Troop 409 Brownies visit Mount Alverno Center for tea party

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    WARWICK-Thanks to an idea suggested by the staff at Mount Alverno Center, the adult home and assisted living program on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Healthcare System, afternoon tea has become a popular and regular event. "Many of our residents never miss it," said Administrator Kathie Deak. "It's part of what we do every day to make sure they enjoy an excellent quality of life." On Wednesday, June 23, members of Warwick's Brownie Troop 409 visited Mount Alverno to help make that daily event even more enjoyable for the residents. Accompanied by Troop Leaders Rene Smith-Conway and Rochelle Gibbons, the young ladies not only brought a variety of delicious cookies but they also helped set the tables, serve tea and entertain the residents with songs. The girls in the Brownie Troop had recently earned a Girl Scout patch for the cookie donations and they voted to distribute them to Mount Alverno residents as a community service. "They selected this all by themselves," said Troop Leader Rochelle Gibbons." Taking that extra step to make sure each resident at Mount Alverno Center is comfortable and at home in his or her surroundings exemplifies the spirit and philosophy of long term care at the Bon Secours Warwick, NY Campus. The afternoon tea at Mount Alverno is just one of many activities available each day. Visits by local organizations such as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts that support St. Anthony Community Hospital, Schervier Pavilion skilled nursing home and Mount Alverno Center are a common occurrence. "The cooperation we receive from the Warwick community is outstanding and a constant source of joy for all our residents," said Deak. "We are grateful that these wonderful girls decided to join us for our afternoon tea." Mount Alverno Center is a New York State approved Adult Home with an Assisted Living Program. Its goal is for each resident to maintain a maximum level of independence. Individualized care plans are designed to help residents reach their utmost daily potential. Services are based on a team approach and are provided by highly competent professionals dedicated to the comfort and safety of its residents.