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Feb 8th, 2018

New General Manager prepares for summer
opening of PWL Wetaskiwin

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

Lots of people are getting excited about this summer’s opening of Points West Living Wetaskiwin, but none more keenly than Tamara Thomas. Back in September, Tamara was hired as the general manager for the new supportive living home, and while she’s been active elsewhere in Points West, she can’t wait to get started in Wetaskiwin. 

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Feb 7th, 2018

Great food, company and game make for a
perfect Super Bowl Sunday

Points West Living Red Deer

Super Bowl Sunday at Points West Living Red Deer was a perfect combination of fantastic food, good company, and a great game. Residents gathered in the main dining room to watch the game together and were treated to some amazing game day snacks. 

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Feb 6th, 2018

‘Best before’ flowers a beautiful reminder
of a caring community

Points West Living Slave Lake

For the past nine months, Points West Living Slave Lake has been on the receiving end of armloads of beautiful flowers. Every couple of weeks, a local flower shop comes by with perfectly beautiful unsold floral arrangements that are approaching their ‘best before date’. The result is a stunning ever-changing collection of fresh flowers.

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Feb 5th, 2018

Pampering perms welcomed by
the ladies of Lloyd

Points West Living Lloydminster

Seven beautiful residents of Points West Living Lloydminster were recently treated to complimentary perms under the pampering touch of students in the Hairstyling Certificate program at Lakeland College. The resulting hairstyles were a real testament to the students’ growing skills. 

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Feb 2nd, 2018

Donated box of vintage records results in flood
of fond musical memories

Points West Living Stettler

One day last fall, someone dropped off a box of old vinyl records to Points West Living Stettler. Since there was no on-site record player (who needs one these days, right?), recreation coordinator Jenn Dixon started checking out units in antique stores. To her delight, she found one where she least expected it, and since then residents have been enjoying leisurely journeys back in musical time.

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Jan 25th, 2018

Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan:
the Vision

Points West Living All

What does the future hold for residents of Alberta who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Alberta Health recently revealed its priorities and plans with the Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. It is a strategy paper that the government hopes will ‘result in a society that is better prepared to take steps to reduce the risk of dementia and support fellow Albertans living with dementia now and in the years to come’. In this article, the first of a three-part series, we introduce the Vision

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Jan 25th, 2018

Residents learn Swedish weaving,
a new way with a needle

Points West Living Wainwright

“All you need is fabric, a little yarn, a needle, and a pattern.” That’s one of the reasons hair stylist Terie Nickel likes to do Swedish weaving, and why she decided to share her skills with residents of Points West Living Wainwright. “It’s also easy to learn, and once you get the hang of it, it goes quite quickly.” 

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Jan 24th, 2018

Following best practice limits the spread
of Seasonal Influenza, but it’s still a
tough experience for all.

Points West Living Peace River

Have you ever wondered what happens behind closed doors when there’s an outbreak of Seasonal Influenza? Thanks to Points West Living Peace River, we’re able to share the step by step protocol followed during a recent outbreak. We also get a hint of the collective effort and personal suffering such an event can cause.

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Jan 22nd, 2018

Cat people and dog people are happy
with their furry friends

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

There are cat people and there are dog people, and fortunately for Cookie and Kali, there are plenty of both at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville. Cookie is a calm outdoor kitty who was brought in from the cold a few months ago. Kali is a rambunctious Shih-Tzu pup who visits regularly, much to residents’ delight, and Cookie’s annoyance. 

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Jan 22nd, 2018

Paint night, Points West Living style

Points West Living Red Deer

Independent living residents at Points West Living Red Deer shared a fun community event recently; Paint Night, PWL style. Following a similar format to the popular Paint Nite® phenomenon, recreation coordinator Barb Morris walked participants through painting a personalized creation. 

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