|Calvary Support Group Members Attend Yankees Game|
CALVARY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS
ATTEND YANKEES BASEBALL GAME
BRONX, NEW YORK, July 2011 – Thanks to the generosity of the New York Yankees, 35 participants of Calvary Hospital’s year-round children’s and teen bereavement support groups attended a Yankees game on Sunday, July 10. The group included 15 Calvary employees, all of whom volunteered to be chaperones for the trip.
In the New York metropolitan area, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families. Calvary’s year-round bereavement programs for school-age children, “Precious Moments,” and groups for teens, have helped hundreds of children to date. Camp Compass, Calvary’s innovative summer camp for children ages 6 through 17, will host its 14th annual session this year. The Hospital also offers nearly a dozen adult bereavement support groups in the Bronx and Brooklyn that meet regularly.
Calvary bereavement support groups are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death is attributable to illness, accident, or other causes. There is no charge for the Hospital’s bereavement support services. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org and choose “Bereavement Support.”
Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.
Calvary Hospital escorts participants of their children’s and teen bereavement support groups, to
the Yankees game that took place on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The children, who range in age from 6-17, receive bereavement support year-round from Calvary.