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CTMC Upcoming Events: January & February 2016

CTMC Upcoming Events


January & February 2016


Free glucose checks and diabetes assessments


DATE: January 6

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 (Part 1 & 2)


DATE: January 7 & 14 and January 21 & 28

TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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 advice on meal planning, physical activity and monitoring of blood sugar
* Opportunity to regularly meet with CTMC's Diabetes Educator and Dietitians

The CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group meets at Central Texas Medical Center every other Thursday with Part 2 of the support group taking place the following week. This support group is conducted by CTMC’s diabetes educator and dietitians. Special speakers and presentations will be a part of the ongoing meetings.

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres, (512) 753-3706

WEBSITE: ctmc.org/education-events

HeartSaver First Aid & CPR Class


DATE: January 11 & 13

TIME: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: This class is taught on the second Monday and Wednesday of every month (second Wednesday is based on the date the second Monday begins)*. The two-night course combines training in adult, child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, choking emergency care and the use of an automated external defibrillator, and basic first aid. Successful completion of the two-day class required for certification. Register online at ctmc.org/education-events.

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

WEBSITE: ctmc.org/education-events

*There must be a minimum of three participants to hold class. Please call the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818 to confirm class.

Free glucose checks and diabetes assessments


DATE: February 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

CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group (Part 1 & 2)


DATE: February 4 & 11 and February 18 & 25

TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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 advice on meal planning, physical activity and monitoring of blood sugar
* Opportunity to regularly meet with CTMC's Diabetes Educator and Dietitians

The CREATION Health Diabetes Support Group meets at Central Texas Medical Center every other Thursday with Part 2 of the support group taking place the following week. This support group is conducted by CTMC’s diabetes educator and dietitians. Special speakers and presentations will be a part of the ongoing meetings.

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres, (512) 753-3706

WEBSITE: ctmc.org/education-events

HeartSaver First Aid & CPR Class


DATE: February 8 & 10

TIME: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: This class is taught on the second Monday and Wednesday of every month (second Wednesday is based on the date the second Monday begins)*. The two-night course combines training in adult, child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, choking emergency care and the use of an automated external defibrillator, and basic first aid. Successful completion of the two-day class required for certification. Register online at ctmc.org/education-events.

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

WEBSITE: ctmc.org/education-events

*There must be a minimum of three participants to hold class. Please call the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818 to confirm class.

Have A Heart for Hospice Valentine’s Luncheon


DATE: February 9

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: This annual luncheon helps neighbors who receive hospice care. Tickets are $40 per person. The event will include lunch provided by Werner’s Catering and entertainment by Texas State University choral sensation VocaLibre.

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

E-MAIL: lisa.adams@ahss.org


Free Healthy Cooking Class

DATE: February 10

TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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

DESCRIPTION: Learn about plant-based nutrition for your heart from CTMC dietitians, and leave with tasty recipes you can prepare at home.

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

WEBSITE: ctmc.org/education-events

Social Spin Dance 


DATE: February 10

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? Grab your friends and get your heart rate up while dancing and socializing at the San Marcos Activity Center from 2-4 p.m. The FREE dance will feature a Valentine’s theme, and guests are encouraged to wear pink and red. Heart-healthy information will be provided.

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


Embassy Suites presents Fashion from the Heart

DATE: February 11

TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center (1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos, TX)

DESCRIPTION: Mingle with friends as you move from station to station enjoying wines with paired appetizers from around the world. The evening will conclude with a Fashion Show from CTMC supporters and donors. New Braunfels native Kayde Campbell Wolf will speak about her heart transplant at the event. Purchase tickets for $25 at CTMCHeart.com. Proceeds benefit the Ingram Heart Center at CTMC.

PHONE CONTACT: CTMC Foundation Manager Jerilyn Miller, (512) 753-3687

E-MAIL: Jerilyn.miller@ahss.org


30th Annual CREATION HealthCheck Blood Draw

DATE: February 12, 19 & 26

TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center (1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos, TX)

DESCRIPTION: Get an informative blood screening for only $30. Call (512) 753-3818 to sign up for CTMC’s 30th annual CREATION HealthCheck fair and blood screening. The fair takes place on Tuesday, April 12, where you will be able to review your blood draw results with a clinical provider.

The Basic Screening Panel includes:

* Complete Metabolic Panel (screening for glucose, renal and liver disorders)
* Lipid Panel (Cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown and Triglycerides)
* Complete Blood Cell Count (white blood cell, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets)

For more information on additional blood screenings and prices, visit ctmchealthcheck.com.

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

WEBSITE: ctmchealthcheck.com



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