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What's going on this month - Activity Calendar

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.



Gorgeous Grandmas

As soon as her beauty treatment was done, Ida Bosch went straight to show her husband her new look. We hear the visit ended in a little kiss!



Colourful fabric wreaths say “Hello Spring!”

Residents at Points West Living Wainwright welcomed spring by creating colourful fabric wreaths. The wreath are each unique and will adorn the doors of residents’ suites.



Hoody hugs for healthcare heroes

If you see someone walking around Wainwright with one of these distinctive azure blue hoodies on, you’ll know they’re a healthcare hero - the Wainwright and District Community Foundation says so! The foundation recently gave every healthcare worker in town a ‘hoody hug’ to show their appreciation for their dedication during the pandemic. These Points West Living Wainwright employee care partners were delighted to receive theirs.



Playing all the Reindeer Games

Who knew ‘reindeer games’ could be so inventive! And everyone was welcome, even Rudolph. “Residents at Points West Living Wainwright are always up for a night of fun and laughter,” says General Manager Carli Lopez. The evening of December 12 was full of novel activities, jokes, and hoots of laughter.



Bake Sale a sweet success

“For months, nearly 2 years in fact, residents of Points West Living Wainwright have been itching to have a bake sale,” says General Manager, Carli Lopez, and they have finally been able to deliver. Residents and employee care partners baked for days to prepare, and on the morning of Thursday November 18, fellow residents lined up outside the Beehive recreation room to wait for the sale to open at 10am.



Kindness crew serves up breakfast for first responders

World Kindness Day is celebrated around the world every year on November 13. This year Points West Living Wainwright joined in by hosting a drive-through breakfast for first responders and those who serve the greater community of Wainwright. That’s a lot of people and a lot of pancakes!