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Directory Important contact numbers for agencies, associations and services in the Brazos Valley


Services Include (but are not limited to)

Nursing:

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• Medication Administration • Diabetic Management • Blood Pressure Monitoring • Wound Care/Wound V.A.C. • Catheter Care • Colostomy Care • Enteral Feeding • PEG Care • PICC Central Line Care • IV Therapy

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• Bathing • Toileting • Dressing • Linen Changes

Therapy:

• Physical Therapy • Ultrasound Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy

Medical Social Work: Kimberly John, LVN Trini Perez, Owner Cody John, Marketing “At HealthQuest, we understand that quality home health care begins with respect, compassion, and understanding.” - Trini Perez, Owner

HealthQuest Home Health

Phone: 979-846-7870

MSW helps with social and emotional concerns related to the patient’s illness. That includes, but is not limited to, the education of community resources.

Payment Options: Medicare (covers 100% in most cases) •Medicaid • Limited Private Insurance • Self-Pay • Worker’s Comp


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Dr. Reece understands and can help. From your first call, you’ll immediately feel at ease. Consultations are private, non-judgmental and stress free. You’ll learn your options are many and that a beautiful, fully functional smile is only a few visits away. And with sedation dentistry, even your anxiety will be a thing of the past.

Isn’t it your time? Call today to learn more. Dr. Michael Reece Inventor: New You Dentures TM H-Texas - Houston’s Top Dentist Award • 2014 Winner Best of the Brazos Best Dentist Award • 2009 - 2013 Winner The Eagle Reader’s Choice Award • 2006 - 2013 Texas Monthly - Texas Super Dentist • 2004 - 2013 Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Chief Clinical Instructor and Alumni of the Year 2013 Master Dentist - Las Vegas Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry (LVI). One of only 2 Master Dentists in Texas and 19 in the world.

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Only Crestview delivers a truly sensible retirement living idea. It’s one of the smartest deals in senior living: a richly independent lifestyle with a full continuum of care and a cost-management plan at the ready – just in case. You get the opportunity to live actively and independently at Arbor Oaks, but if your health changes someday, you’ll have The Forest assisted living, The Haven for skilled nursing, and The Garden memory support conveniently nearby on campus. Plus, as the only Life Care community in the area, we’ll help you keep costs in line. All in all, it’s everything you expect from Crestview, because after serving seniors for 50-plus years, we know how to deliver a gratifying, satisfying, enriching, mind-expanding, soul-stirring, laughter-filled senior living lifestyle. Sound like a sensible retirement living idea? Call 1.888.884.3575 to learn even more.

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St. Joseph Regional Health Center’s expert Joint University team provides total hip and knee replacements. Our unique program helps patients get their lives back in as few as three days. A supportive, educational and fun environment helps patients get moving quickly, leave the hospital sooner, ease pain and increase mobility. Get back to the life you love to live. Call 979.776.2978 for more information or to schedule an appointment with an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

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Table of Contents Advocacy Health Advocacy........................................................7 Legal Advocacy...........................................................7 Benefits and Service Counseling...............................8 Consumer Issues..............................................................9 Education...........................................................................9 Employment Opportunities..................................... 10 Food, Financial and Emergency Help.................... 11 Health/ Medical/ Clinic............................................... 12 Home Health/In-home Care..................................... 15 Home Repair.................................................................. 16 Hospitals.......................................................................... 16 Housing............................................................................ 17 Information and Referral Assistance..................... 17 Legal Assistance............................................................ 19 Medical Equipment..................................................... 20 Mental Health................................................................ 20 Nursing / Assisted Living Facilities......................... 21 Pharmacies..................................................................... 21 Recreation and Fitness............................................... 21 Rehabilitation and Therapy...................................... 22 Retirement / Life Care Communities..................... 22 Senior Citizens Associations and Clubs................ 23 Social Security/Medicare........................................... 23 Support Groups............................................................ 24 Transportation............................................................... 25 Volunteer Opportunities............................................ 25 Surrounding County Services.................................. 30 Burleson County...................................................... 30 Grimes County......................................................... 31 Leon County............................................................. 32 Madison County...................................................... 33 Robertson County.................................................. 33 Washington County............................................... 34 6 | M AY 2 1 , 2 0 1 4

When you need a physician, you can feel confident turning to College Station Medical Associates. From primary care and internal medicine to orthopedics and cardiovascular surgery, our physicians work closely with each other and The Med to provide you with more consistent care. Whether it’s for an office visit, inpatient care or outpatient services, we’re connected so you’re connected to quality care. We accept most insurance, including Scott & White Health Plan, Medicare and Medicaid. Ask us about services your plan may cover at no cost to you. Visit CSMedicalAssociates.com for information or to request an appointment.

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Advocacy Health Advocacy Brazos Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley (800) 994-4000, (979) 5952800 X 2025 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan www.bvcog.org Ombudsmen can help ensure that residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities get the care they want and are treated with the dignity they deserve. Ombudsmen support and promote the health, safety and rights of residents.

Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)/(AAA) Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley (800) 994-4000, (979) 5952800 X 2022 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan www.bvcog.org HICAP helps older Texans and Texans with disabilities by providing information about health care coverage and public benefits. HICAP staff and volunteer benefits counselors provide one-to-one assistance to seniors and those with disabilities on Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, program benefits and appeal rights.

Regulatory Services

(800) 252-5400 www.txabusehotline. org www.tdprs.state.tx.us Investigates reported cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and acts to remedy the situation.

Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents

(972) 572-6330 / (888) 826-4748 www.tanhr.org Non-profit volunteer organization founded for the purpose of improving the quality of care and quality of life for the approximately 95,000 individuals in nursing homes in Texas.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services 3000 East Villa Maria, Bryan (979) 776-1510

This is the regulatory agency for surveying and investigating compliance of longterm care facilities with Medicare and Medicaid. Call for information on facilities or to voice a complaint.

TMF Health Quality Institute (800) 725-9216 / (800)725-8339 Austin (512) 329-6610 Advocates for Medicare beneficiaries who feel they are being discharged from the hospital too soon.

Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition

(512) 524-2709 / (214) 823-5700 A legislative advocacy group dedicated to preservation of rights and dignity of older adults.

Legal Advocacy Adult Protective Services

(979) 731-0130 Hotline: (800)252-5400 www.dprs.state.tx.us Investigates reported cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Call the hotline if you believe an elderly individual or adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected or exploited.

AARP

National Office 1 (202434-7721) Texas State Office 1 (866) 227-7443 www.aarp.org This is a group of senior citizens addressing issues for senior citizens. Monthly meetings are held to discuss local, state, and national issues affecting older persons. AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through advocacy, information and service.

Better Business Bureau of Brazos Valley

(800) 392-3798 or (979) 260-2222 418 Tarrow St., College Station www.bryan.bbb.org The BBB helps to

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resolve consumer disputes with businesses through conciliation, mediation and arbitration and to report scams. Reviews are provided on businesses to help consumers make better buying decisions. Office hours: Monday Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Disability Rights Texas

Austin (512) 454-4816/ (800)252-9108 www.DisabilityRightsTX.org Protecting and advocating for the rights of Texans with disabilities.

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)

815 Brazos, Suite 1100, Austin, TX,78701 (512) 477-6000 TLSC Lawyer Referral Service (800) 622-2520 TLSC Legal Hotline for Older Texans (800) 622-2520 TLSC Crime Victim Civil Legal Services (888) 343-4414 Free legal services for low-income seniors and disabled Texans who are victims of violent crime or abuse.

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division (800) 621-0508 www.texasattorneygeneral.gov This office accepts complaints by consumers. Lawsuits may be filed for violations of state consumer protection statutes. A complaint form is available on the website or call for a copy.

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Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

(800) 252-8011 www.oag.state.tx.us Investigates criminal fraud by Medicaid providers; investigates physical abuse and criminal neglect of patients; assists local and federal authorities with prosecution. Medicaid Hotline 1-(800) 252-8263 Medicare Info 1-(800) 442-2620 www.dads.state.tx.us

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Wright Abshire Attorneys

Main Office 4949 Bissonnet Bellaire, Texas (713) 660-9595 Fayette County Office 1055 Carmine (979) 278-4095 www.wrightabshire. com Medicaid and VA Planning, Estate Planning, Advance Directives, Guardianships and Probate

Benefits and Service Counseling Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley

(800) 994-4000, (979) 5952800 X 2013 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan www.bvcog.org Staff and volunteer benefits counselors provide one-to-one assistance and information on health care coverage and public benefits including Medicare and Medicaid.

Bill Fabian, Financial Advisor

Supplements to Medicare (979) 775-6656 Serving the Insurance Industry for over 35 years. Will answer any questions you have about Medicare and provide a supplement that will pay 100% of what is left of your medical bill: long-term care, life insurance, annuities and critical illness.

Brazos Valley Counseling Services

(979) 774-2863 Alison Cohn, M.A., LPC-S Clinical Director 3141 Briarcrest, Ste. 510, Bryan www.bvhelp.org Our services are open to the public. Head Start children and families are our priority as Head Start provides us with our facilities, but our services are open to anyone who does not have insurance, either private or Medicaid. Brazos Valley Center for Clients are welcome Independent Living to self-refer by simply (979) 776-5505 /1-855-231- calling our office and 7575 press”1” request counseling. 1869 Briarcrest, Bryan We schedule an intake www.bvcil.org and are usually able Open Mon - Thurs., to match them with 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and a therapist for ongoFriday, by appointment ing therapy within a only. Mission is to procouple of weeks. Most mote the full inclusion therapists are licensed and participation of in- professional counselor dividuals with disabili- interns. ties in all aspects of Consumer Information community life through Catalog training, peer support 1-719-948-2995 / (888) and access to assistive 8PUEBLO technology. www.publications.usa. gov Federal Citizen Infor-

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Meal Preparation Companionship Light Housekeeping Medication Reminders Transportation Personal Care and much more!

mation Center offers hundreds of the best federal consumer publications online for free or at a low cost.

Consumer Action Information

(888) 878/3256 www.ConsumerAction. gov Federal catalog on consumer rights, how to avoid scams and file complaints.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service (866) 515-2227 Provides confidential one-on-one counseling for individuals who are experiencing financial or credit problems or help to budget and manage their money.

Credit Check

(877) 322-8228 www.annualcreditreport.com Order a free annual credit report.

Kasper Insurance Group

(979) 731-1699 2402 Broadmoor, Building C, Suite 102, Bryan Confused About Your

Medicare Options? We Specialize In Medicare Insurance, Medicare Parts A, B, C & D, Medicare Supplements & Advantage Plans. With years of experience in the insurance industry, we will be able to quickly provide you with the information you need to make the best insurance decision possible.

National Consumer League

Telephone: (202) 8353323 Fax: (202) 835-0747 1701 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington DC www.nclnet.org An advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. Consumers also receive information on how to spot and report possible fraud.

Texas Office of Attorney General Crime Victim Services Division

torney General serves victims of crime by administering the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program and victim service-related grants and contracts, in addition to offering training and outreach programs.

USA.GOV for Seniors

(800) 333-4636 www.usa.gov/Topics/ Seniors.shtml Helps users access all government sites that provide services for seniors.

United Way Financial Fitness Center

(979) 696-4483 4001 E 29th St, Suite 180, Bryan Provides one-on-one financial coaching to assist individuals with making healthy financial changes and habits.

Veterans Benefits

(800) 827-1000 National Hotline for VA Benefits

(800) 983-9933 www.texasattorneygeneral.gov The Office of the At-

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Consumer Issues Consumer Product Safety Commission

(800) 638-2772 www.cpsc.gov Provides information and processes complaints about consumer products.

Consumer Resources from the Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov Consumer Complaint Assistance: (877) 3824357 Sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry: (888) 382-1222 Report ID Theft: (888)438-4338 Stay safe online: www. OnGuardOnline.gov Phone fraud/scams: www.ftc.gov/phonefraud

Eldercare Locator

(800) 677-1116 www.eldercare.gov National information and referral service of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services will put you in touch with state and local information that enables older persons to find help to remain independent in their own homes, providing you with names and numbers of services (meals, home care, home repair, social activities, legal, etc.) within a desired location, anywhere in the United States.

Social Security Administration

www.ssa.gov The best way to reach Social Security is to call our national toll free number, 1-(800) 772-1213 TTY 1-(800) 325-0778), on business days between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Most business can be completed by phone, and appointments can be made for visits to field offices. Busiest times are Mondays and the first week of each month. Toll free number for Bryan Social Security office is 1.866.568.9428.

Texas Department of Insurance (800) 252-3439 333 Guadalupe, Austin For information on

supplemental insurance, other health insurance and health maintenance organization plans.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

(979) 776-1510 3000 E. Villa Maria, Bryan The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and support for people who are aging and who have cognitive and physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state’s guardianship program. The Home and communitybased program field offices serve and enroll eligible individuals in programs for the aged and disabled populations. Persons interested in applying for DADS community care services should call.

Texas Department of State Health Services

•Medicare Service Center: (800) MEDICARE ((800) 633-4227) •Medicare Service Center TTY: (877) 486-2048 •Report Medicare Fraud & Abuse: (800) HHS-TIPS (1-(800) 4478477) www.MyMedicare.gov To sign-up, for specific questions about your claims, medical records, or expenses.

Texas State Securities Board (512) 305-8300 208 East 10th Street, 5th Floor, Austin

The State Securities Board is responsible for regulating the securities industry in Texas. Through the Investor Education initiative, they help our fellow Texans become informed investors.

Education AARP Drivers Safety Program

(979)703-4356 John Moran, Zone coordinator www.aarp.org The objective of the program is to update

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our driving knowledge and skills and make us safer drivers. It provides guidance which will aid us to maintain our mobility and independence as we age. An extra bonus is that many insurance companies may reduce premiums for the completion of the class. The class is four hours and is specifically designed for those 50 and older. Cost of the program is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class is hosted by local community service organizations, churches and businesses. For a schedule of classes go to www.aarp.org.

City of College Station Community Development Office

(979) 764-3778 1207 Texas Ave., College Station Homebuyer counseling is provided for eligible homebuyers purchasing homes through Down Payment Assistance Program.

City of College Station Police Dept. Home Security Survey/ Scam Information (979) 764-3624 Citizens can request police officer do home walk through to assess home security and give recommendations. Citizens receiving letters on awards and prizes can also call for information on scams.

Community Computer Ministry

(936) 851-2842 5784 FM 1486, Anderson CCM provides free training to senior citizen centers, churches and 501 c(3) non-profit organizations. Volunteer instructors help set up a computer lab with resources and teach the first computer literacy class.

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Audible Hearing Centers LLC 3600 Texas Ave Suite 400 Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 779-3070

Community Programs through College Station Parks & Recreation

(979)764-3486 The program offers a variety of education classes and recreational programs for all ages, including classes on computers, dance, outdoor education, arts and crafts, music, photography, languages

Audibel is a proud supporter of the Starkey Hearing Foundation www.StarkeyHearingFoundation.org Audible offices are chosen by the manufacturer based upon demonstrated standards of ethics, intergrity and service.

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and culinary arts. Online registration for classes available at rectrac.cstx.gov. For more information for seniors, please go to www.cstx. gov/seniors.

Road Scholar

(800) 454-5768 www.roadscholar.org Educational program geared toward the 55+ crowd, providing low cost opportunity to combine study and explore new places in an academic environment. Worldwide program provides non-credit courses, includes lodging and meals. Road Scholar offers scholarships that can offset part of the cost of a great learning adventure.

Better Choices, Better Health, Evidenced-Based Workshops

Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health & Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley (979) 458-4269 Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

If you are dealing with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and/or would like to improve activity levels and promote an active lifestyle, then one of the Better Choices, Better Health Evidence-Based workshops can help you take control of your health and put you on track toward a better life! Workshops include: Chronic Disease Self Management Program, Diabetes Self Management Program, Fit & Strong and A Matter of Balance.

Small Business Development Center

(979) 260-5222 4001 E 29th St Ste 175, Bryan www.bvsbdc.org Training and technical assistance to help businesses start, grow and succeed.

St. Joseph Healthy Communities

(979) 731-1231 1530 E WJB Pkwy, Bryan www.st-joseph.org Offers a variety of educational classes and programs for all ages. Classes include CPR, First Aid, 55 Alive mature driving course, cancer caregiver education and free educational seminars. Parenting classes are available to new parents.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Brazos County

(979) 823-0129 Provide residents with useful and practical information on subjects relating to agriculture, family and consumer sciences, youth development and horticulture.

Texas State Library Talking Book Program

(800)252-9605 The library loans a wide selection of books and magazines, available on digital cartridges, in large print, in Braille and on records

at no cost to the visually impaired. Specialized equipment which is necessary to play the recorded books is also available on loan at no cost. Also provides information and referral on topics related to disabilities. Books are available in Spanish.

Employment Opportunities Blinn College Employment Department

Bryan (979) 209-7337 Brenham (979) 830-4128 Part-time teaching jobs at Blinn College are available for retired adults to bring their lifetime of skills and experience to the classroom as an instructor. To view employment openings, visit www. blinn.edu; then search under employment.

Department of Assistive & Rehabilitation Services (DARS)

1115 Welsh Ave, Suite A, College Station DARS, Division for

Blind Services (979) 680-5290 or (800) 687-7014 www.dars.state.tx.us/ dbs Assists with employment and training for those who are visually impaired; teaches independent living skills for those who are visually impaired. DARS, Division for Rehabilitation Services www.dars.state.tx.us/ drs (979) 680-5270 or (800) 628-5115 Provides vocational, rehabilitation and independent living services to Texans.

Disability.gov Employment Resources

The employment section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disability.gov web site offers job seekers, employers and employees practical information about finding a job, recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, job accommodations, starting a small business and the laws and regulations that protect

the employment rights of people with disabilities. The website also provides information on mentoring programs and job training services for people with disabilities. Visit www. disability.gov.

Experience Works Inc - Employment and Training for the Senior Community

(800) 880-5292 or (254) 776-1300 For eligibility or enrolling call (877) 750-6037. Enrolls and pays low-income seniors 55 and over to work with non-profit agencies. Agencies provide training for seniors to gain needed skills to enter the job market.

Junction Five-O-Five

(979) 846-3670 4410 College Main, Bryan Provides employment training and services for people with disabilities.

For almost two decades, Wright Abshire, Attorneys has dedicated its practice to helping families obtain long-term care Medicaid for their loved ones without losing their life savings. Additionally, the firm creates and coordinates VA/Medicaid benefits, administers guardianships, prepares wills, trusts and advance directives, probates wills and administers estates.

Both Wesley E. Wright and Molly Dear Abshire are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specializationin Estate Planning and Probate Law and are certified as Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation.

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Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley

(979) 595-2800 / (800)386-7200 3991 East 29th St, Bryan www.bvjobs.org Publicly funded human resource service where all job seekers can conveniently access a network of information and services responsive to their individual needs. Job listings, public computers, copiers, and fax machines; resume assistance; resource materials; educational information; employment counseling; and educational workshops are available.

Food, Financial and Emergency Help American Red Cross, Brazos Valley Branch

(979) 776-8279 4244 Boonville Rd, Bryan www.redcross/waco. org This program is dedicated to providing clothing, food and housing for disaster victims, and victims of fires. Services to the armed forces: emergency communications for service families at home and abroad, Health and safety education - CPR, First Aid, baby sitting, life guard and water safety courses.

Bill Fabian, Financial Advisor

Supplements to Medicare (979) 775-6656 Serving the Insurance Industry for over 35 years. Will answer any questions you have about Medicare and provide a supplement that will pay 100% of what is left of your medical bill: long-term care, life insurance, annuities and critical illness.

Blessed Provision Food Pantry

(979) 822-0437 Lee Chapel United Methodist Church 903 N Washington, Bryan Open the 4th Saturday of every month: 10 a.m. - noon or until all

food distributed. Serves individuals living in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties

Brazos Church Pantry

(979) 822-2660 304 W. 26th St., Bryan The pantry provides emergency food for the needy. Must provide photo ID, only serves residents of Brazos County. Open: Mon and Wed, 1 - 2:30 p.m.; TuesThurs-Fri, 9:30 - 11: a.m. and Sat., 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Brazos Natural Foods

(979) 846-4459 4303 S Texas Ave., Bryan Health, natural foods, body care, and foodsupplements.

Brazos Valley Chapter

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants www.bvcpa.org (979)690-5776

BVCAA Energy/Housing Services

(979) 595-1199 or (855) 252-1467 Offers utility assistance, case management and weatherization to income-qualified clients.

BVCAA -Elderly/Disabled Energy Assistance

(979) 595-1199 or (855) 252-1467 Assist in paying an energy bill for households that have members who are over 60 and/or have disabled adult in the household. Applicants must meet income and other guidelines. Qualified applicants will receive a payment during the months of highest consumption.

Brazos Valley Community Action Agency Home Meals Program

(979) 823-2203 Home Delivered Meals are for persons 60 years of age or older who are homebound and unable to prepare or secure a meal for themselves. (979) 823-2203 Private Pay Meals are for persons wishing to have a hot, noon-time meal delivered to their home. There is a cost per meal for this service. (979) 823-2203 Meals on Wheels are for per-

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sons living at or below poverty level, disabled and unable to prepare a meal.

information about food ministry programs in Brazos and surrounding counties.

Brazos Valley Food Bank

Food Stamps - Texas Health & Human Services

(979) 779.3663 x105 1514 Shiloh Ave, Bryan Offers application and recertification assistance from start to finish for those without transportation, the homebound, ill and disabled to receive food stamps, Medicaid, Women’s Health Program, TANF and CHIP.

County Indigent Health Care

(979) 595-2800 lhaddix@bvcog.org Provides assistance with medical needs such as in-patient, out-patient, physician, prescriptions, x-rays, lab work, Rural HealthCare Clinic and family planning. The estimated waiting period is four to six weeks. Participants must meet eligibility guidelines of at least 18 years of age, no current medical coverage and income limits. Service area includes: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington, Austin, Wharton, and Waller Counties.

(979) 776-1510 Provides low-income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Brazos, Burleson and Robertson Counties (979) 823-2203 Grimes County - (936) 870-4575 Leon County - (903) 5363687 X103 Madison County - (936) 349-0714 Washington County (979) 836-6552

Kasper Insurance Group

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Home-Delivered Meals or Congregate Meals - AAA

Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley Home delivered meals delivered to an eligible home-bound participant in their place of residence.

Lifeline In-Home Emergency Response System (St Joseph Helpline) (979)774-4357 System links individuals to 24-hour personal or emergency

assistance. One-time $50-installation fee. $40 monthly. Gold Medallion Club members receive $5/month discount. Medicaid clients free install and $25 per month.

Lincoln Center Congregate Meal Site / BVCAA

(979) 764-3779 Call between 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1000 Eleanor St., College Station This nutrition program provides nutritionally sound meals and social activities for senior citizens (60+). Serving both Bryan and College Station residents, transportation is provided Monday - Friday. Donations accepted.

Lincoln House of Hope Food Pantry (979) 693-8148 1013 Eleanor, College Station Food Pantry, open the second Friday of each month from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Serves individuals living in Brazos,

Down Payment Assistance

(979) 764-3778 City of College Station Department of Economic and Community Development Office, 1207 Texas Ave. South, College Station Down payment assistance is provided to income eligible, first-time homebuyers purchasing homes in College Station.

First Baptist Church of College Station Food Pantry

(979) 696-7000 2300 Welsh, College Station Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. Serving food to hungry people in the Brazos Valley area. Bring photo ID and Social Security card.

Food Ministries - Aldersgate United Methodist Church (979) 696-1376 2201 Earl Rudder Frwy S, College Station www.aldersgatecs.com Call or visit website for

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Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties

ing, debt repayment program, debt crisis intervention, consumer information and education services.

Long Term Care for Aged and Phoebe’s Home Disabled, DADS (979) 776-1510 Emergency Response Services - Provides an electronic monitoring device installed on your telephone that automatically alerts a base station. Base station then notifies pre-selected persons.

Hotline (979) 775-5355 / (888) 452-9253 www.twincitymission. org A short-term emergency shelter that provides a safe place for victims of domestic violence.

Meals on Wheels

(979) 595-2900 4001 E 29th Street, #114, Bryan www.projectunitytx.org Project Unity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable Brazos Valley residents. Through community partnerships, Project Unity provides comprehensive family assessments, referrals and assistance in obtaining appropriate services and resources for unmet needs. Compassionate support fosters long-term self-sufficiency. Their mission is to

Brazos Valley Community Action Agency (979) 776-7494 Participants need to be living at or below poverty level, disabled or unable to prepare or secure a meal.

Money Management International

(979) 822-6110 or (866) 531-3442 www.moneymanagement.org or www. ccsintl.org Aid to consumers with financial problems. Services include budget and credit counsel-

Project Unity Case Management

strengthen, empower and preserve families. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Project Unity Food Pantry

(979) 775-6788 1400 Beck Street, Bryan Food pantry, open the second Friday of each month from 8 - 11 a.m. During food pantry day, informational programs are provided for the elderly. Stop by to discuss the details of this program; Social Security issues or questions seniors may have are also discussed.

Salvation Army

Office (979) 361-0618 Help Line (979) 779-3470 2506 Cavitt Street Help with utilities, and rent when funds available. Bring photo ID and proof of residence. Assistance with food provided. Salvation Army Food, limited financial help. Food pantry opens M-WTh-F, 9-1130. Office: M-Th 9-12 & 1-4 Fr 9-2. Christmas gifts for children.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Office: (979) 775-2273 Store: (979) 823-4369 300 N. Main St., Bryan Help with food, clothing, rent, utilities payments, prescriptions, emergency gas for car, emergency bus tickets. Covers the cost of an eye exam at a designated clinic and a participating office will supply the eyeglasses. All clients must request assistance during office hours. For residents of Brazos County. Call and leave your name, phone number and message if in need of food. Tues., Wed., Fri.- 9 a.m. - 11:30 and 12:30 p.m - 2; Thurs. 9 a.m. - 11:30 and 12:30 p.m.- 4:30.

The Bridge Ministries

(979) 703-5428 200 E 24th St, Bryan (Entrance off Tabor) Free Medical Clinic 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The clinic provides basic medical coverage for chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, back to school physicals

and other minor healthcare needs. The clinic is not able to provide women health services at this time. Radiologic and laboratory studies and prescription assistance is available. Food Pantry - every Thursday 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pantry closes when all food distributed.

Alliance Health Providers of the Brazos Valley

Twin City Mission Community Café

of the Brazos Valley (979) 696-8000 1721 Birmingham Dr., College Station www.aocbv.com Only Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic of the Brazos Valley offers two board-certified physicians, Dr. Ricardo Porurull and Rajpreet Singh, and only early arthritis clinic for detention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis before it becomes disabling.

(979) 822-1492 410 S. Randolph St, Bryan Individuals served one hot meal per day at noon or 5 p.m., MonFri.

Health/ Medical/ Clinic Aggieland Spectacles at Marr Eye Center

2801 E.29th Street, Suite 107 Bryan, TX 77802 (979)776-6269

Preferred Providers Organization (979) 776-3003 3131 E. 29th St, Suite C., Bryan Comprehensive network of physicians/ hospitals.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic

Audible Hearing Center

(979) 779-3070 3600 Texas Ave., Suite 400, Bryan www.audiblehearing. com Serving the Brazos Valley since 1963.

TBSI PHYSICAL THERAPY Comfort Keepers provides the kind of non-medical in-home care services that help people maintain full and independent lives, all in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. We would be happy to arrange a free in-home visit to help you learn more. • Light Housekeeping Errands, Shopping • Incidental Transportation • Laundry

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Brazos County Health Department

(979) 361-4440 201 N. Texas Ave., Bryan www.brazoshealth.org Community Health Services including: adult health screening, immunization clinic, STD clinic, and tuberculosis testing and treatment. Health Education and Promotion through distributing educational materials, offering education classes, participating in collaborations and giving presentations. Laboratory Services: tests drinking water. Environmental Health Services performs inspections of food establishments and sewage facilities, teaches food handlers classes, and investigates complaints of public health significance.

Brazos Valley Alzheimer’s Association Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter

(800) 272-3900 2242 W Holcombe Blvd., Houston www.alztex.org Serving Brazos, Robertson, Leon, Madison, Burleson and Washington counties. Provides Help Line referrals for Alzheimer’s and related disorders, as well as enrollment in the Safe Return program, support groups and education.

Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol & Substance Abuse

(979) 823-5300 /(800) 725-8255 405 W. 28th St., Bryan www.bvcasa.org Prevention, intervention, training and educational services to communities throughout the Brazos Valley. Services are designed to empower individuals and families to overcome drug and alcohol addiction, enriching their lives and our communities with their unique gifts.

Brazos Valley Dermatology

Dr. Jason M. Weaver, MD Board Certified Dermatologist (979)693-7444 1602 Rock prairie Rd #3400, College Station

Bryan-College Station Veterans Administration

(979) 680-0361 1651 Rock Prairie Road, Ste. 100, College Station Providing primary care to 13,000 veterans in Brazos, Burleson, Lee, Madison and Robertson counties.

Bryan-College Station Community Health Clinic

(979) 595-1700 3370 S Texas Ave., Ste B., Bryan Health services for those with Medicaid/ Medicare, private pay and the uninsured/underinsured. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Cardiac Care College Station Medical Center (979) 764-5100 1602 Rock Prairie Rd #2400 College Station

Central Texas Hearing

(979)680-8808 Ronny Baker B.S., A.C.A. 2805 Earl Rudder Freeway S., College Station Over 30 years experience caring for the hearing needs of the Brazos Valley. Free 90Day Trial on all digital hearing devices.

Family Medicine & Senior Care Ume-Haney-Kakwan (M.D.) 2703 Osler Blvd. Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 776-0055

Health For All Clinic

(979) 774-4176 1328 A Memorial Drive, Bryan Non-emergency medical care and mental health counseling for low-income families in the seven-county Brazos Valley region. Income guidelines apply.

Indigent Health Care-Brazos Valley Council of Governments (979) 595-2800 3991 E. 29th Street,

Bryan County indigent health care program with in-patient and outpatient services. Also have hospital services, physician services, lab and x-ray services, as well as prescriptions. AFDC (TANF) income limits with no health insurance or Medicaid benefits. Mon.-Fri. 8am5pm.

Listen Hear Audiology Center

(979) 776-4327 3091 University Drive East #410, Bryan www.listenhearaudiology.com Listen Hear Audiology Center is the only private Audiology practice in Bryan and College Station. Robert Herring, Au.D. has been providing the highest level of hearing health care in the area for over 13 years and recently made the decision to change the way hearing services are delivered to people in the Brazos Valley. By using state of the art technologies and equipment, utiliz-

ing the most sophisticated hearing devices available, and providing an unhurried and comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing hearing disorders, Listen Hear Audiology Center is raising the bar for quality delivery.

Long Term Care of the Aged & Disabled (DADS)

(979) 776-1510 Sponsors several programs that provide homecare for the aged and disabled (Meals on Wheels), home health services, adult foster care, in-home and family support and emergency response services. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. Adult Foster Care -For those who cannot live alone, this service provides a home-like place that includes supervision and help in the home of a provider. Residential Care - Protective supervision, personal care, social and recreational services, transportation provided in facilities

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Marr Eye Center

(979) 776-7564 2801 E. 29th Street, Suite 101, Bryan Quick vision cataract surgery, comprehensive eye exams and treatment of diseases of the eye.

Dr. K. Ragupathi

(979) 693-6641 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste. 200, College Station www.drragupathi.com We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gastroenterology disorders and diseases.

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Exceptional Dentistry (979) 846-6515 1615 Barak Ln., Bryan www.drreece.com

Scott & White Arrington College Station Clinic

(979) 691-3636 1296 Arrington Rd. #100, College Station

included: child development, genetics, mental health, procedures and (979) 691-3636 pre- and post-operation 748 N. Earl Rudder appointments. Freeway, Bryan Appointment Phone bcs.sw.org Line Hours: Scott & White Clinics, are multi-specialty clin- For your convenience, they have extended the ics serving the healthcare needs of all Brazos appointment line hours for Family Medicine Valley residents. Care is provided for patients (979-691-3636) and Pediatrics (979-691-3000): of all ages, from the newborn to the elderly. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. With over 100 physicians and other provid- Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Scott & White Colers representing more lege Station Rock than thirty medical Prairie Clinic is a specialties, Scott & 125,000-square-foot White Clinics offer a specialty clinic located full range of care. next to the Scott & Scott & White College StaWhite College Station Hospital at the corner tion Rock Prairie Clinic 800 Scott & White Drive, of Texas Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road. College Station Their board-certified, 979-691-3300 full-time physicians ofNow Offering Samefer comprehensive, Day Appointments If you call before noon, personalized care for you can get an appoint- your entire family. ment that day with one Scott & White accepts most insurance plans. of their team of priCheck with your insurmary or specialty care ance provider to verify providers, including coverage. physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Select services are not

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Scott & White Healthcare -Cosmetic Surgery Center

(979) 691-3295 1110 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station As the largest cosmetic surgery practice in the Brazos Valley, with two full-time plastic surgeons, a certified skin care specialist and a complete support staff. Offering a complete range of cosmetic care and aesthetic surgical solutions in a comfortable, patient-centered environment. The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Scott & White is part of the Scott & White Health Care System, the largest multi-specialty practice in Texas.

Scott & White TodayCare Walk-in Clinic (College Station)

(979) 691-3300 1700 University Drive East, College Station Building 1700, Entrance 12 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

When you or your child is sick — you don’t need an appointment — you need a physician — fast. Unlike other walk-in clinics, at Scott & White TodayCare Walk-In Clinic there are always multiple providers on site for the most convenient care possible. With our Electronic Medical Records system, you are connected to all of the Scott & White specialists and your primary care physician for any follow-up care necessary. On-site laboratory services, and radiology capabilities provide a unique and important support system for the clinic.

Scott & White University Drive College Station Clinic

(979) 691-3300 1600 University Dr., College Station

St. Joseph Diagnostic Imaging Services (979) 776-2532 2801 Franciscan Dr., Bryan 4411 Highway 6 South, College Station

www.st-joseph.org Imaging Services provides CT scans, traditional X-ray, sonogram, MRI’s, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography.

St. Joseph Express

(979) 821-7373 2010 E. Villa Maria, Bryan (979) 731-5200 4401 Hwy. 6 S., College Station Open Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm. St Joseph Express is open seven days a week in both Bryan and College Station so you can get in, get seen and get going.

St. Joseph Family Medicine South College Station

(979) 690-4460 4421 State Hwy. 6 South

St. Joseph Joint University (979) 776-2978 2801 Franciscan Dr. Bryan www.st-joseph.org/ JointUniversity

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St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center

(979) 821-7500 1600 Joseph Drive, Bryan www.st-joseph.org The center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program for patients suffering from neurological, brain injury, stroke and other injuries. The facility offers 19 beds with complete therapy services aimed at helping each individual reach his or her maximum potential. SJRRC also offers an aqua therapy center providing therapy services, and the Wellness Program. Outpatient therapy is available in three locations, along with specialty therapy for cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine.

St. Joseph Surgical Weight Loss Program

(979) 821-7329 1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan Laparoscopic gastric bypass, the lap band, and the sleeve for the morbidly obese. Multidisciplined program

includes community lectures, pre-op education and support groups.

Texas A&M Health Science Center

(979) 436-9100 Clinical Building 1, Suite 3100 8441 State Highway 47, Bryan www.tamhsc.edu The Texas A&M Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research through campuses in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi and McAllen.

TBSI - Physical Therapy

(979) 776-5533 Texas A&M HSC Clinical Bldg 1 8441 Highway 47, Suite 1200, Bryan TBSI - Physical Therapy is committed to providing the highest quality of care to each patient. Each patient will be seen on every visit by the Physical Therapist to monitor

progress and adjust the patient’s therapy routine as needed to achieve the patient’s goals.

Texas Hand Therapy

(979) 703-1909 3201 University Dr, Suite 420 (The Physician’s Centre), Bryan Offering postoperative and preventative therapy

Texas State Optical

Caring for the Eyes of Texas www.tso.com 2 locations serving the Brazos Valley: 2414 A Texas Avenue S., College Station (979) 764-0009 Taylor Marsh, OD Therapeutic optometrist The Physicians Center 3201 University Drive E. #140, Bryan (979) 731-8446 Jon House, OD Therapeutic Optometrist

United Healthcare

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Home Health/ In-home Care Comfort Keepers

(979) 764-3076 244 Southwest Pkwy. E., College Station Provides non-medical care services that help people maintain full and independent lives. We are happy to arrange a FREE in-home visit to help you learn more.

Crestview Home Health Services

(979) 776-5620 2611 E 29th St, Bryan Serving Brazos County residents and surrounding counties.

HealthQuest Home Health Agency

(979) 846-7870 3501 S. Texas Ave, Ste 202, Bryan Serving Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington

counties with skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, medical social workers and nurse’s aides, as well as speech therapy.

Home Instead Senior Care

(979) 268-6880 1908 Greenfield Plaza, Bryan www.homeinstead. com/409 World’s largest and most trusted provider of comprehensive, non-medical home care services for the elderly. Serving seniors with extraordinary home care and companionship for the elderly in Bryan, College Station, Brenham and the surrounding area.

Hospice Brazos Valley, Inc.

(979) 821-2266 or 1(800)824-2326 502 W. 26th St., Bryan www.hospicebrazosvalley.org Provides quality endof-life palliative care to terminally ill patients and emotional, spiritual support to patients and their families. Hospice Brazos Valley

serves patients in 17 counties and has offices in Bryan, Brenham, and LaGrange. HBV also offers free community bereavement support through support groups, presentations, and special programs.

Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility

(979) 821-5030 1600 Joseph Drive, Bryan Hospice provides a seven-bed Inpatient Facility for a familyoriented, home-like setting with a roundthe-clock visitation policy that welcomes children. The Inpatient facility is located in the North Wing of the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center Campus and serves Hospice patients with pain and symptom issues too complex to address in their homes. Offering: Experienced Hospice & Palliative care Physicians, Nurses and Aides, Social Work and Volunteer services,

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In-Home Services

Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley (800) 994-4000, (979) 5952800 X 2024 3991 E. 29th St. Bryan www.bvcog.org Help for the homebound elderly, including homemaker and respite for caregivers.

Long-term Care Services/ Department of Aging and Disability Services

(979) 776-1510 3000 E Villa Maria, Bryan Primary home care and family care. Provides an attendant to go to your home and help with activities such as personal care, tasks, meals and shopping.

Standards Home Health

(979) 776-0900 / 1-(888) 532-2737 3800 State Hwy 6 S, Suite 108, College Station www.standardshomehealth.com We believe that you deserve compassionate, honest and reliable care from only the finest healthcare professionals who go the extra mile.

Standards Medical HouseCall Associates

(979) 776-0900 3800 South HWY 6, Suite 108 M, College Station www.medicalhousecallassociates.com Medical HouseCall Associates collaborate with primary care physicians in delivering the latest evidence-based medicine approaches to disease prevention, treatment and management by specially trained HouseCall practitioners and medical assistants. This technology driven program for at-risk and chronically ill patients is comprehensive and progressive programs benefiting physicians and their patients. Medical HouseCall Associates firmly believe that delivery of high quality medical care in the comfort and safety of the patient’s home

decreases unnecessary trips to the emergency department, frequent hospitalizations, and premature nursing home placement. This unique approach to chronic disease management maximizes the patient’s independence while promoting positive health behaviors.

Standards Real Life Solutions

(979) 776-0900 3800 South HWY 6, Suite 108 M, College Station www.standardslifesolutions.com Personalized to your needs. Helping you or a family member with a variety of tasks, large or small. Real Life Solutions will assist you and your family with lifestyle management services which will provide you with convenience as well as time to enjoy your life. We will take care of all the things which take up your time so that you can focus on the most important things. We will save you time, reduce stress levels and provide Real Life Solutions to attain a better lifestyle.

Texas Home Health Hospice

(979) 846-1283 or (800) 432-9654 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suite 206, College Station accentcare.com Provides quality end-oflife medical care to terminally ill patients and emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Texas Home Health Hospice serves patients in 15 counties and also offers free community bereavement support through support groups, presentations, and special programs.

Texas Home Health of America, Inc.

(979) 846-1283 / (800) 432-9654 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suite 206, College Station www.txhha.com Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Committed to excellence in Home Care since1969, serving the entire Brazos Valley. Accepts Medicare,

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Medicaid, and private insurance. Their team works with you to develop a plan of personalized care to meet your healthcare needs enabling you to maintain a more independent lifestyle. Services include skilled nursing, private duty, specialty nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work.

Traditions Health Care/Traditions Hospice

(979) 696-5511 or (888) 360-5944 1862 Rock Prairie Rd. Ste 202, College Station www.traditionsheatlth. com Home Health Care provider serving seniors in Brazos and surrounding counties. Services include total Hospice Team care, skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, and home health aide, all in your own home. Providing a tradition of excellence and commitment.

Visiting Angels

(979) 209-0027/ 800-3654189 3801 East Crest Drive Suite 1306, Bryan visitingangels.com Living Assistance Services: meal preparation, housekeeping, shopping, and more. FREE in-home consultation. 24/7 On-CallService.

Community Development Block Grant

(979) 209-5175 405 W. 28th St., Bryan Housing rehabilitation and emergency repair assistance for homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

(979) 775-8122 2211 Maloney St, Bryan restore@habitatbcs.org Provides good quality building materials at greatly reduced prices. Open Tues-Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm

Home Repair Assistance

(979) 764-3778 1207 Texas Ave S. City of College Station Community Development Office Home repair assistance is provided to eligible, lowerincome homeowners in College Station.

Texas Ramp Project

(214) 675-1230 The volunteers of the Texas Ramp Project in Bryan and College Station build wheelchair ramps for the low-income disabled in Brazos, Burleson,

acute and post-ICU medical care, ventilator care and weaning with 24-hour respiratory care, wound care, comprehensive inpatient physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation, cardiac monitoring, IV therapy, blood transfusions, dialysis, therapeutic nutritional support, pain management, case management, social work services, patient and family education.

Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties. Client referrals are only accepted from social service agencies. Ramps are built second and fourth Saturdays. www.TexasRamps.org. Call or email at (979) 229-9435; bcsrampproject@live.com

Hospitals CHRISTUS Dubuis Hospital of Bryan

(979) 821-5000 Patient Referrals (979) 821-5006 1600 Joseph Drive, Second Floor, Bryan Located within St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center for patients who require extended acute care hospitalization with specialty programs focusing on ventilator dependency, wound care, and rehabilitation. Services provided by CHRISTUS Dubuis Hospital of Bryan include, but are not limited to, the following: 24-hour nursing care,

College Station Medical Center

(979) 764-5100 1604 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station www.csmedcenter.com Full-service level three trauma center hospital licensed for 141 beds providing a full array of medical services including family and internal medicine, cancer treatment, obstetrics, pediatrics, sleep lab, outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapies, inpatient rehab unit, and general specialty surgery, including neurosurgery

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Home Repair Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation

(979) 595-2809 Serves a 10-county area and is partnered with the Area Agency on Aging for minor and major home repair. Contact the BVAHC at the above number for more information.

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at no profit, through interest free year mortgages. Homes are also funded by local contributions made by individuals, businesses, churches and service organizations. Not a government or giveaway program, Habitat partners with lowincome families eager to help themselves and improve their community by working with local volunteers to build simple, decent homes.

Crestview Place, Terrace, and Unity Apartments

(979) 776-9294 2501 E. Villa Maria Road and 2503 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan Crestview Retirement Community provides quality affordable housing for fixed-income seniors. On 25 landscaped acres, Crestview Place, Terrace, and Unity offer a variety of floor plans, services and amenities. Included are noon meals, service coordinator, planned

activities and scheduled transportation. Rent is based on income for those 62 and older.

Community Development Office

(979) 209-5175 405 W. 28th St. Bryan Housing rehabilitation and minor repair assistance for homeowners.

Down Payment Assistance City of College Station Economic and Community Development Office

(979) 764-3778 1207 Texas Ave S., College Station Down payment assistance is provided to income eligible homebuyers purchasing homes in College Station.

EMBRACE Brazos Valley

(979) 774-2287 4104 Coventry Court, Bryan Provides assistance to low-to-moderate income households for repairs, remodeling and construction of affordable housing. Serves individuals in Brazos County.

Family Promise of BryanCollege Station

(979) 268-4309 www.familypromise. org Supports families who are experiencing homelessness as they search for jobs and housing.

Housing Authority/ City of Bryan

(979) 822-2013 1306 Beck St., Bryan Housing for low-income families.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Brazos Valley Council of Governments (979) 595-2801 ext. 2042 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan http://www.bvcog.org/ programs/housingchoice-voucher-program/ Rental assistance for very low-income individuals or families with disabilities, elderly, and military veterans or spouses of veterans.

Housing Rehabilitation and Minor Repair Loan Program (979) 764-3778 1207 Texas Ave S. City of College Station

Economic and Community Development Office: Home repair assistance is provided to income eligible homeowners in College Station.

Twin City Mission - The Bridge

(979) 822-1492 410 S Randolph, Bryan Housing for homeless men, women and children. No fee.

Information and Referral Assistance 2-1-1 Texas/ United Way

Dial 211. 211 Texas is a comprehensive information and referral line linking Brazos Valley residents in need with community resources.

Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas

24-hour help line: (800) 272-3900 www.alz.org/texas The Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and Southeast Texas is committed to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease

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through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.

American Cancer Society

(979) 776-1463 or (800) 227-2345 3207 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan www.cancer.org Dialogue (Cancer Treatment) -Support group for people currently receiving treatment for cancer.

American Heart Association (979) 268-0070 www.americanheart. org Provides educational materials related to heart health including nutrition, exercise, high blood pressure, and CPR contacts.

American Legion, Earl Graham Post No. 159

(979) 778-1936 101 Waco, Bryan www.alegion159.org

Area Agency on Aging

(979) 595-2806 or (800) 994-4000 3991 East 29th St, Bryan www.bvcog.org If you are age 60 or older, or the caregiver of an individual age 60+, contact the Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments to discuss your needs. Upto-date information, referral, counseling and assistance available for persons 60+ in the Brazos Valley region by appointment, walk-in

or telephone. Bilingual assistance available. For more information, contact the office.

Brazos County Health Department

(979) 361-4440 201 N. Texas Avenue, Bryan www.brazoshealth.org Provides the following services: Community Health Services, which include adult health clinic, communicable disease control, immunization services, sexually transmitted disease clinic and tuberculosis elimination services. Health Education & Promotion staff provides educational programs and presentations on a variety of health topics, distributes educational materials and participates in local collaborations. Laboratory Services provides public and private bacterial water analysis. Environmental Health Services inspect food services establishments, childcare facilities and private on-site sewage facili-

Medicare-certified 24 hours, 7days a week

ties, investigate complaints of public health significance, provide food handler classes, and perform West Nile Virus surveillance. Emergency Preparedness & Response is involved in emergency planning for bioterrorism and other mass casualty events. Support Services assists divisions in the department through clerical support and assists the public with information regarding public health concerns.

Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center

(979) 595-2800 www.bvcog.org The Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) specializes in helping seniors and people with disabilities of all ages, their family members, caregivers, and service providers who are seeking information about benefits and resources. The ADRC directs clients to appropriate federal, state or community resources. 

The Center also helps individuals applying for various benefits, and provides “Long-Term Options Counseling” to help individuals make informed decisions about their long-term care.

Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau

(979) 260-9898 or (800) 777-8292 715 University Dr. E, College Station www.visitaggieland. com or email info@bcscvb. org The Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau markets BCS as a premier tourism destination for conventions, group and individual leisure travel, meetings, trade shows, sporting events and activities which will attract out-of-town visitors and encourage local area residents to utilize Bryan-College Station facilities and attractions.

Elder-Aid

(979) 823-5127 307 S Main St, Ste 105, Bryan Volunteer-based organization that provides services to the elderly, including: home repairs, assistance with paperwork, case management, and limited financial assistance to prevent homelessness. Hours of operation are: Mon. - Thurs, 9am -1pm.

Eldercare Locator

(800) 677-1116 www.eldercare.gov A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Connects you to services for older adults and their families in your community.

National Aging Information Center/Administration on Aging

(512) 438-3011 or (979) 776-1510 Collects and disseminates program-and policy-related materials on aging issues, such as community-based long-

Care at Home that You Can Trust Our trained and dedicated nurses and therapists provide a wide range of home care services:

Texas Home Health Skilled Services

Skilled Nursing • Wound Care/ Wound Vacs • Medication Teaching/Management IV Infusions • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies

Hospice Care • Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers provide compassionate end of life care in the comfort of your home for our patients and supportive, caring services to their loved ones. • We meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those in our care.

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term care, elder abuse, challenges facing older women, nutrition and case management.

RSVP-Senior Corps

(979) 595-2800 Ext. 2026, 2027 www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org www.bvcog.org Assists adults of all ages with finding service opportunities matching their skills and interests. RSVP is a nation-wide program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. RSVP offers opportunities with over 150 agencies and organizations in the seven-county Brazos Valley Region and provides free supplemental volunteer insurance to all active volunteers.

SARC - Sexual Assault Resource Center

individual and group counseling, educational programs, accompaniment to hospitals, police, court.

Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services/ Area Agency on Aging

(800) 994-4000 or (979) 595-2806 State-level focal point for all activities related to the needs and services of older person throughout Texas. Provides information on services provided for older Texans.

Texas Veteran’s Commission (800) 827-1000 Regional Office (800) 252-8387 Veteran’s Hotline (979) 361-4360 BC Office www.tvc.state.tx.us Assists service members and their dependents in advisory work as well as processing claims. Helps county residents with veterans’ benefits.

(979) 731-1000 www.sarcbvc.org 24-Hour hotline,

Texas Veterans Land Board

(800) 252-8387 / 512.463.5060 1700 N. Congress Ave., Austin http://www.texasveterans.com For veterans, the Texas Veterans Land Board has programs designed to help alleviate the financial burden. Included programs are: low interest-rate land loans and housing loans; home improvement loan programs; free seminars; information on forfeited land sales. Information is available on skilled nursing care facilities, which house veterans requiring long-term care.

Legal Assistance Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley (800) 994-4000, (979) 5952800 X 2013 3991 E. 29th St. Bryan, TX 77802 www.bvcog.org Non-Lawyer Certified Benefit Counselors II provide technical assistance, consultation and

document completion assistance for Texas Advance Directives (Medicare Power of Attorney, Directive to Physicians, Out of Hospital Do-not-Resuscitate Order and The Designation of Guardian Before Need Arises) as permitted by law.

Attorney General’s Office

(800) 983-9933 www.oag.state.tx.us Consumer Protection and Public Health Division - (800) 252-8011 Protects consumers and the legitimate business community by filing civil lawsuits under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other consumer protection and public health-related statutes. Accepts referrals from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Long-term Care Regulatory Section for enforcement actions against nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for violations of nursing home standards.

Prohibited by law from offering legal advice or representation to private individuals.

Brazos County Legal Aid

(979) 775-5274 200 S. Texas Ave, Ste.168 www.brazoslegal.com Brazos County Legal Aid and the Brazos County Bar Association are committed to improving the quality of life for families of limited means through volunteering personal time and service to reduce and/or remove legal problems through representation. which otherwise would not be available.

Dispute Resolution Center

(979) 822-6947 Central Brazos Valley, Inc. 3211A S. Texas Ave, Bryan EMail:Brazosdrc@ verizon.net A private, non-profit agency that provides effective, cost-saving mediation services to the courts, law enforcements, social service agencies, community

and religious organizations, attorneys and the individual citizens of Brazos County and other surrounding counties. Matters may be submitted for mediation by the parties of the dispute, their attorneys or the presiding judge.

District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program

(979) 361-4320 Brazos County Courthouse, Rm. 310 300 E. 26th St., Bryan Assists victims of violent crimes in applying for Crime Victim Compensation, monies to compensate for victim’s medical expenses incurred during a crime. Assists victims through the judicial process, notifying them of court dates, and accompanying them in court.

Family Violence Unit

(979) 361-4300 / (800) 252-9690 300 E. 26th St., Ste 1300, Bryan Provides legal counsel, legal aid and/or

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referrals to victims of domestic violence who are seeking protective orders.

Legal Hotline for Older Texans

(State Bar of Texas) (800) 622-2520 Gives legal advice and referrals over the telephone. Some lawyers offer services on a reduced scale based on income.

Legal Line - Texas Elder Exploitation Project

(888) 612-6626 (Main Office) www.tlsc.org/programs/elderexploitation.asp Toll-free hotline to advise seniors on preventing financial exploitation and assists seniors who have been victims of financial exploitation, advises seniors on powers of attorney, mail fraud, and telemarketing schemes, provides community education and self-help materials.

Lone Star Legal Aid

(979) 775-5050 (800) 733-8394 200 East 24th St., Ste. A, Bryan www.lonestarlegal.org Provides free legal assistance in a widerange of civil matters to eligible, low-income Texans; for family law cases call Monday 8:30am-12:30pm; and other civil matters call Tuesday through Friday 8:30am-12:30pm.

National Consumer Law Center

(205) 452-6252 www.nclc.org Training and Information for Advocates and Consumers. Protecting consumers and promoting marketplace justice.

Texas Legal Services Center

(512) 477-6000 www.tlsc. org (800) 622-2520 - Legal Hotline (888) 343-4414 - Identity theft issues. Free legal advice, selfhelp publications, and referrals for Texans over the age of 60 and Texans who receive

Medicare. Victim’s Compensation Program (800) 983-9933. Administers the Texas Crime Victim Compensation Program, which provides reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses to victims of violent crime and their families. Benefits may help victims or their survivors with medical expenses, funeral costs, counseling, and other needs when the costs are incurred as the result of a crime. Payer of last resort.

Medical Equipment American Cancer Society

(800) 227- 2345, (979) 776-1463 3207 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan www.cancer.org Provides cancer information and resources for patients and their families, including wigs/hats,, transportation to treatment and support services.

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American Red Cross Disaster Services

(979) 776-8279 www.waco.redcross.org

all major medical insurances on assigned basis. Serving 100-mile radius of Brazos Valley

Medi-Care Equipment Specialties

Mental Health

www.medi-careequipment.com Highly respected provider of medical equipment and supplies since 1981. Three locations in the Brazos Valley: (979) 776-3776 2308 E. Villa Maria Rd, Bryan (979) 693-0526 3975 Hwy 6 S. Ste 1000, College Station (979) 836-1240 1401 S. Austin Street, Brenham

Physicians Home Medical Equipment Inc.

(800) 900-6899 (979) 8463831 1127 East Villa Maria, Bryan A full one-stop shop. Respiratory, incontinence products, bath aids, rehabilitation aids and specialty items. Locally owned and operated. We file Medicare, Medicaid

Brazos Valley Council for Alcohol/ Substance Abuse

(979) 846-3560 4001 East 29th St., Suite 90, Bryan www.bvcasa.org Alcohol/drug education, group counseling services, film library and seminars. Treatment for substance abuse; school based prevention program. Adolescent outpatient program.

Counseling and Assessment Clinic

Texas A & M University (979) 595-1770 Individual and group counseling. Lifestyle adjustment counseling, assessment in neuropsychological, personality, aptitude and learning disabilities.

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Mental Health Mental Retardation

Authority of Brazos Valley (979) 822-6467 -Administration 1-888-522-8262 -Crisis Hotline 1504 S. Texas Ave., Bryan www.mhmrabv.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Brazos Valley

Phone: Day - (979) 777-9455 / Night - (979) 764-7932 namisupport@bvcaa. org Family Support Group for families who have members with a mental illness. Meeting twice monthly on 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30 - 8 pm, NAMI office, Suite 101, 1713 Broadmoor East, Bryan. Peer Recovery Support Group is a peer group which supports the process of recovery among people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Meeting every Tues. from 6:30 - 8 pm at NAMI office, Suite 101, 1713 Broadmoor East, Bryan.

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The City of College Station offers many opportunities for active senior adults with recreation programs like Sit & Fit, Line Dancing, Bluegrass Jam Session, Bridge, 42 Dominoes and more!

Lincoln Recreation Center 1000 Eleanor Street, MON-FRI, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 979.764.3733 Ages 60+. Hot meals served daily at 11 a.m. Must complete intake form.

Southwood Community Center

Save the Date 2015 Brazos Valley Senior Games Feb. 19-22

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1520 Rock Prairie Road, MON-FRI, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 979.764.6351

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College-Age Support Group - meets weekly on Thurs. from 7-9 pm at NAMI office, Suite 101, 1713 Broadmoor East, Bryan.

Phoebe’s Home

(979) 775-2255 Hotline: (979) 775-5355 Counseling Services for victims of domestic violence.

Outpatient Treatment Services/BVCASA

(979) 823-5300 www.bvcasa.org Alcohol and drug outpatient treatment program for adults. Must be willing to commit to programs. State funded: sliding scale.

Texas Department of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation (800) 252-8154 Provides a comprehensive array of mental health and mental retardation services, including, diagnosis, evaluation, outpatient, group homes, day and evening activities, 24hour crisis services, education, and vocational programs.

Nursing / Assisted Living Facilities Bluebonnet Place

(979) 693-9699 / (877) 328-2284 3901 Victoria Avenue, College Station www.enlivant.com A vibrant, pet friendly community in College Station.

Burleson St. Joseph Manor / Nursing Home

(979) 567-0920 1022 Presidential Corridor, Caldwell Burleson St. Joseph Manor offers private and semi-private accommodations for longterm care residents. Accepts private pay, Medicaid and Medicare.

Carriage Inn

(979) 731-1300 4235 Boonville Rd, Bryan www.retliv.com Focus is on creating an active, caring community that surrounds residents with the warmth and health of social bonds. Opportunities abound for interactions that stimulate

and rejuvenate through social and physical activities. An independent living retirement community where it is all about love, fun and WOW. Now offering Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Crestview Retirement Community

(979) 776-4778 Arbor Oaks Independent Living with Life Care; The Forest Assisted Living; The Garden Memory Care; The Haven Skilled Nursing Care; Crestview Place, Terrace, and Unity Apartments, HUD Housing; Crestview Home Health Services 2505 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan www.mrccrestview.org A state-of-the-art continuing care retirement community with Life Care, Crestview offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab, memory care and home health services. Wide array of services and amenities included. For independent living, call Nicki ((979) 7749938). For health care services, call Eva ((979) 774-6953).

Hudson Creek Care Center / Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

(979) 774-0700 3850 Coppercrest Dr., Bryan www.jeaseniorliving. com “A Heartfelt Choice” Hudson Creek is specifically designed to care for individuals with Alzheimer ‘s disease, Dementia and memory loss. Visit our website for a complete list of amenities or call to schedule a tour.

Kruse Village

(979) 830-0073 1700 E Stone St., Brenham Provides independent living in cottage apartments, Assisted living in private apartments, Skilled Nursing Care in 24/7 Health Care Center, In-Patient and OutPatient rehabilitation and Dementia Care in Assisted Living Private Apartments.

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St. Joseph Manor / Assisted Living

(979) 821-7308 2333 Manor Drive, Bryan St. Joseph Manor offers assisted living units to accommodate 44 residents, featuring efficiency, one- and twobedroom units. The campus offers walking trails, a wooded area, and a pond.

St. Joseph Manor / Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

(979) 821-7330 2333 Manor Drive, Bryan St. Joseph Manor offers private and semiprivate accommodations, with PT, OT, and Speech Therapy. They accept private pay, Medicaid/Medicare and most insurance.

Waterford at College Station/Assisted Living

(979) 694-6496 1103 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station www.esperanzaseniorliving.com

Pharmacies Brazos County Medicine Chest Pharmacy

(979) 776-6813 2302 De Lee St., Bryan The Brazos Valley’s first exclusive long term care pharmacy offers much more than routine prescription dispensing, including special formula compounding, and individual patient counseling and training in the use of in-home monitoring and treatment devices.

Bryan Medicine Chest Pharmacy

(979) 776-6800 2300 De Lee St., Bryan Offers delivery service in Bryan/College Station area, compounding prescription service and account charging, as well as, drive through service.

Family Health Pharmacy

(979) 595-1700 BVCAA 3370 South Texas Avenue, Suite B Complete prescription services for clients of the Bryan/College Station Community Health Clinic and BVCAA Employees. Prescriptions

at cost plus dispensing fee. Medication Assistance Program available.

Station 1110 Earl Rudder Fwy. South, College Station (979) 691-3900

Health for All Pharmacy

Recreation and Fitness

(979) 774-8218 1328 A Memorial Drive, Bryan www.hlth4all.org Fills prescriptions for clinic patients and aids public with free medication assistance programs. Income guidelines apply.

Pharmacy Service/AARP

1(888) 867-5575 www.AAAMedicareRx. com Provided for the benefit of AARP members. Healthy lifestyle catalog and prescription drug savings. Diabetes and Ostomy supplies filed to Medicare Part B.

Scott & White Pharmacy Arrington Road

(979)361-6333 1296 Arrington Road Suite 200, College Station Scott & White Pharmacy - Bryan/College

Amigos del Valle de Brazos/ “Friends of the Brazos Valley”

(979) 777-4629 - President (979) 422-4959 - Vice President We strive to provide seniors with information resources, enhance their quality of life and host monthly events where seniors can enjoy socializing in a comfortable environment.

Better Choices, Better Health, Evidence Based Workshops

(979) 458-4269 Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health & Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? If you are dealing with ongoing health condi-

tions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and/or would like to improve activity levels and promote an active lifestyle then one of the Better Choices, Better Health Evidence-Based workshops can help you take control of your health and put you on track towards a better life! Workshops include: Chronic Disease Self Management Program, Diabetes Self Management Program, Fit & Strong and A Matter of Balance.

Brazos Valley Senior Games

(979) 260-9898 715 University Dr. East, College Station The Brazos Valley Senior Games is a sporting event which offers seniors 50+ a chance to compete in many different events. The event is hosted in mid April yearly. Sports offered: Cycling, Bowling, Track and Field, Triathlon, Horseshoes, Washers, Tennis, Swimming,

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Golf, Bridge, 3-on-3 Basketball, Volleyball, and more. These games are sanctioned by the Texas State Games Association and the National Senior Games Association. The Brazos Valley Senior Games is a great way to stay active.

City of College Station Senior Services

(979) 764-6351 Southwood Community Center 1520 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station Older adults in College Station have long sought a comfortable place to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. The Southwood Community Center is now that place Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Special activities and groups include dominoes, bridge, Yoga, Tai Chi, Sit & Fit, computer classes, Wii, movies and a lending library.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

1000 George Bush Drive West College Station, TX 77845 (979) 691-4000 Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Lincoln Center

(979) 764-3750 1000 Eleanor, College Station The Lincoln Recreation Center offers programs for seniors Mon. - Fri. from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Seniors enjoy a daily hot lunch. This is the place to meet new friends, play games, attend outings, arts and crafts, health screening and nutritional presentations.

Senior Circle at College Station Medical Center

(979) 764-5107 1604 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station Senior Circle is for people fifty and older and offers members a little bit of everything, including education and recreation programs, lunch and move groups and area, national and international travel opportunities. Additionally, exercise programs and water aerobics are

offered. Senior Friends is a social organization that provides members special hospital services and discounts.

St. Joseph Gold Medallion Club

(979) 774-4653 1530 E WJB Pkwy., Bryan The Gold Medallion Club is a social organization for people ages 50+. The club offers group day trips, international vacations, educational seminars, ballroom dances, lunch and game groups, knitting groups and much more. Membership in the club also entitles participants to discounts and other benefits within the hospital. Come join the fun.

St. Joseph Wellness Program (979) 821-7558 1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan Aqua therapy pool, studio & gym exercise for adults. Monthly dues; no contract.

Rehabilitation and Therapy Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living (BVCIL)

(979) 776-5505 or 1-855231-7575 1869 Briarcrest, Bryan www.bvcil.org Promotes self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. Counseling, rehabilitation, training and support provided to enable those facing barriers to improve their quality of life.

Cardiac Care College Station Medical Center (979) 764-5100 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., #2400, College Station The Med provides full service cardiac care including angioplasties and open heart (cardiovascular) surgery. The College Station Medical Center opened the area’s first cardiac center in 1987.

College Station Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (979)764-5100 / (979) 764-5176 1604 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station

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College Station Medical Center Physical Therapy Center

(979) 680-5420 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station Offers an outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation services. The inpatient unit offers patients individualized care provided by a team of experienced professionals for a variety of conditions. The Therapy Center offers outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapy.

Suite 420, Bryan Evaluation and Therapy including custom splinting for hand and arm injuries and conditions.

Retirement / Life Care Communities Arbor Oaks at Crestview

(979)774-9938 2505 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan www.mrccrestview.org The only Life Care retirement community in the area, Crestview features beautiful new independent living apartment homes.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation, Services, Division for Rehabilitation Bluebonnet Place Services (979) 680-5270, Toll free: (800) 824-2573 1115 Welsh Ave., Ste. B, College Station www.dars.state.tx.us Vocational rehabilitation to enable disabled person to obtain and keep a job.

Sports, Back and Pain Management Clinic

bvphysicaltherapy.com (979) 776-2225 2011A Villa Maria, Bryan Treating sports injuries, orthopedic problems, post surgical orthopedic rehab, back and neck problems, pain issues, cardiovascular and balance issues.

(979) 693-9699 / (877) 328-2284 3901 Victoria Avenue, College Station www.enlivant.com A vibrant, pet friendly community in College Station.

Crestview Retirement Community

(979)776-4778 2505 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan www.mrccrestview.org

A state-of-the-art Life Care retirement community, Crestview offers independent living with a complete continuum of care. Maintenance-free living, daily social opportunities, and a wide array of services and amenities are included. For Life Care independent living, call Nicki ((979) 774-9938). For health care services, call Eva ((979) 774-6953).

Kruse Village

Carriage Inn

(979) 703-7088 3801 East Crest Drive, Bryan Corner of University Drive and Boonville www.watercrestbryan. com Manager@WatercrestBryan.com Proud partner of Texas A&M Athletics. Come join the Texas A&M Former Students that now call us home! Watercrest at Bryan offers resort-style living for active adults on 16 scenic acres in the exclusive Park Hudson district of Bryan/ College Station. For those seeking luxurious

(979) 731-1300 4235 Boonville Rd, Bryan www.retliv.com Focus is on creating an active, caring community that surrounds residents with the warmth and health of social bonds. Opportunities abound for interactions that stimulate and rejuvenate through social and physical activities. An independent living retirement community where it is all about love, fun and WOW. Now offering Assisted Living and Memory Care.

(979) 830-0073 1700 E Stone St., Brenham Provides independent living in cottage apartments, Assisted living in private apartments, Skilled Nursing Care in 24/7 Health Care Center, In-Patient and OutPatient rehabilitation and Dementia Care in Assisted Living Private Apartments.

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St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center

(979) 821-7500 1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan www.st-joseph.org Offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program for patients suffering from neurological, brain injury, stroke and general therapy services aimed at helping each individual reach his or her maximum potential. SJRRC also offers an aqua therapy center providing therapy services and a Feelin’ Fit Wellness program. Outpatient therapy is available at three locations in the B/CS area, along with cardiac and sports medicine therapy.

3091 University Drive East, #410 • Bryan

Texas Hand Therapy

(979) 703-1909 Melissa Merritt, PT, PhD, CHT, OCS 3201 University Drive

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apartment home living with a vibrant, sociable lifestyle, Watercrest is the place to be!

Senior Citizens Associations and Clubs AARP - Driver Safety Program

(979) 260-1142 Byron Blaschke - Zone Coordinator Helps drivers over 50 to update knowledge and skills, prevent traffic accidents and violations, maintain mobility, independence and reduce insurance expenses.

American Association of Retired Persons AARP

Information/Membership 1(888) 687-2277 Texas State Office (866) 227-7443 The American Association of Retired Persons, the nation’s leading organization for people 50 and older, serves needs through information, education, advocacy, and community services provided by the network of local chapters and experienced volunteers. Programs include drivers education, health services, tax counseling, financial education, work and retirement options, discounts, legal counsel and much, much more.

Amigos del Valle de Brazos/ “Friends of the Brazos Valley”

(979) 777-4629 - President (979) 422-4959 - Vice President We strive to provide seniors with information resources, enhance their quality of life and host monthly events where seniors can enjoy socializing in a comfortable environment.

Brazos County Retired School Personnel

(979) 764-4007 P.O. Box 6693, Bryan Organization provides fellowship and information to school personnel retirees from BISD, CSISD, TAMU or any educational institution.

Brazos County Senior Citizens Association

(979) 822-6873 1402 Bristol, Bryan Provides recreation and fellowship for members. Game days: Tues. & Fri. with covered dish luncheon, Wed. Exercise and Bingo. Afternoons are for cards, dominoes, and bridge. If you have a foursome, we have plenty of room. Call about membership details.

Gold Medallion Club/SJRHC

(979) 774-4653 1530 E William J Bryan Pkwy, Bryan Social organization for people ages 50+. The club offers group day trips, international vacations, educational seminars, ballroom dance, lunch and game day, knitting groups and much more. Membership in the club also entitles participants to discounts and other benefits within the hospital.

Lincoln Center Congregate Meal Site

(979) 764-3779 1000 Eleanor St., College Station Serving meals and offering recreational and educational activities for Senior Citizens.

National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 607

The organizations goal is to ensure seniors who are retired or active federal employees receive their benefits, including annuities and proper health insurance coverage. Each meeting consists of an informative, entertaining and timely program, and updates of issues relating to federal employees. For more information contact Dennis Newton, President at dpnewton@verizon.net or call (979) 776-0214, or Carl Anderson, Vice President for Membership at canderson5039@ msn.com or call (979) 776-1630.

North Bryan Community Center (979) 823-2490 705 North Horton, Bryan

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Provides activities for Senior Citizens. Computer room available to public.

RSVP-Senior Corps

(979) 595-2800 ext. 2026, 2028 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan www.bvcog.org RSVP-Senior Corps assists senior adults with finding volunteer opportunities matching their skills and interest. As part of a nationwide program, the local RSVP serves the sevencounty Brazos Valley region. Adults age 55 and over are eligible to join RSVP and receive supplemental volunteer insurance coverage during their volunteer service. There are no dues, fees or meeting to attend to be eligible, just a desire to serve your community and start volunteering!

Senior Care Scott & White Health Plan

(800) 791-8777 3000 Briarcrest Dr., Ste. 422, Bryan M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm An enhancement to Medicare coverage. Offers different benefit packages.

bridge, health and education classes, computer classes, dominoes, movies & popcorn, Sit & Fit, line dancing,Tai Chi, Wii, Yoga and a lending library. The facility includes meeting room with big screen TV and stereo, game room, computer lab and kitchen. Open M-F 8am - 3pm.

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

Brazos County Representative, Linda Parrish (979) 696-6026 www.txshl.org Representing Senior Citizens regarding statewide public policy issues. Each county is represented by a TSHL member.

Social Security/ Medicare Area Agency on Aging

(800) 994-4000, (979) 595-2806 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan www.bvcog.org Staff and Volunteer Benefits Counselors

provide one-to-one assistance and information on health care coverage and public benefits including Medicare, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare Savings Program applications and Extra Help for Prescription Drug Plan applications.

Brazos Valley Community Action Agency (BVCAA)

(979) 846-1100 1500 University Dr., E., College Station www.bvcaa.org To advance the health of communities by empowering them to reach their full potential, economically, educationally, culturally, and socially.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

(979) 595-2800 3991 29th St., Bryan Consortium of community public service agencies including: Area Agency on Aging, Nursing Home Ombudsman, Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation,

TransportationBrazos Valley Quality Workforce Planning Corporation, Housing Choice Voucher, Public Safety Planning, RSVP-Senior Corps and Workforce Solutions.

Community Care for Aged & Disabled (DHHS)

(979) 776-1510 3000 E. Villa Maria, Bryan Sponsors several programs that provide daycare, homecare or long-term care for the aged and disabled. Must meet eligibility requirements. Primary Home Care and Family Care: Provides an attendant to go to your home and help with activities such as personal care, household tasks, meals and shopping. Emergency Response Services: Provides an electronic monitoring device installed on your telephone that is able to automatically alert a base station. The base station then notifies pre-selected persons. Adult Foster Care: For

Senior Circle College Station Medical Center

(979) 764-5107 1605 Rock Prairie Rd., Suite 315, College Station National not-for-profit organization, local chapters are sponsored by hospitals. National and local benefits are available to members over 50 years of age. We offer educational programs, social events, exercise classes, trips and hospital benefits. Our goal is to help our members achieve and maintain a healthy independent lifestyle.

Southwood Community Center

(979) 764.6351 or (979) 764-6384 1520 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station A comfortable place for seniors age 55+ to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. Special activities and groups include

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those who cannot live alone, this service provides a home-like place that includes supervision and help in the home of a provider. Residential Care: Protective supervision, personal care, social/ recreational services and transportation provided in facilities licensed by Texas Health Dept. for those require 24-hour services access. Home Delivered Meals: Provides a nutritious meal on a scheduled basis. Community Based Alternative Services: Provides services in a community setting to persons 21 and older who qualify for medical necessity for nursing facility care.

Department of Aging and Disability Services

(512) 438-3011 / (800) 458-9858. Complaints: (800) 4589858 State regulatory agency for long-term care facilities for compliance with Medicare and Medicaid standards.

Call for information regarding facilities or to voice a complaint. Survey reports and compliance histories about long-term facilities available upon request.

Elder-Aid

(979) 823-5127 307 S. Main St., Ste 108, Bryan Volunteer-based organization that provides services to the elderly, including: home repairs, assistance with paperwork, case management, and limited financial assistance to prevent homelessness.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

(800) 772-1213 or (979) 731-1140 www.ssa.gov 2120 W. Briargate Dr., Bryan Establishes and maintains eligibility for Medicare, SSA retirement, disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For most benefits clients need to be either age 62 and above or disabled.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services Hotline (Austin) (800)458-9858 State agency that assesses and administers programs for the needy, children and the elderly. Provides food stamps, medical assistance, children and elderly abuse protection, etc.

Support Groups Alcoholics Anonymous - Brazos Valley Intergroup 24 hr HOTLINE (979) 823-6391 837 N Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, Bryan www.bvig.org Visit website or call for listing of AA and AlAnon meeting held in the Brazos Valley.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups Home (800) 272.3900 (979) 776-1510 Certifies Medicaid eligibility for care in nursing homes. Certifies eligibility for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (Q.M.B.) program. Must meet income guidelines and countable resources. (For full list of services, look at listing under Information and Referral Assistance.)

Support groups are in Brazos County. Another great resource is the telephone support group which “meets” monthly. It’s a great way for caregivers, especially those in the rural communities, who can’t get away. Call 800.272.3900 and ask for information on the telephone support group to register.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

(979) 821-7304 Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm in the Assisted Living Conference Room at

the St. Joseph Manor. Contact Jonne Young at (979) 821-7304 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Disease Family Support (Brazos Valley Council of Governments)

(979) 595-2800 ext. 2023 -2025 Support to families & care-givers.

American Heart Association Mended Hearts (979) 821-7589 St. Joseph Regional Hospital Meets monthly (except summer). Visits patients with cardiac disease/surgery; monthly support group with educational speakers; newsletter; national publication. Contact Allison McGolden for more information at (979) 821-7589.

Beyond Grief

(979) 821-2266 A Bereavement Support Group that meets on selected Saturdays from 10-11:30 am at the Hospice Brazos Valley Bereavement House in Bryan.

Brazos Valley Veteran Peer Support Group (Bryan/College Station)

(979) 200-1715 VFW Post 4692, 794 N. Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, Bryan www.brazosvalleyveterans.com The Brazos Valley Veteran Peer Support Group is open to veterans from any generation/time period regardless of whether you deployed or not. Meetings held monthly.

Divorce Care Support Group

(979) 776-1400 First Baptist Bryan, Room 235 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan Contact Michal DeBord - new session beginning Fall of 2013.

Hospice Brazos Valley

(979) 821-2266 or (800) 824-2326 502 W 26th St., Bryan www.hospicebrazosvalley.org Offering a variety of grief and bereavement programs such as Loss of a Child, First Steps, Kid’s Camp, Just For

Helping Older Persons Maintain Independence and Dignity

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has been in existence since 1974 and operates under the auspices of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments. Funding is provided through the authority of the Older Americans Act of 1965, State and local funds and participant contributions. Eligibility for services is 60 years of age or older. A home delivered meal additionally requires clients to be home bound with no other means of obtaining a meal. There are no fees for services provided by the AAA; contributions & donations are encouraged & accepted.

Nutrition Services:

• Congregate Meals • Home Delivered Meals

Information and Assistance:

• Our information and assistance service links an older person to helping human services

Case Management: • In-Home Services

Alzheimer’s Association Provides: • Alzheimer’s Information & Referral • Support Groups • 24 Hour Helpline (1-800-272-3900)

Transportation

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Caregivers:

• Grandparents and senior caregivers - assistance for seniors responsible for children 18 yrs. and under • Caregiver development, support, education and training and respite services

Homemaker Services Minor Home Repair Senior Center Operations Elder Rights: Ombudsman Program - Volunteer Recruitment - Advocacy for Nursing Home Residents • www.ToughEnoughToCare.com

Benefits Counseling:

• Legal Awareness • Legal Assistance • Medication Management

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Gents, Beyond Grief for Adults, Holidays Without You and individual support.

Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham

(979) 277-9525 or (800) 824-2326 302 East Blue Bell Rd, Brenham www.hospicebrazosvalley.orgA variety of grief and bereavement programs and socials.

Grief Share Support Group

(979) 776-1400 First Baptist Bryan, Room 137 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan Meets Tuesdays in the evening. Contact Michal Debord for additional information.

Hudson Creek Alzheimer’s Support Group

(979) 774-0700 3850 Coppercrest Dr., Bryan Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support group meet at Hudson Creek on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss the experience of caring for a loved one with dementia.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Brazos Valley

Phone: Day - (979) 777-9455 / Night - (979) 764-7932 namisupport@bvcaa. org Family Support Group for families who have members with a mental illness. Meeting twice monthly on 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30 - 8 pm, NAMI office, Suite 101, 1713 Broadmoor East, Bryan. Peer Recovery Support Group is a peer group which supports the process of recovery among people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Meeting every Tues. from 6:30 - 8 pm at NAMI office, Suite 101, 1713 Broadmoor East, Bryan. College-Age Support Group - meets weekly on Thurs. from 7-9 pm at NAMI office, Suite 101, 1713 Broadmoor East, Bryan.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups (SJRHC)

Irene Speer, Pres (903) 529-4802 Cen-Tex Parkinson Support group - serving 13 counties in central Texas. Meetings on fourth Sunday of each month from 4-5:30 pm at St. Joseph Rehab Center, cafeteria. Group does not meet in December.

Parkinson’s Support Group Noontimers

(979) 821-7523 1600 Joseph Drive Bryan This group meets the first Monday of each month at noon in the Quilter’s Café at St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center (across from the Blinn Campus in Bryan). A complimentary lunch is provided. For information call Ben White, Brazos Valley Parkinson’s Association at (979) 821-7523.

Parkinson’s Support Group - Young Parkinson Support Group

(979) 821-7523 This group meets in the evening for dinner at various locations. Call the number above for details and location.

Peer Recovery Support Group

Phone: Day - (979) 7779455 Night - (979) 764-7932 namisupport@bvcaa. org A peer group which supports the process of recovery among people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Meeting every Tuesday evening in the Community Education Classroom at the Community Health Clinic, 3370 South Texas Ave. (next door to Brazos Transit bus station)

New Cancer Patient Orientation

Free class designed for New Cancer Patients or patients who have already begun treatment and have questions and concerns about disease process of cancer, symptom management, and availability of services. It is also open to family

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members or caregivers of patients. This class is not limited to persons receiving treatment at St Joseph. Meets at the St. Joseph Cancer Center the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Pre-registration is requested. Please call Tiffany Lawson at the St. Joseph Cancer Center: (979) 774-0808 for more information.

Open Arms

(979) 693-4403 2201 Rio Grande Blvd., College Station openarmsrespitecs@ gmail.com Open Arms is a free, faith based, volunteer run, group program to provide persons who have mild Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia with fun opportunities for socialization and mental stimulation. Spouses, adult children, or other caregivers are welcome to attend - or to take the time to take care of other tasks. Each session has a fun theme and participants receive a devotional, fun history facts, light exercise, guest performers, free lunch, games, crafts, Bingo, and visits from Aggieland Pets With A Purpose therapy dogs. All participants must be registered -no dropins will be accepted. Open Arms meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Sexual Assault Resource Center

(979) 731-1000 www.sarcbvc.org Accompaniment to court, police, hospital. Educational programs. 24-hour hotline.

Stroke Club - St. Joseph Regional Hospital Rehab

(979) 821-7573 1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan Support group meets on pre-determined Mondays from 2 to 3 p.m. in the patient dining room at the SJRHC Rehab.

Survivors of Suicide Loss

(979) 821-2266 Sterling House 105 N. Sterling, Bryan Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Transportation Brazos Valley Transportation Partnership Van Program

Available in the following counties to assist seniors with no cost transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy appointments and other. Service depends upon volunteer availability. Burleson Health Resource Center -Somerville (979) 596-2315 Burleson Health Resource Center- Caldwell (979) 567-3200 Grimes Health Resource Center - Navasota (936) 870-4575 Leon Health Resource Center - Centerville (903)536-3687 x1 Be Healthy: Madison Health Resource Center - Madisonville (936) 349-0714

Elder-Aid

(979) 823-5127 307 S Main, Suite 105, Bryan Volunteers provide

limited transportation of elderly to doctor appointments, phone buddies, home visits to help with applications for assistance, repair work on homes, and yard work, and house cleaning.

Texas A&M University Transit

(979) 845-9700 Provides fixed route services to individuals in Bryan-College Station free of charge.

Tax Dept/Auto Registration/ Voter Registration

(979) 361-4470 300 E. W J. Bryan Pkwy., Bryan (Brazos County Tax Office) Property Tax, Handicap Permits and vehicle and voter’s registration offered.

The District (Formerly called Brazos Transit District)

(979) 778-4480 www.btd.org/DemandResponse.htm General public transportation with demandresponse service.

Offers discounted fare, for the disabled and the elderly 60+ for fixed route.

Washington County Health Living Association - Brenham

(979) 836-6552 www.seniorcenterbrenham.com WCHLA offers Handicap Van for senior trips to senior center, grocery store, beauty shop, doctor appointments, and excursion trips into the countryside, theater and neighboring towns.

Volunteer Opportunities After School Tutors

The North Bryan Community Center in Bryan provides educational, recreational and cultural activities for children age 6 - 16. During the school year they offer an afterschool program and tutor 10-12 children. In the summer 35-40 children go on field trips. The Center only has one paid staff member and

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volunteers provide tutoring and homework help, supervise games, assist on field trips, prepare snacks, organize fundraisers or help keep the building clean. Join a team of volunteers that are changing children’s future, call Shirley Chambers at (979) 823.2490.

“Be The One” Volunteer

The focus of the “Be The One” Community Volunteer Program is on academic achievement - primarily through enhancing reading skills; introducing caring adults into the lives of Bryan ISD student; and strengthening home/school/ community partnerships. Persons interested in volunteering will be processed through Bryan ISD Special Programs and connected with the right volunteer opportunity based on the campus needs and their personal preferences. Campus staff will provide volunteers with guidance and materials from which to work one-on-one with a student or in small groups. Please visit www.bryanisd.org and click on “About Us”, “Volunteer Opportunities” or contact Mary Walraven at (979) 2092880 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, email mary.walraven@ bryanisd.org or joanne. orozso@bryanisd.org .

Books to Go Volunteer

Brazos Valley RSVP and the Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan are sponsoring a new program to deliver books to homebound senior citizens. Books to Go volunteers call homebound seniors on Mondays and take their “order” for what books they wish to check out. Tuesday Volunteers then do “deliveries” of the books. To volunteer or for more information contact RSVP at (979) 595.2800 x2026 or visit www.bryantx.gov for a volunteer application.

Calling All Handy Men

Elder-Aid is in need of handy men to help with client home repairs. Some typical home repairs include repair-

ing/replacing wheelchair ramps, flooring, roof repairs and exterior/interior painting of house. Volunteers with a knowledge of plumbing and flooring are especially needed. Not able to do repairs but understand the work, a construction coordinator can help to call and check things out on a project before assembling a volunteer team and other repair jobs. Elders are sometime unable to clean their house due to disabilities, back problems, or illness. Volunteers can help out by cleaning ceiling fans, washing windows, mopping, and vacuuming. Volunteers who can spend time once a month helping houseclean would be greatly appreciated. Contact, Heidi Jenkins, Elder Aid Volunteer Coordinator at (979) 823-5127.

Court Appointed Special Advocates.

At Voices for Children the goal is to see that every abused and neglected child in Brazos County will have an advocate. The Mission of CASA is to advocate for neglected and abused children in court by reporting to the judge and representing the child’s best interest. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serve as Guardian ad litem for abused children. CASA is looking for responsible adult volunteers able to commit 15 hours a month for a 12-18 month minimum to build a relationship with an abused child and follow the case to completion. Call (979) 822-9700.

Drivers for Disabled Veterans

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System: Bryan College Station Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is recruiting Volunteer Drivers for the Disabled Veterans Van to pick-up veteran outpatients receiving chemotherapy, dialysis, radiation therapy, and other outpatient appointments. To fill this role, you must

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have a current driver’s license, automobile insurance and pass a physical exam. To volunteer, stop by for a volunteer application or call (254)743-0740. You can also complete an application online at www.volunteer.va.gov. They will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help to provide comfort and care to America’s veterans. The Clinic is located on Rock Prairie Road in College Station. Driver Safety Program Instructors Volunteers are needed to train as Instructors for the AARP Driver Safety Program (55 Alive Mature Driving). To become an instructor you should be fifty or older, attend one day of training and complete an AARP Driver Safety Class. New instructors are assigned a mentor who provides orientation to the program and helps with the first classes. Approved out-of-pocket expenses including travel are reimbursed by AARP. Classes are held over a two-day period with each class running four hours, students must attend both sessions. The Mission of the AARP 55-Alive/Mature Driving Program, in partnership with local community service organizations, is to help drivers over the age of 50 to update their knowledge and skills, prevent traffic accidents and violations, and maintain mobility and independence and to reduce insurance expenses. For more information on becoming an instructor, or where and when the next 55-Alive training will be held contact Program Coordinator Byron C. Blaschke, (979) 492-6460.

Elder Aid Friendly Visits and Interpreters

So many of our aging population are lonely and forgotten. Sometimes the only human contact they have with the outside world might only be once a month. Elder-Aid is in need of volunteers to visit

some of the elderly in our community. A simple phone call or visit can mean so much to someone who is alone. No training is required. Volunteers must have compassion and a cheerful nature. Elder Aid is also building a team of Spanish speaking interpreters. Volunteers are contacted on an as needed basis when they have a Spanish speaking client. If you have a group of friends who can interpret Spanish, share this need to build the team. A great way you and your friends can help in the community. Call the Elder Aid Volunteer Coordinator at (979) 823-5127.

the needs of the community and explore resources for community improvements and enhance the lives of all citizens. Meeting on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Oakwood Dunbar Alumni Community Center, they provide food items to those in need, senior citizens programs, healthcare programs and various activities as needed. Volunteers are the hearts of these outreach efforts and would like you to join in helping others. Volunteers are needed to register, stock, distribute, load and deliver groceries.

Food for Families in Oakwood

Somerville Area Assistance Ministry (S.A.A.M.) and Caldwell Christians Care Store in Burleson County both provide low cost clothing and household items in their resale shop as well as provide food items to those in need. Volunteers are the very heart of

(903) 545-1471 or (903) 545-2716 807 Academy Hill, Oakwood Oakwood Dunbar Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to serve the citizen of Oakwood. They seek to identify

Food Pantry and Thrift Shop Volunteers

these outreach efforts and both would like to invite you to join in helping others in your community. If you can give a few hours a week, sorting donations, preparing items for resale shop, repairing simple household appliances, or shelving donated food item, please call Tinka Murray with S.A.A.M. at (979) 596-3155, or Helen McFarland with Caldwell Christians Care Store at (979) 5679711, Mon-Sat. GED Class Needs Volunteers Everyone who experiences success had a little help along the way. Help others achieve their GED. The Brazos Valley Council of Governments GED program is seeking individuals who love teaching and helping in a classroom setting. Volunteers assist in providing instruction for out-of-school youths and adults in preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, and

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basic literacy. Volunteers work to ensure educational activities will provide a complete package of services to help students pass the GED test. One-on-one tutoring is also needed. These positions take place in the evenings at the Center for Regional Services on 29th Street in Bryan (close to KBTX studio) and are a wonderful opportunity to help others to succeed - perfect for retired educators. Call Erica Park at (979) 595-2801 ext. 2313.

Good Drivers Wanted

Founded in 1990, ElderAid’s mission is to “ensure that the elderly in the Brazos Valley remain independent and in the community for as long as possible.” We accomplish this mission through a variety of “hands-on” help for the elderly. Elder-aid is involved in many projects throughout the year. Almost 100% of these require volunteers. The opportunities are categorized into

six groups; transportation, home repairs, yard work, home visits, housekeeping, and office work. Volunteer Drivers are needed to provide transportation for a senior citizen the doctor, dentist or grocery store. To volunteer, contact the Elder Aid office in Bryan (979) 823-5127.

Help with Drive Through Food Pantry

Elizabeth Lutheran Church Community Pantry in Caldwell is open on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Volunteers help organize food boxes and supplements such as eggs, meat, bread, and fresh produce to distribute to clients as they drive up in cars. Volunteers help direct traffic, verify client paperwork and distribute food from an outside utility building. Volunteers must be able to work out of doors, stand for extended length of time, bend, and lift boxes of food. Volunteers helping with client paperwork

just need a smile, a love for others and a willingness to work. Contact Becky at (979) 567-3421.

Help with Flowers and Phones

Lulac Oak Hill is a lovely senior housing organization on Anderson in College Station. A volunteer garden assistant to assist elderly and/or disable residents with gardening by building wheelchair accessible flower beds; planting flowers or vegetables; tending to the gardens. If you have a pleasant telephone voice you can be the first cheerful voice a caller hears. The receptionist position will also assist our office staff by taking messages and answering caller’s questions. Contact the manager at (979) 693-6676.

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Center in Bryan which provides independent living services to senior citizens. The “Helping Hands” volunteer program is for residents with walkers. They need their walkers to get to the dining room, but once there, walkers can be a hazard to other residents as they make their way to the tables. Helping Hands volunteers valet park the walkers and bring walkers to the residents when they are finished with the meal. The nice perk for volunteers is they can enjoy a wonderful lunch provided by Waldenbrooke. If you would like to serve as a Helping Hands volunteer, please contact Carol at (979) 450-7989.

Historical Tour Guides

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station celebrates the life and career of our nation’s 41st president. The museum opened in 1997 and exhibits more than 90,000 artifacts, including a portion

of the Berlin Wall, thousands of gifts from heads of state around the world and a WWIIera torpedo bomber aircraft. This, along with wonderful traveling exhibits, makes this a destination for approximately 140,000 visitors per year. Volunteers are needed especially for weekend shifts. The shifts are only 2 1/2 hours long and are for work in the museum, greeting visitors, starting the film in the media room, and taking photos in the Oval Office. If you have time to help on weekends, call Sharon Merrell at (979) 691-4012.

Meals for Seniors at Home

Have a great time and make a positive impact in the lives of seniors living in our area. Delivery of meals involves roughly 2-3 hours of your time. You show up at their kitchen at 10:00 A.M. and receive a brief orientation. New volunteers are accompanied on the route and provided training.

Bring a buddy along, it’s a great way to spend time with friends or family - have a fun day of giving! You can sign up for as many or as few days as you would like, they just need a consistent schedule. Call Amanda at the BVCAA office in Bryan (979)823-2203.

Office Volunteers

Brenham State Supported Living Center provides residential treatment and training services to around 310 people - children, women and men - with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal of staff and volunteers is to help enhance residents’ quality of life. Volunteers with clerical and office skills are needed to provide staff support for general office activities as well as assistance with recreational activities and parties for residents. Call Terry Boeker at 979.277.1508

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Ramp Builders

The volunteers of the Texas Ramp Project in Bryan and College Station build wheelchair ramps for the low-income disabled in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties. Client referrals are only accepted from social service agencies. Ramps are built second and fourth Saturdays. Visit www.TexasRamps.org Call (979) 229-9435 or email bcsrampproject@ live.com

Senior Christmas

The Annual RSVP Shirley’s Senior Christmas Project is a much-appreciated service the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program has provided to the homebound and nursing home residents throughout the Brazos Valley area for the past 16 years. Last year they delivered over 600 holiday gift bags filled with requested items. With “Shirley’s Senior Christmas Project

(named for RSVP volunteer Shirley Jones, who came up with the idea), RSVP volunteers visit nursing homes and provide forms for residents to request what they want and give the sizes they wear. RSVP is able to do this project because of the generosity of so many people. From sewing groups who make dresses and lap robes to those who donate individual items or contribute funds. They still need new or gently used clothing and other items or funds to purchase requested items. Another special need they have is for help in delivering the gift bags. If you have a van that can hold up to 50 gift bags and are available any weekday during the first 2 weeks of December, they could use a hand. They deliver to nursing homes throughout the Brazos Valley region. To donate to their annual Senior Christmas project bring your donations to the Center for Regional

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.770 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Services, 3991 East 29th St, Bryan (near KBTX-TV studios). If sending a check: please make it out to BVCOG-RSVP and note “Senior Christmas” on the memo line. Send to: BVCOG, PO Drawer 4128, Bryan, TX 77805.

Son-Shine Volunteers

The Son-Shine Outreach Center in Madisonville began in 1987 to help persons in need regardless of race, sex, social or natural origin, or religious background by providing financial, food, and prescription assistance to low-income families in Madison, Leon, and Grimes counties. The Son-Shine Center Thrift Store helps raise funds to provide these services. Volunteers are needed to run the Thrift Store by stocking donated items in the inventory, staffing the cash register and assisting customers. The work does require ability to stand for periods of time and lift

around 25 pounds. If you can lend a hand, contact Lisa Wamsley at (936)348-5282.

Texas Cotton Gin Museum Docents

The Texas Cotton Gin Museum in Burton keeps the legacy of cotton alive for all generations through the preservation of the historic 1914 Burtons Farmers Gin. Volunteer Docents greet guests and guide them through the museum. Docents become familiar with frequently asked questions and provide access to educational DVD’s. They also answer the phone and provide directions. There is really a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer, from helping in the gift shop, making items for the gift shop, assisting with archival of donations and fundraising events. Call Linda Russell at (979) 289-3378.

Thirty Days of Drivers - Van Drivers

Just imagine not being able to drive to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store whenever you needed? When an elderly person is unable to drive or without transportation, they must rely on others. Fortunately, the Health Resource Centers in Grimes, Leon, Madison and Burleson counties have vans for volunteer drivers to provide this service, but more volunteer drivers are needed. If 30 volunteers would drive just one day a month, 12 times a year, the staff at the Health Resource Center would be able to schedule rides for everyone needing transportation. Giving a day a month to serve as a volunteer driver is a great way to honor the memory of a parent or family member who gave their time to help others. Continue the legacy of service; call today and be part of the “30 Days of Drivers” team.

To volunteer, call: Grimes Health Resource Center- Betty Feldman (936) 870-4575 Burleson Health Resource Center - Somerville: Sherii Alexander (979) 596-2315 Burleson Health Resource Center Caldwell: Kathy Jones (979) 567-3200 Leon Health Resource Center- Glory Dueitt McCarty (903) 5363687x1 Madison Health Resource Center- Towanda Webber (936) 349-0714

Volunteer Ombudsmen

Ombudsman Volunteers with the Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging work objectively with residents and nursing home staffs; are compassionate and love working with seniors; and are willing to advocate for residents, many who have no family. As volunteer Ombudsmen, you will serve as advocates for residents, connecting them to their broader communities, affirm-

The Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center assists seniors and people with disabilities of all ages connect to resources in our community and access public benefits. We provide:

· Information, Referral and Assistance to connect individuals with resources in the community. · Benefits Counseling to assist with benefits application assistance, help with Medicare and Medicaid questions, assistance with applying for Medicare Savings Programs and Extra Help. · Long-Term Options Counseling to help nursing home residents know about their options for community living. · Consumer Health Insurance Marketplace assistance to help individuals explore their health insurance options. · A resource center with brochures, pamphlets and public access computers available for individuals to use.

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ing their rights, and assisting them in resolving concerns. Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment, are assigned to a home and asked to visit residents at least once weekly. Free comprehensive training is provided. Certified volunteer ombudsmen receive 34 hours of initial certification training from a professional staff of ombudsman, completes a 3-month internship, and 12 hours of continuing education per year. If you would like to meet Ombudsman volunteers and hear more about this program, call to attend the Quarterly Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Training in July or October. Contact Bobbie Gail Jeffries, Case Manager at (979) 595-2800.

Volunteers with Open Arms

Loving and fun volunteers are needed to assist elderly participants in activities, light exercise, dance, singing, games, devotional, and

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lunch. Other volunteer roles include contacting agencies or businesses for lunch donations, serving food, or greeting participants. Open Arms meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Open Arms is a free, faith based, volunteer run, group program to provide persons who have mild Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia with fun opportunities for socialization and mental stimulation. Spouses, adult children, or other caregivers are welcome to attend - or to take the time to take care of other tasks. Each session has a fun theme and participants receive a devotional, fun history facts, light exercise, guest performers, free lunch, games, crafts, Bingo, and visits from therapy dogs. All participants must be registered -no drop-ins will be accepted. Training will be provided if needed. Volunteer applications can be picked up on site at Peace Lutheran Church

at 2201 Rio Grande Blvd in College Station, or by calling (979) 693-4403 or emailing openarmsrespitecs@gmail.com for more information. For additional volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org or www. volunteermatch.org

BVCAA Energy/Housing Services

Surrounding County Services Available in All Seven Counties

(979) 595-1199 or toll free (855) 252-1467 Assist in paying an energy bill for households that have members who are over 60 and/or have disabled adult in the household. Applicants must meet income and other guidelines. Qualified applicants will receive a payment during the months of highest consumption.

2-1-1 Texas/ United Way

Dial 211 - 211 Texas is a comprehensive information and referral line linking Brazos Valley residents in need with community resources.

Area Agency on Aging

(979) 595-2806 or (800)994-4000 Fax: (979) 595-2810 3991 E. 29th Street, Bryan Programs and services for persons 60+

Hospice Brazos Valley

(979) 595-1199 or toll free (855) 252-1467 Offers utility assistance, case management and weatherization to income-qualified clients.

BVCAA -Elderly/Disabled Energy Assistance

Brazos Valley Council of Governments- Housing Choice Voucher Program (800) 386-7200 3991 E 29th St, Bryan www.bvcog.org Section 8 HUD and Rental Assistance

Bryan: (979) 821-2266 Brenham: (979) 277-9525 LaGrange: (979) 9686913

RSVP-Senior Corps

(979) 595-2800 Ext. 2026, 2027 www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org www.bvcog.org RSVP offers volunteer opportunities with over 150 agencies and organizations in the seven-county Brazos Valley Region and provides free supplemental insurance to active members age 55 and over.

SCY Imaging

Mobile X-Ray Services (979) 695-9729 (XRAY) Provides a mobile x-ray service.

Burleson County American Legion Post#455 (979) 596-2652 8th Street, Somerville

Bread Partners

(979) 830-0886 St. Ann’s Catholic Church 333 Thornberry, Somerville Bring a box or bag to carry home food.

Burleson County Extension Service (979) 567-2308 100 W. Buck St., Suite 105, Caldwell Informal educational programming for residents of Burleson County.

Burleson County MHMR

(979) 567-4377 103 Hwy. 21 East, Caldwell Van Program -Volunteers use van provided by Area Agency on Aging to assist with local trips to the doctor or pharmacy. Must complete required paperwork before transportation. Rides scheduled to volunteer availability with 2-3 days prior notice.

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Burleson Health Resource Center - Caldwell

(979) 567-3200 1108 Woodson Dr., Caldwell BHRC’s mission is to improve access to care and the health status of Burleson County residents through collaboration and coordination of services. Van Program -Volunteers use van provided by Area Agency on Aging to assist with local trips to the doctor or pharmacy. Must complete required paperwork before transportation. Rides scheduled to volunteer availability with 2-3 days prior notice.

Burleson Health Resource Center - Somerville

(979) 596-2315 731 Avenue L, Somerville BHRC’s mission is to improve access to care and the health status of Burleson County residents through collaboration and coordination of services. Van Program -Volunteers use van provided by Area Agency on Aging to assist with local trips to the doctor or pharmacy. Must complete required paperwork. Rides scheduled to volunteer availability with 2-3 days prior notice.

Burleson St. Joseph Health Center (979) 567-3245 1101 Woodson Dr., Caldwell

Burleson St. Joseph Manor (979) 567-0920 1022 Presidential Corridor Hwy 21 W., Caldwell

Caldwell Senior Center

(979) 567-4759 210 West Buck Street, Caldwell Provides Seniors 60 years of age and older with a place to socialize and have a nutritional meal a day.

Elizabeth Lutheran Church Community Pantry (979) 567-4286 165 County Rd 307, Caldwell Food boxes and meals distributed, drive through only.

Food Stamps - Texas Health & Human Services

(979) 567-3283 Provides low income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

HealthPoint-Caldwell

(979) 567-3287 Partnership with St. Joseph 302 Hwy 21 West, Caldwell Open M-F, 8am-12 and 1-5pm

In God’s Hand Ministry Food Pantry

(979) 406-0157 / (979) 200-0513 680 Lakeside (Cade Lake), Caldwell Breads & Sweets distributed every Sat and Commodities given 2nd Sat of every month. Food Bank USDA annual application paperwork completed onsite.

St. Joseph Caldwell

(979) 567-7080 Family Medicine Clinic 1103 Woodson Dr., Caldwell

HealthPoint-Somerville

(979) 596-1441 Partnership with St. Caldwell Christian Care Joseph Center 600 Memory Lane, (979) 567-9711 Somerville 208 West Buck, Caldwell Family Medicine Clinic Open for assistance: food, utilities, and Somerville Ambulance emergency short term Service housing. Serving all of 1-(979) 836-2553 x0 Burleson County except Somerville area. Somerville Area Assistance

Caldwell Housing Authority (979) 567-4244 509 Hall St., Caldwell Housing for very low income, elderly and disabled persons and families.

Ministry

(979) 596-3155 441 Gun Range Rd, Somerville Provides basic needs assistance, including utility assistance, food, clothing, emergency donations for prescriptions and assistance in seeking medical

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attention. Funds raised through donations of clothing and household goods to thrift store. Serves the Somerville ISD area only.

Somerville City Hall

(979) 596-1122 150 8th St., Somerville

Somerville Senior Citizen’s Center

(979) 596-1822 17510 St Hwy 36 South, Somerville

Stone Street Retirement

(979) 567-7712 401 Molly Dr, Caldwell Laundry & Community Room Available, Handicapped Accessible, Handicap/Disabled, 62 Years of Age or Older, 1 & 2 Bedrooms.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services (979) 567-3283 500 West Hwy 21, Caldwell

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

(979) 279-5420 Burleson County Representative, Dr. Albert Campbell www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

VFW 4458

(979) 567-9663 or (979) 567-4065 1644 Hwy 36 South, Caldwell

Grimes County

Christian Community Services

Grimes County Department

(936) 825-7454 814 N. LaSalle, Navasota Providing food and clothing with proof of residence.

of State Health Services (936) 825-7476 426 North LaSalle, Navasota Providing information on health programs and services.

Community Computer Ministry

Grimes County Extension Service

(936) 851-2842 5784 FM 1486, Anderson CCM provides free training to senior citizen centers, churches and 501 c(3) non-profit organizations. Volunteer instructors help set up a computer lab with resources and teach the first computer literacy class.

Crime Victim/Witness Office (936) 873-4499 P.O. Box 599, Anderson

Grimes County Community Health Center

(936) 825-0000 1905 Dove Crossing, Ste. C, Navasota Offering quality primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved.

(936) 825-0468 203 Veterans Memorial, Navasota 129 Main Street, Anderson The Progressive Center serves hot nutritious meals and offers recreational and educational programs of interest to seniors.

Grimes Health Resource Center

(936) 870-4575 210 South Judson, Navasota www.bvhp.org/GHRC. htm GHRC’s mission is to improve access to care and the health status of Grimes County residents through collaboration and coordination of services. Grimes

Anderson City Admin.

(936) 395-2633 3202 Main St, Bedias Open the 3rd Saturday of each month 9am3pm. Call the church if emergency food is needed other than distribution days.

(936) 825-6585 210 S. Judson, Navasota Grimes St. Joseph Health Center is a critical access hospital with everything from general inpatient medical care to a Level-4 emergency center; 24/7, 24-hour ambulance, and on-site MD.

Iola Church of Christ Food Pantry (936) 825-5895 23365 FM 39, Iola

Navasota City

(936) 825-6475 202 E. Washington, Navasota

• Eliminate Pain (Headaches, TMJ, Back, Neck, Joint, Pelvic, Foot, Shoulder)

• Prevent Sports Injuries (Analyze Muscle and Body Mechanics)

Bedias United Methodist Church Pantry

(936) 851-2833 Grimes County Fairgrounds FM 3455 Requires proof of residence in Grimes County

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AMT Senior Center

(936) 873-3102 415 Hill St., Anderson

Grimes Mobile Pantry

Grimes County Senior Center Grimes St. Joseph Health Center (936) 873-2818

• Restore Mobility (Increase Range of Motion, Relieve Stiffness/Restrictions)

(936)825-8467 26105 FM159, Navasota

Health Resource Center has a van to help remove barriers to heath related services, but volunteers are needed to drive the van.

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Progressive Outreach Center VFW #4006 (936) 825-6382 615 West Virginia St, Navasota Serves lunch and social activities. Providing nutritional education programs for seniors monthly.

Second Chance Resale Shop III

(936) 825-2109 Twin City Mission 218 W. Washington Ave, Navasota

Texas Department of Health and Human Services (936) 825-3624 513 N. LaSalle, Navasota Provides low-income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

(979) 696-6026 Grimes Representative, Linda Parrish www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

Centerville Senior Center

(936) 825-3666 (903) 536-3004 Hwy 105 West, Navasota 513 Lassater St., Centerville Serves lunch and provides social activities.

Leon County

Buffalo Housing Authority

(903)322-3654 304 North Center, Buffalo Housing for very low income, elderly and disabled persons and families.

Buffalo Public Library

(903)322-4146 1005 Hill Street - Buffalo

Buffalo Senior Center

(903) 322-4704 941 Hill St, Buffalo Provides lunch and activity programs.

Centerville Housing Authority County Terrace Apartments (903) 536-2378 130 E Main St, Centerville Housing for very low income, elderly and disabled persons and families.

Food Stamps - Texas Health & Human Services

(903) 536-2743 Provides low income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Geelan Community House

(936) 396-6101 or (936) 396-3691 (City Hall) 110 Spur 3, Normangee, (next to School) A center for Normangee area senior citizens. Geelan Community House is run and managed by volunteers. This “Home Away from Home” has a game room to play a snappy game of dominos and 42, a room with a piano for those who enjoy music, a room with comfy recliners just for relaxing and visiting, and a dining room to

share a meal. Want to start a community garden? Volunteers with green thumbs welcome.

Hilltop Lakes Alzheimer’s

Leon County MHMR Outreach Center.

(903)536-2180 529 Lassater, Centerville

Association Support Group Meets as needed. For information contact W.T. (Bill) Johnston at (936) 855-1781 or e-mail at txwtj@windstream. net

Leon County Senior Nutrition Program

Leon County Community Health Center

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

(903) 536-3687 607 Lassater, Centerville Offering quality primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved. To arrange transportation call (903)536-3687x1. Leon County has vans to help remove barriers to heath related services, but volunteers are needed to drive.

Leon County Extension Office

(903) 536-2531 113 West Main, Centerville

(903) 536-3687 x103 529 Lassater Street, Centerville Offers meal programs for senior centers, home delivered meals. (903) 536- 4033 Provides a safety and welfare check for elderly residents of Leon County.

Leon County Social Services (903) 536-2812 529 Lassater, Centerville

Leon Health Resource Center

(903) 536-3687 607 West Lassater Street, Centerville Provides health information, referral and case management services for Leon County

residents. Offers transportation assistance for health-related reasons and appointments.

The Lord’s Pantry - Buffalo

(903) 322-7005 Highway 75 N and Cedar Creek Rd., Buffalo A unified non-profit organization of churches, civic organizations, businesses and interested individuals seeking to meet the spiritual and temporary material needs of people across Leon County. Provides assistance with food and clothing.

The Lord’s Pantry - Leona

(903) 344-3028 121 North Leona Blvd., Leona A faith based organization helping those in need of food. Provides temporary food assistance and makes referrals to other agencies for long term help.

Normangee City Hall

(936) 396-3691 107 Main St. Normangee

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North Creek Baptist Church Food Pantry (903) 536-7051 Call for schedule of days.

Oakwood Dunbar Alumni Association Food Pantry

(903) 545-1471 or (903) 545-2716 807 Academy Hill, Oakwood A nonprofit organization whose goal is to serve the citizen of Oakwood with food distribution.

Oakwood Home Delivered Meals (903) 536-3687 x103

St. Joseph Normangee Family Health Center (936) 396-2806 910 Hwy 3. W, Normangee Open M-F 8-12 and 1-5pm

Texas Department of Health and Human Services (903) 536-2743 623 W. St Mary’s, Centerville

Texas Department of State Health Services

(903) 536-7155 529 Lassater St, Centerville

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

(979) 279-5420 Leon County Representative, Dr. Albert Campbell www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

Madison County American Legion Post #84

(936) 348-6036 800 N. May St, Madisonville

Be Healthy - Madison Health Resource Center (936) 349-0714 813 West Cross St., Professional Building Ste 100 Madisonville www.bvhp.org/MHRC. htm MHRC’s mission is to improve access to care and the health status of Madison and Leon County residents through collaboration and coordination of services. Van Program volunteers use van to

assist with local trips to the doctor or pharmacy. Must complete required paperwork before transportation. Rides scheduled by availability of volunteer driver with 2-3 days prior notice.

Brazos Valley Food Bank Mobile Pantry

(979) 779-3663 Set up for distribution at Madison County Fair Grounds in Madisonville.

Food Ministries

(936) 348-2686 First Baptist Church 300 S. Elm St, Madisonville Each month’s menu is different and consists of fresh, frozen and packaged food. Food is purchased from the nation’s top food suppliers. No limit on boxes, applications or qualifications necessary to purchase food and is open to all, just call the church to place your order.

Food Stamps - Texas Health & Human Services

(936) 348-2727 Provides low-income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

HMH Medical Clinic - Madisonville

(936) 349 0350 1613 E Main St, Madisonville Provides most services found in doctor’s offices, call for appointment.

Madison County Community Health Center

(936) 348-3396 813 South State St, Suite 105, Madisonville Provides medical services to adults and children. Physical exams, checkups, sick visits, preventative pediatric health care, prescriptions, immunizations and specialist referrals.

Madison County Department of State Health Services

(936) 348-3593 300 W. School St, Ste 30, Madisonville

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Madison County Health and Recreation Center

(936)348-2111 900 Amos, Madisonville Provides a place for the Senior Citizens of Madison County to have lunch, and share some time with friends. Senior Centers throughout the Brazos Valley enable seniors to live a healthier lifestyle through improved nutrition and opportunities to socialize, while living in their own homes.

Madison County MHMR

(936)348-3695 3438 Hwy 21 East, Madisonville

Madison St. Joseph Health Center

(936) 348-2631 100 W. Cross St., Madisonville The health center is a 24-hour Level-4 emergency trauma center, and offers general family medical services and inpatient care including blood draws, X-rays and minor injury care. Other services are available. Accept all insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Call-for-Help

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

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Calvert City Hall

Food Stamps - Texas Health & Human Services

(936) 348-2727 1608 East Main, Ste 105, Madisonville

(979) 279-5420 Madison County Representative: Dr Albert Campbell www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

(979) 364-2881 613 S Main, Calvert

Calvert Housing Authority

(903) 364-2844 1200 Beech St., Calvert Housing for very low income, elderly and disabled persons and families in Calvert.

Calvert Senior Center

Veteran’s Assistance

(936) 348-2244 County Annex, Room 102, 300 School St., Madisonville A Veterans Service Officer will assist military veterans to file claims with VA.

Robertson County BVCAA Dental Clinic

(979) 279-2346 110 West Fourth Street, Hearne Provides food and emergency assistance.

(979) 279-0701 1002 West Brown St, Hearne Offering quality primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved.

(979) 364-2004 208 W. Texas St., Calvert Offers lunch and activity programs.

Compassionate Friends

(979) 229-7587 www.tcfrobertsoncounty.org robertson_county_tcf@ yahoo.com Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassion-

(979) 279-3446 101 Cedar St, Hearne Provides low-income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Franklin City Hall

(979) 828-3257 319 Bremond St., Franklin

Garrett Grove Missionary Baptist Church

(979) 574-4594 1400 Mesquite, Calvert

Hearne Housing Authority (979) 279-3221 809 West Davis St, Hearne Housing for very low income, elderly and disabled persons and families in Hearne

Madisonville City Hall

(936) 348-2748 210 W. Cottonwood, Madisonville

Madisonville Housing Authority -

County Terrace Apartments (936) 349-6346 610 South Madison, Madisonville Housing for very low income, elderly and disabled persons and families.

North Zulch Senior Center

(936) 399-5351 Main & Loop 160, North Zulch Offers lunch and activity programs.

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Son-Shine Outreach Center

(936) 348-5282 320 N. May, Madisonville Food Pantry. Food vouchers from local churches accepted with proof of residence in Madison County. Funds are raised through sale of donated clothing and household items. Our goal is to help feed and clothe the needy in Madison County.

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Our Open Hands, Inc.

(254) 746-5353 601 W Colorado St., Bremond Provides clothing and household items to Robertson County residents.

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Pantry

(979) 279-9940 / 279-3844 N Colorado & 11th St., Hearne

Robertson County Extension Texas Silver-Hair Legislature American Legion Post 242 Agent (979) 279-5420 (979) 289-2167 (979) 828-4270 408 N. Center St., Franklin

Robertson County MHMR

(979) 279-5193 1212 W. Brown, Hearne

The Rural Healthcare Center in Calvert (979 364-3888 Call for appointment

Robertson County Cares, Inc. (979) 828-2372 301 West Griffin, Franklin Food pantry serving the needs of citizens within the Franklin ISD. Leave message on answering machine.

Robertson County EMS

(979) 828-4911 285 Cooks Lane, Franklin

(979) 830-1410 2303 Old Chappell Hill Rd, Brenham

Adam’s Angels Ministry

Texas Department of Health & Human Services (979) 279-3446 101 Cedar St., Hearne

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VFW Post #10358

Washington County

(979) 279-9913 1643 N Market St., Hearne www.st-joseph.org St Joseph Express is a walk in clinic open seven days a week in Hearne so you can get in, get seen and get going. Open M-F, 8am-8pm; Sat., 8am-4pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm

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(979) 279-6654 4454 S. Hwy 6, Hearne

Retired Teachers Association St. Joseph Express of Robertson County (979) 828-5442 Frances Steakley- President

Robertson Co. Rep, Dr. Albert Campbell www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

(979) 836-0955 PO Box 2573, Brenham Dedicated to serving families who have children diagnosed with cancer, children undergoing treatment, and those who have lost a child because of childhood cancer. They provide physical, emotional, financial and prayerful support.

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American Legion Buddy Wright Post 48

(979) 836-8348 903 N Park, Brenham

American Legion Post 814

Animal Friends of Washington County

(979) 277-0400 3901 Highway 36 North, Brenham Offering low cost spay and neutering services for pets.

Argent Court Assisted Living Retirement Apartments (979)836-8000 2815 Victory Lane, Brenham www.argentcourt.com Offers private apartments and assistance with daily living skills. Provides social and recreational functions,

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(979) 337-7250 1800 East Tom Green, Brenham Beautiful three-pool complex with two indoor heated pools, including a therapy pool and competition pool open year round. The outdoor leisure pool is available for hosting birthday parties throughout the summer. The aquatic center offers a wide variety of classes including low impact exercise classes.

Bread Partners of Washington County-Mobile Pantry

(979) 836-1553 or (979) 830-0886 Provides emergency food assistance in various areas around Washington County. Bring a box or bag to carry food home. For times and locations nearest to you,

Brenham City Hall

(979)337-7200 200 W. Vulcan St., Brenham

Brenham Church of Christ Food Pantry

(979) 836-3271 2800 Victory Lane, Brenham Provides food and clothing assistance to low-income families in Austin and Washington counties.

Brenham Community Education (979) 277-3895 1301 S. Market St, Brenham Offers computer classes, educational day trips, and assorted classes for senior adults.

lley a V s o z a r B de Brazos Friends of the

Our goal is to have a community center that will accommodate all senior citizens in the Brazos Valley!

bill Fabian For Further information call

Lunch, entertainment, information and socialization. RSVP Needed.

Events Being Held At: St. Anthony’s Parrish Hall 401 S. Parker • Bryan 11:00am-2:00pm

Serving the Insurance industry over 35 years

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Blue Bell Aquatic Center

call and leave name and phone number on the answering machine when calling Bread Partner’s. Your call will be returned.

• Enhance quality of life • Provide education and information resources for seniors

Supplement to Medicare Long Term Care • Life insurance Annuities • Critical Illness

979-775-6656

dining room, salon services, parties and excursions into the community.

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P.O. Box 3823 Bryan, Texas • President 979.777.4629 • VP 979.422.4959

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Brenham Fitness Center

at all times. Open M-F 10am-8pm; Sat. 8am-8pm; Sun. 10am-6pm

Brenham Housing Authority

Craig C. Cantey Adoption Center

(979) 830-0929 1113 Prairie Lea, Brenham (979) 836-9221 1901 Northview Circle Dr, Brenham Northside Terrace Apts. - Housing for elderly on low income.

Brenham Stroke Support Group

(979) 830-0513 Brenham Clinic, 2nd floor Conference Room 600 North Parks, Brenham Provides warm, friendly and supportive place for stroke victims as well as their family members and friends. Special speakers as well as food, fellowship and most of all laughterafter all laughter is the best medicine!

Brenham SuperClinic

(979) 830-5584 - Family Medicine Clinic (979) 277-7125 - Express Walk-in Clinic 110 Highway 290, Brenham near Progress Drive www.st-joseph.org/ Brenham Family Medicine Clinic and Diagnostic Center - Offers a wide-range of services, patients may also schedule appointments with visiting specialists in the fields of Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and ENT. The clinic has a diagnostic center that includes lab services and an imaging center with X-ray and CT available. St. Joseph Express Clinic is for people who need to see a doctor quickly and is suited to see patients for cold and flu symptoms, aches and pains, cuts and abrasions as well as physicals and vaccinations. The walk-in clinic is open daily, including holidays and staffed by a physician

(979) 337-7351 2007 Old Chappell Hill Rd, Brenham Animals turned in to the Donald G. Austin Memorial Animal Shelter, as well as animals picked up by Brenham’s Animal Control Officers are held for 72 hours. After the required holding period, medical screening is performed prior to animals being placed in the adoption program at the Craig Cantey Adoption Center.

Donald G. Austin Animal Shelter

(979) 337-7353 2007 Old Chappell Hill Rd, Brenham The City of Brenham operates the Donald G. Austin Memorial Animal Shelter as well as the Craig C. Cantey Adoption Center. The shelter is used for temporary housing for animals, while the adoption center holds those animals available for adoption.

Extension Education Clubs of Washington County

(979) 277-6212 1305 E Blue Bell Rd, Ste. 104, Brenham Clubs are located throughout the county and offer useful information in the areas of nutrition, health, leadership, family resource management, and many more. Members do a variety of community service projects by making their community a better place to live.

Faith in Action Community Empowerment (FACE)

(936) 878-2107 Provides informal volunteer caregiver support for seniors with long-term health care needs. Volunteers help seniors and individuals with disabilities

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who live in Washington County maintain their independence by assisting them with everyday activities. The program is open to volunteers of all faiths who are called to serve others.

Faith Mission and Help Center

(979) 830-1488 500 East Academy, Brenham Clothing, vouchers and food for Washington County residents only.

Food Stamps - Texas Health & Human Services

(979) 836-7951 2248 S. Market St, Brenham Provides low-income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Forever Young Resale Shop

(979) 836-1430 701 E. Commerce, Brenham (Handicapped and Donations entrance - 702 E Alamo) This upscale resale store is a great place to shop and take your donations. All funds support the Washington County Healthy Living Association’s outreach to homebound seniors of Washington County.

from all sales are used to aid Hospice Brazos Valley patients in the community.

MHMR

Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham

Medi-Care Equipment Specialties, Inc.

(979) 277-9525 / (800) 824-2326 302 E Blue Bell Rd, Brenham www.hospicebrazosvalley.org info@hospicebrazosvalley.org Care for terminally ill patients & support in surrounding counties.

Kruse Village

(979) 830-1996 1700 E Stone St., Brenham Provides independent living in cottage apartments, assisted living in private apartments, Skilled Nursing Care in 24/7 Health Care Center, In-Patient and OutPatient rehabilitation and Dementia Care in Assisted Living Private Apartments.

(979) 830-0008 605 E. Blue Bell Rd, Brenham

(979) 836-1240 1401 S Austin, Brenham Sale and rental of medical equipment and home convalescent aids, mastectomy supplies, lift chairs, scooters.

Physician Referral Service

(979) 836-6173 700 Medical Parkway, Brenham Assists callers with locating a physician by specialty in the Brenham area.

Scott & White Hospital Brenham

(979) 337-5000 700 Medical Parkway, Brenham, TX 77833

Scott & White Clinic - Highway 290 (Brenham) (979) 421-2000 Scott & White Professional Building I

604 Highway 290 West, Suite 301 Brenham, TX 77833 Provides personalized primary care and specialty services.

Scott & White Clinic - Medical Parkway (Brenham)

(979) 836-1883 539 Medical Parkway Brenham, TX 77833 Scott & White Clinic - Medical Parkway provides expert, personalized care for families, adults and kids

Scott & White - Brenham Physical Rehabilitation Center

(979) 830-5247 2117 S. Day St - Brenham, TX 77833 Offering physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Scott & White Bone & Joint Institute - Brenham

(979) 251-8005 605 Medical Court Suite 103 - Brenham, TX 77833 Offering surgical and non-surgical ap-

Gazebo Terrace Convalescence Center

(979) 830-7100 1303 Hwy 290 E., Brenham

Higgins Branch Resale Store (979) 830-8502 550 East Blue Bell Rd, Brenham Outlet for donations from community to support families in crisis at Faith Mission and Help Center.

Hospice Boutique

(979) 277-9623 101 East Main St, Brenham Come in shop around, or make a donation, offer your help as a volunteer or just get acquainted. Proceeds

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proaches for everything from broken bones and sports injuries to wornout joints.

Scott & White Wellness Center - Brenham

(979) 830-5017 2111 S. Day St. - Brenham, TX 77833 Offering educational programs and community health fairs. Open M-Thurs

St. Joseph Express

(979) 277-7125 110 Hwy 290, Brenham

St. Joseph Family Medicine

(979)830-5584 110 Hwy 290, Brenham St. Joseph’s newest family medicine clinic and diagnostic center. The Brenham Super Clinic medical complex also houses a diagnostic center that includes lab services and an imaging center with X-ray and CT available.

Social Security Administration 1 (855) 287-4792 2901 Victory Lane, Brenham

Texas Department of Health and Human Services Office (979) 836-7951 2505 Stone Hollow Dr. Brenham

Texas Department of State Health Services - Brenham

(979) 836-1740 100 South Chapel Hill Street, Brenham Anonymous HIV testing, confidential HIV testing, STD testing, prevention counseling, health education/ risk reduction, HIV prevention education, STD prevention education, nurse on-site, TB testing, TB treatment, pregnancy testing, immunizations.

Texas Home Health - Brenham

(979) 830-0105 / (800)5853171 526 W. Main, Brenham

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Services include skilled nursing, private duty, specialty nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work. They accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. The team works with you to develop a plan of personalized care to meet your healthcare needs enabling you to maintain a more independent lifestyle.

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

Washington County Rep., Dr. Albert Campbell (979) 279-5420 www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

Washington County Healthy Living Association (979) 836-6552 2804 Gun & Rod, Brenham

(Knights of Columbus Hall) www.seniorcenterbrenham.com Provides noon congregate meal M-F. Delivers noon meals to homes of persons who are homebound by reason of illness or incapacitating disability. Washington County Healthy Living Association (WCHLA), the Senior Activity Center gives quality and dignity to the lives of senior citizens by promoting community involvement, healthy habits, and independent living. WCHLA’s efforts include: • Teaching good health and nutritional habits • Creating interaction between its senior citizens and their community • Providing higher education classes • Encouraging peer camaraderie and group support, and • Just plain “having

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fun” The Senior Activity Center serves lunch at noon and provides organized social activities for seniors M-F 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Offering Handicap Van for senior trips to senior center, grocery store, beauty shop, doctor appointments, and excursion trips into the countryside, theater and neighboring towns. Van will

be used Monday and Friday for doctor and beauty shop appointments, shopping or errands, Wednesday for excursions, Tuesdays and Thursdays for trips to the Senior Center for lunch. Trips to special events on weekends.

Washington County Extension Service

(979) 277-6212 1305 E. Bluebell Rd, Ste 104, Brenham

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Your non-proďŹ t hospice of choice since 1989

Experienced Hospice & Palliative Care: Physicians, Nurses & Aides Social Workers Volunteers Bereavement Counselors Chaplains Celebrating 25 years of caring for patients with Clinical Excellence and Unwavering Compassion.

1-800-824-2326 www.hospicebrazosvalley.org

Bryan: 979-821-2266 Brenham: 979-277-9525 La Grange: 979-968-6913 Inpatient Facility: 979-821-5030


Life is good. It’s even better in the Circle. Join Senior Circle and we’ll help you get more out of life with health talks, hospital benefits at College Station Medical Center, local business bargains, discounts on prescriptions, vision care, home health security and more. Members also enjoy a full calendar of social events, exercise programs and travel opportunities. It’s just $15 a year. If you’re 50 or better, you owe it to yourself to find out more. Call Mandy Williams today at 979-764-5107 and become part of the Circle. SPOnSOred By

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2014 Senior Resource  

The Eagle's annual Senior Resource guide, a directory of Bryan-College Station resources for seniors.

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