Landmark Center – February 7, 2018

BELLE PENDLETON
Recreation Coordinator

Pictured: resident Janice Parrish on recent shopping trip.

Landmark residents and guests celebrated January birthdays January 19 with the monthly birthday party. All enjoyed cake, ice cream, and punch provided by Landmark Catering and the dining team. Gifts were donated by staff.

After the party, residents played a game using National Hat Day as the theme. Earlier in the day, volunteers Jim Purcell and Lynn Wolf led a sing-along.Sunday afternoon, January 21, was Squirrel Appreciation Day. Residents answered trivia questions with Betty Jo Meadows emerging as the winner. Residents also shelled peanuts for a tasty treat. January 22, residents celebrated National Pie Day with a pie social in the game room. Residents traveled to a local restaurant for lunch January 23, and shopped locally on January 25 and February 1. On January 30, they traveled to Martinsville to shop were one dollar goes a long way.Volunteer Helen Cowley leads the Landmark Cooking Club each Wednesday afternoon; she is joined by Ann Sheppard, staff, and residents. In the month of January we have created chocolate covered cherry cookies, creamy apple custard pie, cranberry orange cheese all, Hawaiian Chex Mix, and fried fruit pies. The best part of cooking is tasting the finished dish.

If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center, stop by and fill out an application or call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514, for more information.The Landmark Center presents “Share Your Heart with Pasta” on Monday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Caring Hearts Free Clinic. The menu includes grilled chicken penne with tomato crème sauce, Caesar salad, and tiramisu. Call (276) 694-3050 or find Caring Hearts Free Clinic on Facebook to preorder. Cost is $8 per meal.Honor a loved one this Valentine’s Day with a Valentine Cookie-Gram. Call (276) 694-3050 or contact us on Facebook with a message for your loved one. We will deliver your message with a couple of special cookies to a Landmark resident on February 14, Valentine’s Day.

If you would like to send a message to a loved one in the community you may pick the cookies up on or before February 14, at The Landmark Center. The deadline to order is February 9. Cost is $3 for each Cookie-Gram. A little something sweet—we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with Landmark residents and family on February 14 in the Landmark living room. Something new is coming to The Landmark Center. Beginning February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Landmark dining room, we will be serving brunch to the residents and their family members. Join your resident and meet the new dining services director, Chris Kandies, a Patrick County native. For more information call (276) 694-3050. Please RSVP by February 19 to (276) 694-3050.The next Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at noon at The Landmark Center. For more information, contact The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050, or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at (276) 694-7161. This program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.Until next time, see you at Landmark.

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