Community guests joined Landmark residents August 3 for the Community Rook Tournament. Winners of the tournament included Shirley Ray, Larry Vernon, and Shirley Sheppard; all winners were awarded a prize.
The Rook Tournament was coordinated by Jim and Ellen Saunders, volunteers, and Daniel Quesenberry, activity director assistant. Refreshments were provided by the Landmark dietary staff. Join us on October 5 for the next tournament. For more information, contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
Residents attended the Twins Hangman Game on, Friday, August 4, recognizing the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Oh.. Daniel and the residents always have a great time playing this fun and challenging game. Local artist Mike Hall performed beautiful Southern Gospel songs for the residents in the evening.
Pastor Dave Boarman led the residents in worship on August 5 with music and words of encouragement. Pastor Boarman shared with the residents he had been in a terrible motorcycle crash. He gives God the glory for saving his life.
National Friendship Day was August 6. Residents and guests celebrated by watching a “Friends” marathon while munching on popcorn.
A faithful group from Fairystone Baptist Church led the residents in singing beautiful old hymns before the message was provided by Pastor Charles Taylor, as they do every Monday morning. Throughout the 20 years they have been coming to The Landmark Center, the arts and crafts room is always filled with eager residents. Thank you to this group and all others who visit with and uplift our residents daily.
If you would like to become part of the Landmark family as a volunteer, please stop by and fill out an application.
We are thankful for a great bus driver, Ray Gray, which makes it possible for residents to travel to destinations such as Mount Airy, N.C. for pizza, August 8, and locally for breakfast on August 10. August 15, residents traveled to Ridgeway for ice cream, and to the local library for an adult coloring class, August 17. Thank you to Daniel for driving the bus on additional outings.
Singers from Mountain View United Methodist Church provided uplifting gospel music for the Landmark residents Tuesday, August 8; I am blessed to hear many wonderful comments about this group after each visit.
The Cooking Club prepared creamy rice pudding on August 9 to recognize National Rice Pudding Day. We missed volunteer Helen Cowley, who was not feeling well.
Local artists joined the residents August 10 for the Community Art Class. Residents were taught a new technique using crayons first and then covering with watercolors. The result is unique.
Landmark artist began a sunflower art project on August 11, Worldwide Art Day, which will be on display during National Assisted Living Week, September 10-16. After dinner, residents enjoyed beautiful hymns sung by Roger Wells.
Over the weekend the residents welcomed TWO Hands, guests from Harvest Worship Center, and a group from Jack’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church. TWO Hands surprised the residents with tiny ballerinas which performed for the residents; they also joined the residents in a game of B-Bop Ball.
Residents and guests took a trip back in time on Monday, August 14, as they celebrated National Creamsicle Day. Many residents shared that it had been “ages” since they had eaten a Creamsicle and recalled the orange push-ups they used to enjoy.
Sue Nester was our guest on Tuesday evening and the youth group from Abiding Grace Church joined the residents for game night on Wednesday, August 16.
Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959; residents and guest celebrated with a fruit party.
A big thank you goes to children who attended Vacation Bible School at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church for the touching and creative handmade cards. You made our day!
National Assisted Living Week will be September 10-16. The theme this year is “Family is Forever.” Special events and activities will be happening throughout the week!
The next Operation Homefront Meeting will be September 5, 9-10 am, at The Landmark Center. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. This event is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments will be provided.
On September 26, the Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at The Landmark Center beginning at noon. For more information contact The Landmark Center, (276) 694-3050, or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, (276) 694-7161. The program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.
September blood pressure locations and times: September 7, Patrick County Seniors at Rotary Field in Stuart, 10:30-11 a.m.; September 11, Lowes Foods in Stuart, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; September 15, Meadows of Dan Seniors at the Meadows of Dan Community Center, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; also bingo, September 18, Ararat Seniors at the Fellowship Church in Ararat, 10:30 to 11 a.m., also bingo; September 19, Step Seniors at Step in Stuart, 10:30 to 11 a.m., also bingo.
Until next time, see you at Landmark.