St. Luke's University Health Network

Community Support Projects

Community Support Projects
at St. Luke's University Health Network

Healthcheck Wellness Center

In the fall of 1996, representatives of the Geriatrics Institute of St. Luke's University Health Network met with managers from Moravian House and the Bethlehem Senior Center to explore a partnership to deal with the problems related to the increasing age and frailty of the Moravian House residents. I developed a service program for the elderly and disabled residents for medical information assistance for hospitals, doctors and other medical agencies. Moravian Development Corporation, in concert with St. Luke's University Health Network's Geriatric Division, organized the Moravian House's Healthcheck Wellness Center, located in Moravian House I. The Wellness Center, through the guidance of a service coordinator, invites all senior tenants and others outside of the Moravian Houses to blood pressure checks, blood drawings, doctor and nurse visits throughout the monthly scheduled days.


Heart Smart

Heart Healthy Recipes allowing you to eat smart and have a good heart! St. Luke's University Health Network is working with area restaurants to design and offer heart smart meals. Restaurants have been provided with heart smart recipes, serving suggestions and food substitutions. Look for special food offerings at local fine dining establishments. 


Reading Rocks!

Reading Rocks!, a joint reading-mentorship program of St. Luke's University Lehigh University's Athletic Department holds annual book drives across the region, including at St. Luke's. Books are donated to the 450 students at Donegan Elementary School in Bethlehem who are participating in Reading Rocks!