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A winning show of hands for a connected family

One warm day this past summer, Points West Living Wainwright resident Lavina Redmond was sitting with her daughter at her “nest in the woods” on the family farm. They were enjoying a cup of tea when her granddaughter and great-granddaughter Ayla came by. Lavina says she wanted a photo of Ayla’s hands with hers, and this four-generation photo is the result. It was a runner-up prizewinner in the 2017 PWL Photo Contest. 


Nov 9th, 2017

Eden Conference a ‘Time to D.A.N.C.E.’

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Points West Living, along with its operations group Connecting Care, held its annual conference in Edmonton, October 11-13. The theme was the Eden-focused ‘Time to D.A.N.C.E.’, a reference to the memory care initiative D.A.N.C.E. (Dementia-And-Normal-Community-Engagement). The conference provided three days of action and education for 52 participants from 23 communities in Alberta, and one in Ontario.

Karen Boyer, Manager of Recreation & Community Development provides the following roundup of the conference:


Nov 7th, 2017

Kids, costumes, candy, and condiments
add colour to Hallowe’en at PWL Stettler

Points West Living Stettler

Residents at Points West Living Stettler enjoy regular visits from two different children’s day homes, and on Hallowe’en, both groups came to show off their costumes. They gave cookies to residents, and the residents were ready with candy for the children’s Hallowe’en sacks. 


Nov 6th, 2017

Hallowe’en fun turns into community party
at PWL Cold Lake

Points West Living Cold Lake

In the days leading up to Hallowe’en, residents and care partners at Points West Living Cold Lake worked together to create the atmosphere; with scary decorations, spooky pumpkins and creepy cookies. Then on the big day, almost everyone got into costume to welcome trick-or-treaters, and prepare for a costume party.


Nov 5th, 2017

Costume contest highlights a day of spooky fun
at PWL Peace River

Points West Living Peace River

All Hallows’ Eve started off innocently enough at Points West Living Peace River with the arrival of 38 little folks from the kindergarten class at Good Shepherd School. But once the sweet spooks were gone, competition began to heat up over residents’ and care partners’ costumes, and it was only good planning that prevented a Monster Mash… 


Nov 3rd, 2017

Pumpkin decorating at PWL Slave Lake uses a fresh Mr. Potato Head technique

Points West Living Slave Lake

Remember Mr. Potato Head, the plastic toy you could decorate with mixed up facial features? Well, the folks at Points West Living Slave Lake decided to avoid the mess and smell of carving pumpkins and used pressed-on features to decorate their creations. The results were pretty scary… 


Nov 2nd, 2017

Country harvest bus tour brightens October
for Heritage House residents

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

Before the snow began to fly in the area around Vegreville, a dozen residents of Points West Living Heritage House headed out by bus for a ‘three-hour tour’ of the surrounding farmland. They were going to check out how the harvest was coming along.