White Plains, NY (April 1, 2011) – White Plains Hospital’s Auxiliary is hosting author Gail Sheehy at its Annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, April 13th at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison. The event is open to the public and will feature a talk by best-selling author and literary journalist Gail Sheehy, a contributor to New York Magazine & Vanity Fair and author of 15 books, including best-sellers Passages, Sex & the Seasoned Women and Hillary's Choice.
In her most recent book, Passages In Caregiving-Turning Chaos into Confidence, she takes on the most challenging and personal issues in caregiving and shows how to turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.
“We are thrilled to have noted author Gail Sheehy as the featured speaker at the luncheon this year,” said Co-President of the Auxiliary Annette Cappucci of Scarsdale. “Almost everyone, young and old, male or female, will be called upon to be a Caregiver sometime in their lives. Having an author like, Gail Sheehy speak so eloquently on the topic of caregiving will benefit the attendees and the community at large.”
“Sheehy’s most recent book Passages in Caregiving fits in with the Auxiliary’s strong interest in the new Caregiver Support Program at White Plains Hospital,” said Co-President of the Auxiliary Michele Schoenfeld of White Plains. “Through the generosity of two of our auxiliary members, Nancy Clarvit of Scarsdale and Susan Yubas of Harrison, copies of Sheehy’s book will be distributed to all attendees.
White Plains Hospital’s Caregivers Support Program is designed to provide support, resources, and services to the many caregivers of loved ones facing the challenges of acute or catastrophic illness at White Plains Hospital. The Caregivers Support Program is financed entirely through community donations and the help of the Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital. A portion of the luncheon’s proceeds will benefit the Program.
Call 914-681-1040 for more information and to make reservations for the luncheon.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopaedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, treating nearly 50,000 patients a year. White Plains Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc.