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BELLE PENDLETON
Recreation Coordinator

Landmark resident Winona Sweet proudly displays her “Spring Tree” art. (Photo courtesy of Grace Helms)

Friday, March 3, residents and staff were urged to dress in blue and unite for a future free of colon cancer.

Residents welcomed Pastor Dave Boarman Saturday morning, March 4, and the Wayside Singers on Sunday afternoon, March 5. We are very blessed to have so many faithful volunteers.

The monthly Operation Homefront meeting was held March 7 at The Landmark Center. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, you are invited to join us at The Landmark Center, 227 Landmark Drive, Stuart on the first Tuesday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The next meeting will be April 4. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. This event is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care (www.mtnvalleyhospice.org). Refreshments will be provided.

The dietary department invited residents and staff to a food show March 8 in the dining room. Johnathan Stanfield, assistant dietary manager, along with the dietary staff, prepared an assortment of new foods for everyone to taste; some of which may be added to the menus.

Local artists joined Ursula Allen on March 9 for the community art class. Volunteers assisted the residents in creating a St. Patrick’s Day card and drawing a colorful spring picture. The group, “Two Hands,” joined Landmark residents March 11 for crafts and fun.

Bus trips have included a local shopping trip and breakfast on Thursday morning, March 9. Residents also ate lunch out at a local restaurant and traveled to the Patrick County Library for an adult coloring class.

The Landmark Cooking Club, led by volunteer Helen Cowley, have been preparing dishes with a touch of green which included Watergate Salad, Green Grape Salad, and Green Apple Candy Pie. The best part of this activity is the taste test, in which all recipes have passed with flying colors.

The “Hold Your Hand” Family Education Series meets the second Thursday evening of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the former physical therapy room at The Landmark Center. This series covers a variety of topics which affects families and caregivers who are currently caring for a senior citizen. For more information, contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC, (276) 694-7161; or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. Light refreshments will be served.

There will be an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting on March 28 at noon at The Landmark Center. For more information, call 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.

The community is invited to join the Landmark residents on April 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Landmark dining room for the next Community Rook Tournament. For more information, contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.

The Balanced Living with Diabetes Series continues on April 6 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Stuart site of Patrick henry Community College. Seating is limited. Call (276) 694-3341 to register.

Special thanks to our evening entertainment: Mike Hall, Patrick Springs Church of God of Prophesy, Almost There, Roger Wells, Mountain View, and Abiding Grace Youth, game night. If you would like to become a volunteer, call (276) 694-4514 for more information.

Until next time, see you at Landmark.