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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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Fitness fun brings residents together
at PWL Slave Lake

A twice-weekly exercise class which started in January at Points West Living Slave Lake is growing in numbers, and residents are seeing fitness results. For many residents the real success of the class is in physically challenging themselves, getting to know their neighbours, and having fun. 

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Paint-by-Numbers makes for a
satisfying Paint Day

Paint Night is a creative social event held in pubs and halls in many towns and cities these days, so Points West Living Slave Lake decided to have its own ‘Paint Day’. At Paint Nights, participants are led through painting the same scene, but bring their own creativity to it (see PWL News April 13, 2016). The PWL Slave Lake version was a little simpler. 

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GM Gifted with One Less Worry
in Cancer Battle

The Points West Living community, and friends from Slave Lake and across Canada have rallied to support Julie Bradstreet. The General Manager of Points West Living Slave Lake is dealing with health issues that require her to get treatment far away from her young family, and the community has stepped forward to share that burden.

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