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St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program Marks 20th Anniversary

OSWEGO – For registrant’s in the St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program, marking the program’s twentieth year of service to the Oswego County community means giving back – in the form of “Twenty Acts of Kindness”.

Over the course of the year, registrants will be undertaking a variety of activities in support of other community organizations and initiatives as a way to say “thank you” for the support the St. Luke ADHC Program has received since opening in 1993.

Kinney’s customer Kendra Mattot contemplates some of the baked goods that were for sale as part of a fundraising event “Cookies For Kids”, benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. The bake sale took place at Kinney Drugs in Fulton. Seated at the table is ADHC registrant Gary Phillips; Kinney’s employee Mallarie Byrne; ADHC Activities Specialist, Debbie Corzett; with ADHC registrant Frances Brown. The fundraising event was part of the St. Luke Adult Day Health Care Program’s “20 Acts of Kindness”; marking the program’s twenty year of serving the Oswego County community.
Kinney’s customer Kendra Mattot contemplates some of the baked goods that were for sale as part of a fundraising event “Cookies For Kids” benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. The bake sale took place at Kinney Drugs in Fulton. Seated at the table is ADHC registrant Gary Phillips; Kinney’s employee Mallarie Byrne; ADHC Activities Specialist, Debbie Corzett; with ADHC registrant Frances Brown. The fundraising event was part of the St. Luke Adult Day Health Care Program’s “20 Acts of Kindness”; marking the program’s twenty year of serving the Oswego County community.

“The “20 Acts of Kindness” began with a donation of homemade pet treats to the Oswego Animal Shelter, a bake sale to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, a food drive now underway to benefit Human Concerns,” said Sherry Harrison, St. Luke ADHC Program director. “Our registrants have many other activities both large and small in the works, all designed to show support for many of the organizations that help make our community a better place to live.”

The St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program has served registrants and families from all across Oswego County, including people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses, traumatic brain injuries, chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.

When opened in 1993, the St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program was the first of its kind in Oswego County.

“Our medical model adult day care program is a daily health monitoring and activities program designed to promote independence and delay institutionalization of a disabled adult,” said Harrison. “We serve individuals age 18 years and older who require on-going rehabilitation and medical services in an atmosphere that is friendly and supportive.”

Harrison, who is in her fifteenth year as program director oversees a staff that includes registered and licensed nurses, a registered dietician, activities specialist, social worker, secretary and certified nursing assistants.

Program registrants can attend Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registrants can attend up to five days a week and as few as one day a week. Transportation for county residents can be arranged.

For more information about the St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program, call 342-3166, or visit St. Luke on the web at www.stlukehs.com