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Cub Scouts visit Schervier Pavilion for the holidays

DATE: December 17, 2010  Media Contact
Deborah Marshall (845) 368-5570
Deborah_Marshall@bshsi.org  

WARWICK CUB SCOUTS PAY HOLIDAY VISIT TO SCHERVIER PAVILION BRINGING BASKETS OF FRESH FRUITS FOR RESIDENTS

 

WARWICK, NY  - They shared a common goal.

 

Around this time of year, the staff at Schervier Pavilion works diligently to provide decorations and special programs so that every resident can experience the festive spirit of the Christmas season. And in the local community, Boy and Girl Scouts are also involved in a host of activities designed to spread that same holiday spirit.

 

On Thursday evening, December 16, Cub Scout members of Warwick’s Den 10, Troop 177, and their troop leaders, visited Schervier Pavilion. The skilled nursing facility is part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System’s Warwick Healthcare Campus, which Schervier Pavilion shares with St. Anthony Community Hospital and Mount Alverno Center.

 

The scouts were first introduced to a group of residents assembled for an evening activity in the recreation room. The young boys brought baskets of fruit along with their own good cheer as they invited the residents to select their favorites. And during the intergenerational event, Schervier Pavilion resident Ida Sabini, 97, turned the tables on the visitors by entertaining them with a couple of her favorite songs. The scouts then traveled down the halls and from room to room or wherever the seniors were gathered, saying, “Hello,” and handing out the remainder of the fruit.

“The boys are all working towards their family badge,” said Troop Leader Alicia Tate. “And they are doing things that will help them to learn what family means. Our community is family and the residents at Schervier Pavilion are all part of that family.”

 

Visits by Scouts and members of other local organizations are a frequent and welcome experience for the residents as well as the administration and staff of Schervier Pavilion.

 

“We are always pleased when groups visit our facility during the holidays and bring wonderful gifts, said Schervier Pavilion Administrator Michael Deyo. “The cooperation we receive from the Warwick community is outstanding and a constant source of joy for all our residents.”

 

On Thursday evening, December 16, Cub Scout members of Warwick’s Den 10, Troop 177, and their Troop Leaders, visited Schervier Pavilion. From left, Robert Bettini, 10, Kevin Tierney, 9, Ryan Dicostanzo, 9, Luke Soto, 9, Troop Leaders Ellen Soto and Alicia Tate with her son Ben, 10.

The scouts were first introduced to a group of residents assembled for an evening activity in the recreation room. The young boys brought baskets of fruit along with their own good cheer as they invited the residents to select their favorites. Serving from left, Robert Bettini, 10, Luke Soto, 9, Ryan Dicostanzo, 9 and Kevin Tierney, 9.

 


During the intergenerational event, Schervier Pavilion resident Ida Sabini, 97, turned the tables on the visitors by entertaining them with a couple of her favorite songs. Posing with Ida Sabini from left, Ben Tate, 10, Luke Soto, 9, Kevin Tierney, 9, Robert Bettini, 10 and Ryan Dicostanzo, 9.


The scouts traveled down the halls and from room to room or wherever the seniors were gathered handing out the remainder of the fruit. Front from left, Ben Tate, 10, Ryan Dicostanzo, 9, Robert Bettini, 10 and Kevin Tierney, 9. Rear from left, Troop Leader Ellen Soto, her son Luke, 9 and Troop Leader Alicia Tate.

 

Luke Soto, 9 and Ryan Dicosstanzo, 9 with Frank and Caryl Belmonte.

 


The scouts traveled down the halls and from room to room or wherever the seniors were gathered handing out the remainder of the fruit. From left, Kevin Tierney, 9, Luke Soto, 9, Ryan Dicostanzo, 9, Robert Bettini, 10, Schervier Pavilion resident Marie Mallon and Ben Tate, 10.

 

 

Additional information about Schervier Pavilion can be obtained by calling (845) 987-5750 or visiting the web site at: bsch.bonsecours.com

 

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit www.bschs.org

 

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