SUNY Oswego students from Dr. Minjung Seo’s Health Promotion Program Planning class concluded a semester-long project at St. Francis Commons with our residents, learning how to develop and implement evidence-based health promotion programs.
Students have been conducting a series of programs aimed at specific health issues, such as diabetes or arthritis. A class leader presents information on the topic and then together students and residents work jointly on a project directly related to the health topic.
“We have a great relationship with SUNY Oswego and we embrace any opportunity that allows our residents to engage with students,” said St. Francis Commons Director of Activities Peggy LiVoti. “This project represents a win-win for all involved; students will learn how to assess population health needs and then implement evidence-based health promotion programs with our residents; and our residents will benefit from programs designed specifically to enhance their health and well-being.”
We concluded the semester with a little fun - a paper airplane competition. We had a wonderful time this semester in what was a learning experience for all involved - thank you and the best of luck to our student friends in the future!