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Valentine’s Day party a winner at PWL
Slave Lake

Hearts were in the air, on the table, and tied to the general manager when Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated St. Valentine’s Day on February 14. Residents enjoyed platters of food, music, and the excitement of prize draws through the afternoon. 

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‘Best before’ flowers a beautiful reminder
of a caring community

For the past nine months, Points West Living Slave Lake has been on the receiving end of armloads of beautiful flowers. Every couple of weeks, a local flower shop comes by with perfectly beautiful unsold floral arrangements that are approaching their ‘best before date’. The result is a stunning ever-changing collection of fresh flowers.

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Generosity of spirit marks the holiday season

Goodies and treats were flowing throughout the Christmas season at Points West Living Slave Lake, with many residents and visitors giving and exchanging gifts. For one relatively new employee care partner, witnessing so many deliberate acts of kindness was surprising and heartwarming. 

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MLA visits PWL Slave Lake,
and rediscovers old friends

On December 8, Danielle Larivee, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Lesser Slave Lake, along with her mother Linda, came to visit Points West Living Slave Lake. She brought a beautiful Christmas poinsettia to share with residents and enjoyed an afternoon of visiting over coffee and snacks. 

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Year-round giving warms hearts
at PWL Slave Lake

It’s not just Christmas that brings out the generosity of folks in Slave Lake. Every month a local resident drops by Points West Living Slave Lake bearing treats for residents. And recently, several employee care partners received a surprising thank you gift from the daughter of a cherished resident. 

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WAG remembers the Second World War
from the air

Gordon Cloake recently moved into Points West Living Peace River. At this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony, he, along with other veterans, was honoured for his service. Born on November 17, 1924 in Saskatchewan, Gordon was just 18 when he enlisted and began basic training at the Royal Canadian Air Force ‘Manning Depot’ in Edmonton. 

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PWL Slave Lake welcomes
new General Manager... over lunch

The thing that Marilyn Badduik likes best so far in her position as General Manager of Points West Living Slave Lake is going to lunch. Every day, she gets to go to a different cottage to dine with residents and care partners. She finds it a great way to get to know residents and team members, to experience how things work, and to enjoy some good food while she’s at it. 

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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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