Points West Living - Red Deer
Father and Son Team Up to Work
Care partner Derek was able to have his son Lowen join him at work doing some maintenance for the Points West Living Red Deer community.
Lowen was a joy to have around; helping his father and putting a little pep into everyone’s day with his huge smile and infectious laugh.
He may have become a little tired after his long day with Dad. But everyone was grateful for Lowen who brightened everyone’s day.
A Day to Remember
Due to COVID it was only Red Deer Legion’s first opportunity to be back hosting Remembrance Day ceremonies this year and Points West Living Red Deer was fortunate to have them uplifting the proceedings with bagpipes.
Because so many residents have been Legion members the Legion has been an integral part of the lives of many of Red Deer’s seniors.
Some 65 residents attended the ceremony and for many it was a perfect opportunity to get dressed up in their Sunday best. The ceremony also gave residents an opportunity to give their time, effort and thoughts in honouring those that have served Canada.
Being a part of this ceremony brings meaning into the lives of residents with an opportunity to participate in an event that they hold close to their hearts.
Winter tea takes the chill off
The ladies of Glacier Cottage at Points West Living Red Deer recently enjoyed a cozy cottage Winter Tea Party. For the occasion, they dug out a silver tea service, fancy china tea cups and saucers, and pretty table linens.
New Year’s Eve celebration is timely fun
Points West Living Red Deer rang in 2022 in style, with music, games and… champagne-bombs. It was a rare gathering among residents from across both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ sections of the community. And they shared their countdown with celebrants on the other side of the world.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, PWL Red Deer
Residents and employee care partners at Points West Living Red Deer observed Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, with learning, reflection, and remembrance. Many also wore something orange for the day.
The Living Farewell Quilt
Back in the autumn of 2019, the recreation team at Points West Living Red Deer got inspired to create a community quilt. They spent some time brainstorming about how best to make it happen, and they decided on a simple quilting pattern. Now almost two years, many tears, and stitches of love later, the quilt is done, and it is a thing of exquisite and meaningful beauty.
Garden club brings joy and colour to the community
Many residents of Points West Living Red Deer are avid gardeners. Fortunately, the community has an abundance of courtyard garden boxes that are in need of a little care. The two have come together this spring and summer with the creation of the Green Thumbs Garden Club.
PWL Red Deer welcomes first resident to brand new building
For the past 18 months, Points West Living Red Deer residents have been watching from their windows and balconies as a brand new building – the community’s Phase-2 expansion – took shape. This month, that bustle of building activity has been replaced by the arrival of new residents and employees.
New Employee Care Partners join Red Deer team
Along with new residents, the newly opened expansion at Points West Living Red Deer has a new crop of employee care partners. Nineteen participants spent several days prior to the expansion’s opening, meeting with other employees, learning about the Eden model of care, health and safety protocols, the new building in which they’ll be serving, and much more.
Assistant Manager to share expanded leadership role at PWL 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.