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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.



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.



Photo contest prize pot just got richer

The 7th Annual Points West Living Photo Contest is drawing to a close, and the prize pot for the three top photos just got richer. Get your entry in by Friday November 19th to qualify.



Halloween treats, costumes, and kids

Residents who love Halloween set the tone this year at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton. There were witches and pumpkins, and lots of treats – including unmistakably Halloween themed sandwiches.



Appreciation for Health Care Aides

'Health Care Aide Day' has been observed on October 18th in British Columbia and Manitoba for a few years, and this year, Alberta joined in the commemoration. Points West Living communities including Drayton Valley, Lloydminster and Stettler were eager to give tribute to their HCA teams on that day.



Points West Living co-founder remembered as a gracious and tireless visionary

Points West Living co-founder Doug Mills passed away on September 11 following a five-year battle with cancer. Over his 66 years, Doug touched countless lives for the better by building a new standard of person-centered care for residents of supportive living communities in Alberta and beyond.



Photo Contest still on!

The 7th Annual Points West Living Photo Contest is still on! Send in your photos of the moments, places, and people that make our Points West Living communities thrive – masks and all!

Entry deadline extended to Friday November 19, 2021

Full details on the Photo Contest webpage



Deadline extended for Photo Contest entries

The entry deadline for the 7th Annual Points West Living Photo Contest has been extended to Friday, November 19, 2021. Since we’re still living in a COVID world, we’ve decided to stretch the submission period out to give our busy care partners (residents, employees, volunteers, family members, friends…) a bit more time to get that perfect shot.



Year 7 for Points West Living Photo Contest

The seventh annual Points West Living Photo Contest gets underway on October 1, 2021. Prizes will be awarded for the top three photos, as decided by PWL News subscribers. Do you have photos to share of your PWL community’s moments, places, and people?



Competitive mother-daughter duo are step challenge champs

There was a lot of action in and around the Gibb household in August. Darcie Gibb, the Wellness & Safety Coordinator for Points West Living’s operations company Connecting Care, and her daughter Denna finished the Steps2MentalHealth walking challenge in the top two individual walker spots. It was very close.