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January 23rd, 2019

New PWL Cochrane GM anticipates opening
in late spring or early summer

Points West Living Cochrane

Kevin Cucheron has been named General Manager of Points West Living Cochrane. While the opening of the newest PWL community is still a few months away, Kevin will be busy, meeting the community, building the care partner team, and learning as much as he can from PWL program leads and other GMs. 

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January 22nd, 2019

Care Partner Snapshot: 15 years
at Athens Creek

Points West Living Penticton

Ellie (Elizabeth) Betrand is the current recreation coordinator at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton. She began her service there on January 19, 2004 working evening security and a mix of housekeeping and first aid.

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January 21st, 2019

Recognizing good deeds catches on
with 'Mitzvah Program'

Points West Living Stettler

The Hebrew word Mitzvah means a good or praiseworthy deed; something done without expectation of receiving anything in return. The goal of the Points West Living Stettler 'Mitzvah Program' is to catch someone doing a good deed and to recognize it. The results are a little bit of Eden.

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January 21st, 2019

Two newly minted LPNs celebrate
new positions at PWL Stettler

Points West Living Stettler

Two Health Care Aides at Points West Living Stettler celebrated achieving their LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) designations recently. They received confirmation in early January that both had successfully passed the competency exams. And as it turns out, there were jobs waiting for them right on site.

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January 18th, 2019

Residents can’t get enough of tasty Ukrainian
feast, on first stop of a world tour of food

Points West Living Cold Lake

Points West Living Cold Lake is celebrating food from around the world in a new culinary initiative. The food services team came up with the idea to bring all residents together once a month for a shared meal, each time featuring food from a different country. The first stop, Ukraine.

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January 10th, 2019

PWL communities remain diligent
to keep the flu at bay in 2019

Points West Living All

‘So far so good’, is how Points West Living communities are describing their experience of this round of Seasonal Influenza among residents and care partners. A few cases have been reported, and in most communities, prevention and quick response have averted outbreaks. However, the flu season has a few months to go, so nobody is resting easy yet.

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January 9th, 2019

Points West Living communities awarded
CARF accreditation

Points West Living All

Every Points West Living community is now accredited by CARF (the international Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), under the umbrella of Connecting Care’s network of communities. CARF is the longest running accreditation system for continuing care retirement communities in Canada.

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January 7th, 2019

Cake and noisemakers take centre stage
at PWL Lac La Biche New Year’s Eve Bash

Points West Living Lac La Biche

Residents and care partners really got into the swing of things for the New Year’s Eve party at Points West Living Lac La Biche. Cook Kathy Roy made a cake celebrating the day – and all residents who had a December birthday. There were drinks for toasting and party hats. And it was a true community-wide celebration.

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January 4th, 2019

Friends, family, food and music wrap up 2018
in fine fashion at PWL Lloydminster

Points West Living Lloydminster

Residents, friends, and family gathered at Points West Living Lloydminster for a fun afternoon of food and activities to say farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019. 

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January 4th, 2019

Athens Creek New Year’s Eve Party a
‘parfait’ sendoff to 2018

Points West Living Penticton

In a sweet afternoon of song and bubbly, residents and a few care partners celebrated 2018 and welcomed 2019 at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton. Local performer Gillian Russell played her guitar and sang some old favourites, including one surprise number…

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