Blue Ridge Therapy Connection

Duane VIA
Activities Coordinator

Pictured (left to right): residents Patty Trexler, first place, Virginia Glenn third place, and Mabel Stowe, second place, were winners of the clothesline hanging Olympic game.
Pictured (left to right): residents Patty Trexler, first place, Virginia Glenn third place, and Mabel Stowe, second place, were winners of the clothesline hanging Olympic game.

The summer Olympics programming has been a big hit with the residents of Blue Ridge this week. The residents have been watching them on TV and we have been having our own games.
This week we have been having games between Blue Ridge and The Landmark Center. So far it’s been a really good time for residents and staff members. We are going for bragging rights to see how many medals Blue Ridge can win.
Our Olympic games are: corn shucking, green bean snapping, clothesline games, log rolling, basketball games, darts games, and a wheelchair racing game followed by the Ending Ceremony. Blue Ridge has won nine medals and The Landmark Center won three. We have put up an Olympic board in the lobby with the winners from both facilities for our visitors to view.
We are very proud of all our residents who participated in the games and those who won. They all knew they were going against a clock and they tried their best to have the best time possible. All participates were given a medal and those who won received gold, silver and bronze medals.
During the Olympic Games, we have also been having our weekly activities for residents who wish not to participate in the games. We have played bingo, attended church, and had entertainers to perform for the residents.
Residents also went on the weekly bus trips. This week they have gone out for milkshakes, hot dogs and frozen lemonade. They also went on their monthly shopping trip. Many got them new clothes, snacks and personal items.
Last week, the residents had a going out to eat in Stuart and Meadows of Dan at two of their favorite places to have a meal while getting to visit with one another and staff members during their meal. We learn a lot about our resident’s likes and dislikes, their life and about their families. When we leave, we are all stuffed.
We are working on our September calendar. If you are interested in performing or volunteering your time, please call Dee Dee Via at (276) 694-7161, extension 1804. We will be seeing you on the road.

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