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February 2014

February 6 – 23, 2014
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

With Senior Days on Feb 4th, 11th & 18th!
Location: AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum Grounds
Address: 3201 E Houston Street, San Antonio, TX
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is a two and a half week event featuring PRCA Rodeo action, live entertainment, livestock and horse shows, shopping, food, carnival and more. Every Tuesday of the Rodeo (Feb. 4, 11, 18) is SENIOR DAY. Anyone 55 and over receives FREE GROUNDS ADMISSION ALL DAY!
www.sarodeo.com

February 13, 2014 – Thursday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Dine & Dash for Professionals Serving Seniors Hosted at Autumn Leaves of Riverstone

Location: Autumn Leaves of Riverstone
Address: 20313 S. University Blvd., Missouri City, TX
Come join us for a special event for professionals that serve seniors and take home 1 CEU credit and Dinner! Call Jeannine Rivesman at 281-828-4692 for more information. Autumn Leaves is an assisted living dedicated solely to memory care. They are staffed with certified community managers and nurses who are trained to specifically work with those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
www.autumnleaves.com

February 21 – 23, 2014
34th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show

Location: Alamodome
Address: 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Save time, money and have fun while you learn how to turn your home and garden dreams into reality! The entire Alamodome will be completely transformed, for one weekend only into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you'll find it all at the Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show.
www.sanantoniohomeshows.com

More News & Resources for San Antonio, Texas

WellMed Charitable Foundation of San Antonio
The WellMed Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 by Dr. George Rapier III, a noted geriatrician who is also the Chairman of the Board. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers in our community with a special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living with chronic illness. Leeza's Place by WellMed are free community resource centers for caregivers and their loved ones in a homelike setting. Through programs designed to provide education, empowerment, and energy, Leeza's Place offers unique tools that help caregivers deal with the daily challenges of their caregiving role.
www.wellmedgives.com

SASSL, dba "San Antonio Seniors Softball League"
SASSL, dba "The San Antonio Senior Softball League" is a non-profit Corporation charted under the State of Texas to "promote the physical and mental fitness of senior citizens through participation in senior sports and specifically senior softball. SASSL conducts year round softball leagues for men 50+ in age. The motto of the organization is "no player left behind". Regardless of proficiency it attempts to place interested male senior citizens 50+ on a senior softball team so they can get the benefits of physical and mental fitness achieved through participation in sports. More talented players compete in the San Antonio Senior Games, Texas State Senior Games, the National Senior Games (NSGA), the Softball Players Association (SPA) and Senior Softball USA (SSUSA) tournaments.
www.sassl.org

Get Fit and Stay Fit with The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio (JCC)
The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio (JCC) state-of-the-art Hendin Fitness Center is available exclusively to JCC Members. The full-service fitness center contains a large variety of cardio-vascular equipment, a complete line of Cybex strength training equipment, free weights, medicine balls, Sirius Satellite radio, TV's and more! Visit their website and learn more.
www.jccsanantonio.org

Sports for Life, an initiative of the Senior Games of San Antonio
The mission of Sports for Life, an initiative of the Senior Games of San Antonio, is to develop a year-round mentally and physically challenging program for San Antonio's fifty-plus population. Have you visited the Sports for Life website in a while? Check it out, and make sure you look at our exciting "In the News" section, as well. Have something newsworthy? Let us know! SFL Hotline 210-302-6973.
www.saseniorgames.com

BenefitsCheckup
The National Council of Aging created this website to help older adults to quickly identify Federal and state programs that may improve the quality of their lives. It takes 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential.
www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

Bexar Area Agency on Aging (BAAA)
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 700, San Antonio, TX 78217
The Bexar Area Agency on Aging (BAAA) is part of the Alamo Area Council of Governments It is one of 28 Area Agencies on Aging in the State of Texas. BAAA plans, coordinates, and administers comprehensive services authorized by the Older Americans Act and the Texas Department of Aging for Bexar County seniors. Seniors who are over 60 years of age, caregivers of individuals age 60 and over and Medicare beneficiaries of any age are eligible for services. Visit their website and learn more about their programs.
www.BexarAging.org

Direct Deposit - A Safer, Easier Way to Get Your Benefits
Direct deposit is the best way to get your Social Security or SSI payment. It is safer and easier than a check, because your money goes straight to your account on your payment day. Now, signing up is easier than ever. Call Go Direct at 800-333-1795 or visit the website today!
www.GoDirect.org

Elder Options of Texas
Access TEXAS nursing homes, assisted living, senior apartments, retirement communities, Alzheimer's support, care management, senior transportation, support groups, home health, elder care and more! Stay informed about statewide senior health fairs and activities on our Events Calendar. Access informative topics regarding Medicare & Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-distance care giving, and more.
www.elderoptionsoftexas.com

Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Cards
In 2006 Medicare will offer comprehensive prescription drug coverage. This voluntary benefit is expected to provide seniors with prescription drug savings. People with Medicare who have lower incomes will save more through both the Medicare-approved cards and the prescription drug coverage. For more information contact your local Area Agency on Aging or visit the Medicare website.
www.Medicare.gov

OASIS
Are you over 50? Do you want and need to be more physically active? Active Living Every Day at OASIS is the answer! Meet new friends while learning about arts, humanities, consumer interest, technology and more. OASIS is the way to make a difference in your life. Membership to OASIS is free. Call 210-647-2546 or visit our website for more information.
www.OASISnet.org

Ombudsman Program in Bexar County
The Ombudsman program uses specially trained and certified individuals (Ombudsman) to provide advocacy services to residents of long-term care facilities. They also provide information to residents, staff, and family members about residents' rights, nursing facility requirements, and helps identify resources in or out of the facility. In Bexar County call 210-362-5236 or 800-960-5201.
www.bexaraging.org
www.alamoaging.org

The Movers & Shakers - A San Antonio Support Group for ET
Do you have trouble with the "Shakes" when drinking, eating, writing or speaking? There's help available for Essential Tremor or ET. There is a local San Antonio support group, "The Movers & Shakers", that meets frequently. The group is the first such support group in Texas. Additional information is available by calling Jim Tremblay at 210 590-9181 or e-mail at jtremb3940@aol.com. The non-profit International Essential Tremor Foundation also has a web site - see below.
www.EssentialTremor.org

Transportation Services from AAAA
One of the programs coordinated by Alamo Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) is transportation services for qualifying seniors in the area. Visit their website to view a list of local transportation providers for nutrition or general transportation services. The website also lists the qualifications for accessing the services.
www.bexaraging.org
www.alamoaging.org

YMCA of Greater San Antonio
Achieve healthy lifestyles from 9 to 90 with our indoor track, strength training, virtual fitness plan, personal trainers, boot camp, power Yoga, Pilates, land and water aerobics, white water for seniors. Visit our website for more information.
www.YMCAsatx.org

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