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SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENTS CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE 2017 BASEBALL SEASON

WARWICK (April 7) – It was “Play ball!” on April 5 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 2017 baseball season.
    
Some of the residents said they were Yankee fans and others favored the Mets or even some out of town team. The staff showed which team they supported by the tee shirts and jerseys they were wearing.

Although the Major League baseball season began a few days before, it was still a traditional “Opening Day,” party for the residents at Schervier Pavilion. And during that afternoon they had an opportunity to begin the celebration by singing, “The National Anthem,” symbolically tossing out the first ball, talking about baseball history and enjoying hot dogs and ice cream.  

The residents also participated in a Wii baseball game activated by a remote control device. That was followed by one of the highlights of the party, which brought more than a few laughs. It was a short skit performed by Recreation Aides Roselle Egan and Dori Kaarlsen. 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.

The residents were later treated to a video of the same routine played by the real Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and another video of famous baseball players and games.

Egan and Kaarlsen admitted that the two Hollywood comedians, world famous in their day, might have been a little funnier.

Opportunities to participate in traditions like the “Beginning of Baseball Season” 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 Kari 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.”

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. At Schervier Pavilion, our goal is to help each resident maintain the highest level of daily independence possible. Residents participate in a broad range of therapeutic and social activities designed to enhance their physical and mental capabilities. A team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals provides all services. Located on a 27-acre campus that includes Day-At-A-Time Adult Day Health Program, Mount Alverno Center, an adult home and assisted living residence and St. Anthony Community Hospital, Schervier Pavilion residents have access to a complete continuum of care.

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 home where they can resume a more independent life.  


About St. Anthony Community Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network

For over 75 years, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York, has been serving the residents of Orange County, New York and New Jersey’s Sussex and Passaic Counties with outstanding and compassionate care.  The 60-bed hospital has been a primary resource for emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services.  Also on campus is the Mount Alverno Center, a state-approved adult home with an assisted living program serving 85 residents, and Schervier Pavilion a 120-bed, skilled nursing facility dedicated to the highest standard of healthcare excellence. For more information about St. Anthony Community Hospital, Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion, visit bschs.bonsecours.com or follow the facilities at Facebook.com/bschs or Twitter.com/bschs.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,500-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, NY, spanning seven hospitals and several campuses and locations in the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 10,000 people, with nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals and numerous health- related centers, programs and services, today WMCHealth is the leading and
pre-eminent provider of integrated health in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit www.WMCHealth.org

Photos:


1.    Willard Sartell tossed out the first ball to Director of Recreation Kari Call.


2.    One of the highlights of the party, which brought more than a few laughs, was a short skit performed by Recreation Aides Roselle Egan (left) and Dori Kaarlsen. The two reenacted the famous Abbott and Costello baseball routine, “Who’s on first.”


3.    From left, resident Kay Pluta and her friend for 45 years Ann Briscese demonstrate their enthusiasm for the beginning of the baseball season.


4.    The residents were later treated to a video of the same routine played by the real Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.


5.    Recreation Aide Roselle Eagan serves hot dogs and other refreshments to Caryl McCoy Belmonte.


6.   The residents were also treated to a video of famous baseball players and games.

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