SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), in partnership with the City of San Marcos, will present its next free Senior Dance on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 East Hopkins St. The event will feature a Valentine’s theme, and guests are encouraged to wear pink and red.
The dances are designed to encourage a healthy celebration of activity, healthy refreshments and developing more interpersonal relationships among senior citizens. Legend Healthcare is sponsoring the refreshments for this event.
“We are calling all seniors to come out and enjoy a fun activity, healthy refreshments and an opportunity to expand friendships,” said CTMC Community Relations Coordinator Lisa Adams.
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 promoted in the CREATION Health principles.
As part of its month-long celebration of heart health, CTMC will also provide guests with helpful information on heart attack risk and warning signs.
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. The proven results of this lifestyle on wellness and longevity are extraordinary. For more information about CREATION Health, visit ctmc.org and click on the CREATION Health banner on the home page.
The following free senior dances will also take place in 2014:
• April 2 – Spring Theme
• June 18 – Patriotic Theme
• August 21 – Senior Day Dance
• October (Day TBA) – Homecoming Theme
• December (Day TBA) – Holiday Theme
Please RSVP for the CTMC Senior Dance by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818. If you would like to see our full list of heart health activities in February, please visit www.ctmc.org
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 700 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 and 2012, 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 has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.