St. Luke Nurses, Oswego YMCA Team Up to Offer Free Bone Density Screenings

OSWEGO – Nurses from the St. Luke Family of Caring are teaming up with the Oswego YMCA to offer the community bone density screenings on March 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Oswego YMCA, 265 W. First St.

Anna Waite (left), LPN from St. Luke Health Services, with Michele Southgate, Silver Sneakers Classic and Silver Sneakers Yoga instructor and art teacher in the Home School Extension program at the Oswego YMCA, as they review information about the benefits of bone density screenings.

The screening is free of charge to both YMCA members and the public.

“The bone density screening is easy to do and will take only a few minutes to complete,” said St. Luke Health Services Nurse Anna Waite, LPN. “Screenings can help identify people who may be at risk for osteoporosis and are likely to benefit from further bone density testing.”

Nurses will be available to discuss the screening results, share information on how to maintain healthy bones and answer health-related questions.

Waite added, “We thank the YMCA for partnering with us to provide these free screenings. The information you receive from the screening may help you to improve your health, especially those who may be experiencing the onset of osteoporosis.”

For more information, please contact the St. Luke Health Services Community Relations Department at 315-342-3166. On the web at www.stlukehs.com

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