Stettler - News
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.
Orange hearts represent meaningful support
On September 30th, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, residents and employee care partners at Points West Living Stettler showed their support with hand-painted orange hearts. The community’s recreation team had initially planned something else to mark the day, but…
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.
Tails were wagging at this tailgate party
The wrap up ‘Tailgate Party’ for the 2021 Steps2MentalHealth walking challenge at Points West Living Stettler, was held over two days. On day one, a mobile petting zoo dropped by, giving residents lots of cuddle time with a selection of animals. The next day, everyone enjoyed a barbeque while step challenge participants received their prizes.
Life changing steps in #Steps2MentalHealth challenge
A life changing journey starts with a single step. And for Health Care Aide Blessing Rupanga at Points West Living Stettler, that step came about because of the #Steps2MentalHealth challenge. The challenge, running August 11-25 involved hundreds of individual residents, employee care partners, families and supporters.
Passing the baton at PWL Stettler
The outgoing general manager of Points West Living Stettler, Carol Dyck is being joined on the job for a couple of weeks by incoming GM Darlene Ballek. Together they are reviewing the many relationships and responsibilities of the GM role, and Darlene is getting to know residents, families, and the employee care partner team.
GM moves on to serve in an expanded way
After four years as general manager of Points West Living Peace River, David Haastrup is moving on – but not out. David is leaving to take on the position of Quality Assurance Auditor and Educator for PWL’s operations company, Connecting Care, which operates more than twenty supportive living communities in Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan.
First steps already underway in walking challenge
On your marks, get set, go! The 2020 Olympic Games just wrapped up, and the 2021 version of #Steps2MentalHealth has just begun. Walkers started counting their steps on Sunday August 8th, and by Wednesday evening, we had already collectively clocked more than 8-million steps.
See the Wonders of the World in this summer's #Steps2MentalHealth challenge
Points West Living communities are preparing to take part in the second annual #Steps2MentalHealth challenge, and we’re looking for friends and family members to join us. Last summer, the event created a real sense of accomplishment, togetherness, and vitality within and among our communities. This summer, our steps will carry us on a shared journey of wonder.