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Points West Living - Red Deer

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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Residents help to make Eden happen
at PWL Red Deer

The Eden Alternative philosophy “affirms that care is not a one-way street, but rather a collaborative partnership.” And residents at Points West Living Red Deer are pitching in to make it happen. 

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'Coffee House' becomes the social hub
of PWL Red Deer

What started as a simple offer from a family member has grown to become the social highlight of the week for residents of Points West Living Red Deer. Every Wednesday, residents gather in the 4th Floor living room to visit with each other, share food and music, and even get up dancing. 

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O'Doul's Flows at Oktoberfest Party

It’s been just a few weeks since residents began moving in to the new Points West Living Red Deer, but they’ve already begun having some great social times together. On October 13th, the entire community celebrated Oktoberfest, with special food, music and dancing.

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Autumn Wreaths bring the Season Home

Residents at Points West Living Red Deer got creative with repurposed coat hangers and bed sheets to make beautiful autumn wreaths to hang on their front doors. Care partners brought all of the supplies one evening in late September, and by the time they were done, everyone had a beautiful wreath to show. 

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The Welcoming Faces of PWL Red Deer

Care partners at Points West Living Red Deer are ready. After weeks and months of preparation they have opened the doors to welcome new residents. Here are some photos of members of that wonderful team, many of whom have moved to PWL Red Deer from other PWL locations. Do you recognize anyone?

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Helping with Habitat

Advance team members at Points West Living Red Deer made good use of some free time early in July. The construction contractor needed to clear the new PWL building for a day to wrap up work on the site, so the PWL team took the opportunity to volunteer for the day at Habitat for Humanity. 

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