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SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Country Western picnic held outdoors at Bon Secours Warwick Campus skilled nursing facility

WARWICK – (September 16) On Saturday, September 14, Schervier Pavilion residents, their families, staff and volunteers gathered together under a huge tent and clear blue skies to enjoy the annual “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.

And, in the spirit of this year’s country and western theme, many of the guests, staff members and residents sported western garb as well as 10 gallon hats as generations of families visited their loved ones to enjoy a traditional end-of- summer celebration. The staff prepared lots of country style barbecue favorites and families and residents enjoyed picture perfect weather. There were also games for the children, and a three-day-old calf to pet. Popular DJ “Octavius” was also on hand to provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon; but most of all, residents stated that they enjoyed getting together with their families for a fun afternoon.

Schervier Pavilion, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility licensed by the New York State Department of Health. Dedicated to the highest standard of health care excellence, its full range of services, such as its therapeutic recreational program, are designed to respond to each individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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.

“We hosted this Grandparent’s Day to thank the wonderful families who are essential to the quality of life we offer at this facility,” said Schervier Pavilion Director of Recreation Kari Call. “Family members serve on our decorating committee and often lend a helping hand to our staff. We’re happy that we could enjoy this occasion together as a family.”

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.

Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, a national Catholic system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassion to healthcare and serving those in need.

About Bon Secours Health System

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 employees help people in six states: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
Visit www.bshsi.org for more information.


Photos:


1.    On Saturday, September 14, Schervier Pavilion residents, their families, staff and volunteers gathered together under a huge tent and clear blue skies to enjoy a country and western theme “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.


2.    On Saturday, September 14, Schervier Pavilion residents, their families, staff and volunteers gathered together under a huge tent and clear blue skies to enjoy a country and western theme “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.


3.    Schervier Pavilion Administrator Lisa Brocky welcomed everyone and introduced the team that helped her organize the event.


4.    Staff members and volunteers helped serve residents and families country style barbecue and picnic favorites.


5.    Staff members like Recreation Aide Kathy Christopher served tables and many volunteered to help out on what would have been their day off.


6.    Residents stated that most of all they enjoyed getting together with their families for a fun afternoon. Spending the afternoon with resident Sarah De Giorgio are, from left, her granddaughters Nicole Coluccio and Ashley Flanagan and her daughters Marie Coluccio and Teresa Flanagan.


7.    There were seven families present, each representing four generations, that had an opportunity to enjoy the day with their loved ones who are great grandparents.


8.    Many of the guests, staff members like Director of Nursing Carol Tunney (left) and Director of Recreation Kari Call, and residents sported western garb as well as 10 gallon hats for the country and western theme.


 

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