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July 14th, 2021

First group outing since COVID is a real ‘Spirit’s Respite’

Points West Living Stettler

In the first group outing since COVID began, residents at Points West Living Stettler visited an animal therapy ranch about ten minutes north of town. They loved watching and interacting with the animals and children, and basking in the open air freedom of the ranch.

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July 13th, 2021

Dancing the afternoon away…

Points West Living Wainwright

It has been a long time since residents at Points West Living Wainwright have been able to get up and dance to live music. Thanks to the appearance of ‘Ralph and Friends’ and their repertoire of old time dance music, residents took little coaxing to take advantage of relaxing COVID rules to have a wonderful, active, afternoon together.

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July 13th, 2021

Tattoos and brews help to beat the heat

Points West Living Penticton

It was the start of an Okanagan heat wave, but indoors, the drinks and ink were cool, as residents at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton offered up their arms and legs as canvasses. Fortunately, while the body art was detailed and colourful, the tattoos were temporary, so this was a pain-free event.

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July 12th, 2021

A cheerful gesture of thanks

Points West Living Drayton Valley

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.

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June 23rd, 2021

Vaccinations give residents more freedom

Points West Living All

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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June 23rd, 2021

Pony and puppy love capture residents’ hearts

Points West Living Cold Lake

Other than Nellie the resident cat, it’s been a long time since residents of Points West Living Cold Lake have seen any animal – let alone stroked or held one. That’s what made a recent visit of two ponies, one horse and a puppy so very touching.

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June 22nd, 2021

Care partners ‘Beat the COVID Blues’

Points West Living Stettler

We’re all weary of COVID, but it is still a real threat we need to guard against. A recent outbreak at PWL Stettler drove that point home, with five care partners and three residents testing positive for the virus. The mandated room-isolation order that resulted for residents could have been disheartening, but employee care partners embraced it as a challenge to ‘Beat the COVID Blues’.

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June 21st, 2021

Seniors' Week provides five days of colourful and tasty fun

Points West Living Lloydminster

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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June 18th, 2021

Resident shares the heart-piercing legend behind a beautiful plant

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Every spring at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, a profusion of bleeding hearts bursts into bloom from a shrub in the courtyard. This year, a resident shared the story behind the herbaceous perennial, a legend illustrated by the parts of the bleeding heart blossom.

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June 9th, 2021

First time visit with COVID-era baby is pure bliss

Points West Living Moose Jaw

When John Ziefflie’s great granddaughter Nora was born just over a year ago, nobody imagined it would be a full year before the two could meet in person. When it finally happened on June 1st at Points West Living Moose Jaw, the two made up for lost time with a lovely, relaxed, rolling visit.

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