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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. 

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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.

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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… 

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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… 

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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. 

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Oct 25th, 2017

Swatter Ball has folks swinging
at PWL Red Deer

Points West Living Red Deer

There’s a new game in town, at Points West Living Red Deer. ‘Swatter Ball’ is light on cost and equipment but generous in laughs. All it takes to start is one balloon, a fly-swatter for each player, and a room big enough for a circle of fun. 

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Oct 24th, 2017

‘Selfie’ with a Story, runner-up
in PWL Photo Contest

Points West Living All

This ‘selfie’ was selected by judges of the 2017 PWL Photo Contest for its irrepressible life and joy. Points West Living Stettler recreation coordinator Jenn Dixon was out in the park this past summer with residents and volunteers when she started snapping shots on her cell phone’s camera. 

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Oct 24th, 2017

A perfect 100 for PWL Cold Lake resident

Points West Living Cold Lake

Beulah Rudell had a ready reply when she was asked how she’d like to celebrate her 100th birthday at Points West Living Cold Lake. She said she wanted “fresh strawberries, painted nails, an up-do in the salon, and breakfast in bed.” When the big day rolled around, she got exactly what she wanted, and then some. 

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Oct 23rd, 2017

Autumn leaf wreaths create warm atmosphere
at PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake

The trouble with collecting autumn leaves for decorating is they dry out and crumble within days. Fortunately, there are beautiful craft items that hold their colour, and look great from season to season. That’s what residents at Points West Living Slave Lake used for a recent Thanksgiving craft. 

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Oct 23rd, 2017

Apples and turkeys make for great
pre-Thanksgiving activities

Points West Living Wainwright

Residents at Points West Living Wainwright enjoyed two work bees in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The first was triggered by a huge donation of apples, and second was for the pleasure of making and sharing beautiful things. 

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