St. Augustine Health Campus Executive Director Patrick Gareau,
wife Maureen and son Kevin wore shades of green for the “Top
o’ the Towers” party. BOTTOM: Charles and Carol Rini, event
chairwoman, and Maddy and Dan Coughlin, auctioneer, were among
the guests at “Top o’ the Towers.”
o’ the Towers’ benefits St. Augustine
By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin
Published March 31, 2010
The St. Augustine
Health Campus “Top o’ the Towers” benefit, held annually around
St. Patrick’s Day, drew 500 mostly green-clad revelers to La Centre
on March 5.
event was a salute to the Coterie of St. Augustine Manor, the women’s
auxiliary that has served St. Augustine residents for more than
38 years. In late 1971, at the suggestion of Bishop Clarence Issenman,
Fred Krizman, then director of St. Augustine, asked Mrs. Daniel
Roberto to organize a volunteer group. Many have joined the Coterie
over the years, working in the gift shop, craft shop and patient
services and organizing special events for residents.
raised at this year’s “Top o’ the Towers” will help to provide extras
like art therapy and rehabilitation therapy for residents, according
to St. Augustine Executive Director Patrick Gareau.
costs and continued cuts for Medicaid reimbursement to skilled nursing
facilities, we must continue to speak for those whose voices might
not be heard — the chronically ill and aging,” Gareau said.
“Top o’ the
Towers” featured both silent and live auctions, a dinner buffet
and Irish music by Michael Crawley and Marys Lane.
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