Landmark Activities

Landmark residents, guests, and staff celebrated February birthday on February 17, 2017. Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts provided Southern Gospel music as everyone enjoyed cake, ice cream, and punch provided by Landmark Catering and the dietary staff. The birthday gifts were donated by Hill’s Grove Baptist Church.

    Residents and guests were served cherry cobbler and ice cream Sunday afternoon, February 19. Friday, February 24, residents were treated to homemade French Fries in observance of French Fry Friday. Many commented, “This brings back memories from the past of just how good French Fries used to be!” The residents enjoyed one last February treat on February 27; Strawberry ice cream floats. Just mix strawberry soda and vanilla ice cream; it is delicious!

    Residents have traveled to a variety of locations on the bus trips. Tuesday, February 21, they ate lunch at the local Mexican restaurant and shopped in Stuart on the 23rd. The destination was Bassett Forks on February 28 for lunch and shopping, and a ride up Floyd Mountain on March 2 to purchase delicious treats. With the early spring temperatures residents have enjoyed the beautiful scenery while on their trips.

    Thank you to those who have provided entertainment at The Landmark Center these past two weeks: Sue Nester, Community Primitive Baptist Church members, Two Old and Two Young, and Jackie Belcher.

    Jim and Ellen Saunders, volunteers, led the game, “Name That Tune,” February 23. Residents are given a prize each time they can correctly name the tune; they always have a great time playing this game. Thank you to Jim and Ellen for sharing your time and many talents with the residents.

    Jonathan Stanfield, Assistant Dietary Manger, has joined the Landmark Team! Welcome to The Landmark Center.

    An Operation Homefront meeting was held at The Landmark Center, March 7. These meetings honor and support Veterans and family members at Landmark and throughout the county. For more information, contact Susan Foster (276) 694-4416. This event is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided.

    March blood pressure dates and locations are as follows: Thursday, March 9, 10:30 am – Patrick County Seniors at the John D. Hooker Building. Monday, March 13, 10:30 am at the Friends Mission Church in Ararat and Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 am – STEP.

    The “Hold Your Hand” Family Education Series continues on March 9, 6-7 pm, at The Landmark Center, in the former Physical Therapy room. This series covers a variety of topics which affects families and caregivers who are currently caring for a Senior Citizen. The guest speaker this month will be Tammy Kruse, RT, presenting a program on Respiratory Health in the Elderly. For more information, contact Janet Ferraro at BRTC (276) 7161 or Melinda Collins at TLC (276) 694-3050. Light refreshments will be provided.

    The March Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be at The Landmark Center on March 28, 2017. The meeting will begin at noon with a light lunch being provided. For more information, you can call The Landmark Center at (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.

    The “Balanced Living with Diabetes Series” continues with meetings on March 16 and April 6, 4:30-7:00 pm, at the Stuart site of Patrick Henry Community College. This is a free series and seating is limited, so register as soon as possible by calling (276) 694-3341.

    The next Community Rook Tournament will be April 6, 2017, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Landmark Dining room. Refreshments will be provided. Call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext.4514.

    Don’t forget to spring forward! Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March12 at 2:00 am; don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

    If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center drop by or call (276) 694-3050.

    Until next time – see you at Landmark!

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Coordinator