Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians donate blankets to Schervier Pavilion residents
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Warwick Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians donate handmade blankets to Schervier Pavilion residents
‘Make This House a Home’ initiative designed to enhance quality of life
WARWICK (May 15) – The members of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 3, a non-profit charitable organization, are no strangers to the residents at Schervier Pavilion, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System.
They bring cheer to Schervier residents with a Christmas caroling program ever year. Recently they found another opportunity to express their caring, love and warmth – in more ways than one.
On Friday, May 4, representatives of the LAOH arrived at Schervier Pavilion with bundles of fleece lap blankets they had crafted as a group project. The visit was a welcome experience for Schervier residents and staff.
The presentation of the blankets was part of the Make This House A Home initiative, an ad hoc committee of the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation dedicated to developing and building relationships within the community that enhance quality of life for people whose home is Schervier Pavilion or Mount Alverno Center. Julie Cauda and Deirdre Hamling co-chair Make This House A Home.
The Foundation oversees and helps generate philanthropic support for the Warwick Health Care Campus, which includes Schervier Pavilion, Mount Alverno Center and St. Anthony Community Hospital.
About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.
Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.
The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.
On Friday, May 4, representatives of the LAOH arrived at Schervier Paviliofleece lap blankets they crafted as a group project. The presentation of thethe Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation’s Make This House A Home Deirdre Hamling, co-chair of Make This House A Home; LAOH members MAnita Colman, Miriam Muse, Eileen Higgins, blanket project chair Lynne Kovco-chair of Make This House A Home. Parela Cornine, Helene Earley and Higgins were not present for the photo.
Anita Colman, president of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 3, chairperson for the blanket project, share a happy moment presenting blanPavilion residents Ruth Heffernan, left, and Mary Gener.