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Kindness came knocking at Lloydminster
Resident Gordon Maxwell with the Kindness is Power team.
In 2021, the government of Canada introduced the Kindness Week Act to occur the thrid week of every February.
It may take a few more years before the new Act is widely known, but it didn’t take long for the Students of Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster to get onboard with Kindness Week. They started spreading some kindness of their own this February with a visit to Points West Living Lloydminster where they handed out treats to residents and care partners alike.
Lloydminster kicks up heels at Eden party
Points West Living Lloydminster celebrated a year of great Eden Moments with a party on Nov 25th. To make the event a success, recreation aide Maggie Rauczynska and health care assistant Malou Abongan spared nothing to decorate the room “to the nines."
A Story of Triumph
In 1989, Debbie Davies (shown above) who lives at Points West Living Lloydminster was in a severe car accident that left her in a coma for many months, before she awoke with a brain injury.
While in hospital Debbie had the comfort of a stuffed animal called Alfred the Lion. When she emerged from the coma and started to recover from her injury, the war in the Middle East broke out.
Cats and Bats Haunt Halloween party
Gale the 'cutest cat' with her prize
This year Points West Living Lloydminster threw a Halloween costume contest called “Dress like Cats.”
Jim and Bernice take a spin thanks to Border City Connects volunteer John
Every month several adventurers from Points West Living Lloydminster get on board a three-wheeled vehicle with pedals called a trishaw, to take a ride around the neighbourhood powered by the pedalling of volunteers from the local Border City Connects group.
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.
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.
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.
Giving and receiving care; an Eden principle in practice
As a certified Eden Associate, Educator, and Mentor, Sarah Walker sees life through Eden-coloured lenses. The general manager of Points West Living Lloydminster is always looking for Eden Alternative principles in practice in her community, and how they translate into full lives, well lived. She recently witnessed this poignant example of giving and receiving care.
Celebrating an Eden Journey
Points West Living Lloydminster became part of the Eden Registry in December 2015, and every year the community takes time to celebrate the achievement and reconnect with the principles behind it. The registry accredits organizations committed to the journey of ‘creating vibrant, life-affirming environments, where each person matters and everyone has opportunities for growth’.