Cinco de Mayo is traditionally observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. This year at St. Joseph’s in Saranac Lake, the date also provided the theme for the beginning of the Sanctuary certification process for our Inpatient services.
“The Sanctuary surveyors arrive at Inpatient on May 15,” explains UR/Funding Manager, and Sanctuary Core Team member, Mya Ramirez, who partnered with Senior Counselor, Casey Visicaro to plan a kick-off event to further generate excitement for this important evolution for our community. “Cinco de Mayo and the day the surveyors arrive are close and provided a fun focus to begin the process,” Mya says.
Importantly, both staff and residents took part in the festivities, which included Sanctuary Jeopardy, and creating hope stones (glass stones decorated with Sanctuary messages), all followed by a South of the Border-themed lunch.
As Casey shares, “The Sanctuary …