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Gonzaba Valentine’s Dance Helps Seniors Stay Mentally and Physically Active

Posted On : February 10, 2017 In : Gonzaba Events

February 10, 2017, SAN ANTONIO, TX – Gonzaba Medical Group (GMG) will host its annual Valentine’s Day Dance for hundreds of San Antonio seniors Tuesday, February 14th from 11am to 3pm at the San Antonio Event Center. Lunch will be served and live entertainment will be provided by Raulito Navaira and the Latin Legends. Guests can enter a contest for best-dressed couple and longest-married and have their photo taken in a Valentine’s Day-themed photo area. GMG anticipates more than 1500 seniors will attend this free event – the largest of its kind in the city.

The event provides an atmosphere for seniors to enjoy themselves, socialize and make new friends, while also providing physical and mental health benefits. Studies have shown that seniors who are physically and socially active are more likely to have reduced stress, lower blood pressure, and be at lower risk for depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Being active can also improve immune systems, nutrition levels and help with balance and coordination. For most seniors, the Gonzaba dance is one of the few opportunities they have to socially interact with peers. “I like getting to meet others my age because it keeps me from being lonely, which is nice,” explains Maria Fernandez, who attended her first Gonzaba dance last year and is looking forward to attending again this year. “The food was wonderful, the people were wonderful and Gonzaba does so much for the community.

I can’t wait to go back.” This is the 12th year Gonzaba Medical Group will be hosting a party for the senior community – the first one was held at Progreso Hall near the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. “About 150 people came and a Gonzaba family member actually made the food for that event,” recalls Erica Gonzaba, one of the event organizers. With turnout increasing every year, the medical group has had to keep moving the event to a variety of venues before settling at the San Antonio Event Center in 2015. Watching the yearly event grow is something the organizers relish. “Our footprint in the community has continued to expand year after year. It’s really a beautiful thing to witness,” said Ms. Gonzaba.

Gonzaba Medical Group, under the leadership of William “Dr. Bill” Gonzaba, has provided quality healthcare and excellent customer service for more than 56 years. Serving in seven (7) locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core principle, “The patient always comes first.” For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com or call 210-981-3818.