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Vintage cars turn back the clock for Drayton Valley residents

Residents at Points West Living Drayton Valley had a fun evening reliving their memories when the parking lot became adorned with vintage cars, graciously displayed there thanks to Mark from the Northern Thunder Car Club. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed dessert in the courtyard. The event took place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.



The Gift of Giving fills 'blessing bags' from Drayton Valley

Every Friday employee care partners at Points West Living Drayton Valley choose to donate two dollars for the freedom of wearing jeans to work—a year-round tradition that raises donation monies for charitable organizations in the community of Drayton Valley.

For National Acts of Kindness Day this year, the money from the jeans day fund was used to buy supplies for residents and care partners to make blessing bags to donate to a local outdoor pantry that serves those who are unhoused and facing food scarcity.



Building friendships and gingerbread houses

Glenda Mabbutt with friends and their gingerbread house

Teens and seniors hanging out together socially? That may cause some apprehension. But at Points West Living Drayton Valley the feeling has gone from apprehension to anticipation.

It all started when a teacher from Little School In The Valley talked about having her middle school students volunteering to spend time with seniors and become pen pals. 



Countdown to Christmas starts with decorations

Kay Conroy decorating her own mini-Christmas tree

December started off with a burst of Christmas activities at Points West Living Drayton Valley. Decorating the many full sized Christmas trees in the community was very popular among the residents.



Poppies Row on Row

Remembrance Day at Points West Living Drayton Valley drew together residents Kay Conroy and Valera Martin and care partners Lydia, Emily and Edyta to make beautiful poppy craft.

See more photos here.



Halloween came with a surprise gift

'Movie Star' Kate Conroy making a Hollywood appearance!

In the spirit of Halloween many people at Points West Living Drayton Valley dressed in costumes, some which came as a surprise gift from a family of a resident that dropped off a box full of costumes for residents and Care Partners to wear.



Lance's Life as an Artist

Lance, seated in front of some of his art

Lance Anhill is a talented artist who resides at Points West Living Drayton Valley.  Points West News was curious how Lance became the impressive artist that he is today and he agreed to answer our probing questions.



Drayton Valley Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

General Manager Betty Verreau accepts plaque from Councillor Collin Clarke

It was only18 short months ago that the Points West Living Drayton Valley community was merely a construction site. 

When the community’s first Employee Care Partners first started out, they were sharing a conference room at a local hotel, diligently working to onboard the team that would help the community grow.



Irish pub moves indoors

With spring on the way, it looked like ‘Pub on the Patio’ would be a safe bet for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Points West Living Drayton Valley. And even though dropping temperatures forced the party inside, there were no complaints.



Residents are more than ready for spring

When spring begins officially in a few days, residents at Points West Living Drayton Valley will be ready. They have already started seeds indoors, and even those without a green thumb are helping things along by decorating clay pots.