Health Matters

FREE WELLNESS PROGRAM For Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Health Matters Program is about taking Control of Your Health & Wellness

Participants will learn:

  • The benefits of physical activity & healthy food choices
  • How medications may affect your body, physical activity & eating habits
  • To monitor your heart rate & blood pressure during physical activity
  • To identify foods that make up a well balance MyPlate

Health Matters Program will meet at: 
YMCA at OP Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera Rd, San Antonio Tx 78250)
September 11- December 8
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
(1:30-3:30pm)

Training: Improving Quality of Life for People with IDD

Improving Quality of Life for People with IDD: Infusing Trauma Informed Care and Positive Identity Development into Existing Supports

Hill Country IDD Regional Support Team has joined with the Hill Country MHDD Centers Trauma Informed Care Services Department and the Alamo Area Council of Governments to provide "Improving the Quality of Life for People with IDD: Infusing Trauma Informed Care and Positive Identity Development into Existing Supports" training in four locations during the months of June and July, 2017.

Although every one is welcome, this training is designed specifically for people who support individuals with IDD, but are not therapists (family members, service coordinators, teachers, nurses, etc.). The training includes the use of multiple tools developed by nationally recognized expert in IDD treatment, Karyn Harvey, PhD, to teach core concepts that lead to happier lives (and fewer problem behaviors). The skills taught in this training can be applied to all people. A section on self-care and caregiver resiliency is also included in this training.

DATES: 
Wednesday June 7th 2017: Gulf Bend Center, 6502 Nursery Drive, Victoria, Texas
Register at: https://qualityoflifevictoria.splashthat.com

Wednesday June 14th 2017: Fredericksburg Law Enforcement Center, 1601 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas
Register at: https://qualityoflifefredericksburg.splashthat.com

Tuesday June 20th 2017: Uvalde Civic Center, 300 E. Main Street, Uvalde, Texas
Register at: https://qualityoflifeuvalde.splashthat.com

Tuesday July 18th 2017: Alamo Area Council of Governments, 8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio, Texas
Register at: https://qualityoflifesa.splashthat.com

For any questions please contact:
Cynthia Villarreal
cvillarreal@hillcountry.org
512-558-2004 ext. 1521
(Fax): 512-392-1628