St. Joseph’s Place resident, Tess, and her family celebrate Grandparent’s Day and the “Old West!”
Family and friends gathered to celebrate Grandparent’s Day at Bon Secours Community Hospital, in Port Jervis, NY, this past Saturday, September 8th. Well-clad in their “western” attire, the residents of St. Joseph’s Place brought in the “Old West,” with hand made decorations, activity-filled and decorated gift bags, and themed photo backdrops, designed by the unit’s Director of Recreation, Amy Barra COTA. Residents also mixed up a “Western Kick” dry steak rub for guests to take home and created the table centerpieces in last week’s horticultural therapy session.
Celebrating the “Old West” at the Grandparent’s Day celebration on September 8, 2012.
There was no shortage of support from the unit’s Acting Administrator, Carol Tunney, her nursing staff and volunteers, during the development of this celebration, from helping the residents to make the dangling stars and banners, to planning their “cowboy” attire and ensuring that they had a great time at this festive event. A special thank you to Amy’s husband, Greg, for donating his time and talent in making themed signs and two fantastic covered wagons, which were raffled off at the event. Another big thank you goes to the Food and Nutrition staff who provided a wonderful meal and to the Foundation, who provided each family a lovely framed table photo.
“The Old West” Grandparent’s Day Celebration for the residents, families and friends of St. Joseph’s Place, September 8, 2012.
St. Joseph’s Place residents and volunteers, celebrate Grandparent’s Day.
St. Joseph’s Place residents celebrate the “Old West” at Grandparent’s Day.
Unit’s Acting Administrator, Carol Tunney, Director of Recreation, Amy Barra COTA and her husband, Greg, “mean business” at the St. Joseph’s Place, Grandparent’s Day celebration.