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Points West Living - Red Deer

Great food, company and game make for a
perfect Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday at Points West Living Red Deer was a perfect combination of fantastic food, good company, and a great game. Residents gathered in the main dining room to watch the game together and were treated to some amazing game day snacks. 

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Paint night, Points West Living style

Independent living residents at Points West Living Red Deer shared a fun community event recently; Paint Night, PWL style. Following a similar format to the popular Paint Nite® phenomenon, recreation coordinator Barb Morris walked participants through painting a personalized creation. 

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Students spread Christmas cheer throughout
the PWL Red Deer community

Every resident at Points West Living Red Deer had a chance to interact and create with Grade 7 students during a multi-cottage activity on December 19. The sixty-eight students from St Patrick’s School were divided among each of PWL Red Deer’s eight separate ‘cottages’. They had some great one-on-one time with residents in the family-style cottage kitchens and produced some fine cookies. 

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Missionary to be first face on ‘100 Years Loved’
wall at PWL Red Deer

Charlie Shorten celebrated his 100th birthday at Points West Living Red Deer on December 5. The recreation team, care partners, family members and friends secretly worked together to surprise him with a party, and to give his portrait the place of honour on a new display wall. 

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Swatter Ball has folks swinging
at PWL Red Deer

There’s a new game in town, at Points West Living Red Deer. ‘Swatter Ball’ is light on cost and equipment but generous in laughs. All it takes to start is one balloon, a fly-swatter for each player, and a room big enough for a circle of fun. 

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Aquarium fish are keeping quiet and
colourful company at PWL Red Deer

There’s a new attraction at Points West Living Red Deer; or rather, three new attractions in one tank. A new fresh-water aquarium has been installed in one of the memory cottages, and residents are helping care for the fish.

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Residents connect and learn in PWL Red Deer
Marriage and Memory Care group

When Beth Damiani’s husband Reno was diagnosed with dementia, she was in uncharted waters. “I was taken aback," she says. "I had never even been around anyone with dementia.” Then Reno moved into memory care, and Beth joined him at Points West Living Red Deer. She chose to live in an independent living suite and spend much of her time with Reno. The couple's life transition has been aided by a new program with fellow residents on a similar journey. 

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Living creatively adds real value to your life,
both in the moment and in the future

Engaging with the arts provides physical, emotional, cognitive and social benefits throughout life, and the positive effects are particularly striking for seniors. There’s even a Creative Aging Awareness Week held across Canada every year. Several Points West Living communities took part this year, including Points West Living Red Deer, where residents chose to make decorative wreaths for each resident’s door to brighten the halls for spring and summer. 

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PWL Red Deer partners with Public Library for
in-community access to large print books

Points West Living Red Deer has its own 'micro-branch' of the Red Deer Public Library. Thanks to a recent collaboration between the PWL and the library, residents have access to a rotating collection of 60 large-print volumes.

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St. Patrick's Day celebrates
the spirit of the Emerald Isle

Residents living in the first floor Memory Care Cottage at Points West Living Red Deer celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with food, music and fun. Even those with no Irish heritage enjoyed the bright green theme. 

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