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PWL Stettler gardens give back to residents
who tend them with loving care

The summer of 2018 was a great growing season for the gardens at Points West Living Stettler. Individual residents (or their cottage community), along with family members, take care of each raised bed in the courtyard. They take responsibility for everything from planning to planting and harvesting to fall clean-up.

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Car racing enthusiasts gather at the track
at PWL Stettler

At least once a week, a group of ardent racing fans at Points West Living Stettler gather for an afternoon at the track. There’s no smell of burning rubber, and no sound of rumbling motors, but there is a real excitement in the air. It’s time to jockey for position around the racetrack table, and pick up the die.

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Old time country music singers strike a chord
with residents at PWL Stettler

Alberta country music entertainers Randy & Rai Smith visited Points West Living Stettler recently to put on a show for the community. The duo performed a selection of familiar old-time country songs as well as several of their own compositions, and residents made a very responsive and appreciative crowd.

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Congratulations to PWL Stettler
on Five Year Anniversary

Points West Living Stettler was in full party mode for its recent fifth anniversary celebration. There were streamers, balloons, cakes, and gifts. Care partners and residents all participated in the planning, decorating, speaking, and welcoming guests.

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Strawberry shortcake and Alzheimer’s Support
find sweet spot at PWL Stettler

Every year, Dean Cowan puts on a Strawberry Social for people in his Alzheimer’s support groups. This year, his first one in Stettler, was hosted by Points West Living Stettler, and residents and family members in the PWL community were happy to join in.

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PWL Stettler celebrates graduates;
past, present, and by association

Points West Living Stettler celebrated graduates recently, and not just those who were receiving their completion certificates this spring. They celebrated grads past and present and they honoured those who were celebrating their loved ones’ graduations.

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Playing it forward; one piano donation triggers
a triad of musical gifts

This is a story of three pianos, two loved and well played, and a third, brand new and untested. Each of the pianos now has a happy home, and one of those homes is Points West Living Stettler. It all started with the donation of a new, Roland electronic piano to the Long Term Care center at Stettler Hospital. 

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Scones, fine china, and fascinators bring
regal flair to royal wedding watchers

Some residents at Points West Living Stettler were so excited about `the royal wedding’ they were almost ready to get up at 3-AM on May 19th, to watch Meghan and Harry tie the knot live on television. Most others were happy to watch a video recording of the proceedings the next day, after a good night’s sleep. The dedicated royalists decided to join them and they made an event of it. 

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Unforgettable flowers highlight support
for Alzheimer Awareness

Points West Living Stettler held its own Alzheimer Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 27. The forget-me-not flowers were available in seed packets and as bright blue cards to mark a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

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Partner in hair care is a treasured member
of the PWL Stettler community

When Points West Living Stettler first opened its doors in the summer of 2013, a new contracted in-house hair stylist had already set up shop. In the five years that have followed, Cathy Cassidy has trimmed and coloured and curled hair for just about everyone who lives and serves at PWL Stettler, and more besides. 

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