BELLE PENDLETON\r\nRecreation Coordinator\r\n\r\n<a href="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/07\/landmark-col-1.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-4179"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4179" src="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/07\/landmark-col-1-228x300.jpg" alt="landmark col" width="228" height="300" \/><\/a>Landmark residents, staff, and guests welcomed back Rev. Jim Churchwell on July 17 for the Sunday morning Bible study. Rev. Churchwell had been in Texas since September 2015 with his daughter Julie, who was battling cancer.\r\nWhile he was away Wendell Terry stepped in and provided service for the Landmark residents and their guests. The Landmark activity staff would like to thank Terry for sharing his time with us and we will continue to pray for these servants of the Lord.\r\nVolunteers providing evening entertainment include Roger Wells, July 8; Patrick Springs Church of God of Prophesy, July 13; the Mountain View Gospel Singers, July 12; Chords of Faith, July 15; and Sue Nester on July 19. We appreciate all those who perform here. If you would like to volunteer at The Landmark Center call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.\r\nBus trips have included lunch in Mount Airy, N.C., July 12, local shopping July 14, breakfast in Stuart on July 19, and a trip to the library for an adult coloring class on July 21.\r\nThe Art Fusion discussion group meets monthly on second Tuesdays of at 2 p.m. in the arts and crafts room. Beth Ford, historical services assistant, Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center; and volunteer Becky Turner lead the activity. July 12, residents reminisced about their homes. This activity has been successful with Landmark residents and staff.\r\nJuly 14, residents, assisted by a local community artist, made fans and decorated them using brushes created by nature. The result was a beautiful and useful creation of art.\r\nSingers Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts entertained the residents and guests at the July 15 birthday party. Everyone enjoyed cake, ice cream, chips, and punch. Stuart United Methodist Church provided the resident birthday gifts.\r\nIce cream sundaes were served to residents and guests Sunday, July 17, in celebration of Sundae Sunday.\r\nActivity assistant Emily Stuphin assisted the residents July 19 in making a handy scarf and belt hanger craft to hang in their closet. In the afternoon, Emily and the residents traveled to Canada without leaving The Landmark Center during the Travel Hour activity. They explored fun facts about Canada while enjoying foods native to Canada.\r\nThe Big Greenhouse still has hanging baskets and a variety of house plants for sale. The greenhouse is located between The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.\r\nThe next Operation Homefront meeting will be August 2, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Landmark living room. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to join us to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes. For more information, call (276) 694-4416.\r\nDo not forget to bring a friend and join the residents on August 4 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Landmark dining room for the next community Rook Tournament. Enjoy refreshments, fun, and prizes. For more information, contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.\r\nThe 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro from August 3-21. More than 10,500 athletics from 206 countries will be participating in 306 events covering 42 sports. Throughout the week of August 8-12 The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection will conduct their own Olympic games. Stop by and cheer on your favorite residents.\r\nSeptember 11-17 is National Assisted Living Week. The theme this year is \u201cKeep Connected.\u201d Technology is changing each and every day; sometimes it is difficult to keep up with all the changes. During National Assisted Living Week we hope to explore these changes and how they affect our lives. I would like to share this joke, which I think says it all: An old man visiting his family asked his granddaughter if he could read her newspaper. \u201cThis is the 21st century,\u201d she replied. \u201cWe don\u2019t waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad.\u201d The fly never knew what hit it!\r\nUntil next time, see you at the Landmark.