SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENTS CELEBRATE THE 2014 WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
WARWICK, NY (June 27) – On Tuesday, June 24, residents at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick, NY Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System assembled in the dining room to celebrate the 128th edition of the championship tennis matches at Wimbledon, scheduled from June 23 to July 6.
Through the miracle of modern technology the residents were able to watch the matches live on their wide screen TV as they were broadcast directly from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
In addition to watching the matches, residents were invited to shout out answers to trivia questions about the game. They also had an opportunity to grip a tennis racket and return a beach ball served by Recreation Aide Kathy Christopher. And it appeared that many of the residents were familiar with the game and how to return those serves.
“Celebrating popular events has an important value in long term care at Schervier Pavilion, “ said Kari Call, 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.”
As Director of Recreation, Call’s job is to provide recreation resources and opportunities for both the long and short-term residents of the skilled nursing home in order to maintain and improve their health and well being.
All programs at Schervier Pavilion are designed to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of the residents with activities that are not only enjoyable but are also intended to achieve this goal.
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
1. Through the miracle of modern technology the residents were able to watch the matches live on their wide screen TV as they were broadcast directly from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
2. Sarah Degiorgio returns a serve.
3. Veronica Tumalty volleys with Recreation Aide Kathy Christopher as Isabel Monzon and Ida Sabini look on.
4. Rosemary Cervone returns a serve.
5. Eleanor Sloan returns a serve as Kathleen DeBold looks on.
6. Kathleen DeBold slams the ball.