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Senior Resource

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HealthQuest

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Phone: 979-846-7870

Kimberly John, LVN

Services Include

Trini Perez, Owner

Cody John, Marketing

(not limited to)

Nursing/Therapy • • • • • • • • • • • •

Medication Administration Diabetic Management Blood Pressure Monitoring Wound Care/Wound V.A.C Catheter/Colostomy Care Enteral Feeding/ PEG Care PICC Central Line Care Medical Social Work Certified Nurse Aide Physical Therapy/Ultrasound Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy (including):

HealthQuest Home Health Agency Locally Owned and Family Operated Medicare Covers 100% of Our Services in Many Cases Contact Our Office For more Information 24 Hour on Call Nursing

“ At HealthQuest, we understand that quality home health care begins with respect, compassion, and understanding.” - Trini Perez, Owner

Phone: 979-846-7870 www.healthquesthomehealth.com

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Call us today at 979.822.5511 for a consultation. We are a valuable resource to getting the help you need.

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How can I care for my loved one at home?

Senior Resource

When ill or recovering from an injury, patients would rather be at home with the people they love. Traditions Health Care offers full home care services ranging from nursing assistance with everyday needs to physical, occupational and speech therapies. Being at home in a comfortable, familiar surrounding has proven to accelerate the recovery process. Traditions Health Care coordinates numerous aspects of patient care and offers a full range of in-home services by our quality clinical staff.

When the doctor, patient and family decide that treatment is no longer an option, home hospice services may be the answer. Wherever home is, whether it’s a skilled nursing facility, a friend or family member’s house, or the house they’ve been living in for many years, there’s something calming about being in their own home. Our hospice services allow patients to make the most of each day, at home surrounded by family and friends, in a familiar, comfortable environment.

979.822.5511 • Toll Free: 888.360.5944 • 1862 Rock Prairie Rd. Ste. 202 & 204 • College Station • www.traditionshealth.com

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heumatology of Brazos Valley Dr. Scheinost has the most outstanding doctor/patient persona I have ever experienced. I have even received “after hour” calls to inquire about my well being. In an office visit, not only is she interested in what I have to say, but she gives me feedback for all my concerns. There has never been an “I’m in a hurry” visit. Her positive and reassuring attitude along with her personal attention to me as a patient reflects the highest of professional standards.

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 43 years. Prior to her treatment I had reached a very painful point of the disease. Friends who knew me then and now and saw the improvement are now patients of Dr. Scheinost. She is a very caring doctor and she takes all the time needed at your appointment so that you understand the disease and treatment options. She has an extremely fine staff to assist her and you.

I have been Dr. Scheinost’s patient for the past 16 years and have been very pleased with the care I have received. Not only is Dr. Scheinost an excellent doctor, but also a very caring person. This would be a much better world if we had more people like her.

- Netta Simek

- Melvin R Buck Brubaker

– Doris Herzog

N E W PAT I E N T S W E L C O M E

979.774.7896 • www.rheumatologyofbrazosvalley.com

Nancy Scheinost, M.D.

Amber Mick, P.A.

THE PHYSICIANS CENTRE • 3201 UNIVERSITY DR E STE 205 • BRYAN, TX. 77802

Houston Hospice 713-895-8615

Texas Home Health Hospice: Preserving the health independence and quality of life of seniors for more than forty years 4

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Look for our five-star rating in the 2012 Medicare & You booklet

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Scott & White Health Plan member Bill Mateja with Insurance Agent Eileen St. Amant.

When Bill turned 65, he asked Eileen for Medicare advice. Bill Mateja and his wife Susan wanted a health plan they could trust, with convenience and affordability so they wouldn’t lose their nest egg. That’s why Eileen at Scott & White Health Plan recommended the SeniorCare1 (Cost) HMO plan. Now the Matejas get the affordable coverage they need, plus extras like a 24-hour Nurse Line, coverage when they travel2 and most importantly, Eileen—a trusted insurance agent and adviser when they need help.

To find out more about SeniorCare, call us in Bryan at 1-800-782-5068 or TTY 1-800-735-2989 for hearing-impaired assistance. Monday – Friday • 8 am – 5 pm www.SeniorCareTexas.org

The one Texans trust.

Medicare-approved HMO plan. Emergency care is limited to the United States for our Select plan members. The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1, 2013.

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Welcome from Carolyn Kraus, RSVP-Senior Corps

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he Eagle and RSVPSenior Corps are proud to bring you the 15th annual edition of the Senior Resource guide. Seniors are a vital part of our community and responding to their needs is the reason The Eagle and RSVPSenior Corps have produced this unique directory of services. A yearly supplement of The Eagle, the Senior Resource guide is published in conjunction with the Seniors Expo in May. RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) is celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year. RSVP was authorized in 1969 under Title VI of the Older Americans Act and came to the Brazos Valley in 1972. Now, 40 years later, we have almost 1000 seniors age 55 and older who contribute over 160,000 hours in service annually through 140 nonprofit and service

organizations seven-county region.

throughout the Brazos Valley

RSVP-Senior Corps is a unique program because its flexibility allows persons of various skill levels and expertise to tackle problems that directly affect their communities. Volunteers mentor children, support homebound seniors, assist community policing and also help with disaster volunteer training through the CERT Citizen Corps program, www.citizencorps.gov. RSVP volunteers work from 1 to 40 hours a week and choose opportunities that best fit their lifestyles. They use the skills they’ve honed through their life and job experience, or expand their knowledge by trying new

experiences. Our original motto, “People Helping People” has expanded to engage boomer age seniors to “Lead With Experience”

and provide the skills and resources an organization is seeking to enhance their

capacity to meet community needs. And remember: When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life. RSVP is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service with local sponsorship by the Brazos Valley Council of Governments-Area Agency on Aging. Explore how you can serve - call RSVP at 979.595.2800, email rsvp@ bvcog.org , visit www.bvcog. org view us on BVCOG Facebook page or choose from the many volunteer opportunities listed at www. VolunteerBrazosValley.org and www.volunteermatch.org.

Fortress Health & Rehab of Rock Prairie We are “serving the needs of our communities, one patient at a time” from Post Surgical Recovery to Skilled Nursing. FEATURING SHORT-TERM REHABILITATION AND PRIVATE SUITES • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies • Orthopedic Care & Stroke Rehabilitation • Post Surgical Recovery • Wound Care Therapy and more!

Call Admissions: (979) 219-8851 1105 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX 77845 • (979) 694-2200 visit our new website at: www.covenantdove.com/fortress

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Nursing / Assisted Living Facilities................................................................ 25

Advocacy...................................................................................................................8

Recreation & Fitness .......................................................................................... 26

Health Advocacy.............................................................................................8

Rehabilitation & Therapy.................................................................................. 27

Legal Advocacy . .............................................................................................8

Pharmacies............................................................................................................ 26

Benefits & Service Counseling...........................................................................8 Consumer Issues.....................................................................................................9

Social Security/Medicare.................................................................................. 29 Senior Citizens Associations & Clubs............................................................ 30 Support Groups................................................................................................... 31

Food, Financial & Emergency Help .............................................................. 11

Transportation...................................................................................................... 31

Health/ Medical/ Clinic...................................................................................... 12

Volunteer Opportunities................................................................................... 32

Home Health/In-Home Care............................................................................ 18

Surrounding County Services......................................................................... 34

Home Repair......................................................................................................... 20

BURLESON COUNTY.................................................................................... 35

GRIMES COUNTY.......................................................................................... 36

LEON COUNTY............................................................................................... 37

Legal Assistance................................................................................................... 22

MADISON COUNTY...................................................................................... 38

Medical Equipment............................................................................................ 24

ROBERTSON COUNTY................................................................................. 39

Mental Health....................................................................................................... 24

WASHINGTON COUNTY............................................................................. 41

Hospitals................................................................................................................. 20 Housing................................................................................................................... 20 Information and Referral Assistance............................................................ 21

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Employment Opportunities............................................................................ 11

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Education............................................................................................................... 10

Retirement / Life Care Communities............................................................ 28

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The Christian Marriage Symbol

A Beautiful Tribute to your Faith and Marriage

1501 University Dr. East #100 • 979-691-0677 Starbucks Center across from Home Depot

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Advocacy Health Advocacy Brazos Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

(800) 994-4000 or (979) 595-2806 PO Drawer 4128, Bryan AAA program advocates for quality of life and quality of care for all residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The services are provided by a core of trained staff and volunteer ombudsmen who undergo special training and certification for this purpose.

Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)/(AAA)

(800) 994-4000 or (979) 595-2806 A statewide network of trained staff and volunteers who educate, assist and advocate for senior Texans regarding health insurance and related issues.

Regulatory Services

(800)252-5400 or 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 long-term care facilities with Medicare and Medicaid. Call for information on facilities or to voice a complaint.

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 (888) OURAARP; (687-2277) Texas State Office 1 (866) 2277443 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

418 Tarrow St., College Station www.bryan.bbb.org The BBB helps to resolve consumer disputes with businesses through conciliation, mediation and arbitration. Reports are provided on businesses. Office hours: Monday-Friday 8am5pm.

Disability Rights Texas

Austin (512) 454-4816 (V/ TDD) www.DisabilityRightsTX.org Protects and advocates in issues related to mental health/ retardation or developmental 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.

(800)392-3798 or (979) 260-2222

Helping people regain their independence, one step at a time. Our goal at Central Texas Orthotics and Prosthetics, LP is to provide personalized, high quality orthotic and prosthetic services to patients referred to our facility.

TMF Health Quality Institute

We strive to increase the functional abilities of our patients through cooperation and coordination of care with local health care providers.

Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition

Our practitioners and facility are certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and licensed by the State of Texas.

(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.

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Legal Advocacy

(512) 467-2242 / (214) 823-5700 A legislative advocacy group dedicated to preservation of rights and dignity of older adults.

Central Texas Orthotics & Prostetics. LP 2112 East Villa Maria Road (979) 731-1985

Texas Office of the Attorney General

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

Elder Law & Public Health Division

(800)621-0508 www.oag.state.tx.us This agency focuses on elder law and public health issues such as abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and prevention of fraud and exploitation of seniors through outreach efforts. Working closely with the Consumer Protection Division, the Attorney General prosecutes civil cases of deceptive trade practices, including scams targeting seniors such as false or misleading telemarketing and home solicitation, fake lotteries, and inappropriate estate/financial planning services.

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

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

Wright Abshire Attorneys

4949 Bissonnet Bellaire, Texas 77401 713-660-9595 www.wrightabshire.com Medicaid and VA Planning, Estate Planning, Advance Directives, Guardianships and Probate

Benefits & Service Counseling Area Agency on Aging

(979) 595-2806 or (800)-994-4000 Fax: (979) 595-2810 3991 E. 29th Street, Bryan Elder Rights Programincludes the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program and Benefits Counseling Services and Case Management.

(800)252-8011 www.oag.state.tx.us

THE UPPER EXTREMITY EXPERT

Thank You! for Voting Me

Best Hand Therapist We work closely with physicians and patients to provide the highest quality of care.

POSTOPERATIVE REHABILITATION, PREVENTATIVE NON-OPERATIVE,OR CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

Melissa Merritt, PT, CHT, OCS Physical Therapist and Certifi Certified ed Hand Therapist Evaluation and Therapy including custom splinting for hand and arm injuries and conditions.

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE!

979-703-1909

3201 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 415 • (The Physicians' Centre) • BRYAN

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(979) 776-5505 /1-855-231-7575 press”1” 1869 Briarcrest, Bryan www.bvcil.org Open Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Friday by appointment only. Mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life through training, peer support and access to assistive technology.

1-719-948-2995 / (888)8PUEBLO www.publications.usa.gov Federal Citizen Information Center Offers hundreds of the best federal consumer publications free on line or at a low cost.

Consumer Action Information

1/888/878/3256 www.ConsumerAction.gov Federal catalog on consumer rights, how to avoid scams and file complains

C.E. Borman & Associates

(979) 846-4090 1200 Briarcrest Dr, Ste 2000, Bryan Social Security Disability issues, estate planning, free confidential consultation and benefits counseling.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

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

CITY OF COLLEGE STATION

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

National Consumer League

Telephone: 202-835-3323 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 receive advice on how to spot and report possible fraud.

Texas Office of Attorney General Crime Victim Services Division (800) 938-9933 www.oag.state.tx.us Helping crime victims receive compensation

USA.GOV for Seniors

1-800-333-4636 www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors. shtml Helps users access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens.

Veterans Benefits

(800) 827-1000 National Hotline for VA Benefits

Consumer Issues

anywhere in the United States.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 607

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

Consumer Resources from the Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov Report a Rip-Off (877) 382-4357 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 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,

The organization’s goal is to ensure seniors who are retired or active federal employees receive their benefits, including annuities and proper health insurance coverage. NARFE Chapter 607 meets the 4th Thursday of each month, with the exception of November and December when it meets on the 3rd Thursday. Meetings begin at 11:30 am in the Library at Gattitown, located in the plaza between Holleman Dr. and Brentwood Rd in College Station. 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.

NARFE Bryan/College Station

(979)846-2111 Mickey.posey@gmail.com Goal is to ensure seniors who paid into Civil Service

Senior Resource

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. Clients are welcome to self-refer by simply calling our office and request counseling. We schedule an intake and are usually able to match them with a therapist for ongoing therapy within a couple of weeks. Most therapists

Consumer Information Catalog

Credit Check

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Brazos Valley Counseling Services

are Licensed Professional Counselor - Interns.

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Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living

“We have fun!”

- Joanna Yeager, Southwood member

PARKS & RECREATION

City of College Station Parks and Recreation offers senior adult activities including exercise and computer classes, genealogy, games, lectures, dances, special events, holiday parties, daily lunches and more!

Lincoln Center 979.764.3733 | 1000 Eleanor Street | MON-FRI, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 60 and up. Hot meals served daily at 11 a.m. Must complete intake form.

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

979. 764.6371

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for retirement receive their benefits, including annuities and proper health insurance coverage.

our fellow Texans become informed investors.

Social Security Administration

AARP Drivers Safety Program

www.ssa.gov The best way to reach Social Security is to call our national toll free number, 1-800-7721213 (TDD 1-800-325-0778), on business days between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. 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 longterm services and supports 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 Community-based 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 (1-800447-8477) www.MyMedicare.gov For specific questions about your claims, medical records, or expenses.

Education (979) 260-1142 / (979) 774-8997 Byron Blaschke / Fred Forsthoff www.aarp.org The objective of the program is to update 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 will reduce premiums for the completion of the class. The class is four hours in length and is specifically designed for those fifty years of age and older. Cost of the program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The class is hosted by local community service organizations, churches, and businesses. Call (979) 260-1142 or (979) 774-8997 for a schedule of classes or 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) 851-1248 5784 FM 1486, Anderson Volunteer instructors give FREE instructions to senior citizens who need or want to learn computer skills. Updated classroom has the room to accommodate seven students per session. CPR training provided by American Red Cross is also offered when 10 people sign up.

Road Scholar

(800) 454-5768 www.roadscholar.org Educational program geared

“Lobby Beggar Bombay.” “Lovely weather today.”

A small change can make a huge difference.

• Range hearing aids feature Audibel’s latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, and virtually eliminate buzzing and whistling. They are designed to deliver incredible sound clarity even in the noisiest situations. • Range can also stream stereo sound from your TV, radio, computer and even your cell phone directly to your hearing aids. With Range, you can enjoy hands-free phone conversations and listen to TV or radio at the volume you want, while others around you can listen at the volume that’s most comfortable for them.

toward the 55+ crowd, providing low cost opportunity to combine study and explore new places in an academic environment. World-wide program provides non-credit courses, includes lodging & meals. Road Scholar offers scholarships that can offset part of the cost of a great learning adventure.

Better Choices, Better Health Programs Ongoing Health Conditions & Diabetes

(979) 458-4269 or (979) 595-2806 Falls Prevention Program - A Matter of Balance (979) 458-2237 or (979) 595-2806 Offering classes for older adults with ongoing health conditions or a fear of falling. Classes involve group discussions, problem solving strategies and increasing physical activity levels. Volunteer Lay leaders receive training to serve as peer trainers to lead classes. The success of these programs is well documented and proven to save everyone who participates an average 10% annually on their medical expenses.

Senior Seminar Series

(979) 595-2800 3991 E 29th St, Bryan

Doctors, Attorneys and leaders in Senior Service businesses give educational programs with information of interest to seniors over the noon hour once a month at the Center for Regional Services. A light lunch is provided. Call for dates and to make your reservation.

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 ServiceBrazos County

(979) 823-0129 Provide residents with useful and practical information on

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 244 Southwest Pkwy E. own home. We would be happy College Station, TX 77840 S E R V I C E S to arrange • Light Housekeeping a free inPh. 979-764-3076 Errands, Shopping home visit • Incidental Transportation to help you Individually owned and operated. • Laundry learn more. • Recreation, Crafts • Grooming, Dressing • Personal Care Services

Texas State Securities Board

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512-305-8319 208 East 10th Street, 5th Floor, Austin www.TexasInvestorEd.org www.ssb.state.tx.us The State Securities Board is responsible for regulating the securities industry in Texas. Through the Investor Education initiative, they help

Audible Hearing Center 2305 Cavitt Ave. Bryan, TX www.audiblehearing.com

979-779-3070

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Texas State Library Talking Book Program

XTRA Education through College Station

Employment Opportunities Blinn College Employment Dept

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.

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.

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 & Emergency Help American Red Cross, Brazos Valley Branch

(979)776-8279 4244 Boonville Rd, Bryan www.redcrosstexas.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.

AMT Senior Center

(979) 825-8467 FM 159, Cawthorn Open 10am-2pm M-F

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

Brazos Church Pantry

(979) 822-2660 304 A W. 26th St., Bryan The Pantry provides emergency food for the needy. Must provide photo ID, only serves residents of Brazos County. Open: Mon & Wed 1-2:30pm; Tues-Thurs-Fri 9:3011:00am and Sat. 10-11:30am.

Brazos Valley Food Bank

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 lhaddox@bvcog.org Provides assistance with medical needs such as in-patient, outpatient, 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 eighteen years of age, no current medical coverage and income limits. Service area includes: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington Counties.

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.

Food Ministries - Aldersgate United Methodist Church (979) 696-1376 2201 Earl Rudder Frwy S,

College Station www.aldersgatecs.com Call or visit website for Information about food ministry programs in Brazos and surrounding counties

First Baptist Church of College Station Food Pantry (979) 696-7000 2300 Welsh, College Station Tuesday 10-11:30am. Serving food to hungry people in the Brazos Valley area. Please, bring photo ID and Social Security card.

Food Stamps – Texas Health & Human Services (979) 776-1510 Provides low income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Hear Now

866-354-3254 6700 Washington Ave., Eden Prairie, MN 55344 www. starkeyhearingfoundation.org The US program of the Hearing Foundation provides hearing aids to adults and children who meet the financial criteria and are approved for assistance. Hear now also collects used

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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 & crafts, music, photography, languages and culinary arts. Online registration for classes available at www.parksweb.cstx.gov

The employment section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disability.gov web site offering job seekers, employers, and employee’s 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 web site also provides information on mentoring programs and job training services for people with disabilities. Log onto www.disability.gov/ employment.

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(800)252-9605 The library loans a wide selection of books and magazines, available on cassette, 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.

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subjects relating to agriculture, family and consumer sciences, youth development and horticulture.

Brazos Mobile Food Bank

(979) 696-2467 900 Graham Rd (Cypress Grove School) Open 3rd Sat of each month from 12 noon - 2pm. Bring proof of residence in Brazos County

BVCAA Energy/Housing Services

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

Physicians Home

Medical Equipment, Inc. Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation A Full Source for all of Your Medical Equipment Needs • Oxygen • Wheelchairs • Hospital Beds & Rehab. Equipment • Respiratory Equipment • Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance Assignments Accepted

(800) 900-6899 • (979) 846-3831 1127 E. Villa Maria · Bryan Locally Owned & Operated Since 1994

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hearing aids for recycling.

Home-Delivered Meals or

Congregate Meals - AAA (979) 595-2806 or (800)994-4000 PO Drawer 4128, Bryan 77805 Hot, noon meals for elderly age 60 and older. Home delivery of meals to homebound seniors. Congregate meals (served to a group of people) at senior centers in the seven county Brazos Valley region.

Lee Chapel United Methodist Church Food Pantry

(979) 822-0437 / (979)774-0102 903 N Washington, Bryan Open the 4th Saturday of every month: 10am – Noon or until all food distributed

Lifeline In-Home Emergency Response System (St Joseph Helpline)

Phoebe’s Home

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.

Project Unity Food Pantry

(979) 775-6788 1400 Beck Street, Bryan Food pantry, open the second Friday of each month from 8-11am. 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.

(979)774-4357 System links individuals to 24-hour personal or emergency assistance. Onetime $50-installation fee. $40 monthly. Gold Medallion Club members receive $5/month discount. Medicaid clients free install and $25 per month.

Project Unity Lincoln House of Hope Food Pantry

(979) 764-3779 Call between 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 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.

(979) 595-2900 4001 E 29th Street, #150, 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 strengthen, empower and preserve families. Open M-F, 8am -5pm.

Lincoln Center Congregate Meal Site / BVCAA

Long Term Care for Aged and 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.

(979) 775-6788 1013 Eleanor, College Station Food Pantry, open the 2nd Friday of each month from 8:30 - 10:00 am

Project Unity Case Management

Salvation Army

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.

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-W-Th-F, 9-1130. Office: M-Th 9-12 & 1-4 Fr 9-2. Christmas gifts for children.

Money Management International

St. Vincent de Paul Society

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information and education services.

(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 counseling, debt repayment program, debt crisis intervention, consumer

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. Call and leave your name,

phone number and message if in need of food. Tues., Wed., Fri.- 9am-11:30 and 12:30pm-2; Thurs. 9am-11:30 and 12:30pm4:30.

The Bridge Ministries

(979) 229-1616 24th and Tabor, Bryan (979) 229-9292 1500 MLK, Bryan Open every Thursday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Pantry closes when all food distributed

Twin City Mission Community Café

(979) 822-1492 410 S. Randolph St, Bryan Individuals served one hot meal per day at 12noon or 5pm Mon-Fri.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

(979) 776-3469 Offering reverse mortgage consulting.

Health/ Medical/ Clinic Adult & Geriatric Out-Patient Clinic

(979) 595-1700 3370 S. Texas Ave., Ste B., Bryan Medical services for adults and elderly. We accept Medicaid, MediCare, private pay. Sliding fee discount program for those who are uninsured or underinsured. Mon.-Fri., 8am5pm.

Alliance Health Providers of the Brazos Valley

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

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic 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.

1721 Birmingham Dr, College Station ww.bcsheart.com Compassionate cardiologists and state of the art diagnostic lab. Faithfully serving B/ CS and surrounding areas for more than 15 years at our College Station office. Now serving Navasota and Brenham.

Benson OB-GYN Center Dr. Royal Benson III

(979) 776-1660 3740 Copperfield Dr. #105A, Bryan www.drroyalbenson.com Widely recognized as an innovator in the areas of cosmetic surgery, weight loss, bio-identical hormone therapy, gynecologic surgery, office gynecology and obstetrics.

Bryan-College Station Veterans Administration

(979) 680-0361 1651 Rock Prairie Rd., 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. Sliding fee scale discount program based upon family size and income. MonFri, 8am-5pm.

Blinn College Dental Hygiene Program (979) 209-7283 301 Post Office St., Bryan Offers dental hygiene (cleaning), x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants at reduced cost to the client.

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 County Health Department (979) 361-4440 201 N. Texas Ave., Bryan www.brazoshealth.org

Caring for the Eyes of Texas R.J. Maggs, OD Therapeutic Optometrist

2414 A Texas Avenue South College Station, TX 77840

979.764.0009

Jon House, OD Therapeutic Optometrist

The Physicians Centre 3201 University Drive East, Suite 140 Bryan, TX 77802

979.731.8446

Audibel Hearing Center

979-779-3070 2305 Cavitt Street, Bryan www.audiblehearing.com Audibel – people connecting people.

BCS Heart

(979) 764-1474

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Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center

(979) 776-2872 1318 Memorial Dr., Bryan www.bvrc.net Teach courses in fall prevention. Offer occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical rehabilitation therapy. Must have a physician referral for all services. Insurance, self pay, sliding scale.

Brazos Vein Institute

(979) 776-9255 2700 E 29th St, Suite 235, Bryan www.brazosvein.com Offering free vein screening on the 1st Sat of every month for those with varicose veins and other leg discomforts.

Cancer Clinic

(979) 776-2000 2215 E. Villa Maria, Ste. 110, Bryan Your premier destination for cancer care since 1982.

Cancer Physicians Associated

(979) 695-3333 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste 130A, College Station Cancer care you need, compassion you deserve.

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.

Central Texas ENT – Ronny Baker BS, ACA (979) 680-8808 2805 Earl Rudder Freeway S., College Station www.centraltexasent.com State of the art care, state of the heart compassion. With over 30 years experience, caring for the hearing needs of the Brazos Valley.

Central Texas Heart Center

(979) 774-4008 / (866) 629-5545 2700 E. 29th Street, Ste. 200, Bryan www.centraltexasheart.com Central Texas Heart is the

largest, most experienced and most comprehensive provider of non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology services in the Brazos Valley.

Central Texas Vein Center

(979) 696-8346 2803 Earl Rudder Freeway, Ste 100, College Station, TX 77845 centraltexasveincenter.com Specializes in the latest treatment of varicose veins and its complications, treating the entire spectrum of venous disease.

College Station Internal Medicine Center

(979)693-1795 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste 2400, College Station Adult primary care medicine. Medicare assignment accepted.

College Station Today Care Walk-in Clinic

979-691-3300 1700 University Drive East, College Station Building 1700, Entrance 12 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. Onsite laboratory services, and radiology capabilities provide a unique and important support system for the clinic.

Diagnostic Foot Specialists

(979) 774-3668 3201 University Dr. E, Ste.100 College Station (Located in Physician’s Centre) www.diagnosticfootspecialists. com Gentle & professional foot care.

Dean Hendrix & Associates

(979) 776-0071 P.O. Box 4185, Bryan Medicare supplement insurance plan for seniors. Community based health plans, and comprehensive medical plans, group insurance (two or more people), annuities, life and LTC insurance available.

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& Substance Abuse (979) 823-5300 /(800) 725-8255 405 W. 28th St., Bryan www.bvcasa.org Prevention, intervention, training and educational services to communities through 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.

(979) 776-6060 2701 Osler Blvd., Bryan College Station, (979) 694-5222 Brenham, (979) 836-2992 Toll Free, (888) 284-4643 Providing quality service to the Brazos Valley for over 30 years.

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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.

Guardian Healthcare Healthwise specializes in providing the following home health services: • Skilled Nursing • Physical Therapy

• Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy

• Medical Social Worker • Home Health Aides

Our specialty programs include: • Asthma • Balance and Fall Prevention • Chronic Kidney Disease • Chronic Liver Failure • Congestive Heart

Failure • Deep Vein Thrombosis • Diabetes • DementiaAlzheimer’s Disease • Hypertension

• Myocardial Infarction • Multiple Sclerosis • Pain Management • Pneumonia • Rehabilitative/ Restorative Care • Stroke

Call our local office for more information about receiving home healthcare.

NURSING & THERAPY SERVICES IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

Bryan/Caldwell/Hearne Georgetown P: 979.774.7770 Georgetown, TX 78628 F: 979.778.9435 P: 512.863.3842

Mexia P: 254.472.9676 F: 254.472.9169

Conroe P: 936.756.4400 F: 936.756.4426

Waco P: 254.751.0623 F: 254.751.0519

Madisonville P: 936.348.6973 F: 936.348.6991

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Dr. Remon Fino

(979) 693-8263 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste. 4600, College Station The gold standard of caring for back, nerve and joint pain relief.

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.

Family Medicine Center

(979) 693-2586 1602 Rock Prairie Rd, Suite 1100, College Station Caring for the whole family

Health For All Clinic

(979)774-4176 1328 A Memorial Drive, Bryan Non-emergency medical care and mental health counseling for low-income families. Income guidelines.

Health Maintenance - AAA (Brazos Valley Council of Governments)

(979) 595-2806, (800) 994-4000 Case Management services helping seniors who need care from a variety of sources, to plan and coordinate the most efficient, economical ways to obtain this care. Possible services coordinated, through case management (as funds permit), are “in-home services” which help home bound elderly, including a homemaker and respite care.

Hope Cancer Center

(979) 693-2900 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste. 130B, College Station At Hope Cancer Center our mission is to treat patients with compassion and personal attention.

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. 8am-5pm.

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(979) 776-4327 3030 E. 29th Street, Ste. 117, 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, utilizing 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.

Lonestar Healthcare Group

Ronald Kahn, M.D., Medical Director ph: (979) 268-0786 fax: (979) 846-2136 1200 Briarcrest Dr. Ste 4000 Bryan Specializes in treating most adult medical conditions. Including worker’s compensation injuries, physical injuries, physical rehabilitation, chronic pain disorders, chronic adult medical conditions and general adult healthcare needs. Provide services to individuals who are in need of reliable care for medical problems associated with aging or disability-related medical problems.

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 licensed by the Texas Department of State Health and Service for those who require 24-hour access to services.

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.

Mosaic

(979)823-7622 302 Post Office St., Bryan www.mosaicinfo.org Mosaic offers people with developmental disabilities and other special needs the option of support in their homes and in the community. Employees assist clients with achieving goals, daily activities and personal care.

Rheumatology of Brazos Valley - The Osteoporosis Center

(979) 774-7896 The Physician’s Centre 3201 University Dr. E, Ste. 205 College Station New patients welcome. Dr. Scheinost, M.D. and Amber Mick, P.A. practice progressive, evidence-based medicine. They focus not only on the disease, but the whole patient. It is important when treating a patient to focus not only on treating the disease, but the physical, mental and emotional challenges that come from dealing with chronic diseases which can be hard on the patient and the family. Dr. Scheinost and Amber practice with care and compassion and believe that the more the patient knows about his or her disease, the better they will be able to manage it on an ongoing basis. They also involve the patient in providing all options for treatment of various diseases so that the patient may make a well-informed choice

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 multispecialty practice in Texas.

SI-Bone/iFuse Implant System

(281) 849-3508 www.si-bone.com Offering minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery.

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, 8am8pm; 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 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 31 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 Feelin’ Fit 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

Scott & White Clinic

(979) 691-3300 1600 University Dr., E., College Station (979) 691-3636 1296 Arrington Rd. #100, College Station bcs.sw.org Scott & White Clinic, College Station is a multi-specialty clinic serving the health-care needs of all Brazos Valley residents. Care is provided for patients of all ages, from the newborn to the elderly. With over 100 physicians and other providers representing more than thirty medical specialties, Scott & White Clinic in College Station offers a full range of care.

Scott & White Healthcare –Cosmetic Surgery Center

979-691-3295 1600 University Drive, 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

Daniel Jarvis Home Health Agency, Inc. provides health care and health- related services to persons in their homes to promote or restore health and minimize the effects of illness or disability. “Raising the Standards of Home Health Care Since 1975” Services we offer: • Skilled Nursing • Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy • Medical Social Work • Hom-Med Health monitoring system • Diabetic care & maintaining diabetic control • Infusion Therapy: IV, & TPN • Catheter and Colostomy Care • Diet Instruction

• Follow-up Post Hospitalization • Anodyne Therapy for pain control for diabetics • Specialty Wound VAC competent nurses • Tele-Medicine system • Routine Lab Work • Dressing Changes and Wound Care • Medication Instruction • Durable Medical Equipment Accessibility

Please call one of the offices listed below for more information: Bryan Main Office 4021 E. 29th Street, Ste. 104 Bryan, Texas 77802 Office: (979) 260-6941/ (800) 333-8545 Fax: (979) 260-6969

Hempstead Office 709 12th Street Hempstead, Texas 77445 Office: (979) 826-3335 Fax: (979) 921-0779

Marlin Office 123 Commerce Street Marlin, Texas 76661 Office: (254) 803-3308 Fax: (254) 803-3314

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community lectures, pre-op education and support groups.

St. Joseph Joint University

(979) 776-2978 2801 Franciscan Dr. Bryan www.st-joseph.org/ JointUniversity Clinical Building 1, Suite 3100 8441 State Highway 47 Bryan, TX 77807 (979) 436-9100 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. Its six colleges are the Baylor College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and School of Rural Public Health. Other units include the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and Coastal Bend Health Education Center.

Texas Avenue Medical Clinic

(979) 779-4756 1703 E. 29th St., Bryan www.texasavemedicalclinic.com

Texas A&M Physicians

979-776-8440 2900 East 29 Street Bryan, TX 77802 texasamphysicians.com Family medical services. Most insurance accepted.

The Texas Brain and Spine Institute

979-776-8896 8441 State Hwy 47, Suite 4300, Bryan www.txbsi.com The Texas Brain and Spine Institute, centrally located in Bryan / College Station Texas, is a Center of Excellence in the clinical and academic neurosciences. The Institute is a multidisciplinary collaboration between clinicians, scientists, and supporting institutions with the purpose of furthering superior clinical and academic missions.

Texas Hand Therapy

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

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Center Clinical Bldg., 8441 Hwy. 47 #4200, Bryan Treating all types of acute and chronic pain syndrome.

staff is committed to providing individualized, safe, caring and professional services.

Texas Regional Eye Center

(979) 764-3076 244 Southwest Pkwy. E., College Station Offering in-home companionship and care services. Assistance with activity for daily living, transportation and personal care.

(979) 774-0498 3811 Sagebriar Drive, Bryan www.texasregionaleye.com Texas Regional Eye Center is a complete eye care center offering total care for your eyes, including medical and surgical eye treatment as well as routine eye examinations. LASER Vision Correction is performed in our office. Cataract surgery is scheduled primarily at Park Hudson Surgery Center. We also do surgery at St. Joseph Regional Health Center and the The Physician’s Centre in Bryan.

The Physician’s Centre

(979) 731-3100 3131 University Dr. E, Bryan Comprehensive outpatient treatment facility dedicated to the provision of advanced clinical wound care, lymph edema therapy and hyperbaric medicine. Specialize in comprehensive pain treatment.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center

(979)764-4325 1651 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station

Home Health/ In-Home Care A Caring Solution Home Health Care Services

(979) 690-8399 505 University Dr. E, Suite 801 College Station 20+ years of combined nursing experience in the Brazos Valley.

BeClose Monitoring System

1-866-574-1784 www.beclose.com Monitors daily activity with small sensors in the home that communicate with private web page, helps avoid potential emergencies before they happen.

Brazos Valley Home Health Services (979) 485-8171 3900 Hwy 6 South, Ste.109B College Station

Choice Home Care

(979)774-5451 3201 University Dr, E., Suite 475, Bryan Choice Home Care provides quality professional and costeffective home health services to homebound individuals in need of those services. Our

Comfort Keepers

Compassionate Care Hospice

(979) 260-9700 or (979) 260-7711 3833 S. Texas Ave, Bryan Providing Hospice care in 15 counties throughout the Brazos Valley region.

Continuum Home Health

(731) 290-0020 / (979)364-2776 6671 Southwest Freeway, Suite 220, Houston Offering a wide range of medical and psychiatric services in the comfort of your own home.

Crestview Home Health Services

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

Golden Years Homecare Specialist

(979) 251-7705 (855) 778-7705 (toll free) 2403 S Market St., Suite F Brenham www.goldenyrshomecare.com Provides medical care for a health condition or assistance with daily tasks.

Guardian Healthcare: Healthwise Home Health Care Agency

(979) 774-7770 1411 Memorial, Bryan www.guardmyhealth.com A home care agency that provides professional nursing and therapy services in your home with devoted care and comfort. Accepts Medicare

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 end-of-life palliative care to terminally ill patients and emotional, spiritual support to patients and their families. HBV 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) 821-2266 1600 Joseph Drive, Bryan Hospice provides a sevenbed Inpatient Facility for a family-oriented, home-like setting with a round-the-clock

Daniel Jarvis Home Health Agency

(979)260-6941 or 1-800-333-8545 4021 East 29th St., Ste 104, Bryan www.djhomehealth.org Health care and health-related services to persons in their homes to promote and restore health and minimize the effects of illness and disability. Seeking to achieve and sustain the optimum level of physical and mental health along with functional status of the individual.

DaVita

979-260-3305 701 E University Drive, Suite 401, College Station 979-764-6500 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suit 101 College Station Dialysis Center

Family Home Health

2308 E. Villa, Bryan 979.776.3776

3975 HWY 6 S. STE. 1000, CS 979.693.0526

3410 E. 29th St. Bryan (979) 846-3705 Locally owned and operated, providing skilled nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers and certified nurses’ aides.

Family Hospice

7607 Eastmark Dr, Suite 250E, College Station (979) 268-4710

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(979)595-2806 or 1(800)994-4000 www.bvcog.org Help for the homebound elderly, including homemaker.

Interim Healthcare

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

(979)776-1510 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.

Merryman Home Health, Inc

(979) 731-1329 1713 Broadmoor Dr. Ste 402, Bryan

Mosaic

(979)823-7622 302 Post Office St., Bryan www.mosaic.org Mosaic offers people with developmental disabilities and other special needs the option of support in their homes and in the community. Employees assist clients with achieving goals, daily activities and personal care.

SCY Imaging Mobile X-Ray Services

(979) 695-9729 (XRAY) Provides a mobile x-ray service for persons who are not able or willing to travel. If interested in using this service, discuss with your physician first since a doctor’s referral is required.

Southern Care

(979) 696-8880 3206 Longmire Drive, Suite C, College Station, Provides quality hospice care to all people without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, disability or ability to pay. Patents who do not qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance are not turned away.

Sienna Home Health Care

979.364.2320 A comprehensive, communitybased healthcare organization providing excellence in clinical & rehabilitation services, with a commitment to a patientfocused delivery system.

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.

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, 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.

Texas Home Health Hospice

(979) 268-7472 or 1-877-747-3860 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suite 206, College Station www.mytexashospice.com Provides quality end-of-life 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.

Thrive – Home Health Care, Inc.

(979) 846-1213 4030 Hwy 6, South, Suite 150, College Station www.thrivehomehealth.com Thrive provides RNs, LVNs, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and medical social workers to perform a variety of services based on the needs of the patient. Services provided include, but are not limited to: Skilled Nursing, Wound Care, Patient & Family Education, Cardiac Pulmonary Care, Home Health Aid Services, Bowel and Bladder Program, Diabetic Teaching and Care, Anticoagulant Monitoring, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Medication Management, Infusion Therapies, Tracheotomy Care, Catheter Care, Ostomy Care, Central Line & Port Maintenance, Blood Sugar Assessment, Vital Signs, Venipunctures and Medication Box Setup.

Brazos Valley Area on Aging: Your Partner 1-800-994-4000

Senior Resource

(979)260-1100 / (800) 900-9330 2901 East 29th Street, Ste. 113, Bryan www.interimhealthcare.com/ centraltexas Full home health provider skilled nursing, home health aides for personal care, basic household tasks and errands, and physical therapy. Services available 24 hours, seven days a week. Medicare/Medicaid/ Insurance/Private pay.

979-314-1560 3314 Longmire Drive, College Station 979-314-1550 2390 East 29th Street, Bryan First class patient accommodations with all of the comforts of home with an extraordinary team of caregivers.

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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, 24 hour staffing 7 days a week - as well as Spiritual and Bereavement support.

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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.

Home Repair Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation

(979) 595-2809 Serves a seven 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.

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 9:30am 5:00 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.

Hospitals 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 and orthopedics. Specialty services include NICU, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, and state-of-the-art Cath Lab.

The Physicians Centre Hospital

(979) 731-3100 3131 University Dr. E, Bryan www.thephysicianscentre.com State-of-the-art hospital with operating rooms and Imaging Centre planned for comfort. The Physicians Centre features tasteful private suites with a sitting room for family and friends as well as room service.

Scott & White Hospital College Station

700 Scott & White Drive College Station, TX 77845College Station Clinic(800) 299-1212 Scheduled to open in Summer 2013, the Scott & White Hospital-College Station is the latest example of Scott & White’s commitment to providing the best and most accessible healthcare. The new hospital will allow you and your family convenient access to Scott & White physician while connecting you to our network of specialists and one of the nation’s largest multispecialty group practices.

St. Joseph Regional Health Center

(979)776-3777 2801 Franciscan Drive, Bryan www.st-joseph.org A primary stroke center, as well as a certified chest pain center (check your risk factor at www.sjprevention.com). Modern, 265-bed hospital facility offering complete service for emergencies, inpatient surgery, outpatient surgery, and critical care case, 36 all-private med/surgery rooms, and 36 all-private critical-care rooms.

Housing Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity

(979)823-7200 An ecumenical, Christian ministry, dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Through volunteer labor, management expertise, and tax deductable donations of money and materials, BCS Habitat builds homes that are sold 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 low-income families eager to help themselves and improve their community by working with local volunteers to build simple, decent homes.

Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corp. (979) 595-2800 Provides minor home repairs for individuals 60 years or over. Homeowner must be living in the building that needs to be repaired.

The Bridge

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

Crestview Place, Terrace and Unity Apartments

(979) 776-9294 2501 Villa Maria Rd, and 2503 Villa Maria Rd., Bryan Housing for elderly and disabled. Three modern apartment buildings nestled on 25 beautifully landscaped acres, Crestview Retirement Community provides quality affordable housing for seniors on a fixed income. Although Crestview Terrace, Place, and Unity each offer the

The NEW Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center helps seniors and people with disabilities of all ages connect with resources in our community. We are located at the Center for Regional Services in Bryan and serve the following counties: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington. Call today to learn how we can help you!

W E CAN HELP WITH : Information, Referral and Assistance Benefits Counseling Long –Term Options Counseling And much more!

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979-595-2800 ♦ www.bvcog.org ♦ 3991 East 29th Street ♦ Bryan, Texas

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Community Development Office

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

Family Promise of Bryan-College Station

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

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

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Brazos Valley Council of Governments (979) 595-2800 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan www.bvcog.org Rental assistance for very lowincome individuals or families with disabilities, elderly, veterans, students, etc.

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.

Lulac Oak Hill, Inc.

(979) 693-6676 1105 Anderson, College Station Housing for elderly, handicapped and/or disabled persons. All one-bedroom units, approx. 526 sq. ft.

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Mid Towne Apartment Homes 2728 Osborn, Bryan (979) 774-5222 midtowneapts@ lankfordinterests.com An active senior living community

Southgate Village Apartments

(979)696-3702 134 Luther, College Station Low-rent housing for those with limited income. Rent is based on income.

Terrace Pines Apartments

(979) 695-9889 819 Krenek Tap Rd., College Station An active community of seniors 55+ and disabled individuals

The Haven

(979) 694-2576 2526 Dartmouth St, College Station Providing housing for the disabled

Windsor Pointe Apartments

(979) 694-1111 2500 Central Park Lane, College Station Apartments for disabled.

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 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. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Cancer Society office. For more information, contact Tiffany Lawson at (979) 774-0808.

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

Senior Resource

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

Housing Authority/ City of Bryan

Independent living (must be able to live independently) Rent based on income. Must be within guidelines set by HUD. Those interested must apply in person.

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

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same outstanding services and amenities, each building carries its own uniqueness in style and floor plans. Apartments offer a noon meal, scheduled transportation services to doctors, service Coordinator, planned activities. Must be 62 years or older. Rent is based on income.

FREE

90-Day Trial on all digital hearing devices

Ronny Baker B.S.,A.C.A. 2805 Earl Rudder Freeway S. College Station • 979.680.8808 rdabaker@yahoo.com

Over 30 Years Experience Caring for the Hearing Needs of the Brazos Valley

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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. Up-todate 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 facilities, 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.

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(979) 595-2800 www.bvcog.org The Brazos Valley now has a resource center that serves seniors and people of all ages with disabilities, their family members and caregivers, or others seeking information about benefits.The Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center (BVADRC) can also provide information on services such as home care, long-term care options, meals, transportation, prescription

drug assistance, legal services, attendant services, caregiver support, housing and more.

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.

Eldercare Locator

(800) 677-1116 (979) 595-2806 www.eldercare.gov Information and Referral/Area Agency on Aging (seven county area). Assistance in obtaining information about federal, state of local programs and services available to senior citizens.

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.

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

SARC – Sexual Assault Resource Center (979) 731-1000 www.sarcbvc.org 24-Hour hotline, individual and group counseling, educational programs, accompaniment to hospitals, police, court.

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 nationwide 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 volunteer insurance to all active volunteers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crime Victim Civil Legal Services

(800) 622-2520 If you are 60 and over, or have a disability, low income and a victim of a violent crime, hotline attorneys are ready to assist you with legal advice and services to help obtain benefits and access resources.

Dispute Resolution Center

Central Brazos Valley, Inc. (979) 822-6947 3211A S. Texas Ave, Bryan EMail:Brazosdrc@verizon.net A private, non-profit agency that provides effective, costsaving 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.

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.

Legal Assistance Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Assistance

(979) 595-2806 3991 E. 29th Street, Bryan Counseling or representation by a non-lawyer where permitted by law for persons 60 and over.

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 healthrelated statutes. Accepts

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verb. To vigorously grow strong and healthy; To flourish

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Help You Thrive...

Our Areas of Excellence • SKILLED NURSING • HOME HEALTH AID • IN-HOME CARE EDUCATION • WOUND CARE (KCI)

Senior Resource

Home health care is an excellent, cost-effective medical care alternative for patients and their families.

Under a plan of care and orders from your physician, Thrive Home Health Care will utilize our skilled services to maximize your independance. Our highly trained clinicians help patients and their familes understand and manage a new or changing disease process. We also work with patients to ease transition and care from hospital to home.

• BOWEL & BLADDER TRAINING • DIABETIC CARE & EDUCATION • NUTRITION PLAN & THERAPY • SURGICAL RECOVERY CARE

If you or a loved one is considered homebound, is under the care of a physician, and requires skilled services, call (979) 846-1213 for a home health services consultation

• HEALTH MANAGEMENT • HEALTH MONITORING • SPEECH THERAPY (VITAL STIM) • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY • PULMONARY REHAB PROGRAM • RESPIRATORY THERAPIST • REGISTERED DIETITIAN • PHYSICAL THERAPY (IN-HOUSE) Thrive is a licensed, certified, and accredited Home Health Agency. Medicare Accepted CHAP Accredited

(979) 846-1213 4030 Hwy 6 South • College Station, TX 77845

www.thrivehomehealth.com

Brazos Valley Area on Aging: Your Partner 1-800-994-4000

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Family Violence Unit

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

Lone Star Legal Aid

(979) 775-5050 200 East 24th St., Ste.A, Bryan Provides legal services for low income individuals in family and civil law. Must apply for eligibility.

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, self-help

publications, and referrals for Texans over the age of 60 and Texans who receive Medicare.

power wheelchairs, as well as a variety of patient aide’s equipment.

Medical Equipment

Central Texas Orthotics and Prosthetics. LP

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.

American Homepatient

(979) 846-0081 3703 E. 29th St., Bryan Home oxygen and respiratory services.

American Red Cross Disaster Services (979)776-8279 www.waco.redcross.org

Beta MED Medical Equipment and Supplies

(979) 268-6882 1908 Greenfield Plaza, Bryan www.betamedbcs.com Durable medical equipment and supplies. A leading provider of mobility products, lift chairs, scooters, and

(979) 731-1985 2112 East Villa Maria, Bryan www.ctoplp.com Facility and Practitioners certified by The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and the State of Texas.

Medi-Care Equipment Specialties

(979) 776-3776 2308 E. Villa Maria Rd, Bryan Sale and rental of medical equipment and home convalescent aids, mastectomy supplies, lift chairs, scooters.

Physicians Home Medical Equipment Inc.

(800) 900-6899 (979) 846-3831 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 all major medical insurances on assigned basis. Serving 100-mile radius of Brazos Valley.

Praxair Healthcare Services

(800) 900-0003 or (979) 774-0638 3030 E. 29th St., Ste 112, Bryan Registered respiratory therapist on staff to help with respiratory needs. Full line of medical equipment and supplies for purchase and/or rental. Specialized items can be ordered.

Mental Health Brazos Valley Council for Alcohol/ Substance Abuse

(979)823-5300 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.

Brazos Counseling Associates

(979) 696-7241 1801 Shadowood, College Station Family, couples, individual counseling, relationship problems, anxiety, eating disorders, pediatric and childhood counseling.

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.

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 -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 Monthly on 1st & 3rd Tues 7-9 pm at St. Joseph Education Annex, 3030 E. 29th St, #100, Room 1, 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 Monthly on 1st & 3rd

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Nursing / Assisted Living Facilities

Phoebe’s Home

Bethany Residential Care Home

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

2003 Angelina Cir. College Station (979) 402-1085

Outpatient Treatment Services/ BVCASA

(979) 693-9699 3601 Victoria Avenue, College Station

Texas Department of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation

(979) 836-6611 401 E Blue Bell Road, Brenham

Bremond Nursing & Rehab Center/ Nursing Home (254) 746-7666 211 N. Main, Bremond

Brenham Rest Home / Nursing Home (979) 836-3434 406 Cottonwood St., Brenham

Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (979) 836-9770 400 E. Sayles St., Brenham The Care Center is a 120-bed facility that offers quality comprehensive skilled and rehabilitative nursing care service in a dignified and compassionate environment.

Calvert Nursing Center / Nursing Home (979) 364-2391 701 Browning, Calvert

Centerville Healthcare Center / Nursing Home

(903) 536-2596 103 Teakwood St. Centerville

Copper Creek Plaza / Nursing Home & Rehabilitation (903) 322-4208 302 Pearlstone St., Buffalo

Copperas Hollow Retirement Community

Nursing and Rehab Center/ Nursing Home/Assisted Living (979) 567-6400, Caldwell Services provided: Skilled nursing, OT, PT, ST and adult day care.

979-776-4778 main line 2505 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan www.crestviewrc.org The current 25-acre community of independent living apartment homes, assisted living and memory support apartments, skilled nursing & rehab suites and home health services has been fully redeveloped into a state-ofthe-art Life Care retirement community. Crestview offers a maintenance-free lifestyle, daily social opportunities, and a variety of convenient services and amenities all in new and beautiful surroundings and with the unique promise of Life Care. For more information on independent living at this new Life Care community, please call Nicki at (979) 774-9938; for information about any health care services, please call Eva at (979)-774-6953.

Dansby House, Inc./Assisted Living (979)823-1030 703 Dean, Bryan

Esperanza Senior Living/Assisted Living (979) 694-6496 1103 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station

www.esperanzaseniorliving. com

Fortress Health and Rehab of Rock Prairie, LLC (979) 694-2200 1105 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station

Franklin Nursing Home (979) 828-5152 700 Hearne St. Franklin

Gazebo Terrace Convalescent Center / Nursing Home (979) 830-7100 1303 Hwy 30 E, Brenham

Hearne Healthcare Center/Nursing Home (979) 279-5361 1101 W Brown St, Hearne

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

(979) 774-0700 3850 Coppercrest Dr, Bryan www.jeaseniorliving.com Hudson Creek is specifically designed to care for individuals with Alzheimer ’s disease, Dementia and memory loss.

Senior Resource

(800) 252-8154 Provides a comprehensive array of mental health and mental retardation services, including, diagnosis, evaluation, outpatient, group homes, day and evening activities, 24 hour crisis services, education, and vocational programs. Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Argent Court / Assisted Living (979) 836-8000 2815 Victory Lane, Brenham

Bluebonnet Hills Care Center/ Nursing Home

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

Crestview Retirement Community

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(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.

Bluebonnet House/Assisted Living

Burleson St. Joseph Manor / Nursing Home

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Tues from 7-9pm at BVCAA Head Start Resource Room, 3141 Briarcrest Dr, #513, Bryan.

Of the many retirement options available today, “waiting “shouldn’t be one of them. At Crestview, we offer a more active and social life, yet with the security of knowing that help is only seconds away. We provide Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Nursing—all in an elegant new community. For over 48 years Crestview has provided superior senior living, and now the best in senior living just got even better.

Call today.

979-774-6953

AL#104850

2505 East Villa Maria Rd. Bryan, TX 77802

www.crestviewrc.org

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Kruse Village

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Isle at Watercrest

(979)774-3401 4091 Eastchester Dr, Bryan A full-service, assisted living and skilled nursing community of Watercrest serving the needs of families in and around Bryan-College Station. (979) 836-5442 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 Out-Patient rehabilitation and Dementia Care in Assisted Living Private Apartments

Lampstand Health and Rehab of Bryan/ Nursing Home (979) 822-6611 2001 East 29th St., Bryan

Madisonville Care Center/ Nursing Home

(936) 348-2735 411 E Collard St., Madisonville

Madisonville Assisted Living Center / Assisted Living

(936) 348-3985 410 E Collard St., Madisonville

Magnified Health and Rehab of Anderson/Nursing Home

(979)693-1515 1115 Anderson, College Station

Millican House/Assisted Living

(979)823-4446 2601 Villa Maria Rd., Bryan

Navasota Nursing and Rehabilitation/ Nursing Home (936) 825-6463 1405 E. Washington, Navasota

St. Joseph Manor / Nursing Home

(979)821-7330 2333 Manor Drive, Bryan St. Joseph Manor offers private and semi-private accommodations for long-term care residents, 33 residents on the secure dementia unit and 48 residents in the skilled nursing care unit. Accepts private pay, Medicaid/Medicare residents.

St. Joseph Manor / Assisted Living

(936) 348-9097 600 Bacon St., Madisonville

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

Sherwood Health Care /Nursing Home

The Grace Place – Professional Private

Park Place/Assisted Living (979) 778-3003 8733 N. Hwy 6, Bryan

Riverwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation / Nursing Home

(979)776-7521 1401 Memorial Dr., Bryan www.sherwoodhealth.com 24-hr skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Sheridan of Navasota / Nursing Home (936) 825-4043 2100 Dove Crossing Lane, Navasota Managed by Sulik Health Care Services

(979) 703-5361 806 E 29th St, Bryan A personal care home with 24 hour live-in caregivers and three home cooked meals a day.

The Seasons On Water Street / Personal Care

(936) 825-2237 1103 Water Street, Navasota A Personal Care Home, licensed by the State of Texas for 6 residents. It is owned and

managed by a Registered nurse with 25 years of experience in elder care, including med-surg, home health, nursing home and hospice care experience.Serves Grimes, Montgomery, Brazos and Washington Counties.

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.

Pharmacies

Health for All Pharmacy

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

BVCAA (979)595-1700

(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.

Recreation & Fitness Aerofit Health & Fitness Centers

(979)823-0971 1900 W. Villa Maria, Bryan (979)846-8724 4455 Carter Creek, Bryan

A LEADING PROVIDER OF

Cardiovascular Health

Mario Lammoglia, M.D. Marcel Lechin , M.D.

Specializing In The Prevention, Diagnosis, & Treatment Of Cardiovascular & Peripheral Disease

Now Accepting Scott & White Health Plan Members www.bcsheart.com

1721 Birmingham Drive, College Station, TX • Ph: 979-764-1474 26

Rocky Bilhartz, M.D.

Lane Miller, M.D.

RSVP-Senior Corps: www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org


Brazos Valley Senior Games

(979) 776-6696 / 255-4434 St. Anthony’s Gym, E. 29th & Parker, Bryan Modified Jazzercise classes designed for seniors. Class times: Tues and Thurs 9 – 10 am; Wed 5:30-6:30 pm

College Station Parks & Rec Dept. / Senior Services (979)764-6371 Offers educational classes, leisure day trips and special events for senior adults.

Silver Sneakers

(979) 823-0971 1900 W. Villa Maria, Bryan Low impact, cardio, muscular strengthening and range of motion classes available and may be free with your insurance.

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

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.

Wellpoint Physical Therapy

(979) 690-1999 4190 State Hwy 6 S, College Station Physical Therapy and 50+ Fitness

Rehabilitation & Therapy Advance Therapy

(979) 774-9958 3700 Cross Park Drive, Bryan Your road to wellness is in a state of the art 9,000 square-foot aquatic and wellness center.

Allen Therapies, Inc.

(936) 870-3475 1905 Dove Crossing, Suite A & B, Navasota www.allentherapiesinc.com Making physical therapy accessible and affordable in the Brazos Valley. Providing

Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center

(979) 776-2872 1318 Memorial Dr., Bryan Private, non-profit outpatient medical rehabilitation facility offering physical, occupational, speech, and aquatic therapy. Must have physician referral for all services. Most insurance accepted.

Brazos Valley Orthopedic

Physical Therapy (979) 776-0247 2701 E.29th St, Bryan

Brenham Clinic Assoc.-Audiology

(979) 836-6153 600 North Park, Brenham Offers hearing testing and fittings with up-to-date computerized digital hearing aids for people age 5 and older.

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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Senior Circle at College Station Medical Center

(979) 690-0606 SusansBallroomDance.com Age gracefully by dancing.

(979) 776-5505 or 1-855-231-7575 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. Open Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and on Friday by appointment only.

(979) 846-2878 1716 Briarcrest Suite 101, Bryan Treat back pain, neck pain, arthritis and joint pain, shoulder impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Total hip or knee replacement.

J u ly 2 9 , 2 0 1 2

(979)779-1324 506 E. 28th St., Bryan First United Methodist Church Worldwide exercise program designed specifically for seniors to build strength and flexibility. Offered Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9-10 am. Limited class size.

Susan’s Ballroom Dance

Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living (BVCIL)

Brazos Valley Physical Therapy, Outpatient Clinic

on exhibit through

Healthy Living by Innovative Fitness

(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.

physical therapy and fitness programs while working closely with your physician to reduce pain and help you return to regular activities.

Senior Resource

Cathy’s Jazzercise at the Gym

(979) 846-4153 4001 E. 29th St., #111, Bryan (936) 870-3010 505 N. La Salle, Navasota A 30-minute fitness and weight loss center for women.

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(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, 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.

Curves for Women

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

(979) 846-8724, College Station www.aerofitclubs.com Water Aerobics classes are held during the summer in the outdoor heated pool; plus, Yoga, Body Bar, Pilates classes and more: Gold Medallions class, Senior Strength class, Yoga, and Balance Ball classes.

Offering an alternative tO the “sameness” Of shOpping at bigbOx supermarkets

1000 GEORGE BUSH DRIVE WEST COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS 77845 979.691.4000 BUSHLIBRARY.TAMU.EDU @BUSHLIBRARY

senior citizens r e c e i v e a d i s c o u n t.

Organic Bulk Grains, Flours, Herbs & Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruits; Large Selection of Gluten-Free Products; Organic Breads & Cereals; Organic Produce; Local Buffalo Meat; Vitamins, Minerals, Herbal Supplements & Homeopathic Remedies; Beauty Aids; and Much More. Locally Owned

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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.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation, Services, Division for Rehabilitation 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.

Fortress Health and Rehab of Rock Prairie, LLC (979) 694-2200 1105 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station

Hearing Services

1318 Memorial Dr, #201, Bryan

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(979) 776-2088 Serving people age 5 and older, Medicaid accepted

Mustang Therapies

(936) 348-9916 2703 E. Main, Madisonville Making physical therapy accessible and affordable in the Brazos Valley. Providing physical therapy and fitness programs while working closely with your physician to reduce pain and help you return to regular activities.

Peak Performance in Motion

(979) 696-4800 12845 Wellborn Rd College Station General orthopedic, sports rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy.

Sports, Back and Pain Management Clinic

(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.

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.

Sherwood Health Care Rehabilitation Services (979)776-7521 1401 Memorial Dr., Bryan www.sherwoodhealth.com Inpatient, outpatient rehabilitation services, including occupational, physical and speech.

Texas Hand Therapy

(979) 703-1909 3201 University Drive #415, Bryan Melissa Merritt, PT, CHT, OCS

Physical therapist and certified hand therapist. Evaluation and therapy including custom splinting for hand arm injuries and conditions.

Bluffview Villas of Brenham

Therapy Center

Carriage Inn

(979)680-5420 1602 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste 4100, College Station Outpatient physical therapy for the College Station Medical Center.

Wellpoint Physical Therapy

(979) 690-1999 4190 State Hwy 6 S, College Station Physical Therapy and 50+ Fitness

Retirement / Life Care Communities Arbor Oaks at Crestview Information Center (979) 774-9938 1630 Briarcrest Dr., Ste 100 www.arboroaksatcrestview. com Retirement community opening in December 2012. Offering maintenance-free living. Includes services and amenities.

(979) 830-8900 2780 Hwy 36 S (Behind Lowe’s) Brenham An active senior community. (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.

Crestview Retirement Community

979-776-4778 main line 2505 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan www.crestviewrc.org The current 25-acre community of independent living apartment homes, assisted living and memory support apartments, skilled nursing & rehab suites and home health services has been fully redeveloped into a state-ofthe-art Life Care retirement community. Crestview offers a maintenance-free lifestyle,

RSVP-Senior Corps: www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org


Esperanza Senior Living/Assisted Living

(888) 697-6211 4091 Eastchester Drive, Bryan A full service assisted living and skilled nursing community,

(979) 830-1996 1700 E. Stone St., Brenham www.krusevillage.org Owned and operated by Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. Offers duplex cottages in a subdivision and one or two bedroom apartments. Have restaurantstyle dining, recreational activities, chaplaincy, beautybarber shop, maintenance, housekeeping, laundry facilities and transportation. Special care unit and assisted living services.

Lulac Oak Hill

(979) 693-6676 1105 Anderson St., College Station

Mid Towne Apt. Homes

(979) 774-5222 2728 Osborn Lane, Bryan Exclusively for Seniors 55+, includes planned resident activities, social service programs, internet computer lab, transportation services, Fitness facility, club house, clothing care center, swimming

Southgate Village Apartments

Villas on Rock Prairie

Social Security/ Medicare

(979)696-3702 134 Luther, College Station (979)693-8129 100 Mortier Dr., College Station www.villasofrockprairie.com A community for seniors 55 and better.

Waldenbrooke Estates

(979)774-1298 2410 Memorial Dr., Bryan www.seniorlifestyle.com Providing a quality rental retirement community to senior adults since 1985. Our approach to senior living offers a lifestyle for the young at heart, whatever age that may be.

Watercrest at Bryan

(979) 703-7088 3801 East Crest Drive, Bryan www.watercrestbryan.com Manager@WatercrestBryan. com Watercrest at Bryan offers resort-style living for active

Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley

(979) 595-2806 3991 E. 29th Street, Bryan Council of Governments Benefits Counseling staff provide information and advocacy for those seeking Social Security, supplemental Security Income, Qualified Medicare Beneficiary, Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary benefits, and counseling for Medigap policies.

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, Brazos 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

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Senior Resource

Isle at Watercrest - Bryan

Kruse Memorial Lutheran Village

adults on 16 scenic acres in the exclusive Park Hudson district of Bryan/College Station. For those seeking luxurious apartment home living with a vibrant, sociable lifestyle, Watercrest is the place to be!

pool, heated spa, game/ recreation area, beauty salon, postal center, perimeter access gates with remotes and 24-hour emergency maintenance.

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(979) 694-6496 1103 Rock Prairie Rd. College Station www.esparanzaseniorliving. com Assisted living facility with meal, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, basic cable and utilities provided. They also provide 24 hour access to staff and an emergency call system in each apartment. Other assisted living services available as needed. They also offer activity center and game room, library, beauty salon and barber services.

serving the needs of families in and around Bryan/College Station.

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daily social opportunities, and a variety of convenient services and amenities all in new and beautiful surroundings and with the unique promise of Life Care. For more information on independent living at this new Life Care community, please call Nicki at (979) 774-9938; for information about any health care services, please call Eva at (979)-774-6953.

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electronic monitoring device installed on your telephone that is able to automatically alert a base station. The base station then notifies preselected persons. 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/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) 458-9858 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. The hours of operation are: Mon. - Fri, 9am -3pm.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

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(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.

Social Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

(979) 595-2806 or (800)994-4000 PO Drawer 4128, Bryan 3991 E. 29th, Bryan Provides services to senior citizens living in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties. Offers health maintenance assistance, homemaker service, homedelivered and congregate meals, information referral and assistance, caregiver services and respite services.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Home

(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.)

Senior Citizens Associations & 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.

Brazos County Retired School Personnel

(979) 764-4007 P.O. Box 6693, Bryan Meetings: every fourth Wednesday of each month from September-May at 11:30

at Christopher’s on Boonville Road for buffet lunch and meeting. 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 Tues. – Fri. 9am to 4pm Provides recreation and fellowship for members. Game days: Tues. & Fri. with covered dish luncheon, Wed. 10 – 11:30 Exercise and Bingo. Afternoons are for cards, dominoes, and bridge. If you have a foursome, we have plenty of room. Membership $25 per yr. Hours: 9am-4pm, Tue-Fri.

Gold Medallion Club/SJRHC

(979) 774-4653 1530 E WJB 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.

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 seven-county 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! For more information on the RSVP program visit www.bvcog.org

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

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 A comfortable place for seniors age 55+ to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. Special activities and groups include 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

Lincoln Center Congregate Meal Site (979)764-3779 1000 Eleanor St., College Station Serving meals and offering recreational and educational activities for Senior Citizens: M–F: 8:30am – 12:30pm

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. NARFE Chapter 607 meets the 4th Thursday of each month, with the exception of November and December when it meets on the 3rd Thursday. Meetings begin at 11:30 am in the Library at Gattitown, located in the plaza between Holleman Dr. and Brentwood Rd in College Station. 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.

RSVP-Senior Corps: www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org


Support Groups Alcoholics Anonymous - Brazos Valley Intergroup

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.

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

American Heart Association

Mended Hearts (979) 821-7589 St. Joseph Regional Hospital Meets 4th Tuesday of the month (except summer), 7-9pm, Visits patients with cardiac disease/surgery; monthly support group with educational speakers; newsletter; national publication.

Arthritis/Lupus (SJRHC)

(979) 821-7304 Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the St. Joseph Education Annex.

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.

B.V. Dementia Support Group

(979) 693-6358 or (979) 690-8232 Group meets monthly at 3pm on 3rd Sunday of Month.

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

(979) 200-1715 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 at VFW Post 4692, 794 N. Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, Bryan

Better Choices, Better Health Programs

(979) 830-5017 Scott & White Wellness Center - Brenham 2111 South Day Street, Brenham mdoebler@swmail.sw.org The Wellness Center is the only ADA recognized Diabetes Center in our region. Call for a schedule of classes for older adults with ongoing health conditions or a fear of falling. The Wellness Center also offeres Stretching Classes on M-T-W at 9am and Smoking Cessation classes.

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

(979) 774-6953 2505 E Villa Maria, Bryan CAPS is a national non-profit organization with a focus to enhance the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, and to familiarize these caregivers with the resources available to them. The Crestview Support Group for CAPS is the only chapter here in the Brazos Valley. They meet in the chapel of the new Crestview Assisted Living Center on the 2nd Tues of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Call Eva Hutton at (979) 774-6953 for more information.

Divorce Care Support Group

(979) 776-1400 First Baptist Bryan, Room 235 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan Contact Susan Corn for days and times.

(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 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 Contact Susan Corn for days and times.

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 at 6:30 pm to discuss the experience of caring for a loved one with dementia.

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 drop-ins will be accepted. Open Arms meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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

1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan Support group meets on predetermined 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 from 6:30 – 8 pm

Transportation The District (Formerly called Brazos Transit District)

(979)778-4480 General public transportation with demand-response service. Offers discounted fare, for the disabled ($.75) and the elderly 60+ ($.75), for fixed route. Normal fare: $1.50.

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.

Senior Resource

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

(979) 458-4269 or (979) 595-2806 Falls Prevention Program - A Matter of Balance (979) 458-2237 or (979) 595-2806 Offering classes for older adults with ongoing health conditions or a fear of falling. Classes involve group discussions, problem solving strategies and increasing physical activity levels. This workshop helps develop skills to live a healthy life and is open to anyone with a chronic condition, as well as their caregivers. A chronic condition may be heart or lung disease, asthma, arthritis, HIV, diabetes, Crohn’s, or any other illness that affects your daily life. Volunteer Lay leaders receive training to serve as peer trainers to lead classes. The success of these programs are well documented and proven to save everyone who participates an average 10 percent annually on their medical expenses.

Hospice Brazos Valley

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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

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regarding state-wide public policy issues. Each county is represented by a TSHL member.

(979) 821-7573

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups (SJRHC)

Irene Speer, Pres (903) 529-4802 Cen-Tex Parkinson Support group – serving 13 counties in central Texas. Meetings - 4pm 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.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Young Parkinson Support Group

(979)821.7523 This group meets the second Thursday of each month in the evening for dinner at various locations. Call the number above for details and location.

Open Arms

979-693-4403 2201 Rio Grande Blvd., College

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Burleson Health Resource Center -Somerville (979) 596-2315

Burleson Health Resource CenterCaldwell (979) 567-3245 x209

Grimes Health Resource Center Navasota Leon Health Resource Center Centerville (903)536-3687, x1

Be Healthy: Madison Health Resource Center - Madisonville (936) 349-0714

Elder-Aid

(979) 823-5127 Mon-Thurs. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 307 S Main, 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.

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. Van will be used Monday and Friday for doctor, beauty shop appointments or shopping trips, Wednesday for excursion trips, Tuesdays and Thursdays for trips to the Senior Center for lunch.

Volunteer Opportunities Senior Christmas

RSVP –Senior Corps is accepting donations for our Annual Shirley’s Senior

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Christmas. RSVP volunteers assemble and prepare 600 Christmas bags with items requested by nursing home residents and homebound seniors receiving Home Delivered Meals. RSVP accepts donations of cash, new and like new clothing and gift items. RSVP will store them until Thanksgiving - when we begin the work of preparing the 600 bags. If you would like a list of some of the sizes and items that are most requested, please call the RSVP office at (979) 595-2800 x2026 or email ckraus@bvcog. org.

Senior Christmas “Decorators and Seamstress Volunteers”

We have sturdy white shopping bags to deliver the gifts to seniors, but to make them fun and festive, volunteers who enjoy arts and craft can take however many bag they choose home, decorate with a Christmas theme and make them beautiful. Seniors have come to treasure their hand decorated bags as part of their gift. Just call the RSVP office and we will set aside the number of bags you request for pick up, then return bags by November 28th. Also needed

are “Seamstress” volunteers who can sew dusters or nightgowns (RSVP also accepts donated cotton, cotton flannel and lightweight fleece) from patterns available for you to use.

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, affirming 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.

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 any day TuesSat and anytime between 10am-4pm. 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.

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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 from 4-8pm M-F and tutor 10-12 children. In the summer 35-40 children go on field trips from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm M-F. The Center only has one paid staff member and volunteers provide tutoring and homework help, supervise games, assist on field trips,

Women love getting their hair fixed up and looking pretty… even at age 90! The Hearne Health Care Center has a group of volunteers who come in once a week to their beauty room and provide hair styling services to those who can no longer afford a professional beautician. If you enjoy fixing up hair and have 3-4 hours a week to give, call Elijah Wright, Activity Director at 979.279.5361. Volunteers to decorate for holidays and special events, assist with birthday parties, or smile and visit with residents are always welcome.

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

Volunteers with Open Arms

Loving and fun volunteers are needed to assist elderly participants in activities, light exercise, dance, singing, games, devotional, and 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 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. 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

Office Professionals

MHMR-Volunteer Services is a program of the public non-profit community MHMR center. MHMR has the administrative responsibility and authority to provide a continuum of mental health and intellectual and developmental disability services to eligible individuals who live in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties. Volunteers with professional office skills needed in Madison and Washington counties. Other duties can be tailored to your unique skills and time availability. Spanish speaking volunteers are also needed. Time required is one morning or one afternoon Monday through Friday. Volunteers need to complete an application and attend a 2 hour orientation, for more information, contact Janie Velasquez at (979) 361-9884.

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 WWII-era 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.

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 lowincome 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 usual Mon-Fri shifts are either 8am -12 noon or 1-5 pm, but they are flexible. The work does require ability to stand for periods of time and lift around 25 pounds. If you can lend a hand, contact Debi Raines at (936)348-5282.

HOSTS – Help One Student to Succeed Do you have thirty minutes a week to give? Then the HOSTS program offers a perfect investment of your time for the greatest reward. This highly successful program is a well-planned and structured approach to helping children from Kindergarten – 2nd grade who need a little help in learning to read. Volunteers receive an orientation prior to beginning and will serve in the HOSTS lab room at school for approximately 10 visits during the six months the HOSTS program is in operation each school year.

Most of the children who have HOSTS volunteers will finish the year scoring on or above level on their reading inventory test. What a boost of confidence these young students experience when they master reading. It sets them up for success for the rest of their life and all for only thirty minutes a week. Contact the HOSTS teachers at one of these schools and schedule a day and time when you have 30 minutes to give. In Bryan: Mary Branch Elementary HOSTS – Ruth Vanoye – (979) 209.2924 / vanoyer@bryanisd.org Navarro Elementary HOSTS – Rhonda Putz – (979) 209-1265 / rputz@bryanisd.org In Brenham: Brenham Elementary HOSTS – Sunne Wheaton – (979) 277-3885 / sunne@brenhamisd.net Krause Elementary HOSTS – Sue Vierus – (979) 277- 3866 / svierus@brenhamisd.net Alton Elementary HOSTS – Fabian Swartz – (979) 277-3871 / fswartz@brenhamisd.net

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.

Senior Resource

SouthernCare Hospice is looking for a few compassionate volunteers in Caldwell to assist some of our patients and their families. We have volunteer opportunities for people of all skill levels, and will work around your schedule. Volunteers may do things such as make birthday cakes, visit a patient and provide a friendly visit, or assist in activities in nursing homes. Being a Hospice volunteer is an incredibly rewarding experience, and can bring joy and enhance the lives of those we serve. For questions or more information on this opportunity, please contact Amber Charlton, SouthernCare Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator at (979) 696-8880.

Beauty Shop Volunteers

Purpose 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.

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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.

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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 outof-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) 4926460.

Nursing & Rehabilitation Care A “ Life Lived for Others is a Life Worthwhile”

We make it our top priority to care for seniors with the respect, compassion and dignity they deserve. We understand that caring is what makes a community and without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. It is what sets us apart from any other long-term care facility. • Skilled Nursing • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Adult Day Care • Respite Care • Rehabilitation Care

Actual Resident & Staff member.

Copperas Hollow 345 Country Club Dr. • Caldwell, Texas (979) 567-4300

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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.

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) 2299435 or email bcsrampproject@ live.com

Volunteer Van Drivers

Health Resource Centers in

Grimes, Leon, Madison and Burleson Counties provide transportation to residents in their Centers’ minivans, buses or a volunteer’s personal vehicle to health related appointments. Are you a retired truck driver, bus driver, or a good driver who enjoys getting out a few hours a month to help those who can no longer drive or are without transportation? Volunteer drivers transport senior citizens and those in poverty to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, pharmacy, and senior centers. The Health Resource Centers in Caldwell, Centerville, Madisonville, Navasota and Somerville offer rides in seven passenger vans. Some trips are scheduled for outside the county, but Volunteer Drivers can choose when and when they can serve. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and pass a criminal background check. For more information on volunteering call: Leon Health Resource Center Centerville (903) 536-3687 Grimes Health Resource Center - Navasota (936) 825-4575 Madison Health Resource Center - Madisonville (936) 349-0714

Burleson Health Resource Center - Caldwell (979) 567-3200 Burleson Health Resource Center - Somerville (979) 5962315

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.

Food Pantry and Thrift Shop Volunteers

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 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) 5963155, M-W-F from 9:00 am 1:00 pm or Helen McFarland with Caldwell Christians Care Store at (979)567- 9711, Mon-Sat.

beneficiaries than ever before the need for Benefits Counselors is great! With the help of volunteer counselors, more eligible Texans can be helped to acquire benefits and/or maintain their rights. Training is a 25 hour course and is offered at no cost to the trainee. For more information call the Area Agency on Aging of the Brazos Valley, 979-5952806 ext: 2022

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Surrounding County Services

The Area Agency on Aging is looking for individuals to become volunteer Benefits Counselors. Volunteer benefits counselors are trained in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, other private insurance and will provide information, counseling, assistance and advocacy to people who are 60 and older and others who are Medicare-eligible regarding their benefits, entitlements and legal rights. Area Agency on Aging staff Benefit Counselors will train interested individuals and provide guidance and support to all Volunteer Benefit Counselors. The Medicare/Medicaid system can be overwhelming to understand and with more Texans becoming Medicare

Available in All Seven Counties 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+

BVCAA Energy/Housing Services

(979) 595-1199 or (855) 252-1467 Offers utility assistance, case management and

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BVCAA -Elderly/Disabled Energy Assistance

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

Hospice Brazos Valley

RSVP-Senior Corps

(979) 595-2800 Ext. 2026, 2027 www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org www.bvcog.org RSVP offers volunteer opportunities with over 150

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

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Burleson Health Resource Center Caldwell

American Legion Post#455

979-596-2652 8th Street, Somerville Meetings on the 1st Mondays - 6 p.m.

Bread Partners

(979) 830-0886 St. Ann’s Catholic Church 333 Thornberry, Somerville Open 7am-7:30 am. 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.

(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 County Health Resource Center - Somerville (979) 596-2315

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. Open 1-4pm Mon-Fri.

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

Compassionate Friends

(979) 820-3236 or (979) 279-6024 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 Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Meet monthly in Hearne.

Copperas Hollow Retirement Community

(979) 567-4300 343 Country Club Drive, Caldwell

Caldwell Christian Care Center

(979) 567-9711 208 West Buck, Caldwell Open Tues, Wed., Friday 9am – noon for assistance: food, utilities, and emergency short term housing. Serving all of Burleson County except Somerville area.

Caldwell Senior Center

Provides Senior’s 60 years of age and older with a place to socialize and have a nutritional meal a day. Open M-F, 9-2pm

Copperas Hollow Assisted Living (979) 567-6400 345 Country Club Drive, Caldwell

Elizabeth Lutheran Church

(979) 567-4759 210 West Buck Street, Caldwell

Community Kitchen/Pantry (979) 567-4286 165 County Rd 307, Caldwell

Senior Resource

Bryan: (979) 821-2266 Brenham: (979) 277-9525 LaGrange: (979) 968-6913

SCY Imaging

(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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(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.

Burleson County MHMR

agencies and organizations in the seven-county Brazos Valley Region and provides free supplemental insurance to active members age 55 and over.

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Food boxes and meals distributed on the third Saturday of every month from 8am-12pm, drive through only.

St. Joseph Somerville

Food Stamps – Texas Health & Human Services

Somerville Area Assistance Ministry

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

In God’s Hand Ministry Food Pantry

(979) 406-0157 / (979) 739-1393 680 Lakeside (Cade Lake), Caldwell Breads & Sweets distributed every Sat and Commodities given 2nd Sat of every month from 10 am – 1pm. Food Bank USDA annual application paperwork completed onsite.

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.

St. Joseph Caldwell

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

Family Medicine Clinic (979) 596-1441 600 Avenue C., Somerville (979) 596-3155 441 Gun Range Rd, Somerville Open Mon-Wed-Fri, 9am - 1pm. Serves the Somerville ISD area only

Somerville City Hall

(979) 596-1122 150 8th St., Somerville Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm.

Representative, Dr. Albert Campbell (979) 279-5420 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 Allen Therapies Inc.

(979) 596-1822 17510 St Hwy 36 South, Somerville Open: Mon. - Fri. 9am-1pm.

(936) 870-3475 1905 Dove Crossing, Suite A & B, Navasota www.allentherapiesinc.com Offering physical therapy & fitness programs.

Somerville Ambulance Service

Anointed Touch Home Health Agency

Somerville Senior Citizen’s Center

(979) 836-2553 x0

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

(936) 870-3311 1105 W. Washington Ave, Navasota

(979) 567-3283 500 West Hwy 21, Caldwell Open Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm (For full list of services, look at listing under Information.)

AMT Senior Center

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

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

Burleson County

(936)825-8467 26105 FM159, Navasota Mon. - Fri., 10-2pm

Anderson City Admin.

Bedias United Methodist Church Pantry

(936) 395-2023 3202 Main St, Bedias Open the 3rd Saturday of each month 9am-3pm. Call the church if emergency food is needed other than distribution days.

Buckingham Garden Apts.

(936) 825-1999 209 Buckingham Ln., Navasota Housing for elderly and disabled

Christian Community Services

(936) 825-7454 814 N. LaSalle, Navasota Open Mon – Thurs. 9 am – 12 pm. Providing food and clothing with proof of residence.

Community Computer Ministry

(936) 851-2842 5784 FM 1486, Anderson Volunteer instructors give FREE instructions to senior citizens who need or want to learn computer skills. Updated classroom has the room to accommodate seven students per session.

Crime Victim/Witness Office

(936) 873-4499 P.O. Box 599, Anderson

Forty-Two Place

(936) 825-7114 1105 Center St, Navasota Low income housing

St. Joseph Healthpoint Grimes Clinic

(936) 825-0000 1905 Dove Crossing, Ste. C Navasota Offering quality primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved. Mon – Fri, 8am – 5 pm

Grimes County Extension Service

(936) 873-3907 208 S. Judson, Navasota Open: Mon-Thu 8-5; lunch 12-1; Fri 8-4,

Grimes County Department of State Health Services

(936) 825-7476 202 S. Judson, Navasota Open: Mon.-Thu. 8-5; Fri. 8-4; Lunch Noon-1 pm. Providing information on health programs and services.

Grimes Health Resource Center

(936) 870-4575 210 South Judson, Navasota

RSVP-Senior Corps: www.volunteerbrazosvalley.org


Grimes Mobile Pantry

Grimes St. Joseph Health Center

(936) 825-5895 23365 FM 39, Iola Open the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1 – 3 pm

Grimes County Senior Center

Navasota City

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

Navasota Manor Apartments

(936) 825-4182 1015 Church St., Navasota Offers one to two bedroom apartments for seniors, handicapped or disabled. An apartment community.

(936) 873-2818 129 Main Street, Anderson

(936) 825-6463 1405 E. Washington Ave., Navasota Open: Mon.-Fri., 8 am to 5 pm, and weekends by appointment. Medicare, Medicaid and private pay available.

Progressive Outreach Center

(936) 825-6382 615 West Virginia St, Navasota Serves lunch and social activities; Open M-F 9am-2pm. Providing nutritional education programs for seniors monthly.

Sheridan of Navasota

(936) 825-4043 2100 Dove Crossing Lane, Navasota Managed by Sulik Healthcare Services

Second Chance Resale Shop III Twin City Mission (936) 825-2109 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

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

The Seasons On Water Street / Personal Care

Centerville Buffalo Public Library (903)322-4146 1005 Hill Street - Buffalo Mon.-Thurs. 8am-noon, 1-5 pm, Fri., 8am-noon.

Buffalo Senior Center

(903)322-4704 941 Hill St, Buffalo Open: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm Provides lunch and activity programs.

(936) 825-2237 1103 Water Street, Navasota A Personal Care Home, licensed by the State of Texas for 6 residents. It is owned and managed by a Registered nurse with 25 years of experience in elder care, including med-surg, home health, nursing home and hospice care experience.Serves Grimes, Montgomery, Brazos and Washington Counties.

Centerville Housing Authority –

VFW #4006

Centerville Senior Center

(936)825-3666 Hwy 105 West, Navasota

LEON COUNTY At Home Healthcare

(903) 536-3300 205 South Commerce St,

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

Centerville Health Care Center

(903)536-2596 103 Teakwood St. Centerville Skilled Nursing facility. (903) 536-3004 513 W. Lassater St, Centerville Serves lunch and social activities; Open M-F 9am-1pm.

Copper Creek Plaza - Nursing Home and Rehab

Senior Resource

(800) 824-2326

(936) 870-3116 201 E. Washington, Navasota Healthwise is a home care agency that provides professional nursing and therapy services in your home with devoted care and comfort. Accepts Medicare

Iola Church of Christ Food Pantry

(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.

Hospice Brazos Valley

Guardian Healthcare: Healthwise Home Health Care Agency

Navasota Nursing & Rehab L.P.

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(936) 851-2833 Grimes County Fairgrounds FM 3455 Open 2nd Thursday of each month 10 am - 1pm. Requires proof of residence in Grimes County

Open: Mon. - Fri., 9 am to 1 pm Serving hot nutritious meals and offering recreational and educational programs of interest to seniors.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

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 Health Resource Center has a van to help remove barriers to heath related services, but volunteers are needed to drive the van. Open M-F, 9am-1pm.

(903)322-4208 302 Pearlstone, Buffalo

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

Visit Us Online at www.bvcog.org

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

3991 E. 29th Street • 979-595-2806 • 800-994-4000

Brazos Valley Area on Aging: Your Partner 1-800-994-4000

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Department of State Health Services (903) 536-7155 529 Lassater St, Centerville Open Tues. and Fri. 8am-4pm with appt.

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.

Hilltop Lakes Alzheimer’s

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

Hospice Brazos Valley (800) 824-2326

Leon County Community Health Center

services, but volunteers are needed to drive.

Leon County Extension Office

(903) 536-2531 113 West Main, Centerville

Leon County Social Services

(903) 536-2812 529 Lassater, Centerville

Leon County MHMR Outreach Center. (903)536-2180 529 Lassater, Centerville Open: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm

Leon County Senior Nutrition Program (903) 536-3687 x103 529 Lassater Street, Centerville Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Offers meal programs for senior centers, home delivered meals.

The Lord’s Pantry - Buffalo

(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

(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. Open Wed - Thurs 9-1

The Lord’s Pantry - Leona

(903) 344-3028 121 North Leona Blvd., Leona A faith based organization helping those in need of food.

Normangee City Hall

(936) 396-3691 107 Main St. Normangee

North Creek Baptist Church Food Pantry

(903) 536-7051 Open 12-3:30 pm open two Thursdays a month. Call for schedule of days.

Oakwood Home Delivered Meals (903) 536-3687 x103

Providence Hospice

(254) 472-0779 or (866) 279-4728 107 E. Commerce St., Mexia Serves Leon, Limestone, Freestone, Hill, & Navarro counties.

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

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

St. Joseph Normangee Family Health Center

(936) 396-2806 910 Hwy 3. W, Normangee Open: Mon.-Fri. 8-12 and 1-5pm

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

(903) 536-2743 623 W. St Mary’s, Centerville Open M-F, 8-4pm

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. Open 11 am - 12:30 pm or until all food distributed. 2012 Schedule: May 24 June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 20.

Food Ministries

First Baptist Church (936) 348-2686 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 and the average cost is $30. 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

Kruse Village

New service plans are now available for select single-story cottage/duplex homes! With entrance fees as low as $68,000, you can enjoy the very best of the independent retirement lifestyle – private and maintenance-free, in a cottage not an apartment, with: • on-site security • Blue Bell Aquatic Center membership • free transportation in Washington County • activities at Kruse Village • so much more! New Service Plans are for Select Cottages Only so call for a tour today: 979-830-0073 Or e-mail coy.fontenot@lsss.org Www.KruseVillage.org Kruse Village 1700 E. Stone Brenham, TX Kruse Village is an affiliated ministry of Lutheran Social Services

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Guardian Healthcare: Healthwise Home

Health Care Agency (936) 348-6973 1608 E Main St, Ste 115, Madisonville Healthwise is a home care agency that provides professional nursing and therapy services in your home with devoted care and comfort. Accepts Medicare. (936) 349 0350 1613 E Main St, Madisonville Provides most services found in doctor’s offices, call for appointment. Open Monday Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Madison County Department

of State Health Services (936) 348-3593 300 W. School St, Ste 301 Madisonville Mon/Wed 8 am-5 pm with appointment.

Madison County MHMR

(936)348-3695 3438 Hwy 21 East, Madisonville Open: Mon. - Fri., 8am-5pm

Madison County Health and Recreation Center

Madisonville Manor

Madison St. Joseph Health Center

Madisonville Care Center (936) 348-2735 411 E. Collard St., Madisonville

Madisonville City Hall

(936) 348-9118

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Mustang Therapies

(936) 348-9916 2703 E. Main, Madisonville Offering physical therapy and fitness programs.

North Zulch Senior Center

Son-Shine Outreach Center

(936) 348-5282 320 N. May, Madisonville Food Pantry open Tues-WedThurs from 9am -12pm and 1-4pm 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.

St. Joseph Health Point Madisonville

(936) 399-5351 Main & Loop 160, North Zulch Open: Mon. - Fri. 9 am – 1 pm Offers lunch and activity programs.

(936) 348-3418 J.B Health Bldg., Madisonville Offering quality primary and preventative health care to the medically underserved. Open M-F, 8am-5pm.

Representative for Grimes and Madison Counties

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

Texas Silver -Haired Legislature (936)825-3256, Pat Hancock scvda@wt.net

Riverwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (936) 348-9097 600 Bacon, Madisonville

(936)348-2631 100 W. Cross St., Madisonville

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

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

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

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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 \ Available Tues - Thurs 10:00 3:00

ROBERTSON COUNTY Bremond Nursing Home

(254)746-7666 211 North Main, Bremond

Call-for-Help

(979) 279-2346 110 West Fourth Street, Hearne Open Mondays, 1-4 pm Provides food and emergency assistance.

Calvert City Hall

(979) 364-2881 613 S Main, Calvert

Senior Resource

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

(936)348-2111 900 Amos, Madisonville Open: Mon. - Fri., 9am-1pm 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.

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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1610 East Collard St, Madisonville Housing for low income and elderly

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(979) 364-2004 208 W. Texas St., Calvert Open: Mon. - Fri. 9 am – 1 pm Offers lunch and activity programs.

BVCAA Dental Clinic

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

(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

709 Barton, Hearne General family medical services including physicals, labs and well child checkups. Open M-F, 8-5 pm.

of Robertson County (979) 828-5442 Frances Steakley- President

Robertson County Extension Agent

St. Joseph Express

(979) 828-4270 408 N. Center St., Franklin Open: Mon. - Fri., 8am-5pm

(979) 828-2372 611 South Calvert St, Franklin Open every Sat., 9 am to noon. Food pantry serving the needs of citizens within the Franklin ISD.

(979) 279.9913 1643 N Market St, Hearne www.st-joseph.org Open Monday-Friday, 8am8pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm. 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.

Robertson County EMS

The Rural Healthcare Center in Calvert

Robertson County Cares, Inc.

Call for appointment 979.364.3888 Medicare/Medicaid/Private Pay Medical & Behavioral Health Services

(979) 828-4911 285 Cooks Lane, Franklin

Robertson County MHMR

(979) 279-5193 1212 W. Brown, Hearne Open: Mon. - Fri., 8am-5pm

Franklin Nursing Home

St. Joseph Healthpoint Franklin Clinic

(979) 828-5152 700 Hearne St., Franklin Office open: Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm.

Guardian Healthcare: Healthwise Home Health Care Agency

(979) 279-9284 607 W. Brown, Hearne Home care agency that provides professional nursing and therapy services in your home with devoted care and comfort. Accepts Medicare.

Garrett Grove Missionary Baptist Church

(979) 574-4594 1400 Mesquite, Calvert Open 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 am - 2:30 pm. Need proof of residency in Calvert

Texas Department of Health & Human Services

(979) 828-4540 808 West Hwy 79, Franklin Family medical services including physicals, lab, well child checkups, Mon.-Fri., 8am5pm.

(979) 279-3446 101 Cedar, St., Hearne (For full list of services, look at listing under Information and Referral Assistance.)

St. Joseph Healthpoint Hearne Clinic

Robertson Co. Rep, Dr. Albert Campbell

(979) 279-3451

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

WASHINGTON COUNTY

American Legion Buddy Wright Post 48 (979) 836-8348 903 N Park, Brenham

American Legion Post 814

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

Bluebonnet Hills Care Center

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

(979) 836-6611 401 E. Bluebell Rd., Brenham Office hours 9am-5pm

Bread Partners of Washington CountyMobile Pantry (979) 836-1553 or (979) 830-0886

SCRIPTURE HAVEN, INC. CHRISTIAN SUPPLY

“What goes into the mind comes out in a life.”

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(979) 828-1173 100 Dechards St., Franklin Home Health Care provider. Accepts Medicare

(979) 279-9940 / 279-3844 N Colorado & 11th St., Hearne Open 2nd Wed of every month from 1-3pm or until all food distributed.

(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.

(979) 830-8383 348 Stone Hill Dr, Brenham Accepts Medicare patients

Merryman Home Health

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Pantry

Blue Bell Aquatic Center

AMA Home Care, Inc.

(800) 824-2326 or (979)821-2266

(254) 746-5353 601 W Colorado St., Bremond Provides clothing and household items to Robertson County residents. Open: Wed and Thurs. 9am-3pm (Closed 12-1 pm).

(979)836-8000 2815 Victory Lane, Brenham www.argentcourt.com Offers private apartments and assistance with daily living skills. Provides social and recreational functions, dining room, salon services, parties and excursions into the community.

VFW Post #10358

Hospice Brazos Valley

Our Open Hands, Inc.

Argent Court Assisted Living Retirement Apartments

Senior Resource

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

(979) 279-5420 www.txshl.org Offers legislative advice to state governmental agencies regarding issues concerning seniors.

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Food Stamps – Texas Health & Human Services

Retired Teachers Association

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Calvert Senior Center

Gary & Linda Moore

• Christian Books • Bibles • Music & Gifts • Church Supplies

Owners

Brazos Valleys Oldest Christian Bookstore - est. 1971 Family Owned & Operated Prasie the lord, all you nations. Praise him all you people of the earth. ~Ps. 117:1

Post Oak Mall College Station, TX 77840 979-764-1069

Brazos Valley Area on Aging: Your Partner 1-800-994-4000

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Provides emergency food assistance at various places in Washington County. Bring a box or bag to carry food home. Leave name and phone number on answering machine when calling Bread Partner’s and someone will return your call.

Brenham City Hall

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

Brenham SuperClinic

(979) 830-5584 110 Highway 290, Brenham near Progress Drive www.st-joseph.org/Brenham Family Medicine Clinic and Diagnostic Center Offering 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 will be available for people who need to see a doctor quickly. St. Joseph Express-Brenham is a walk-in clinic open every day of the year, including holidays.

Staffed by a physician at all times, the clinic will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and Noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. St. Joseph Express clinics are suited to see patients for cold and flu symptoms, aches and pains, cuts and abrasions as well as physicals and vaccinations.

Brenham Clinic

(979)836-6153 600 North Park, Brenham www.brenhamclinic.com Multi-specialty clinic serving all ages. Operates on an appointment preferred basis (will accept walk-ins.) Includes physician specialties in Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Radiology. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most other health plans. Extended hours from 5pm – 6 pm, by appointment only.

Brenham Church of Christ Food Pantry (979) 836-3271 2800 Victory Lane, Brenham Open 3rd Sat of each month 9:30-11 am

Brenham Community Education

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

Brenham Housing Authority

(979) 836-9221 1901 Northview Circle Dr, Brenham Housing for elderly and low income

Brenham Fitness Center

(979)830-0929 1113 Prairie Lea, Brenham Mon.-Fri. 5am-10pm; Sat. & Sun. 8am - 8pm

Brenham Rest Home and Rehabilitation

(979) 836-3434 406 Cottonwood, Brenham Skilled nursing facility specializing in Rehab, longterm and return to home programs. “Our care makes the difference our hearts make it home.”

Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (979) 836-9770 400 E. Sayles St., Brenham

The Care Center is a 120-bed facility that offers quality comprehensive skilled and rehabilitative nursing care service in a dignified and compassionate environment.

Brenham Stroke Support Group

(979) 830-0513 Brenham Clinic, 2nd floor Conference Room 600 North Parks, Brenham Meets the fourth Monday of each month from 2-4pm & 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 laughter- after all laughter is the best medicine!

Bluffview Villas – Brenham

(979) 830-8900 2699 Schulte Blvd - Brenham An active senior community

Craig C. Cantey Adoption Center

(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. Adoption fee is $50.00 (cash only) per animal adopted and includes the following items: rabies vaccination; spay/neuter; microchip; health record; collar, leash and adoption tag; food samples. The Adoption Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

DaVita

979-836-6391 Brenham Dialysis 2815 Highway 36 So Brenham, TX 77833

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.

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(979) 277-6212 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 Mission and Help Center

(979) 830-1488 500 East Academy, Brenham Open M-F, 10-12 and 1-4 pm Clothing,vouchers and food for Washington County residents only.

Food Stamps – Texas Health & Human Services

(979) 836-7951 2502 Stone Hollow Dr, Brenham Provides low income families financial assistance to purchase food and other items at local grocery stores.

Forever Young Resale Shop

(979) 836-1430 1200 S Market or Tom Green Entrance, Brenham Open Mon – Fri, 10-4 pm. (except Holidays) This upscale resale store is a great place to shop and take your donations. All funds support the Washington County Healthy Living Association.

Gazebo Terrace Convalescence Center (979)830-7100 1303 Hwy 290 E., Brenham

Gerling Healthcare Services

(979) 836-4714 305 N. Park, Brenham Accepting Medicare & Medicaid Home Health (979)251-7900 Community Care (979) 836-4714 or (800) 347-9902

Golden Years Homecare Specialist (979) 251-7705 (855) 778-7705 (toll free) 2403 S Market St., Suite F Brenham

(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. Open Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-3pm.

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

Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham

(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.

Jefferson Square Apartments

(979) 830-5125 801 W Jefferson, Brenham A Senior Community for Elderly and Disabled.

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 Out-Patient rehabilitation and Dementia Care in Assisted Living Private Apartments

Liberty Dialysis

979-353-4440 604 Medical Courts, Brenham

MHMR

(979) 830-0008 605 E. Blue Bell Rd, Brenham Open: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm

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

Optimum Rehab and Fitness Center

(979) 277-9935 3120 Hwy. 36 S., Brenham Rehabilitation & Fitness: Mon. thru Thurs: 8am - 5pm and Fri. 8am - 2pm

979-251-8005 605 Medical Court Suite 103, Brenham The Scott & White Bone & Joint Institute - Brenham provides the best orthopedic care close to home. Offering surgical and non-surgical  approaches for everything from broken bones and sports injuries to worn-out joints, our expert orthopedic physicians offer customized care that is right for you.

Scott & White Clinic – Highway 290 Brenham

979-421-2000 Scott & White Professional Building 604 Highway 290 West, Suite 301, Brenham Scott & White Clinic – Hwy 290 provides personalized primary care and specialty services for your entire family. Backed by one of the strongest regional health systems in Central Texas, Scott & White Clinic Hwy 290 also provides you and your family access to additional resources and the highest level of care, right in your neighborhood.

Scott & White Clinic – Medical Parkway Brenham

979-836-1883 539 Medical Parkway Street, Brenham Scott & White Clinic - Medical Parkway provides expert, personalized care for families, adults and kids. In addition to primary care services, we also offer specialized services for cardiology patients, including stress testing. Scott & White Clinic - Medical Parkway is another example of the Scott & White Healthcare commitment to the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Freedom from Smoking, and A Matter of Balance. Low cost and free health screenings and adult and child immunizations are offered every Wednesday from 1-5pm. Health fairs are offered onsite in a 9-county area.

St. Joseph Family Medicine (979)830-5584

St. Joseph Express

(979)277-7125 110 Hwy 290 Brenham St. Joseph Family Medicine – Brenham is St. Joseph’s newest family medicine clinic and diagnostic center. Dr. Jacques Mamigonian, a board-certified physician, accepts patients of all ages. The 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 Open: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm

Texas Department of Health and Human Services Office

(979) 836-7951 2505 Stone Hollow Dr. Brenham (For full list, see Information

and Referral Assistance.)

Texas Home Health - Brenham

(979)830-0105 / (800)585-3171 526 W. Main, Brenham Services include skilled nursing, private duty, specialty nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Our 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 1210 South Market Street, Brenham www.seniorcenterbrenham. com Washington County Healthy Living Association (WCHLA), the Senior Activity Center has

Senior Resource

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

Higgins Branch Resale Store

Scott & White Bone & Joint Institute – Brenham

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Faith in Action Community Empowerment (FACE)

www.goldenyrshomecare.com Provides medical care for a health condition or assistance with daily tasks.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Extension Education Clubs of Washington County

An Evening with Ira Byock, MD

Scott & White Hospital - Brenham

(979) 836-6173 700 Medical Parkway, Brenham

Scott & White - Brenham Physical Rehabilitation Center (979) 830-5247 2117 S. Day, Brenham Facility offers physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Scott & White Wellness Center Brenham

(979) 830-5017 2111 S. Day, Brenham Offers ADA-recognized Diabetes Center (education, support group/refresher courses, screenings). Other education programs include Healthy Living Course,

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two primary goals. The first is to give 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 fun” We look to the future with a new vision for our growing senior population. We are living longer, and we must focus toward staying healthy, active and independent. That is WCHLA’s mission; that is who we are; and that is what we strive to do—not just for the 1400+ senior members of the Center, but for the benefit of all citizens of Washington County. 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

Special section of

The Eagle

dedicated to the interests and lifestyles of active adults over the age of 50.

Publishes the First Tuesday of Each Month

This directory is also available online at: www.theeagle.com

• Financial Information • Features

• Medical Columns • Calendar • Recipes

For more information call, 979-731-4738.

ChoiceHomeCare A Licensed & Certified Home Health Agency

THE PREFERRED CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR HOME HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE NEEDS... LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED • EXCELLENT AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF • ONGOING SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY SERVING A 65 MILES RADIUS AROUND THE BRAZOS VALLEY FOR OVER 15 YEARS

Nursing • Home Health Aide • Medical Social Work • Speech Therapy • Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies • Pediatrics IV Infusion Care • Private Duty Services

On Call 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week

Welcome Home!

WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, MEDICAID, V.A., WORKER’S COMP ALL MAJOR INSURANCE LONG TERM CARE POLICIES

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IntroducInG

Senior Resource

• Experienced Hospice & Palliative Care Physicians, Nurses and Aides • Social Work and Volunteer services • 24 hour staffing 7 days a week • Spiritual and Bereavement support • Family-oriented atmosphere • Short-term acute care

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Hospice Brazos Valley’s Inpatient Facility

Now Accepting Patients

Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility 1600 Joseph drive, Bryan, tX 77802 (979) 821-2266

(north Side of St. Joseph rehabilitation center) Hospice Brazos Valley offers you peace of mind knowing that there is a plan of care providing your loved one with dignity.

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

Clinical Excellence. Unwavering Compassion.

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

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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

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Coordinate our home health care  program and educate our families  on in-home techniques

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Our Professional Team Includes:

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