Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Spring 2018
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE NEEDS HEALTHBUS AND WELL WALDO’S WHEELS 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) Do you worry about how you will get to your next doctor’s appointment? Do you use a wheelchair and need a little extra assistance getting to the hospital for outpatient testing? Do you have a child with special needs and lack a vehicle that can accommodate your child’s medi- cal transportation needs? Methodist Healthcare has the answer. HealthBus for adults and Well Waldo’s Wheels for children and expectant moms provide transportation from your home to your doctor’s office or hospital and then pick you up later and take you home. For information on how to schedule a ride and specific hospitals and ZIP codes served, please call 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) . CALL-A-NURSE FOR CHILDREN FROM METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 210-22-NURSE (210-226-8773) Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Weekends and major holidays. When your child has a medical need, Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, has specially trained pediatric nurses to assist you with medi- cal advice concerning your child. Connections Community 2 K E E P I N G W E L L S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 N E W S , V I E W S & T I P S M E T H O D I S T H E A L T H C A R E WELLNESS EVENTS WALKER WELLNESS Fridays, June 8, Sept. 14 and Dec. 14 starting at 9 a.m. in the Food Court area of Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road These seminars are free , but registration is required. Call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 . Refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to walk the mall before or after the seminar. Won- derland of the Americas encourages guests to exercise indoors in their safe, air-conditioned environment. For an up-to-date list of our events, visit SAHealth.com/calendar CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND NEWBORN CARE Registration is required for these classes and support groups. Space is limited. Call the Methodist Health- care HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333 to register or to get more information about locations offered: Medical Center, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. • Beyond Baby Blues: An Educational Class on Postpartum Depression • Rocking Dads • FirstSteps Educational Series • Getting Ready for Childbirth • You and Your Baby • Peek-a-Boo Hospital Tours • Pets and Your Baby • Breastfeeding • Buckle Up Baby Classes • Car Seat Safety 101 Class HEALTH AND SAFETY BOOT SCOOTIN’ TO GOOD HEALTH: LINE DANCING Line dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun! Call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333 for details and a list of classes and locations. You can find a complete list of line dancing classes spon- sored by Methodist Healthcare at SAHealth.com/community . DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES Methodist Healthcare offers classes to help people manage their diabetes and improve their quality of life. For dates, times and locations for the classes, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333 . DISCOUNTED TAI CHI CLASSES Offered regularly with instructor Chiquita Picardo. Call 210-653-1866 for more information. YOGA WITH LIGHT HAND WEIGHTS Regain youthful strength and flex- ibility. Call Gloria at 210-364-8859 for details. HAND AND FOOT CARDS Hand and foot cards is played on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Please contact Pauline Lizzote at 210-957-1038 for more information. WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY SEMINARS Metropolitan Methodist Hospi- tal and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, campuses of Methodist Hospital, have outstand- ing weight-loss surgery programs. Visit HealthForLifeCenter.com and sign up to attend a seminar to learn more. ENTERTAINMENT BROADWAY MAGIC SERIES If you are a member of 55PLUS®or WomanPlus®, you can purchase tick- ets directly by going to sanantonio .broadway.com/groups/promo . The password is 55WOMANPLUS. The website will show you what the ticket price is through Ticketmaster as well as the discounted ticket price. Dis- counts range from 15 to 40 percent. Unless otherwise noted, everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age. Please visit the website for prices and the most up-to-date listing of shows. JOSEPHINE THEATER The Josephine Theater offers all shows at only $14 per ticket for 55PLUS®and WomanPlus®mem- bers. Major credit cards, debit cards, checks or in-person cash are accepted. Margie, our ticket coordinator, is available to answer questions or assist with ticket purchases Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 210-734-4646 for more information. Present your WomanPlus® or 55PLUS®membership card to purchase tickets at a discount. FREE FALL PREVENTION SEMINAR Afraid of falling? Fall awareness length- ens lives. Falling is NOT a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented. Attend this free class and learn how to manage your risk factors and live a full and active life, free from the fear of falling. Program Objectives • Identify slip, trip, and fall hazards • Discuss ways to avoid injuries and the importance of staying active • Review how medication side effects may cause falls • Discuss why vision and hearing exams are needed • How to maintain your independence as long as possible Target Audience is everyone… • Concerned about falling • Interested in improving balance • Who has fallen in the past • Limiting activities due to a fear of falling • Including family, friends, caregivers of those at risk of falls 2018 Dates Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, 1310 McCullough Ave. Wednesday, June 13 Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd. Wednesday, Sept. 19 John Hornbeak Building, 4450 Medical Drive Wednesday, Oct. 17 Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital, 9150 Huebner, #100 Wednesday, Nov. 14 Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, 1310 McCullough Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 12 Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital, 9150 Huebner, #100 CALL to reserve your spot 210-575-0355 or toll-free 1-800-333-7333 . Visit sahealth.com/service/fall-prevention for additional fall prevention tips/classes.