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August 2014 & Beyond

August 2014
Senior Comprehensive Centers in San Antonio and Bexar County
Location: Greater San Antonio Area

In 2003, the City/County Joint Commission on Elderly Affairs, an advisory board comprised of seniors 60+, recommended the creation of centers where seniors could congregate to share meals, participate in activities and access needed services.It was through the vision of the Elderly Commission that these centers were realized and now benefit seniors of the San Antonio and Bexar County community. The centers offer meal programs, social services, arts and crafts, exercise classes, recreation and dance, computer classes, basic health screenings, work search programs and much more.
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August 2014
Nix Health Foundation Senior Gold Smart Living Seminars - Last Wednesday of the Month
Location: Jefferson C. Davis Learning Center, 5th floor Nix Medical Center

Address: 414 Navarro, San Antonio, TX
The Nix Health Foundation is committed to improving quality of life by offering meaningful programs and services that support health and wellness. Seminars are held at the Jefferson C. Davis Learning Center on the fifth floor of the Nix Medical Center located at 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. 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.
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August 2014
Commander's House Adult and Senior Citizens Center
Address: 645 S. Main, San Antonio, TX 78204

A hot home-cooked meal is served Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday at noon in partnership with H.E.B. The cost is $3 and a reservation is required. Every last Wednesday of the month, people with birthdays or anniversaries that month are honored with a musical presentation, cake or an ice cream social. The Commander’s House provides a wide array of programming for people 18 years of age or more with Safety Driving Classes, Book Club, Bunco, Bridge, Bingo, Dominoes, & Wii, Crocheting, Knitting & Quilting, Flower Making, Health and Wellness Programs Holiday luncheons and Dances and much more. For more information call 210-207-3010.
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August 2014
Gill Community Center
Address: 7902 Westshire, San Antonio, TX 78227

Seniors ages 60 and older are invited to enjoy a mid-day meal provided by the Department of Human Services Nutrition Program. The meal is free, but a 50 cent donation is welcome. This center offers an assortment of great programs and activities from Arts and crafts to Field trips, Table games, Wii gaming, Billiards, Computer classes and much more. For more information call 210-207-3237.
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August 2014
Granados Adult and Senior Center
Address: 500 Freiling, San Antonio, TX 78213

Join in the fun at Virginia Marie Granados Adult and Senior Center, a place where friends meet. Seniors are invited to participate in many recreational, educational and social programs. With a focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles, both physical and mental, a variety of classes are offered for your enjoyment. For the fitness conscious, a weight room with cardio and strength training equipment is available. For more information call 210-207-3285.
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August 2014
Lion's Field Multipurpose Center
Address: 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

Lion's Field is a multipurpose center, offering a variety of classes and programs. Classes are small enough to provide social opportunities and individual attention from instructors. Special events and holiday celebrations occur frequently. Programs and Activities at Lion’s Field include Book Clubs, Bunco, Bridge, Scrabble, Dominoes & Mah Jongg, music Lessons, Low Impact, Easy Movement and Arthritis Exercise Classes, art classes and much more. For more information call 210-207-5380.
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August 2014
Nix Health Foundation Community Outreach Activities
Location: Jefferson C. Davis Learning Center, 5th floor Nix Medical Center

Address: 414 Navarro, San Antonio, TX
The Nix Health Foundation offers community outreach activities for the greater San Antonio community. From topics such as Chronic Disease Self- Management Program to Diabetes Self-Management Program, A Matter of Balance and other topics and the Senior Gold Smart Living Seminars, the Nix Health Foundation is committed to improving quality of life by offering meaningful programs and services that support health and wellness. To register or for information, please call 210-579-3276 or 210-579-3277.
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August 2014
San Antonio Farmer’s Markets are Open!

The San Antonio Farmer’s Markets are open in locations around San Antonio. Visit a market in your neighborhood. The Markets are a great opportunity to meet and speak with the farmers who grow your food. You can ask for ideas or recipes for using the produce, even tips for growing it yourselves. Visit the website for the Farmer Market schedules.
www.sanantoniofarmersmarket.org

August 2014
Pearl Farmers Market

Location: Pearl Brewery, San Antonio, TX 78215
Pearl is a culinary and cultural destination in San Antonio, Texas and a great place to have a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, 9:00AM – 1:00PM (rain or shine). The Farmers Market is held in front of the historic Brewhouse. Come by and enjoy this historic gathering place is where you can eat, play, and learn along the banks of the San Antonio River.
www.atpearl.com

August 2014
Hill Country Farmers Market
Location: Northwest San Antonio Area

The Hill Country Farmers Market holds weekly farmers markets in locations around the Northwest San Antonio area. The group is made up of local farmers and artisanal food makers who sell their goods at local area farmers markets. This year the markets are: Del Fuegos, St. Andrews, Legacy, Leon Springs, and The RIM Shopping Center. All markets are held year-round. Visit the website for details.
www.hillcountryfarmersmarket.org

August 4, 2014 – Monday, 7:00PM
Filing for Social Security Presentation at Lion’s Field Multipurpose Center
Address: 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

Lion's Field is a multipurpose center, offering a variety of classes and programs. James Groh from Waddell & Reed, Inc. will be hosting a presentation on Social Security filing options and answer questions. His presentation will also cover flexibility and choices for retirement income. This free presentation is open to the community. Refreshments served. For more information call 210-207-5380.
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August 20, 2014 – Wednesday, 9:00AM - Noon
Health Fair Sponsored by Nix Health Care Foundation at Lion’s Field
Address: 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

Lion's Field a multipurpose center is hosting a Health Fair. Sponsored by the Nix Health Care Foundation, this event will feature several health screenings, representatives from various organizations with information on health and other important topics, and guest speakers from the medical community. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 210-207-5380.
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August 27, 2014 - Wednesday
Nix Health Foundation Senior Gold Smart Living Seminars - Last Wednesday of the Month
Location: Jefferson C. Davis Learning Center, 5th floor Nix Medical Center

Address: 414 Navarro, San Antonio, TX
The Nix Health Foundation is committed to improving quality of life by offering meaningful programs and services that support health and wellness. Gold Smart Living Seminars are held at the Jefferson C. Davis Learning Center on the fifth floor of the Nix Medical Center located at 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. 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.
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September 26 – 28, 2014
San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show
Location: Alamodome

Address: 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Come see stunning landscape, displays and water features that are certain to inspire projects for your home and garden. Meet local landscapers who will answer all your questions. Find just about anything for home improvement all under one roof from flooring, counter tops remodelers, spas, outdoor furniture to grills and much more.
www.sanantoniohomeshows.com

Save the Date in 2015

February 12 – March 1, 2015
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Location: AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum Grounds
Address: 3201 E Houston Street, San Antonio, TX
The 2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is booked and in the planning stages for 2015! The event will feature PRCA Rodeo action, live entertainment, livestock and horse shows, shopping, food, carnival and more. Look for more information on SENIOR DAYS where anyone 55 and over receives FREE GROUNDS ADMISSION ALL DAY!
www.sarodeo.com

March 21, 2015 – Saturday
Phoenix Pet Expo
Location: San Antonio Event Center

Address: 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr, San Antonio, TX 78227
Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged. Adopt! Dozens of Rescue Groups at this Mega Adoption Event. You will also find Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives, Free Nail Trims, Agility Demonstrations, Live Entertainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings and the latest pet products. Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet and much more! Free parking and admission! Bring Your Pet! (on a fixed lead with proof of vaccinations, please).
www.sanantoniopetexpo.com

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