Landmark Center – August 8, 2018

Recreation Coordinator

Splish, Splash, guest, Gizelle Hicks, making her way through the Slip n’ slide. (Picture provided by Ryan Orton.)

In 1958, singer and song writer, Bobby Darin, released the hit song, Splish, Splash.

The lyrics went like this: Splish, Splash, I was takin’ a bath, long about a Saturday night. On Saturday evening, July 28, The Landmark Center sponsored the third annual Splish, Splash, we are having a bash; happening on a Saturday night. The community was invited to join us for an evening of fun which included a huge bouncy house, gigantic Slip ‘n Slide, multiple water slides, the Lava Twist, game stations, and a kiddie pool. The first 200 children received a beach ball and food was provided by the local Alzheimer’s Group. The children had a blast and have already asked if they can attend next year. Thank you to all our sponsors and staff who helped make this event possible.

On July 20, volunteer, Jim Purcell, led a resident sing-a-long during the morning activity. Later, residents and staff celebrated the July birthdays during the monthly birthday party. Chords of Faith provided the evening entertainment.

Family members joined their resident for brunch on Saturday, July 21. Special made to order omelets were provided.

Did you know that Sunday, July 22, was National Junk Food Day? Residents enjoyed Little Debbie cakes, chips, and candy while playing Skip-Bo in the game room.

On Monday, July 23, residents and staff were treated to some of the world’s best hotdogs for lunch. They could choose from a Coney Island Dog, Chicago Dog, or a Coffee Break Dog.  Each dog was topped with the fixins’ that make it famous. Thank you to our dining team for making this day special.

Children from Abiding Grace Church joined the residents for game night on July 25.

Residents traveled to the local library for the monthly Bingo game on July 26, and in the afternoon, they welcomed Ellen Saunders for Name That Tune.

On Friday, July 27, residents welcomed Jackie Belcher in the morning and in the afternoon they celebrated Bugs Bunny’s birthday with his favorite, carrot cake. After dinner, residents relaxed to music by the Senior Melodies. On July 29, residents celebrated National Lasagna Day with strawberry shortcake lasagna; sounds delicious. On July 31, morning entertainment was provided by Judy and Ralph.

Daniel Quesenberry, assistant activity director, and Landmark residents had their chance to get their hands in the sand on Saturday, July 28. With over 15 different colors of sand, residents had the full spectrum of the rainbow to choose their colors and make a personal sand art bottle for their room. Smiles filled the arts and crafts room as they poured layer upon layer into their bottles making very different designs, some even shaking their bottle afterward to give it that unique, swirled look. Though the sand was fun and creative, the time spent together doing this project was the best part and we look forward to making more sandy creations.

The residents shopped locally on July 31.

On August 2, residents shopped locally while on the morning bus trip. Volunteer, David Brandon, led the morning worship service. In the afternoon, residents enjoyed ice cream sandwiches and Two Old and Two Young provided evening entertainment.


The August free blood pressure schedule:

  • 8/9: Patrick Seniors, Rotary Building in Stuart, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
  • 8/13: Ararat Seniors, Ararat Fellowship Church, 10:30 to 11:30a.m.
  • 8/14: Step in Stuart, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • 8/17: Meadows of Dan Community Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • 8/28: Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting, The Landmark Center, noon to 1 p.m.


The next Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting is August 28, from noon to 1 p.m., at The Landmark Center. This program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information call (276) 694-3050.

The Landmark Center presents the 2018 Folk Festival on Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will be featured throughout the day along with arts & crafts, a variety of vendors, old fashioned dress, candy apples, and much more. Vendor booths are available. For more information, or to register, call (276) 694-3050 by August 25.

The Landmark Center will host a Quilt Show during the week of September 6-13. If you, your family or friends have a quilt you would like to showcase, call Tressis Allred at (276) 692-4665. The quilt show will be held in conjunction to the Folk Festival scheduled for September 8.

National Assisted Living Week is September 9-15. The theme this year is, “Capture the Moment.” During this week, we hope to inspire our residents to realize their dreams and seize the day. No matter your age, we should all be living life to its fullest. In our everyday interactions with others we can celebrate the past together while enjoying the present.

If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center, stop by and fill out an application. We will welcome you to the Landmark family.

Until next time, see you at Landmark.


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