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.
Senior Gold Smart Living Seminars
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 you’d 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.
Stretch & Tone: If you’d like a light stretching regimen, join us at 10:30 a.m. prior to the Smart Living Seminar. Doug Bartels, physical therapist for Nix Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, will lead us in a healthy, fun and easy exercise program. No special clothing required.
Stretch and Tone 10:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. Presentation 12 noon
Community Outreach Activities
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? Just Say NO! Take Charge! – Free Workshops
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Free Workshops on Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
September 23 – October 28, 2014
Nix Health, 414 Navarro, 5th Floor Auditorium
Are you balancing Diabetes and Life? Learn how to deal with symptoms, fatigue, stress, healthy eating, being physically active, frustrations and how to communicate so others listen. These workshops are held once a week for six weeks . You will learn to create a personal Self-Management Tool Box so you can Take Charge of your life. To register, please contact Lauren at (210) 579-3276 or Serena at (210) 579-3277 or click here for a flyer.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
Free weekly class for 8 weeks from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Thursdays, September 11 – October 30, 2014
Nix Medical Center, 414 Navarro, 5th Floor Auditorium
Falls and fractures are not inevitable. Falls are preventable and not a function of age. Join us for A Matter of Balance, a series of classes designed to help you increase your strength, balance, activity level and to decrease your fear of falling. Classes are FREE and consist of 8 two hour sessions once a week. Class size is limited. Please call (210) 579-3157 to make reservations.
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!