Residents began the month of September with a bus trip to Floyd where they purchased goodies at a popular bread shop.
Friday morning, September 2, they were served doughnuts and coffee, as Daniel discussed local and world news with them. A topic which seems to be on everyone’s mind is the upcoming election for president of the United States. After dinner, residents gathered in the living room for music provided by Mike Hall.
Saturday, September 3, residents welcomed back Pastor Dave Boarman. Everyone enjoyed his uplifting message and looks forward to his return in October.
Singers from Fairystone Baptist Church and Pastor Charles Taylor joined the residents on Labor Day Monday for the weekly worship service they provide. They have been volunteering at The Landmark Center for over 15 years and have become a part of the Landmark family. We appreciate all of the volunteers who provide activities for our residents. If you would like to become a Landmark volunteer call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
On September 6, residents and the community were invited to attend the Operation Homefront meeting which is provided by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. If you served in the U.S. military and would like to connect with others, this meeting provides a great opportunity to do just that. For more information, call Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416.
Residents then traveled to Mount Airy, N.C., and ate delicious chicken for lunch.
The Landmark Cooking Club made peach vanilla jam Wednesday, September 7. This was a new recipe; it was delicious. Resident Lucy Philpott shared the jam the next morning at breakfast with others in the dining room.
Residents traveled to Patrick Springs on a shopping trip the morning of September 8, arriving back just in time to attend the Community Art Class. Local artists Ursula Allen and Norma Bozenmyner assisted the residents in making beautiful jewelry to wear or share. This class is always a lot of fun and the residents love it. In the afternoon the group Collinsville Country entertained the residents with a variety of music.
Friday afternoon, September 9, residents and guests celebrated the September birthdays at the monthly birthday party. Residents danced to and sang along with music from the ‘50s. Cake, ice cream, and punch were enjoyed by everyone. Patrick Springs Church of God of Prophesy provided the resident birthday gifts.
National Assisted Living Week began September 11 with a Grandparents’ Day Social, honoring the residents and community guests. After dinner, residents and staff traveled to Mayo Mountain Baptist Church for their annual 9/11 Memorial service. They enjoyed beautiful music and remembered as others shared memories of that terrible day 15 years ago. God bless America!
Monday, September 12, residents welcomed special guest Debra Quesenberry MS.Ed., NETST Certified, as she presented the program, “Technology: Then and Now.” The theme for NALW is “keep connected.”
Throughout the week residents and community guests will learn how technology has changed the way we communicate with others and how these and other changes affect our everyday lives.
Wednesday, September 14, guest speakers Captain Ward Stone and E911 Coordinator Mickie Martin from the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office shared how technology has changed the way local law enforcement operates. This was also “Superhero Day” to honor Patrick County’s first responders.
Friday, September 16, guest speaker Susan Taylor, Patrick County registrar, shared with the residents and community guests how technology has changed the voting process. Throughout the week, Daniel Quesenberry of activities taught a basic computer skills class to the residents. Many residents were looking forward to the classes, eager to learn more about computers.
The community is invited to an Alzheimer’s support group meeting on Tuesday, September 27 at The Landmark Center, 227 Landmark Drive, Stuart, beginning at noon. For more information call (276) 694-3050 or (276) 694-7161. A light lunch will be served.
The community is invited to join the Landmark residents on October 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for the next Rook tournament. Invite a friend. For more information, call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514. Refreshments will be provided.
Until next time, see you at Landmark.