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Welcome to the Nix Health Foundation!
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.
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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.

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. for healthy and easy stretch and balance exercises. No special clothing required.

    Stretch and Tone 10:30 a.m.
    Lunch 11:30 a.m.
    Presentation 12 noon

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Falls Prevention presented by Aixa Alvarez, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Nix Medical Center, 5th Floor Auditorium

    While falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient, the opportunity to reduce falls has never been better. Dr. Alvarez will discuss proven interventions that can reduce falls and help older adults live better and longer. She will also discuss the benefits of rehabilitation.

Community Outreach Activities
    The A-B-C-Ds of Medicare
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 11 am – 12 noon
    Nix Medical Center, 5th Floor Auditorium

    Get ready for open enrollment! We will help you understand Medicare Parts A - D, Supplements, the Savings Program, Low Income Subsidies, Long Term Care Services and discuss Senior Medicare Patrol and Financial Exploitation. This educational program is open to Medicare participants, caregivers and soon to be enrollees. To RSVP please call Diana at (210) 579-3157.

    Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
    Presented by Ginny Funk, Alzheimer's Association
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015; 11 am - 12 noon
    Nix Medical Center, 5th Floor Auditorium

    For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us for this FREE presentation to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Click here for a flyer. Please RSVP to (210) 579-3157.

    A Matter of Balance
    Classes meet from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Thursdays, September 10 - October 29
    Nix Medical Center, 5th Floor Auditorium

    Falls and fractures are NOT inevitable. Falls are preventable and NOT a function of age. A Matter Of Balance is a class designed to help you increase your strength and balance, decrease your fear of falling and increase your activity level. Classes are FREE and consist of 8 two-hour sessions. Wear comfortable shoes. Scooters, canes or walkers are acceptable. Seating is limited. Call (210) 579-3157 to reserve your seat.

    Free Diabetes Self- Management Workshop
    Classes meet from 9 am - 11:30 am
    Tuesdays, September 15 - October 27
    Nix Medical Center, 5th Floor Auditorium

    Are you balancing diabetes & life? You can Take Control! This My Life My Health Workshop is a Stanford University Medical School patient education workshop and study for adults with diabetes and/or their caregivers. Learn how to deal with symptoms, frustrations and how to design your own self-management program. Classes meet for 2.5 hours once a week for 7 weeks. Seating is limited. Call (210) 579-3157 to reserve your seat.

    Bravo for Art-ability - Never too old to create!
    Friday, September 18, 2015; 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Commander's House Adult & Senior Center
    622 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, 78204

    Bravo for ArtAbility, Never too Old to Create! Is a 50+ Art Exhibit for the Greater San Antonio Senior Community. Held annually by the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department Commander's House Adult and Senior Center, AACOG and Bexar AAA. The event hosts five categories of competition:
    • Painting/Drawing
    • Pottery/Ceramics/Sculpture
    • Fibers and Craft
    • Photography
    • Jewelry
    Prospectus and Entry-Forms are available upon request.

    Telephone 210.207.3011 or email or

    Registration Deadline - Monday, August 10, 2015

    Click here for a flyer.

    Artwork due - September 11, 2015 during 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    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!


Nix Health Foundation

414 Navarro, Suite 1015   San Antonio, Texas 78205-2523   Phone: (210) 579-3158   Fax: (210) 242-3641
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