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Bingo! The green version

While the game itself has roots in Italy, its ongoing popularity on the Emerald Isle makes bingo a great activity for St. Patrick’s Day; Especially when the bingo cards are green as they were for the celebration at Points West Living Cold Lake. Green headgear, bingo, O’Doul’s near-beer, and green-iced cupcakes made for a fun afternoon of celebrating all things Irish.

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Manicure Mondays deliver more than pretty nails

Manicure Mondays are a relatively new thing at Points West Living Cold Lake, but a core group of residents has embraced the activity with joy. They meet on a couple of Monday evenings almost every month, and sit and visit around the table while employee care partners shape and paint their nails. You can see by the photos how much they enjoy both the process and the results.

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Cold Lake team takes shape

Three months after she was named to the position, Amanda Winterhalt (left in above photo) is just about ready to take on the General Manager role at Points West Living Cold Lake. And that’s because Rhonda Parsons (right) has come on board to replace her as Wellness Supervisor and Educator.

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Goin’ on a Lion Hunt…

Residents quickly got into the safari spirit at a recent event at Points West Living Cold Lake. All it took was a lion (costume), some hiding places, eagle-eyed residents, and some toy guns and the hunt was on.

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Beautiful dance reflects indigenous culture of caring

Points West Living Cold Lake observed Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Residents enjoyed an indigenous dance performance, learned about first nations’ culture, and a commemorated the lost children and survivors of residential schools.

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Top stepping resident is all-around active

Points West Living Cold Lake was the top finishing PWL community in the recent #Steps2MentalHealth walking challenge. One of the main contributors to that accomplishment was resident Emil (Ben) Benusic (right, above), who walked an astonishing 629,764 steps. Ben finished in third place among hundreds of individual residents, employee care partners, families, and supporters from 26 PWL and Connecting Care communities (The top two finishers tell their story here).

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Little artists give residents a taste of autumn

COVID restrictions meant that Grade 3 students from Cold Lake Elementary School couldn’t come to Points West Living Cold Lake to create art with residents as planned. However the little artists did the work on their own and shared their finished creations with residents.

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Residents get out on the water for a guided boat cruise

Five residents from Points West Living Cold Lake recently got to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and beautiful views of Cold Lake from the sheltered deck of a 30-foot Regal cruiser. They spent an hour touring out on the water, then returned to on shore, where they lingered to watch people enjoying the beach and marina.

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Trishaw cycling gives riders a tour of the town

There’s a new set of wheels cycling about the City of Cold Lake this summer. It’s an e-bike ‘trishaw’ piloted by volunteers who provide local seniors with a front row tour of their town. Residents at Points West Living Cold Lake have been taking full advantage of the opportunity.

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Pony and puppy love capture residents’ hearts

Other than Nellie the resident cat, it’s been a long time since residents of Points West Living Cold Lake have seen any animal – let alone stroked or held one. That’s what made a recent visit of two ponies, one horse and a puppy so very touching.

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