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September 25, 2018

St. Luke’s “Living Book” Partnership With River’s End Bookstore Begins 12th Year


OSWEGO – Book enthusiasts from St. Luke Health Services made a trip to the river’s end bookstore in Oswego to take part in the latest installment of their “Living Book” series.

The program marks its twelfth year as a favorite outing and activity for readers or those who just like to hear a good story and join in conversation.

Pictured are members of the St. Luke Health Services resident book club with volunteer and book club leader Mary Ann Hogan, as they discuss a reading during St. Luke’s “Living Book” series; held monthly at the river’s end bookstore in downtown Oswego. This month Hogan read selected works and accounts from a new book entitled, “Remarkable Women in New York State History” featuring an account of local educator, author and “Living Book” series founder Rosemary Nesbitt. The St. Luke “Living Book” series begins its twelfth year in cooperation with the river’s end bookstore.

Pictured are members of the St. Luke Health Services resident book club with volunteer and book club leader Mary Ann Hogan, as they discuss a reading during St. Luke’s “Living Book” series; held monthly at the river’s end bookstore in downtown Oswego. This month Hogan read selected works and accounts from a new book entitled, “Remarkable Women in New York State History” featuring an account of local educator, author and “Living Book” series founder Rosemary Nesbitt. The St. Luke “Living Book” series begins its twelfth year in cooperation with the river’s end bookstore.

Each month, St. Luke residents are welcomed by store owner Bill Reilly and his staff. Volunteer and book club leader Mary Ann Hogan reads selected works and leads a discussion about the material covered.

This month Hogan selected works and passages from a new book entitled, “Remarkable Women in New York State History”; featuring an account of local educator, author and “Living Book” series founder Rosemary Nesbitt. Hogan also read selections about Oswego’s own Doris Allen and NY’s Lucille Ball and Eleanor Roosevelt. The book club members had had connections with all three women either through education, radio and TV, or remembering Safe Haven refugees.

“I enjoy the opportunity to share stories that cover a wide variety of interests and lead what is frequently a lively discussion about the material we cover,” said Hogan. “Our group really enjoys this outing and visiting the river’s end bookstore.”

“The Living Book series is just one of the many ways we ensure that our residents can continue to enjoy their favorite activities in their community,” said Donna Rose, St. Luke’s Director of Activities. “Everyone likes to get out and about, and our residents are no exception. On behalf of the many folks, who have over the past twelve years enjoyed taking part in the Living Book series, we thank Bill Reilly and all the staff at the river’s end bookstore for their ongoing generosity and consideration in making our residents welcome.”

Located, in the city of Oswego, overlooking the scenic Oswego River, St. Luke Health Services is a non-denominational, not-for-profit provider of healthcare services. To meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community, the St. Luke Family of Caring is dedicated to helping the people we serve live to their maximum potential and promote dignity of life throughout all of its stages.

St. Luke is the largest provider of residential skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation services in Oswego County, serving 200 residents daily. The St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program is a medical-model adult day care program providing daily health monitoring and activities program designed to promote independence and delay institutionalization of a disabled adult who may require on-going rehabilitation and medical services in an atmosphere that is friendly, safe and supportive.

The St. Luke Family of Caring is an affiliation of community-based, not-for-profit healthcare providers serving the greater-Oswego County area. Affiliates include St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living Residence in Oswego, and Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. Together they provide care and services to over 350 people, and together employ over 470 in our community.

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