Blue Ridge Therapy Connection

This is a very busy week for our residents as they celebrate “National Nursing Home Week”. It started with a Mother’s Day Tea. We invited family members to come in and celebrate Mother’s Day with us and we crowned our “Mothers of the Year”. Each year staff members vote for Mothers of the Year, one from each floor. This year’s winners were Illa Hall, Susan Freeman and Thelma Wilson. Each one of our mothers received a tiara, a dozen red roses and a certificate of “Mother of the Year”. We always keep it a surprise from our residents and we invite their family members to share in this event.  All our mothers are special, that way we have the tea to celebrate each one of our mothers and all they have given to us throughout our life time.  Our mothers have a special place in our hearts and they always will!

On Monday, the activity staff decorated the recreation room with stars and stripes for National Nursing Home Week. The theme this year is “Sprit of America”. We also decorated our nursing stations with flag banners. That morning, our residents and staff members shared their talent. Illa Hall shared her quilt making with the residents. Odessa Ousley played her harmonica to “Sweet By and Bye. Sue Forest accompanied her on the piano and they played it again with the residents singing alone. Nannie Biggs showed one of her puzzles that she had worked. Margaret Bocock shared her card making skills. Peggy Yeatts and Mabel Stowe showed their crocheting items they are working on and had finished. Residents Rachel Kelly, Kathleen Olson, and Angie Costanzo showed their dancing skills. We had a lot of fun and the residents had a good time sharing their talent with the rest of the resident. Staff members Francine Jones performed for our residents. She dressed up like Dianna Ross and sung “Stop in the Name of Love”.  The residents really enjoy Francine and her talent! At the end of the program, all residents and staff members participated in the “Chicken Dance”. That was a lot of fun!  Jennie Gregory and friends performed karaoke for the residents, which many sang along with them. Later that night David Via came to perform with a little bluegrass and county music.

Tuesday, some of our residents enjoyed a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They got to stop at Mabry’s Mill and have their picture taken.  The veterans of Blue Ridge were honored with snacks and patriotic music performed by Sue Forrest. We are blessed with having twenty six veterans at Blue Ridge. Each veteran was given a flag, a patriotic hat, and a flag button. We are so thankful and blessed to have these men in our lives. Each one is a hero; they scarified so much for our freedom.  That afternoon, the resident had fun playing bingo. This is one of their favorite games. They look forward each week to win a prize off the Bingo cart. Our Bingo cart is stocked with donation items such as personal hygiene items, puzzle books, coloring books, caps, jewelry and snacks.  That night the Mountain View singers performed for the residents.

Wednesday, the residents had their weekly church service in the recreation room. We are so thankful for the Patrick County Ministerial Association. These ministers take time out of their schedules to come and take care of our resident’s spiritual needs each week.  We are also blessed with the Patrick County Retired Teachers Association for coming once a month and performing for the residents.

Thursday, some of the residents enjoyed having a picnic at Fairystone Park.  Each year we try to take our residents on a picnic and share their memories of camping out, fishing, and going to the park with their children to swim or going boating.  We always have a good time, and the food seems to taste better when you it eat outside.  That afternoon we honored our individual volunteers with an afternoon tea. We are so blessed with having a wonderful group of volunteers who love to give their time and share their talent with our residents. We can’t thank all of our volunteers enough for what they do for our residents and the activities department.

Friday, as our celebration winding down, we are having foods from different cultures; Italian, Irish, Mexican, African, and Chinese. We like to give our residents a variety of food from all over the world, which they have never tried. During this activity, the residents talk about the origin of the food, their taste and if they enjoyed it and would eat it again.  We end our week of activities with having some  watermelon. We love having watermelon for our residents during the hot days of summer!

We are now working on our in-house vacation week, which we will be in August. We have to get our supplies in and research done on the places we want to visit.  We always try to make it a learning experience for our residents and a fun one!

Dee Dee Via
Activities Director

Landmark Activities

Please join us on May 25, 2017, at 5:00 pm, and be a part of the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Landmark Memory Care Neighborhood and meet some of our new staff. For more information, call (276) 694-3050.

 Blue Ridge Therapy Connection and The Landmark Center honored their group volunteers Thursday evening, April 27, 2017, during National Volunteer Week. President/CEO, Victor Williams, welcomed the guests and shared much they are appreciated for everything they do for our residents. The volunteers were served barbeque, baked beans, potato salad, and slaw. Guests could choose from a variety of desserts. Each volunteer received a certificate of appreciation and a gift. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with our residents. We will be honoring our individual volunteers at a later date.

Residents welcomed Bobby Nance and members of Mayo Christian Church, Friday evening, April 28. Residents were treated to homemade ice cream, and enjoyed playing games with their guests.

April 30, residents, family members, and guests were served carrot cake in celebration of Bugs Bunny’s 79th Birthday. The homemade carrot cake and punch were provided by Landmark Catering and the Dietary Staff.

The group, The Over the Hill Gang, was joined by local square dancers Monday night, May 1, for the monthly Square Dance. Residents love this activity and often join the dancers on the floor. This group has been volunteering at The Landmark Center for many years and have always been a big hit with both residents and their guests.

Tuesday, May 2, was a very busy day at The Landmark Center beginning at 9:00 am with the monthly Operation Homefront meeting. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to join us the first Tuesday of the month to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes. This month residents attending created an American Flag using strips of red, white, and blue material. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org Refreshments are provided. Residents also welcomed local volunteers which come monthly for a Sew & Mend Day. We appreciate those who take time out of a busy day to assist in providing for resident needs.

Students from the Patrick County High School Senior Cosmetology class joined Landmark residents for their final visit this school year for Spa Day, May 2. During the year residents and students become friends so they will certainly be missed. We wish these young ladies the best in their future.

Bus trips have included a trip to Mount Airy for fried chicken, May 2, and lunch in Floyd, May 9, which also included shopping for goodies at the bread store. Residents also ate breakfast at a local restaurant in Stuart on May 11.

May 4, residents attended a Spelling Bee, resident, Georgia Goard, was the winner of the game, receiving Landmark Store Coupons to purchase items from the “Country Store.” In the evening, residents enjoyed music by Charles Bowman. Mr. Bowman performs a wide variety of tunes which include country, gospel, and “just plain silly songs.” He puts a big smile on the resident’s faces!

Residents attended a Cinco de Mayo party on May 5 in the dining room. The room was decorated with bright colors, setting the stage for an exciting party. Ice cream was served and afterwards they took turns whacking a Piñata filled with candy. After several attempts the Piñata finally gave up and shared the candy with the residents. After dinner, residents relaxed in the living room, to beautiful gospel music performed by Mike Hall.

May 7-13 was National Raisin Week and residents and guests were treated to Oatmeal Raisin cookies in the afternoon.

Tuesday, May 9, Beth Ford, Historical Services Assistant, and Becky Turner, volunteer, from Reynolds Homestead, led the Art Fusion Discussion Meeting at the Landmark Center. Beth shared with the residents about the Rev. Bob Childress, the six Rock Churches he built using Native stone, and how they were made famous by the book, “The Man Who Moved a Mountain.” The residents enjoyed the meeting very much.

May 9 is Coca-Cola’s birthday (1886). In celebration, residents enjoyed Coke Floats in an authentic Coke glass. Did you know when Coca-Cola was invented it was used for medicinal purposes; now we just like to mix it with vanilla ice cream and enjoy. In the evening, after a busy day, residents relaxed to gospel music performed by the Mountain View Singers before going to bed.

Members from the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church shared uplifting gospel music Wednesday evening, May 10, at The Landmark Center. They also played Hand Bells for the residents.

The BIG Greenhouse has plants for sale. It is located between The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4501.  

The next Community Rook Tournament will be held June 1, 2017, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the dining room.

The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be May 23, beginning at noon, at The Landmark Center. For more information, call (276) 694-3050 or (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.

Residents and staff of The Landmark Center would like to congratulate each and every graduate and wish you the very best of luck in the future; especially Mr. Will Taylor who is part of the Activities Team at The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.

Until next time, see you at Landmark!

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Coordinator

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Activities

The residents of Blue Ridge enjoyed having a sing along with Sycamore Singers on May 4th. The Sycamore Singers have been volunteering at Blue Ridge for many years.  They come once a month and the resident look forward to having them come into their home. The residents enjoy visiting with the members and singing many of their favorite hymns that they grew up on.  

    Blue Ridge and The Landmark Center held a volunteer banquet on April the 25th honoring our group volunteers. We are truly blessed with some many wonderful and talented people in Patrick County.  We can never thank these groups of people enough for volunteering their time and talent. Just this year, we have had to say good-bye to some of our groups due to them having health problems. We would like to thank the Pleasant View Singers and Ronnie Trent and Friends for their many years of service to Blue Ridge and the Landmark Center. We truly will miss having you come into the Centers to perform for our residents and will miss visiting with you. We want to thank you all for your years of volunteering.  

    We have been working on National Nursing Home Week which is celebrated May 14th-20th this year. We look forward to celebrating the theme, Sprit of America. We have planned to honor our veterans, visiting the different cultures of the residents, discovering the resident’s talents, honoring our individual volunteers, and going on a picnic. We will also enjoy some musical entertainment, have watermelon and go on our bus trips during the week.  We will start the week out with honoring our mothers with a Mother’s Day Tea which will be held on Mother’s Day, May 14th. We will be crowning our “Mothers of the Year” during the tea. Each year staff members vote for our Mothers of the Year. This is a special day for our mothers and we look forward to being able to share their special day with them.

    Our residents are glad that Mabry Mill is open for the season. We have a bus trip planned for May 25th to go for a ride on the parkway and have lunch there. This is one of our favorite places to have lunch. The scenery is beautiful and the food is delicious. During our travels on the road we have seen some beautiful places in Patrick County. Many of the roads we go on, we to have never been down before. So it is an adventure for the staff, too.  We look forward to you seeing on the road!

    IF you would like to volunteer or entertain our residents, please call Dee Dee Via at 276-694-7161, ext. 1804. We would love to put you on our calendar and have you as a volunteer.

Dee Dee Via
Activity Director

Landmark Activities

Thursday, April 13, residents welcomed local community artist to The Landmark Center for the Community Art Class. Residents were assisted in covering flower pots with a collage of beautiful spring flowers which they cut from magazines. Residents always enjoy this activity and now they have a beautiful pot in which they can plant a flower from the Greenhouse in to enjoy in their rooms. After lunch, residents were entertained by the group, Collinsville Country in the living room. Residents were then invited to an Easter Party were they enjoyed delicious refreshments provided by Landmark Catering and the dietary staff. In the evening residents were uplifted by gospel music by Almost There.

    Pastor Norman Biggs led a Good Friday Communion Service on April 14. Bread and grape juice were given to the residents in reference to the broken body and shed blood of Jesus for our sins. We appreciate the service of all of the ministers who share their time and talents to inspire our residents. In the evening, Roger Wells entertained the residents with beautiful southern Gospel music.

    Community children and parents attended the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Saturday, April 15. In addition to the big egg hunt, the children were treated to a visit with the Easter Bunny, an Easter Parade through Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, which led to decorated cookies and punch, a bouncy house, and candy filled eggs. The staff of Blue Ridge Therapy Connection and The Landmark Center, along with the children, always look forward to this event.

    Monday, April 17, was National Cheeseball Day; residents celebrated the day with a delicious cheeseball and crackers provided by the Landmark dietary staff.

    Residents traveled to the local Mexican restaurant for lunch, Tuesday, April 18. Thursday, April 20, they attended an Adult Coloring Class at the local library. April 25, residents went to a local restaurant for a Frosty. They enjoyed breakfast out locally on Thursday morning.

    Jim Purcell and Lynn Wolf led a resident sing-a-long on Friday morning, April 21. Mr. Purcell plays the guitar and residents join in and sing tunes from long ago. He also shares the history of many of the selections he plays. Residents often reminiscence about many of the songs played. In the afternoon, residents and guests celebrated the April birthdays with cake, ice cream, and punch. Birthday gifts were donated by Brenda Howard. After dinner entertainment was provided by Chords of Faith.

    A new activity added this month is provided by a group from Harvest Worship Center. Members from the church come and share their time and faith with the residents of The Landmark Center by reading scripture and prayer. They also bring gifts to the residents which are made at Children’s Church. We appreciate all of our volunteers for everything you do.

    Other volunteers include Sue Nester and the Youth Group from Abiding Grace Church.

    The BIG Greenhouse is now open! The greenhouse is located between The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information call (276) 694-3050.

The next Community Rook Tournament will be held on June 1st. Make plans to attend! For more information, call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.

    May blood pressure locations and times: May 05: Meadows of Dan Seniors BP & education, Community Center, 11am-12 noon. May 11: Patrick County Seniors BP, Rotary Field, 10:30-11am. May 15: Ararat Seniors BP & education, Friends Mission Church, 10:30-11:30am. May 16: Step Seniors BP & education, Step in Stuart, 10:30-11:30am.

    The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be held May 23, 2017, at The Landmark Center in the multipurpose room. The meeting will begin at noon and a light lunch will be provided. This program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, call (276) 694-3050.

    Join us at The Landmark Center on May 25, 2017, at 5:00 pm, for the Grand Opening of the new Memory Care Neighborhood. For more information, call (276) 694-3050.

    Until next time – see you at the Landmark!

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Cordinator

 

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Activities

The residents of Blue Ridge had a wonderful Easter. They enjoyed seeing all the community children come to their Easter Egg Hunt. The residents love having the children come into their home to visit and to have fun. They enjoyed playing the bells for the event and many of the visitors talked about how well they played. Our residents take pride in playing the bells for their visitors.  This year we had something different, we invited our guest to come inside to participate in an Easter parade down the hallways to the Gazebo where they were served refreshments. The residents made hats for the children to wear which was made from paper plates and paper bowls. They really did an excellent job on them and the children along with their parents loved them. Also this year, we had three Easter bunnies walking around having their pictures taken with the children. We estimated that we had around 300 people to attend the hunt. We look forward to next year’s hunt, and we might have to increase the amount of eggs we have to go along with the number of children we are having!

    The residents enjoyed a meal at Golden Corral last week. This is one of our favorite places to eat.  The residents put down their names on the list a month ahead for this trip. Many times we have a list carried over to the next trip because so many residents want to go to Golden Corral to eat. We will be going to Elizabeth’s Pizza this week and a ride around the county. Next month we are planning a visit to Mabry’s Mill. We have been looking forward to returning to the parkway for a good meal and being able to see beautiful scenery on our way up and back down the mountain.

    We are working on honoring our volunteers on April 27th during National Volunteer Week. We can’t thank these people enough for all they do for our activities programs and our residents. They give so much of themselves to other and they don’t ask for anything in return. They are special people and my God bless each one of them for their giving hearts!

Dee Dee Via
Activties Director

Landmark Activites

Landmark residents welcomed community guests to the April 6, 2017, Rook Tournament at The Landmark Center. Charlotte Eggleston, resident, was the big winner of the tournament; other winners were Shirley Rae and Jim Saunders. Each winner received an Easter Bunny filled with candy. Jim and Ellen Saunders, volunteers, and Daniel Quesenberry, Assistant Activity Director, coordinated this event. Refreshments were provided by Landmark Catering and the Dietary Staff. If you enjoy playing Rook we invite you to join us for the next Rook Tournament on June 1, 2017. For more information contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.

    Also, on April 6, children from the Patrick Springs STEP program joined Landmark residents for an Easter egg hunt. Although the weather did not cooperate for the planned outside egg hunt the children and residents had a lot of fun hiding and hunting the eggs inside The Landmark Center. Thank you to everyone from the STEP Program for being our guests at Landmark. After dinner on this busy day, residents were inspired with beautiful hymns performed by the Community Easter Choir.  

    April 1, residents were inspired by the words of volunteer, Pastor Dave Boarman.

    Sunday afternoon, April 2, residents and guests celebrated National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day with delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

    Residents always look forward to the monthly Square Dance activity. Volunteers are one of the most important assets to every activity department. We appreciate each of you for sharing your time and talents with us here at The Landmark Center.

    The Operation Homefront meeting was held at Landmark, Tuesday, April 4. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, you are invited to join Landmark residents the first Tuesday of each month, 9:00-10:00 am, in the living room. This event is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org  The next meeting will be held May 2, 2017. For more information, contact Susan Foster (276) 694-4416. Refreshments will be provided.

    Bus trips include local shopping, April 4, a seafood lunch in Martinsville April 11, and Stuart Baptist Church for the program, The Last Supper, on April 13.

    The Art Fusion Discussion Group met at The Landmark Center on Tuesday, April 11. This meeting is led by Beth Ford, Historical Services Assistant, and Becky Turner, volunteer, from Reynolds Homestead.  Beth shared with the residents’ memories, stories, and poems from Easters past. As usual, residents had a great time. After dinner, residents relaxed to gospel music provided by the Mountain View Singers.

    Landmark residents attended an Easter Party in the afternoon of April 13. Refreshments were provided by the Landmark Dietary staff. After dinner, the group Almost There entertained the residents with inspiring Gospel music.

    The “Hold Your Hand” Family Education Series met on April 13 at The Landmark Center. Lois Barbour, RN, was the guest speaker. For more information contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC (276) 694-7161 or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. Light refreshments were provided.

    “Practical Strategies in Dementia Care” a workshop for caregivers, will be Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, at The Landmark Center. Doors will open at 8:30 am with registration. For additional information about the workshop, guests speakers, and the Landmark Center, or to register online, visit landmarkassistedliving.com To register by phone, call (276) 694-3050.There is no charge for attending; however, registration is needed for lunch.

    The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be Tuesday, April 25, 12:00 noon, at The Landmark Center. This program is sponsored by the Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, you can call The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at (276) 694-7161. A light lunch will be served.

    The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection will honor group volunteers on April 27, 2017, with an appreciation dinner. If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center stop by and fill out an application!

    Until next time – see you at the Landmark!

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Coordinator

 

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Activities

The residents of Blue Ridge are getting ready for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will take place on April 15th at 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. We will be having two different hunts with the ages of 1-5 years old starting at 10:30 and ages 6-12 years starting at 11:15.  The residents will be stuffing over 3000 eggs for this event. We will also be having the bouncy house the children can play in while waiting for their age group egg hunt. Peter Rabbit will be at the event for you to have your pictures taken with him. Our residents have been practicing their hand bells so they will be able to perform for the Easter Egg Hunt. They are also working on Easter crafts so they can be on display during the holiday.  

    The residents enjoyed going to the Wal-Mart shopping this past week. They enjoyed shopping for new spring clothes, snacks, and Easter gifts for loved ones. Staff members have fun helping the residents look for clothes and other personal items. Some of the residents shopped for new Easter outfits to go out to their church services with family members on Easter Sunday.  The residents also had a wonderful time at Captain Tom’s Seafood in Martinsville. It’s been a long time since we have been to Captain Tom’s and many of our new residents asked to go there. They talked about when they were home how they would go out to eat with their family members to Captain Tom’s and how much they enjoyed the food. Residents and staff members had a full belly on their way back to the Center. We all enjoyed the food!

    We are working on National Volunteer Week which is the week of April 23-29th. During this week, we like to honor our group volunteers with a meal at the Landmark Center which will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to spending time with our volunteers and being able to honor them for all they do for our activities programs and for our residents. We are also working on many community events which will be held later this year for the community to enjoy, such as another “Splish-Splash” event for the summer! We look forward to seeing you at all our events!

Dee Dee Via
Activity Director

 

Landmark Activities

Landmark residents, guests, and staff celebrated March birthdays and Saint Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17, with a party. Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts entertained everyone as they enjoyed green birthday cake, green ice cream, and green punch. Birthday gifts were donated by team member Lakin Rogers, Executive Assistant. Residents and staff were encouraged to wear green to the party.

    New residents were welcomed to The Landmark Center, March 16. Refreshments were provided by Landmark Catering and the dietary staff.

    The Landmark Activity Department is pleased to welcome two new team members to the Activity staff. Jill Hairston, LPN and Memory Care Coordinator, and Micha Mordue, activity assistant. We are looking forward to working with you!

    March 19 – 25 was American Chocolate Week and throughout the week residents were treated to brownies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate pound cake, chocolate milk shakes, chocolate cookies, chocolate covered raisins, and M&Ms. Thank you to all of the residents who participated in these activities.

    Residents traveled to Mount Airy, NC, March 21, and enjoyed pizza for lunch. March 23, the destination was Ridgeway. Other bus trips included lunch at the local Mexican restaurant March 28, and local shopping March 30.

    Cosmetology students from Patrick County High School provided manicures for Landmark residents, March 28. Residents always look forward to visiting with the students each month.

    Evening entertainment at The Landmark Center has included the Chords of Faith and Sue Nester.

    Join the Landmark residents April 6, for the next Community Rook Tournament. Registration begins at 1:30 pm, in the dining room, with the tournament starting at 2:00 pm. For more information, call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.

    The final class in the Balanced Living with Diabetes Series will be held April 6, at the Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart site. Seating is limited! Call to register at (276) 694-3341.

    Students from the Patrick Springs STEP program will be joining us on April 6, 10:00 am, for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Landmark Courtyard. After dinner, 7-8 pm, in the living room, residents will be entertained by the Community Easter Choir and the group, Two Old and Two Young.

   

April Blood Pressure Dates and Locations:

  • Monday, April 03: Lowes, 11am-1pm

  • Monday, April 10; Ararat Seniors-10:30 am, Friendship Church

  • Tuesday, April 11: Step Seniors-10:30 am, Step Building, Stuart

  • Thursday, April 13: Patrick County Seniors-10:30 am, Rotary Building, Stuart

  • Friday, April 14: Meadows of Dan Seniors-11 am, Community Building,

Meadows of Dan

Join us for the next “Hold Your Hand” Family Education Series, meeting on April 13,

6-7 pm, at The Landmark Center, in the Multipurpose Room. This series will cover a variety of topics which affects families and caregivers who are currently caring for a Senior citizen. This month, Lois Barbour, RN, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC (276) 694-7161 or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Community is invited to join Blue Ridge Therapy Connection and The Landmark Center, for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 15, 2017, beginning at 10:00 am until noon. In addition to over 3000 hidden eggs we will also have a Bouncy House, food, music, prizes, and the Easter Bunny. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4501.

The Landmark Center is hosting a Practical Strategies in Dementia Care Workshop, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Doors will open at 8:00 am. Throughout the day there will be a number of guest speakers discussing a variety of topics. To register your seat, please register by April 17. To register by phone, call (276) 694-3050. The workshop is free however registration is needed for lunch. For additional information about the workshop, guest speakers, and The Landmark Center, or to register online, visit: landmarkassistedlivingcenter.com

The April Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at The Landmark Center, April 25, at 12:00 noon, in the Multipurpose room. For more information, you can call The Landmark Center (276) 694-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection (276) 694-7161. The program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.

If you would like to become a volunteer, stop by The Landmark Center for an application!

Until next time – see you at the Landmark!

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Coordinator

 

The Landmark Memory Care Neighborhood OPENS!

The Landmark Center is happy to announce the opening of the Landmark Memory Care Neighborhood! The ability to offer this much needed service to those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia is greatly needed in Patrick and surrounding counties.
According to the Alzheimer's Association data, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease and it is expected that this number could rise has high as 16 million by 2050. This means that every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease.
By Landmark offering this much needed service, we are now able to offer a safe and secure environment for our Residents to live while continuing to receive the loving, compassionate care that Landmark has offered for over 20 years.
Our staff has underwent numerous hours of dementia specific training in the months leading up to today in preparation for this opportunity to serve Patrick County.
For more information, please contact us at 276-694-3050.

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Activities

It’s hard to believe that time goes by so fast! It just seems that we got over Christmas and now we will be celebrating Easter here at Blue Ridge on April 15th with our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The residents of Blue Ridge and The Landmark Center look forward to seeing all the community children come in to find all the eggs that the residents spent hours on stuffing! They love seeing them get the eggs up and watching them enjoy themselves. We will be having at least 3000 eggs in our hunt. There will be two different age groups in the hunts and each hunt will have 1500 eggs each. It seems each year the hunt gets larger and we might have to have more eggs for the growing crowd. This is one of our favorite community events for our residents to participate in. They enjoy playing the bells for the community and being able to visit with the children and show off their crafts.

    During the month of April, before Easter, the residents well be getting ready for the event. They will be busy coloring eggs, stuffing eggs, decorating their Easter bonnet and doing other fun activities related to Easter. We like the residents to do crafts that will decorate the dining room tables and have their arts/crafts on display for our visitor to see. Each year, we like to look for different ways to color Easter Eggs and different snacks to have during these activities. We have some good snacks planned with the use of Peep’s.  

    The residents have been having a good time planning their bus trips this month for April. We will be going to many restaurants and we will start going back to Tin Pin Alley.  Many of the residents we have taken to the bowling alley have never bowled in their life, so this is sometimes a new experience for them and they have so much fun! We also like to have us a snack after we have played our games.  Ha, bowling is hard work, its exercise! We have to treat ourselves!

    We look forward to see you at our Easter Egg Hunt and other events we have planned for the year!

Dee Dee Via
Activities Director