Landmark residents, along with family and friends, celebrated the August birthdays Friday, August 19, with cake, ice cream, potato chips, and punch. Stuart Baptist Church provided the resident birthday gifts. Jim Purcell led the morning sing-along and Chords of Faith entertained the residents after dinner.
After lunch on Sunday, August 21, residents and guests were treated to strawberry shortcake in the game room. Monday afternoon they were served ice cold watermelon while enjoying the nice weather and rocking chairs in the courtyard.
Residents traveled to Martinsville for lunch on August 23. After dinner, the Mountain View Singers inspired everyone with beautiful gospel music.
Thursday, August 25, residents sang along with the Community Primitive Baptist Church singers while others were at the local library for the adult coloring class. In the afternoon, volunteers Jim and Ellen Saunders led the game “Name That Tune” as new residents were welcomed to The Landmark Center with the Newcomers’ Social.
Thursday, August 30, residents, guests, and staff enjoyed seafood for lunch at a restaurant in Martinsville. The group, F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M, entertained the everyone after dinner. This group is a favorite at The Landmark Center.
Each fourth Tuesday of the month the public is invited to The Landmark Center to attend an Alzheimer’s support group meeting. The meetings began at noon and a light lunch will be served. This program is sponsored by Southern Area on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, call The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at (276) 694-7161.
National Assisted Living Week, September 11-17, is fast approaching and residents and staff are getting very excited. The theme this year is, “keep connected.” Throughout the week we will be having programs to connect the residents to family, staff, volunteers, and the community.
We will be celebrating “Grandparents’ Day” with a social on Sunday, September 11, beginning at 3 p.m. Come and join us as we honor those we love and respect. Throughout the week we will be honoring our staff for their hard work and dedication.
We will also be welcoming various speakers and the community is invited to join us for these special events. Monday, September 12, beginning at 2 p.m., speaker Debra Quesenberry, MS.Ed., NETS*T Certified, will speak about, “Technology Now and Then.” Wednesday, September 14, a guest from the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office will share with us about “Technology in Law Enforcement” beginning at 2 p.m. This is also “Super Hero Day.”
Friday, September 16, at 2 p.m., Susan Taylor, Patrick County registrar, will share the changes technology has created in the voting process and “Voting Preparedness.” For more information about any of these events, please call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.
If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.
Until next time, see you at Landmark.