Peace River - News
Eden Yearbook is a storybook to warm the heart
Once upon a time, Points West Living and its management company Connecting Care decided they wanted people living in their communities to be free from loneliness, helplessness and boredom. So, they chose to follow the Eden Alternative philosophy of care. And every year they collected stories of how the people’s lives became brighter, warmer, and more meaningful. This year they are sharing their latest collection with you! So, pull up a comfy chair…
Photo contest second prize
The winner of the second prize in the 2021 Points West Living Photo Contest is LPN/RN Victoria Oladele from Points West Living Red Deer. Her photo, taken about a year ago is of resident Lydia Doan celebrating her 102nd birthday, which Victoria had organized.
Community generosity wows residents
What a December is was for residents of Points West Living Peace River! To the amazement of residents, gifts, donations, chocolates, goodie baskets, cards, letters, and more were delivered to them this Christmas. The community of Peace River stepped up in spades to make their season bright.
Caroling and more to watch through the season
Several Points West Living communities took part in this year’s Virtual Caroling videos, and some took advantage of local talent to round out the shows. This year’s shows were presented as a musical advent calendar, with a new video being released each day.
And the Winners are…
The 2021 Points West Living Photo Contest is over, and the winning photos have been chosen. We love to learn the stories behind the winning photos, so will feature them over the next few weeks. The top prize goes to the photographer who took the top two finishing photos.
Eden Awards are a virtual gala
The Eden Alternative philosophy of care is thriving in Points West Living and Connecting Care communities. At the annual Eden Awards ceremony, seven communities received awards for their compelling Eden stories. Five of the awards went to Points West Living communities.
Community cat a companionable choice
When the community of Points West Living Peace River, was considering getting a pet, the new general manager wanted to be sure residents were the ones to decide. So, Maegan Smith consulted with residents each step of the way.
Vote today for your favourite PWL photo!
It’s time to cast your online ballot in the 2021 Points West Living Annual Photo Contest. Choose your top three picks before the end of the day Friday, November 26. To make your vote count, you need to be an active subscriber to the Points West Living e-newsletter.
Halloween brings out great costumes at PWL Peace River
Residents and employee care partners alike lit up the Halloween party at Points West Living Peace River on October 29. They donned wild and whimsical costumes, played games and feasted on sweet and ghoulish treats.
CARF Accreditation renewal confirms direction
Points West Living’s operations company Connecting Care has renewed its CARF accreditation for another three year term. Initially awarded a 3 year term in January 2019, the Connecting Care accreditation team worked for the past six months to gather evidence to confirm that the organization’s standards met or surpassed those of CARF.