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Stop the presses! Residents amazed to watch
a modern print shop in action

A group of Points West Living Wainwright residents got an inside look at the guts of a 111-year old local institution recently, with a tour of the Wainwright Star News printing plant. Owner Roger Holmes personally showed everyone around, and residents watched in awe as the big equipment ran through a print run of two separate newspapers. 

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Students and seniors share lives and stories
at PWL Wainwright

Every Tuesday for the months of November and December, a group of 36 students from Wainwright High School and their teacher have been meeting with a group of residents at Points West Living Wainwright. The visits, part of the school’s mentorship program, have taken place throughout the PWL community; independent living, supportive living, and in memory care.

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Residents to get first look at
PWL Wainwright expansion

The Interim General Manager of Points West Living Wainwright is looking forward to construction wrapping up on the community’s brand new Independent Supportive Living expansion. The contractor hand-over date is scheduled for the end of November, and Allyn Andrews says soon after that, current residents will be invited to take a preview tour of the finished building.

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Time-change Monday is the perfect day
to stay in one’s pyjamas

Even though we get an extra hour of sleep when our clocks ‘fall back’ with the return of daylight standard time, the time change can be a little unsettling. That’s why employee care partners at Points West Living Wainwright decided to declare Monday November 5 ‘Pyjama Day’.

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A generous collection of oil lamps, and
afternoon tea at the home of a cookbook legend

Several residents from Points West Living Wainwright enjoyed a bus trip recently to the nearby community of Irma; their destination, the Irma Museum. With its handful of historic buildings, the museum houses treasures from the early farming days in the area. One of these collections was donated by a PWL Wainwright resident.

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PWL Wainwright residents wrap up summer
outings with a picnic and some honey

Residents of Points West Living Wainwright wrapped up a busy summer of outings with a picnic and a visit to a bee farm. The picnic was held in the Municipal District of Wainwright Riverdale Mini-Park, located about 16 kilometres north of town. Some took advantage of the onsite course to challenge each other to a game of mini-golf.

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Museum visit reveals personal ‘artifacts’ for
PWL Wainwright residents

You know you have reached ‘a certain age’ when items you personally wore, made, or worked with are on display at your local museum. That’s what a handful of Points West Living Wainwright residents experienced when they went on a day outing to the 'Teacups to Tractors' museum in nearby Edgerton.

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PWL Wainwright residents enjoy a perfect
summer evening campfire treat

Residents at Points West Living Wainwright took advantage of one of the longest days of the year to have an evening campfire and s’mores. “It was June 27,” says recreation coordinator Shauna Lee Carlson, “and after a perfectly lovely day, we gathered around our backyard fire pit for a visit and s'mores.”

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'Kokedama' craft time is messy but rewarding for PWL Wainwright residents

Resident crafters at Points West Living Wainwright were delighted – and admittedly curious – when General Manager Carli Lopez volunteered to lead them through making a kokedama. It’s part of a series of craft opportunities that combine learning about culture with hands-on creation. 

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Sixty year friendship flourishes
at PWL Wainwright

Hazel Dalton and Dot Pomeroy have been friends for more than 60 years. It’s a friendship that began in Wainwright, and sustained across the miles and over the years. Now that they’re both at Points West Living Wainwright, they are rediscovering the pleasure of sharing memories and making new ones together. 

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