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Getting to the ‘heart’ of a decorative Christmas

Residents have been busy putting their own stamp on Christmas at Points West Living Slave Lake. A few weeks ago, they decided that PWL Slave Lake was missing ‘decorations from the heart’. So, they planned to change that, starting with the Christmas tree at the front entrance.

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PWL Slave Lake remembers

Residents at Points West Living Slave Lake took the afternoon of Friday, November 9 to prepare for Sunday’s Remembrance Day service. They made poppy-themed decorations, and added poppies to memorial wreaths.

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Prizes and surprises at PWL Slave Lake
Halloween party

A few masks, a witch’s hat, and some silly headbands gave every resident at Points West Living Slave Lake the chance to be in disguise for a few moments during the community’s Halloween party. Most employee care partners wore their costume for the day, and had a friendly competition going for best costume.

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Surprise visit by dental clinic brings out
some beautiful smiles

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Slave Lake were treated to a surprise visit recently from Slave Lake Dental. There were no picks, polish or drills, just some very pleasant ladies who took their break time from the clinic to give back to their community.

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Slave Lake celebrates Health Care Aide Day with
helping hands, flowers, cake, and candy

Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated Health Care Aide Day on October 18. In the morning, General Manager Marilyn Badduik, along with Educator Shanika McQueen and recreation coordinator Mailyn Fornoles lent a hand as the HCAs prepared breakfast for residents.

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'Togetherness Party' gathers residents
and care partners from every cottage

In Points West Living communities, the ‘cottage’ is most residents’ home base. The cluster of suites centred around a cottage kitchen is a place where a group of residents and regular employee care partners can develop a real sense of family. That makes it all the more special when the full community gathers, such as at the recent 'Togetherness Party' at Points West Living Slave Lake.

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Gorgeous blooms bring outdoor beauty inside
for residents of PWL Slave Lake

In early August, the hydrangea bushes in the courtyard of Points West Living Slave Lake were heavy with big beautiful white flower clusters. There were so many, care partners decided to cut enough to fill vases to place in every cottage. While they were at it, they had a little photo fun.

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Worth the wait; Canada Day at PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated Canada Day when there were lots of people around to enjoy it – Friday July 6. As many as 120 people joined residents and care partners for a barbeque lunch of burgers, hot dogs, salads, sides, drinks and desserts.

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Happy 100th Birthday to Caroline Yellowknee

Caroline Yellowknee was all smiles as the Points West Living Slave Lake community gathered to honour her on her 100th birthday. It was a decidedly low key event compared to the party thrown by her family in her home community of Wabasca.

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New bird feeders go along with ‘Bird Tales’
for PWL Slave Lake residents

Points West Living Slave Lake residents gather regularly to listen to stories; then they go to the community courtyard to fill bird feeders. One day in the last week of May, that pleasant routine got a bit of a nudge. The bird feeders were full, so Recreation Therapist, Hannah Kaupp got creative, and so did the residents. 

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