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Mount Alverno Residents Help Craft Quilt for VA Hospital

WARWICK, NY (June 26) - Depending on when it was made, who made it and the significance of each panel, a quilt can be a memorable gift as well as a warm blanket.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.

A group of residents at Mount Alverno Center, a licensed adult home and assisted living program on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, recently helped craft a special quilt that will be donated to a VA hospital for the comfort of a brave veteran.

For several months and under the direction of Betty Wilson, a member of the Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild, residents Sharlene Di Nunzio, Catherine Barrett, Helen McKeon and Christine Wood assembled the colorful and creative quilt.

“There were many steps to making this quilt,” said Wilson who praised the residents for their assistance in arranging the signature blocks, which she explained originated at the Sussex County, NJ, Fair. At that time donors to the Quilts of Valor Foundation were invited to personalize panels with statements such as, “God bless you. We thank you for your service,” and “We are the free because of the brave.”

Signature blocks were then given to Wilson who brought them to Mount Alverno where the residents assembled them before the final sewing.

Community involvement with organizations like the Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild has become a tradition at Mount Alverno. The objective is for residents to enjoy an excellent quality of life and have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Every year, nearly one million people in the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Pennsylvania turn to Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS) for innovative healthcare delivered with compassion. BSCHS has received national recognition, rankings and numerous awards for the level of care it provides.

BSCHS is comprised of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY; a certified home health agency; two long-term care facilities; an assisted living/adult home facility and several other medical programs located throughout the region. The system employs more than 3,400, making it one of the region’s largest employers

Bon Secours Medical Group is BSCHS’s regional network of nearly 80 primary care physicians and specialists from a broad array of medical disciplines. These skilled clinicians play a central role in bringing personalized, preventive and expert care to people from every stage of life.

BSCHS is a member of the Bon Secours Health System—a national Catholic healthcare system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassionate healthcare to those in need. For more information, visit www.BSCHS.BonSecours.com. For a complete list of practitioners, visit http://bschs.org/find-a-physician-bon-secours-medical-group.html

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1.    A group of residents at Mount Alverno Center, a licensed adult home and assisted living program on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, recently helped craft a special quilt under the direction of Betty Wilson, a member of the Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild, that will be donated to a VA hospital for the comfort of a brave veteran. From left, Catherine Barrett, Sharlene Di Nunzio, Helen McKeon and Betty Wilson.


2.    The signature blocks, originated at the Sussex County, NJ, Fair where donors were invited to personalize panels with statements such as, “God bless you. We thank you for your service,” and “We are the free because of the brave.”

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