CONTACT: Roland Martinez, Department of Human Services, (210) 207-5920,
Susy Romero, District 3, (210) 207-7066,
SAN ANTONIO (September 7, 2017) — On September 7, the City Council passed a resolution declaring the month of September as Celebrate San Antonio Seniors Month, which is a local recognition of National Senior Center Month.
The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has annually designated September as National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is “Senior Centers, Masters in Aging!” Aging masterfully is a core ideal of what many older adults wish to achieve at senior centers. Whether through fitness classes, social activities, or a variety of other programs, senior centers continue to be the experts in their communities on aging.
To celebrate both the City Council’s commemoration of Celebrate San Antonio Seniors Month and National Senior Center Month, throughout the month of September, the City’s Department of Human Services (DHS) Senior Centers will host open houses and various activities at the centers to highlight the healthy, active, and independent lives of residents 60 years and older.
Since 1973, the Department of Human Services has provided nutrition, wellness, education and other activities to help San Antonio’s multi-generational senior community lead active, independent and engaged lives.
The Department of Human Services operates 10 full-time Comprehensive Senior Centers and 8 part-time Senior Nutrition Sites. Additionally, DHS coordinates meals and activities at 38 Senior Nutrition Sites operated by non-profit and faith based organizations throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. Services are provided to 33,000 seniors annually in partnership with health care providers, local vendors and volunteers.
“Our seniors play a vital role in our families, and the City’s senior centers help support the continued active involvement of these residents in our communities,” said District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran.
“Our goal is that senior centers serve as a neighborhood hub for seniors to make friends, pursue hobbies, and maintain their health. I encourage all seniors, 60 years and older, to visit their neighborhood senior center and take advantage of the array of services and resources available to them,” said Melody Woosley, Human Services Director, City of San Antonio.
DHS Comprehensive Senior Centers are a community where older adults can engage, enrich, enlighten and empower themselves with a full complement of wrap-around services focusing on health and wellness, case management, computer instruction, nutritional education, exercise, social and cultural activities. These centers also provide an extensive volunteer program allowing participants with the opportunity to volunteer, make friends and have fun while celebrating life.
Open houses are scheduled at each Comprehensive Senior Centers to promote services and provide tours. Seniors will have the opportunity to share why they love their senior centers. Below is the list of Centers, addresses, and open house event dates.
CITY-OPERATED COMPREHENSIVE CENTERS
Doris Griffin Senior One Stop Center (Council District 7) – September 12th
6157 N.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238
Bob Ross Senior Center (Council District 8) – September 13th
2219 Babcock, San Antonio, TX 78229
Normoyle Senior Center (Council District 5) – September 14th
700 Culberson, San Antonio, TX 78211
District 5 Senior Multi-Service Center (Council District 5) – September 15th
2701 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
District 2 Senior Center (Council District 2) – September 19th
1751 South W.W. White Road, San Antonio, TX 78220
Willie M. Cortez Senior Multi-Service Center (Council District 4) – September 20th
5512 S.W. Military Drive, San Antonio, TX 78242
Southside Lions Senior Center (Council District 3) – September 26th
3303 Pecan Valley Drive, San Antonio, TX 78210
Alicia Treviño López Senior One Stop Center (Council District 6) – September 27th
8353 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78251
West End Park Senior Center (Council District 1) – September 28th
1226 N.W. 18th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Northeast Senior Multi-Service Center (Council District 10) – September 29th
4135 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78217