October 03, 2013
CTMC's next senior dance will feature homecoming theme
SAN MARCOS, TX – After Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Senior Day Dance drew more than 200 guests in August, the hospital decided to host a free dance for senior citizens every other month. The dances are designed to encourage a healthy celebration of activity, healthy refreshments and developing more interpersonal relationships.###
The CTMC Senior Dance will take place on Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 East Hopkins. The event will feature a homecoming theme, and guests are encouraged to wear their school colors or make a mum to show their school pride.
“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.
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.
Plans are in development for the following free senior dances in 2014: February, April, June, August, October and December. Each dance will have a theme.
Please RSVP for the CTMC Senior Dance by calling the CTMC Institute for Healthy Living 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 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, more than 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. 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, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.