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Bon Secours to host Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair


PORT JERVIS, NY — May is Mental Health Month, and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general wellbeing, Bon Secours Community Hospital will host an all-day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair. The festive event will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the hospital’s parking lot outside 160 East Main St. and will feature free refreshments, musical entertainment, valuable demonstrations, dietary and therapy information and handouts.

The fair will focus on self-help and self-care supported by games and crafts that incorporate entire families and help reduce stress.

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, has been treating mental illness for 20 years and providing rehabilitation, including “New Directions,” a detoxification program, for over 25 years.

“We provide behavioral health services not just for Port Jervis,” said Barbara Colon, nurse manager for Behavioral Health, “but for the tri-state area including all of Orange County, the surrounding counties and adjacent states. And there is an outcry from these communities to find resources and obtain information.”

During the Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair, Barbara Colon and social worker administrator Tera Colavito will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.

For additional information call 845/858-7120 or visit www.bonsecourscommunityhosp.org.