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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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St. Patrick’s Day party a highlight for residents

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Stettler embraced their O’s and Mc’s and a whole lot of Irish icons to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone was fitted up in green clothes and bobbles, and the green (NA) beer was flowing. 

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Donated box of vintage records results in flood
of fond musical memories

One day last fall, someone dropped off a box of old vinyl records to Points West Living Stettler. Since there was no on-site record player (who needs one these days, right?), recreation coordinator Jenn Dixon started checking out units in antique stores. To her delight, she found one where she least expected it, and since then residents have been enjoying leisurely journeys back in musical time.

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Special visitors bring music and merriment
to PWL Stettler

Residents at Points West Living Stettler welcomed more than a hundred young visitors in the week leading up to Christmas. Students from two local elementary schools, Stettler Elementary and Christ-King Catholic School performed songs, made crafts and visited with residents. 

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Young hockey helpers serve up
Family Christmas Suppers

On Tuesday, December 12, and the following three evenings Points West Living Stettler hosted a Family Christmas Supper for residents and their families. With up to 60 people at each of the four sittings, it was a very busy week. For three of those evenings, extra help was on hand from players of two local minor hockey teams.

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Points West Living Stettler joins Eden Registry

Points West Living Stettler is now an official Eden Alternative® Community. General Manager Carol Dyck received the call on November 16 that the community has been accepted into the organization’s Eden Registry. On November 30, Eden Alternative® shared the news with the world-wide Eden community. 

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Remembrance Day service is appreciated by
full house at PWL Stettler

Points West Living Stettler held its Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 10. It included the traditional March of Colours, the Last Post, two minutes of silence, an Invocation and Lesson by Pastor Ross Helgeton, recitation of In Flanders Fields, and a wreath-laying ceremony at a representative cenotaph. 

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Community award highlights PWL Stettler commitment to training… and fun

The Stettler Board of Trade held its annual Business and Citizenship Awards Gala at the end of October, and this year, Points West Living Stettler won the Learning in the Workplace Award. The gala also had a bit of fun, especially when General Manager Carol Dyck shared the spotlight with the new Mayor of Stettler.

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Kids, costumes, candy, and condiments
add colour to Hallowe’en at PWL Stettler

Residents at Points West Living Stettler enjoy regular visits from two different children’s day homes, and on Hallowe’en, both groups came to show off their costumes. They gave cookies to residents, and the residents were ready with candy for the children’s Hallowe’en sacks. 

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Family fiddle, song and dance performance
enthralls PWL Stettler residents

The always popular Craig West & Family returned to Points West Stettler for another well-attended performance on September 7th. Born blind, Craig took up the violin at the age of 11 and has mastered its various genres from classical concert pieces to gypsy music, old-time fiddling, bluegrass, and gospel. He was accompanied by his wife Angie on the piano and twin daughters who sing and dance. 

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