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COVID vaccine rollout underway in Points West Living Communities

The rollout of COVID vaccines is well underway across Points West Living Communities. The provinces’ top priority for PWL is to provide vaccines to staff and residents in our Designated Supportive Living homes. According to provincial government COVID websites, Independent Living residents, including those in PWL homes in British Columbia and Saskatchewan can expect to receive vaccines beginning in February or March.

When the vaccine was offered at PWL Stettler, the GM was first to roll up her sleeve.

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January 14th, 2021

Most residents keen to receive vaccine

Points West Living Red Deer

After spending forty days around Christmas isolated inside their rooms due to a COVID outbreak, residents at Points West Living Red Deer were eager to receive their COVID-19 vaccines. The outbreak is expected to be declared officially over in the next few days. In hopes of avoiding another COVID outbreak in the future, GM Tracy Elliott led the way to get vaccinated.

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January 13th, 2021

Double blackout bingo

Points West Living Slave Lake

Mary Giroux is 102, and a big fan of Bingo at Points West Living Slave Lake. Recently, Mary had two blackouts in a row. “Mary was so excited to win,” says Recreation Therapist, Bobbi-Jo Grover-Emes. “We have bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays and it’s always followed with a snack and great music. Residents have been flocking to bingo recently and the gatherings have been excellent for morale. When the sun is shining in the window, prizes are being won, and coffee is flowing, you can’t beat it!”

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January 12th, 2021

Birthday celebration bubbles with laughter

Points West Living Cochrane

Points West Living Cochrane resident Alda Johnson was prepared to party when she gathered with fellow residents recently to celebrate her 90th birthday. She arrived at exercise class kitted out in birthday regalia, and had stashed special party favours into her purse.

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January 12th, 2021

Points West Living recognized for providing a healthy workplace

Points West Living All

Points West Living along with its operations group Connecting Care has been recognized as one of Canada’s healthiest workplace employers for 2020. The award, presented by Excellence Canada celebrates organizations for their planning and actions to foster a comprehensive approach to workplace health.

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January 7th, 2021

New Year’s Eve brings a flood of ‘midnight kisses’

Points West Living Stettler

Following almost a year of social distancing, the thought of ringing in the New Year with a kiss may seem rather compelling. Or not. In any case, each resident of Points West Living Stettler received their very own midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve morning, thanks to the efforts of a handful of helpers.

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