Morningside Ministries is a Humana Grant Finalist!

MM-Main-logo-300x108The Humana Foundation announced that Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities has been selected as one of three finalists in its highly Humana green logocompetitive Humana Communities Benefit grant program.  Chosen from among 38 applicants, Morningside will have a chance to win a $350,000 grant in early September that will benefit its web-based program.  The Communities Benefit program provides funds to local, nonprofit organizations that have an impact on healthy behaviors and healthy relationships in the San Antonio area and surrounding communities. at Morningside Ministries is a web-based, distance-learning service that provides education, training and support to those caring for older adults. was founded in 2007 and has been 100% grant funded ever since its inception. The goal of is to improve the quality of life experienced by older adults in care, as well as to help their caregivers cope with the often difficult task of caring for an elderly person.  Family members and others can view over 300 caregiver training videos in “real-time” or “on-demand” on the website for free at any convenient time, 24-7.

With grant funds from Humana Communities Benefit, will significantly expand its outreach and marketing efforts to make many more caregivers throughout the community aware of the availability of resources to allow them to provide better care, reduce stress in their lives and become more knowledgeable of the aging process. As part of this initiative will make its recording and webcasting facilities available to other organizations making it possible for them to promote their services, including services to older adults and their caregivers.

For media credentials please call 210-734-1176 or email Kristen Perez at

About Morningside Ministries
Morningside Ministries is San Antonio’s oldest and largest not-for profit, faith-based, senior care organization dedicated with the specific mission of “Caring For Those Who Cared For Us.” Morningside Ministries has served the San Antonio community since 1961 with Morningside Ministries at the Meadows, Morningside Ministries at The Manor, Morningside Ministries at Chandler Estate and Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs. Today we continue to serve over 900 residents in retirement, assisted living, nursing and memory care.

Media Contact:
Sandra Scott, V.P. of Sales and Marketing
210-734-1012 office
210-483-3959 cell

Be part of the puzzle at Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism

Any Baby Can logoAny Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism comes to Fiesta®! This two-mile walk is for the entire family and serves as an opportunity for the community to bring awareness and support to families with individuals of all ages diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. And for the first time, Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism is an official Fiesta® San Antonio event. Join Any Baby Can at the AT&T Center on Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. and walk for a cause.

Any Baby Can Walk for Autism logoThis year marks one decade since the inaugural Walk for Autism. In the beginning, 250 people participated; since then, the walk has grown to include nearly 7,000 people joining the event to show their support, raising $110,000 in 2013. The walk provides a place for people to come together to make San Antonio more aware, thoughtful and knowledgeable about autism and the various resources available to provide support and education to those touched by autism. Whether you are a volunteer, family member, friend or advocate, your registration and participation help to fund Any Baby Can autism services such as counseling, parent training classes, case management, health and wellness, and more. Each year, the walk unites families, friends and individuals personally affected by autism.

“It is a day that we as an autism community can come together and celebrate our loved ones,” says Maribel Reyes-Delagarza, parent of a child with ASD. “When we first came to the walk, my husband and I just stood there, looked around and hugged. I told him ‘We’re not alone,’ and he said, ‘We are among people who know what we go through.’”

In addition to the walk itself, there are a variety of activities for attendees to participate in at the event including a tumble bus provided by Alamo Heights Gymnastics as well as hopscotch, blowing bubbles, chalk drawing, ball throwing and more. Other special areas are Rudy’s Playground—a space where therapists provide adaptive and sensory friendly activities—and the YMCA and local gyms offer fitness activities for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Another special aspect of this year’s Walk for Autism is Fiesta de Los Jefes—the annual Fiesta® event for both the San Antonio Police Department and San Antonio Fire Department. Fiesta de Los Jefes is now part of the Walk for Autism and is a great place for police officers and firefighters to interact with families throughout the event, sharing and educating on items such as Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and more. By combining these events, Any Baby Can hopes families will become more familiar with the first responders and the services they provide to the community.

Walk Registration
Registration for Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism is $15 per person through March 31, 2014; registration after this date is $20 per person. For more information or to register, visit

Tower Lighting
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Any Baby Can Tower Lighting on Tuesday, April 1! Tower of the Americas will light up blue for National Autism Awareness Month. The event begins at 7 p.m. with the tower lighting moment taking place at 8 p.m.

About Any Baby Can
For more than 30 years, Any Baby Can has provided many of services to families with children facing serious health or developmental challenges. For more information, visit or call 210-227-0170. For more information about or to register for Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism, visit

It takes time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

alz_black_stacked_notag_jpg It takes time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease. We have the time. The Alzheimer’s Association is a trusted resource for reliable information, education, referrals, and support. We help people affected by the disease to:

  • Learn about Alzheimer’s disease
  • Get information, education and support
  • Stay safe in and away from home
  • Gain access to ongoing clinical trials through TrialMatch

Help at any stage of the disease. Our caring, trained professionals have time to talk. 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) offers free service for the public for information, emotional support, help with decision making, crisis assistance, finding resources for care and making legal, financial and living arrangement decisions. The San Antonio and South Texas Chapter offers support groups, educational workshops, personal care consultations, ways to get involved including Walk to End Alzheimer’s, advocacy and much more. offers easy access to comprehensive resources and information nationwide, scientific advancements and local resources. Online tools include Alzheimer’s Navigator, ALZConnected, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center and Dementia and Driving Resource Center.