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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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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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