The Landmark Walking Club is experiencing something new. Beginning February 2, they will be \u201cwalking across America.\u201d\r\nEvery Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, they will meet and start walking at 4 p.m. Each lap walked by residents will equal four miles as they travel to the first major destination, 432 miles away, the city of Nashville, Tenn. Along the way, they will be \u201cvisiting\u201d several different small towns including Hillsville and Bristol.\r\nThe progress of each resident will be recorded on the large walking map. All residents are welcome to participate! Prizes will be awarded to the residents who finish first, second, and third. We will also celebrate with a Nashville \u201cCountry\u201d themed party to honor those who are walking to Nashville.\r\nLandmark residents always enjoy the bus trips to various locations in and around Patrick County. January 26, they traveled to a restaurant in town for breakfast and on January 28 the destination was local shopping. The first week of February, bus trips included a movie and milkshakes in Mount Airy, N.C., and breakfast at one of their favorite restaurants.\r\nTo make our bus trips even more special, we would like to thank Juanita Doss for the donation of hand-knitted toboggans to keep residents warm while on the trips.\r\nLandmark residents and staff welcomed pet therapy team James Allen and his poodle Jack to The Landmark Center. There are a number of proven health benefits for people who own a dog, including physical, mental and emotional improvements, from enhancing social skills to decreasing a person\u2019s risk of heart attack. We are looking forward to becoming friends with Jack and his owner.\r\nThursday, February 4, residents were joined by community guests, for the first Rook Tournament of 2016. The winners of the tournament were Shirley Rea, Georgia Goard, and Rebecca Tatum. Daniel Quesenberry, activities, and Volunteers Jim and Ellen Saunders coordinated this event. Refreshments were provided by Landmark Catering and the dietary staff.\r\nIf you would like to join us on April 7 for the next tournament, please call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514, for more information.\r\nResidents had a blast at the \u201cWinter Party\u201d on January 28. We had music and dancing, and our very own snowwoman and a snowball fight which included everyone attending the party, and those brave enough to walk through the game room. Delicious refreshments were provided by the Landmark Dietary staff.\r\nResidents were disappointed as many of our volunteers had to cancel because of the snow in late January. All those who canceled have rescheduled for February. As the warmer temperatures melted the snow, clearing the roadways, our volunteers are back in full swing.\r\nFebruary 1, residents welcomed the Over The Hill Gang and Square Dancers back to The Landmark Center. The group, Two Old Two Young, entertained the residents Thursday night after dinner. We were also very glad to welcome Fairystone Baptist Church back for their regular Monday morning service.\r\nIf you would like to provide entertainment for our residents please stop by or call us at (276) 694-3050, extension 4507.\r\nCommunity guests have been invited to join residents and staff for a Super Bowl Party February 7 at The Landmark Center. Delicious refreshments and exciting games are planned for this event.\r\nFriday, February 12 from 2 to 3 p.m., residents and families will celebrate Valentine\u2019s Day with a party in the game room. There will be great food, music, dancing, and other surprises.\r\nFebruary 13, the Patrick County Alzheimer\u2019s Group, LLC, will present \u201cA Dance To Remember\u201d at 7 p.m. at the Star Theater. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at The Landmark Center, (276) 694-3050.\r\nThe Patrick County Alzheimer\u2019s Group LLC and The Landmark Center invite you to join us on February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at The Landmark Center for the movie, \u201cGlen Campbell: I\u2019ll Be Me.\u201d Refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information call (276) 694-3050.\r\nThe Martinsville Garden Club donated beautiful flowers to the residents of The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. Thank you for this touch of spring in the middle of winter.\r\nUntil next time, see you at the Landmark!