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SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENTS CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE 2014 BASEBALL SEASON

WARWICK (April 2) –  It was “Play ball!” on April 1 at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System, as residents gathered in the dining hall to celebrate the beginning of the 2014 baseball season.

Residents were assembled on two opposite sides, one for Yankee fans and the other for those who favored the Mets. And the staff also showed which team they supported by the tee shirts and jerseys they were wearing.

Although the Major League baseball season was already in full swing, it was still a traditional “Opening Day,” party for the residents at Schervier Pavilion. And during that afternoon they had an opportunity to sing, “Take me out to the ball game,” symbolically toss out the first ball, talk about baseball history, enjoy hot dogs with mustard and relish and even pause for a seventh inning stretch.

One of the highlights of the party that brought more than a few laughs was a short skit performed by Kari Call, director of recreation and Roselle Egan, a recreation aide. The two reenacted the famous Abbott and Costello baseball routine, “Who’s on first.”

For those too young to remember the humorous exchange between the 1940s – 1950s era comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the laughs came from the confusion that arises when the comics discuss a team of baseball players with names like Who, What and Tomorrow.

After their skit, the residents were treated to a video of the same routine played by the real Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Call and Egan admitted that the two Hollywood comedians, world famous in their day, may have been a little funnier.

Opportunities to participate in traditions like the “Opening Day of Baseball” party and other events are always available to the residents at Schervier Pavilion.

“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 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.”

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.

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.    The staff also showed which team they supported by the tee shirts and jerseys they were wearing. From left, Recreational Director Kari Call, Physical Therapy Assistant Michael Fitzsimmons, Certified Nurse Assistant Trish Guy and Recreational Aides Sue Ernhout and Roselle Egan.
     


2.    Schervier Pavilion resident Tom Shormis tosses in the first ball to the “catcher,” Recreational Aide Sue Ernhout.


3.    One of the highlights of the party that brought more than a few laughs was a short skit performed Recreational Aide Roselle Egan (left) and Kari Call, director of recreation. The two reenacted the famous Abbott and Costello baseball routine, “Who’s on first.”


4.    Residents enjoyed a short skit performed Recreational Aide Roselle Egan and Kari Call, director of recreation. The two reenacted the famous Abbott and Costello baseball routine, “Who’s on first.” 


5.    After their skit, the residents watched a video of the real Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in the same performance, which Call and Egan admitted may have been a little funnier.


6    Residents enjoyed traditional baseball fare like hot dogs and chips. Recreational Aide Sue Ernhout serves resident Dorothy Schlosser.

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