Landmark residents traveled to Danville, Virginia, to the Tank Museum on October 27, 2017; while on the bus trip they also enjoyed a picnic lunch. Residents were amazed by the huge rooms lined with tanks from many eras. We celebrated Frankenstein Friday with a cake modeled after Frankenstein’s head, ice cream, and green punch which matched Frankenstein’s skin color. After dinner, residents visited the Wood Brothers Museum in Stuart, for Fan Appreciation Day. The ladies were thrilled to meet Ryan Blaney, the #21 driver, to get his autograph and have pictures taken with him.
Sunday, October 29, residents and guests celebrated National Oatmeal Day with oatmeal cookies. On Monday, Fairystone Baptist Church led the morning worship service. After the afternoon Bingo game, they were challenged by a Candy Corn word search puzzle and sampled candy corn, in honor of National Candy Corn Day. In the evening, residents, community guests, family members, and staff attended a Halloween Party which included music, dancing, and refreshments.
Administrator, Janna Foley, transformed The Landmark Center into the game, Candy Land, as the theme for Halloween. Staff members dressed in “candy costumes” as well as traditional costumes. The stage was set for Halloween trick-or-treat night. Community children were invited to The Landmark Center for fun and safe treats. The residents waited anxiously while holding a bucket full of candy for the children to arrive. Residents love to see the ghost and goblins!
Helen Cowley, volunteer, and Ann Sheppard, family member, assisted the residents in making a Peanut Butter Pudding Cake, during the Cooking Club, November 1. The best part is when we taste the finished product which is almost always delicious.
Bus trips have included local shopping, November 2, lunch in Mount Airy, NC, November 7, and a trip to Stuart Elementary School on November 9, where our Veterans were honored for their service in the United States Armed Forces.
Landmark residents and staff enjoyed, The Many Ways to Use Vinegar activity November 2. We were surprised by all the different ways to use vinegar; from cleaning, whitening laundry, and helping ease some of those aches and pains. After dinner, Two Old and Two Young, entertained the residents with a variety of music. Pastor, Dave Boarman, led the residents in a time of worship, November 4, and after lunch, residents welcomed Harvest Worship Center for a time of singing, worship, and prayer.
Monday evening, November 6, residents welcomed local square dances and the group, The Over The Hill Gang, for a time of music and dancing. Residents love to join in on the fun!
Susan Foster from Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care led the Operation Homefront meeting November 7, 2017, at The Landmark Center. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to join the Landmark residents to connect, support, and recognize local heroes. For more information call (276) 694-4416. Refreshments are provided. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org
The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be at The Landmark Center, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at noon. For more information, contact The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050. This program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A light lunch will be provided.
Mark your calendar and join the Landmark residents December 7, 2017, for the next Community Rook Tournament, 1:30-4 pm, in the Landmark dining room. For more information, contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext.4514.
If you would like to volunteer at The Landmark Center just stop by and fill out an application and join all the fun!
It is our pray that each and everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Until next time, see you at Landmark!