Community Health and Wellness

St. Luke Family of Caring is committed to helping the community stay healthy and informed. We offer free health screenings in various locations throughout Oswego County and host or sponsor educational programs to help make our community a healthier place for everyone, no matter their age.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have temporarily suspended our community outreach activities until it is safe to resume. Thank you.

Free Bone Density/Wellness Screenings

Our nursing team regularly provides bone density screenings to identify Osteoporosis Chart 2019those at risk for bone loss (osteoporosis) and those most likely to benefit
from further bone density testing.

We review and discuss screening results, and provide education about contributing factors and maintaining healthy bones. The screenings are free of charge and open to the public. No appointments are necessary.

See our current Bone Density/Wellness Screenings schedule HERE. If your community group is interested in hosting a screening, please call us at 315-342-3166 to make arrangements.

Bishop’s Commons “Learn and Lunch”

BC Learn and Lunch2Bishop’s Commons in Oswego hosts monthly “Learn and Lunch” events on the fourth Thursday of every month. Beginning at noon and lasting a half hour, these educational sessions span a wide range of valuable topics and are followed a lunch of soup, salad, and dessert served in our Grand Dining Room.

See our current “Learn and Lunch” schedule HERE.

The “Learn and Lunch” sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 315-349-0799.

"Stepping On" Workshop - Now Accepting Registrations!

"Stepping On” is an evidence-based program proven to help older adults improve balance and reduce falls. The program is designed specifically for those 60 years old or older who have fallen in the past year or are fearful of falling, live at home, and have no significant memory issues.

Classes include simple, fun and effective strength and balance exercises,Balance and Falls Prevention3 information about how vision plays a role in keeping balance, how medications can contribute to falls, and more.

Certified instructors from the Oswego County Health Department, Oswego Health Home Care, and Bishop’s Commons are joined by expert guest speakers throughout the program.

The workshops are two hours once a week, and run for seven weeks. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. They are free of charge and registration is open to the public.

To register for the next "Stepping On" class, please contact the Oswego County Office for the Aging at (315) 349-3484.