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May 2013 & Beyond
May 23, 2013 – Thursday, 11:00AM - 1:00AM
Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show at Independence Hill Retirement Community
Location: Independence Hill Retirement Community
Address: 20500 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX
Come see the newest in summer trends by Draper’s and Damon’s while enjoying a great lunch, camaraderie and fashion-tinis. RSVP by May 20th to 210-615-4000.
June 1-2, 2013
San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival – SAS Fest
Location: San Antonio, TX
The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival, also known as SAS FEST, is a free, three-day event featuring an outstanding line-up of local, regional, and nationally known jazz artists, with an Arts & Crafts Fair, as well as delicious food and drinks. This year there will also be the 1st Annual San Antonio Summer Art Festival.
June 7-9, 2013
Texas Folklife Festival
Location: San Antonio, TX
The Texas Folklife Festival was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival held in Washington, D.C. in 1968. On behalf of the Institute of Texan Cultures (which was built as part of the Texan Pavilion for the 1968 World’s Fair), O.T. Baker attended the first Smithsonian Folklife Festival and returned home with big plans which was to replicate the event in San Antonio. So join in the celebration of all things Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. This is a three-day cultural extravaganza brings more than 40 ethnic groups together in one place to showcase their authentic food, traditional music and dance and authentic crafts.
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.
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.
Watch for information on The 2012 Texas State Senior Games
The 2012 Texas State Senior Games are usually held in the fall. Watch for more information by visiting theTexas State Senior Games website on a regular basis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The non-profit International Essential Tremor Foundation also has a web site - see below.
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.
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.
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