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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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100th Day challenge nets a cartload of donations
for the Food Bank

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Wainwright all got on board with a project dreamed up by recreation coordinator, Shauna Lee Carlson. Shauna Lee was looking for a way to mark the 100th day of the year and came up with the idea to collect 100 cans of food for the local Food Bank. 

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PWL Wainwright has a new General Manager

Carli Lopez has been named as the new General Manager of Points West Living Wainwright. She’s been on the job for two months now as says the part of her work that gives her the greatest joy is working alongside residents and care partners.

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Trio of Valour Quilts presented to
PWL Wainwright veterans

John Pelkey, Lova Johnson, and Joan Hofmann (pictured above) received warm honours recently for their military service to Canada. The Points West Living Wainwright veterans each received a beautiful handmade quilt, for comfort and thanks from the Quilts of Valour Canada organization. 

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Residents learn Swedish weaving,
a new way with a needle

“All you need is fabric, a little yarn, a needle, and a pattern.” That’s one of the reasons hair stylist Terie Nickel likes to do Swedish weaving, and why she decided to share her skills with residents of Points West Living Wainwright. “It’s also easy to learn, and once you get the hang of it, it goes quite quickly.” 

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Festive nails add sparkle to the season
at PWL Wainwright

The ladies of Points West Living Wainwright have come to enjoy a regular spa day, once a month. Usually, the pampering involves a facial mask, moisturizer, and hand care. For December, it was a special morning of mini manicures, with a few baby cuddles on the side. 

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Performance delivers music, laughs,
and a birth-date surprise at PWL Wainwright

Sheldon Frissell played to a very supportive crowd when he came to entertain at Points West Living Wainwright on November 29. It was particularly special for Sheldon because his very first grandchild was born that very day, and he was able to share the moment with his own grandmother who lives at PWL Wainwright. 

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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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