Community Health and Wellness
Our St. Luke Family of Caring is committed to helping those in our area stay healthy and informed. To accomplish this, we routinely provide free health screenings in various location throughout Oswego County. We also host or sponsor educational programs that help make our community a healthier place for everyone, no matter your age.
Free Bone Density/Wellness Screenings 2018:
Our team of nurses regularly provides bone density screenings that can help identify people who may be at risk for bone loss (osteoporosis) and who are most likely to benefit from further bone density testing. Our nurses can discuss your screening results and provide education about the factors that contribute to maintaining healthy bones. The following bone density screenings are free of charge and open to the public - no appointment is necessary.
- Monday, June 25 - First United Methodist Church, 4372 Church St., Mexico 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 7 - State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, October 11- Oswego County Senior Health and Wellness Fair, Sponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie, Oswego County Highway Facility, Scriba 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Bishop’s Commons in Oswego hosts a monthly “Learn and Lunch” event on the fourth Thursday of every month. “Learn and Lunch” starts at Noon and features a half hour educational program followed by lunch that includes soup, salad and dessert served in the Grand Dining Room. The “Learn and Lunch” is free of charge and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP prior to each event by calling 315-349-0799.
- Thursday, June 28 - Topic - Oswego Concierge
- Thursday, July 26 - Topic - Oswego County Hospice
- Thursday, August 23 - Topic - SUNY Oswego Continuing Education Programs
- Thursday, September 27 - Oswego County Sherriff's Department
- Thursday, October 25 - Oswego County Veteran's Affairs
For more information about our “Learn and Lunch” please call Bishop’s Commons at 315-349-0799. Bishop’s Commons is located at 4 Burkle Street.
"Stepping On" Workshop - Improve Balance and Reduce Falls
The next “Stepping On” workshop is scheduled to begin September 24 at Bishop's Commons. "Stepping On" is designed to help participants improve their balance and avoid falls is now accepting registrations. "Stepping On” is an evidence-based program proven to reduce falls in older adults.The program is designed specifically for anyone who is 60 years or older, has had a fall in the past year or is fearful of falling, lives at home and does not have significant memory issues. Classes will cover simple and fun strength and balance exercises, the role vision plays in keeping balance, how medications can contribute to falls, and much more.
The workshop is presented for two hours, once a week, for seven weeks. It is free of charge and registration is open to the public. To register for the upcoming workshop starting September 24, please call the Oswego County Office for the Aging at 315-349-3438. Class sizes are limited so call today!
Certified instructors from the Oswego County Health Department, Oswego Health Home Care and Bishop’s Commons will lead the workshop and be joined by expert guest speakers throughout the program. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. The Oswego County Falls Prevention Coalition will make this seven-session workshop and accompanying instructional material available free of charge to all class participants.
The Oswego County Falls Prevention Coalition is a multi-agency initiative committed to working together to measurably reduce the instances of falls and falls-related injuries in Oswego County residents.
Be sure to check back periodically as we add dates on a regular basis. If you are interested in arranging screenings for your club or organization, please contact our Community Relations Department at (315) 342-3166.