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April 24th, 2019

Pen pals and penmanship bring
young writers and seniors together

Points West Living Red Deer

Residents at Points West Living Red Deer have become pen pals with Grade 2 students from two different area schools. So far there are 19 pen pals within the PWL community, each partnered with a young student with whom they will be corresponding. When the pen pals met in person recently, “it was magical.”

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April 23rd, 2019

Easter Bunny sparks joy

Points West Living Stettler

The Easter Bunny paid a sweet visit to residents of Points West Living Stettler on April 16. Everyone got a chance to hug or shake paws, and receive a chocolate egg. Inevitably, when the Easter Bunny appeared around a corner, residents and employee care partners would give a look of surprise, then a big smile, followed by laughter.

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April 23rd, 2019

The Yarn Magicians of PWL Wetaskiwin

Points West Living Wetaskiwin

For people who don’t have a way with needles, creating an object from a ball of yarn seems a bit like spinning straw into gold. But for the knitting circle at Points West Living Wetaskiwin, the magic goes beyond what is being created or how it is made. It goes to the heart of community.

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April 23rd, 2019

Looking for eggs in all possible places

Points West Living Lloydminster

How do you find eggs in a venue with thousands of hiding places? With a little help from your friends. The recreation team at Points West Living Lloydminster hid over 400 eggs all over the community for care partners’ children and their friends to search out in an ‘egg-tastic’ Easter egg hunt on Saturday April 20.

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April 22nd, 2019

Easter Feast at PWL Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake

Points West Living Slave Lake celebrated Easter with a community feast on April 18. A delicious hot lunch was served with festive Easter themed party favours, hats, and decorations – including Easter eggs painted by residents. Greg Lacombe provided the entertainment, and was joined for one song by resident Ann Porterfield.

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April 19th, 2019

Heritage Heights welcomes Vegreville community to wine and cheese

Points West Living Vegreville Heritage House

A wine and cheese reception with art exhibition was held on April 5 at Points West Living Heritage House to showcase Heritage Heights, Vegreville’s newest Independent Supportive Living development. Visitors were pleased to mingle in the new main floor lounge and to explore the spacious new suites the complex has to offer.

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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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