Landmark Activities

Ursula Allen, along with other local artist, met with Landmark residents on May 11 for the Community Art Class. Residents were assisted in creating a beautiful butterfly which they could use to decorate their room for spring, or wear as a pin. Thank you to these faithful volunteers for sharing your talent with us at The Landmark Center.

Landmark ladies spent the morning being pampered with make-overs, manicures, and hair styling, May 12, in preparation for the afternoon Mother’s Day Tea. Special volunteers included: Heather Rider, manicures, and friend, Carey, hair stylist, and Robin Rolen and friend for Mary Kay make-overs. Thank you making our residents’ look and feel so special. Later, family and friends joined Landmark residents in the dining area for the Tea Party. Guests enjoyed hot and iced tea, cucumber sandwiches, cheese and crackers, mini-cheesecakes, chocolate cake, and lemon poppy seed cake. Thank you to Thyra Biggs for assisting with the day. After dinner, residents were entertained by singer, Roger Wells.

Beautiful spring pictures were painted by Landmark residents, Saturday morning, May 13, with the assist of volunteers from the TWO Hands Group. This group consists of children and adults who have made it their mission to put a smile on all faces. Residents look forward to their return in June.

Bus trips have included lunch at Bassett Forks, May 16, and the Patrick County Library, May 18, for an Adult Coloring class. Residents went shopping locally, May 22, a Mexican lunch in Martinsville, May 23, and a trip to the Train Station, May 25, in Bassett. Saturday, May 20, residents attended the Strawberry Festival in Stuart. While traveling to the location residents also enjoy the lovely colors of spring.

Mrs. Laura Clifton celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends, May 17, at The Landmark Center. Mrs. Clifton has been a resident of The Landmark Center for 4 years and is most definitely a part of the Landmark family. She loves working Jigsaw Puzzles and being with family and friends. We love you, Laura!

Landmark residents enjoyed the music of local singer, Sue Nester, Tuesday evening, May 16, and the youth from Abiding Grace Church for Game Night on May 17. Residents look forward to your return in June.

Residents welcomed Jim Purcell and Lynn Wolf for a sing-a-long Friday morning, May 19. Mr. Purcell led the residents as they sing “Ole Timey Songs.” In the afternoon residents celebrated the May birthdays with cake, ice cream, and punch. Resident birthday gifts were donated by Grace Baptist Church.

On National Strawberries and Cream Day, May 21, residents ate fresh strawberries and whipped cream at the afternoon activity. Thank you to the dietary staff for providing this delicious treat.

In between the showers and storms residents have been enjoying the sunshine and birds in the courtyard when possible. Many love to get a “sun tan”! Tuesday afternoon, May 23, we had planned on enjoyed the birds singing and the sunshine while sipping ice cold lemonade and rocking in the rocking chairs; the weather did not cooperate, so we sipped our lemonade in the Game Room and we will enjoy the sunshine soon.

Thursday afternoon, May 25, residents welcomed volunteers, Jim and Ellen Saunders, for the Name That Tune game.  Ellen play tunes on the piano as residents make their guesses; Jim makes the final decision and awards a prize. Everyone has a great time. Also join Jim and Ellen for the Community Rook Tournament on June 1, 2017, 1:30-4:00 pm, in the Landmark Dining room.  For more information, call Daniel at (276) 694-3050, ext. 4514.

May 23, I traveled to Woolwine Elementary School for my grandson, Jackson’s, Pre-K graduation. I love this little 5 year old with all my heart and wish only the very best for him in his future. It is my wish, along with the residents and staff of The Landmark Center that all who are graduating this spring have a blessed future.

June Blood Pressure locations and times: June 2, Meadows of Dan Seniors, Meadows of Dan Community Center, blood pressures and Bingo-11-12 am. June 5, Lowe’s Foods in Stuart-11 am -1 pm. June 8, Patrick County Seniors, Rotary Field in Stuart-10:30-11 am. June 9, Farmer’s Market in Stuart-8-12 am. June 12, Ararat Seniors, Friendship Mission Church-blood pressures and Bingo-10:30-11:30 am.  June 13, Stuart Seniors, Step Building, blood pressures and Bingo-10:30-11:30 am.

The next Operation Homefront meeting will be on June 6, 2017, 9:00-10:00, in the living room at The Landmark Center. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States you are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, call Susan Foster (276) 694-4416. These meeting are sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org  Refreshments are provided.

Join the Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting on June 27, 12:00 noon, at the Landmark Center. For more information, call The Landmark Center at (276) 693-3050 or Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at (276) 694-7161. These meetings are sponsored by The Landmark Center, Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, and Southern Area Agency on Aging. A light lunch will be provided.

    If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center stop by and fill out an application in the front office.

Until next time, see you at Landmark.

Belle Pendleton
Recreation Coordinator