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April 10th, 2019

Residents explore and record
their personal histories

Points West Living Stettler

Some Points West Living Stettler residents are digging deep to recall moments, places and people they may not have thought about for years. They’re doing so within the structure of Project Legacy, an initiative of Recreation Therapist Lisa Smith, who has a wealth of her own family memories at hand.

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April 10th, 2019

Some humour never grows old…
take a pie in the face, for example

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Thanks to two good sports and a small but enthusiastic audience, the first playing of the newest game at Points West Living Lac La Biche was a smashing success. Resident Carmen Schaub and employee care partner Madison Tarrant faced off against each other and a moving hand of whipped cream.

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April 9th, 2019

4H chicken care project grows to encompass
caring for a whole community of elders

Points West Living Red Deer

What started as a 4H ‘Humanitarian Poultry Project’ has given the grandson of Points West Living Red Deer resident Dwight Pike far more insight than simply how to raise chickens. In the months that he brought his Silky Chickens to visit PWL Red Deer, Jake has learned the pleasure of taking time with elders, and how to bring them joy.

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April 8th, 2019

Paint Evening with Ellie (& Kate)
a popular choice

Points West Living Penticton

For the past few months, residents at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton have enjoyed putting brush to canvas a regular paint night. The sessions are held on the last Sunday evening of each month and are led by recreation coordinator Ellie Bertrand.

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April 5th, 2019

Wine and cheese reception draws visitors
to PWL Wainwright’s new expansion

Points West Living Wainwright

Points West Living Wainwright’s new Independent Supportive Living (ISL) expansion is open and welcoming new residents. To spread the word, Points West Living recently held a wine and cheese reception, attracting visitors from throughout the Wainwright area.

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March 27th, 2019

Visit by miniature horses generates
maximum affection among residents

Points West Living Lac La Biche

What’s not to love about miniature horses? They have the elegance and beauty of their full-sized cousins, and standing at just under 3-feet tall (at the shoulders) they exude cuteness. Three minis recently visited Points West Living Lac La Biche, and they won the hearts of residents and employee care partners alike.

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March 27th, 2019

‘Baby station’ in memory-care cottage
allows residents the chance to give care

Points West Living Lloydminster

One of the principle tenants of the Eden philosophy is that giving care as well as receiving it is an antidote to helplessness. Residents in memory care at Points West Living Lloydminster now have a new way they can give care, in the Blue Jay cottage’s ‘baby station’.

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March 26th, 2019

Friendly rivalry continues with a floor-
curling tournament in brand new venue

Points West Living Wainwright

Residents at Points West Living Wainwright had home team advantage in the second annual floor curling tournament with Battle River Lodge. The PWL curlers have been practising for weeks and their hard work paid off with a big tournament win. The new venue proved a winner too.

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March 23rd, 2019

Bright-eyed baby is the lucky charm
at PWL Peace River’s St. Patrick’s lunch

Points West Living Peace River

The St. Patrick’s lunch at Points West Living Peace River was a fun affair, with residents happily donning green hats and beads to go along with the green-themed decorations. But the surprise visit of a little person decked all in pink was the highlight of the party.

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March 22nd, 2019

St. Patrick’s party at PWL Stettler was a
celebration of friends and ‘good old Irish fun’

Points West Living Stettler

Residents enjoyed some ‘good old Irish fun’ as they gathered in the main dining room at Points West Living Stettler to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The room was decorated in green and shamrocks, and as they arrived, each resident got decked out in green necklaces, neckties and scarves, and a bit of silly Irish naming. Everyone received their own unique ‘leprechaun name', such as Lucky McStumpy, Goldie McSmelly, or Flirty Nugget Nose.

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