Landmark Center – June 13, 2018

Pictured: Volunteer, Willie May Ray, at the Individual volunteer luncheon, May 31.

The Landmark Center honored their individual volunteers with a luncheon on Thursday, May 31. Each volunteer shared with the group what part they play as a volunteer before enjoying the delicious meal, which was prepared by the Landmark dining team.

Many of these volunteers have been at The Landmark Center for many years and faithfully come monthly or weekly. Each volunteer received a certificate and gift of appreciation. We would once again like to thank all of our volunteers; without you sharing your time and talent with our residents, we could not provide all the great activities we do, each one of you is unique and special. If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center stop by and fill out an application. We would love to add you to the Landmark family.

Landmark residents welcomed the Senior Melodies Friday evening, May 25. Saturday, May 26, family members joined their resident for brunch and Sunday afternoon, May 27, residents celebrated National Grape Popsicle Day. Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, residents in the Memory Care Neighborhood celebrated with a cookout.

Residents traveled to Mount Airy, May 29, for lunch and shopped locally on the bus trip May 31.

Jim and Ellen Saunders, long time volunteers, led the game, Name That Tune Thursday afternoon, May 31. After the game, residents listened to Bluegrass music and ate ice cold watermelon.

It is almost impossible to believe that it is already June. Where does the time go?

The month of June celebrates both Wonder Woman Day on June 3 and Superman Day on June 12; so it is called wonderful, super, and heroic. On June 15, we will also honor some super heroes, Fathers. We will have a cookout for all the Landmark men.

June 1, the residents welcomed singer Mike Hall after dinner. Mike has so much talent and his smile is uplifting and encouraging. Saturday morning, June 2, Pastor Dave Boarman joined the residents for a time of prayer and worship. In the afternoon residents celebrated Nation Rocky Road Ice Cream Day after Bingo.

Residents always look forward to the monthly Square Dance and the group, The Over the Hill Gang, the first Monday night of each month. Residents often join in the fun and dance to a tune or two.

June 5, Landmark residents traveled to the home of volunteer Bobby Nance and his wife Pat. They enjoyed a time of fellowship and relaxation. On June 7, residents shopped locally.

If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to join us at The Landmark Center the first Tuesday morning of each month, 9-10 a.m., in the game room, to connect, support, and recognize our local heroes. For more information, call Susan Lytle (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org

The next meeting will be July 3.

Blood pressure sites and times for June:

6/14: Patrick County seniors at the Rotary Building in Stuart, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

6/26: Alzheimer’s Support Group at The Landmark Center, noon—1 p.m.

The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be June 26, beginning at noon at The Landmark Center. This program is sponsored by the Southern Area Agency on Aging, the Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.

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