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ST. LUKE CELBERATES OLDER AMERICAN’S MONTH AND NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK WITH SPECIAL EVENTS

Pictured “tickling the ivories” on the baby-grand piano is entertainer and crowd favorite Phil Markert. Market performed at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego as part of Older American’s Month celebrations.
Pictured “tickling the ivories” on the baby-grand piano is entertainer and crowd favorite Phil Markert. Market performed at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego as part of Older American’s Month celebrations.

OSWEGO – The residents and staff of St. Luke Health Services joined in this year’s celebration of Older American’s Month and National Nursing Home Week. This year’s theme at St. Luke – “Exceptional People; Exceptional Care” spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in residents’ lives every day.

“Programs and activities are planned throughout the month to celebrate these two special events,” said Donna Rose, Director of Activities at St. Luke. “We take this opportunity to acknowledge our elders who have contributed and continue to contribute to our community. During May we will entertain and honor our residents, their families, and pay special recognition to our staff who does such a wonderful job all year.”

Some of the events planned in recognitions of Older American’s Month and National Nursing Home Week at St. Luke include:

• “A Show Of Love” – Entertainer Joe Trionfero – May 6th
• Outing To Gifford Zoo (Adult Day Health Care Program), Syracuse – May 10th
• The Caughdenoy Choir – May 10th
• Zumba Gold – May 11th
• “The Tug Hill Payers” – May 14th
• “Under The Lilac Tree” Spring Dance – May 18th
• Memorial Day Social – May 30th
• Performance by The Fulton Senior Chorus – May 31st

Rose noted, “Our busy calendar of events includes outings to places like Rudy’s, The Turning Stone Casino, picnics at Brietbeck Park, fishing and strolls along the city’s Linear Park – as we gear up for a very active spring and summer. Older Americans Month is always a special time of year at St. Luke, and an opportunity for us to honor our greatest treasures, elders in our community.”