Celebrate Heart Month 2018 with Methodist Healthcare

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing millions every year. This February, we invite you to stand up and make a heart-healthy change in your life. Join us all month long for informative, heartpumping events. Listen to experienced cardiologists, participate in a free women's heart health luncheon, take part in a Red Dress Fun Run & Walk 5k at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in honor of those affected by heart disease.

Taking Care of Your Heart

Red Dress 5K Fun Run and Walk

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7 a.m. Festivities and Late Registration | 8 a.m. Red Dress 5K Fun Run & Walk
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
1139 E. Sonterra Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78258

Help us honor those affected by heart disease. Wear red or your favorite red dress and join us for the Red Dress 5K Run & Walk at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. Along with Methodist Healthcare and the American Heart Association, your support will help the community lead healthier lives.

Entry Fee: No Refunds (all proceeds go to the American Heart Association):
$20 now through February 3rd.
$30 February 4-16
$40 on race site!

  • Enjoy refreshments and various educational areas
  • Pets on leashes welcome
  • This will be a timed race to better recognize the success of participants
  • Medals will be awarded to all participants

Packet Pick-up:
Friday, February 16, 2018
noon - 6pm
Methodist Store Oak Hospital
1139 E. Sonterra Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78258

These events are FREE, but registration is required. Click to register online or RSVP by calling the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355. Seating is limited, so register today!

“Heart Disease and Aging”

Friday, February 9, 2018, 9 a.m.

Presented by: Jorge Alvarez, M.D.
Santikos Bijou Cinema at Wonderland
of the Americas Mall
Theater Number Two, Level One of Mall
4522 Fredericksburg Rd., Balcones Heights, TX 78201

As we age, some changes occur in the heart and blood vessels. While many changes are due to modifiable factors, some are not. If left untreated, these can lead to heart disease. Join us as we discuss these changes and the latest procedures available. Join Dr. Jorge Alvarez, general and interventional cardiologist, as we discuss these changes and the latest procedures available.

“Heart and Vascular Health” Luncheon

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Jeffery Stein, M.D. -Vascular Surgery
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
(A Campus of Methodist Hospital)
8026 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229
Classrooms 1 and 2
(park in the metered surface lot; validation will be provided)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a disease in which plaque builds up in the body’s arteries. This decreases blood flow to organs and limbs, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Jeffrey Stein is a board-certified vascular surgeon who will share insights on prevention, symptoms and treatments of this progressive disease that affects one in 20 Americans over the age of 50.

“Love Your Heart and Your Food” Luncheon

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Christi Padilla, HHS Registered Dietitian
Methodist Hospital South-55Plus Center
1320 W Oaklawn Rd # L, Pleasanton, TX 78064

Please join Christi Padilla, Registered and Licensed Dietitian at Methodist Hospital South, to learn more about heart health and diet. A healthy lifestyle and eating plan can lower your risk for heart disease and may prevent current heart disease from worsening.

“Innovations in AFib and Stroke Prevention” Luncheon

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Adam Price, M.D.
Northeast Methodist Hospital
(A Campus of Methodist Hospital)
12412 Judson Road, Live Oak, TX 78233
Community Health Center (inside the hospital; free parking)

Electrophysiology addresses irregular rhythms in the hear, including atrial fibrillation (AFib), a leading cause of stroke. Board-certified electrophysiologist and cardiologist Dr. Adam Price will discuss this condition that affects 9% of Americans 65 and older, and share innovative approaches to stroke prevention.

“Her Heart” Luncheon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Gregory Altemose, M.D.
Methodist Texsan Hospital
(A Campus of Methodist Hospital)
6700 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201
Event is in One Heart Plaza
(building next to hospital; free parking)

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heart rate that increases the risk of heart-related complications. Dr. Gregory Altemose is a cardiac electrophysiologist with decades of experience treating this condition that affects more women than men. Learn about symptoms and treatment options during the thirteenth annual “Her Heart” luncheon.

2018-2019 San Antonio Go Red For Women Summit

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209

The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives.

Good for the Soul

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 sponsored by Methodist Healthcare at www.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 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.

Broadway Magic Series

If you are a member of 55PLUS® or WomanPlus®, you can purchase tickets directly by going to http://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. 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 WomanPlus® or 55PLUS® membership card to purchase tickets at a discount.


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