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Senior Health

As we age, we may naturally develop certain health conditions that need special attention and care. Maintaining healthy habits as we age is important to live a longer, healthier life.

Geriatricians are specially trained to prevent and manage the age population with unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns.

Common Health Conditions in Older Adults

People ages 65 and older are more likely to be at risk for conditions including:

Ages 65 and Older Population in San Antonio

About 13% of the Bexar County population is age 65 or older. That’s 267,738 people. Ensuring that they have access to transportation, housing, health care and social opportunities is important to their overall health and wellbeing.

According to a 2023 report from San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, people ages 65 and older have the highest rate of health coverage compared to other age groups in San Antonio.

About 4.6 million Texans have Medicare, the federal health coverage plan for people ages 65 and older.

University Health Resources

Senior Services

Senior Services at University Health is dedicated to the wellbeing of our city’s aging population. We assist with your Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, Medical Power of Attorney, Advance Directives (living will), and Medicare Information Sessions.

Please call 210-358-7477 or email Senior.Services@uhtx.com for more information.

Community Resources

San Antonio Senior Centers

This program is run by the City of San Antonio. Adults ages 60 years and older and their spouses are welcome to enjoy a free and nutritious lunch at one of many senior centers. Meet new friends and learn about free services like health screenings, computer classes, arts and crafts, dance classes and nutrition education. Please call 210-207-7172 for more information.