There was a light drizzle and it was a little on the cool side but that didn’t dampen the spirits of Schervier Pavilion and Mount Alverno Center residents who were gathered recently, under a huge tent to enjoy the annual Grandparents’ Day celebration.
The Country and Western themed picnic, showcasing the creative talents of staff employees, featured clever signs, wanted posters from the old west, a jail house, cowboy clothes, live country music, dancing and even a real horse.
Almost all of the guests, staff members and residents wore traditional western garb, but more important, it was an opportunity for generations of families to visit their loved ones and enjoy a traditional end-of-summer celebration.
The staff prepared lots of barbecue favorites and families and residents enjoyed a fun afternoon. There were games for the children along with popcorn and prizes, where were all free of charge. There was also music by The Manaklin Brothers.
The Mount Alverno & Schervier Pavilion Grandparents’ Day was celebrated on the grounds of Schervier Pavilion in Warwick on Sat., Sept. 8. Photo provided
Schervier Pavilion & Mount Alverno Center residents gathered under a huge tent as well as outdoors to enjoy the annual Grandparents’ Day on Sat., Sept. 8. Photo provided
Mount Alverno & Schervier Pavilion residents & their guests mosey on up to the chow line for some cowboy grub. Photo provided
Schervier Pavilion resident Danessa Karlewicz (seated) is surrounded by family members (from left): her granddaughter Loraine Timmerman, her daughter Terry, & close friend of the family, Mary Ellen Stepanski. Photo provided
Dr. Dennis Scharfenberger (left) & his wife, Anna (right), enjoyed a visit with his uncle, Frank, a resident at Schervier Pavilion on Sat., Sept. 8. Photo provided
Mount Alverno Center Activities Director Amy Steinberg (left) & Administrator Marjorie Grassfield pose with Mount Alverno residents (seated, from left): Joe Adanski & Charles O’Dell. Photo provided