National Night Out attracts families to Wesley Health & Wellness Center

Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ (MHM) Wesley Health & Wellness Center (WHWC) joined millions of people worldwide on Aug. 5 in observation of National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. MHM clients, team members, neighbors and the San Antonio Police Department joined together to show support for the San Antonio Southside community where WHWC is positioned.


Balloon characters, face painting, a bounce house, basketball, ping-pong and many more family-friendly games entertained the masses. Music kept the motivation high as an outdoor Zumba class showed that fitness could be fun. When the WHWC line dancing group performed, they proved to all in attendance that you can keep moving at any age—they were all seniors, but very young at heart. Los Mariachitos de Wesley, a cultural arts program based at WHWC, graced the crowd with the gift of music. The Wesley Café provided a warm meal and tables sprinkled throughout the campus shared information with guests about the medical, dental, nursing, behavioral health, counseling and family wellness programs offered at WHWC.


In the end, the National Night Out event increased awareness of crime and drug prevention programs within local neighborhoods. The annual celebration seeks to strengthen neighborhood spirit and community law enforcement partnerships, which enables improved communication and promotes safer communities.