Landmark Center – June 27, 2018

Pictured: Residents James Handy and Aaron Dehart relaxing after the Father’s Day Cookout.

The Landmark Center honored all gentlemen June 15, with a cookout in the courtyard for Father’s Day.

Family members were invited to join their resident for grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings, baked beans, potato salad, brownies, and cookies. Daniel Quesenberry, assistant activity director, did a great job on the grill, and the Landmark dining team prepared the rest of the yummy food. The Landmark residents and staff hope that all fathers enjoyed their special day.

Ben Shirley, one of our newest volunteers, entertained the residents Friday morning, June 8. Mr. Shirley has quickly become a huge favorite with Landmark residents and staff. He plays the guitar and banjo (very well) as he performs a wide selection of music which includes Irish tunes and gospel songs. What makes him a favorite? Not only is he a great entertainer, he also provided tea and cookies for the residents to enjoy during the activity. Another group which I would like to recognize is the Mountain View Singers from Meadows of Dan; this group of volunteers have been visiting the center on the second Tuesday evening of each month for a long time. Although this group sings only gospel songs, when the residents asked if they could dance the group answered, “Do you want a slow or fast tune?” Everyone had a great evening.

Landmark residents and staff celebrating a birthday in June were invited to the monthly birthday party on June 8. They were served birthday cake, ice cream, and punch. After dinner, residents relaxed to music by Roger Wells.

Over the weekend the residents participated in a scavenger hunt on Saturday morning with TWO Hands. They enjoyed singing and preaching Sunday afternoon during the Jack’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church service.

Bus trips included a trip to Ridgeway for ice cream on June 12 and breakfast on June 14. On June 19, the destination was Mount Airy, N.C. for lunch and a visit to the local library for an adult coloring class.

Ursula Allen, local artist, led the Community Art class June 14. Residents made a beautiful card to share with family or friends using stencils and unique watercolor pencils.

Jim Purcell and Lynn Wolf led a sing-a-long on June 15, with evening entertainment provided by Chords of Faith. Other volunteers included Sue Nester, the youth from Abiding Grace Church, Helen Cowley, and Bobby Nance. If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center stop by and fill out an application; we would love to have you on our team!

On Thursday, June 21 residents celebrated the beginning of the summer season with a huge summer party in our courtyard. While beach music played in the background, residents enjoyed staying cool by playing with water balloons and squirt guns in the sun with the staff. Everyone rested in the shade and enjoyed lemonade and banana pudding after the fun calmed down. Join us for more summertime water fun at The Landmark all summer!

Formally titled “Operation Homefront” is now called “Veterans Coffee & Get-together.” If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, you are invited to join the Landmark residents on July 3, 9 to 10 a.m., in the game room. Come to connect, support, and recognize our local heroes. For more information, contact Susan Lytle (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided.

July 2018 blood pressure times and locations:

7/9: Lowe’s Foods in Stuart, 11 am – 1 pm

7/12: Patrick County Seniors at Rotary Field in Stuart, 10:30 – 11 am

7/16: Ararat Seniors, Fellowship Church, 10:30 – 11:30 am, BP & Education

7/17: Stuart Seniors at the Step Building, 10:30 – 11:30 am, BP & Education

7/24: Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting, noon, The Landmark Center

Until next time, see you at Landmark!


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