July 28, 2014
Celebrate Senior Citizens Day at CTMC's 2nd annual FREE Senior Day Dance August 21
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – August 21 is recognized as National Senior Citizens Day, and Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), in partnership with the City of San Marcos, is encouraging a healthy celebration of activity, light refreshments and developing more interpersonal relationships by hosting the second annual free Senior Day Dance from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 East Hopkins Street in San Marcos.###
The theme of this dance is formal, and guests are asked to dress up in their fanciest attire. Refreshments will be sponsored by Legend Oaks Nursing and Rehab in Kyle.
“We are calling all seniors to come out and enjoy a fun activity, healthy refreshments and an opportunity to expand friendships,” said CTMC Director of PR/Marketing Clay DeStefano.
National Senior Citizens Day was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 when he called on the people of the United States to “observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
“Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country,” President Reagan said in Proclamation 5847. “That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land.”
After last year’s inaugural Senior Day Dance was such a success, CTMC began hosting free themed dances for active retirees every other month. The remaining 2014 events, now called the “Social Spin,” will take place on October 8 (Masquerade Ball Theme) and December 10 (Holiday Theme).
Research shows that dancing promotes balance and strength, as well as memory and brain function. Besides the well-documented mental and physical benefits, dancing also encourages interpersonal relationships, an essential part of optimal wellness that is outlined in the CREATION Health principles.
CREATION Health is a faith-based health and wellness philosophy that was developed by Adventist Health System (AHS), CTMC’s parent company. The CREATION Health principles are based on biblical ideas that promote a balanced approach to achieving optimal health through the following concepts: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition. To learn more about the CREATION Health lifestyle, visit ctmc.org and click on the CREATION Health banner, or make plans to attend an upcoming three-part CREATION Health workshop series September 11, 18 and 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Orchard Park Assisted Living & Memory Care in Kyle.
Admission to the CTMC Senior Day Dance is free, and guests will have a chance to win door prizes at the event. For more information about CTMC’s dances or upcoming CREATION Health events, please call the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.