December is always a busy time at The Landmark Center and this year will be no exception. The community is invited to join Landmark residents, December 1, 1:30-4:00 pm, in the dining room, for the last Rook Tournament of 2016. For the first time, The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection will be entering a float in the Stuart Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 3, in addition to the bus. December 6, 2016, 5:00-7:30 pm, we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Landmark Center. December 10, 9:00-11:00 am, children 12 and under, are invited to join us for breakfast with Santa. December 18, 4:00-6:00 pm, families are invited to join their resident for dinner as we celebrate Christmas together. If you have any questions about any of the above events please call (276) 694-3050, ext. 4501 or 4514.
The next Operation Homefront meeting will be December 6, 2016, 9:00-10:00 am, in the Landmark living room. If you served in the Armed Forces on the United States of America and wish to connect with others you are invited to join us. For more information, please contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416. This event is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org
The community is invited to our Family Education Series which is in the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Recreation Room. The meetings will cover a variety of topics affecting families and caregivers who are currently caring for a senior citizen. The next meeting will be December 5, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information call Janet Ferraro, at BRTC (276) 694-7161, or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. Light refreshments will be provided.
The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be December 22, 2016, beginning at noon, at the Landmark Center. 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 Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.
December Free Blood Pressure Screening locations and times: Dec. 5, Lowe’s Foods, 11 am -1 pm, Dec. 8, Patrick County Seniors-Rotary Field, 10:30-11:30 am, Dec. 9, Meadows of Dan Seniors-Meal site, 11 am-12 noon, Dec. 19, Ararat Seniors-Ararat Meal site, 10:30-11:30 am, and Dec. 20, Step Seniors-Step Meal site, 10:30-11:30 am. For more information,call (276) 694-3050.
Local artists and staff assisted the residents in making---- at the Community Art Class, November 10.
November 11, Veterans Day, Landmark Veterans were honored with a pinning ceremony provided by Mountain Valley Hospice. Thank you to all Veterans for your service and making it possible to enjoy the freedom we have in America. Evening entertainment was provided by Roger Wells.
The Patrick County High School Senior Cosmetology class provided manicures for Landmark residents on November 15. The residents always look forward to talking with the students and getting a complete manicure.
Residents welcomed youth from Abiding Grace Church, Nov. 16, for Game Night. This is always a fun activity for residents and children.
Bus trips have included lunch at the local Mexican Restaurant Nov. 15, the Patrick County Library in Stuart for an Adult Coloring class, Nov. 17, and lunch at Mounty Airy, NC. Nov. 22.
Jim Purcell led a musical activity Friday morning, Nov. 18. In the afternoon, November birthdays were celebrated with cake, ice cream, and punch while entertainment was provided by Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts. Birthday gifts were provided by the Landmark Activity Department. After dinner, residents enjoyed music by the Chords of Faith.
Wednesday, November 23, residents and friends celebrated Thanksgiving a day early with a party. Thanksgiving Day, residents were joined by family and friends for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. The residents and staff of The Landmark Center pray you had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.
Until next time – see you at the Landmark!