The Health and Wholeness Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, opened in 1990. It serves as an ecumenical “home away from home” for individuals ages 50 and older. Its overall purpose is to address the needs of the whole person by providing programs designed to enhance the wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
The success of the Health and Wholeness Center is due in part to its philosophy for volunteerism which embraces a theme of “Seniors Serving Seniors”. Nearly 30 members volunteer throughout the year at the Health and Wholeness Center in various capacities including program leadership, and grounds beautification.
The Center offers activities Monday thru Friday including water exercise classes and lap swimming in an enclosed, Jr. Olympic size pool with regulated temperatures. Regularly scheduled art and fitness classes are also offered as well as opportunities to socialize.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be age 50 or older. Individuals, under age 50, are eligible to use the indoor swimming pool with a doctor’s referral.
Fees and Registration
A one-time non-refundable registration fee is required to participate in any of our programs, classes, or events. Monthly fees are collected for anyone enrolled in our water exercise program.
*Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption is required to participate at this time.
See our Water Exercise Program Schedule (pdf).
Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment to visit the center.
**Please Note** There is currently a waiting list for membership to the Health & Wholeness Center. Please contact us as noted below with any questions or to be added to the list.
Health & Wholeness Center
316 W. Highland Dr.
Boerne, TX 78006
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“What the pool means to us:
Camaraderie – The group makes the class so fun. We’ve made friendships that continue after class including lots of fun parties.
Excellent Facilities – The pool is always sparkling clean. The glass windows all around, looking at the hill county, are beautiful.
Excellent Teachers/Instructors – Not only do we get a good workout, but the use of music and laughter makes us want to come back.
Keeps Us Active – We feel so refreshed, with joint flexibility and toned muscles. With arthritis and back issues, the pool is the only way I can exercise. So thank you all so much for your ministry of health and wholeness.” Barry and Louise
“I thank God every day for the Health & Wholeness Center in Boerne. I have degenerative disc disease and have gone through several major surgeries and many medical procedures on my neck and back. I have been coming to the Center for water aerobics and lap swimming since 2003. Because of the water therapy, my quality of life has improved tremendously. Also, the support of the women in this group is nothing like any organization I have ever belonged to and can’t say enough about the emotional support I have received. The prayers for my family and me are a blessing. I wanted to thank you for all the Programs you offer and let you know what a blessing you have been to my family and me.” Rachelle
“I have been connected to the Benedictine Health and Wholeness Center for over 26 years. The first seven and one half were spent as the Manager of the Health and Wholeness Center. The rest of the time I have been a participant of the programs offered by the Center and have also volunteered with the many men and women who help to keep the Center running.
Over the years the Health and Wholeness Center has offered many programs including Bible Study, Book of the Month Club, Arts and Crafts, Watercolor and Pastel Painting classes and our fundraiser ‘The Spring Tea’.
The biggest and most popular program is, by far, the water aerobics classes (day and evening), and the lap swimming class. The benefits of water aerobics exercise for seniors are numerous.
-Regular participation in water aerobics classes can improve heart health and cardiovascular strength
-Helps to develop bone mass
-Less pressure on joints
-Tones the muscles and burns calories.
-Lowers blood pressure
-Improves seniors physical and mental health Best of all…it is FUN.
Some of our participants live alone and by coming to the pool each day they also have a social life. Exercise for an hour and then a cup of coffee and a good laugh with some of the other members.
I cannot say enough for the Benedictine Sisters and employees who work hard to keep the programs running. But it can only be done with the help of volunteers and donations from people like you.” Merrilyn
“This is a big thank you to the Health and Wholeness Center – the Sisters and Christy and the whole staff for all that they do for us. I have been coming to this wonderful place for twenty-one years and up until a few years back I was able to pay my own way. There came a time when I just couldn’t anymore. I was prepared to say my goodbyes to everyone when a scholarship was offered. It was truly a blessing. I have scoliosis and severe arthritis and the water aerobics class helps keep me going, but that’s not all. I have made so many friends here and it truly is a ‘Body, Mind, and Spirit’ experience. I’ll be forever grateful to all who make these scholarships available to those who need them.” Barbara