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
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Put Pain in Its Place - How to Get Osteoarthritis Pain Under Control
Valerie Biediger, Bexar Area Agency on Aging
Get the facts about osteoarthritis pain and learn strategies for controlling and even preventing pain. Together with your doctor, you can create a pain management plan that can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. Find out what you can do to Put Pain in Its Place. Call (210) 579-3157 to register.
Community Outreach Activities
Arts & Crafts with Elise
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Join Elise Townsend and other Senior Gold members on Tuesday, April 29 from 9:30—11:30 a.m. on the 11th floor in Suite 1116 of the Nix Medical Center as we make Mother’s Day crafts and greeting cards by learning watercolor painting techniques. Call (210) 579-3157 for more information.
Viva Bien! Live Well! With Diabetes
A free bilingual diabetes lifestyle education initiative for the San Antonio community presented by the Nutrition, Health & Wellness Division of the San Antonio Food Bank and hosted by Nix Health Foundation and Nix Patient Navigation Department.
These free bi-monthly classes, covering a variety of topics including nutrition, healthy cooking, and exercise to better manage or prevent type-2 diabetes. Each class is “stand alone,” so you can come once to learn the basics or come as often as you like for new information—bring your spouse or other family members along! Class size is limited. Please call (210) 579-3157 today to reserve your seat! Click here for more information.
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!