We are tremendously excited to announce the return of
at The Palace Theatre in Eastwood

January 6, 2023  .  2384 James Street, Syracuse
Show starts at 8 pm/Doors open at 7:15 pm

Join central New York’s iconic comedy host Bruno Schirripa, along with his friend and co-producer Mike Verone as they bring you BRUNO PRESENTS the ORIGINAL WISE GUYS to benefit St. Camillus and affiliate Integrity Home Care Services!

Be part of this special comedy show, RECORDED LIVE for an upcoming INTERNATIONAL TV SERIES featuring Australian born comedian/actor/writer
JIM DAILAKIS and comedian/actor SHEILA KAY, seen on Law & Order SVU and Make Me Laugh – also a regular on Carnival Cruiselines and was a regular at the Original Wise Guys!

Bring your friends and family…and get ready to laugh for a good cause!

General Admission Tickets are on sale NOW! ($25 Online and $30 at the Door) and can be purchased at:

VIP/SPONSOR SEATING ($500 – 4 Tickets Preferred Seating/Signage at the Event)
MEET & GREET Pre-Party ($50 pp – Meet the Comedians/Enjoy Champagne and Appetizers)
Contact Debbie Christiansen at deborah.christiansen@st-camillus.org OR 315-703-0732. VIP Tickets and Meet & Greet Tickets can be purchased by check, or via Credit Card online at Online Giving | St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center (st-camillus.org)






















































St. Camillus would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU
to all of the companies and individuals who supported us
at our 2022 Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser!


Event Sponsors:

OneGroup and OneGroupRA

Luncheon Sponsor:

Erie Materials

Beverage Sponsor:

Nascentia Health

Corporate Sponsors:

David and Aileen Balitz, The John and Caroline Maestri Foundation, McClurg Remodeling and Construction, SOLVAY Bank

Cart Sponsors:

NBT Bank, ProCare LTC Pharmacy, SODEXO


Century 21 Tucci Realty


Maximum Liquor


ACMG Federal Credit Union

Bonadio & Co., LLP


Equitable Advisors

Reagan Companies

Thank you to all of our supporters who purchased a

Our list of friends is long, and we appreciate each and every one of you!

Blooming Nails
Boulangerie Café
Bonadio & Co., LLP
Brooklyn Pickle
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buranich Funeral Home
Patricia Campbell
Peter Cappuccilli
Nicole Christiansen
Coleman’s Irish Pub
Shirley Cruickshank
Dinosaur BBQ
Dunkin Donuts
Ethan Allen Medical
Finally Ours Diner
Nancy and Richard James
iHeart Radio
Jerome Fire Equipment
John’s Auto Care
K&A Radiology
Limp Lizard BBQ
Marcellus Liquor
Matthew’s Aveda Salon
Scott McClurg
Mitsuba Japanese Restaurant
Nightengale Mills Ace Hardware
Olive Garden
Perry’s Automotive
Reagan Companies
Red Lobster
Red Robin
Catherine Richardson
Sam Rao Florist
Skaneateles Scapes
Jamie and Lauren Sprague
Starbucks of Cicero
T & K Lumber
Tessy Plastics
Tony’s Family Restaurant
Toss & Fire
JoAnn Wallace

And a special THANK YOU to our volunteers and the wonderful staff at Camillus Golf Club that went above and beyond for St. Camillus!!

Join us for our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser!

Support our Healthcare Heroes and the residents & patients we serve. 

Are you ready to get out on the course, enjoy the fresh air and support a great cause?  We’re looking forward to seeing you at our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser and spending quality time with those who support our mission of Caring for Life!

We still have sponsorship levels available, and they include golf! If you’d like to be a sponsor, register a foursome, or purchase a sign simply click this link to fill out the registration form: St Camillus_Golf Registration Fillable Form_JUNE 7_2022 and email it to deborah.christiansen@st-camillus.org or mail it to St. Camillus, 813 Fay Road, c/o Marketing, Syracuse, NY 13219.

Registration forms are due by May 17, 2022.

Payment can be received in the form of a check or online at Online Giving | St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center (st-camillus.org). Just choose GOLF TOURNAMENT under the drop-down Designation. Questions? Feel free to call Debbie Christiansen at 315-703-0732 or send an email to deborah.christiansen@st-camillus.org.

We look forward to seeing you on June 7th!

A huge THANK YOU to all who supported us at the

Syracuse Auto Dealers Association Charity Preview
February 9, 2022 at the Oncenter!

We are so grateful to all of you!
Thank you to those who purchased tickets and sent in donations on behalf of The Centers at St. Camillus, helping us to not only reach our goal, but exceed it!
We especially would like to recognize our sponsors for the night, for their generous support…

Silver Sponsors:
David and Aileen Balitz
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Bousquet Holstein PLLC
NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV
One Group
OneGroup RA

Bronze Sponsors:
Buffalo Pharmacies
John and Carolyn Maestri Charitable Trust
Solvay Bank
Mary Grace VanNortwick



As we celebrate National Nurses Day
a heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to our entire


for their hard work and daily commitment to provide compassion
and care to our patients and residents, today and every day!



St. Camillus is offering an exciting new opportunity!

CNA Training and Education will be offered to select candidates.

Class size is limited so ACT NOW!

Just click the link to apply: https://7cb.d9a.myftpupload.com/careers/cna-training/


The New York State Fair Comes to St. Camillus!

Yesterday marked the start of the New York State Fair – not just at the Fairgrounds, but at The Centers at St. Camillus, too!

The Dining Services staff decorated the dining room with balloons and streamers and dressed for the occasion in country attire. Residents enjoyed a Syracuse favorite, Dinosaur BBQ, with baked beans and corn on the cob. After lunch, the Ice Cream Booth was a big hit with residents, who then went on to play the ever popular Duck Pond Game where everybody wins a prize!


New Flag & Pole Dedicated at St. Camillus Today Courtesy of Camillus VFW Post 8664

Thank you to our generous friends and neighbors at the Camillus VFW Post 8664, who visited St. Camillus on Wednesday, August 15 and invited our resident Veterans and staff to join in a special new American Flag and new Flag Pole dedication ceremony.

The Camillus VFW purchased and donated the new flag pole to St. Camillus and dedicated it in loving memory of Ruth Houser. Dick Houser, her husband, is a member of the Camillus VFW and was on hand to place the memorial sign at the base of the new flag pole.

The Camillus VFW also donated a new flag that flew over our nation’s Capitol on July 5, 2018, that was obtained by them with the help of Congressman John Katko.

The dedication ceremony concluded with VFW members visiting with staff and residents, and everyone thanking all Veterans in attendance for their service!

Solvay Elementary Kindergarten Classes Visit St. Camillus!

Residents, patients and staff members at The Centers at St. Camillus were all smiles on Tuesday, June 19 as two classes of kindergarten students from Solvay Elementary School visited to “entertain the troops!” They sang several patriotic songs throughout the facility and even performed one number with sign language. Each child wore a shirt displaying their own artwork, a hand-painted version of the American Flag. One St. Camillus resident, a Veteran, said, “I just love this! These kids right here, this is who we fought for.”

Special thanks to the students and their teachers Mrs. Lori Reale and Tammy Hastings, and all the faculty, parents and families at Solvay Elementary School for honoring St. Camillus residents with their visit and through their music.


A Very Special Dedication

Clergy Chair Dedication 1It has been said that “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.” We would like to extend our gratitude to those who recently made a difference by donating new chairs to be used by the clergy at The Centers at St. Camillus.

Three chairs were given: One by Davis Mechanical Service, Inc., one in memory of Tom Dugan from his friends and family, and one by the McClurg family. The chairs will be used by the members of the clergy who come for weekly mass, and special masses throughout the year.

The chairs were recently dedicated, and we were delighted to have some of the generous donors present for the dedication. Pictured with the beautiful new chairs are (L to R): Michael Connor, Relationship Development Coordinator, Dc. Tony Paratore, Mary Ellen Steele (daughter of Tom Dugan), Dosie Dugan (Tom’s wife), Fr. Louis Aiello, Candace Lawrence, Pastoral Care Coordinator, and Scott McClurg.

We are truly grateful for these gifts. For more information about donating to The Centers at St. Camillus, please contact Michael Connor at 315-703-0822 or by e-mail: michael.connor@st-camillus.org.

St. Camillus President and CEO Aileen Balitz to Receive Lawrence E. Larson Award

Aileen Close Up from elbowsWe are very pleased to announce that Aileen Balitz, President and CEO of The Centers at St. Camillus, has been named this year’s recipient of LeadingAge New York’s highest honor, the Lawrence E. Larson Memorial Award of Honor.

LeadingAge New York represents not-for-profit, mission driven and public continuing care providers. The organization’s highest award honors the late Larry Larson, the association’s first chairman, and pays tribute to his distinguished service, dedication and foresight in aging.

The award is given to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the field and is a recognized leader at the state and national level with a reputation for humanitarian achievement and professional vision.

Congratulations, Aileen!

St. Camillus Residents to Attend In the Mood

INTHEMOOD_SHOWMAINPICResidents of The Centers at St. Camillus will be attending the upcoming production of the 1940s musical revue, In The Mood with two performances at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater in downtown Syracuse.

In The Mood celebrates America’s Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. In The Mood takes a look at America’s Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music!

It recreates defining moments from the 1930s and 1940s, from the happy-go-lucky era before WWII, to the start of the war when thousands of our youth were going abroad to defend our freedoms, and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited.

For more information, visit www.inthemoodlive.com and the show’s affiliate organization, Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!, at www.spiritof45.org.

Talk About Taking It Off and Keeping It Off!

023This past September, St. Camillus employees entered our first-ever “Weight Loss Challenge” with the goal of losing weight in a healthy way. Every week for nine weeks, employees weighed in and received $1 for every pound they lost. As further incentive, participants were able to weigh-in at the end of the year. Three of our employees – Joanne Parkhurst, Mary Cassidy, and Caroline Owusu-Bannie – not only kept off the weight, they lost more!  To reward them for their efforts, they each received a $50 gift card.

Pictured celebrating the ladies’ achievement are Aileen Balitz, President and CEO of The Centers at St. Camillus and Lisa Bittel, Occupational Health Nurse.

Congratulations Joanne, Mary, and Caroline!

They’ve Got Rhythm!

Senior Tap Dancers 3

Big thanks to Our Town Tappers, who stepped by for a visit recently.

This lovely group of dancers from the Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation tapped their way into the hearts of our residents on Monday.

Under the direction of Joyce McLaughlin, these talented ladies perform at various venues throughout the community. Some of the dancers have been in this group for many years, and it certainly shows in their smooth moves!

Thank you, ladies for getting our toes tapping!

Music to Our Ears!

Solstice Check DonationMusicians Bob Halligan, Jr. and Joe Whiting made a visit to St. Camillus today to present us with a donation of $1,000. St. Camillus was the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from Solstice at the Cathedral, a live music event that was held in December.

Pictured with Bob and Joe are Mike Zingaro, Vice President of Finance, Aileen Balitz, President and CEO of St. Camillus, Christine Kearney, Vice President of Rehabilitative Services and Organizational Development, and Mike Schafer, Vice President of the Nursing Facility. Thank you to the organizers of Solstice at the -Cathedral and all who attended for your generosity!

You Gotta Have Art!

Color Me Decals

If you’ve seen the Annual Giving Garden, which graces the main hallway here at St. Camillus, then you are familiar with My Wonderful Walls’ creations.

My Wonderful Walls is the company that produces and personalizes the trees, flowers, butterflies, birds, and other elements that make the Giving Gardens so beautiful.

Recently, our friends at My Wonderful Walls were looking for volunteers to try their new Color Me Decals. They asked if some of our residents might want to lend their artistic talents to help color their new designs. Mary Ellen Steele, Director of Recreation Services, had just the right artists in mind!

Pictured adding their creative flair are Rosemary Klug, Henrietta Jaskula, Mary Ellen Steele (Director of Recreation Services), and Angela Scaffido.