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Volunteer uses creativity and care to enrich
PWL Stettler community

Jean Bischke comes by Points West Living Stettler two days a week to take part in activities with residents from all the different cottages. She leads ‘Coffee & Conversation’, a group crossword challenge, and has recently begun a 'Powder Puff Nail Care' program.

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Recognizing good deeds catches on
with 'Mitzvah Program'

The Hebrew word Mitzvah means a good or praiseworthy deed; something done without expectation of receiving anything in return. The goal of the Points West Living Stettler 'Mitzvah Program' is to catch someone doing a good deed and to recognize it. The results are a little bit of Eden.

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Two newly minted LPNs celebrate
new positions at PWL Stettler

Two Health Care Aides at Points West Living Stettler celebrated achieving their LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) designations recently. They received confirmation in early January that both had successfully passed the competency exams. And as it turns out, there were jobs waiting for them right on site.

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Community recognition for resident
on her 100th birthday

Congratulations to Jean (Handyside) Chapman who recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Points West Living Stettler. She received notes from Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Governor General, and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. 

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PWL Stettler residents experience exhilarating
Remembrance Day moment

The stirring tones of bagpipes and drums wound their way through Points West Living Stettler, as residents and care partners prepared for this year’s Remembrance Day service. It is a sound like no other, and the sight of the Alberta Justice & Solicitor General Regimental Pipes & Drums in full dress was equally impressive. And for one resident, it was particularly memorable.

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The go-to person for financial services and…
music?

Every month, Kelly Caughlin comes to Points West Living Stettler to offer banking services to PWL residents. As a Financial Advisor with Scotia Bank she is well qualified and appreciated for her role, but she recently stepped up in a surprising way. She brought in a band.

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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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