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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Summer carnival is all fun and games

Residents of Points West Living Lloydminster had a wonderful afternoon enjoying the fun and games of a summer carnival on Friday July 30th. Under hot clear skies with a light breeze, they checked out the various games, listened to music, and enjoyed carnival snacks.

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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.

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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.

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Seniors' Week provides five days of colourful and tasty fun

When Points West Living Lloydminster celebrates Seniors Week, there are no holds barred. Even though there were no outings, there was something new, tasty and colourful going on for residents to enjoy every day in-house. Employee care partners played a big part in creating the week’s fun environment.

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Every child matters – at every age

A groundswell of grief and purpose has arisen at the recent news that the bodies of 215 children have been found buried on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops BC. It is projected that similar discoveries will be made across the country. In honour of those children and those who survived, people have been erecting spontaneous memorials of teddy bears and flowers, and, as at Points West Living Lloydminster, wearing orange.

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