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Warwick schoolchildren donate handmade

‘Make This House A Home’ initiative designed to enhance quality of life


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Warwick schoolchildren donate handmade
blankets to Schervier Pavilion residents
 
‘Make This House A Home’ initiative
designed to enhance quality of life
 
WARWICK (March 3) – It was an opportunity for children to show their sense of caring and, for residents at Schervier Pavilion, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, to enjoy the display of love and warmth. In more ways than one.

On Thursday, Feb. 23, a group of students from the Enrichment Program at Sanfordville Elementary School in Warwick, accompanied by their parents, arrived at Schervier Pavilion with bundles of fleece lap blankets they had crafted after school. The visit was a welcome experience for residents and staff of Schervier Pavilion. The intergenerational event was part of the Make This House A Home initiative, an ad hoc committee of the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation dedicated to developing and building relationships within the community that enhance quality of life for people whose home is Schervier Pavilion or Mount Alverno Center. Julie Cauda and Deirdre Hamling co-chair Make This House A Home.

The Foundation oversees and helps generate philanthropic support for the Warwick Health Care Campus, which includes Schervier Pavilion, Mount Alverno Center and St. Anthony Community Hospital.


 
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.
 


Students from Sanfordville Elementary School in Warwick, at Schervier Pavilion Feb. 23 with bundles of fleece lap blankets they made for residents. In back, from left, Foundation board members and Make This House A Home co-chairs Julie Cauda and Deirdre Hamling, and Michelle Ewanciw, special events coordinator for the Bon Secours Charity Health System Foundations. Seated, from left, are Emily Cauda, 7; Olivia Gratzel, 7; Ava Cauda, 4; Molly Hamling, 10; and Mackenzie Cauda, 11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Molly Hamling, 10, accompanied by her friend Mackenzie Cauda, 11, presents a lap blanket to a very special person, her grandfather Bill Calvin.


Marie Mallon gives Emily Cauda, 7, a “thank you” hug for her new lap blanket.


From left, Ava Cauda, 4, Molly Hamling, 10, Mackenzie Cauda, 11, and her sister Emily, 7, share a happy moment with Mary Herbert and Rose Maiorano.

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