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Published on Friday, September 28, 2018

Councilwoman Viagran and WellMed Reflect on 10 Remarkable Years at the Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2018) — Today, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran helped commemorate a decade of outstanding programming at the Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center located on SW Military Drive. The center, founded by Dr. George Rapier III and his wife Kym, is named in honor of George and Henry Cisneros’ late mother, who was a regular member of the center before she passed away.


“I am so impressed by the consistent exemplary delivery of services this senior center has provided over the years, and I constantly receive positive feedback from my District 3 residents about the staff and resources found here. They love their senior center and are so proud of it,” said Councilwoman Viagran. “For 10 years, WellMed has worked with the City and community partners to supply healthy lunches, social activities, exercise options and so much more to the aging population in the area. Our seniors are the heart and soul of our neighborhoods, and it’s only right that we take care of them as best we can.”


The center features a range of amenities, including a full gym outfitted with stationary bicycles, treadmills, nautilus equipment and free weights with a personal trainer.  Center-goers also have access to a computer lab, pool tables, table tennis, exercise gear and dance classes. All services are available at no cost to anyone age 60 and older.


“Kym and I are very proud of the way the Cisneros Senior Community Activity Center has been embraced as a haven for older adults on the South Side,” said WellMed Chairman and CEO Dr. George Rapier. “We believe that seniors can thrive in a place that designed to keep them active and healthy. Our sincere thanks to the City of San Antonio and to all the partners who have helped made the Cisneros center a success for the past 10 years. We look forward to the next decade.” 

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