Points West Living - Red Deer
Alberta premier visits Points West Living Red Deer
Premier Jason Kenny paid a quick outdoor visit to Points West Living Red Deer on July 18. The morning was a bit chilly, but the rain held off so the premier was able to speak from the courtyard (with microphone and speaker) as residents watched and listened from their balconies.
Personal voice amplifiers keep conversations flowing
If you’ve ever tried to visit in a noisy setting you’ll know that conversation is only as good as the ability of participants to hear one another. For families and residents meeting during COVID visiting restrictions, meaningful conversation at 2-metres next to a busy street, or through a window, or even on a tablet can be a challenge. The recreation team at Points West Living Red Deer has come up with a solution that has changed the flow of conversations – for the better.
Continuing Care construction is the main attraction
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded around the world this winter and spring, our individual worlds shrank. With regular activities curtailed, and live entertainment shut down, residents at Points West Living Red Deer have had front row seats to a real-life drama; the construction of a new 150 suite Continuing Care community.
Residents thrilled with recent TV news coverage
A handful of residents at Points West Living Red Deer were pleased to be featured in a recent Global TV News story. PWL Red Deer is one of the communities operated by Connecting Care to receive one of the 22 iPad tablets donated by telecommunications service provider Shaw Communications.
High rollers come out to PWL Red Deer Casino Night
Residents at Points West Living Red Deer play an active role in creating the community’s monthly activity calendar, and the top choice for February was a Casino Night. With three games on the go, great food, drinks, and prizes, the evening lived up to its billing.
Bride says ‘Yes to the Dress’ 67 years later
Don and Joyce Lancaster recently moved to Points West Living Red Deer, packing up their family home of 47 years. During the move, Joyce’s wedding dress was discovered, and the family wondered if she would want to try it on. On November 15th, the couple celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary, and Joyce once again said 'yes to the dress'.
Snail-mail correspondence leads to sustained Eden moment
Every year, Points West Living and Connecting Care recognize inspirational Eden initiatives. At this year’s Annual Conference, Points West Living Red Deer received the ‘Eden Moment of the Year’ award for its program matching young school children with residents – through the (almost lost) art of letter writing.
Work begins on expansion to bring long-term care to PWL Red Deer
When Points West Living Red Deer opened its doors in the summer of 2016, there was some talk of an eventual expansion. Now, a mere three years later, that expansion is set to begin. The completely new six-storey structure, going up on the north side of the existing building will house a higher level of care than the current community can provide.
Autumn bounty work bee creates delicious treats for the whole community
A huge basket of backyard apples and a super-sized zucchini contributed to some tasty treats recently at Points West Living Red Deer. And a willing group of residents did the work required to transition the fruit from garden to table.
Resident pup is a ‘very good boy’
for PWL Red Deer
Meet Allen, the two-year-old Border Collie/Blue Heeler cross who has made Points West Living Red Deer his home away from home since he was a tiny pup. He comes in most days with Alyssa Seifried, the community’s recreation coordinator, but he spends his days lapping up affection from residents.