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SCHERVIER PAVILION SKILLED NURSING FACILITY HOSTS COUPLES CEREMONY

WARWICK, NY  – (July 1) John and Ellen Lachat, who were married in 1940, were the longest married couple at a couples ceremony for residents held on June 26 at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick, NY campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System.  

Among the many couples also sharing cake and refreshments in the picturesque courtyard were Frank and Caryl McCoy-Belmonte, who actually met while they were residents at Schervier Pavilion and, in 2010, were joined in matrimony in the first resident wedding in the history of the facility.  

“I am honored to be with you and all of your families,” said Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff who offered an invocation and then read a series of traditional marriage vows that many of those present had made at their own weddings.

Recreation Director Kari Call, who introduced all the couples present, entertained her audience with trivia questions and answers such as the average cost of weddings and wedding dresses in bygone days compared to today and the reasons for the custom of carrying the bride over the thresh hold or wearing. “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

When she asked couples to name what was their favorite song played at their wedding, one husband brought much laughter when he answered, “It’s now or never.”

Many of the couples and members of their family brought their wedding photos and other memorabilia to the event. And some were posted on a “Memories” board for all to see.

Schervier Pavilion Administrator Lisa Brocky also paid a visit and made the rounds of all the tables to congratulate each couple.

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.

Nursing Home Compare, a useful tool for consumers available on the official United States Government Website for Medicare, recently awarded Schervier Pavilion, its highest “much above average” five-star rating in overall quality.

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. Many of the couples and members of their family brought their wedding photos and other memorabilia to the event. And some were posted on a “Memories” board for all to see.


2. The couples shared cake and refreshments in the picturesque courtyard.


3. “I am honored to be with you and all of your families,” said Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff who offered an invocation and then read a series of traditional marriage vows that many of those present had made at their own weddings.


4. Recreation Director Kari Call (left) prepared to entertain her audience with trivia questions and answers as Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff (right) read a series of traditional marriage vows that many of those present had made at their own weddings.


5. Among the couples were Frank and Caryl McCoy-Belmonte, who actually met while they were residents at Schervier Pavilion and, in 2010, were joined in matrimony in the first resident wedding in the history of the facility.  


6. Schervier Pavilion Administrator Lisa Brocky, pictured here with John and Ellen Lachat, the longest married couple at the ceremony, made the rounds of all the tables to congratulate each couple.


7. Many of the couples and members of their family, like Barbara McGinn pictured with her parents John and Mary White, brought wedding photos and other memorabilia to the event.



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