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If you are the parent of young children or have grandchildren, you are probably familiar with the “PAW Patrol.” This program is about seven puppies, their 10-year-old leader, Ryder, and the community of Adventure Bay. When anyone in the community needs help, they call upon the “PAW Patrol.” As Ryder explains the emergency to the puppies, and what needs to be done, he always states, “no job is too big; no pup is too small.”
The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection honored the certified nursing assistants (CNAs). June 9-16 during C N A Week. June 9, they enjoyed ice cream sundaes; June 10 was Hawaiian Day and CNAs were served fruit kabobs and Hawaiian punch.
June 13 was silly sock/hat/hair day. In the afternoon, the residents joined all staff for a cheese ball, crackers, and Coke floats. June 14, was Red, White, and Blue Day. CNAs ate watermelon in the afternoon. June 15 was Sports Day, with a lunch of hot dogs, fries, slaw, lemonade, and apple pie being served free to the CNAs. Throughout the day popcorn was provided for everyone to enjoy. On June 16, they were honored with a pizza party.
Thank you to all CNAs for their dedication to the residents at Landmark and Blue Ridge. As Ryder says, “no job is too big; no CNA is too small.”
June 20 was the first day of summer and also the longest day of the year. In celebration, residents were invited to the Landmark courtyard to a beach party. Residents, family members, and staff, were treated to music, dancing, beach balls, sand, sun, and a pool. There were also water gun fights, with almost everyone getting wet, and volleyball.
They also enjoyed peach ice cream, fresh fruit, fruit punch, and snow cones made by George Clifton. What a great party! Thank you to everyone for making this party so much fun!
Landmark residents traveled to Spruce Village in Martinsville on June 14 and joined the residents there for bingo.
June 16, we went to Philpott for a picnic. The day was perfect with sunshine and a gentle breeze keeping us cool as we ate lunch. Many residents were joined by family members and friends. They watched boats on the lake and reminisced about days gone by.
The destination on June 21 was lunch in Martinsville, and on June 23; they traveled to the local library for an adult coloring class. When their art is completed it will be on display at the library.
Children from Abiding Grace Church joined residents June 15 for a fun game night. Those providing after dinner entertainment include Roger Wells, Chords of Faith, and Sue Nester.
Norma Bozenmyner led the community art class June 16. She and staff assisted the residents in creating beautiful summer wreaths, covered with flowers which were designed by the residents.
Friday, June 17, seven residents and guests celebrated their birthdays with cake, ice cream, chips, and punch. Music was provided by Emma Stuphin and Mountain View United Methodist Church donated the gifts.
Landmark men joined the men of Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Saturday, June 18, for a pancake breakfast in celebration of Father’s Day. Sunday afternoon, German chocolate cake was served to residents and guests in honor of the fathers.
The Big Greenhouse still has hanging pots, geraniums, and a variety of other plants for sale. It is located between The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.
Join residents for Operation Homefront Tuesday, July 5 at The Landmark Center. Meetings are 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.
The Southern Area Agency on Aging Home Care and Hospice of Memorial Hospital invite you to attend an Alzheimer’s support group meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon at the Landmark Center. Caregivers may call Southern Area Agency on Aging at (276) 632-6442 or toll free at (800) 468-4571 if they need to arrange care for a family member while attending the support group meeting. This meeting is free and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.
The Landmark Center invites everyone to join us on Saturday, July 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. for Family Fun Night featuring the area’s largest water slide, a huge bouncy house, kiddy slip n’ slide and water games. We will also have a movie on the lawn, “Norm of the North.” The location is between The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.
If you think time is flying; July 1 is the middle of 2016. Since it is a leap year it is the 183rd day of the year!
Have a happy and safe Independence Day. Until next time, see you at Landmark!

Pictured left to right are my aunt Elva Hylton Howell with her children Lorene Fain, Josie Spence, Otis Howell, Gaynelle East and Richard Howell. Aunt Elva always had the sweetest smile and loved everyone. Thanks to Judy Fain Hughes for this photo.
Pictured left to right are my aunt Elva Hylton Howell with her children Lorene Fain, Josie Spence, Otis Howell, Gaynelle East and Richard Howell. Aunt Elva always had the sweetest smile and loved everyone. Thanks to Judy Fain Hughes for this photo.
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