Slave Lake - News
New Recreation Therapist embraces residents’ love of Bingo
It’s a good thing Points West Living Slave Lake’s new Recreation Therapist (RT) enjoys bingo, because it’s the residents’ favourite group activity. Bobbi Grover-Emes has just begun her position and is thrilled with residents’ enthusiasm for the game.
Freshly pulled new carrots a sweet treat for resident gardeners
It was a gorgeous day for residents of Points West Living Slave Lake to spend out in the garden. For the most part, the eight residents who chose to take part in the garden outing just sat around visiting and soaking up the sun, sights, and sounds. But then they got to do a little early harvesting.
Tents make family visits possible in all sorts of weather
The weather in June was cool and damp across most of Western Canada, and for Points West Living Slave Lake, it was a bit of a deterrent to sanctioned outdoor visits. There is a gazebo in the courtyard, but its open sides are no barrier to the wind and rain. So when the local branch of ATCO Electric offered shelter from the storm, the offer was accepted with gratitude.
Riding club moseys into community to engage residents
Residents at Points West Living Slave Lake enjoyed a bit of equine excitement with a recent visit by the local Traildusters Horse Club. The club members, many of them children, wanted to do a brief ride in the parking lot so residents and staff could watch and engage with them and their horses.
Outside visits coincide with great spring weather
Alberta Health has updated its guidelines regarding visitors to supportive living communities to allow for very specific outdoor visits. Points West Living Slave Lake residents were pleased to be able to welcome a number ‘designated essential’ visitors (with their ‘plus one’) to the outdoor courtyard on May 6th.
Care partner superheroes show their stuff!
On April 9 the ‘Clark Kent’, ‘Peter Parker’, and ‘Diana Prince’ characters of Points West Living were revealed for the superheroes they are! That’s the day employee care partners were encouraged to wear their heroes costumes. At PWL Slave Lake, Joanne Grenier was the most impressive superhero of them all!
Crafty residents at PWL Slave Lake
A recent craft activity at Points West Living Slave Lake gathered residents for a creative and social time. A variety of crafts were available including wood painting, and decorating picture frames and wooden baskets. Everyone got to take something home.
Christmas comes to Slave Lake
Points West Living Slave Lake was overflowing with good cheer as friends and families gathered for a Christmas party on December 13. There was plenty of fabulous food, along with gorgeous decorations, music, a raffle draw, presents, and Santa.
New GM for PWL Slave Lake
Up until a year ago, the new general manager of Points West Living Slave Lake had spent her life in Manitoba, living and working on wellness in indigenous communities. Then, she decided she needed a change and applied for work ‘out west’. That brought Paula Bird to Alberta, and the shores of Lesser Slave Lake.
Thanksgiving dinner at PWL Slave Lake is a family celebration
A cozy atmosphere, great food, music, family, and friends made Thanksgiving dinner at Points West Living Slave Lake a true family celebration. “We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have,” says recreation coordinator Mailyn Fornoles, “for the family we love, the friends we cherish and for the blessings that will come. We had a great time celebrating our Thanksgiving.”