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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.
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’.
December is all fun and games at PWL Lloydminster
If some of Santa’s elves didn’t make it to the North Pole workshop this year, it’s because they were too busy bringing fun and games to Points West Living Lloydminster. Anticipating a disappointing COVID-restricted December for residents, the community’s recreation and leaderships teams got together early to plan a month of fun. And they delivered, every single day.
Boredom-busting gifts from the people of Lloydminster
The Lloydminster Health Foundation held a ‘radiothon’ recently to raise money for the foundation, with the goal for the year to support seniors during this holiday season. Points West Living Lloydminster was one of the recipients of the community’s generosity.
Front-row open-air seats for a tour of the city
Several Points West Living Lloydminster residents got a front row seat for a trishaw tour of the city. With a volunteer cyclist Don Duncan at the pedals, residents got to see hear, see, smell, and feel the fresh air as they explored about town.
Specialty coffee a reason to celebrate
October 1 was special pick-me-up day at Points West Living Lloydminster. Recreation Aide Jackie Orbeck surprised residents with a sweet and creamy take on International Coffee Day.
Productive hands are working again with Memory Care sensory board
For people who have lived busy, productive lives, keeping their hands busy is the honourable habit of a lifetime. Residents living in memory care at Points West Living Lloydminster have a new meaningful outlet for their still-active hands; a sensory board.