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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.

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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?

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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.

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Some-Buddy is always welcome

One of Points West Living Wainwright’s most welcome visitors is Buddy, the six-year old miniature horse. While he comes to see one particular resident, he takes time to make everyone feel happy.

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Summer heat grows gorgeous gardens

There’s no shortage of green thumbs at Points West Living Wainwright. Residents and employee care partners alike enjoy getting out among the plants, blossoms, and soil and creating a landscape everyone appreciates. Thanks to this summer’s heat, regular watering, and faithful tending, this year’s courtyard gardens were particularly beautiful.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Boarding the bus has never felt better

After 16 long months of no group outings due to COVID, residents at Points West Living Wainwright couldn’t wait to board the handi-bus on July 8. While the destination was a surprise, residents were content with the journey and to just be out together, catching up on the views and fresh air.

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Dancing the afternoon away…

It has been a long time since residents at Points West Living Wainwright have been able to get up and dance to live music. Thanks to the appearance of ‘Ralph and Friends’ and their repertoire of old time dance music, residents took little coaxing to take advantage of relaxing COVID rules to have a wonderful, active, afternoon together.

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