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Schervier Pavilion resident Camille De Nonno celebrates 100th birthday

 

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Schervier Pavilion resident Camille De Nonno
celebrates 100th birthday

Warwick (Dec. 30) – In 1911 when Camille De Nonno came into this world, the President of the United States was William Howard Taft. Fuel for the Ford Model T was sold only in drug stores and aviation enthusiasts had just celebrated the first transcontinental flight from New York to California.

On Dec. 13, De Nonno, a resident of Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility at the Bon Secours Warwick Health Care Campus, celebrated her 100th birthday. Before entering Schervier, she had been a resident of nearby Mount Alverno Center Adult Home and Assisted Living Program.

“We’ve planned a nice birthday party for Camille in our recreation room,” said Schervier’s Kari Call. “It’s a pleasure to have her with us and everyone is invited to wish her well and  enjoy cake and refreshments.” Call, a certified therapy recreation specialist, is director of recreation for Schervier Pavilion and Mount Alverno Center.

De Nonno was born and raised in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. She and her husband, Louis De Nonno, who died in 1966, had two sons and one daughter. Her long life enabled her to see the birth of eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

De Nonno lived most of her life in the Bronx and later in Tappan. Until her retirement, she worked in shipping and sales and also as a cashier. When asked how she managed to live so many years, the guest of honor, who is remarkably alert for her age, replied, “I always had a glass of wine with my meal and, of course, I have a wonderful and loving family – everyone is a joy.” Her birthday wish was that they all remain happy and healthy.

De Nonno said she enjoys living at Schervier Pavilion where she has many friends, participates in activities and likes watching movies and television. She is also well known for her generosity in sharing any gifts she receives from her family, such as cookies, with members of the staff.

“I love every one of them,” said De Nonno. “They take very good care of me and this is one way I can show how much I appreciate all that they do.”

Schervier Pavilion 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. The facility
was recently awarded a 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The 5-star overall quality rating is the highest that can be awarded to a nursing home; only 10 percent of all nursing homes qualify.

In addition to quality long term care services, Schervier Pavilion also offers a wide range of short-term (sub acute) care needs. Its subacute services include IV therapy, rehabilitation therapy and wound care. These services afford residents the ability to recuperate for a short time in the subacute 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.

Mount Alverno Center is a New York State approved adult home with an assisted living program on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System. Its goal is for each resident to maintain a maximum level of independence. Individualized care plans are designed to help residents reach their daily potential. Services are based on a team approach and are provided by highly competent professionals dedicated to the comfort and safety of the residents.

Additional information about Mount Alverno Center, Schervier Pavilion, Day-At-A-Time and St. Anthony Community Hospital is available at bschs.bonsecours.com

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open-heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Md., a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in seven states. For more information visit bschs.bonsecours.com




((PHOTOS))

1.    On Dec. 13, Camille De Nonno, a resident of Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility at the Bon Secours Warwick Health Care Campus, celebrated her 100th birthday.

2.    On Dec. 13, Camille De Nonno, pictured with her daughter Diane Meyer, celebrated her 100th birthday at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility at the Bon Secours Warwick Health Care Campus.

3.    Camille De Nonno cuts the cake for her 100th birthday party celebration Dec. 13 at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility at the Bon Secours Warwick Health Care Campus.


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