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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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PWL Slave Lake co-hosts the town’s
Seniors’ Week Barbeque

Points West Living Slave Lake held a Seniors’ Week barbeque on June 5, co-hosting along with Slave Lake’s Seniors’ coordinator, Tammy Kendall. The whole town was invited, with people aged 55 and up dining free of charge. The rest of the guests paid just $5. 

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Mothers’ Day Tea celebrates the women
of PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake held a Mothers’ Day Tea and Luncheon on Friday May 11. Women residents each got to invite any two guests to join them. The women and their guests enjoyed delicious food, beautiful flowers, and great entertainment. 

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Resident is queen for the day
on her 100th birthday

On April 6, 2018, Points West Living Slave Lake resident Mary Giroux turned 100 years of age. “We dressed Mary in a tiara, feather boa and gave her a scepter so she could celebrate her birthday as royalty!” says recreation coordinator Ashleigh Turner. Mary wore them with majesty. 

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Everyone gets some hippity-hoppity treats at
PWL Slave Lake Easter Party

It was just a little fun planned for an Easter Monday afternoon at Points West Living Slave Lake. Recreation Aide Delaila Mesina kicked it off with an exercise class, followed by snacks and games. Then, wearing her rabbit ears, she brought smiles throughout the community by handing out plastic Easter eggs filled with chocolate to every resident in the building.

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Pub snacks and lucky coins draw residents
to St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Points West Living Slave Lake cooks Roland Salmorin and Ravi Rangaswamy sure know how to attract a crowd, and that’s exactly what they did for the residents’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration. It was an afternoon of snacking on deep-fried succhini sticks, boneless chicken thighs, pretzels and popcorn twists. 

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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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