Local community artists joined Ursula Allen for the Community Art Class on June 8. Residents were assisted in creating beautiful summer art using watercolors and stencils of flowers and birds.
Landmark individual volunteers were honored on Friday, June 9, with a spaghetti luncheon at The Landmark Center. Each volunteer received a gift and certificate of appreciation. Thank you to all of our volunteers for sharing your time and talents with our residents.
Landmark residents celebrated Donald Duck’s 83rd birthday on Friday afternoon, June 9, with orange Dreamsicle ice cream floats; they were refreshing and delicious. Happy birthday, Donald and many more! In the evening, residents relaxed to beautiful, Southern Gospel music by Roger Wells.
Monday afternoon, June 12, residents enjoyed ice cream sundaes in the courtyard while learning about strange and often dangerous herbal “cures,” black magic, legends of love, histories and wild superstitions; it is all what’s called Flower Folklore. June 12 was Flower Folklore Day.
June 13 residents traveled to Philpott Dam for a picnic lunch and cookout. They had a great time as they ate the hot dogs which were grilled by Daniel and viewed the beautiful scenery surrounding them.
After arriving home at Landmark, they were invited to the Art Fusion Discussion Meeting which is presented by Beth Ford, historical services assistant, Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center, and Homestead volunteer, Becky Turner.
The theme for the meeting was “summer time” and residents had no problem discussing their summer memories of feasts, swimming, ice cream, watermelon, and trips to the beach and lake. They also discussed old timey books about the mountains and the people who grew up there. The program was great as usual.
The Cooking Club, led by volunteer Helen Cowley, prepared a strawberry shortcake on June 14 since it was National Strawberry Shortcake Day. It was fun and delicious.
Residents attended a monthly adult coloring class hosted by Blue Ridge Regional Library on June 15. On Tuesday, June 20, residents ate lunch in Mount Airy, N.C., and on Thursday, June 22, they shopped locally.
Jim Purcell and Lynn Wolf entertained the residents Friday morning, June 16, with a mixture of ole timey songs as well as newer music. They enjoy singing along with familiar tunes and learning new songs.
In the afternoon, residents and guests celebrated June birthdays at the monthly birthday party. They were served cake, ice cream, and punch. Birthday gifts were donated by Mountain View United Methodist Church.
Unfortunately, the rain put a stop to the planned cookout in the courtyard for the Father’s Day and CNA cookout so the dietary staff saved the day by preparing the meal for our honored guests. Thanks to everyone who helped make this day special. After a busy day residents relaxed to music by the Chords of Faith in the Landmark living room.
The Landmark Center was the place to be on the evening of June 17. The community was invited to the second annual Splish Splash Bash. Kids of all ages enjoyed the water slides and bounce house. This event was also a fund-raiser for the Patrick county Alzheimer’s Group.
Over the weekend members from Harvest Worship Center visited with Landmark residents and on Sunday afternoon, June 18, Father’s Day, residents and their guests were treated to peach cobbler and ice cream. We hope all dad’s had a great day.
Sue Nester entertained Landmark residents Tuesday evening after dinner and the youth from Abiding Grace Church joined the residents Wednesday evening for fun and games.
New residents were welcomed to The Landmark Center Thursday, June 22, with a Newcomer’s Social. We are very pleased to welcome you to the Landmark family.
Thank you to Patti Nelson for your donation to the Landmark residents.
Get ready for the next Landmark Community Rook Tournament on August 3, 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the dining room. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Daniel Quesenberry at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
The next Operation Homefront will be held at The Landmark Center on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the living room. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided.
July blood pressure locations: July 7: Meadows of Dan Seniors, Meadows of Dan community Center, 11-noon; July 10: Ararat seniors, Friendship Mission Church, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; July 11: Step Seniors, Step in Stuart 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; July 13: Patrick County Seniors, Stuart Rotary Building 10:30 to 11 a.m.; July 17: Lowes BP, Lowes in Stuart 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet on July 25 at noon at The Landmark Center. For more information, call TLC (276) 694-3050 or BRTC (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!