Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation’s Holiday House Tour set for Saturday, December 5

Funds Raised from Winding through Warwick to Benefit Mount Alverno Center

Winding through Warwick, the region’s most beloved holiday home tour returns this December with a new array of exceptional homes decked in all their holiday splendor to celebrate the Christmas season.

Good cheer and holiday tidings abound as these generous homeowners open their beautifully dressed homes to the public on Saturday, December 5 between 9 am and 5 pm. Proceeds from this self-guided tour will support the Make This House a Home Initiative, for improvements to the building at Mount Alverno Center, an assisted living facility in Warwick, part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System. Previous fund raising efforts have supported the renovation of resident rooms and the installation of air conditioning.

Each of the homes on the tour will showcase holiday collections, festive décor and entertainment ideas- a reflection of the homeowner’s individual taste and traditions. Guests will be inspired by a great mix of innovative creations and a variety of styles and homes that together reflect the distinct character of the Warwick Valley. Houses on this year’s tour range from an historic bed and breakfast, to newer traditional style homes, a charming working farm, and a special 1700’s Warwick Historical Society property decorated in full period style. Each home will feature live holiday music performed by Warwick Valley High School orchestra musicians.  Information about the participating houses and their address are made available to participants at the time of registration.  .

Presented by the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation, tickets for the self-guided tour are $40, with registration beginning at 9 am at Mount Alverno Center (20 Grand Street, Warwick, NY). The event also features an evening cocktail reception at the Warwick Valley Country Club from 6-9 pm, with cocktail style dining, unique raffles and an exciting silent auction. Tickets for the cocktail reception are $75 per person. Tickets for the combined house tour and reception are $95 per person.

Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation works to increase awareness, create good will and raise funds to further the mission of St Anthony’s Community Hospital, Mount Averno Center and Schervier Pavilion by giving Good Help to Those in Need®. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchases, visit or call the Foundation office  at 845.368.5151.


Over 175 people recently attended an Education Fair sponsored by St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System.

Attendees at the two-day event, held on September 30 and October 1, had an opportunity to visit 18 educational stations and attend presentations on 22 diverse health topics, five of which were given to satisfy the hospital’s annual competency requirements.

Jackie’s Gems, a co-sponsor with Team SACH in a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in October, was represented by Jackie Gove and Bessie Holmes. They had showcased positive mammograms submitted by the Radiology Department to continue heightening awareness for breast cancer. They also enlisted 38 walkers for the October Awareness Walk in addition to receiving $385 in donations.

Twelve baskets were donated by different hospital departments for the popular annual tricky tray fundraiser, which raised a total of $968 for the hospital. And there were also two additional raffles.

“We had a very successful Education fair due to the enthusiasm of the attendees and presenters,” said Anita Sultana, nurse manager of the Medical Surgical Department. “It is always a pleasure to see so many familiar faces at the fair and meet new ones.”


Halloween Theme Get-together Held with Annual Party and Entertainment

The residents of Schervier Pavilion never lack for fun activities, especially around holidays.

A week-long Halloween theme concluded on Friday, October 30, as residents and staff dressed for a long awaited annual Halloween Party, where they enjoyed song and dance by popular entertainer and vocalist Kevin Curry along with special holiday treats and refreshments.

Curry entertained residents with many of their favorites including Halloween songs like the theme from The Adams Family. He then had his audience enthusiastically joining in with other lively music including the popular Chicken Dance.

“We publish a calendar every month that’s filled with interesting and entertaining things to do throughout the day as well as some evenings.” Said Recreational Director Kari Call, who is 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 at our facility.”

As Director of Recreation, her 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.

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.