Magic show celebrates 20 years of adult day care program

The St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program invites the community to a free afternoon of magic and more, as celebrations of the program’s twentieth year of service to the Oswego County community continues.

The afternoon of magic will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the pavilion at Breitbeck Park in Oswego. The show features a performance by the “Twin Magicians,” David and Paul Jackman.

Dazzling audiences since 1973, the Jackman twins’ combination of magic and humor appeals to young and old alike. Their unique form of entertainment, including circus arts such as juggling and fire-eating, finds them in continued demand throughout New York and Pennsylvania.

The event is part of the St. Luke Adult Day Health Care program’s “20 Acts of Kindness” initiative marking the program’s 20 years of serving Oswego County.

Program registrants have been engaged in a variety of activities in support of other community organizations and initiatives. The effort is a way to say “thank you” for the support the St. Luke ADHC program has received since opening in 1993.

“This year our ADHC program’s 20 Acts of Kindness initiative has included a donation of homemade pet treats to the Oswego Animal Shelter, bake sales benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network and the Maggie Sue Glenister Wilcox Foundation, a food drive on behalf of Human Concerns, and a blood drive for the American Red Cross,” said Sherry Harrison, St. Luke ADHC program director. “Our registrants have other activities planned designed to show support for some of the organizations that help make our community a better place to live.”

The program has served registrants and families from across the county, including people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia-related illnesses, traumatic brain injuries, chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.

The program was the first of its kind in the county.

“Our medical model adult day care program is a daily health monitoring and activities program designed to promote independence and delay institutionalization of a disabled adult,” said Harrison. “We serve individuals age 18 years and older who require ongoing rehabilitation and medical services in an atmosphere that is friendly and supportive.”

The program staff includes registered and licensed nurses, a registered dietician, activities specialist, social worker, secretary and certified nursing assistants.

Program registrants can attend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Registrants can attend up to five days a week and as few as one day a week. Transportation for county residents can be arranged.

For more information about the service, call 342-3166, or visit St. Luke on the web at stlukehs.com.

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