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 2019:
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. Check back for new dates, we are currently putting our schedule together for 2019. If your community group is interested in hosting a screening, please call us at 315-342-3166 to make arrangements.
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, December 27 - Emergency Preparedness with Oswego County Public Health Educator Sonia Robinson.
- Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Pre-Need And Planning in Advance with Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Inc.
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 January 7, 2019 at St. Luke Apartments in Oswego. "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. 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. Be sure to check back periodically as we will announce new classes around Oswego County as they are scheduled.