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SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENTS CELEBRATE CINCO de MAYO

WARWICK, NY (May 5) – Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May"), is a holiday, which is celebrated on May 5 in Mexico and also in the United States. And this year it was also celebrated by the residents of Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick, NY Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System.

On Monday, May 5, residents wearing sombreros assembled in the dining hall to enjoy Mexican music, a Mexican travel video, a Mexican trivia quiz, chips with salsa and an opportunity to take a swing at a traditional pinata. The later produced much laughter and was not only fun but therapeutic as well.

“Games and entertainment have an important value in long term care at Schervier Pavilion, “ said Kari Call, a certified therapy recreation specialist (CTRS). “Therapeutic recreation is essential to the quality of life and the quality of care of individuals receiving health and human services.”

As Director of Recreation, Call’s job is to provide recreation resources and opportunities for both the long and short-term residents of the skilled nursing home in order to maintain and improve their health and well being.

All programs at Schervier Pavilion are designed to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of the residents with activities that are not only enjoyable but are also intended to achieve this goal.

In addition to quality long term care services, Schervier Pavilion also offers a wide range of short-term (sub acute) care needs. Its sub acute services include IV therapy, rehabilitation therapy and wound care. These services afford residents the ability to recuperate for a short time in the sub-acute unit of the facility and then return to the community where they can resume a more independent life. In some cases, they can then enter Schervier Pavilion’s Day-At-A-Time, an innovative medical adult day care program that provides nursing services, medication administration, ongoing evaluations, and stimulating activities tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Every year, nearly one million people in the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Pennsylvania turn to Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS) for innovative healthcare delivered with compassion. BSCHS has received national recognition, rankings and numerous awards for the level of care it provides.

BSCHS is comprised of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY; a certified home health agency; two long-term care facilities; an assisted living/adult home facility and several other medical programs located throughout the region. The system employs more than 3,400, making it one of the region’s largest employers

Bon Secours Medical Group is BSCHS’s regional network of nearly 80 primary care physicians and specialists from a broad array of medical disciplines. These skilled clinicians play a central role in bringing personalized, preventive and expert care to people from every stage of life.

BSCHS is a member of the Bon Secours Health System—a national Catholic healthcare system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassionate healthcare to those in need. For more information, visit www.BSCHS.BonSecours.com. For a complete list of practitioners, visit http://bschs.org/find-a-physician-bon-secours-medical-group.html
                               


1.    Rosemary Cervone was the traditional torchbearer at Cinco de Mayo.


2.    Barbara Austin was first to take a shot at the pinata.


3.    Ben Bauer gave the pinata a good wack and sent it flying.


4.    Eleanor Sloan took careful aim for her shot at the pinata.

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