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March 24th, 2021

Assistant Manager to share expanded leadership role at PWL Red Deer

Points West Living Red Deer

The countdown is on for the anticipated May 2021 opening of Phase-2 of Points West Living Red Deer. The expansion will double the number of residents and employees, and broaden the level of care provided to include Long Term Care. A new position of Assistant Manager has been created – a first for Points West Living – to help General Manager Tracy Elliott manage the increased capacity and complexity of care involved.

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March 23rd, 2021

Looking forward with fun

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Residents and employee care partners have been shaking things up a bit at Points West Living Wetaskiwin. With weekly theme days and a brand new group game, they find themselves wondering, “What’s next?”

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March 23rd, 2021

Rapid Antigen Screening; another tool to use against COVID

Points West Living All

Employee care partners across Points West Living are now able to take a swab to ensure residents’ safety. Rapid antigen detection devices use a nasal swab to test for the COVID virus, and provide the results within minutes. The screening is particularly useful in detecting the virus in people who show no symptoms. And apparently the process is not as icky as it looks!

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March 23rd, 2021

Old age, I must accept it. Though…

Points West Living Penticton

As with most celebrations held at PWL Athens Creek in Penticton, Audrey Ross penned a special poem for the occasion – her 100th birthday! The community celebrated with a luncheon of Audrey’s favourite foods, and decorated with crafted yellow roses.

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March 22nd, 2021

Lots of love for wedding anniversary celebration

Points West Living Lac La Biche

George and Barbara Ann Wickers celebrated 61 years of marriage this month at Points West Living Lac La Biche. Even though, due to COVID gathering limitations, it was not a full community celebration, the whole community showed support for the couple.

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March 22nd, 2021

Saint Patrick’s Day virtual variety show

Points West Living All

The Points West Living and Connecting Care Saint Patrick’s day virtual variety show was, in the words of CEO Linda Revell, “a wonderful celebration of the end of winter, the beginning of spring, and a rejuvenation of everything green…”

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March 10th, 2021

Deaf resident sees what’s behind the mask

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Because of COVID, employee care partners are required to wear masks when they interact with residents. That’s been particularly difficult for a much-beloved resident at Points West Living Lac La Biche. Virginia Deschambeau lost her hearing later in life, and now relies on lip-reading to follow what people are saying.

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March 8th, 2021

A spin of the wheel and roll of the dice; it’s Casino night

Points West Living Cochrane

Residents were delighted with a recent evening of play at Points West Living Cochrane. The Casino themed event had a variety of games including Blackjack, horse races, a giant Connect Four, dice games, card bingo, Chase the Ace, and spin the wheel. Some of the games were designed and constructed by recreation care partners.

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March 8th, 2021

‘Thaw’ from deepfreeze prompts fun in the snow

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

After two weeks of temperatures dipping to -40°C, employee care partners at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville couldn’t resist bright mid-February skies and a ‘balmy’ -12°C to get out in the snow. Six of them bundled up, and romped in the snow, and tossed snowballs, much to the amusement of residents watching from the cozy side of their windows.

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March 5th, 2021

Residents create bright and beautiful vases

Points West Living Slave Lake

A couple of Points West Living Slave Lake residents enjoyed an afternoon of crafting recently, thanks to the donation of glass milk bottles, a few cans of oil-based spray paint, a box of embellishments, and some silk flowers. The residents decorated their very own milk bottle vases.

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