The month of February began with a “jam packed” schedule. Residents shopped locally on a morning bus trip. In the afternoon, we had our first in-house Community Rook Tournament of 2018. Winners were Elizabeth Goard and Vivian Joyce; both received a Valentine’s Day themed prize. Refreshments were provided by Landmark Catering and the dining team. Residents were excited to teach Laura, activity assistant, how to play Rook. This event was coordinated by Daniel Quesenberry, Assistant Activity Director. The next Community Rook Tournament will be held on April 1st, 1:30-4 pm, in the Landmark dining room. After dinner, residents were entertained by Charles Bowman who performs a wide variety of tunes.
It looks like six more weeks of winter weather since the Groundhog saw his shadow February 2nd, residents celebrated the day with refreshments and trivia. In the evening, Mike Hall blessed the residents with beautiful Southern gospel music.
Pastor, Dave Boarman, led a worship service Saturday morning, February 3. Sunday afternoon residents played the Jeopardy Game with Lucy Philpott earning the most points. The top four received fun Valentine prizes.
Another Super Bowl Sunday at The Landmark Center and once again we celebrated with our annual Tailgate Party! Ice cold bottles of Orange Crush were enjoyed by the residents during the pregame show. As the game began the aroma of fried bologna filled the room and adjacent hallways, much to the delight of everyone. Everyone sat back and relaxed while the Eagles and Patriots battled to the end. During the game residents shared memories of past Super Bowls spent with family and friends. One resident shared, “I’m glad we still get to do this.” Thank you Daniel for making this evening special for the Landmark residents!
The monthly Operation Homefront was held February 6 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 support, connect, and recognize our local heroes. For more information, contact Susan Foster (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided.
Residents traveled to Mount Airy, NC, for lunch on February 6. After dinner, residents tapped their feet and clapped their hands to music provided by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M.
Thursday morning, February 8, Landmark residents enjoyed breakfast out locally. Upon returning, they joined local artist for the Community Art Class. Resident created beautiful hearts using a collage of roses taken from magazines. After lunch, Collinsville Country led a favorite activity at Landmark. Everyone in attendance joins in to sing a variety of songs.
Ben Shirley and Paula Drady performed for the residents Friday morning, February 9. In the afternoon, Landmark residents celebrated Mardi Gras with Minute to Win it games, Wildcat Coolers, music, beads, hats, and laughter. Our big winner was Ruby Dickerson. After dinner, singer Roger Wells performed beautiful Southern Gospel songs.
February 12, The Landmark Center presented “Share Your Heart With Pasta.” All proceeds from the meal went to the Caring Hearts Free Clinic.
The Mountain View Singers joined the Landmark residents, Tuesday evening, February 13, for a time of worship thru music. Residents began the day with a trip to Ridgeway for lunch. After lunch, residents attended the monthly Art Fusion Meeting which is led by Beth Ford and Becki Turner from Reynolds Homestead. This month, Beth shared stories about places she has traveled and passed around pieces of art which included a tiny rustic cabin and a stuffed armadillo. The residents always look forward to this program.
Residents and family members celebrated Valentine’s Day, February 14, with a chocolate fountain and other goodies. For the first time, the dining and activity teams provided “Cookie Grams” which were ordered by family members to be given to their resident on Valentine’s Day.
Thursday, February 15, residents attended an Adult Coloring Class at the local library.
If you would like to become a volunteer at The Landmark Center stop by and fill out an application and join the fun!
The next Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting will be held at The Landmark Center, February 27, 2018, beginning at noon. For more information call (276) 694-3050. This program is sponsored by The Landmark Center, Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, and Southern Area Agency on Aging. A light lunch will be provided.
March 2018 blood pressure schedule: 3/2: Meadows of Dan seniors at the Community Center, 11-11:30 am, BP and Bingo. 3/5: Lowes Foods in Stuart, 11 am – 1 pm. 3/8: Patrick County seniors at Rotary, 10:30-11 am. 3/12: Ararat seniors at the Fellowship Church in Ararat, 10:30-11:30 am, BP and Bingo. 3/13: Step seniors, Step in Stuart, 10:30-11:30 am, BP and Bingo.
The residents and staff of The Landmark Center hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!
Thank you to Fairystone Baptist Church youth for making Landmark residents colorful Valentine’s Day cards.
Thank you to Tamesa Williams for donating the books Senior Smart Puzzles, Joggin’ Your Noggin, and Pencil and Pad Games.
Until next time, see you at Landmark!