Landmark Center – December 13, 2017

The Landmark float won the Grand Marshall Award in Stuart parade, December 2. Pictured with the float is Ryan Orton.

Landmark residents celebrated Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Many gathered in the living room to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continuing a family tradition.

We have so much to be thankful for at The Landmark Center. This morning, as I work on this article in the arts and crafts room, listening to the group One Accord singing beautiful hymns and Christmas carols, I am very thankful for the freedom of worship and the peace it brings to the residents. Thank you to all our volunteers who share their time and talents throughout the year, here at The Landmark Center.

Residents and staff are already busy with preparations to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Christmas trees are dressed in bright colors and shining lights, the mantels are adorned with greenery, and Landmark residents participated in the local Christmas parade.

Congratulations to those who created the Landmark float for the parade, which won the Grand Marshal Award.

December 9, residents were joined by family members to celebrate an old fashioned Christmas dinner. In addition, to a delicious meal shared together, they relaxed to music provided by Judy and Ralph.

Thank you to Landmark Catering and the dietary staff for preparing the delicious meal and to everyone who helped make this time together possible.

Jim and Ellen Saunders, volunteers, led the game, “Name That Tune,” on November 30. Residents compete to see who can guess the name of the tune first and receive a prize. This activity is always a lot of fun.

Bus trips have included a ride-about to Woolwine on November 28, and local shopping on the 30th and December 7. Landmark residents traveled to Mount Airy, N.C., on December 5 and enjoyed pizza for lunch. Residents from the Memory Care Neighborhood viewed the Christmas lights on a ride-about December 6.

Mike Hall entertained the residents after dinner on December 1. Saturday morning, Pastor Dave Boarman led the residents in worship. After lunch, residents welcomed friends from Harvest Worship Center for singing, scripture reading, and a time of prayer.

Sunday afternoon, carolers from the Risen Lord Catholic Church went room to room and sang traditional Christmas carols to the residents. Monday evening The Over The Hill Gang provided music for the monthly square dance.

The monthly Operation Homefront meeting was held at The Landmark Center December 5. The community is invited to join the Landmark residents the first Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. If you served in the Armed Forces, join us to connect, support, and recognize our local heroes. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided. The next meeting will be January 2, 2018.

Evening entertainment was provided by the FARM TEAM group.

Join us at The Landmark Center December 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. for breakfast with Santa. Children will have the chance to eat breakfast with Santa, have their picture taken with him, and even give their Christmas list to him personally. For more information, call (276) 694-3050.

The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be held at The Landmark Center on December 26 at noon. For more information, call (276) 694-3050. This program is sponsored by the Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch is provided.

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

Until next time, see you at Landmark.

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