Friday morning, August 3, new residents were welcomed to The Landmark Center with a New Comer’s Brunch. Our new residents, and their guests, were served doughnuts, hot chocolate, and coffee. In the afternoon, residents celebrated National Watermelon Day in the courtyard. After dinner, volunteer, Mike Hall, provided inspiration as he sang beautiful Southern Gospel songs.
Resident, Mr. Calvin Martin, shared pictures of his time in service during the Veterans Coffee and Get-together meeting, August 7, at The Landmark Center. If you served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America you are invited to join us the first Tuesday morning of each month, 9-10am, in the Landmark game room, to connect, support, and recognize our 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. www.mtnvalleyhospice.org
Bus trips include local shopping on August 2, lunch at Mount Airy, August 7, breakfast locally, and seafood in Martinsville, August 14.
Evening entertainment was provided by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., August 7.
Local artists, Ursula Allen and Norma Bozenmayer, led the Community Art Class Thursday morning, August 9. Residents created beautiful pictures of balloons floating in the air using watercolor paint and sponges. They dipped the end of a round sponge into paint which created the many colored balloons floating on the ends of their strings. After lunch, the residents sang along to music performed by Collinsville Country.
Volunteer, Ben Shirley, performed toe tapping and hand clapping tunes Friday morning, August 10, at The Landmark Center. Ben performs a variety of music on the guitar and banjo which includes beautiful Irish tunes. Evening entertainment was provided by volunteer Roger Wells.
Residents joined Beth Ford, Historical Services Assistant, and volunteer, Becki Turner, both from Reynolds Homestead, for the Art Fusion Discussion Group, August 14. The theme for the day was “Things That Make You Think of Different Things.” The residents observed a variety of things which included an elephant statue, wooden egg, American flag, Tony the Tiger, and many other items. These items brought about discussion and memories from the past. Once again the program was excellent.
August 15, children from Abiding Grace Church joined our residents for game night. It is always great to welcome children to The Landmark Center.
The next Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting will be held at The Landmark Center on August 28, 2018, beginning at noon. This program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging, The Landmark Center, and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. A free blood pressure screening will be provided. For more information, contact The Landmark Center at (276) 694-3050. A light lunch will be provided. The next meeting will be held on September 25, 2018.
Blood pressure times and locations for September 2018:
9/7: Meadows of Dan Community Center, 11:00-12:00 noon
9/10: Lowe’s Foods in Stuart, 11:00-1:00 pm
9/13: Patrick County Seniors, Rotary Building in Stuart, 10:30-11:00 am
9/17: Ararat Seniors at the Ararat Fellowship Church, 10:30-11:30 am
9/18: STEP Seniors at the STEP building in Stuart, 10:30-11:30 am
9/25: Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting, The Landmark Center, 12:00-1:00 pm
September 8, 2018, The Landmark Center presents the 2018 Folk Festival, 10:00 am
4:00 pm. Live music, arts and crafts, vendors, old fashion dress, candy apples, and much more. For more information, contact (276) 694-3050 or Tressia Allred (276) 692-4665.
National Assisted Living Week begins September 9-13, 2018. The theme this year is “Capture the Moment” which hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day. This theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on the pivotal moments in their lives. We are reminded that often the little things we do for our residents can deliver high quality person-centered care so the residents can celebrate their past while enjoying the present. This is a reminder to all of us! No matter your age, we should be living life to its fullest.
Throughout the week we will be having special activities for the residents, their families, staff, the community, and volunteers.
Until next time, see you at Landmark!