FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2009

CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815

 

Annual Monte Carlo Casino Day at Runnells Specialized Hospital

Helen Paul, formerly of Roselle (center), a resident of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County was the third place winner at the facility’s Casino Day with play money winnings of $11,400. Helen shows off her basket of goodies to Keri Burns-Woessner, Recreation Therapist of Chatham (left) and Ana Gonzalez, Recreation Therapy Aide of Elizabeth (right).
Helen Paul, formerly of Roselle (center), a resident of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County was the third place winner at the facility’s Casino Day with play money winnings of $11,400. Helen shows off her basket of goodies to Keri Burns-Woessner, Recreation Therapist of Chatham (left) and Ana Gonzalez, Recreation Therapy Aide of Elizabeth (right).

The players approached their first game with excitement, eagerness and bankrolls of $1,000 in play money at the RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County’s Monte Carlo Casino Day. There was gambling at tables with Texas Hold ‘Em poker; High Low; the Fortune Wheel; Blackjack, Roulette and the Horse Race.

“RUNNELLS’ Activities Therapy Department’s staff does a wonderful job in having a seemingly endless list of fun activities happening whenever you stop by,” said Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, RUNNELLS liaison. “Their annual Monte Carlo Casino Day games gave hours of fun and social interaction to the residents.”

If you’d like to volunteer call the Office of Volunteer Services at 908-771-5847.  Anyone who would like to donate new or gently used prizes for bingo or other activities may call the Activities Therapy Department at 908-771-5848.  RUNNELLS is located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights.