The Nix Health Foundation is committed to improving quality of life by offering meaningful programs and services that support health and wellness through education, awareness and prevention.
The Nix Foundation has served as a valuable resource for patients and the San Antonio community since 1985. In addition to our current programs, we continue to develop new initiatives to serve local community needs.
Seminars are held at the Jefferson C. Davis Learning Center on the fifth floor of the Nix Medical Center, 414 Navarro. Cost is $7.00 and includes lunch, parking and the lecture.
If youd like a light stretching regimen, come at 10:30 prior to the Smart Living Seminar.
Parking is provided at the Nix Medical Center Garage (valet parking), or at the Houston Street Garage, located at the corner of College Street and Navarro. Lunch is served at 11:30 prior to the lecture, which begins at 12 noon.
RSVP to (210) 579-3157 by the Friday before the seminar. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need to cancel, please call at least 24 hours prior to the seminar.
Holistic Approach to Health
Presented by Uma Nair, MD, San Antonio Medical Associates
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In this talk Dr Uma Nair will discuss some of the popular alternative methods of healing that are available in San Antonio. Dr Nair is an Internist and practices with San Antonio Medical Associates. She will also introduce the benefits of Meditation Practices to overall health and well being.
After the May seminar, join us aboard a river barge as we take in the sights of the scenic San Antonio River Walk. The trip will commence immediately following the Senior Gold Smart Living Seminar. The hour-long trip (2:00-3:00 pm) is open to members; reservations are required due to limited seating.
Preventing Complications in Diabetes
Presented by Robert N. Dunn, MD, Medical Director of the Nix Limb Salvage, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12 noon 1 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:30 7:30 pm
Nix Medical Center, 5th Floor Auditorium
In this free presentation, learn about new therapies available at Nix to prevent circulatory complications of diabetes such as neuropathy, retinopathy,and kidney dysfunction. Parking is provided at no charge at the Houston Street Garage, located at the corner of College Street & Navarro. There is no charge to attend and is open to the public. Call (210) 579-3157 or click here for more information.
Free Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop
Orientation Thursday, May 16, 2013
Program Classes on Thursdays, May 23 June 27
Classes meet for 2 ½ hours once a week from 9:00 11:30 am
Nix Medical Center, 414 Navarro
Do you have asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes or some other chronic condition? This workshop can help you deal with symptoms, frustrations and design a self-management program. Classes meet for 2 ½ hours once a week for 6 weeks from 9 am 11:30 am. Seating is limited. Please call (210) 579-3157 to RSVP or click here for more information.
3rd Annual Senior Health Walk in the Park
Celebrating National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Woodlawn Lake Park at the Pavillion, 8 am 11:00 am
1103 Cincinnati, San Antonio, Texas
Join us for a morning of fun with music, free health screenings, giveaways, door prizes and refreshments as we commemorate this day with a walk around the park! Call (210) 579-3157 for more information on this free event.
Therapeutic Heart Pillows
Your help is needed to send well wishes along with a homemade heart-shaped pillow to patients recovering from cardiac or breast surgery. Therapeutic Heart Pillows bring comfort and cheer in the hospital room and long after surgery. They help ease pain and swelling and assist the patient in the recovery process. We need people who can sew pillows from their home as well as donate fabric and fiberfill. Cash donations are also accepted.
Call (210) 579-3157 for more information.
Nix Volunteer Services
Many people in San Antonio choose to give up some of their spare time to help causes in the community that are close to their hearts. The Nix Health Foundation has a program for volunteers to provide customer service and comfort to the patients and family members of Nix Health. Volunteer areas include: Information Desk on the 17th floor, Surgical Waiting Room, Nursing Units, and Hospitality Cart.
"I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do every thing, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do every thing, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." - Edward Everett Hale, American Author and Unitarian Clergyman
Call the Nix Health Foundation office at (210) 579-3157 for more information
and to request an application!