At this time of year we pause to count our blessings and spend time with our loved ones. Please note that we will be closed next week from November 19 – 23 and classes will not meet.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
We’d also like to pass along this wonderful information from VIA Metropolitan Transit.
Senior citizens who ride the bus to this year’s Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner will get an added treat: a free ride.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, VIA will allow people 55 years of age and older to ride free if they are going to or coming from the Raul Jimenez Dinner in the Convention Center. The free rides are good for both regular line service and VIAtrans service for registered patrons. When boarding, riders will need to inform the bus or van operator that they are attending the dinner, and they will need to present identification with proof of age.
Seniors who want more information regarding routes and scheduling on Thanksgiving Day can call 362-2020.
Feel like reminiscing? Want to take a trip down memory lane? Return to your glory days at the upcoming WellMed Wayback Dance.
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: St. Paul Community Center
1201 Donaldson Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78228
Refreshments will be provided. Free for all Medicare-eligible guests.
Please call (855) 295-9956 to RSVP.
In honor of National Family Caregiver Month, the Bexar County Family Caregiver Support Coalition is sponsoring a Family Caregiver Conference on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Caregivers of seniors, children or adults with a disability, and wounded warriors are invited to participate in this event that offers free seminars, luncheon and a keynote speaker.
Come enjoy vendor exhibits, educational sessions, door prizes, and chair and hand massages. Discover the many caregiver resources available in the community. On-site respite is also available.
Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: TriPoint Grantham Center (corner of St. Mary’s St. and Hwy. 281)
Please RSVP by emailing BexarFamilyCaregiverCoalition@satx.rr.com or calling (210) 493-2332 before October 29, 2012, if you are interested in attending. If you need on-site respite services on the day of the event, please request when you RSVP.
Free this Saturday, Oct. 6?
San Fernando Cathedral will be hosting their 22nd Annual Health & Safety Fair from 8am to 1pm on the Cathedral grounds (115 Main Plaza).
There will be free screenings for everything from blood pressure and body mass index to cholesterol and diabetes. Health information regarding podiatry, dermatology, vision and more will be available. Doctors will also be available for consultations. This event in open to the public.
For additional information please contact San Fernando Cathedral (210) 227-1297 or visit www.sfhsf.org.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation, as a member of the Bexar County Family Caregiver Support Coalition, is sponsoring a free training session for non-professional family caregivers on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Come learn about services, programs, and resources available to family caregivers including: the Caregiver TeleConnection, Caregiver SOS Community Resource Centers, Signals Monthly Newsletter, the Caregiver SOS website, and others. Share your experiences, learn from other caregivers and discover what you can do about caregiver stress.
Guest speaker: Barbara Lopez, M.D., board certified family practitioner at Great Nortwhest WellMed Clinic
Location: Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior One-Stop Center, 8353 Culebra
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Light refreshments will be served.
To register, call (210) 493-2332 or email email@example.com by 4pm on September 24, 2012.
We’ve got excellent classes lined up for the fall trimester. Healthy holiday eating. Dick Clark and American Bandstand. Dealing with caregiver depression. Lesser known world religions. Puccini masterpieces: realism in opera. The emergence of Greek Civilization: the Black Athena thesis and its critics. Johnny Cash and June Carter: Beyond Jackson.
Have you registered for classes yet? We will start processing registration forms on Thursday, August 30. If you haven’t received your catalog in the mail yet, you can view it online at our national website by clicking the photo below.
Registration is required for all OASIS classes. Registration forms may be mailed or brought to the OASIS center. Please make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can send you a confirmation letter.
Online and phone-in registrations will only be accepted on or after September 4, 2012.
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child who is struggling to read?
We are seeking adults age 50 and over to work one-on-one with a child in first, second or third grade for one hour a week to improve reading skills and build self-esteem.
We are holding a tutor information session on August 15 at 10:00 AM at our main location, OASIS at Morningside. Tutor training classes will be held on August 22 & 23 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the same location. No prior teaching experience is necessary.
Do something fun and meaningful! Become an OASIS tutor and read to a child in an elementary school near you.
For more information about our program or to sign up, please contact our Intergenerational Programs Coordinator, Marly Flores, at 236-5954.