Our mission is to support seniors and their caregivers in our community with a special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living with chronic illness.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 by Dr. George Rapier III, a noted physician who is also the Chairman of the Board. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(C) 3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers in our community with a special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living with chronic illness.
In recent years, the WellMed Charitable Foundation has contributed millions to the community we serve, and provided millions of dollars in support services through its senior activity centers, caregiving programs and more. It is the philanthropic partner of senior healthcare providers the WellMed Medical Group, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Caregiver SOS resource centers, staffed by a caregiver specialist, offer complimentary support programs for family caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as well as other chronic conditions such as stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease.
The Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, safe, and confidential program that uses the telephone to connect family caregivers with trusted professionals and other caregivers. “Tele-learning” sessions are available on a variety of hot topics and feature physicians, attorneys, social workers and other experts with information you need.
The Stress-Busting Program is an evidence-based program that provides support for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. These free classes are offered over a nine-week period using a curriculum developed by researchers at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.
The WCF operates senior community centers in several South and Central Texas communities offering award-winning, nationally recognized programs to thousands of seniors. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of seniors through physical activity, education, social and recreational activities, and evidence-based health promotion programs.