Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Winter 2019

Carole Harris 7 A.M. 8 A.M. Festivities & On-Site Registration Red Dress 5K Fun Run & Walk Red Dress REGISTER NOW! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Register at 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78258 LOCATED AT 5K FUN RUN & WALK FEBRUARY 23, 2019 Recognizing the Energy and Power of YourWords THE OTHER DAY, I was working on multiple important projects and was facing quite a few deadlines at work. I was stressing out that I wasn’t going to get everything done in time (spoiler alert, I did). All of a sudden, I get an alert that I have a text. Some- times it takes me a while to read my texts, especially on hectic days, but for some reason I stopped what I was doing and looked at my phone. The text was from my daughter. “Hi. I love you, Mom” with three heart emoji. Now, this is a 13-year-old who texted me during her lunch period to let me know she loves me. My heart swelled. I texted back letting her know that I loved her, and her text made me smile. I really needed that text at that moment. To see those words and to know she was thinking about me. She brought me peace at a time when I was feeling anxious. She doesn’t always text me like that during the school day. Usually, it’s to tell me she forgot something or ask if I’ll call Grandpa to pick her up after school, which, of course, adds to my stress. It’s almost as if she knew I needed to hear those words at that precise moment. Words are so powerful. They can bring someone down or lift them up depending on how they are used. Yehuda Berg said, “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encourage- ment, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” Use your force constructively. Offer words of encourage- ment and lift up those around you. Don’t wait to spread joy and kindness. You never know what effect your words could have on others. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”—Blaise Pascal. Carole Harris Community Relations Specialist WomanPlus® and 55PLUS® HEALTH AND SAFETY FALL PREVENTION Afraid of falling? Fall awareness lengthens 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. Visit for a complete list of dates, times and locations. BOOT SCOOTIN’ TO GOOD HEALTH: LINE DANCING Line dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun! You can find a com- plete list of line dancing classes spon- sored by Methodist Healthcare at . 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 flexibility. 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 Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, campuses of Methodist Hospital, have outstanding weight-loss surgery programs. Visit and sign up to attend a seminar to learn more. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND NEWBORN CARE Registration is required for these classes and support groups. Space is limited. Below is a sample of the classes offered, for a complete list of classes visit . Beyond Baby Blues: An Educational Class on Postpartum Depression Rocking Dads Getting Ready for Childbirth You and Your Baby Peek-a-Boo Hospital Tours Breastfeeding Baby Steppers ENTERTAINMENT BROADWAY MAGIC SERIES If you are a member of 55PLUS®or WomanPlus®, you can purchase tickets directly by going to http://sanantonio. . The password is 55WOMANPLUS. The website will show you what the ticket price is through Ticketmaster as well as the discounted ticket price. Discounts 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®members. 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 Woman- Plus®or 55PLUS®mem- bership card to purchase tickets at a discount. N E W S , V I E W S & T I P S H E A L T H T A L K 2 K E E P I N G W E L L   W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 Connections Community