Senior Health Services

Due to COVID-19, a number of our classes and educational programs are temporarily on hold or are being offered in a new format. Call us for updates.

To join an online Medicare Information Session, visit Online Medicare Information Sessions below.


Helping Seniors 60 and Older Look Better and Feel Better

University Health System makes it easier for adults 60 and older to get healthy with our PlatinumU senior health program. We focus on promoting healthy and active living through a wide range of health-related services just for you, your family members, friends and caregivers.

Through a variety of programs, our goal is to support and improve the social, physical, emotional and educational well-being of seniors. Senior health services include interesting programs to keep our residents engaged. You can participate in our nutrition, exercise and diabetes management educational programs. Our patients benefit from our medication management information and so much more. We’re here to educate, guide and support you in your journey toward a healthier, happier you.

Membership in our PlatinumU Program is free. Enroll online or call to become a PlatinumU member.

When you become a member, you immediately have access to a number of benefits. Our PlatinumU Program is just one of many health support services and advantages that we provide through our comprehensive services to seniors within our community.

Membership in our PlatinumU Program provides:

  • Notification of upcoming educational classes and events
  • Access to our “Ask the Expert” group presentations
  • Free low-impact arthritis exercise classes
  • Free cooking classes
  • Free meditation classes
  • Free Tai Chi classes
  • $6 monthly fee for access to our fitness center
  • Birthday recognition
  • Valuable information about community resources, such as transportation, meals and social services

Keep in mind, you don’t have to be a PlatinumU member to access our senior health services. Membership allows you to take part in a number of activities at little to no cost. All seniors can access our events, educational programs and community resources.

For more information about our educational programs, listed below, call 210-358-7477 or email us at Senior.Services@uhs-sa.com.

Online Medicare Information Sessions

We provide sessions to help you learn about the basics of Medicare, including services and enrollment. Our Medicare presentations give you a great opportunity to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans as well as traditional insurance plans. This information is very helpful to senior citizens who want to understand the details of their plans and of future plans they may choose.

During Medicare open enrollment, we are offering live, online presentations in English and Spanish to help you understand the different parts of Medicare. English sessions are every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Spanish sessions are every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Joining a Live Info Session Is Easy:

  • Click the appropriate button below or use the information provided to call in.
  • All you need is a computer or smart phone with internet access.
  • You can join a live session up to 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • For questions or help connecting, call us at 210-358-7477.

Tuesdays 10 a.m. Medicare Sessions – English
Call In: 210-358-1880
Access Code: 133-639-0746
Join Tuesdays 10 a.m. Online Session

Tuesdays 2 p.m. Medicare Sessions – English
Call in: 210-358-1880
Access Code: 133-016-0908
Join Tuesdays 2 p.m. Online Session

Thursdays 10 a.m. Medicare Sessions – Spanish
Call In: 210-358-1880
Access Code: 133-653-8888
Join Thursdays 10 a.m. Online Session

Annual Wellness Visits for Medicare Patients

A preventative service visit is covered by Medicare at no cost to you. Our clinical staff will help develop a personalized care plan to meet your needs. Your annual medical appointment may include a health risk assessment, health screenings, a mammogram or other health related exams.

Advance Care Planning Classes

Provides information on your medical power of attorney and advance directives. Sessions include free notary public services.

Plan ahead for unforeseen circumstances. You can avoid putting difficult medical decisions about your care on the shoulders of multiple family members - prevent conflicts. The Medical Power of Attorney and Advance Directives ensure that your wishes are followed and understood.

Medical power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to choose another person to make medical decisions when you are no longer able to make your own decisions or to communicate those decisions.

Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to specify what actions should and shouldn’t be taken by your medical team should you become unable to communicate healthcare decisions. Advance directives establish decisions for your doctors and caregivers so they can follow your guidelines in the event that you become terminally ill, seriously injured, progress into late stages of dementia or a similar condition.

For your convenience, these classes are offered in English and Spanish.

Ask the Expert Series and Community Events

This series of educational programs provide an opportunity to talk to medical experts about various topics of interest to our aging population. We cover the importance of nutrition, exercise, chronic diseases and more.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Our interactive workshops help you create an action plan to manage your chronic condition. We also provide educational sessions on how to prevent a number of chronic diseases.

Fall Prevention and Awareness Program

This program offers classes on how to prevent falls, slips and trips in your home by creating a safer environment. We teach you how to develop and follow safety checks.

Access to Our Fitness Center

Access our exercise fitness gym for only $6 per month with your PlatinumU membership or attend our on-site exercise classes. If you’re not a PlatinumU member and you have a referral from a doctor (60 or older), you can still join our fitness center for only $12 per month. We also offer free, low-impact arthritis and aerobic exercise classes. Health staff is available to assist with exercise equipment and training.

Diabetes and Nutrition Education

This educational program provides opportunities to learn more about diabetes, disease management and cooking classes ($5 per class, free if you’re a PlatinumU member).

Diabetes is a serious disease and one that affects millions of Americans every year. The San Antonio population has a high rate of prediabetes and diabetes. We’re fortunate to have access to the Texas Diabetes Institute – America’s largest diabetes center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of this complicated disease.

Eating healthy, exercising and losing weight is a common goal among diabetics. Our goal at Senior Health Services is to promote and provide ongoing activities that help you become healthier. Diabetes is just one condition improved by a balanced diet and increased physical fitness.

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