CoveCare Center 2022 Team Spelling Bee Winners!

1st Place Champions  - Nuvance Health (Putnam Hospital) “Team Nu-Bees”

Close 2nd Place was The Patterson Rotary's "Team F-ing Bees"


Most Enthusiastic - CoveCare Mental Health Clinic Team "The Honey Makers"

Putnam area businesses, organizations and residents came together on Wednesday, May 18th to support CoveCare Center at their Annual Adult Team Spelling Bee, which was held after a two-year hiatus at Centennial Golf Club.

CoveCare Center CEO Eric Toth kicked off the competition by reading the first word.  Veteran emcee Bill Hammond of Edward Jones, and CoveCare Center VP of Programs Krista Zanfardino then took over to lead the teams through many rounds of spelling challenges before moving to a single elimination championship round.

Heading into the championship challenge midway through 8 rounds of spelling, Nuvance Health “Team Nu-Bees” won the 1st Place Trophy by correctly spelling the word “tintinnabulation,” meaning, “the ringing or sound of bells.” Coming in at a close second place was The Patterson Rotary's "Team F-ing Bees". CoveCare Center's Mental Health Clinic Team "The Honey Makers" was awarded the coveted Most Enthusiastic Team Trophy.

Other teams who donned colorful team tee-shirts and accessories in the spirit of the event included Friends of the Mahopac Library, Kathleen M. Valletta, Hudson Valley Credit Union, PCSB Bank, Carmel/Brewster Flower Club, Search for Change, and Brewster Rotary.

Volunteers from throughout the community along with CoveCare Center staff partnered to make this evening of friendly competition and laughter a success.

CoveCare Center would like to thank all who made this year’s Bee such a great event!


Children’s Coordinated Services Initiative (CCSI) Brings Holiday Cheer to Children in Putnam County

Children’s Coordinated Services Initiative (CCSI) Brings Holiday Cheer to Children in Putnam County

Putnam Family & Community Services, Green Chimneys, and the
Putnam County Youth Bureau come together to support and celebrate our youth

Putnam County, NY – A joint community partnership brought Putnam County youth and their families together for a night filled with food, fun and festivities. As members of the Children’s Coordinated Services Initiative (CCSI), Putnam Family & Community Services (PFCS), Green Chimneys Community-Based Services, and the Putnam County Youth Bureau teamed once again on December 6th to host their annual children’s holiday party. More than 80 people–children, parents, and caretakers–gathered at the Mahopac Fire Department to celebrate the holiday season. Read More


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