Okanagan. Recently, they went on one the wine tours so popular in the region. 

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Introducing the long-serving GM of
Athens Creek Lodge in Penticton

Donna McBeth has been a member of the employee care partner team at Athens Creek Lodge in Penticton for 18 years. Her first position was in the dining room, then security, then housekeeping, kitchen, office admin, and finally, nine years ago, she accepted the position of General Manager.

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New PWL partnership in Penticton BC

Points West Living has a new partnership with a retirement community in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. In early March, three PWL wellness leaders visited Athens Creek Lodge in Penticton to do orientation and some training in the Eden philosophy of care. What they found was a community already living the Eden way. 

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