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Young seminarian takes on kitchen work to continue volunteering

Isaac Nibourg is a familiar presence at Points West Living Stettler. In the summer of 2019, he volunteered at mealtimes to help residents who needed assistance. His plan was to do the same in 2020, but then COVID 19 closed doors to all but employee care partners and essential visitors.

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September 25th, 2020

'Unmasking' the 2020 Points West Living Annual Photo Contest

Points West Living All

The sixth annual Points West Living Photo Contest is about to begin. We’re looking for photos that reflect the people, places, moments, and events of our Points West Living communities. Submissions are open from October 1-25, followed by 5 days of online voting.

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September 23rd, 2020

New Recreation Therapist embraces residents’ love of Bingo

Points West Living Slave Lake

It’s a good thing Points West Living Slave Lake’s new Recreation Therapist (RT) enjoys bingo, because it’s the residents’ favourite group activity. Bobbi Grover-Emes has just begun her position and is thrilled with residents’ enthusiasm for the game.

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September 23rd, 2020

Community honours absent friends

Points West Living Lac La Biche

When a member of a community passes away, fellow residents and employee care partners are deeply saddened by the loss of their friend. Now, at Points West Living Lac La Biche, there is a pretty and peaceful place they can go to remember those residents who, while no longer in the community, are still in their hearts.

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September 22nd, 2020

Productive hands are working again with Memory Care sensory board

Points West Living Lloydminster

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.

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September 21st, 2020

Garden bounty finds its way to residents’ plates

Points West Living Cold Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake is enjoying the abundance of fresh vegetables, including green tomatoes, now inside and ripening. The bounty is thanks in large part to kitchen supervisor, Trudy Kostyniuk (right) and independent residents Jackie Hunter and Gail Pappin.

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September 21st, 2020

Words of Wisdom for the back-to-school crowd

Points West Living Cochrane

Early in September, residents at Points West Living Cochrane were chatting among themselves about the first day of school and what a difference COVID would make for today’s students. The recreation team joined in and asked residents to share their thoughts and advice for the first day of school.

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September 10th, 2020

Tailgate parties a joyful celebration of steps challenge and more

Points West Living All

It may have been the biggest one-day party in the history of Points West Living. On August 27th, all fourteen Points West Living locations, residents and employee care partners gathered to celebrate summer, life, their communities, and the completion of the #steps2mentalhealth walking/wheeling challenge.

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September 9th, 2020

Lots of smiles at Cold Lake Tailgate Party

Points West Living Cold Lake

The tailgate party at Points West Living Cold Lake was the first party since the beginning of COVID. There was delicious summer party food, music, a little dancing, and a great sense of community.

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September 9th, 2020

PWL Peace River goes the distance, and then some

Points West Living Peace River

When the folks at Points West Living Peace River took on the #Steps2MentalHealth walking challenge in August, they set what they thought was an ambitious goal; to virtually walk from Peace River across four provinces to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, located in Toronto, Ontario. At their August 27 tailgate party, the whole community celebrated surpassing their goal.

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September 9th, 2020

Tailgate party celebrates being together

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Points West Living Wetaskiwin’s tailgate party on August 27 was a celebration of community. During the barbeque lunch, a PowerPoint slide show ran the many photos taken at events from the past year. After the lunch the residents got to visit with a couple of equine friends.

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September 9th, 2020

Tailgate party goes ahead rain or shine

Points West Living Prince Albert

The weather may not have been perfect for Points West Living Prince Albert’s tailgate party on August 27, but the nice big party tents set up in the back yard kept the rain at bay and added to the cozy feel of the event. PWL Prince Albert was the top stepping community across 27 participating Points West and Connecting Care communities.

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