Schervier Pavilion Resident Bertha Bond Celebrates 100th Birthday
WARWICK - (December 26) - When Bertha Bond was born in Unionville, NY on December 22, 1913, the President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson who succeeded William Howard Taft that year. Much of the nation’s fire-fighting apparatus and delivery wagons were still horse-drawn. But that was changing and the Ford Motor Company had just introduced the first moving assembly line. The bad news was the Federal Government was authorized that year to impose and collect income taxes.
On Sunday, December 22, Bond celebrated her 100th birthday with her great-niece Helen Conklin, friends and staff members at her residence in Schervier Pavilion, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System.
Bond, who worked for 30 years as a seamstress, was twice married but did not have children. However, “Aunt Sis,” as she was fondly known, had five sisters and two brothers and was an aunt and grand aunt to their children. She also loved animals, even the bees who seemed to respond to her greeting, and she still enjoys interaction with therapy dogs who frequently visit Schervier Pavilion.
Until about five years ago Bond lived independently. She also drove her own car well into her late 80s.
Although it may still seem rare, the fastest growing segment of the population is actually people who have reached the age of 100 and beyond. Providing long term health care is one of the most important services offered by members of the Bon Secours Health Care System.
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.
On Sunday, December 22, Bertha Bond celebrated her 100th birthday at her residence in Schervier Pavilion.