The theme of this year’s National Nursing Home Week, which ran from Sun., May 14 to Sat., May 20, was “The Spirit of America.” According to the American Healthcare Association, this theme underscores the bond between staff, volunteers and the residents of nursing homes that captures the American spirit.
At Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System, the week began on Sun., May 14 with entertainment by popular song and dance man Kevin Curry in a dining room adorned with a large American Flag. Later that afternoon, residents were invited to a Mother’s Day Tea.
On Mon., May 15, Schervier Pavilion staff and residents assembled for an opening ceremony hosted by Administrator Lisa Brocky, who conducted a special employee and resident recognition program. Following an invocation by Father Charles Chuknceami, the director of Pastoral Care, she introduced Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, who issued a proclamation naming National Nursing Home Week in the Village of Warwick.
The Schervier Pavilion Administrator then gave out special recognition awards to various departments and to long-term employees for their high standard of dedication, compassion and generosity towards co-workers, residents and their families.