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Pumpkin decorating at PWL Slave Lake uses a fresh Mr. Potato Head technique

Remember Mr. Potato Head, the plastic toy you could decorate with mixed up facial features? Well, the folks at Points West Living Slave Lake decided to avoid the mess and smell of carving pumpkins and used pressed-on features to decorate their creations. The results were pretty scary… 

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Autumn leaf wreaths create warm atmosphere
at PWL Slave Lake

The trouble with collecting autumn leaves for decorating is they dry out and crumble within days. Fortunately, there are beautiful craft items that hold their colour, and look great from season to season. That’s what residents at Points West Living Slave Lake used for a recent Thanksgiving craft. 

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Lots of activities, good food, and fun
at PWL Slave Lake’s Canada-150 event

With the onset of autumn, it may feel like Canada’s sesquicentenary celebration is over, but it’s not. The folks at Points West Living Slave Lake took advantage of the year-long window for the celebration to host their big Canada-150 party on September 27, with residents, care partners, families and friends all joining in. 

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PWL Slave Lake residents embrace birds
on both sides of the window

Residents in Points West Living Slave Lake’s memory care cottages are interacting with bird species they’ve known in nature throughout their lives. The plush versions residents hold now are cuddly replicas of their wild brethren that flock to garden feeders outside the window. 

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PWL Slave Lake commemorates two years
with a birthday party for everyone

August 4, 2017 marked two years to the day since newly hired employee care partners at Points West Living Slave Lake first arrived at the brand new residence to begin their orientation. Residents and care partners chose to commemorate the occasion with a birthday celebration barbeque. 

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Cultural sharing among residents for
National Aboriginal Day celebration

Points West Living Slave Lake joined in Canada’s celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 21st. Residents were treated to drumming, dancing, and an indigenous feast. It all started with a traditional smudge. 

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Horses, kids and sunshine bring neighbours
out for PWL Slave Lake 'rodeo'

This is Points West Living Slave Lake’s second year hosting a hands-on ‘rodeo’ during Seniors’ Week. On June 7th, local horseman Sandy Williams brought five of his horses – and his four young children ages five to eleven – to give community seniors a chance to get up close with the animals and watch some rodeo skills. 

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'The Man in Black' and 'The King' pay a
double-tribute visit to PWL Slave Lake

What a treat for residents of Points West Living Slave Lake to have not just one, but two musical legends in one afternoon show. On Saturday April 8th, residents and family members gathered to watch and laugh and sing along to the many memorable songs of the late greats, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, presented by tribute artist, Leland Johnson of Cochrane Alberta. 

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Celebrating new names
for PWL Slave Lake cottages

Since Points West Living Slave Lake welcomed its first residents in September 2015, the names of its four ‘cottages’ have been temporary; A, B, C & D. During the past month, residents, families and care partners helped come up with new descriptive and agreeable identifiers to replace the generic names; and they held special activities to celebrate the results. 

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Residents see their own history on
the big screen

Residents at Points West Living Slave Lake are benefitting from the outreach programs at the Slave Lake Public Library. Every two weeks someone from the library comes by with books, and most recently, with a movie that in some ways reflects residents’ own histories. 

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