RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County
40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922

FOR RELEASE: July 1, 2011
CONTACT: Margaret “Peggy” Salisbury (908) 771-5730
Norma T. Sheld (908) 771-5815

Monte Carlo Casino Day, a hit at Runnells Specialized Hospital


The atmosphere may have been more casual than at the “real” Monte Carlo casinos, but the fun and excitement was just as great at the RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County’s Monte Carlo Casino Day. The players were bankrolled with $1,000 in play money to gamble at games from Slingo Bingo, Blackjack, the Fortune Wheel; Horse Racing, High Low and 7-11, the dice game.

“RUNNELLS’ Activities Therapy Department’s annual Monte Carlo Casino Day games gave hours of fun and social interaction to the residents and patients again this year,” said Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh. “My thanks to the Activities Therapy staff and all those who volunteered to help at this popular event.”

If you’d like to become a volunteer, call the Office of Volunteer Services at 908-771-5847.  Also, 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, 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 and, if needed, the best quality, end-of-life care. Respite stays are available.

In Photo: There was fun with a capital “F” at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital’s Monte Carlo Casino Day activities, including the popular Horse Racing game.