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Auxiliary of St. Luke’s University Hospital Donates $300K to Center for Positive Aging
March 05, 2016

Bethlehem PA, (3/5/2016) - The Auxiliary of St. Luke's University Hospital presented representatives of the
St. Luke's Center for Positive Aging with a check for $300,000, from the proceeds raised by the
103rd St. Luke's Charity Ball, held on May 1, 2015 at Saucon Valley Country Club.

2015 Ball Chair, Virginia Oskin thanked the entire committee for their hard work and dedication in raising the funds this past year for a most deserving beneficiary. “The Charity Ball is a truly collaborative effort to positively benefit our community,” exclaimed Oskin.

Pictured from Left to Right are:
Alaa-Eldin A. Mira, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at St. Luke's University Health Network
Virginia M. Wagner, Network Administrator Senior Care/Behavioral Health at
St. Luke's University Health Network
Michael A. Abgott, MD, Vice President/Medical Director Primary Care Division of St. Luke's Physician Group and Chief of Family Medicine St. Luke's University Health Network
Virginia Oskin, Chair of 103rd Auxiliary of St. Luke's Charity Ball
Ann Marie Brogle, President, Auxiliary of St. Luke's University Hospital

The St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging consists of an interdisciplinary team helping seniors and caregivers to get the most out of life with a wealth of programs, classes and tools designed by geriatric specialists. Services provided by St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging include:

  • Senior Assessment
  • Comfort Zone Adult Medical Daycare
  • Mindstreams Cognitive Health Assessment
  • Memory Clinic
  • St. Luke’s Senior Care Associates
  • Surgical Services Program
  • Inpatient Geriatric ACE Consultation
Additionally, NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals care for seniors.
For more information, please visit: http://www.sluhn.org/Conditions-Services/Center-for-Positive-Aging

This year’s Charity Ball will be held on May 6, 2016 at Saucon Valley Country Club, will benefit Behavorial Health, and is chaired by Amy Thompson. Auxiliary President, Ann Marie Brogle, stated, “It is a great privilege to work with such a talented group of volunteers and sponsors that make the Charity Ball a successful event.” For more information, please visit: http://www.sluhn.org/auxiliary

Media Contact:

Ashley S. Russo
President, ASR Media
Executive Producer, The PEAK TV

Mariella B. Miller
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
St. Luke's University Health Network

For more information about St. Luke’s services or to find a physician, call St. Luke’s InfoLink toll-free at
1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or email us anytime at Info.Link@sluhn.org.