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

On Saturday September 7th,, 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.”