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Apples and turkeys make for great
pre-Thanksgiving activities

Residents at Points West Living Wainwright enjoyed two work bees in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The first was triggered by a huge donation of apples, and second was for the pleasure of making and sharing beautiful things. 

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Highly anticipated expansion project begins
at PWL Wainwright

Heavy equipment has begun rolling onto the green space on the back east side of Points West Living Wainwright to prepare the site for a new three-story expansion. The new building, to be completed in late 2018, will include 48 Independent Supportive Living apartment suites (39 one-bedroom and 9 two-bedroom units) and will be linked to the current building. 

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Moving with the music; new resident brings
music making to PWL Wainwright

Doreen Bell moved in to Points West Living Wainwright this past May, and ever since, she has been delighting fellow residents with her gift of music. In early August she surprised her new friends with an impromptu jam session in the dining room. A group of her musical friends dropped by, and before long ‘the joint was jumpin’! 

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Car club members connect with residents
over vintage vehicles at PWL Wainwright

The ‘Wainwright Wheelers’ rolled in to the parking lot at Points West Living Wainwright one evening in early July. They came to show off their eight vintage autos. Several residents, all gentlemen with a keen eye for vehicular beauty, gathered around, and were suitably appreciative

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PWL Wainwright celebrates Canada 150
with a backyard party

To celebrate Canada Day, residents of Points West Living Wainwright enjoyed an afternoon of garden games and refreshments. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the back garden court was set up with a variety of games, hosted by two summer students. 

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A parade, puppies and a pony
highlight Stampede Week

Stampede week is always a busy time for residents of Points West Living Wainwright. There’s the rodeo, agriculture fair and the parade. This year stormy weather cancelled residents’ plans to watch the chuckwagon races, but when the parade came around on June 24th, they came out in force – and the rain held off. 

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Seniors' Week activities offer five full days
of fun for residents of Wainwright

June 5-9 was a full work week of activities for seniors at Points West Living Wainwright. It started Monday hosting the Seniors’ Week proclamation and ended Friday with home-churned ice cream and an invitation for afternoon tea. But the big event was on Wednesday; the annual (and always popular) PWL Wainwright Seniors’ Week Barbeque. 

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PWL Wainwright floor-curlers
face first inter-community competition

When Points West Living Wainwright received a new floor-curling set earlier this year, residents quickly embraced the game. It didn’t take long for the more competitive curlers to begin preparing for a curling showdown. So, it was with great anticipation that two teams, along with a few fans and care partners boarded the community bus for their inaugural inter-community floor curling competition. 

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GM enjoys meaningful connections
at ASCHA Convention

Shannon Pugh, General Manager at Points West Living Wainwright, took in the annual ASCHA Convention just east of Edmonton recently. The Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association (ASCHA) is now in its 52nd year, and its tradeshow/convention brings together operators, vendors, administrators, politicians and researchers. 

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Residents absorbed in an afternoon of colour

Residents at Points West Living Wainwright had a colour-filled afternoon on March 8. Recreation coordinator Jenna Hopaluk provided the paint, the instruction, and a spring-themed paint-by-number picture. 

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