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News and Notes from Project MEND
Project Mend

September, 2013

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September 2013

"If you are bored, Go play in traffic." Perhaps not the best advice my Mother ever told me. However, this Sunday, September 29 from 10am - 3pm you can go play in the street!
One of my favorite San Antonio events is Síclovía. A time for thousands to take over Broadway and walk, roller skate, or bicycle up and down the street.  
Check out more information about all the activities happening at Síclovía and visit Project MEND while you are playing in the street! 


Lea Rosenauer
Project MEND
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Client Spotlight

Meet Mrs. Antonia Cisneros, 80 years old and residing on the Southside of San Antonio. She had fallen several times when trying to leave the house.


Mrs. Antonia heard about Project MEND because she attended a presentation at the District 5 Senior Center. So, she gave us a call. As a widow of a veteran, Mrs. Cisneros received help through Project MEND's Veterans Program.


Because of friends like you,we helped Mrs. Cisneros safely install wooden handrails for her front steps.  


In Mrs. Cisneros own words...

"I needed rails outside my door to help me go up and down without falling. I tried many different organizations and received no help. I would like to thank Project MEND for assisting me. I am very grateful for this program."


Thank You for helping Project MEND continue
to assist clients like
Mrs. Antonia. 
Where you can find Project MEND
in the Community
Conference on Spina Bifida: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9am - 4pm San Antonio Children's Hospital, 333 N. Santa Rosa, 5th Floor.

Síclovía: Sunday, September 29 from 10am - 3pm on Broadway. Come Play in the Streets!  

9th Annual San Antonio Health Literacy Conference: Friday, October 4 from 8am - 5pm at the El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington

23rd Annual San Fernando Health & Safety Fair: Saturday, October 5 from 8am - 1pm at 115 Main Plaza  

Donate Your Used Medical Equipment to Help Others
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Donations of Home Medical Equipment is the key to Project MEND's Services.


To Drop off equipment donations Contact:

The Project MEND Warehouse at 1201 Austin St., San Antonio, TX 78208
Phone: 210-223-7283
Fax: 210-223-6441 

* Manual Wheelchairs
* Scooters

* Quad Canes
* Shower Chairs
* Transfer Benches
* Bedside Commodes
* Adult Diapers / Blue Pads
* Rolling Walkers
* Hospital Beds 

* Electric Wheelchairs 
* Walkers with seats
* Trapeze Bars / Hoyer Lifts 


Thank You
to the many community partners
that support
Project MEND
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Gordon Hartman Family Foundation

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SCC Accountants
Frost Bank
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Project MEND
News and Notes
Síclovía - Play in the Street 
What is Síclovía?

Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play. The streets become temporarily car-free for about 6 hours on Sundays for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets.


The modern day Ciclovía originated in Bogotá, Colombia 30 years ago. Bogotá began their program with 8 miles of open streets. Ciclovía was so popular, today, they open over 70 miles of car-free streets to their citizens and connect city parks to provide green spaces for Reclovías.


On Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 10am-3pm, Síclovía will turn San Antonio's streets into a safe, fun place for walking, bicycling, jogging and enjoying outdoor activities. By making a stretch of Broadway temporarily car-free, Síclovía opens the road to people. During the event the streets will belong to pedestrians, bicyclists, and recreationalists. 


Visit Project MEND at Síclovía



Project MEND is collecting home medical equipment and demonstrating how assistive devices can help with mobility.



Drop off equipment this Sunday at Síclovía! Project MEND will be at the Age Well Live Well Activity Zone at the Mayor's Lot, 1001 Broadway.


 Needed Equipment


Canes / Quad Canes

Shower Chairs

Tub Transfer Benches

Bedside Commodes 


Adult Diapers / Blue Pads

Tub/Shower Grab Bars

Rolling Walkers

Home Hospital Beds

Walkers with Seats

Trapeze Bars / Hoyer Lifts


Questions about medical equipment donations?

Call the Project MEND warehouse (210) 223-7283

Staying Active ThroughoutYour Life                                

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Everyone should Age Well ~ Live Well and the State of Texas agrees. This initiative of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Volunteer and Community Engagement (VCE) office strives to educate and motivate individuals to prepare for the future by:

* encouraging healthy lifestyle activities, 
* building awareness of available resources, and 
creating change through volunteerism and community engagement activities.


In the Alamo Area the Age Well ~ Live Well program is coordinated by AACOG's Bexar Area Agency on Aging. Project MEND is proud to be a part of this program that encourages mobility and independence throughout your lifetime. 


Join us on September 29 at Síclovía as this initiative is launched in San Antonio!  


Questions? Interested in Finding out More?


Contact:  Kimberly, Age Well ~ Live Well Program Coordinator at

(210) 838-5699 or or


Valerie, Bexar Area Agency on Aging at (210) 362-5200


Toast of the Town 2013         
Thank You for making Project MEND's First Toast of the Town a tremendous success! 


Toast of the Town Project MEND's signature event, was held on September 20, 2013.  More than 270 people attended the inaugural event to celebrate 20 years of Project MEND and bestow the first Murlin Johnson Legacy Award to Dennis Noll, President and Chief Executive Officer, San Antonio Area Foundation. 


The Murlin Johnson Legacy Award honors a community member that exhibits the values that Murlin infused into the agency: determination, integrity, and service. 



We hope to see you at Toast of the Town 2014!  

purple-graphic-fireworks.gifProject MEND's

Toast of the Town Raffle!

Were you the Winner?


Thank you for participating.

More than 215 tickets were sold.The winners are:


1st Prize:  Americus Diamond Pendent

B. Kyse, ticket #526488


2nd Prize: 2 Tickets on Southwest Airlines

M.H. Levine, ticket #526520


3rd Prize:  $300 Visa Gift Card

B. Mason, ticket #526506     

Save the Date: Run&Roll       
Run&Roll LogoSaturday, Nov 2, 2013
Race begins at 9am
UTHSCSA - Medical Center Campus Track
7703 Floyd Curl Dr., 
San Antonio, TX 78229


Registration is Open!Sign-up soon to take advantage of the early bird rates.   

Name Project MEND'sWheelchair Icon!                   

Wheelchair Guy


Did you notice the new 
Project MEND logo? 
Last month we asked you to submit names for the "wheelchair icon."

Many creative names were submitted!     













Joe Cool












Do you have a favorite? Another creative idea? 

Email Lea your vote


We will announce the name in December at

Project MEND's Holiday Open House on Dec. 5, 2013


 Volunteers Helping in the Warehouse
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 Interested in helping?  
Project MEND

Warehouse Volunteer Day
October 12

 9am - 1pm
 Join us for a day of fun (food and drinks provided), hard work, and accomplishment as we help those in need!

Please contact Victor Castillo, Warehouse Manager at 
(210) 223-7283 or email    
 All volunteer days take place at Project MEND's warehouse: 

1201 Austin St.,

San Antonio, 78208   

 The office hours for Project MEND's administrative office have changed.
Project MEND is open from 8am - 5pn Monday - Friday 
 The office will be closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Project MEND Contact Information

5727 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201

voice / 210-223-6363  fax / 210-223-6441


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