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A community service project orchestrated by the Rotary Club of Cranford resulted in the donation of over 100 movie DVDs to both young and old patients served by Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

Approximately 125 DVDs will augment the recreation program at Trinitas' Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health inpatient and outpatient program, and the hospital’s Residential Treatment Center. In addition, senior patients served by the Hospital Elder-Life Program (HELP) at Trinitas will benefit from the DVDs. The HELP program works to prevent the cognitive and memory decline often experienced by seniors during hospitalization.

"Each month, the Cranford Rotary Club runs a different community service project designed to help people close to home," explains Maureen Strazdon, President, Rotary Club of Cranford. "This project was easy – everyone has old DVDs that are gathering dust," notes Joseph Carney, Chair, Cranford Rotary Service Projects, who added, "We placed a collection box in the Cranford Community Center and then put out the word. Soon, the box was full."

Adds Strazdon, "Rotary's motto is Service Above Self, and our projects reflect that focus on service, particularly to our community. We felt that Trinitas exemplifies that same emphasis on service to our local area, to both young and old, and so they were a natural choice."


About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.

Posted: November 9, 2015

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