Our events and programs focus on your
Experience The Village difference.
You’ll enjoy a variety of intergenerational programs including social, recreational, educational, wellness, cultural and spiritual programs. To see our calendar, click here.
Wellness programs – celebrating lives and healing spirits.
Created in the image and likeness of God, we value many different forms of wellness. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence within the mind, body and spirit. Listed below are some of the social programs you can look forward to.
Health & Wellness Courtesy Nurse
Our friendly staff is ready to assist you. The main objective of our Health and Wellness Courtesy Nurse is to provide educational and referral services so that residents maintain overall well-being, cultivate an environment for a healthy lifestyle and/or obtain services to maintain one’s independence.
• Assists residents in overall well-being activities.
• Upon request, obtain vital signs which include blood pressure, pulse & temperature as needed in Wellness
Courtesy Nurse Office.
• Upon request, explanation to resident and/or family in administration of medication.
• Coordination of resident support services such as:
—Assistance in obtaining health related equipment & supplies (Supplies obtained by
The Village at Incarnate Word will be billed to resident’s room
—Obtain medical specialists for clinic
—Refer residents to appropriate local health care providers
—Coordinating and/or providing educational training in health related matters
—Assistance in obtaining in-home services and providers
Monthly Educational Wellness Lectures
A full range of lectures are offered, focused on a variety of wellness related topics such as fall prevention, apartment safety, safe driving strategies, cancer prevention, healthy cooking, stress management and more!
A balance exercise/activity class to help improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Strength and flexibility are necessary for balance control, because when the body is in danger of falling, fast and sometimes powerful movements of the legs, arms, and torso are usually needed to reposition the body to prevent the fall.
A form of exercises performed slowly through a full range of motion involving all major muscle groups. Work muscles by using a whole variety of upper body, and lower body exercises using a variety of fitness equipment as you sit to be fit.
Aerobic activity incorporated with physical conditioning (lifting weight). The body is exercising many transitions at a given time. (Limited class, only ten residents per session)
Mind, body, breathing exercises that help improve levels of strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone,
stamina, and well-being.
Water exercises that incorporate improvement in cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength. Helps relieve back pain, muscle pain, and joint pain.
Tai Chi Chih
A light stretching and meditation exercise to improve both physical and spiritual health, led by Sr. Alice Holden.
Journaling Group and Centering Prayer with Discussion
Beginner to higher level intermediate classes available. Learn everything from the Waltz to the Cha Cha Cha!
Volunteer Opportunities at The Village at Incarnate Word
The Volunteer Program at The Village at Incarnate Word holds the promise each and every day of bringing to the community the touch of the Lord. We invite you to share your time and talent with our ministry. Volunteers from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and interests have been called to serve our community.
Volunteers have marvelous opportunities for service in established activities or by creating their own very unique and specialized niche.Volunteer opportunities include:
• Game callers/leaders
• Gift Shop Volunteers
• Noah’s Cart Volunteers
• Dining room assistance
• Compassionate Companion Program Volunteer
• Birthday/Feastday servers
• Event Specialists
• Inventory Assistants
• Salon transport assistance
• Resident visiting and companionship
• Seasonal decorating
Like a gentle weaving of colorful threads on a tapestry, our volunteers bind and bless, invigorate, comfort, carry joy and do marvelous acts of service.
Connections Community Outreach Program
Connections Community Outreach Program focuses on a holistic approach to health and wellness and is designed to enhance the mind, body and spirit of those served. The primary goal is to promote the concept of healthy living. Connections provides education, family caregiver support and information, nutrition, illness prevention and self-care as well as dance, exercise, creative arts and friendly game competition. These services are provided at little or no cost to the greater San Antonio community.
If you would like a copy of the newsletter mailed to your home address, please contact Connections Coordinator Debbie Gonzales at (210) 829-7561, ext. 187 or email: email@example.com.
Check out our latest “Connections” Newsletter
Click here to read the April - June 2013 issue!
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Mark your calendar!
Enjoy Salon Mexico classes each Friday at 7 p.m. Only $3 per person. See page 2 of the newsletter for details!
April 26 - Swing
May 3 - Salsa & Cumbia
May 10 - No dance tonight
May 17 - Tango & Milonga
May 24 - Bachata & Merengue
May 31 - Chachacha & Mambo
Stay in touch with your health!
Check out the ongoing Tai Chi/Qigong and Yoga classes. See page 4 of the Connections newsletter.