Landmark Center – April 5th, 2017

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New team members, Micah Mordue, activity assistant, and Jill Hairston, LPN, and memory care coordinator, enjoy lunch with resident Dorothy Koger.

Landmark residents, guests, and staff celebrated March birthdays and Saint Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17, with a party. Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts entertained everyone as they enjoyed green birthday cake, green ice cream, and green punch.

Birthday gifts were donated by team member Lakin Rogers, executive assistant. Residents and staff were encouraged to wear green to the party.

New residents were welcomed to The Landmark Center, March 16. Refreshments were provided by Landmark Catering and the dietary staff.

The Landmark Activity Department is pleased to welcome two new team members to the Activity staff. Jill Hairston, LPN and memory care coordinator, and Micha Mordue, activity assistant. We are looking forward to working with you.

March 19-25 was American Chocolate Week and throughout the week residents were treated to brownies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate pound cake, chocolate milk shakes, chocolate cookies, chocolate covered raisins, and M&Ms. Thank you to all of the residents who participated in these activities.

Residents traveled to Mount Airy, N.C., on March 21, and enjoyed pizza for lunch. March 23, the destination was Ridgeway. Other bus trips included lunch at the local Mexican restaurant March 28, and local shopping March 30. Cosmetology students from Patrick County High School provided manicures for Landmark residents March 28. Residents always look forward to visiting with the students each month.

Evening entertainment at The Landmark Center has included the Chords of Faith and Sue Nester.

Join the Landmark residents April 6, for the next Community Rook Tournament. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room, with the tournament starting at 2 p.m. For more information, call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.

The final class in the Balanced Living with Diabetes Series will be held April 6, at the Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart site. Seating is limited. Call to register at (276) 694-3341.

Students from the Patrick Springs STEP program will be joining us on April 6 at 10 a.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Landmark courtyard. After dinner from 7-8 p.m. in the living room, residents will be entertained by the Community Easter Choir and the group, Two Old Two Young.

April blood pressure dates and locations include: Monday, April 10; Ararat Seniors. 10:30 a.m., Friendship Church; Tuesday, April 11: Step Seniors, 10:30 a.m., Step Building, Stuart; Thursday, April 13: Patrick County Seniors, 10:30 a.m., Rotary Building, Stuart; and Friday, April 14: Meadows of Dan Seniors, 11 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

Join us for the next “Hold Your Hand” Family Education Series, meeting on April 13 from 6-7 p.m. at The Landmark Center, in the multipurpose room. This series will cover a variety of topics which affects families and caregivers who are currently caring for a senior citizen.

This month, Lois Barbour, RN, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC (276) 694-7161 or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. Light refreshments will be provided.

The community is invited to join Blue Ridge Therapy Connection and The Landmark Center for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to over 3,000 hidden eggs we will also have a bouncy house, food, music, prizes, and the Easter Bunny. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.

The Landmark Center is hosting a Practical Strategies in Dementia Care Workshop on Thursday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Throughout the day there will be a number of guest speakers discussing a variety of topics. To register for a seat, please register by April 17. To register by phone, call (276) 694-3050.

The workshop is free, however registration is needed for lunch. For additional information about the workshop, guest speakers, and The Landmark Center, or to register online, visit: landmarkassistedlivingcenter.com.

The April Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at The Landmark Center, April 25 at noon in the multipurpose room. For more information, call The Landmark Center (276) 694-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection (276) 694-7161. The program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.

If you would like to become a volunteer, stop by The Landmark Center for an application.

Until next time, see you at the Landmark.