Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.* Residents have been taking advantage of the warm weather by enjoying activities in the courtyard which have included eating ice cream sandwiches and relaxing in the sun.
Local artists joined Ursula Allen for the Community Art Class on October 13, 2016. Residents created pictures using paint, leaves, and flowers. After the process residents had beautiful and unusual 3D pictures to display in their rooms.
Sunday, October 16, Residents, family, and guests were served chocolate cake and orange punch. Everyone loved this early Halloween treat.
Students from the Patrick County High School senior Cosmetology class provided manicures for the Residents on the morning of October 18. In the afternoon, residents went on a bus trip to view the changing leaves. Those Residents remaining home watched the movie, “Full Out,” while others crafted fall necklaces. After dinner they welcomed local artist, Sue Nester.
October 19, Residents welcomed youth from Abiding Grace Church for game night. They always look forward to being with the children. This month they assisted the Residents in creating Halloween masks and pumpkins.
Residents shopped locally on the bus trip Thursday morning, October 20. In the afternoon, new Residents were welcomed with the New Comers Social. They were treated with ice cream and music.
Jim Purcell, local artist, led a sing-a-long Friday morning, October 21. October birthday were celebrated in the afternoon with a birthday party in the dining room. Entertainment was provided by Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts and Resident birthday gifts were donated by Sycamore Baptist Church. After dinner, Residents relaxed to the music of the Chords of Faith.
Residents had a great time at the Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, October 22. Resident, Beverly Philpot, met and talked with a famous cartoon character, Scooby Do. The Residents also enjoyed the beautiful sunny day and visiting all the vendors.
The Landmark Center celebrated National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, October 23-29, 2016. Charlene Crumley, ADN, CMT, provided free sample chair massage for staff of Landmark and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Massage or to make an appointment contact Charlene Crumley at (336) 480-4158.
Residents ate breakfast in Stuart, October 25, and attended a coloring class at the local Library on October 27.
If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to attend Operation Homefront, casual meetings to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes, at The Landmark Center, located at 227 Landmark Drive, Stuart, VA. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month with the next meeting on November, 2, 2016, 9-10 am. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Foster (276) 694-4416. These meetings are sponsored Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. mtnvalleyhospice.org
You are invited to attend our new monthly Family Education Series which will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our “Hold Your Hand” series will cover a variety of topics affecting families and caregivers who are currently caring for a Senior Citizen. Join us Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6-8 pm, at Blue Ridge therapy Connection in the Recreational room. 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart, VA 24171. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC (276) 694-7161 or Melinda Collins at The Landmark Center (276) 694-3050.
You are invited to attend an Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting on November 22, 2016, 12:00 noon, at The Landmark Center. A light lunch will be served. For more information, you can call The Landmark Center, (276) 604-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at (276) 694-7161. This program is sponsored by The Landmark Center, Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, and Southern Area Agency on Aging.
It is never too early to make plans to attend our next Community Rook Tournament, December 1, 2016, 1:30-4 pm, in the Landmark dining room. Invite a friend and have a blast competing to win! Refreshment will be provided. For more information call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.
Don’t forget to vote; November 8, 2016!
Until next time – see you at the Landmark!