Landmark Center

Residents and staff of The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection welcomed around 400 community guests Saturday evening, July 23, for the first Splish Splash Bash.
Children of all ages got a break from the heat as they slid down the area’s largest water slide, the Kiddy Slip N’ Slide, and other water games. Another attraction was the huge bouncy house which is always a favorite.
Refreshments included popcorn, beverages, and hot dogs, which were served by Ray and Paula Gray and Peggy Rogers. Beginning at 8 p.m., our visitors were invited to join us for the movie on the lawn, “Norm of the North.” Thank you for joining us at The Landmark Center. We hope you are having a great summer; stay cool!
Landmark residents Cora Grace Foley and Clyde Ratliff were excited to be a part of a commercial which will be aired periodically on WSLS channel 10 throughout the 2016 Olympics, August 5-21. WSLS, located in Roanoke, is the NBC affiliate serving southwest Virginia.
July 23 was the birthday of the ice cream cone. Residents celebrated the day by enjoyed delicious ice cream cones in the game room. July 25, residents were served root beer floats and July 26, activities staff whipped up delicious chocolate milkshakes recognizing National Chocolate Milkshake Day. Watermelon was served to the residents in the court yard on July 29.
Residents traveled to Meadows of Dan July 26, bringing home sweet treats to enjoy. Thursday, July 28, they shopped locally. August 2, residents rode the bus up the mountain to a favorite ice cream shop; August 4, residents traveled to Martinsville for breakfast.
Jim and Ellen Saunders, volunteers, led the game “Name That Tune” Thursday afternoon, July 28. As residents played the game, they were served refreshments which included tomato sandwiches at the Newcomer’s Social. Thank you to all our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
Community square dancers along with the Over the Hill Gang performed at the Landmark Center Monday night, August 1. Residents always join the dancers for a tune or two.
Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care honored veterans August 2 at The Landmark Center, with Operation Homefront. Everyone who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America is invited to attend casual meetings to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes. They meet the first Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Landmark Center. If you would like more information, call Susan Foster: (276) 694-4416. Refreshments are provided.
Landmark residents and community guests participated in a Rook Tournament August 4 at The Landmark Center. Winners were Larry Overby, Charlotte Eggleston, and Willie Mae Ray. Each received a colorful box to keep their treasures hidden. Jim and Ellen Saunders, volunteers, and Daniel Quesenberry, activities, coordinated this event. Refreshments were provided. If you would like more information about this event contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
Landmark residents, their families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities will be coming together September 11-17, National Assisted Living Week, participating in a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals we serve and to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for American’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
The 2016 theme, “Keep Connected,” recognizes the increasing opportunity technology can offer to enhance the care and overall experience in assisted living communities.
Remember to drive with caution as Patrick County students head back to class August 11.
Until next time, see you at Landmark.

Cora Grace Foley (left) and Clyde Ratliff are very excited about staring in the commercial.
Cora Grace Foley (left) and Clyde Ratliff are very excited about staring in the commercial.
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