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Leaves spark creativity in Wainwright

Happily, on Wednesday, September 13, Shauna Lee Carlson decided to walk the long way to work, gathering interesting leaves as she went. That afternoon, the Recreation Coordinator at Points West Living Wainwright was then able to organize a fun, colourful craft activity featuring—you guessed it—leaves!



Songs evoke memories in Wainwright

Songs that evoke memories + opportunity to see family and friends = a lovely evening!

The Points West Living Wainwright community thanks Bob and Claudia Williams for sharing their gift of music and spending time with residents.



Animal antics amuse Wainwright residents

Feeding Ritz crackers to goats and sheep… Bottle-feeding calves, including one named Moo Hefner… It wasn’t a usual day for 14 residents of Points West Living Wainwright!



A pancake feast supports a gazebo in Wainwright

How do you build a gazebo? You eat pancakes, of course!

At Points West Living Wainwright, the community held a pancake breakfast on July 21, 2023, to celebrate all the efforts undergone so far to add a gazebo to the courtyard, plus get a few more donations.



Celebrating Norway’s Independence Day at Wainwright

(L to R) Carol Johnson, Solveig, Joan Pattison

What started as a conversation about armchair travel at Points West Living Wainwright became something more when a resident pointed out that Norway commemorates its independence on May 17, and then suggested it would be fun to celebrate the day right there at the PWL Wainwright community.

And before you could say lapskaus (stew), a handful of residents of Norwegian ancestry were on the ball to help plan and prepare whatever was needed. 



Resident council of Wainwright is busy enriching lives

(L to R) Massage therapist Carolyn Briz with her client and Wainwright resident Marie Andersen

The resident council of Points West Living Wainwright has been busy enriching the lives of residents. A Wellness Room is now a place where weekly massages are available from a local professional massage therapist.



Residents and care partners happy to ‘pay it forward’


Recreation coordinator Shauna Lee Carlson, resident Myrna Mitchell and Resident Council executives Barry and Darlene Marshall, present donations to (Top photo) Jonathan Stone of Kinsmen; (Middle photo) Elaine Smith of Food Bank and (Bottom photo) Jim Muir of Handi Bus,

Points West Living Wainwright residents and care partners often hold bake and rummage sales to raise funds for recreation events and sometimes earn enough to share part of the proceeds with a charitable organization in the wider community of Wainwright.



Music a lifelong passion for Sisters and Friend

Sisters Doreen Bell and Carol Hurley, along with their friend and musical companion Myrna Mitchell, have been making music from the time they were small children.

The sister pair and friend Myrna have known each other since childhood, having all been born and raised in smalltown Alberta. The musical talents of all three girls emerged early in their individual lives with Doreen and Carol’s parents musically skilled in their own right and Myrna's parents supportive of her musical interest.



It's feeling a lot like Christmas

Mr and Mrs Claus (Barry and Darlene Marshall) in the spirit of the season

Christmas got in full swing at Points West Living Wainwright this month. In the space of one week, they had a tour of the town’s Christmas lights, stopped in at Battle River Lodge to have coffee and cookies and visited with friends.



A 100-Year Milestone and a 'twinkle in his eye'

John and Ida Bosch in celebration

The folks at Points West Living Wainwright were pleased to share in a birthday celebration with one of their own on October 1st when John Bosch turned 100 years.