“Hunger is always an issue in rural counties and Patrick County is no exception.” This quote was taken from a recent article in The Enterprise about Landmark residents kicking off the “Bowl Fest” by making 14 bowls on October 12.
On November 9, along with a local community artist, residents painted the bowls they created earlier for the “Bowl Fest” which is an international project to fight hunger. Landmark residents are excited to be a small part of this event. Landmark veterans and family members were honored with a pinning ceremony, provided by Mountain Valley Hospice, on November 9, at The Landmark Center. Veterans were also recognized during the ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Veterans Hall at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection on Saturday, November 11. Friday, November 10, residents welcomed a new entertainer, Ben Shirley, to Landmark. We look forward to his return in December. After dinner, residents enjoyed beautiful Southern gospel music performed by Roger Wells.Beth Ford, historical services assistant, and Becki Turner, volunteer, both from Reynolds Homestead in Critz, led the monthly Art Fusion Discussion Group on November 14. Beth shared folklore and stories with the residents and family members about various rocks discovered in and around Patrick County. She shared the legend of how the fairystone was created and the residents loved it.
As usual, residents shared their own memories and stories from their past experiences. Residents always look forward to this activity.Bus trips have included breakfast at a local restaurant on November 14, and a trip to the local library for an adult coloring class on November 16. On November 21 Landmark residents enjoyed lunch in Mount Airy, N.C.Evening entertainment has been provided by the Mountain View Singers, Chords of Faith, and Sue Nester. Children from Abiding Grace Church joined the residents for fun and games on November 15.New residents were welcomed to The Landmark Center with the Newcomer’s Social on November 16. On Friday, residents celebrated the November birthdays with cake, ice cream, and punch. Birthday gifts were provided by Landmark staff.The Landmark Center welcomed new staff members with a Meet and Greet Wine Social on the evening of November 16. Community guests, as well as family members and staff, were on hand to toast our new administrative team: Janna Foley, administrator; April Walker, LPN, healthcare coordinator; Victoria Bennett, memory care coordinator; and Elizabeth Nester, memory care resident care coordinator, CNA, RMA.Students from the senior cosmetology class at Patrick County High School provided manicures for Landmark residents November 21. Residents enjoy the extra attention provided by these young adults.Please join the residents on December 7, for the next Community Rook Tournament from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the dining room. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.Landmark residents and family members will be celebrating this wonderful time of the year with an old fashioned family Christmas on Saturday, December 9, in the Landmark dining room. They will share together a traditional Christmas dinner which will include a turkey carving station. Entertainment will be provided by Judy and Ralph.The community is invited to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast at The Landmark Center, December 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Come and have your picture made with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, extension 4501.December blood pressure locations and times are as follows: December 8: Meadows of Dan Seniors at the Meadows of Dan Community Center, 11 a.m., December 11: Ararat Seniors at the Fellowship Church in Ararat, 10:30 a.m., December 12: Step Seniors at the Step Building in Stuart, 10:30 a.m., December 14: Patrick County Seniors at the Rotary Building in Stuart, 10:30 a.m.The next Operation Homefront Meeting will be December 5, 9 to 10 a.m. at The Landmark Center. If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces you are invited to join us to connect, support, and recognize our local heroes. For more information, contact Susan Foster (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be at The Landmark Center December 26 starting at noon. For more information, call The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050. This program is sponsored by The Landmark Center, Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, and Southern Area Agency on Aging. A light lunch is provided.If you would like to volunteer at The Landmark Center please stop by and fill out an application; your time and talent is always welcomed.Until next time, see you at Landmark.