CoveCare Center Celebrates 20 Years at Annual IMAGINE Benefit Dinner Dance

Photo Credit: Wayne Pearson

Supporters of CoveCare Center, formerly known as Putnam Family & Community Services, celebrated CoveCare Center’s 20th year of providing essential mental health and substance use prevention and treatment to the community.

Held at the Salem Golf Club on October 13, the event included dinner, dancing to the music of Tony T Entertainment featuring The City Express Band, and a lively silent auction. Proceeds from the event allow CoveCare Center to continue to offer accessible and affordable care to all in need in the lower Hudson Valley.

The esteemed Annual Sid Gibson IMAGINE Award was presented to CareMount Medical in honor of the recent innovative partnership between the two agencies to provide integrated health care. “CoveCare Center and CareMount Medical understand that mental health and physical health can be closely connected. We are excited to work together toward a shared goal of addressing the whole person, while improving quality of care and reducing costs," stated Diane Russo, Chief Executive Officer of CoveCare Center. The award was accepted by Scott D. Hayworth, M.D., President and CEO of CareMount Medical.

The event also featured a special guest speaker who shared his experiences and graciously thanked CoveCare Center for its role in his recovery. As Stacey Gibson, Fundraising Chair and Board Member for CoveCare Center commented, “Your story shows all of us the impact of hard work, determination, and the support of others. You’ve inspired me and I know you’ve inspired all of us here today.”

Attendance at the event was highlighted by local and state notables, including: NYS Assemblywoman Sandra Galef; Nancy Montgomery, Council Member on the Philipstown Town Board; the Honorable Judge James F. Reitz; and Putnam County Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, Mental Health, and Youth Bureau, Joseph DeMarzo.

The event was generously sponsored by Stacey Gibson; a Garrison Family; PCSBbank; CareMount Medical; Putnam Hospital Center/HealthQuest; AkzoNobel; Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; M&T Bank; Rose & Kiernan, Inc.; Kristin M. Burke, Esq.; South Putnam Animal Hospital; the Law Offices of Kathleen M. Valletta and Stamatia Dewbury; O’Connell & Aronowitz; NYSEG; and BMW of the Hudson Valley.

CoveCare Center thanks Halston Media as its media sponsor for the event.

For more information about CoveCare Center, please visit www.CoveCareCenter.org or call 845.225.2700.