Landmark ladies, along with family, staff, and community volunteers, celebrated Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018 with “Sip and Paint.” Local artists, Ursula Allen and Norma Bozenmayner, assisted residents and their guests in creating beautiful Peony blooms using coffee filters and paint. Each table in the dining room was decorated with delicate white Peony blooms which were provided by Christy Bennett. The Landmark dining team provided delicious refreshments which included a favorite; dainty cucumber sandwiches.
Ursula Allen and Norma Bozenmayner led the Community Art Class on May 10, 2018. The residents were introduced to the art of Mandala which means painting with dots. The residents and staff painted rocks using this technique; the end result was a variety of designs and colors. After lunch, Collinsville Country entertained the residents with a variety of music. Friday morning, May 11, Ben Shirley sang and played the guitar and banjo as the residents clapped their hands and tapped their toes to the music. Ben has quickly become a favorite here at The Landmark Center!
Tuesday morning, May 15, residents said good-bye to the young ladies from the senior Cosmetology class of Patrick County High School which came each month during the school year and provided manicures for the residents. Best wishes from all of us at The Landmark Center. Later in the day, residents traveled to Bassett Forks for lunch. After dinner, Sue Nester, uplifted the residents as she sang beautiful hymns and shared her personal testimony.
Youth from Abiding Grace Church joined the residents on Wednesday evening, May 16, for fun and games. Residents traveled to the local library for an adult coloring class May 17. In the afternoon, the residents celebrated National Cherry Cobbler Day with Bluegrass music and cobbler in the courtyard. The cobbler, smothered with vanilla ice cream, was delicious. Thanks to the Landmark dining team for all the delicious treats.
Jim Purcell and Lynn Wolf led a sing-a-long Friday morning, May 18. In the afternoon, residents born in the month of May were honored with cake, ice cream, and punch at the monthly birthday party.
May 22, our destination for the bus trip was originally planned as a picnic at the Jack Dalton Park in Collinsville. When we arrived, there were several Henry County School buses in the parking area and as far as the eye could see students were having the time of their life. So, we rode to the park in Fieldale which was sadly recovering from the recent heavy rains. Our residents are so great, they did not complain about all the mud and dirt left behind by a flash flood. As they enjoyed their picnic lunch, they commented about the nice breeze blowing, that it was not too hot, and how good the food was. We had a lot of fun! We are planning a picnic at the Jack Dalton Park in the future. May 24 residents traveled to the local library for the monthly Bingo game.
If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to attend the Operation Homefront meeting on June 5, beginning at 9 am, at The Landmark Center. Join us and connect, support and recognize local heroes. For more information, contact Susan Lytle (276) 694-4416. This program is sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Refreshments are provided.
Blood Pressure sites and times for June 2018:
6/1: Meadows of Dan Seniors at the Meadows of Dan Community Center,
11 am-12 noon
6/11: Ararat Seniors at the Fellowship Church in Ararat, 10:30-11:30 am
6/12: Step Seniors at the Step Building in Stuart, 10:30-11:30 am
6/14: Patrick County Seniors at the Rotary Building in Stuart, 10:30-11:30 am
6/26: Alzheimer’s Support Group at The Landmark Center, 12 noon-1 pm
The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be June 26, beginning at noon, at The Landmark Center. This program is sponsored by, Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. For more information, contact The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050.
Volunteers are always welcome at The Landmark Center! Stop by and fill out an application; we would love to have you on our team!
Until next time, see you at Landmark!