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Central Texas Medical Center: News


CTMC Event Calendar: May 2017

Upcoming Events


EVENT: Gift of Motherhood (5-week series)

DATE: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Central Texas Medical Center (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. 

COST: 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:
Free glucose checks and diabetes assessments

DATE: May 3

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:
Free balance screening

DATE: May 3

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:
National Day of Prayer Breakfast

DATE: May 4

TIME: Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Program starts at 8:00 a.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: Since signed into law in 1952, Americans across the country have celebrated the National Day of Prayer, which encourages people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It is observed annually on the first Thursday in May.

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) would like to invite the community to the annual National Day of Prayer. During breakfast, we will reflect on the blessings in our lives, join in prayer and share in fellowship. Guest speakers at the event will include San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and Dr. Sue Ann Harrison. Please RSVP to Inge Bakker at (512) 753-3818 or inge.bakker@ahss.org.

PHONE CONTACT: Inge Bakker (512) 753-3818


EVENT:
CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group

DATE: May 4 & 18

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


EVENT:
CTMC hosts Cottage Kitchen luncheon

DATE: May 5

TIME: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Charles S. Cock House Museum (400 W. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX)

DESCRIPTION: Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is proud to sponsor the Cottage Kitchen luncheon on Friday, May 5 at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. The lunch will feature chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and a beverage. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Association of San Marcos.

COST: $8 (Cash or check only)


EVENT:
Fit Family Fun Day

DATE: May 7

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: Central Texas Medical Center hosts the free CREATION Health event to provide an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, including a 1-mile walk, fitness challenge, inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo, barrel train rides, photo booth, giveaways, children’s activity booths geared toward educating a total wellness lifestyle, music, door prizes and treats. 1-4 p.m.

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


EVENT:
First Aid & CPR Classes

DATE: May 10

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


EVENT:
Gift of Motherhood (1 Day Class)

DATE: May 13

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.


EVENT:
Finding Balance class for seniors

DATE: May 16 (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:
Breastfeeding Class

DATE: May 30

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


Location

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