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Central Texas Medical Center: Upcoming Events April 2017

Upcoming Events

Gift of Motherhood (1 Day Class)

DATE: April 1

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: CTMC Community Classroom (1301 Wonder World Drive; San Marcos, TX)

DESCRIPTION: Learn what to expect during your childbirth and how you and your partner can get ready. You should attend classes after your 28th week of pregnancy. Topics covered are: your pregnant body, stages of labor, support person’s role, comfort and coping skills (including breathing techniques, water therapy, movement in labor, birth ball), medical interventions, medications in labor, cesarean section, your newborn, postpartum, breastfeeding, and the Cradle of Care. The reservation is valid for two people only (you and one other person). Please bring two pillows. Please be sure to dress comfortably. Healthy snacks will be available. A healthy and light lunch will be provided on Saturday. If you are not delivering at CTMC, a $65 fee per couple applies.

PHONE CONTACT: Register by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818


Free glucose checks and diabetes assessments

DATE: April 5

TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: CTMC Main Lobby (1301 Wonder World Drive; San Marcos, TX)

DESCRIPTION: CTMC offers free glucose checks and diabetes assessments on the first Wednesday of each month.

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818


CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group

DATE: April 6 & 20

TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Every other Thursday)

LOCATION: CTMC Small Community Classroom (1301 Wonder World Drive; San Marcos, TX)

DESCRIPTION: Diabetes may seem overwhelming because it impacts so many areas of your life. It's important to have support from family, friends, other people with diabetes and medical professionals to help you manage and control your condition. How can CTMC's Diabetes Support Group help? 

• Benefit from the experience of others living with the disease 
• Get motivated to follow your self-management plan 
• Meetings provide a space for understanding and mutual acceptance. 
• Gain a sense of control and empowerment 
• Talk openly about your condition and concerns 
• Learn coping skills that have helped others 
• Obtain advise on meal planning, physical activity and monitoring of blood sugar 
• Opportunity to regularly meet with CTMC's Diabetes Educator and Dieticians 

This support group is conducted by CTMC Diabetes Educator and Dietitians. Special speakers and presentations will be a part of the ongoing meetings. 


First Aid & CPR Classes

DATE: April 10 & 12 (Second Monday and Wednesday of each month)

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: CTMC Community Classroom (1301 Wonder World Drive; San Marcos, TX)

COST: $50

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to save a life in this two-night course that combines training in CPR, rescue breathing, choking emergency care, the use of a defibrillator and basic first aid. Successful completion of the two-day class required for certification.

PHONE CONTACT: Register by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818


Joy of Parenting Class

DATE: April 17

TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Central Texas Medical Center – 1301 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, TX

DESCRIPTION: This class is designed for new parents to learn about the basics for caring for their new baby. From the physical aspects of bathing, diapering, dressing, etc., to understanding their new baby (stages of development, why baby cries, SIDS, safety in the home, etc.). The reservation is valid for two people only (you and one other person). The classes are offered FREE if you are delivering at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC). If you are not delivering at CTMC, a $30 fee per couple applies.

PHONE CONTACT:
Register by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818


CREATION HealthCheck

DATE: April 18

TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The CTMC CREATION Health Institute welcomes you to participate in this year’s CREATION HealthCheck event, Hays County’s largest health screening and fair. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 18. Those who participated in a pre-event community blood draw will be able to pick up test results and review them with a clinical provider at the event. Those who not make it to a blood draw prior to the HealthCheck fair can have their blood drawn for $30, and the results will be mailed to them. The blood draw allows guests to receive more than $500 worth of valuable health screenings. The HealthCHeck fair will feature more than than 60 exhibitors offering services, information and free screenings.

PHONE CONTACT: Register by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818

WEBSITE: ctmchealthcheck.com


Finding Balance class for seniors

DATE: April 18 (Third Tuesday of each month)

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: San Marcos Activity Center – 501 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX

DESCRIPTION: “Finding Balance” is an exercise class designed to help individuals 60 and older to strengthen their balance, which improves safety by decreasing the risk of falls. Added benefits include an improved confidence, enhanced strength and flexibility, a boosted immune system and a maintained or increased level of mobility. People of all activity levels are encouraged to attend.

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC Home Health, (512) 753-3584


Breastfeeding Class

DATE: April 18

TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Central Texas Medical Center – 1301 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, TX

DESCRIPTION: Learn about breastfeeding in a personal environment. This class will prepare you for this wonderful journey with your baby. This class discusses the benefits of breastfeeding for the mother & baby, the how-to of breastfeeding, breastfeeding at the hospital, the first week & beyond. Learn about manual expression, breast pumps & the lactation support available to you through the Cradle of Care and Lactation Center.

PHONE CONTACT:
Register by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute, (512) 753-3818


Back to work and Breastfeeding Tea

DATE: April 29

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central Texas Medical Center (1301 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666)

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an afternoon tea and informative free class on how to make the transition of going back to work or school smooth for both you and your baby. With advanced planning and preparation you can continue to enjoy your breastfeeding relationship. Please bring baby too! 

PHONE CONTACT: Register by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818


Location

Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
512.353.8979