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MOUNT ALVERNO CENTER RESIDENTS ENJOY MONTHLY SEWING BEE WITH WARWICK NEEDLEWORK GROUP


MOUNT ALVERNO CENTER RESIDENTS ENJOY MONTHLY SEWING BEE WITH WARWICK NEEDLEWORK GROUP

Women in Stitches club also presented gift to help support recreation events at Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion

WARWICK – (December 7) On Wednesday, December 5, members of an ecumenical needlework group, “Women in Stitches,” met with Mount Alverno Center residents for their monthly sewing bee. At the same time they also presented a check for $185 in donations they had received to help support recreation events at Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion.

Mount Alverno Center, a New York State approved Adult Home with an Assisted Living Program, is part of the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System. The facility shares that Campus with St. Anthony Community Hospital and Schervier Pavilion, the skilled nursing facility.

On the first Wednesday of every month, members of “Women-in-Stitches,” who live in Warwick and Pine Island, NY, travel to Mount Alverno Center to join residents for a pleasant afternoon of conversation, laughter, knitting and crocheting.

Many of the senior residents are experienced in sewing crafts and often share their own techniques with club members. The residents have an opportunity to practice old skills or learn new ones. And before each sewing bee they select a needy organization or deserving group that would benefit from their crafts.

“We try to help people in need. We enjoy doing this and we laugh a lot,” said the group’s leader Cyndy Baldino. “That’s why we call ourselves ‘Women-in-Stitches.”

Baldino reported that items they have crafted and donated in the past include lap robes for Schervier Pavilion residents, baby clothes for Crisis Pregnancy centers and helmet liners for military personnel serving in Afghanistan.

“We are so happy that the members of Women-in-Stitches visit us each month,” said Halina Mc Lean, Mount Alverno Administrator, ALP/Adult Home. “Our residents look forward to these get-togethers. They not only enjoy the fun, laughter and camaraderie but they are proud of the contribution they make to society by sewing for charitable organizations and other worthy causes.”


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.


1. On the first Wednesday of every month, members of the needlework group, “Women-in-Stitches,” travel to Mount Alverno Center to join residents for a pleasant afternoon of conversation, laughter, knitting and crocheting.
From left, Sadie Russo, Lucille Lawson, Mount Alverno Recreation Aide Pat Mutz, Group Leader Cyndy Baldino and Nancy McCaffrey.
Members not present for the photograph: Marge Miscovic and Mary Jacobus.

2. Cyndy Baldino, group leader of “Women in Stitches,” presented a check for $185 in donations received to Mount Alverno Recreational Director Amy Stein berg to help support recreation events at Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion.
From left, Mount Alverno Recreational Director Amy Stein berg, Cyndy Baldino, group leader of “Women in Stitches,” and Recreation Aide Pat Mutz.

3. On Wednesday, December 5, members of “Women in Stitches,” an ecumenical women’s needlework group, met with Mount Alverno Center residents for their monthly sewing bee.

4. Lucille Lawson, a member of “Women in Stitches,” lends a helping hand to Margaret Achan, a resident of Mount Alverno Center.

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