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Central Texas Medical Center: Upcoming Events March 2017

Upcoming Events

EVENT: Free glucose checks and diabetes assessments

DATE: March 1

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


EVENT:
HealthCheck Pre-Event Community Blood Draws

TIME: 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.

DATES & LOCATIONS:
San Marcos
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: CTMC Community Classroom (1301 Wonder World Dr.)
March 16: El Buen Pastor Church (209 Grove St.)
March 22: Centro Cultural Hispano (211 Lee St.)

Kyle
March 9: Live Oak Health Partners (177 Kirkham Circle)

Wimberley
March 21: Wimberley Community Center (14068 Ranch Road 12)

New Braunfels
March 23: Gruene United Methodist Church (2629 E. Common St.)

Lockhart
March 29: Live Oak Health Partners (1711C South Colorado)

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. HealthCheck provides pre-event community blood draws for a low fee of $30, where you can receive more than $500 worth of valuable health screenings. By participating in a blood draw prior to the event, you will have the opportunity to review your results with a medical provider at the HealthCheck fair, where you will also benefit from more 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


EVENT:
Gift of Motherhood (1 Day Class)

DATE: March 4

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


EVENT:
Breastfeeding Class

DATE: March 7

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


EVENT:
First Aid & CPR Classes

DATE: March 13 & 15 (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


EVENT:
CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group

DATE: March 9 & 23

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. 

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


EVENT:
Gift of Motherhood (5-week series)

DATE: March 21 & 28, April 4, 11 & 18

TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 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.

These classes are offered as a five-week series. Class meets each Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Classroom. This class is offered in Spanish by request. 

Note: These classes are offered FREE if you are delivering at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC). 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


EVENT:
Finding Balance class for seniors

DATE: March 21 (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


EVENT:
CTMC scholarship deadline

DATE: March 31

TIME: 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Mail to CTMC Foundation, P.O. Box 912; San Marcos, TX 78667 (Must be postmarked by March 31)

DESCRIPTION: Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will once again honor the hard work of outstanding local and regional high school students with several $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships, which CTMC has been awarding to area high school seniors since 1997, may be used to cover costs of attending a university, college, community college or vocational/trade school. Proof of enrollment and a tuition statement must be submitted in order to receive the scholarship. The scholarship awards are based on community involvement, work or organization experience, financial need and academic achievement.

Application forms are available at https://www.ctmc.org/giving.

EMAIL CONTACT: JerilynMiller@ahss.org


Location

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