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January Birthday Fun at Cold Lake

Bowling, games and sweets were part of the celebrations at Cold Lake's January Birthday Celebration.

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Introducing Kristine Cardinal, GM of Cold Lake

Kristine Cardinal, new GM of Points West Living Cold Lake

Kristine is new to her role but not to Points West Living or Cold Lake.Growing up in Saddle Lake with a loving family on a reserve north of Edmonton, Kristine’s career in health care began as a care aide at the Bonnyville Extendicare where she discovered her passion for providing care to the elderly.

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Creative Christmas Collection

Jackie Hunter making Christmas ornaments

The folks at Points West Living Cold Lake were happy to get busy making what would become more than 50 Christmas ornaments that would decorate the community, many of which were hung on residents’ doors.

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Creating warmth at Cold Lake

Christina Faithful painting pumpkins

This year’s Thanksgiving was celebrated at lunchtime for the folks at Points West Living Cold Lake this year.  

Everyone got into the spirit of the occasion by joining in to apply their creativity to produce beautiful decorations, fall bouquets, and painted pumpkins for the Thanksgiving lunch tables.

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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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