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ST. JOSEPH’S PLACE RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS’ DAY


ST. JOSEPH’S PLACE RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Family picnic held outdoors at Bon Secours Community Hospital

PORT JERVIS, NY  – (September 9) On Saturday afternoon, September 7, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, gathered with their families, staff and volunteers to enjoy the annual “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.

It was a great opportunity for generations of families to visit their loved ones and to enjoy a traditional end-of- summer celebration. The staff prepared lots of barbecue favorites and families and residents enjoyed picture perfect weather under a large tent in the patio outside of Bon Secours Community Hospital. The popular singer Rich Wilson was also on hand to provide musical entertainment for the afternoon. Residents stated that most of all, they enjoyed getting together with their families and staff members for a fun afternoon.

“We hosted 140 guests,” reported Adele Coates, interim director of St. Joseph’s Place. “This year our theme reflected the 1940s in honor of our greatest generation, those men and women who served in our armed forces during World War II.”

St. Joseph’s Place long-term care at Bon Secours Community Hospital is a 46-bed skilled nursing facility that provides professional care in an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the medical, personal, spiritual and social needs of each of its residents.

Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide array of activities including gardening, games, music, arts and crafts, education, and fitness programs. They also enjoy group day trips and outings to local restaurants. In addition, many local groups and organizations regularly visit St. Joseph’s Place and help to keep residents involved and in touch with their community.

St. Joseph’s Place is located on the first floor of Bon Secours Community Hospital, 160 E. Main St., providing residents with easy, ready access to the hospital’s medical facilities and staff.


In addition to quality long term care services, St. Joseph’s Place also offers long term and short term rehabilitation, tracheotomy care, head trauma care, respiratory care, and psychological services in a comfortable setting that residents can call "home."

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.
     
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1.    On Saturday afternoon, September 7, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, gathered with their families, staff and volunteers under a huge outdoor tent to enjoy the annual “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.


2.   Under the tent at the annual “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.


3.    The staff prepared lots of barbecue favorites, served by staff members and volunteers.


4.     Members of the staff like Jenn Anger, CNA, helped serve residents and their guests.


5.    Adele Coates, interim director of St. Joseph’s Place, along with many members of her staff, dressed for this year’s 1940s theme. She welcomed everyone and took this opportunity to thank the grandparents, many of whom served in our armed forces during World War II, for their service.


6.    Adele Coates, interim director of St. Joseph’s Place, thanked members of the Resident Council for all their support.
From left, Pastoral Care Chaplain Sister Rosemary, Tom Kirby, president of the Resident Council; Adele Coates, interim director of St. Joseph’s Place; Hazel Stevenson, vice president of the Resident Council and her son Michael.


7.    Residents stated that most of all, they enjoyed getting together with their families and staff members for a fun afternoon.
Resident Mary Flieger with her daughter (left) Louann Clark, her great granddaughters Emma Roberts and her sister Ava and their mother Rebecca Roberts.


8.    Many members of the St. Joseph’s Place staff who were not on duty, dressed to reflect this year’s 1940s theme for “Grandparents Day.”

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