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CTMC December 2016 Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

EVENT: Free glucose checks and diabetes assessments

DATE: December 7

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:
CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group

DATE: December 8 & 22

TIME: 6:00 – 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:
Keys to Control: Diabetes Self-Management Program (Part I) (By Physician Order)

DATE: December 1 & 15

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: CTMC Mail Lobby (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 (1 Day Class)

DATE: December 10

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:
Free Balance Screening

DATE: December 14

TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: CTMC Rehabilitation Institute – 1340 Wonder World Drive, Suite 2100, San Marcos, TX

DESCRIPTION: Are you experiencing unsteadiness, near falls or frequent falls? The CTMC Rehabilitation Institute is offering free balance screenings to assess your balance and read your blood pressure, determine causes of falls and balance loss, identify areas of weakness, restore function after a fall and determine if a referral is needed for a physical therapist or specialist.  

PHONE CONTACT: Reserve your spot by calling (512) 753-3539


EVENT:
Social Spin – Holiday Theme

DATE: December 14

TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you an active retiree? Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), in partnership with the City of San Marcos, presents its next free Social Spin dance. The event will feature a holiday theme, and guests are encouraged to dress in their festive Christmas attire. The dances are designed to encourage a healthy celebration of activity, healthy refreshments and developing more interpersonal relationships among senior citizens.

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC Community Relations Coordinator Lisa Adams, (512) 753-3608


EVENT:
Joy of Parenting

DATE: December 19

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: CTMC Community Classroom (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). 

Note: These 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


EVENT:
Finding Balance class for seniors

DATE: December 20

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:
Back to Work and Breastfeeding Tea

DATE: December 28

TIME: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an afternoon tea and informative 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! 

In this class we will discuss: 

• Your Rights for Pumping at Work 
• Feeding Options 
• Pumping Strategies & Tips 
• Breast Milk Storage Guidelines 
• Maintaining Your Milk Supply 
• Strategies for Breastfeeding and Working 
• How to Choose a Bottle 
• Tips on Offering a Bottle 
• Recommended Reading and Resources 

This class is includes a presentation, group discussion, informative handouts, and resources. 

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


Location

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