Health Info & Resources for Seniors
To register for classes and programs, visit our online event calendar at sluhn.org/calendar or call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 4.
WALK WITH A DOC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Join St. Luke’s University Health Network and Walk with a Doc! Talk with one of a variety of doctors, other St. Luke’s health care professionals, and other community members. A short educational talk followed by a walk at your own pace and distance. Free but registration is required. Also, be sure to sign up for Get Your Tail on the Trail. Then every time you participate in a Walk with a Doc event you can log miles toward free prizes.
Walk with a Doc – South Whitehall
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10–11 a.m., Covered Bridge Rd., 2465 Wehr Mill Rd., Allentown. Meet across the street from the house addressed 2503 Wehr Mill Rd. (Corner of Wehr Mill and River Rds).
Walk with a Doc at Park at 4th
With Nicole Yoder, DO, Monday, Oct. 3, 4–5 p.m. Park at 4th: 301 W. Mill Street, Quakertown. Meet at the amphitheater.
Walk with a Doc for Breast Cancer Awareness
With Kristina Thornburg, DO, and Marylou Rainone, DO, of Geisinger St. Luke’s General Surgery, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Blue Mountain School District Walking Trail, 685 Red Dale Rd., Orwigsburg. Meet in front of the school district office by the underpass. Please wear pink.
Walk with a Doc – Upper Macungie
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Allentown
OTHER WALKS AND RUNS
Recovery Is for Everyone Walk
Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30–10 a.m., St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, 807 Lawn Ave., Sellersville. Join St. Luke’s Penn Foundation staff, clients, alumni, and community allies in our first-ever recovery walk to honor those in recovery and their families and individuals lost along the way. Eliminate the stigma associated with addiction and mental health and raise awareness that recovery is possible. Following the walk is a separate event organized by Sweatshirt of Hope that will include linkage to non-profits, first responders, and faith communities.
Free food and resources for all.
ST. LUKE’S STOP THE BLEED TRAUMA & BLEEDING PREVENTION EDUCATION
Friday, Sept. 16, 10 – 11 a.m., AND Thu., Nov. 10, 2–3 p.m., St. Luke’s Hospital–Anderson Campus, Medical Office Building, 1700 St. Luke’s Blvd., Easton, Conference Rms. A&B, Medical Office Bldg, St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, AND Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10–11 a.m., St. Luke’s University Hospital–Bethlehem Campus, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, Trauma Conference Room, Ground Floor, East Wing. Part of a national trauma initiative to train first responders and the public on how to control bleeding in the event of an accident or injury to improve the injured patient’s chance of survival. This one-hour trauma and bleeding prevention education program is provided free of charge to individuals, police departments, school groups, and community groups.
COMMUNITY TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
FREE TALK! The Most Common Injuries of the Weekend Warrior, Tyler Smith, DO, Monday, Sept. 19, 5–6 p.m., AND Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.–noon, Upper Perkiomen YMCA, 1399 Quakertown Rd., Pennsburg Join this free community talk with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler Smith of St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care. Dr. Smith diagnoses and treats the full spectrum of sports-related injuries, offering conservative and surgical options.
FREE TALK! Wounds…How Do I Manage?,
Diedra McCafferty, DO, Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.–noon, Upper Perkiomen YMCA, 1399 Quakertown Rd., Pennsburg. Free community talk with medical director Dr. Diedra McCafferty of St. Luke’s Wound Management. Dr. McCafferty treats and manages patients with non-healing wounds to help them heal as quickly and safely s possible and improve their quality of life.
One-Year Anniversary Celebration at St. Luke’s Carbon Campus,
Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 500 St. Luke’s Dr., Lehighton. Free health and wellness screenings, kid-friendly activities, Wildlands Conservancy wildlife demonstrations, food, giveaways, and a special performance from the Lehighton High School Band! Children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes for safe trick-or-treating at festival booths.
FREE TALK! Understanding Osteoarthritis and Its Effects on Hips and Knees,
Gregory Gilson, DO, Monday, Oct. 3, 5–6 p.m., Upper Perkiomen YMCA, 1399 Quakertown Rd., Pennsburg. Free community talk with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gregory Gilson of St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care. Dr. Gilson specializes in joint replacement, reconstruction, and joint-preserving treatments.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30–8:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, 807 Lawn Ave., Sellersville. Celebrate with us as we shine a light on healing, recovery, and family. Hear firsthand how your support can change the lives of individuals and families struggling with mental health and addiction issues. Whether you join us at our sponsor dinner or watch from the comfort of your home, you are sure to be inspired. Together, we can instill hope, inspire change, and build community! For more information and to become a sponsor, visit https://www.pennfoundation.org/how-you-can-help/autumn-hope-a-thon/.
St. Luke’s Caregiver Support Group
Sometimes, You Just Need To Share with Someone Who Understands
Thursdays, Sept. 22 and Oct. 27, 10–11:15 a.m. or 5:45–7 p.m. Meets virtually until further notice. This is an open group. Members welcome to join any time, no registration required. Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are safe places for caregivers and family and friends of persons with dementia. For more information, contact Erica Coyne or Robyn Burton at 484-526-5706 or 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537).