Landmark Activities

Nursing students from Patrick Henry Community College presented an educational program on fall prevention to the Landmark residents on Friday, September 30, 2016. The students used short skits to demonstrate how easily we can fall, what to do if someone falls, and how to prevent falls from occurring. A few suggestions from the students included turn on the light before getting up, call for assistance, and wear appropriate fitting shoes; great advice for everyone.

    On October 27, students of the Honors Government class, and their teacher, Nancy Carlson, from Patrick County High School, assisted the residents in creating cute and funny scarecrows for fall decorating. The residents and students all had a great time.

    The Operation Homefront meeting was held at The Landmark Center October 4, 2016. The community is invited to join the Landmark residents to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, 9:00-10:00 am, at The Landmark Center. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. This event is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments will be served.

    Community guests joined the Landmark residents, Thursday, October 6, for the bi-monthly Rook Tournament at The Landmark Center. Winners were Benny Baliles, Polly Tatum, and Larry Overby. Refreshments were provided by Landmark Catering and the dietary staff. The next tournament will be December 8; invite a friend and make plans to attend. The Rook Tournament is coordinated by Jim and Ellen Saunders, Volunteers, and Daniel Quesenberry, Activities. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.

    Residents were invited to attend the Art Fusion Discussion Group on October 11, at the Landmark Center. Beth Ford, Historical Services Assistant, from the Reynolds Homestead, and volunteer, Becky Turner, led the meeting. Residents discussed autumn colors, the changing of the leaves, and the aroma of cooking a pot of beans on a cool fall day. As usual, residents shared memories about this time of year with family and friends.

    Residents have been looking forward to viewing the fall colors as they travel to a variety of locations in and around Patrick County. On October 4, they rode up the mountain to Meadows of Dan for ice cream, October 11; they traveled to Mount Airy, NC, for lunch and on October 13 they enjoyed breakfast at a local restaurant.

    Wednesday, October 12, The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection honored the Ministers who provide uplifting inspiration to the residents of both facilities, with lunch at Landmark. We thank all of you for sharing your faith with our residents.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers who provide evening entertainment for the Landmark residents: the Mountain View Singers, Two Old and Two Young, Mike Hall, and the Living Faith Quartet. If you would like to volunteer at The Landmark Center stop by or call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514 for more information.

    The BIG Greenhouse has Mums, Pansies, and pumpkins for your fall decorating needs. The greenhouse is located between The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4501.

    The community is invited to our new monthly Family Education Series which will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6-8 pm, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, in the Recreation room. For more information, contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC (276) 694-7161 or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. The series will cover many different topics affecting families and caregivers who are currently caring for a senior citizen.

    The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at The Landmark Center, Tuesday, October 25, at 12:00 noon; a light lunch will be served. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call The Landmark Center (276) 694-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at (276) 694-7161. This program is sponsored by Southern Area on Aging, the Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.

    The Landmark Center will be celebrating National Massage Therapy Week, October 23-29, 2016, with special demonstrations by Charlene Crumley, CMT, Monday, October 24, 2:00 pm, and Wednesday, October 26, 2:00 pm, at the Landmark Center. For more information, call (336) 480-4158.

    Again this Halloween, the residents and staff of The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection invite you to bring your children/grandchildren by for the community Trick-or-Treat Night, Monday evening, October 31, 2016, 6-8 pm. For more information, call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.

    Until next time, see you at Landmark!

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Coordinator