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SUNY Oswego, St. Francis Commons Health and Wellness Project Under Way

Oswego State student Rebecca Markajani interviews Nancy Bundy during the first part of a multi-phase health promotion program project that involves students and area seniors.

Oswego State student Rebecca Markajani interviews Nancy Bundy during the first part of a multi-phase health promotion program project that involves students and area seniors.

OSWEGO – SUNY Oswego students from Dr. Minjung Seo’s Health Promotion Program Planning class spent an afternoon at St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence interviewing residents, as part of a multi-semester class project that focuses on the development and implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs.

Oswego State student Rebecca Markajani interviews Nancy Bundy during the first part of a multi-phase health promotion program project that involves students and area seniors.
Oswego State student Rebecca Markajani interviews Nancy Bundy during the first part of a multi-phase health promotion program project that involves students and area seniors.

Spring semester students interviewed residents as part of a market analysis to identify needs in the area of health and wellness at the assisted living residence.

Students will then return in May to present their health promotion program (website) specifically tailored for the residents of St. Francis Commons.

They will also show their created media campaign and introduce some interactive activities with the seniors, which is a part of their intervention programs.

This coming fall the students will return to St. Francis Commons and begin to implement health programs, which they developed in the spring semester with residents.

“We have a great relationship with SUNY Oswego and we welcome any opportunity that allows our residents to engage with students,” said St. Francis Commons Director Julie Chetney. “This project represents a win-win for all involved; students will learn how to assess population health needs and then implement evidence-based health promotion programs with our residents; and our residents will benefit from programs designed specifically to enhance their health and well-being.”

St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence is a part of The St. Luke Family of Caring, an affiliation of community-based, not-for-profit healthcare providers serving the greater Oswego County area.

Located on the St. Luke healthcare campus in the City of Oswego, St. Francis Commons provides supportive housing and home care services in a comfortable, single-story residence accommodating 60 individuals in fully equipped private or shared-private rooms.

For more information, or to make an appointment for a tour, call (315) 326-0870.

On the web at www.stlukehs.com/st-francis-commons-at-st-luke