Residents and guests were honored on Friday, February 19, with the monthly birthday party. Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts entertained the residents as they were served birthday cake, ice cream, and strawberry punch. Resident birthday gifts were provided by Hills Grove Baptist Church.
Earlier in the day, singer Jim Purcell led a sing-along with the residents. After dinner, they enjoyed music by the Chords of Faith.
Activity Assistant Emily Sutphin and residents created a “Galaxy in a Jar” February 20 during the craft activity. Emily and residents also “traveled” to Italy February 25, with a new activity, “Travel Hour with Emily. “The room was decorated to create the experience of actually being there as residents were served wine and cheese. Emily shared trivia with the residents and discussed many of Italy’s landmarks. Residents are looking forward to another trip in March.
Daniel Quesenberry from activities has also begun a new activity. He is teaching the Book of Revelation each Friday afternoon. Many residents look forward to this activity and strive to understand more about this book of the Bible.
Sunday afternoon, February 21, residents and guests were served red velvet cake and coffee in the game room. Our compliments to the dietary department—everyone agreed this was one of the best cakes they had ever eaten! Thank you for everything you do for the residents.
Monday evening, February 22, residents welcomed the talented group, The Farm Team, to the Landmark Center. Their unique sound makes you want to get up and dance and they are a favorite at Landmark.
Staff, assisted by residents, made a delicious Strawberry Pizza Tuesday, February 23.
In the afternoon residents traveled to Bassett Forks and shopped at the Goodwill store and Community Storehouse. Thursday, February 25, the destination was closer to home as residents shopped locally. March 1, they ate lunch at a local restaurant and on Thursday they visited the Patrick County Branch Library in Stuart.
Members of the Community Primitive Baptist Church sang with residents Thursday morning, February 25. In the afternoon, Volunteers Jim and Ellen Saunders led the game “Name That Tune.” Residents enjoy winning prizes for guessing the correct name of each tune.
Residents welcomed Jackie Belcher and Debbie Bennett to The Landmark Center February 26 and 27. They always look forward to a visit by these two very talented ladies. Thank you to all our volunteers for sharing your time and talents with us at The Landmark Center. If you would like to volunteer call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
March looks like it is going to be another busy month at The Landmark Center. March began with Operation Homefront which was presented by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to attend casual meetings to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes. The meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Landmark living room. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming community Easter Egg Hunt, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. Entertainment will be provided by the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection and The Landmark Center’s Hand Bell Choirs. Refreshments will be provided by the dietary staff. Join us for this fun day! For more information contact the activity department at (276) 694-7161, extension 1804.
Daylight savings time begins March 13 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to “spring forward” one hour before going to bed Saturday night, March 12.
Until next time, see you at the Landmark.