Drayton Valley - News
Opening Summer 2021
Deadline extended for Photo Contest entries
The entry deadline for the 7th Annual Points West Living Photo Contest has been extended to Friday, November 19, 2021. Since we’re still living in a COVID world, we’ve decided to stretch the submission period out to give our busy care partners (residents, employees, volunteers, family members, friends…) a bit more time to get that perfect shot.
Local artists collaborate to bring colour into PWL community
Points West Living’s newest community, Points West Living Drayton Valley, has partnered with local artists to showcase their work, while adding colour and beauty to the community. The fresh clean hallways in the new/renewed building create a great gallery space to a very appreciative audience.
Year 7 for Points West Living Photo Contest
The seventh annual Points West Living Photo Contest gets underway on October 1, 2021. Prizes will be awarded for the top three photos, as decided by PWL News subscribers. Do you have photos to share of your PWL community’s moments, places, and people?
Competitive mother-daughter duo are step challenge champs
There was a lot of action in and around the Gibb household in August. Darcie Gibb, the Wellness & Safety Coordinator for Points West Living’s operations company Connecting Care, and her daughter Denna finished the Steps2MentalHealth walking challenge in the top two individual walker spots. It was very close.
Employee orientation is filled with learning and laughter
Employee care partners at Points West Living Drayton Valley can’t wait to welcome the community’s first residents. The group of thirty new employees has just completed a two-week orientation where they learned the fundamentals of caring and working together as a team.
GM moves on to serve in an expanded way
After four years as general manager of Points West Living Peace River, David Haastrup is moving on – but not out. David is leaving to take on the position of Quality Assurance Auditor and Educator for PWL’s operations company, Connecting Care, which operates more than twenty supportive living communities in Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan.
First steps already underway in walking challenge
On your marks, get set, go! The 2020 Olympic Games just wrapped up, and the 2021 version of #Steps2MentalHealth has just begun. Walkers started counting their steps on Sunday August 8th, and by Wednesday evening, we had already collectively clocked more than 8-million steps.
See the Wonders of the World in this summer's #Steps2MentalHealth challenge
Points West Living communities are preparing to take part in the second annual #Steps2MentalHealth challenge, and we’re looking for friends and family members to join us. Last summer, the event created a real sense of accomplishment, togetherness, and vitality within and among our communities. This summer, our steps will carry us on a shared journey of wonder.
A cheerful gesture of thanks
As they prepare to move into their offices in the newly-constructed/rebuilt Points West Living Drayton Valley, the leadership team has taken the time to show their appreciation to their temporary hosts. For the past several months, the team has been working out of conference room in a neighbouring hotel.
Vaccinations give residents more freedom
While changing provincial regulations don’t exactly fling open the doors of designated supportive living homes, fully vaccinated residents and employees are experiencing a freedom they haven’t seen in over a year. This is positive news for residents of Points West Living communities, where the COVID-19 vaccination rate has been particularly high.