FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2010

 

 

The Hall Was Packed: RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Foundation Casino Night

Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan (left) and Freeholder Vice Chair Woman Deborah Scanlon (right) congratulated an overwhelmed Mary Lynn Williams for winning a Sharp Aquos 46” television.
Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan (left) and Freeholder Vice Chair Woman Deborah Scanlon (right) congratulated an overwhelmed Mary Lynn Williams for winning
a Sharp Aquos 46” television.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan (left) and Freeholder Vice Chair Woman Deborah Scanlon (right) congratulated Gail Lynn of Clark (center) for winning the 50-50 with a total of $550.
Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan (left)
and Freeholder Vice Chair Woman Deborah Scanlon (right) congratulated Gail Lynn of Clark (center) for winning the 50-50
with a total of $550.

 

The excited players seeking the favor of lady luck crowded around the gaming tables that included blackjack, craps and roulette tables at the RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Fourth Annual Casino Night.

The tricky tray event that followed the gambling saw lucky men and women win prizes that included the highly sought after Sharp 46” TV won by Mary Lynn Williams  as well as a trip for two to Las Vegas; Notre Dame vs. Navy football game tickets and gift certificates for area eateries including Chimney Rock and Umberto’s Clam Bar. Gail Lynn of Clark happily claimed her 50-50 winnings, which was a total of $550.

“My thanks to everyone for supporting the FOUNDATION and for all of their work on behalf of the facility’s residents and patients,” stated Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan. “Whether they helped by donating one of the many great prizes; becoming an event sponsor, or bought tickets and came to play, they helped to make the evening a great success.”

The Foundation’s goal is to raise funds to purchase items that will help to create the best quality of life possible for RUNNELLS patients and residents.

The FOUNDATION’S fundraising efforts have enabled them to do a number of things from purchasing computers and wide screen TV’s for residents to redecorating the facility’s main lobby with homey furniture and accessories including a baby grand piano and getting attractive tables and chairs for the courtyard, great for events or visiting.

RUNNELLS, located at 40 Watchung Way is Central New Jersey’s premier provider of quality, compassionate Nursing Care for long-term residents and individuals with short term Sub-Acute Rehabilitation needs. The facility also offers care for those with Alzheimers type dementia; Palliative Care for the relief of symptoms while an illness or condition is being treated or for the best quality, end-of-life care. Respite stays are available.

RUNNELLS Nursing Care unit has professional nurses 24- hours-a-day. The medical team includes a geriatric nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist and professional social workers who attend daily to residents’ needs.

Behavioral Health units offer a rehabilitative environment and an integrated therapeutic approach including group and family therapy.

The hospital has features that are extraordinary for this type of facility that include on-site dental and personal care centers. The building has landscaped courtyards for patient use that are handicapped accessible and offer privacy for family visits.

Situated on a 45-acre mountain top tract of land in Berkeley Heights that offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Watchung Mountains, RUNNELLS is easily accessible from Routes 22, 24, and 78.

The Foundation’s next event will be the annual “Party in the Park” which will be held in one of Union County’s bucolic park settings mid-summer. Participants sit in the party tent listening to the concert’s music, part of the Union County Summer Arts Festival while enjoying a delicious buffet. Anyone desiring to know more about the Foundation should call 908-771-5803.