Stettler - News
Senior screenings at gem of a theatre
Residents at Points West Living Stettler are able to enjoy movies on the big screen again, compliments of the local movie theatre. Jewel Theatre recently started offering the once-a-month showings to seniors around town, and other sponsors have kicked in to enhance the theatre experience.
Studies in Shamrocks
Residents at Points West Living Stettler got into the St. Patrick's Day spirit by painting shamrock canvases. They used tape on the canvas so every painting was unique. Some chose to stick with traditional shades of green, while others did a rainbow of colours. One resident stuck to her favourite colour, blue.
Reading machine restores visual data to resident
For many years, Points West Living Stettler resident Eileen Greene was a bookkeeper, managing the books and accounts for her family farm. Unfortunately, in recent years, visual impairment has made it next to impossible for her to read even her own mail, let alone ledgers and spreadsheets. That changed a month ago, when Stettler resident Trena Adolf offered up a SARA CE Document Reader.
Hearts of Happiness spread love
Baskets of hearts have been placed throughout Points West Living Stettler, inviting residents and employee care partners to pen words of encouragement to each other. Dubbed “Hearts of Happiness”, the valentines are showing up on doors and walls around the community, each card paying tribute to an individual who lives and serves at PWL Stettler.
Big smiles over new portraits
Residents at Points West Living Stettler had the chance to get their portraits done in the weeks before Christmas, and were able to share them with their families over the holidays. It took a lot of organization to get everyone in, but the smiles tell the story of a welcome opportunity.
Elf-watch engages residents in lighthearted fun
Each cottage community at Points West Living Stettler received an Elf doll earlier this season, and residents and care partners have been having fun hiding and finding them ever since. Some of those elves got placed into staged settings that are downright hilarious.
Remembrance Day service a faithful reminder of gratitude
Honouring those who have served
When Points West Living Stettler held its first Remembrance Day service in 2013, Ray Cerniuk was there. At the time, the Canadian Armed Forces veteran was serving as the community’s maintenance supervisor. Even though he has retired that position, this year, as in the past seven, he was back to lead the community in honouring those who have served Canada in war and in peacetime.
Bats in the cottages, kids in costume and treats galore…
From the looks of things, this year’s Halloween at Points West Living Stettler was one of the best. Residents and employee care partners created the atmosphere with decorations, costumes, and treats, and right on cue, a flood of little monsters, superheroes, and princesses showed up.
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…
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.