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ASHFORD GARDENS 7210 Northline Drive, Houston, TX 77076 713.699.2882 THE BRADFORD AT BROOKSIDE 301 West Park Drive, Livingston, TX 77351 936.328.5021 THE COLONNADES AT REFLECTION BAY 12001 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584 713.434.3800 LAUREL COURT 3830 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511 281.824.0070 MAGNOLIA MANOR 4400 Gulf Street, Groves, TX 77619 409.962.5785 MATHIS NURSING CENTER 1220 Loop 459, Mathis, TX 78368 361.547.3318 OAKWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME 225 South Main Street, Vidor, TX 77662 409.769.3692 SILSBEE CONVALESCENT CENTER 1105 West Highway 418, Silsbee, TX 77656 409.385.3784 10 WOODVILLE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER STONELEIGH ESTATES 1712 North Timberland, Lufkin, TX 75901 102 North Beech Street, Woodville, TX 75979 936.632.3346 409.283.2555

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Laurel Court

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CONTENTS DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION SRG Distribution Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Kroger Pharmacy Locator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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CONTENTS HOME CARE SERVICES Accessible Home Health Care . . . . . . A Hug Away Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . Alpha Omega Home Health. . . . . . . . Assisting Hands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cameo Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comfort Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Encompass Home Health. . . . . . . . . . Guardian Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Health Resources. . . . . . . . . . . InterActive Home Healthcare . . . . . . . Medpsych. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pros Home Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synergy Homecare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Visiting Angels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Help for Caregivers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SRG Resource. . The SRG Home Care Charts. . . . . . . .

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Table of

CONTENTS LEGAL & FINANCIAL Hayes and Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Kohnen Law Firm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Offices of Patrick J. Wehrly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES A Senior Moment Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . Denture Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Weber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is an SRES? – SRG Resource Article . .

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RESOURCES ALS Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Area Agency on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston Area Parkinson Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RSVP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Benefits Coalition – VA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) . . The Friendship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The United Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Centers – SRG Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Day Care Facilities – SRG Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . Resources for Drivers Over 65 – SRG Resource. . . . . . . . Information You Can Use – SRG Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . SENIOR RESOURCE GUIDE QUICK INDEX . . . . . .

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8 AZ

= Doesn’t accept Medicaid or Medicare = Alzheimer’s/Dementia Asst.

N = Skilled Nursing NRH = Skilled Nursing with Rehab RSP = Respite Care

A = Total beds in the facility, including non-participating or non-licensed areas B = Total certified Medicare and/or Medicaid beds within the facility C = Total Medicaid only certified beds in the facility

Map #1 AZ, NRH, RSP

ANGLETON Country Village Care & Country Village Assisted Living 721 West Mulberry Street 77515 (979) 849-8281 Map #2 A=135 B=135 C=97 NRH, RSP Cypress Woods Care Center 135 1/2 Hospital Drive 77515 (979) 849-8221 A=105 B=105 C=97

Map #3 NRH, RSP

BAY CITY Bay Villa Health 1800 13th Street 77414 (979) 245-6327 A=105 B=105 C=0

Map #4 NRH

Matagorda House 700 12th Street 77414 (979) 245-7800 A=120 B=120 C=88

Map #5 AZ, NRH

Matagorda Nursing and Rehab Center 4521 Avenue F 77414 (979) 245-7369 A=100 B=100 C=0

Map #6 NRH

BAYTOWN Allenbrook Healthcare Center 4109 Allenbrook Drive 77521 (281) 422-3546 A=120 B=120 C=0

Map #7 AZ, NRH

Cedar Bayou 2000 West Baker Road 77521 (281) 427-9120 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #8 NRH, RSP

Goose Creek Rehabilitation & Health Care Center1106 Park Street 77520 (281) 427-1644 Map #9 A=90 B=90 C=0 AZ, NRH Green Acres of Baytown 2000 Beaumont Street 77520 (281) 427-4774 A=100 B=100 C=0

Map #10 NRH, RSP

Saint James House of Baytown 5800 West Baker Road 77520 (281) 424-4541 A=105 B=105 C=0

Map #11 NRH

The Rehab & Healthcare Center at Baytown 3921 North Main Street 77521 (281) 422-9541 Map #12 A=120 B=105 C=47 NRH, RSP Bellaire Brighton Gardens of Bellaire 4620 Bellaire Boulevard 77401 (713) 665-3888 A=46 B=6 C=0

Map #13 NRH, RSP

Brookshire The Oaks at Brookshire 710 Hwy 359 South 77423 (281) 375-5272 B=134

Map #14 NRH

CLUTE Village on the Creek 914 Brazosport Boulevard N 77531 (979) 265-4794 A=119 B=101 C=0

Map #15 NRH

Woodlake Nursing Center 603 East Plantation Road 77531 (979) 265-4221 A=94 B=94 C=94

Map #16 AZ, NRH, RSP

Columbus Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation 103 Sweetbriar Lane 78934 (979) 732-5716 Map #17 A=129 B=100 C=0 AZ, NRH, RSP River Oaks Healthcare Center 300 North Street 78934 (979) 732-2347 A=137 B=137 C=137

Map #18 AZ, NRH, RSP

TruCare Living Centers 1511 Montezuma Street 78934 (979) 733-0500 A=104 B=104 C=0

Map #19 NRH

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ALVIN Laurel Court 3830 Mustang Road 77511 (281) 824-0070 A=125 B=125 C=0


SRG LISTINGS Skilled Nursing Facilities CONROE Conroe Healthcare Center 2019 Frazier Street 77301 (936) 441-2120 A=108 B=108 C=0

Map #20 NRH, RSP

Park Manor of Conroe 1600 Grand Lake Drive 77304 (936) 441-8266 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #21 NRH, RSP

Woodland Manor Nursing Home 99 Rigby Owen Road 77304 (936) 756-1240 A=150 B=150 C=150

Map #22 AZ, NRH, RSP

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DAYTON Heritage Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation 310 E Lawrence Street 77535 (936) 258-7227 Map #23 A=60 B=60 C=0 AZ, NRH, RSP DEER PARK San Jacinto Manor 206 West P Street 77504 (281) 497-8471 A=96 B=96 C=96

(Medicare only) Map #24 NRH

FRIENDSWOOD Friendship Haven 1500 Sunset Drive 77546 (281) 992-4300 A=150 B=150 C=0

Map #25 AZ, NRH, RSP

Friendswood Healthcare Center 213 Heritage Drive 77546 (281) 993-5129 A=102 B=102 C=0 GALVESTON Gulf Healthcare Center 3702 Cove View Boulevard 77554 (409) 740-7330 A=150 B=150 C=0

Map #26 N

Map #27 NRH, RSP

Meridian/Galveston 2228 Seawall Boulevard 77550 (Private Pay only) (409) 763-6437 Map #28 A=164 B=131 C=131 8 AZ, NRH, RSP Turner Geriatric Center 2228 Seawall Boulevard 77550 (409) 621-1644 A=164 B=131 C=131 HOUSTON All Seasons Mission Care Centers 6150 S Loop E 77087 (713) 643-2628 A=120 B=120 C=0

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Map #29 AZ, NRH

Map #30 AZ, NRH, RSP

Afton Oaks Nursing and Rehab 7514 Kingsley 77087 (713) 644-8393 A=169 B=169 C=60

Map #31 NRH, RSP

Ashford Gardens 7210 Northline Drive 77076 (713) 699-2882 A= 202 B= 202 C= 0

Map #32 AZ, NRH, RSP

Beechnut Manor 12777 Beechnut Street 77072 (281) 879-8040 A=146 B=146 C=0

Map #33 AZ, NRH, RSP

Belmont Village Asstd. Living Community 2929 W Holcombe Boulevard 77025 (713) 592-9200 Map #34 B=110 A, N Briarwood Nursing and Rehab 7633 Bellfort Avenue 77061 (713) 644-2101 A=201 B=201 C=0

Map #35 AZ, NRH, RSP

Clarewood House Extended Care Center 7400 Clarewood Drive 77036 (Medicare only) (713) 774-5821 Map #36 B=60 NRH Courtyard Convalescent Home 7499 Stanwick Drive 77087 (713) 644-8048 A=120 B=114 C=0

Map #37 N, RSP

Cypresswood Health & Rehab Center 10851 Crescent Moon Drive 77064 (281) 955-4100 Map #38 B=202 AZ, NRH, RSP Garden Terrace Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center of Excellence 7887 Cambridge Street 77054 (Medicare only) (713) 796-2777 Map #39 A=120 B=30 C=0 AZ, NRH, RSP Grace Care Center of Cypress 9602 Huffmeister Road 77095 (281) 463-9001 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #40 N

Heartland of West Houston 2939 Woodland Park Drive 77082 (Medicare only) (281) 870-9100 Map #41 A=120 B=27 C=0 AZ, NRH Heartland of Willowbrook 13631 Ardfield Drive 77070 (281) 955-9572 A=120 B=77 C=0

(Medicare only) Map #42 N, RSP

Highland Park Care Center 2714 Morrison Street 77009 (713) 862-1616 A=64 B=64 C=0

Map #43 NRH

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Houston Nursing and Rehab 4225 Denmark Road 77016 (713) 631-0200 A=83 B=83 C=0 Jacinto City Healthcare Center 1405 Holland Avenue 77029 (713) 455-1744 A=148 B=148 C=0 Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehab 15880 Wallisville Road 77049 (281) 457-6462 A=125 B=125 C=0 Legend Oaks Northwest 8902 West Road 77064 (713) 849-0990 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #44 NRH, RSP

Park Manor of Cypress Station 420 Lantern Bend Drive 77090 (832) 249-6500 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #57 NRH

Map #45 NRH, RSP

Park Manor at South Belt 11902 Resource Parkway 77089 (281) 922-6802 A=120 B=120 C=0

Map #58 NRH

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Park Manor at Westchase 11910 Richmond Avenue 77082 (281) 497-2838 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #59 AZ, NRH, RSP

Parkway Place 1321 Park Bayou Drive 77077 (281) 556-9200 A=60 B=28 C=8

Map #60 AZ, NRH, RSP

Map #47 NRH

Lexington Place Health Care Center 1737 North Loop West 77008 (713) 869-5551 Map #48 A=200 B=200 C=0 AZ, NRH, RSP

Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services 6200 N Braeswood Boulevard 77074 (Medicaid only) (713) 778-5700 Map #61 A=290 B=290 C=290 AZ, NRH, RSP

Manda Ann Convalescent Home, Inc. 7441 Coffee Street 77033 (Medicaid only) (713) 733-9471 Map #49 A=100 B=100 C=100 NRH, RSP

Silver Springs Healthcare Center 12350 Wood Bayou Drive 77013 (713) 453-0446 B=150

Map #62 AZ, NRH, RSP

ManorCare of Sharpview 7505 Bellerive Drive 77036 (713) 774-9611

Map #50

A=105 B=105 C=0

NRH, RSP

Spring Branch Healthcare Center 8655 Long Point Road 77055 (713) 464-7625 A=106 B=106 C=0

Map #63 AZ, NRH

Memorial Hermann University Place 7480 Beechnut Street 77074 (Medicare only) (713) 541-2900 Map #51 A=60 B=16 C=0 NRH Memorial Senior Services Nursing Center 7600 Beechnut Street 77074 (713) 456-5870 Map #52 B=43 (Medicare only) NRH Mission Care 6150 South Loop E 77087 (713) 643-2628 A=120 B=120 C=0 New Era Nursing & Rehab 3510 Sherman Street 77003 (713) 224-5344 Bed Count Info Unavailable

Map #53 AZ, NRH

Map #54 NRH, RSP

Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center 17600 Cali Drive 77090 (281) 440-9000 Map #55 B=148 AZ, NRH, RSP Park Manor of Cy-Fair 11001 Crescent Moon Drive 77064 (281) 477-8877 A=120 B=120 C=0

Map #56 NRH, RSP

Spring Branch Transitional Care Center 1615 Hillendahl Road 77055 (Medicaid only) (713) 365-0561 Map #64 A=106 B=106 C=106 AZ, NRH, RSP St. Dominic Village (Medicaid only) 2401 Holcombe Boulevard 77021 (713) 741-8700 A=158 B=120 C=120

Map #65 A, NRH

Stoneybrook Healthcare Center 2808 Stoney Brook Drive 77063 (713) 782-4355 A=112 B=112 C=0

Map #66 NRH

The Concierge 2310 South Eldridge 77077 (281) 558-3900 A=106 B=5 C=0

(Medicare only) Map #67 NRH

The Forum at Memorial Woods 77 N Post Oak Road 77024 (Medicare only) (713) 956-0870 Map #68 A=96 B=12 C=0 AZ, NRH The Hallmark 4718 Hallmark Drive 77056 (Private Pay only) (713) 622-6633 Map #69 A=32 8 AZ, N

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SRG LISTINGS Skilled Nursing Facilities HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Continued The Hampton Healthcare Center at Willowbrook 7450 Willowchase Boulevard 77070 (281) 807-4744 Map #70 A=98 B=98 AZ, N The Plaza at the Buckingham 8580 Woodway Drive 77063 (Private Pay only) (713) 979-3777 Map #71 A=60 8 A, AZ, NRH

Map #72 AZ, NRH, RSP

Map #84 AZ, NRH

(Medicare only) Map #73 NRH, RSP

Park Manor of Humble 19424 McKay Drive 77338 (281) 319-4060 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #85 NRH

HUNTSVILLE Ella Smither Geriatric Center 1115 Avenue O 77340 (936) 295-0216 A=114 B=114 C=0

Map #86 NRH

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The Westbury Place 5201 S. Willow Drive 77035 (713) 721-0297 A=148 B=148 C=0

Map #74 AZ, NRH, RSP

Treemont Retirement Community 2501Westerland Drive 77063 (Medicare only) (713) 783-4100 Map #75 B=54 NRH, RSP Villa Toscana at Cypress Woods 15015 Cypress Woods Medical Drive 77014 (281) 586-6088 Map #76 A=120 B=120 C=0 NRH West Janisch Healthcare Center 617 W. Janisch Road 77018 (713) 696-9093 A=116 B=116 C=0

Map #77 AZ, NRH, RSP

West Oaks Rehab & Healthcare Center 3625 Green Crest 77082 (281) 558-1166 Map #78 A=120 B=120 C=0 NRH, RSP Westchase Health and Rehab 8820 Town Park Drive 77036 (713) 777-7241 A=180 B=180 C=0

Map #79 AZ, NRH, RSP

Westwood Rehab & Healthcare Center 8702 South Course Drive 77099 (832) 275-1255 Map #80 A=125 B=125 C=0 NRH, RSP Winterhaven Healthcare Center 6534 Stuebner Airline Road 77091 (713) 692-5137 B=160

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Woodwind Lakes Health Care and Rehab Ctr. 7215 Windfern Road 77040 (713) 466-8933 Map #83 B=180 NRH HUMBLE Humble Healthcare Center 93 Isaacks Road 77338 (281) 446-7159 A=134 B=134 C=0

The Village Health Care Center 1341 Blalock Road 77055 (713) 468-7821 B=240 The Vosswood Nursing Center 815 South Voss Road 77057 (713) 827-0883 A=224 B=78 C=0

Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation 8810 Long Point Road 77055 (713) 468-7833 Map #82 B=174 NRH, RSP

Map #81 NRH, RSP

Green Acres of Huntsville 1302 Nottingham Street 77340 (936) 295-6313 A=98 B=98 C=98

(Medicaid only) Map #87 AZ, NRH, RSP

Huntsville Healthcare Center 2628 Milam Street 77340 (936) 293-8062 A=92 B=92 C=0

Map #88 NRH

KATY Cane Island Post Acute Care 21727 Provincial Boulevard 77450 (281) 717-1302 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #89 NRH

Heritage Park of Katy Nursing and Rehab 6001 George Bush Drive 77493 (281) 395-1124 Map #90 A=118 B=118 C=0 NRH Katyville Healthcare Center 5129 E 5th Street 77493 (281) 391-7087 A=106 B=91 C=83

Map #91 AZ, NRH, RSP

Oakmont Nursing and Rehab Center 1525 Tull Drive 77449 (281) 578-1600 A=130 B=130 C=0

Map #92 NRH, RSP

Spanish Meadows 1480 Katy Flewellen Road 77494 (281) 394-0088 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #93 NRH

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KINGWOOD Regent Care of Kingwood 23775 Kingwood Place 77339 (281) 318-2600 A=194 B=194 C=0 LAKE JACKSON Brazosport Transitional Care 100 Medical Drive 77566 (979) 297-4411 B=16 Lake Jackson Healthcare Center 413 Garland Drive 77566 (979) 297-3266 A=120 B=120 C=0 Plantation Health Care 204 Oak Drive S 77566 (979) 297-0425 B=16 LA MARQUE Bayou Pines Care Center 4905 Fleming Street 77568 (409) 938-8282 A=120 B=120 C=120 LA PORTE La Porte Healthcare Center 208 South Utah Street 77571 (281) 471-1810 A=58 B=56 C=0

Map #94 A, NRH

Map #95 NRH

Map #96 NRH, RSP

Map #97 AZ, NRH, RSP

Map #98 NRH

(Medicaid only) Map #99 NRH, RSP

Map #100 AZ, NRH, RSP

LEAGUE CITY Baywind Village Convalescent Center 411 Alabama Avenue 77573 (281) 332-9588 Map #101 B=128 NRH Harborview Care Center (Ventilator facility) 300 Enterprise Avenue 77573 (281) 334-4243 Map #102 B=217 NRH, RSP Regent Care Center 2620 West Walker Street 77573 (281) 309-5444 Bed Count Info Unavailable

Map #103 NRH

MISSOURI CITY First Colony Health and Rehab Center 4710 Lexington Boulevard 77459 (281) 499-4710 Map #104 B=150 AZ, NRH Park Manor at Quail Valley 2350 FM 1092 77459 (281) 499-9333 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #105 AZ, NRH, RSP

NEEDVILLE S P J S T Rest Home No. 2 8611 Main Street 77461 (979) 793-4256 A=74 B=74 C=74

(Medicaid only) Map #106 NRH, RSP

PALACIOS Palacios Healthcare Center 1414 Fourth Street 77465 (361) 972-2542 A=102 B=78 C=0 PASADENA Faith Memorial Nursing Home 811 Garner Road 77502 (713) 473-8573 A=120 B=120 C=0

Map #107 NRH, RSP

Map #108 AZ, NRH, RSP

Paramount Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center 3434 Watters Street 77504 (713) 941-9155 Map #109 A=125 B=125 C=0 AZ, NRH, RSP Pasadena Care Center 4006 Vista Road 77504 (713) 943-1592 A=116 B=116 C=0

Map #110 NRH, RSP

The Courtyards at Pasadena 4048 Red Bluff 77503 (713) 477-7877 B=196

Map #111 AZ, NRH

Vista Continuing Care Center 4300 Vista Road 77504 (713) 946-6787 A=131 B=131 C=0

Map #112 AZ, NRH

PEARLAND The Colonnades at Reflection Bay 12001 Shadow Creek Parkway 77584 (713) 434-3800 Map #113 A= 180 B= 180 C= O N, RSP Tuscany Village 2750 Miller Ranch Road 77584 (713) 770-5300 A=108 B=108 C=0

Map #114 NRH

Windsong Village Nursing & Rehab 3400 East Walnut Street 77581 (281) 485-2776 A=138 B=138 C=114

Map #115 NRH, RSP

RICHMOND Brazosview Health Care Center 2127 Preston Street 77469 (281) 342-2801 A=56 B=56 C=0

Map #116 NRH

Cambridge Square Geriatric Center 1106 Golfview Drive 77469 (281) 344-9191 A=118 B=112 C=92

Map #117 NRH, RSP

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The Grace Care Center of Katy 23553 W Fernhurst Drive 77494 (281) 394-1300 A=130 B=130 C=75


SRG LISTINGS Skilled Nursing Facilities RICHMOND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Continued Richmond Health Care Center 705 Jackson Street 77469 (281) 238-8006 A=99 B=92 C=92

(Medicaid only) Map #118 NRH

Rosenberg Fort Bend Healthcare Center 3010 Bamore Road 77471 (281) 342-2142 A=56 B=56 C=0

Map #119 NRH, RSP

Rosenberg Health & Rehab Center 1419 Mahlmann Street 77471 (281) 342-0065 A=142 B=124 C=0

Map #120 NRH

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Sugar Land Sugar Land Healthcare Center 333 Matlage Way 77478 (281) 491-2226 A=150 B=150 C=0

Map #121 NRH

SWEENEY Sweeny House 109 North McKinney 77480 (979) 548-3383 A=94 B=90 C=0

Map #122 AZ, NRH

TEXAS CITY Ashton Parke Care Center 210 Gulf Freeway 77591 (409) 935-0300 B=100 Bay Oaks Healthcare Center 424 Tarpey Road 77591 (409) 938-8431 A=120 B=109 C=0 Gulf Healthcare Center 1720 North Logan Street 77590 (409) 943-4914 B=150

Map #123 NRH

Map #124 AZ, NRH, RSP

Map #125 AZ, NRH, RSP

Mainland Medical Center 6801 Emmett F Lowry Expy 77591 (Medicare only) (409) 938-5000 Map #126 A=22 B=22 C=0 NRH Oceanview Transitional Care Center 519 9th Avenue North 77590 (409) 949-9499 Map #127 A=134 B=83 C=70 AZ, NRH, RSP Seabreeze Care Center 6602 Memorial Drive 77591 (409) 935-2451 A=107 B=107 C=107

(Medicaid only) Map #128 AZ, NRH, RSP

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THE WOODLANDS Regent Care Center of The Woodlands 10450 Gosling Road 77381 (281) 296-9234 Map #129 B=156 NRH The Woodlands Healthcare Center 4650 S. Panther Creek Drive 77381 (281) 363-3535 B=214

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TOMBALL Grace Care Center at Northpointe 11830 Northpointe Boulevard 77377 (281) 205-9400 A=125 B=0 C=125

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Lawrence Street Healthcare Center 615 Lawrence Street 77375 (281) 357-4516 A=150 B=150 C=0

Map #132 AZ, NRH

Park Manor of Tomball 250 School Street 77375 (281) 516-7929 B=125

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The Heritage 1221 Graham Drive 77375 (281) 401-5400 Bed Count Info Unavailable

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Tomball Nursing Center 815 N. Peach Street 77375 (281) 351-5443 A=122 B=120 C=104

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WEBSTER Manor Care Health Services 750 North Texas Avenue 77598 (281) 332-3496 A=113 B=101 C= 66 Regency Village 409 West Greene Street 77598 (281) 332-4738 A=122 B=120 C=0

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The Point Rehabilitation and HCC 17231 Mill Forest Road 77598 (281) 488-5224 Map #138 A=120 B=98 C=48 AZ, NRH, RSP Wharton Avalon Place 1405 Valhalla Drive 77488 (979) 532-1244 A=120 B=120 C=100

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Silver Hills Assisted Living offers all levels of care for senior citzens and many adults with health issues. We provide care in 3 distinctively different homes with wrap-around porches or covered patios in a beautiful country setting located in the heart of Montgomery County, surrounded by exotic deer, peacock fowl, livestock, birds, dogs and fish.

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Ainsley Courte is an extraordinary community known for the exceptional care and personal attention provided to every resident. Set on 5 wooded acres, it is nestled in the middle of family neighborhoods in NW Houston. The entire elegantly appointed community is ground level, overflowing with natural light and is completely smoke free. We offer 4 unique apartment styles. Each has a fabulous view, kitchenette and a large private bath. Come visit us! ATRIA CYPRESSWOOD Phone: (281) 370-5444 Spring TX 77379 • 6611 Cypresswood Drive www.atriacypresswood.com

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ATRIA KINGWOOD Phone: (281) 359-8959 Kingwood TX 77339 • 2401 Green Oak Drive www.atriakingwood.com

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The friendly and intimate community at Atria Kingwood is a wonderful place to call home. Residents enjoy cozy fireplaces, a lighted gazebo with a barbecue fire pit and frequent local excursions, including trips to the cultural attractions of Houston. Our professional staff provides three delicious meals daily and customized personal assistance plans. We also offer a Life Guidance® neighborhood designed to meet the needs of seniors with memory impairments. See our Display Ad on Page 48 Autumn Leaves of The Woodlands Phone: (832) 764-5324 The Woodlands TX 77382 • 10700 Montfair Boulevard www.AutumnLeavesLiving.com

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Specialized memory care assisted living for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairment. Our communities offer a nurturing, home-like environment; nurses specially trained in memory care; on-site Healthcare Coordinators that develop individual care plans; nutritious meals prepared on-site; interactive daily activities and homes specially designed for memory care assisted living. License #104378 HEARTHSTONE ASSISTED LIVING Cy-Fair: (888) 288-1130 • Conroe: (888) 285-1026 Cy-Fair TX 77065 • 11246 Fallbrook Conroe TX 77304 • 450 North Rivershire www.hearthstoneassisted.com

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Choosing the RIGHT

By Samantha Edmondson

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lthough Baby Boomers are redefining aging as they enter their retirement years, many will discover that they are beginning to need assistance with day-to-day activities either for themselves or a family member. Regardless of whom the job of caregiving falls to, caring for a loved one is an extremely important and stressful task. Fortunately, today there are many options for the willing and the reluctant. But, due to budget cuts some of the senior housing in your area may no longer be an option. For some, a living facility may be beyond their own community which means that planning ahead is the best option; getting a head start eases the stress, gives the individual more control over the selection, and provides more time to research options. Once a loved one has determined that assistance is necessary or desirable, consider these things: 1. Safety Issues – How well can he/she get around on their own? 2. Medical Issues – Are they able to take medications as directed per label or doctor? Or do they need supervision? 3. Costs – Payment options: – Medicare Part A is a hospital insurance provided by Medicare. Most people are not required to pay a premium for this type of coverage. – Medicare Part B is to pay for medically necessary services. Most people will have to pay a premium for this coverage. Continued

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Living Facility


Choosing the RIGHT Living Facility

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– Private Pay medical and health requirements, it is always – Long-Term Care Insurance best to consider a nursing home that allows 4. Location- How close to family and for frequent visits from friends and family. friends will your loved one Home Care – Home Health Taking care services include skilled personnel want/need to be? 5. Medical Options? Are they of yourself who provide care in the patient’s showing signs of Alzheimer’s/ is key when home or in a living facility. This will Dementia or Parkinson’s? a continued independence you are a ensure Once these have all been while providing all of the care caregiver, and assistance required. A doctor taken into consideration, begin to look into the different types of so be sure must prescribe home healthcare. housing available to determine to explore Medicare may cover all or part of the best fit. service. respite care this Assisted Living – This Homemaker Services do not options category of housing provides require a doctor’s order because care for those who need some before you a nurse and medical assistance help, yet would like to remain as need them is not needed. Home Care independent as possible. Assisted companies providing homemaker living facilities offer, but do not require, aid services allow a loved one to remain in with things such as: bathing, eating, dressing their own home and provide services and housekeeping. An excellent option for such as transportation, meal preparation, those who do not require constant care. light housekeeping, running errands and Nursing Home – While this type of companion services. Some companies housing is designed to care for those unable accept Medicare, but most are private pay. to care for themselves, with numerous Continuing Care Retirement Community – Combining residential accommodations and health services, the Continuing Care Retirement Community allows for the aging to receive appropriate care as needs change, while in a community environment. They generally include independent living options that progress to skilled nursing options as the resident’s aging needs require. Skilled Nursing – Skilled Nursing provides different levels of care, care that can only be administered by trained medical professionals. Other Considerations – Patients may have to rely on personal funds or may be able to utilize Medicaid or Medicare. The levels of independence and privacy will vary depending upon the type of housing chosen. Some offer private rooms and some will have

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Respite care provides short term breaks that relieves stress, restores energy, and promotes balance in one’s life. In-home respite • Informal family support and relief • Online caregiver communities and video workshops • Volunteer or paid companionship • Personal care or skilled health assistance Out-of-home respite • Adult day programs • Residential respite care • Caregiver support groups roommates. Deciding whether to go with medical or homemaker care depends upon whether a meal will need to be provided, medications dispensed and assistance with bathing and/or getting dressed is needed. Again, whether the job falls to a friend or a relative, caring for a senior is an extremely important and stressful task. Be sure to research your options so that you know what is available. There are many companies now providing services for a fee to assist families in navigating through options for housing. One group, Geriatric Care Managers (GCM’s), are individuals with expertise and knowledge in working with families to help determine

Be sure to ask some of the following questions when searching for the proper form of respite for your loved one… • How are care providers screened? • What is the training and level of experience of the care providers? • Will care providers need additional training to meet specific family needs? • How, and by whom, are the care providers supervised? • What procedures does the program have for emergencies? • Are families limited to a certain number of hours of services? • Does the program provide transportation and meals? • What is the cost of services? How is payment arranged? patient needs and then match local resources available to meet them. GCM’s can assist families with referrals for special needs (Alzheimer’s) as well as determining which options fall within the patient’s budget. Be sure to check if they are a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. There are many online tools and resources to assist with researching what options are best for you or your loved one. In addition to online resources, there are many websites and blogs specifically to provide a support system for caregivers. The good news is that you are not alone.

Senior Living Annual Care Costs in 2009 Care Type Nursing Home Avg. Annual Total $56,592*

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Adult Day Care $12,941 (5 days/week)

*Median figure between private and semi-private room rates. Source: Genworth Financial Report – Projections

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About RESPITE CARE


Living Facility Resources: Online This guide to informative websites should prove invaluable for increasing your knowledge about this important life-decision. A Key to Choice for Seniors A guide (in PDF format) created to help assess lifestyle needs and evaluate the many housing and service options available to seniors. http://www.tcaging.org/downloads/keytochoice.pdf

Long Term Care Insurance Quotes Free Quotes and information, including a glossary of related terms. http://www.longtermcarewiz.com/ HOUSING: INFORMATION

Needs Assessment An excellent, user-friendly tool that guides you in choosing the type of long-term care that fits your needs. The questions are very specific, and your answers determine the recommendations. http://www.carepathways.com/needs.cfm

Steps to Choosing Long-Term Care Guides you through the planning stages of choosing the right long-term care for a senior. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) http://www.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/Home.asp

Learn About Care Options Provides a comprehensive list of different types of care resources including: residential facilities, community health and social services, in-home care, medical services, care managers, and caregiver support. http://www.getcare.com/learn/

Facility Finder A comprehensive questionnaire that helps you to find senior housing according to your specifications: 1) location you want, 2) how the senior will pay for housing and care, 3) which type of senior housing you want, and 4) the senior’s other needs. The questionnaire also helps to identify facilities with Hospice care, Respite care, and care for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. You can further refine your search by Pricing (price range), Living Environment (privacy, furnishings, etc.), Mobility and Language (mobility, disabilities, and native language), Diet and Meals preferred, Activities the senior would like to do, Amenities required or desired, Visiting Options, and Special Therapy required. http://www.tlchoices.com/

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Living Facility Resources: Online State Affiliates of the American Health Care Association Provides a list of agencies that can help you to find a long-term-care facility in your State. (American Health Care Association) http://www.ahca.org/about/pubstate.htm

Eldercare Locator An online database of information and referral agencies (by area) for elder care facilities and services. The telephone hotline refers to specific services and facilities: 800-677-1116. (U.S. Administration on Aging) http://eldercare.gov

LTC Ombudsman Describes the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, a U.S. government program administered by the Administration on Aging, established under the Older Americans Act. The Ombudsman Program provides advocates for residents of long-term-care facilities and information to prospective residents. (Administration on Aging) http://www.aoa.gov

Using the Accredited Aging Services Continuum Provides a list of accredited Continuing-Care Retirement Communities and includes other aging-services communities (ASCs) such as traditional retirement communities. (Continuing Care Accreditation Commission) http://www.carf.org/

AssistedLivingFacilities.org Strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States. With information on over 36,100 state-licensed assisted living facilities an explanation on the rules and regulations of each state. AssistedLivingFacilities.org

REFERENCES

www.helpguide.org www.retirementliving.com www.aarp.org

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Find Homes and Services for the Aging A searchable database of senior living facilities for all 50 states in the U.S. (American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging: AAHSA) http://www.aahsa.org/


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Questions to ask when touring a senior living facility Inside/Outside Atmosphere

Health Care

o How does the residence look from the outside?

o Does the residence have specific policies regarding storage of medication, assistance with medications, training and supervision of staff and record keeping?

o As you enter is the decor attractive and home-like? o Does the administrator/staff call residents by name and interact warmly?

o Is self-administration of medication allowed? o Is there a staff person to coordinate home care visits from a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, etc. if needed?

o Do residents socialize with each other and appear happy and comfortable?

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o Are you able to talk with residents about how they like the residence and staff?

o Is staff available to assist residents who experience memory, orientation, of judgment losses?

o Can you see you or your loved one as a housemate with the residents? o Is the staff friendly, appropriately dressed, and outgoing? o Do the staff members treat each other in a professional manner?

o Does a physician or nurse visit the resident regularly to provide medical checkups? o What is the procedure for responding to a medical emergency?

o Can residents have visits any time?

o To what extent are medical services available, and how are these services provided?

Facility features

Unit Features

o Are doorways, hallways and rooms accommodating to wheelchairs and walkers?

o Do dining room menus vary from day to day and meal to meal?

o Are elevators available for those unable to use stairways?

o Are different sized and types of units available?

o Are hand rails available to aid in walking?

o Are units for single and double occupancy available?

o Do the floors have a non-skid material and carpets firmly sealed?

o Is a 24-hour emergency response system accessible from the unit?

o Is the residence clean, free of odors and appropriately heated/cooled?

o Do all units have a telephone and cable TV and how is billing handled?

o Are the local/state licenses up to date?

o Are bathrooms private with handicapped accommodations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wheelchairs and walkers?

o Are there clearly marked exits? Do they do any fire drills? o What security is there if a resident wanders? o Are there secure places for residents to take a walk or sit outside?

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o Is a kitchen area/unit provided with a refrigerator, sink and cooking element? o May residents keep food in their units? o May residents smoke in their units? In public spaces?

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Needs Assessments, Contracts & Finances

o Do they provide transportation to doctors’ offices and other activities desired by residents?

o Is a contractual agreement available that discloses healthcare and supportive services, all fees, as well as admission and discharge provisions?

o Can residents arrange for transportation on fairly short notice?

o Does the residence have a process for assessing a potential resident’s need for services and are those needs addressed periodically?

o What is the staff to patient ratio during the week? At night? On weekends?

o Are there any government, private or corporate programs available to help cover the cost of services to the resident?

Social & Recreational Activities

o Is a contractual agreement available to include accommodations, personal care, health care and supportive services? o Is there a procedure to pay for additional services when temporary services are needed? o Are there different costs for various levels or categories of services? o Do billing, payment and credit policies seem fair and reasonable? o May a resident handle their own finances with staff assistance if they’re able, or should a family member or outside party be designated to do so? o When may a contract be terminated? What are the policies for refunds and transfers? o Is there an appeals process for dissatisfied residents? o Is the billing itemized?

Services o Can the residence provide a list of services available? o Is staff available to provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) if needed? ADLs include: Dressing; Eating; Mobility; Hygiene and grooming; Bathing, toileting and incontinence; Using the telephone; Shopping; and Laundry. o Does the residence provide housekeeping services in residents’ units?

o Is there evidence of an organized activities program, such as a posted daily schedule, events in progress, reading materials, visitors, etc.? o Do residents participate in activities outside of the residence in the neighboring community? o Do volunteers, including family members, come into the residence to help with programs? o Does the residence create a sense of community by requiring residents to participate in certain activities or perform simple chores for the group as a whole? o Are residents’ pets allowed in the residence? Who is responsible for their care?

Meals o Is there a nutritionist that works with the residence in establishing meals? o How often are meals provided? o What if a special diet is called for? (ie: diabetic or heart patient) o Are snacks available? o May a resident request special foods? o May residents eat meals in their units? o Are common dining areas available? o May meals be provided at a time a resident would like or are there set times for meals?

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o Are pharmacy, barber/beautician and/or physical therapy services offered on-site?


SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities LEGEND : = Accepts Medicaid and/or Medicare A = Assisted Living AZ = Alzheimer’s/Dementia Asst. APT = Apartments for Senior Adults ALVIN Alvin Memorial Gardens 916 South Gordon 77511 (281) 331-1214

LAPT = Low-Income Apartments R = Retirement/Independent Living RC = Residential Care Facility RSP = Respite Care

APT, R

Evening Shade Personal Care Home 610 Briarwilde Court 77511 (281) 756-8225 Evening Star Personal Care Home 2960 Rowan Burton 77511 (281) 331-6753 Talbots Kozy Korner, LLC 1501 Parkway 77511 (281) 331-1289

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Thy Loving Kindness 1218 South Johnson 77511 (281) 331-4215

A, AZ

Bellshire Apartments 800 Bellshire Drive 77301 (936) 756-8849

LAPT

A, AZ

Camelot Pines Apartments 200 Camelot Street 77304 (936) 539-5880

LAPT

RC

Carriage Inn – Conroe 750 Longmire Road 77304 (936) 760-1966

R

RC

Chateau Woodlands 327 Tallow Drive 77385 (832) 884-3839

ANGLETON Magnolia Acres 108 Deborah Drive 77515 (979) 849-2301

A

Whites Cottage Center 332 Marshall Alley 77515 (979) 849-4744

A, AZ

BAY CITY The Legacy Assisted & Independent Living 720 12th Street 77414 (979) 245-7891 BAYTOWN Birdsong Place Villas 1017 Birdsong Drive 77521 (832) 477-7585

A, R

LAPT

Remington Park Assisted Living Residence 901 West Baker Road 77521 (281) 427-4373 A, AZ, R Shady Creek Premier Retirement Community 1220 Knowlton Road 77520 (281) 428-1233 LAPT, R Swan Manor 2508 Ward Road 77520 (281) 422-9030 CLEVELAND Azalea Terrace Apartments 121 Peach Street 77327 (281) 592-1952

A

APT, R

Cleveland Plaza Apartments 915 E. Hanson Street 77327 (281) 592-7870

LAPT

Park Place Apartments 200 Campbell Street 77327 (281) 592-0332

LAPT

COLUMBUS The Oaks Assisted Living Residence 203 Charter Street 78934 (979) 732-9590

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CONROE Abundant Life Assisted Living & Memory Care 15245 Saddlewood Drive 77384 (281) 825-2464 A, AZ

A, AZ, RSP

Havenwood Place Apartments 600 Hickerson 77301 (936) 441-9300

RC

LAPT

Hearthstone at Rivershire 450 N. Rivershire 77304 (936) 788-2626

A, AZ, RSP

Heritage Oaks 903 Longmire Road (936) 760-2010

A, AZ, RSP

Personal Touch 635 Pinewood 77301 (281) 362-1061 Senior Residences 500 River Point Drive 77304 (936) 756-8643

A

A, RSP

Strake House Assisted Living 1701 Westview Boulevard 77304 (936) 539-5558 A, AZ, APT, RC, RSP, TCU TeiGoRoc I Personal Care Home 11184 Damico Lane 77306 (936) 231-3127 TeiGoRoc II Personal Care Home 11120 FM 1485 77306 (936) 231-3124

A

A, AZ

The Mansions in the Forest 545 FM 1488 77384 (936) 271-5110

APT, R

The Ranch Personal Care Home 9297 Wahrenberger 77304 (936) 788-7760

A, RSP

CYPRESS Ainsley Courte Assisted Living 15055 N Eldridge Parkway 77429 (281) 374-8002

A

DEER PARK The Waterford at Deer Park 201 McDermott Street 77504 (281) 542-9445

R

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La Vita Bella 3527 Oak Drive 77539 (281) 534-9404

RC

A, RC, RSP

EL LAGO Psalm 23 Homecare 204 Confederate Way 77586 (281) 326-9001 FRIENDSWOOD Emeritus at Friendswood 1310 Friendswood Drive S 77546 (281) 648-5454

A

A, AZ, RSP

Gardens at Friendswood Lake 1423 West Parkwood Avenue 77546 (281) 648-1044 Hope Village Home 4 15403 Hope Village Road 77546 (281) 482-7926 Trinity Care Senior Living 227 E. Edgewood Drive 77546 (281) 482-9700 Village on the Park 400 E. Parkwood Avenue 77546 (281) 996-8871 GALVESTON Concord Homes 1027 Tremont 77550 (409) 770-9011 HEMPSTEAD Retirement Care Center of Hempstead : 1111 San Antonio Street (979) 826-3439 Shady Oaks Apartments Limited 506 Ellen Powell Drive 77445 (936) 857-5511 HITCHCOCK Tinker Bell’s Gentle Heart 6718 Carver Avenue 77563 (409) 986-9919 HOUSTON Atria Westchase 11424 Richmond Avenue 77082 (281) 759-7900 Autumn Grove Cottage – Copperfield 8524 Copperbrook Drive 77095 (713) 870-1393 Bayou Manor 4141 S Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 666-2651 Bedford Personal Care Home 11718 Bedford Street 77031 (281) 498-3301 Bellerive Apartment 7225 Bellerive 77036 (713) 789-5000 Braeburn Gardens 8627 Willow Meadow Drive 77031 (713) 988-1444 Braesridge Senior Living Community 11100 Braesridge Drive 77071 (713) 270-8494

APT, R

RC

A, RSP

R

A, RC

A, R

LAPT, R

RC

Braeswood Personal Care Home 3519 South Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 666-6545

A

Camden Royal Oaks 11805 Meadowglen 77082 (281) 556-0153

R

Champion Oaks 17705 Red Oak Drive 77090 (281) 440-0966

A, AZ, RSP

Colonial Oaks Medical Center 7800 N Stadium Drive 77030 (713) 799-8200

A, AZ. RSP

Colonial Oaks at Westchase 11395 Richmond Avenue 77082 (281) 759-2900

A, AZ

Commons of Grace Senior Apartment Homes 9110 Tidwell (713) 635-3500 APT Copperfield Estates 16820 West Road 77095 (281) 859-9911 Cornerstone Gardens 14522 Cornerstone Village Drive 77014 (281) 580-8004 Cornerstone Village 3133 Cornerstone Park Drive 77014 (866) 730-0070 Creekbend Garden 8106 Creekbend Drive 77071 (713) 272-7717

R

LAPT

APT

LAPT

Devine Living Centers : 12802 Newbrook Drive 77072 (281) 799-5955

A, AZ, RSP

Eagle’s Trace 14703 Eagle Vista Drive 77077 (281) 496-7676

R

EdenBrook of Champions 14050 Cutten Road 77069 (281) 866-9898

A, AZ, RSP

Emeritus at Memorial 1414 Sandy Springs Road 77042 (713) 782-3355

A, AZ, RSP

A, AZ

Evening Star Villa 11800 S Glen Drive 77099 (281) 498-7758

A, AZ

Evergreen Commons 8484 Jason Street 77074 (713) 272-0201

R

LAPT

A

Goldberg B’nai B’rith Towers 10909 Fondren 77096 (713) 771-2417

R, LAPT

A, RSP

Graystone Senior Lifecare 1310 Riverview Circle 77077 (713) 973-8899

A, AZ, RC

LAPT

RC

APT, R

Hearthstone at Braeswood 2555 S Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 839-8265

AZ, RSP

Hearthstone at Cy-Fair 11246 Fallbrook 77065 (281) 890-3174

A, RSP

Heaven’s Gate 15139 Gran Vista 77083 (281) 808-0563

AZ, RC

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DICKINSON Gracious Living 12425 Pine Oak Drive 77539 (281) 337-9060


SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities HOUSTON — Continued Holly Hall Retirement Community 8304 Knight Road 77054 (713) 799-9031 Houston Heights Tower 330 W 19th Street 713-862-8058 Ideal PC Home Assisted/Assisted Living 15526 Empanada 77083 (281) 568-7927 Lakeview Place 8950 Hammerly Boulevard 77080 (713) 984-9003 Larkwood Assisted Living 8910 Marinette Drive 77074 (713) 988-4871 Laurel Point 16170 Westpark Drive 77082 (866) 994-6786

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Liberty Island Personal Care Homes 9009 Boone Road 77099 (281) 530-0000 Light Heart Memory Care 910 Kings Gate Lane 77258 (281) 282-0770 Limbe House, Inc. 12115 Corona Lane 77277 (281) 983-0045 Lovett Place 808 Lovett Boulevard 77006 (713) 526-2233 Lyeral Apartment 75 Lyerly 77022 (713) 694-6681 Magnolia Estates 101 Normandy Road 77015 (713) 455-3333 Emeritus at Memorial Oaks 1414 Sandy Springs Road 77042 (713) 782-3355 Northvale Village 14422 Cornerstone Village Drive 77014 (281) 880-6144 Oak Shadows 4801 Allendale 77017 (713) 941-7700 Oak Tree Manor 14603 Fonmeadow Drive 77035 (713) 729-9288 Oleander Commons 12805 Bissonnet 77099 (832) 328-0812

A, R, RSP

APT

RC

LAPT

A

LAPT

A

A, AZ

RC

A

LAPT

APT

A, AZ, RSP

LAPT

RC

A

LAPT

Orchard Park at Willowbrook 13350 Perry Road 77070 (832) 237-7000

APT, R

Orchard Oak Forest 880 W. 34th Street 77018 (713) 871-0063

APT, R

Pepper Tree 5950 Antoine 77091 (713) 681-5553

APT, R

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Quality Living at Beechnut 8302 Beechnut 77036 (281) 499-7050

RC

Quality Living at Candle Green 8202 Candle Green Court 77071 (713) 662-9760

RC

Quality Living at Concho 6829 Concho 77074 (713) 662-9760

RC

Quality Living at Greenbriar 2622 Greenbriar 77098 (281) 499-7050

RC

Quality Living at Greenpark 3318 Greenpark Street 77082 (713) 662-9760

RC

Quality Living at Skyline 9514 Skyline Street 77063 (713) 662-9760

RC

Rainbow Village 6100 Corporate 77036 (713) 995-4538

LAPT

Rosemont at Clear Lake 14101 Bay Point Court 77062 (281) 461-7600

A, AZ, RSP

Silverado Senior Living – Cypresswood 10225 Cypresswood Drive 77070 (281) 955-0880 A, AZ, RSP Spring Branch Care Homes 9619 Truscon Drive 77080 (713) 467-4444

A, AZ, RC, RSP

Spring Branch Healthcare Center : 8955 Long Point 77055 (713) 464-7625 Emeritus at Cy-Fair 11500 Fallbrook Drive 77065 (281) 970-6688

A, AZ, RSP

A, APT, AZ, R, RSP

Sweet Home Assisted Living 13820 Eagle Pass 77015 (713) 450-3222

A, ASP

Tarrytowne Estates 1815 Enclave Parkway 77077 (281) 531-1905

R

Telephone Road Apartments 6000 Telephone Road 77087 (713) 645-2131

LAPT

The Abbey at Westminster Plaza 2865 Westminister Plaza Drive 77082 (281) 556-6020 A, AZ, RSP The Cottage of Spring Branch 1842 Hollister Road 77080 (713) 461-1500 The Hampton at Cypress Station 303 Lantern Bend Drive 77090 (281) 880-7702 The Hampton at Pinegate 2121 Pinegate Drive 77008 (713) 861-9952 The Hampton at Post Oak : 2929 Post Oak Boulevard 77056 (713) 993-9999

AZ, RSP

A, AZ, RSP

A, AZ

A, AZ, R, RSP

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The Hampton of Tanglewood 505 Bering Drive 77057 (713) 532-1718 The Hampton at Willowbrook 7450 Willowchase Boulevard 77070 (281) 807-4744

A, AZ, RSP

A

A, AZ

The Lexington Center 679 I-45 South 77340 (936) 295-4488

A, RSP

JACINTO Big Bass Resort 9701 Market Street 77029 (713) 675-8800

APT, R

KATY Autumn Grove Cottage – Katy 21803 Oak Park Trails Drive 77450 (713) 870-1393

The Medallion 6262 N. Braeswood 77074 (713) 778-5777

A

The Mission Home Personal Care 7603 Aimua Court 77083 (832) 618-7348

Carriage Inn Retirement Community 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road 77494 (281) 392-2800

A

The Park at Bellaire 6333 Chimney Rock 77081 (713) 830-5400

Cinco Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Center 3206 South Fry Boulevard 77450 (281) 599-3334 AZ, RSP

R

Colonial Oaks of Katy 21601 Provincial Boulevard 77450 (281) 578-2222

A, AZ

Comfy Home 21819 Hollow Field Lane 77450 (281) 277-2847

A, RC

The Terrace at Memorial City 11900 Barryknoll 77024 (713) 932-0400

R, RSP

A, AZ

R

The Terrace at Spring Shadows 10100 Kempwood 77080 (713) 462-6444

R

The Terrace at West University 5151 Buffalo Speedway 77005 (713) 432-7777

Elder Care of America 2910 Commercial Ctr Boulevard #103 77494 (281) 796-9898

R

Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch 5027 S. Bend Park Court 77494 (281) 395-0444

RC

The Terrace at Willowbrook 7575 Willowchase Boulevard 77070 (281) 588-0800

APT, R

The Village of Tanglewood 1600 Augusta Drive 77057 (713) 977-1400

Providence Place 20300 Saums Road 77449 (281) 647-6470

R, RSP

Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch : 21939 Cinco Ranch Boulevard 77450 (281) 240-0500 A, AZ, RSP

Tiff’s Tender Care 3803 Carlson Lane 77047 (713) 733-5607 Tranquility Personal Care Homes 9006 Poco 77080 (713)-783-2404 Village on the Park – Steeplechase 12102 Steeple Way Boulevard 77065 (281) 970-7979 West Oaks Village 15025 Caseta Drive 77082 (281) 531-4406 Westbrae Court : 10680 Westbrae Parkway 77031 (713) 541-9991 Woodland Christian Towers 600 E Tidwell Road 77022 (713) 692-2439

RC

AZ, RC, RSP

R

LAPT, R

R, RC, RSP

R

Zimac Care Center 9898 Bissonnet Street 77036 (713) 272-7004

RC

HUMBLE Compassionate Home Care 8426 Opalwood Lane 77338 (281) 540-2258

A, AZ, RSP

HUNTSVILLE Carriage Inn – Huntsville 2805 Lake Road 77340 (936) 295-0600

R

The Grand Parkway 22777 Franz Road 77449 (281) 395-0555

R

APT

R

The Solana at Cinco Ranch 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard 77494 (281) 644-0003 A, R The Villa 26110 Willow Colony Lane 77494 (281) 395-0139 The Villas at Park Grove 600 Park Grove 77450 (281) 398-1411

A, RSP

APT

Tuscany Living Villas Katy 28019 Norfolk Trail Lane (832) 361-4064

A, RSP

KEMAH Lake Haven Apartments 1051 Columbia Memorial 77565 (281) 538-5559

APT, R

KINGWOOD Atria Kingwood 2401 Green Oak Drive 77339 (281) 359-8959

A, AZ, RSP

Compassionate Home Care #2 911 Southern Hills Road 77339 (281) 312-4208

A, AZ, RSP

Cypress Woods 2755 Chessnut Ridge Road 77339 (281) 973-4771

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The Hampton at Shadow Lake 2835 Shadowbriar Drive 77077 (281) 759-6700


SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities KINGWOOD — Continued EdenTerrace of Kingwood 919 Rockmead 77339 (281) 359-8800

A, AZ, R, RSP

Kingwood Senior Village 435 Northpines Drive 77365 (281) 548-2500

APT, R

Rosemont Assisted Living 6450 Kings Parkway 77346 (281) 812-4099

A, AZ

Silverado Senior Living – Kingwood 22955 Eastex Freeway 77339 (281) 312-2526

A, AZ

Westminster House at Kingwood Village : 2807 Kings Crossing Drive 77345 (281) 361-7557 Liberty Health Care Center : 1206 North Travis (936) 336-7247

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LAKE JACKSON Carriage Inn Apartments 130 Lake Road 77566 (979) 285-0300 Hearthstone at Lake Jackson 206 Oak Drive South 77566 (979) 297-5577 Lake Jackson Manor 120 Garland Drive 77566 (979) 297-2500 Plantation Villas Community 202 Oak Drive S 77566 (979) 297-9584 LA MARQUE Laurel House 1109 Holly Street 77868 (409) 935-2125

R

AZ

R

AL, RSP

APT, R

R

A, RSP, RC

Mildred House, Inc. Personal Care 1515 4th Avenue 77568 (409) 933-1219 A, AZ, RC, RSP LA PORTE Parson’s House 8772 Fairmont Parkway 77571 (281) 478-0000

A, R

LEAGUE CITY Regal Estates Assisted Living and Retirement 500 Enterprise Avenue 77573 (281) 538-5993 A, APT, R, RSP The Cottages at Clear Lake I and II 450 Landing Boulevard 77573 (281) 316-4281 MAGNOLIA Llewellyn’s Magnolia Place 8912 West Lane 77354 (281) 356-3684 MANVEL Autumn Grove Cottage 3403 Southfork Parkway 77578 (281) 220-0882

A, AZ, RSP

A, AZ, RSP

A, AZ

MEADOWS PLACE Meadows Place Senior Village 12221 South Kirkwood 77477 (281) 240-1932

LAPT, R

MISSOURI CITY Burnett’s Home 15718 Noblebriar Court 77489 (281) 416-9588

RC

Optimum Personal Care 2021 FM 1092 77459 (281) 565-4144

RC

Plantation at Quail Valley 2815 Cypress Point 77459 (281) 208-4470

R

Plantation Personal Care Home 4118 Knight Road 77459 (281) 431-0994

A, RC, RSP

Quality Living at Murphy Road 2029 Murphy Road 77459 (281) 499-7050

RC

Quality Personal Care Home 543 Dalewood Drive 77489 (281) 438-9231 MONTGOMERY Silver Hills Assisted Living 23164 Landrum Village 77316 (936) 597-7377 NASSAU BAY Aloha Estates Personal Care Home Prince William Drive 77058 (281) 549-4098 NEEDVILLE Reliable Oaks 11750 Padon Road 77461 (832) 282-7363 PASADENA Bayshore Towers Apartments 3219 Burke Road 77504 (713) 947-0754 Colonial Oaks at Vista 4004 Vista Road 77504 (713) 941-4663

A

A, AZ, RC, RSP

RC

A

APT, R

A, AZ, RSP

Heritage House, LLC 3910 Fairmont Parkway 77504 (281) 998-8786

A

Parkway Senior Apartments 3663 Fairmont Parkway 77504 (281) 487-9900

APT

Pine Tree Assisted Living 5128 Pine Avenue 77503 (281) 487-3113 PEARLAND Autumn Grove Cottage – Pearland 3403 Southfork Parkway 77578 (281) 220-0882

A, AZ, RSP

A, AZ

Colonial Oaks Pearland 2940 Cullen Road 77584 (281) 997-2500

A, AZ, RSP

Colonial Oaks Vista 2940 Cullen Parkway 77584 (281) 997-2500

A, AZ, RSP

Manvel Assisted Living 8903 Harvest Acres 77578 (281) 756-8097

A

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Serenity Homes 12623 Bethany Bay Drive 77584 (713) 436-4444 The Grace Home 2106 Kelly Drive 77581 (281) 412-0527

RC

Barton House at Sugar Land 3060 Edgewater Drive 77478 (281) 313-2500

RC

Colonial Oaks First Colony 13825 Lexington Boulevard 77478 (281) 277-0900

A

A, AZ

A, AZ, RSP

Emeritus at Sugar Land 151 Commerce Green Boulevard 77478 (281) 491-6257 A, AZ, RSP

The Hampton at Pearland 2121 Scarsdale Boulevard 77581 (281) 464-8740 A, AZ, APT, RSP

Greatwood Retirement & Assisted Living 7001 Riverbrook 77479 (281) 343-8400

Trinity Oaks of Pearland 3033 Pearland Parkway 77581 (281) 997-8880

Home Sweet Home Residential Care Facility 13218 Nantucket Drive 77478 (281) 704-1164

A, APT, R

Villages of Towne Lake 4055 Village Drive/7918 Broadway 106 77581 (281) 997-5533 APT

Silverado Senior Living Sugar Land 221 Seventh Street 77478 (281) 277-1221

RICHMOND A Nurse’s Place 5918 Grande Gables Drive 77469 (281) 232-9407

The Terrace at First Colony 16900 Lexington Boulevard 77479 (281) 903-2000

Brazos Bend Villa 2020 Rocky Falls Road 77469 (281) 342-5252 Faith Personal Care Home 3718 Lake Edinburg Lane 77469 (281) 762-3381 ROSENBERG Cambridge Square Retirement Center 2700 Ave N 77471 (281) 344-8444 Kings Arms Apartments 1317 Mahlmann Street 77471 (281) 342-7112 ROSHARON Three D Management Inc. 12811 Pleasant Valley Drive 77583 (281) 369-2067 SANTA FE Perfect Solution 4607 Main Street 77510 (409) 927-8600 SEABROOK Spirit of Texas Paddlewheeler 3101 Nasa Parkway 77586 (832) 864-4003 SPRING Paradise Springs 5600 Cypresswood Drive 77379 (281) 205-4166 STAFFORD Jordan House Personal Care 12014 Southmeadow Drive 77477 (281) 240-4332 Oasis Senior Living 11919 W Airport Boulevard 77477 (281) 240-1707 SUGAR LAND A Country Place Residential Care Home 13909 Skyview Drive 77478 (281) 787-6791 Atria Sugar Land 1401 Soldiers Field Drive 77479 (281) 494-4200

RC

APT

A, AZ, RC

A

APT

A

A, RC

A

R

RC

A, AZ, RSP

RC

A, RSP

SWEENEY The Fountains Assisted Living 1101 E. Second Street 77480 (979) 548-1524 TEXAS CITY Gamble’s Personal Touch Care Home 501 North Amburn Road 77591 (409) 935-5655 Hearthstone at the Mainland 1901 North Amburn Road 77591 (409) 935-6620

A, R

RC

A, AZ, RSP

APT, R

A

RC

A, AZ, RSP

HRA Village 905 Highway 3N 77591 (409) 935-4335

RC

Perfect Solution 4607 Main Street 77510 (409) 927-8600

RC

The Wood Group 5825 E F Lowry Expressway 77591 (409) 935-4629

RC

TOMBALL The Heritage 1221 Graham Drive 77375 (281) 401-5400 VICTORIA Hearthstone at Victoria 411 East Larkspur 77904 (361) 576-0444 WEBSTER Baybrook Park 500 W. Texas Avenue 77598 (281) 332-6262 The Terrace 780 West Bay Area Boulevard 77598 (281) 316-9055

N, RSP

A, AZ, RSP

LAPT, R

R

WEST COLUMBIA Brooks Manor Apartments 444 Jefferson Street 77486 (979) 345-5557

APT, R

WHARTON Hearthstone at Briar Lane : 1930 Briar Lane 77488 (979) 532-5800

A, RSP

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Regal Estates Personal Care Home II 3204 Regal Oaks Drive 77581 (281) 485-2099


Trial & Heirs’ Top 10 List of Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes 1. Do nothing: By not doing your estate planning, you could end up like Jimi Hendrix and have someone that you barely knew controlling your legacy…after a lengthy and expensive court fight almost 30 years after he died. 2. Do it yourself: Former Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger created his own will consisting of 176 words; but he left out key provisions and his family paid the price. 3. Don’t update: Heath Ledger never updated his will with the birth of his daughter, leading to chaos and family members fighting through the press. Michael Crichton is another example. Updates need to be made with life events such as divorce, remarriage, pregnancies and births, etc. 4. Take shortcuts: Princess Di used a “letter of wishes” to leave personal effects to her godchildren instead of specifying her wishes in a will or trust. HOUSING: INFORMATION

5. Forgetting to tell your loved ones where your estate planning documents are located: Olympian Flo Jo’s original will couldn’t be located and her probate estate took over 4 years to close. 6. Failing to finish what you start: Michael Jackson created a trust, but never fully funded it, defeating a primary purpose of having a trust. This made it much easier for his family to fight in probate court… and made the feud public. 7. Making verbal promises: Marlon Brando’s housekeeper alleged that he made oral promises of a home and continued employment to her, which led to two separate lawsuits after Brando’s death. 8. Procrastinating: Sonny Bono passed away at the age of 62 without even a simple will in place. This lead to many complications, including a secret love child who surfaced and wanted a piece of Bono’s estate. 9. Leaving your intent unclear: Whitney Houston’s father named Whitney as a beneficiary on a large life insurance policy, but it was unclear if he wanted Whitney to keep the money or to repay money owed by Whitney’s step-mother. This confusion led to a two-year court battle which is still ongoing! 10. Choosing an untrustworthy executor or trustee: Doris Duke chose an unsavory trustee – her butler – to manager her one billion dollar foundation. When he used assets for himself, it lead to an expensive fight in court that dearly cost the charities Duke wanted to benefit. Andrew W. Mayoras & Danielle B. Mayoras are co-authors of Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights! (www.TrialandHeirs.com) and husband-and-wife legacy expert attorneys. 64

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How to find the proper type of Senior Housing and Level of Care* Retirement Housing Apartment-like facilities that include living essentials such as meals and transportation. These often include facilities for various activities.

Assisted Living These facilities are set up to provide residents help with daily activities and also usually offer some level of healthcare services.

Residential Care Non-apartment facilities that provide assistance for residents with medication, hygiene, and simple tasks such as getting dressed. Typically a home setting.

Skilled Nursing/Rehab

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Assistance Alzheimer’s facilities provide special programs and assistance for those with memory loss. Some may provide special security measures to prevent residents from wandering off during periods of disorientation.

Respite Care Facilities that provide Respite Care offer family and other caretakers a reprieve from the stress and work of everyday care of elderly persons who cannot perform or manage care for themselves.

Home Care Various types of at-home care, both medical and non-medical, that allow seniors to remain in their place of residence rather than having to travel back and forth or be admitted to a medical facility. A cost-effective alternative to hospital stays or Skilled Nursing facilities.

Senior Day Care Facilities that provide for the needs of seniors during daytime hours only. Services typically include meals, social interaction, arts/crafts/entertainment, and stretching/gentle exercise. Centers often accommodate seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Day care allows family to go to work or a much needed rest.

Hospice Care End of life care for the terminally ill, usually via visits in the home or facility of residence. Focus lies with pain management, comfort, and emotional support for the individual and family.

Care Management Care managers examine their clients’ needs and make recommendations regarding Home Care providers, the best type of housing for the individual, and other aspects of care that can be daunting for a senior or their family. These recommendations are orchestrated into a comprehensive plan of care. * Heading color corresponds to the section in which listings and advertisers may be found.

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And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver’s Companion. . . . . . . . . www.andthoushalthonor.org Better Business Bureau (to report fraud/scams). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713-341-6141 Caring Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-8898 www.caringinfo.org Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) . . . . . . 1-800-227-7294 www.caps4caregivers.org Elder Law Handbook — Houston Bar Association. . . . . . . . . . 713-759-1133 ElderCare Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ec-online.net Family Caregiver Alliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.caregiver.org Family Caregivers Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.familycaregiversonline.net Family Caregiving 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.familycaregiving101.org Houston Gerontological Society. . . . . . . . www.houstongerontologicalsociety.org National Caregivers Library. . . . . . . . . . . www.caregiverslibrary.org National Council on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-424-9046 www.benefitscheckup.org National Institute on Aging Info. Ctr.. . . . 1-800-222-2225 English and Spanish caregiving pubs. . . www.niapublications.org National Women’s Health Info. Ctr. . . . . . 1-800-994-9662 www.4woman.gov/faq/caregiver.htm Seniors-Site.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.seniors-site.com The USAA Educational Foundation. . . . . . www.usaaedfoundation.org

Caregiving Education and Support Services Council for Health Education/Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-747-1542 Free training classes. Gateway to Care – Caregiver Health Promotion. . . . . . . . . . . 713-783-4616 www.gatewaytocare.org Program offers seminars to groups of organizations and caregivers about issues facing the caregiver such as burnout and stress management techniques and elder mistreatment. Ask for their Caregiver Health Promotion Educator. The Seniors Place Memory Care Day Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713-552-0420 www.seniorsplace.org Helps seniors with early-stage memory loss and their caregivers by offering them programs and support groups. They also will set up family conferences to discuss their progress at home and at the Center. Well Spouse Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-838-0879 www.wellspouse.org Offers emotional support through its local support groups, newsletter and round-robin letter chains.

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that you communicate your desires about how you want to be treated in your final days through documents that will help your family make decisions about your care, based on clearly expressed wishes. If you do not have an Advanced Directive in place to let your family and medical personnel know your wishes, consider contacting an Elder Law Attorney to get one. Copies of an Advanced Directive Form can be found on the Internet as well. End-of-Life Planning National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 658-8898 www.nhpco.org Caring Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.caringinfo.org Provides hospice care information; Connects consumers with hospice programs. Furnishes state specific Advance Directive/Power of Attorney forms.

Funerals, Burial and Cremation Department of Veterans Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 827-1000 www.va.gov These services are free to veterans, spouses and their dependents. Please call for benefits and assistance regarding burial and death. Continued on the next page Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Funeral Consumer’s Alliance (800) 765-0107 (713) 526-4267 www.funerals.org A non-profit organization that tracks legislation dealing with death and funeral issues, advocating for consumers who have problems with funeral providers. Assistance in pre-planning and finding a reasonably priced Funeral. Galveston County Social Services (281) 316-8733 Indigent burial and cremation services for North Galveston county.

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Harris County Indigent Burial Program (713) 696-1952 Bereavement counselors assist low-income families by providing the names of funeral homes that will work with them on low-cost funeral arrangements. Samaritan Ministries (281) 589-8936 (800) 383-5334 Grief training, resources and support for anyone dealing with grief and bereavement issues. Support and resources regarding the planning of funerals, plot or cemetery arrangements and funeral homes are available to families who have lost a loved one.

PROCEDURE WHEN THERE ARE NO WRITTEN DIRECTIONS Unless a decedent has left directions in writing for the disposition of the decedent’s remains as provided in a will, a prepaid funeral contract, or a written instrument signed and acknowledged by such person, the following persons, in the priority listed, have the right to control the disposition, including cremation, of the decedent’s remains, have a duty to inter the remains, and are liable for the reasonable cost of interment: 1). the person designated in a written instrument signed by the decedent; 2). the decedent’s surviving spouse; 3). any one of the decedent’s surviving adult children; 4). either one of the decedent’s surviving parents; 5). any one of the decedent’s surviving adult siblings or; 6). any adult person in the next degree of kinship in the order named by law to inherit the estate of the decedent.

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To Report the Death of a Social Security Beneficiary When a Social Security beneficiary dies, report the death to the Social Security Administration as soon as possible. They will require the name and Social Security Number of the deceased, the date and place of death, if there is a surviving spouse or an eligible child, and your name and address. A copy of the Death Certificate may be required. You will be given instructions on handling any forthcoming Social Security checks. A death benefit of $255 is paid to a surviving spouse or eligible child. Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov

Donor Programs If you are considering donating an organ here are some resources to assist you. Baylor College of Medicine (whole body) (713) 798-3858

Blood Center (713) 790-1200 (800) 355-7427 Health Resources and Services Administration – Organ and Tissue Donation (301) 443-7577 LifeGift (713) 523-4438 (800) 633-6562 www.lifegift.org Volunteers educate the public through speaking engagements on organ donation. The Living Bank (713) 528-2971 (800) 528-2971 www.livingbank.org Registry and referral service for committing tissues, bones, or vital organs to transplantation or research. Once organs or tissues are removed, the body is returned to the family. Lion’s Eye Bank of Texas at Baylor College of Medicine (713) 798-5500 National Kidney Foundation Donor Family Council (800) 622-9010 National Marrow Donor Program (800) 526-7809 www.marrow.org Write or call for information on how to become a bone-marrow donor. Southwest Transplant Donor Services (800) 201-0527 (409) 762-7255 TX. Dept. of Health Anatomical Gift Education Program (800) 222-3986 www.dshs.state.txu.us/agep United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) (800) 292-9548 DONATION OF A BODY If you wish to donate for medical research, contact the nearest medical school. Continued on the next page

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Brazoria County (County Clerk, Main Office) (979) 864-1355 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 200, Angleton, TX 77515 Houston Area (281) 756-1355 Fort Bend County (County Clerk) (281) 341-8685 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 Galveston County (Health District) (409) 938-7221 4700 Broadway, Ste C100, Galveston, TX 77551 Montgomery County (County Clerk) (936) 539-7885 210 W. Davis (Hwy 105), Conroe, Texas 77301 Walker County (County Clerk) (936) 436-4922 1100 University Ave., Ste 201, Huntsville, TX 77340 Harris County (713) 794-9070 8000 North Stadium Drive, Houston, TX 77054 Houston Bureau of Vital Statistics (713) 247-1686

Texas Law dictates that both birth and death certificates are deemed confidential for a set period of time. Birth certificates are confidential for 75 years, and death certificates are confidential for 25 years after the death has occurred. If a birth or death certificate is requested before this period of time elapses, certified copies of these documents can only be obtained by a qualified applicant. A qualified applicant can be an immediate family member (by blood or marriage), a legal guardian, or the legal representative of the person for whom the document is requested. If you are not a qualified applicant, you may request a verification of a birth or death record. 96

Fees charged for copies of birth and death certificates by the different county offices may vary slightly – contact your local office about cost for copies of Birth and Death Certificates. Certified copies of the birth and death certificates are issued with a state seal and are printed on security paper. Heirloom birth certificates have a different cost and are printed on special paper that boasts a design celebrating Texas. The heirloom certificate ($60) is only offered through Austin, Texas. Funeral homes will supply certified copies of a death certificate for a small fee if requested at the time funeral arrangements are made. It is recommended that you get at least twelve copies of the certificate and notify anyone with whom the deceased had an account. Verification of Birth and Death The verification of a birth or death record is NOT a certified copy of the birth or death certificate, but a letter with the person’s name, date of occurrence, county where the birth or death took place and a state file number. Letters may not be available at all birth and death registrars. Verifications are available from 1903 to the present date. Fees for birth and death verification (for regular mail or walk-in service) range from $22–$30. This fee is non-refundable for records that are not located. Additional fees will apply for faxing and overnight services.

Deceased Identity Theft To avoid identity theft of a deceased person, it is recommended that you take the following steps: • Scale back the obituary—don’t provide too much information. • Notify banks and creditors. • Contact credit reporting bureaus— request decedent’s credit report and flag as “deceased.” • Report death to Social Security; they will flag decedent’s number as inactive.

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Grief Counseling Grief counseling can be provided by professionally trained individuals or self-help support groups. Many churches now have grief support ministries. AseraCare Hospice (888) 646-8696 Compassionate Care Hospice (713) 667-3247 Dignity Memorial Providers, Grief Materials (713) 862-9622 Hospice Compassus (281) 316-7777 InnerWisdom Counseling Center (713) 592-9292 Memorial Hermann Hospice (281) 784-7520 Silverado Hospice (888) 328-6640 Phases of Grief The death of a loved one shakes the very foundation of your life. Grief has four distinct phases: 1). Shock and numbness 2). Yearning and searching: Survivors experience separation anxiety and cannot accept loss. 3). Disorganization and despair: Family members feel depressed and find it difficult to plan for the future or concentrate and focus on anything. 4). Reorganization Grief Support Groups AseraCare Hospice (888) 646-8696 Barton House/Alzheimer’s Association – Sugar Land (281) 313-2500

Compassionate Care Hospice (713) 667-3247 The Compassionate Friends (a self-help support group) (877) 969-0010 Chapelwood United Methodist Grief Support (713) 465-3467 Compassion and Choices (End-Of-Life support) (800) 247-7421 Grace Presbyterian Grief Support (713) 781-7615 Hospice Care Team (Brazoria & Galveston Co.) (409) 938-0070 Life After Loss (American Cancer Society) (713) 266-2877 Lifeline – Support/Social Support Group for widows/widowers (281) 497-2663 L.I.F.T. – Social Support Group for widows/ widowers – Dignity Memorial (713) 862-9622 Memorial Drive Presbyterian Grief Support (713) 782-1710 Memorial Drive United Methodist Grief Support (713) 468-8356 Regency Hospice (281) 316-7777 St. Cecilia Grief Support (713) 465-3414 Samaritan Ministry (also has a support group for caregivers of the sick) (281) 589-8936 San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, Garth Campus (281) 420-8811 Silverado Hospice (888) 328-6640 Additional adult bereavement resources can be found at: www.compassionandchoices.org www.griefnet.org www.groww.org www.widownet.org

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Who is Eligible for Medicare Hospice Benefits? Hospice care is covered under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance). You are eligible for Medicare hospice benefits when you meet all of the following conditions: • You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and • Your doctor and the hospice medical director certify that you are terminally ill and probably have less than six months to live, and • You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for your terminal illness,* and • You receive care from a Medicare-approved hospice program. Please note: Medicare will still pay for covered benefits for any health problems that aren’t related to your terminal illness. What Does Medicare Cover? Medicare covers these hospice services and pays nearly all of their costs: • Doctor services • Nursing care • Medical equipment (like wheelchairs or walkers) • Medical supplies (like bandages and catheters) • Drugs for symptom control and pain relief • Short-term care in the hospital, including respite and inpatient for pain and symptom management • Home health aide and homemaker services • Physical and occupational therapy • Speech therapy • Social work services • Dietary counseling • Grief support to help you and your family Please note: You will only have to pay part of the cost for outpatient drugs and inpatient respite care. Respite Care and Medicare? Respite care is care given to a hospice patient by another caregiver so that the usual caregiver can rest. As a hospice patient, you may have one person who takes care of you every day, like a family member. Sometimes your caregiver needs someone to take care of you for a short time while they do other things that need to be done. During a period of respite care, you will be cared for in a Medicare-approved facility, such as a hospice residential facility, hospital, or nursing home. The Medicare Hospice Benefit Does Not Cover the Following: Treatment intended to cure your terminal illness – As a hospice patient, you will receive comfort care to help manage symptoms related to your illness. Comfort care includes medications for symptom control and pain relief, physical care, counseling, and other hospice services. Medications not directly related to your hospice diagnosis are not covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. 100

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Hospice team members will consult with the hospice physician and will inform you and your family which drugs and/or medications are covered and which ones are not covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The Hospice uses medicine, equipment, and supplies to make you as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Under the hospice benefit, Medicare won’t pay for treatment to cure your illness. You should talk with your doctor if you are thinking about potential treatment to cure your illness. As a hospice patient, you always have the right to stop getting hospice care and receive the “traditional” Medicare coverage you had before electing hospice. Care from another provider that is the same care that you are getting from your hospice – All care that you receive for your illness must be given by your hospice team. You can’t get the same type of care from a different provider unless you change your hospice provider.

How Do I Begin Receiving Hospice? Anyone can inquire about hospice services. You or your loved one may call a local hospice and request services. The hospice staff will then contact your physician to determine if a referral to hospice is appropriate. Another way to inquire about hospice is to talk with your physician, and he or she can make a referral to hospice. Hospice can begin as soon as a ‘referral’ is made by the person’s doctor. Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice Program Hospice care is a philosophy of care that accepts dying as a natural part of life. When death is inevitable, hospice seeks neither to hasten nor postpone it. Below is a list of questions you should consider when looking for a hospice program. • What services are provided? • What kind of support is available to the family/caregiver? • What roles do the attending physician and hospice play? • What does the hospice volunteer do? • How does hospice work to keep the patient comfortable? • How are services provided after hours? • How and where does hospice provide short-term inpatient care? • Can hospice be brought into a nursing home or long-term care facility? For information and referral, or to locate a Medicareapproved hospice in your area, call: Hospice Link: 1-800-331-1620 National Hospice and Palliative Care Helpline: 1-800-658-8898 or www.nhpco.org Medicare Helpline: 1-800-633-4227 • 1-877-486-2048 TTY Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization: 1-800-580-9270 Caring Connections – a great website explaining Hospice: www.caringinfo.org Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Nursing Home Room and Board – Room and board aren’t covered by Medicare. You may receive hospice services wherever you live, even in a nursing home, however, the Medicare Hospice Benefit does not pay for nursing home room and board.


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ANGLETON IPH Hospice Care 135 E Hospital Dr (979) 848-8151 n

New Century Hospice of Piney Woods 11133 I-45 South Ste 170 (832) 252-9403

East Harris County Hospice Services LLC 1313 Holland Ave Ste 2 (713) 450-4500 n

BAYTOWN Faith Community Hospice 4721 Garth Rd Ste H (281) 422-0414 n

Odyssey Healthcare of Conroe 233 I-45 N (936) 539-1400 n

Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care 9702 Bissonnet St Ste 2200W (713) 219-6490 n

Harbor Hospice House 1113 W Baker Rd Ste B (281) 427-3800

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care 18550 I-45 South (713) 663-4900

Excellent Homecare Provider Services 6776 SW Freeway Ste 205 (713) 780-8738

HOUSTON Advanced Care Hospice 17300 Saturn Ln Ste III (281) 204-8944

Faith Hospice 9896 Bissonnet St (713) 271-5566

Hospice Compassus 1610 James Bowie (281) 837-9200 n

BELLAIRE A-Care Home Health Services 5909 West Loop S Ste 570 Amed Community Hospice (713) 665-3338 3535 Briarpark Dr (713) 975-0690 Houston Solari Hospice Care 6800 W Loop South Ste 250 American Hospice (713) 664-7120 n 11200 Richmond Ave Ste 110 (713) 946-6937 n CLEARLAKE Vitas Healthcare of Texas American Hospice 18333 Egret Bay Blvd Ste 550 3222 Burke Rd Ste 109B (281) 335-3401 ns (713) 946-9006 n CONROE American Hospice 3307 W Davis St Ste 100 (936) 494-0626 Aseracare Hospice 19221 1-45 S Ste 190 (281) 298-0961 n Lighthouse Hospice of Conroe 200 Riverpointe Dr Ste 300 (888) 290-7727 n Odyssey Healthcare of Conroe 100 I-45 N Ste 300 (936) 788-7707 n

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Aseracare Hospice 1235 N Loop Ste 215 (713) 864-2626 n

Grace Hospice of Texas 340 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Ste 101 (281) 442-8200 ns Group Care Hospice 12121 Richmond Ave Ste 416 (281) 493-9744 n Gulf Coast Hospice of Houston 9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 333 (713) 772-2700 n

Heart to Heart Hospice of Houston Asperion Hospice of Houston 12929 Gulf Freeway Ste 300 1770 St James PI Ste 330 (713) 984-2100 (713) 850-8853 ns Heart to Heart Hospice Christus VNA Hospice & of Houston Palliative Care 400 N Sam Houston Pkwy 601 Sawyer Ste 750 Ste 310 (713) 630-5555 n (713) 984-2370 Compassionate Care Hospice of Houston 2020 N Loop W Ste 140 (713) 667-3247 ns

Hospice & Palliative Care of Texas 7211 Regency Sq Blvd (713) 975-6200

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Hospice Compassus 11221 Richmond Ave (281) 493-1655

VistaCare Family Hospice 701 N Post Oak Rd Ste 101 (713) 290-1746 ns

Houston Hospice 5206 FM 1960 W Ste 104 (281) 587-2218

SUGAR LAND New Century Hospice 3531 Town Center Blvd S (281) 277-1131 New Century Hospice 13515 Southwest Freeway Ste 209 (281) 277-1151

Vitas Healthcare of Texas 4848 Loop Central Dr Ste 650 (713) 663-7777 n New Century Hospice One Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Houston Hospice Vitas Healthcare of Texas Ste 330 1905 Holcombe Blvd 3845 FM 1960 Ste 390 (281) 277-1151 (713) 467-7423 ns (281) 895-6351 Promed Home Houston Hospice & KATY Health Services Palliative Care Resolutions Hospice 13313 Southwest Freeway 1880 Dairy Ashford Ste 330 21720 Kingsland Blvd Ste 304 (281) 437-8900 (713) 468-2441 n (281) 579-5690 TEXAS CITY Inter Active Hospice Services KINGWOOD Amed Community Hospice 10530 Rockley Rd Ste 100-A Health Solutions Hospice 8901 Emmett F Lowry Expwy (281) 892-2000 n 2807 Kings Crossing Blvd Ste B Ste 215C (409) 935-0169 n Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solutions Hospice Care (281) 361-0715 8989 Westheimer Ste 200 Hospice Care Team (713) 821-3000 n LAKE JACKSON 1708 Amburn Rd Ste C Helping Hands & (800) 545-8738 n Memorial Hermann Hospice Hearts Hospice 16538 Air Center Blvd #200 412 Plantation Dr TOMBALL (281) 784-7520 (979) 297-3775 n Lighthouse Hospice 14011 Park Dr Ste 201 Odyssey Healthcare Hospice Care Team (281) 290-7727 n of Houston 107 W. Way St Ste 29 2636 S. Loop W Ste 210 (979) 297-6043 Sunset Hospice (713) 592-5600 n 1420 Rudel LEAGUE CITY (281) 290-7600 Peaceful Tranquility Hospice Compassus 1610 Blodgett 1100 Gulf Frwy Ste 122 (713) 668-9595 (281) 316-7777 n Resolutions Hospice 8305 Knight Rd (832) 588-6083 ns

ORANGE Southeast Texas Hospice 912 W Cherry (409) 886-0622 n

Samaritan Care Hospice 1770 St. James Place Ste 330 PASADENA (713) 850-8853 ns Amed Community Hospice 4008 Vista Silverado Hospice (713) 947-6200 n 13810 Champions Forest Ste 150 RICHMOND (888) 328-6640 ns Kristel Healthcare Services 301 S 9th St Skyline Medical Services (281) 633-2800 12623 Laleu Ln (832) 276-0291 Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Events & Dates Interfaith’s Senior Services 2011 Events and Volunteer Opportunities Interfaith of The Woodlands offers many ways for individuals and families to be involved and volunteer their time to help others. To inquire about ongoing volunteer opportunities (V), please contact Andrea at 832.615.8221 or aberkley@woodlandsinterfaith.org. To participate in any events (E) below, please contact Interfaith’s Senior Services at 281.367.1230.

March 5 April 9

Senior Grocery Delivery (E) (V) Serving Our Seniors “SOS” Day of Service (E) (V) Interfaith and Interfaith Carepartners® Caregiver Conference (V)

September 12

Financial Peace University class @ TWUMC (Interfaith Sponsors) (E)

September 24

Senior Community Games @ McCullough Jr. High (E) (V)

October 15

“SOS” Day of Service (E) (V)

October 24

Holiday Enrollment Begins for Seniors (E)

December 3 December 10 December 12-16

Food Bagging Day (V) Wrap A Thon (V) Senior Gift Delivery & Holiday Parties (V)

Grocery Delivery (Tanglebrush Villa, Harvestwood, Tamarac Pines, and Copperwood) (E) (V): February 16, March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 14, October 19, November 16, December 14

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Lou Gehrig’s Disease affects more than 36,000 Americans. Help ‘Strike out ALS.’ The ALS Association, Greater Houston Chapter supports patients, families, and caregivers in 32 counties in SE Texas:

Services Include: • • • • • •

ALS Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine The Care Connection Support Group Equipment Loan Program Respite Care Program Education Programs Patient Care Management

713-942-2572

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SRG LISTINGS Adult Day Care Centers Greater Houston Area s Individuals with Alzheimers/Memory Disorders currently accepted 6 Individuals with Alzheimers/Dementia accepted in early stages only n Only Individuals with HIV currently accepted All listed facilities provide transportation and serve breakfast and lunch.

Cleveland Liberty Dayton Community Day Center Activity #2 6 802 Hanson Road Cleveland, TX 77327 (936) 334-8888 Wakefield Adult Day Care Center s 314 S. San Jacinto Cleveland, TX 77327 (281) 659-4872

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Houston A and M Senior Village Inc 6 3917 Anderson Rd Houston, TX 77053 (713) 433-7317 Adult Town Daycare 4450 S. Wayside Dr Houston, TX 77087

(713) 645-2300

All About Seniors Adult Day Care 4800 W 34th St Ste C-54 Houston, TX 77092 (713) 812-8998 Amazing Place 6 2714 Joanel Houston, TX 77027

(713) 552-0420

Bering Care Center Adult Day Care n 1429 Hawthorne Houston, TX 77006 (713) 520-7070 Caring Place Adult Day Care Center 6 6717 Stuebner Airline Ste 213 Houston, TX 77091 (713) 692-6061

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Corporate Senior (Chinese seniors only) 9630 Clairwood Houston, TX 77036 (713) 777-5123 Daybreak Adult Day Care Center s 9000 SW Freeway, #400 Houston, TX 77074 (713) 270-0764 Elite Medserve Inc s 8405 Almeda Genoa Houston, TX 77075

(713) 987-9000

Garden Oaks Adult Activity Center 6 905 W 34th Street Houston, TX 77018 (713) 868-1515 Johnson & Johnson Activities Inc. s 4400 Town Plaza Suite 100 Houston, TX 77045 (713) 723-2090 Liberty Island Adult Day Care Center 9009 Boone Road Houston, TX 77099 (281) 530-0000 Love & Joy Rehab Adult Center s 11626 Cullen Ste B Houston, TX 77047 (713) 733-6900 Nixon Adult Day Center s 3719 Lynnfield Houston, TX 77016 (713) 633-4700 Northline Adult Day Care Center s 3910 North Freeway Bldg L Houston, TX 77022 (713) 699-1580

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Houston Continued Odyssey TLC Adult Day Ctr s 744 FM 1960 W, Ste B Houston, TX 77090 (281) 370-2200

Kingwood Sarah Care s 23972 Highway 59 North Kingwood, TX 77339 (281) 361-7000

Old Yale Adult Day Center 6 4414 Old Yale Houston, TX 77018 (713) 695-6100

Liberty Liberty Dayton Community Day Activity 6 1801 Grand Avenue Liberty, TX 77575 (936) 334-8888

Secure Day Activity and Health Care Facility s 3008 Blodgett Houston, TX 77004 (713) 807-1999 Sheltering Arms Day Care Center s 3838 Aberdeen Way Houston, TX 77025 (713) 667-2840 South Texas Adult Day Activity Center s 6011 Telephone Road Houston, TX 77087 (713) 645-4900 Sunnyside Adult Day Care 8423 Almeda Rd Houston, TX 77054 (713) 748-7370 Sunshine Community Center Chinese/ 6501 Westline Dr. Vietnamese Houston, TX 77036 (713) 988-2843 The Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation 3550 W. Dallas Houston, TX 77019 (713) 525-8306 The Lighthouse for the Blind of Houston 3602 West Dallas Houston, TX 77019 (713) 527-9561

Rosenberg Caring People, LTD 6 914 Frost Street Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281) 344-9911 Spring Odyssey TLC Adult Day Ctr s 18303 Strack Drive Spring, TX 77379 (281) 370-2200 Stafford Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heaven, LLC s 1250 Texas Parkway, Ste H Stafford, TX 77477 (281) 403-5200 The Caring Circle Adult Daycare at Sugar Creek Plaza s 869 Dulles Ave. Suite #D Stafford, TX 77477 (832) 741-1828 Texas City Galveston County Day Care Center 6 2120 Texas Avenue Texas City, TX 77590 (409) 945-4414 Tomball The Heritage at Tomball Adult Day Care s 1221 Graham Dr Tomball, TX 77375 (281) 401-5400

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Pinnacle Adult Center Inc s 3321 Dixie Drive Houston, TX 77021 (713) 440-0913


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SRG LISTINGS Senior Centers Greater Houston Area n Meals Provided (Lunch only)

s Activities not offered every day Dickinson Dickinson Senior Center 2714 Hwy. 3 (281) 534-4091 n

Angleton Classic Care Adult Daycare 509 N Downing, Suite B (979) 549-0830

Fresno Mustang Community Center 4521 FM 521 Road (281) 431-0776 n

Bacliff Bacliff Community Center 4503 11th Street (281) 316-8822 n

Friendswood Friendswood Senior Center 416 Morningside (281) 482-8441 n

Baytown Baytown Senior Citizens Center 4102 Main Street (281) 420-5735 n

Galveston Galveston County Senior Citizens Program 2201 Avenue L. (409) 770-6263 n

JD Walker Community Centers 7613 Wade Road (281) 426-3551 n

Libbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place 2803 53rd Street (409) 741-2538 n

Senior Citizens Nutrition Center 3900 N Main (281) 427-2145 n

Groves Groves Senior Citizens 5649 W. Washington (409) 963-1036 n

Bellaire Senior Adult Services 7008 S. Rice Avenue (713) 662-8290 Bridge City Bridge City Senior Center 101 Park Side Drive (409) 735-7773 Channelview Precinct 2 Community Center 16003 Lorenzo Street (281) 457-1810 Clear Lake Clear Lake City Community Association 16511 Diana Lane (281) 488-0360 n Conroe Friendship Recreation Center 1202 Callahan Avenue (936) 756-5828 n s Deer Park EM Maxwell Adult Center 1201 Center Street (281) 478-7276 n

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Alvin Alvin Senior Center 309 W. Sealy (281) 585-4677 n

Houston Acres Home Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery Road (713) 694-4165 n Barbara Jordan 6400 Winfield Road (713) 440-1587 Bay Area Senior Center 1300 Bay Area Boulevard (281) 282-6073 n Beall Village 4463 N. McGregor (713) 747-6684 n Corporate Senior Center 9630 Clarewood Drive (713) 777-5123 n Denver Harbor Senior Center 6402 Market (713) 672-6395 n Deussen Senior Center 12303 Sonnier Street (281) 454-4108 s

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SRG LISTINGS Senior Centers Greater Houston Area Houston â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Continued Doss Community Center 2500 Frick Road (281) 448-8808 Golden Age Hobby House 2805 Winbern (713) 526-2641 Finnigan Center 4900 Providence Street (713) 678-7385 Hardy Senior Center 11901 W. Hardy (281) 260-6772 Hertitage Hall Senior Citizens Center 1025 Oates Road (713) 675-4487 n Hobbe House Senior Program 2020 Winbern Street (713) 526-2641 n

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Independence Heights Community Center 603 E. 35th Street (713) 867-0373 Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston 3217 Montrose Boulevard (713) 520-4640 n James Driver Community Center 10918 1/2 Bently (281) 442-7950 Jewish Community Center 5601 South Braeswood Boulevard (713) 729-3200 n Julia Hester House 2020 Solo (713) 672-6436 n JW Peavy Senior Center 3814 Market (713) 238-2237 n Leon Grayson Community Center 13828 Corpus Christi (713) 455-3660 n Lincoln Senior Center 979 Grenshaw Street (281) 445-1617

May Community Center 2100 Wolf Road (281) 324-3373 n Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center 6225 Northdale Street (713) 641-6321 n Neighborhood Inc.West End Senior Center 170 Heights Boulevard (713) 803-1067 n North Central Senior Program 9718 Clark Road (713) 695-3167 n Pilgram Community Center 3118 Blodgett Street (713) 524-0709 n Riley Chambers Community Center 808 1/2 Magnolia (281) 328-4713 n Ripley House Senior Center 4410 Navigation (713) 315-6400 Senior Citizens Center 2500 Campbell Street (713) 228-7543 n Sunnyside Community Center 3502 Belfort (713) 734-5061 Sunnyside Multi-purpose Center 4605 Wilmington Street Ste. 138 (713) 738-0988 n Tom Bass Community Center 15108 Cullen Boulevard (713) 733-3717 n Tracy Gee Community Center 3599 Westcenter Drive (713) 266-8193 Tri-Community Senior Center 9525 Clinton (713) 671-9317 n Wesley Community Center 1410 Lee (713) 223-8131 n

Magnolia 7037 Capitol (713) 928-9590 n

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Humble Borderville YWCA Senior Center 19301 Hightower Lane (281) 319-4909 n

Pasadena Harris County Community Center 7340 Spencer Highway (281) 479-4232 s

Humble Area Activity Center 1401 S. Houston Avenue (281) 540-7442 n

Madison Jobe Senior Center 1700 E. Thomas Street (713) 477-0175

Katy Woodlands Park Recreation Center 443 Danover (281) 391-4414 n

The Salvation Army 2732 Cherrybrook Lane (713) 378-0020 n

La Marque Johnson Community Center 4102 FM 519 (409) 934-8148 n La Porte Senior Service Center 1322 S. Broadway (281) 470-9897 n Liberty Senior Citizens Center 2000 Panther Lane (936) 336-7265 n Lumberton Lumberton Senior Citizens Center 140 E. Chance Road (409) 755-2230 n Magnolia Magnolia Community Building/Friendship Ctr 31355 Industrial Park Lane (281) 252-3852 n s Montgomery Friendship Center 102 Liberty St., @FM 149 (936) 597-6434 n s Nederland Mid County Senior Center 914 Boston Avenue (409) 727-5230 n Needville Needville Senior Center 9018 Church Street (979) 793-6000 n New Caney Friendship Center A.V. Sallas County Park 21679 McClesky Road (281) 354-1223

Port Arthur Port Arthur Senior Citizens Center 1308 9th Avenue (409) 983-8108 n Santa Fe Santa Fe Senior Center 4605 Peck Street (409) 925-3342 n Seabrook Bay Area Community Centers 5002 E. Nasa Parkway (281) 326-2955

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Silsbee Dauphin Senior Center 1104 N. Main Street (409) 385-3253 n Stafford Tri-Cities Senior Center 10435 Greenbough Drive (281) 261-1347 Sugar Land Sugar Land Senior Center 200 Matlage Way (281) 275-2885 The Woodlands The Friendship Center 2235 Lake Robbins Drive (281) 292-6353 Ext.4 n s W. Columbia Columbia Christian Senior Citizen Ctr. 629 E. Bernard Street (979) 345-5955 n Willis The Friendship Center N. Montgomery Cnty. Community Ctr. 600 Gerald Street (936) 756-5828 n s

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DISABLED PARKING PERMITS – To obtain a parking permit: • Harris County 713-368-2153 • Montgomery County 936-539-7896 • Walker County 936-436-4950 • Q&A on Disabled Parking Permits and Permit Applications for download www.dot.state.tx.us (select SERVICES, then select VEHICLE REGISTRATION) DRIVING CLASSES • Memorial Hermann 713-222-2273 • AARP Online Driving Course – designed as a refresher course where you can learn the effects of aging and driving and how to adjust your driving. www.aarp.org • AARP 55 Alive Safe Driving Classes 888-227-7669 www.aarp.org/drive Call the hotline or access the website for the dates and locations of the classes in your area. AAA FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY www.aaafoundation.org • www.SeniorDrivers.org Safety and concentration tips; Information for caregivers on “Giving Up Keys” DRIVERS LICENSING Conroe 2 Hilbig Street, Conroe, TX 77301 Houston 4545 Dacoma, Houston, TX 77092-8613 10503 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070-4407 Houston Vantage Parkway East 15403 Vantage Pkwy E Ste 300, Houston, TX 77032 118

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Houston Tidwell 8825 Tidwell, Houston, TX 77078-3300 Humble 7710 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338-5801 Huntsville 501 IH45 Rt 10, Huntsville 77320 License Renewal and Identification Cards Texas Department of Public Safety

713-633-9872 281-446-3391 936-295-1578 281-517-1200 713-683-0541 www.txdps.state.tx.us

DRIVING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Auto Safety Hotline 888-327-4236 www.nhtsa.dot.gov This Hotline takes complaints and provides callers with information on automobile safety recalls, crash test results, fuel economy ratings, and other consumer information related to operating and maintaining a vehicle.

Declining Driving Skills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; How to Limit or Stop Unsafe Drivers AARP 888-227-7669 www.aarp.org/drive DriveWell Program An educational seminar developed by American Society on Aging and the Safety Administration to promote older driver safety and mobility in the local community. 713-858-0552 Emergency Motorist Roadside Assistance Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) Free assistance to motorists stranded on major freeways inside Houston city limits due to overheating, flat tires, or dry gas tanks. 713-225-5627 Patron Emergency Assistance Team (PEAT) Free assistance to motorists stranded due to overheating/flat tires/dry gas tanks on the Houston area toll ways. 713-222-7328 Safe Clear Program Dispatches a registered wrecker to assist stranded motorists on major freeways within Houston city limits; changing flat tire or towing to nearest gas station within five miles is free. 713-884-3131 Air Check Texas Repair and Replacement Assistance Program provides financial assistance for lowincome vehicle owners whose vehicles have failed the emission test. Houston/Galveston Area Council 832-681-2527 www.hgac.com/HGAC/Programs Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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SRG LISTINGS Information You Can Use Animal Rescue/Pet Adoption Abandoned Animal Rescue – Tomball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 290-0121 http://aarescue.com American Brittany Rescue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) BRIT911 www.americanbrittanyrescue.com Houston Area Dog and Cat Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 441-5503 www.petfinder.com Humane Society of Montgomery County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-3914 http://hsmc-conroe.petfinder.org South Texas Animal Adoption Resource. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 392-0927 www.staarnet.org Special Pals (Pet Adoption). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 579-PETS www.specialpalsshelter.org

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Case Management – Nonprofit/Government Agencies Case managers assist senior adults. After an assessment is done, the areas of concern are fully identified. The case manager then helps arrange for services and finds resources. Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Texas Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 314-1343 Asia American Family Services (mental health) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 339-3688 Catholic Charities of Diocese of Galveston-Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4611 www.catholiccharities.org Family Services of Greater Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 861-4849 Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much More. . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 (Includes Waller County) Fort Bend Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 Houston/Galveston Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 Harris County Social Services Senior Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4900 Jewish Family Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 667-9336 Lighthouse of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 527-9561 (for the blind and visually impaired) Montrose Counseling Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0037 Gay & Lesbian – limited grant funding available The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org Dental Services Low-Cost or Sliding-Scale Dental Care Bering Dental Clinic (HIV positive only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 524-7933 Dental Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-3260 El Centro — Eastwood Clinic (per capita income: $9,634). . . . . . . . . (713) 926-6229

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Disabilities Information and Referral for Those with Disabilities Advocacy, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 974-7691 Provides advocacy and legal services for the disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 880-0821 Brazoria County Center for Independent Living V/TTY. . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-7060 Fort Bend County Center for Independent Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 980-2219 Harris County Area Agency on Aging – Benefits Counselors (713) 794-9001 (800) 213-8471 Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Provides services for the disabled including employment, case management, transportation, financial assistance, and referral assistance. Houston Center for Independent Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 974-4621 TTY (713) 974-2703 Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Citizens’ Assistance Office. . (713) 837-9061 Pedestrian Accessibility Review (PAR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 837-9061 Provides sidewalks, curb cuts, and traffic signal installation for disabled persons without a safe path of travel. The Boulevard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (619) 222-8735 www.blvd.com Online resource directory of products and services for the physically challenged Disability-Adapted Vehicle Modification Resources Disabled Parking Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 368-2153 www.dot.state.tx.us Permanent disabled person placards are valid for four years and temporarily disabled person placards are valid for no more than six months. Applications may be obtained from the Internet. Freedom Wheels, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 864-1460 Great American Scooter Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 445-0956

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Good Neighbor Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-3260 Greater Houston Dental Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 961-4337 Refers seniors to dentists who offer patients 65+ discounted services. Harris County Hospital District Dental Appointment Center. . . . . . . (713) 526-4243 (Gold Card only) Harris County Hospital District Dental Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 757-0572 (Current clients) Lyndon B. Johnson Oral Surgery Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-5080 Pasadena Community Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 554-0510 San Jose Clinic (must be screened for eligibility). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-9411 Second Mile (Fort Bend County). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-9199 Free dental care, including dentures, by appointment (must qualify) UT Dental Branch Emergency Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-4446 Arrive by 7:15 a.m.; closed Thurs., $60 cash UT Dental Branch Medically Complex Patient Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-4296 Clients who are handicapped, geriatric, or chronically ill UT Dental School Patient Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-4000 www.db.uth.tmc.edu • discounted services – 1/3 cost


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Disabilities – Continued Handicaps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 782-4335 National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 833-0427 Housing for the Disabled Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Citizens’ Assistance Office. . (713) 837-9061 National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 421-1221 Can provide a list of member apartment complexes www.accessibleapartments.org National Apartment Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 518-6141 Serves the rental housing needs of the public • www.naahq.org/naac The Salvation Army William Booth Garden Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . (713) 692-4186 For elderly, disabled and handicapped persons. Residents live independently, but benefit from lower rents. MUST be 62 or older. www.SalvationArmyHouston.org U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 718-3199 www.hud.gov/apps/section8 List of subsidized apartments in greater Houston area In-Home Services, Medication, Medical Equipment, and Supplies Project Mend, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 903-6363 Provides durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, hospital beds, and bedside commodes. Eligible individuals may then borrow this equipment for as long as necessary at no charge. • www.projectmend.org Texas DADS In-Home and Family Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-8053 Assistance with the cost of medication, medical supplies, durable medical equipment, home modifications, METROLift tickets for doctor’s visits, and attendant Donations Blood Blood Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 790-1200 Computers and Equipment Techs & Trainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 839-7177 www.techsandtrainers.org • refurbish computers for seniors/disabled Eyeglasses The Lions Eye Bank of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 798-5545 Food Community Family Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 923-2316 Houston Food Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-3700 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 Target Hunger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 226-4953 Hearing Aids Hear Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 648-4327 Hear-Say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 665-8987 Office hours are by appointment only Medical Equipment Project Mend, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 903-6363 www.projectmend.org • Accepts and reconditions donations of medical equipment

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Elder Abuse If you suspect Elder Abuse, contact your local County Attorney’s Office. Texas Adult Protection Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-5400 Report Elder Abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.dfps.state.tx.us/Adult_Protection RCC (Resource Crisis Center). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 763-1441 Financial Exploitation - To receive help because of financial abuse Family and Protective Services Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-5400 www.txabusehotline.org Texas Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division. . . . . . . . . (713) 223-5886 At times, consumer advocates can help seniors (800) 621-0508 resolve local, financial exploitation problems • www.oag.state.tx.us 11 News Defenders: (fax only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 284-1093 e-mail: 11consumers@KHOU.com Nursing Home Abuse Abuse.com – nursing home reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.abuse.com Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-9931 (800) 296-2606 Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 719-4757 www.tanhr.org Texas DADS—Consumer Rights and Services Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8016 The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828

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Organ/Tissue/Brain Lifegift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 523-4438 (800) 633-6562 Living Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 961-9431 Organ donor registry (800) 528-2971 Resale Shops—Clothing, Furniture, Household Items Bear Creek Thrift Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-0014 www.impactforlifecampus.org Charity Guild Resale Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0995 Ft Bend Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 Goodwill Industries of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 692-6221 Habitat for Humanity’s Restores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 643-1100 Building supplies, appliances Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-6970 Locks of Love – creates wigs from donated hair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 896-1588 Memorial Assistance Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 468-4516 www.maministries.org Northwest Assistance Ministries — Second Chance Resale Store. . . (281) 880-9000 Penny Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-5004 Second Blessing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 780-2727 www.whamministries.org Second Mile (Fort Bend County). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-9199 St. Vincent De Paul Society (to arrange for donations) . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 664-6350 The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828


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Emergency Assistance Emergency & Disaster Services American Red Cross Disaster Service – Houston Chapter. . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 Conroe Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-2212 www.redcross.org/services/disaster Baytown Resource/Assistance Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 424-5752 Catholic Charities — Guadalupe Center, City of Houston. . . . . . . . . . (713) 227-9981 City of Houston Customer Response Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 6:00 a. m. – midnight East Harris County Salvation Army. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 378-0020 Limited basic emergency services including emergency food, clothing, one-time basic emergency assistance for non-narcotic medications, rent and utility assistance. Emergency Aid Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-3663 Clothing, food, and rent assistance • www.eachouston.org First Baptist Church Benevolent Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 957-5863 Ft. Bend Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Provides emergency food, clothing, prescription vouchers, emergency rental assistance. www.gccsa.org Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 www.ss.hctx.net Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 www.woodlandsinterfaith.org Matthew 25 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 747-7101 Inside 610 Loop only Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 www.mcea-tx.org Salvation Army – Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-0677 Salvation Army – Alvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 585-4516 Limited basic emergency services including one-time prescription assistance for non-narcotic medication under $50. Rent and utility assistance. South Houston Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 947-7700 St. Vincent De Paul Society (most zip codes). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 741-8234 Texas Department of Transportation Highway Department. . . . . . . (713) 802-5000 Texas/United Way Helpline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1-1 Wesley Community Center (City of Houston). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-8131 www.wesleyhousehouston.org Emergency Financial Assistance Baytown Resource/Assistance Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 424-5752 www.baytown.org Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4611 Houston First Baptist Church Benevolent Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 957-5863 Appointments: Mon–Thurs, 8–11AM Ft. Bend Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230

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Hearing/Deaf Services Adaptive Aids and Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alley Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-8421 Career and Recovery Resources, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 754-7000 TTY (713) 754-7047 Communication Axess Ability Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 807-1176 Hearing Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-8916 V/TTY (281) 855-8917 Houston Grand Opera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 546-0200 Request the Infrared Listening System Houston Public Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 393-1313 www.hpl.lib.tx.us TDD (832) 393-1539 The Access Center offers full library services to the hearing-impaired. Through the use of adaptive technology, patrons access the library’s catalogue, databases, and the Internet. The eBook Center allows customers to download electronic books, including bestsellers and research information. You must apply for a Power Card to access this service. International Hearing Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-5247 Nightingale Adult Day Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 981-1543 Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 407-3250 TTY (512) 407-3251 “Open-Captioned” Video Lending Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 237-6213 www.cfv.org TTY (800) 237-6819 The National Association of the Deaf Captioned Media Program has a free video lending program for registered Level 2 members (“open-captioned” video delivered to your home). Sign Shares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 869-4373 www.signshares.com Specialized Telecommunications “STAP” Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V/TTY (713) 807-1176 Eligible Texans may receive a voucher that can be exchanged for specialized telephone equipment at no charge Texas Hearing and Service Dogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 839-3647 Wortham Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 237-1439 Free, Low-cost, or Sliding Scale Hearing Exams and Hearing Aids Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 948-7960 (Division for Blind Services) www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/index.shtml Harris County Hospital District Appointment Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4243 Hear Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 648-4327 Hear-Say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 665-8987 University of Houston Speech and Hearing Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 743-2898 Medicaid Hearing Exams (Texas HHSC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8263 Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Matthew 25 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 747-7101 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 Salvation Army (Harris County). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-0686 St. Vincent De Paul Society (most zip codes). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 741-8234 Wesley Community Center (City of Houston) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-8131


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Hearing/Deaf Services – Continued Organizations Better Hearing Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 327-9355 Provides free info on hearing professionals, hearing aids, and assistive technology Hearing Aid Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-5247 International Hearing Society Hearing Loss Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hearingloss.org Houston Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Senior Citizen Program. . . . . . . (713) 981-1543 Relay Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 735-2989 www.puc.state.tx.us/relay/relay/calltypes.cfm or 711 Telephone-interpreting service for hearing or speech impaired Talking Book Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-9605 www.texastalkingbooks.org Texas Hearing & Service Dogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 839-3647 www.servicedogs.org • Provides dogs for physically disabled or deaf Specialized References for the Hard-of-Hearing American Academy of Audiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.audiology.org American Speech-Language-Hearing Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.asha.org Association of Late-Deafened Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alda.org Better Hearing Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 327-9355 Booklets on hearing loss issues • www.betterhearing.org Internal Revenue Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY (800) 829-4059 International Hearing Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-5247 Technology for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 726-0851 www.adcohearing.com Support Groups Houston Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Senior Citizen Program. . . . . . . (713) 981-1543 Home Repairs - Low Income Organizations: General Assistance Brazoria County Community Action Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-2928 City of Houston Emergency Repair Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-8400 Eldercare Locator (Magnolia). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 677-1116 Faith in Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 692-8730 Fort Bend Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 313-2677 www.fbcorps.org Harris County Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 578-2000 Septic systems/water wells Harris County Public Health Lead Paint Control Program. . . . . . . . . (713) 439-6369 Housing Resource Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 578-2055 www.hrc.hctx.net Houston Galveston Area Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 Humble Area Assistance Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 446-3663 haamdee@hotmail.com ext. 240 Interfaith Care Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 682-5995

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Housing Assistance Aid to Families (Harris County only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-0667 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Community Development Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 864-1710 Low Income Housing Associated Catholic Charities – Galveston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 762-2062 www.catholiccharities.org • Rent Assistance Baytown Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 427-6686 Section 8 Voucher Program Brazoria County Community Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-2928 Low Income Housing Brazoria County Housing Agency and Welfare Department . . . . . . (281) 756-1427 Low-income housing placement, rental assistance and help with utility bills for Brazoria county residents. Brazoria County Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 864-1427 Low Income Housing Fort Bend Social Services (Fort Bend only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Ft. Bend Coalition for Independent Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 980-2219 www.coalitionforbarrierfreeliving.com Info & referral, peer support, care coordination, advocacy, and training Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Interfaith Senior Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Program for Human Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 886-0125 Rebuilding Together – Houston Volunteer Home Repair Program (exterior only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 659-2511 Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers (Southwest only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 West University Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 662-5895 (W. University residents only) Roofs City of Houston Emergency Repair Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-8400 Fort Bend Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 313-2677 www.fbcorps.org Safety Modifications for Independent Living Simple modification to your bathroom, kitchen, or other home areas, such as grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps, fire extinguishers and smoke alarms can reduce home accidents. Gulf Coast Community Services Safety and Security Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Inspects homes for safety and security hazards, installs wheelchair ramps, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Replaces entry doors and broken windows. Fort Bend Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 313-2677 www.fbcorps.org In-Home and Family Support Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-8053 Weatherization Brazos Valley Community Action Agency (BVCAA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 846-1100 Sheltering Arms Weatherization Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 956-1888 Energy efficiency measures include caulking, weather stripping, insulation and assessment of appliances.


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Housing Assistance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Continued Ft. Bend County Community Development Block Grants. . . . . . . . . . (281) 341-4410 Deferred loans for housing rehab/repair Galveston Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 765-1900 Section 8 Voucher Program Gulf Coast Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Foreclosure counseling; Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Harris County Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 578-2100 Section 8 Voucher Program Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Housing Authority of City of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 260-0600 Section 8 Voucher Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 260-0800 HUD Housing Counseling and Information and Referral Service (HUD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 569-4287 La Marque Aid and Guidance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 938-7852 Rent Assistance Montgomery County Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-4984 Section 8 Voucher Program Pasadena Public Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 475-5544 Salvation Army Social Services (Harris County only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-0686 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Gardens Apartments. . . . . . . . . . (713) 920-1844 Preserve and enhance the dignity and independence of the elderly, to provide them with safe, affordable housing, and to enrich their overall quality of life. Texas City/La Marque Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 945-4011 Section 8 Voucher Program U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 718-3169 www.hud.gov/apps/section8 (HUD) Windsor Village Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 551-8792 Legal Assistance Advanced Directives for Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 880-1300 ext 1341 Advocacy, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 974-7691 No charge for the disabled (800) 880-0821 AIDS Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-0735 ext. 121 HIV positive only Consejos Legales (Houston Bar Association). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 759-1133 Family Law Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 777-3247 Domestic abuse, family law only Fort Bend Lawyers Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 239-0015 Wills for Low-Income Seniors Harris County Area Agency on Aging Benefits Counselors. . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 Counselors provide advice on benefits; for other (800) 213-8471 legal matters, may be referred to a legal service provider. Houston Bar Association Elder Law Committee/Volunteer Lawyers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 759-1133 Wills for Low-Income Seniors

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Meal Assistance Food Pantries To find the nearest Food Pantry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Statewide search for food assistance Alvin Food Pantry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 824-8871 Alvin Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 585-6633 Bear Creek Assistance Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-0014 Brazosport Cares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 239-1225 East Ft. Bend Human Needs Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-1006 Fair Haven United Methodist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 468-3276 Helping Hands – Ft Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 232-4904 Houston Food Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-3700 Love Feast Food Pantry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 633-3714 Montgomery County Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-6686 www.montgomerycountyfoodbank.com St. Thomas Social Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-9458 Meals on Wheels/Vouchers/Meal Programs ActionS, Inc. of Brazoria County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-6132 Bay Area Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 326-3336 Baytown Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 427-2145 Bear Creek Ministries Senior Baskets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-0014 Chambers County Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 267-3559 ext. 3527 City of La Porte Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 470-9897 City of South Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 947-7700 City Wide Club Food Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-2582 Provides vouchers only Colorado County Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 732-5606 Community Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 923-2316 DSHS Food Stamp Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 767-2000

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Houston Volunteer Lawyers Legal Advice Clinics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-0732 Monthly; low-income; Harris Co. only free, bilingual; 8:30 a.m. 4:30, Harris County residents, low-income Legal Hotline for Texans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 622-2520 www.tlsc.org/hotline.html LegalLine – Houston Bar Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 759-1133 Lone Star Legal Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 652-0077 Harris, Montgomery Co.; 9 a.m. – noon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 733-8394 NAACP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) NAACP-98 National Senior Citizens Law Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 289-6976 www.nsclc.org Southeast Texas Legal Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 523-7852 Low-income, HIV only Texas Legal Services Center and Pro Bono Net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 760-2554 www.TexasLawHelp.org University of Houston Clinical Legal Aid Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 743-2094


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Meal Assistance – Continued Edgewater Meals on Wheels (City of Galveston) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 763-6437 Emergency Aid Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-3663 Sack lunch provided – Mon–Fri: 11–1, Sun: 12:15–1pm End Hunger Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 532-3663 Friendship Center/Montgomery Co Meals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 Friendswood Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 482-5070 Ft. Bend County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm Ft. Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much More. . . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 www.fortbendseniors.org • Ft. Bend and Waller Counties Galveston County “Senior Lunch Program”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 770-6251 www.galvestonparks-seniors.org Gano Baptist Mission Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 227-0304 Grayson Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 455-3660 Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 Hester House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 672-2573 Interfaith Caring Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 332-3881 Interfaith Ministries (dining in). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4927 Interfaith Ministries – Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4978 Interfaith Ministries Food for Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4929 Interfaith of The Woodlands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 J D Walker Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 426-3551 Jacinto City – Heritage Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 675-4487 Jewish Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 729-3200 John L. Wood Food Pantry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 272-0001 Joy Fellowship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 921-0197 Lighthouse Christian Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 339-3033 Maxwell Adult Center Deer Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 478-7277 Meals on Wheels Food for Pets Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4922 Missions Training Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 554-8801 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 N. Channel Assistance Min.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 453-8028 N.A.M. Food for Seniors Appointment Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 583-5600 Pearland Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 485-5081 Ramsey/Flukinger Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 457-1810 Riley Chambers/Barrett Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 328-4713 Salvation Army – Pasadena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 378-0020 Senior Health Network (Interfaith Ministries). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4900 www.imgh.org Simplified Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 248-1078 Simplified version of the Food Stamp Program for Texas residents ages 65+

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Medications & Medical Resources Community Programs That Assist With Medications Community Medicaid/STAR+PLUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 772-1213 Harris County Hospital District — Gold Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-6509 HCHD Quentin Mease Geriatric Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 873-3700 In-Home and Family Support Program — Texas DADS . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-8053 MHMHRA of Harris County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 970-7000 Emergency Medication Assistance Fort Bend County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Free Medicine Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (573) 996-3333 www.freemedicinefoundation.com • apply for free prescription medications. Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Social Services Prescription Medicine Aid Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Assists low-income Harris County seniors (60+) and the disabled. Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 Flu Shots Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. . . . . . . . . (713) 439-6000 www.harriscountyhealth.com HCHD Health Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-6856 Kroger Pharmacies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 221-4141 www.kroger.com • See their ad in this publication for a pharmacy location Troubleshooters Mobile Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 873-8687 Medical Assistance (AARP) Pharmacy Services Benefits Check Up RX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-2277 www.benefitscheckup.org Access public and private programs for prescription drug savings. Brazoria County Indigent Healthcare Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 756-1884 Medical and prescription assistance for qualifying persons. Brazosport Memorial Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 285-1430 Prescription Assistance, Mon–Wed-Fri, 9AM–1PM Harris County Hospital Gold Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-6509 Financial Assistance Pardee Cancer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 233-1426 Assistance with Cancer Medications

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Society of St. Vincent De Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 741-8234 South Union Church of Christ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 747-5440 St. Bernadette Christian Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 486-0337 St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 946-0098 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church – Nassau Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 333-2509 Target Hunger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 226-4953 The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 West Columbia Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 345-5955 Wharton County Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 532-6430 YWCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-9922


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Medical Equipment Assistance Brazoria Lions Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 233-1047 Medical equipment to loan • www.bgcbc.com Project Mend, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 903-6363 www.projectmend.org • low-income eligibility Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Glaxo/SmithKline Bridges to Access Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 728-4368 Glaxo/SmithKline Commitment to Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 265-6491 Graceway Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 328-0255 HUMIRA Medicare Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 448-6472 Ligand Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 654-4263 Merck Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 727-5400 www.merck.com Merck/Schering Plough Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 347-7503 National Organization for Rare Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 999-6673 www.rarediseases.org Novartis Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 277-2254 www.pharma.us.novartis.com Pfizer, Inc (Connection to Care). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 707-8990 Pharmion Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 742-7646 Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 830-9049 Purdue Pharma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 726-7535 www.purduepharma.com RapAssist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 472-7268 Roche Laboratories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 285-4484 Patient Assistance Program • www.rocheusa.com Schering-Plough Corp (Commitment to Care Program). . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-7157 Serono Laboratories, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 447-3243 Solvay Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 256-8918 Takeda Pharmaceutical North America, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 830-9159 www.tpna.com Upsher-Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 654-2299 Venofer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 282-7712 Vistakon Patient. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 815-6874 Watson Pharmaceutical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 964-4766 Wyeth Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 568-9938 Web Sites for Medication Information or Services iPing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.iping.com A wakeup & medications reminder service Needy Meds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.needymeds.com Partnership for Prescription Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 477-2669 www.pparx.org Pharmaceutical Medication Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.druginfonet.com Pharmaceutical Medication Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.benefitscheckup.org Rx Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxassist.org Rx Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxhope.com Rx Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxoutreach.com


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Senior Fraud Attorney General of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8011 www.oag.state.tx.us/elder/elder.shtml (713) 223-5886 Senior Protection Programs BBB Education Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 341-6141 www.bbb.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-9500 Silver Sleuths are volunteers over the age of 55 working in conjunction with the Better Business Bureau to combat schemes targeting older adults. Sleuths are trained to monitor and identify fraudulent schemes and scams in their neighborhoods and report them to the Better Business Bureau for review. Medicare Fraud Hotline (Inspector General) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 447-8477 Texas State Securities Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 305-8300 www.ssb.state.tx.us • www.TexasInvestorEd.org (investor education) (888) 663-0009 Provides free and confidential background checks on registered investment advisors and brokers. TSSB is the regulatory and enforcement agency for the investment securities market in Texas. also provides investor education and awareness. Senior Referrals These organizations will assist in helping find services. Actions Inc. of Brazoria County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-6132 Alliance for Multicultural Community Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 776-4700 American Red Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 American Society on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 537-9728 Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4611 Chambers County Senior Citizens Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 267-3559 Chinese Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 271-6100 Coalition for the Homeless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 739-7514 Colorado Valley Transit Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 732-6281 Colorado County Columbus Crime Victim Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 755-5625 Crisis Hotline (Spanish). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8088 Crisis Intervention of Houston (Hotline). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 468-5463 DAYA, Inc (South Asian Community). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 981-7645

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State & National Resources Attorney General of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8011 www.oag.state.tx.us/elder/elder.shtml • Senior Protection Programs Attorney General of Texas – Houston Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-5886 Food & Drug Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 463-6332 www.fda.gov Reports safety warnings and recalls for products regulated by the FDA. Medicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 633-4227 www.medicare.gov (800) 442-2620

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Elder Care Locator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 677-1116 www.eldercare.gov Epilepsy Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 332-1000 Federal Information Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 688-9889 Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much more. . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 Fort Bend and Waller County Galveston County Department of Parks and Senior Services. . . . . . (409) 770-6251 Galveston County Senior Citizens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 770-6251 Galveston County Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 (800) 213-8471 Helping One Another, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 885-4188 Austin County Hospice Helpline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 658-8898 www.nhpco.org Houston Area Women’s Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-2121 Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 www.h-gac.com Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4900 Jewish Family Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 667-9336 Korean Senior Citizens Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 465-6588 Liberty County Project on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 336-7265 Galveston County Lupus Foundation/Texas Gulf Coast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0126 Montgomery Council on Aging — Friendship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 Retired American Persons Senior Citizen Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 643-5877 Texas City St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 355-7701 www.SLEHC.org United Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 Southwest Area Wharton County Jr. College Senior Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 532-6430 Wharton County


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American Contract Bridge League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (901) 332-5586 www.acbl.org American Diabetes Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 977-7706 www.diabetes.org American Lung Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 629-5864 www.texaslung.org American Geriatrics Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 308-1414 www.americangeriatrics.org Arthritis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 283-7800 www.arthritis.org American Heart Association – Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 610-5000 www.americanheart.org Asian American Family Services (mental health) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 339-3688 www.aafstexas.org CanCare (individual cancer support). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 461-0028 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 572-2232 Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 600-1131 www.dbsahouston.org Diabetes Support Group Memorial Hermann Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 932-3000 Diabetes Support Group OakBend Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 341-2805 Epilepsy Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 789-6295 www.efset.org Fibromyalgia Association of Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 664-0180 Foster Grandparents Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 344-4257 Houston Area Parkinson Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 626-7114 www.hapsonline.org Houston Aphasia Recovery Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 832-767-5028 www.harctx.orgHouston Hospice Grief/Bereavement Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 677-7155 InnerWisdom Counseling Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 592-9292 Kidney Failure Support/Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 952-5499 Lifeline – Support/Social Group for Widows and Widowers. . . . . . . (281) 497-2663 Monthly meeting and regular weekend activities L.I.F.T. – Social Support Group for Widows/Widowers – Dignity Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 862-9622 Lupus Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0126 MDA ALS – Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-3941 Memorial Hermann Stroke Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 222-2273 www.memorialhermann.org/locations/katyrehab/ Mended Hearts (heart disease support). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 355-4160 Mental Health Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-5161 www.mhahouston.org MS Lifeline/MS Disease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 447-3243 www.mslifelines.com Multiple Sclerosis Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8967 www.nationalmssociety.org (800) 344-4867


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Support Groups/Organizations – Continued National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – (NAMI) Houston Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 729-1242 National Family Caregiver Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 896-3650 www.nfcacares.org National Federation for the Blind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 659-9314 www.nfb.org National Hispanic Council on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 347-9733 www.nhcoa.org National Organization for Rare Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 999-6673 Neuromuscular Diseases (all types). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-3941 English and Spanish Osteoporosis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 223-9994 Parkinson’s Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 626-7114 www.hapsonline.org Post-Polio Survivors Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 690-0695 Recovery, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 466-3387 emotional coping, self help Samaritan Bereavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 589-8936 www.thesamaritanministry.org San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 420-8671 Ostomy Support Group San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 420-8811 Grief Support Sickle Cell Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 421-8453 Survivors of Suicide – Crisis Intervention Info Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 527-9864 The Mended Hearts, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 355-4160 Support Group for Heart Patients and Families The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org United Cerebral Palsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 838-9050 www.ucphouston.org United Ostomy Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 493-5015 www.uoahouston.org West Houston Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 558-3444 Tax Preparation Assistance AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Counselors Info Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 227-7669 www.aarp.org/taxaide Houston Asset Building Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-1864 Tax preparation for the elderly.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 or (713) 957-4357 www.neighborhood-centers.org • During tax season: (Jan.1 - Apr. 15) The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org

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TRANSPORTATION General Transportation Acute Care EMS, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 272-6842 (800) 649-7149 American Red Cross – Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 www.houstonredcross.org AMR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 746-1129 or (877) 244-4890 www.amr.net • Transport Services; Bed-ridden clients with doctor’s orders Brazos Transit Scheduling Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 272-0039 Curb-to curb service throughout Montgomery County Appts. taken up to 4 pm, previous day & up to 7 days in advance www.btd.org Christian Senior Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 345-5955 West Columbia residents only; transport services; telephone reassurance Colorado and Wharton Counties – WCJC Senior Program. . . . . . . . (800) 561-9252 Ambulatory only ext. 6430 Colorado Valley Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 548-1068 Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Galveston, Waller, and Wharton Counties Connect Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 266-2320 Transport Services: M–W–F – UTMB in Galveston; T – Th – Medical Center in Houston. Call for fare prices. Fort Bend County Public Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 988-2902 Gulf Coast Community. Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4745 Cost: $7.40/income limits: $1,020.84 indiv./ $1,375.00 couple HCCTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 368-7433 Harris County residents, elderly/disabled, wheelchair accessible, Low fee/vouchers;Medical and General Transportation HERO-Helping Elderly Residents Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 932-3996 Medical and General Transportation, Mon–Wed 9–4, Thur 9–12 Interfaith Caring Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 927-8129 Santa Fe and Hitchcock Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Loving Kindness, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 358-6393 Humble, Kingwood, Atascosita; ambulatory only Medtrans America (Fees apply). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 721-0226 Metro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 635-4000 www.ridemetro.org TTY (713) 739-3893 Offers fare discounts on fixed route bus service to seniors, the disabled, and Medicare cardholders. $1.50; over age 70 – free METROLift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 225-0119 provides pre-scheduled, shared ride, curb-to-curb (713) 225-6716 transportation by van or sedan for persons with disabilities. METROLift Subsidy Program – MSP – Yellow Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-0303 (Subsidized Taxi) is for METROLift patrons who need last-minute transportation by taxicab. Precinct2gether, Inc. Voucher Transportation Program (62+ clients/Harris County Precinct 2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 326-6013 Montgomery County – Friendship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 For elderly and disabled ext. 35


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TRANSPORTATION – Continued Senior Wheels (55+ only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 885-4678 Southwest – VICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 Ambulatory/SW only; parking and toll fees charged The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org West University Seniors Services/Recreational Center. . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 662-5895 Seniors and disabled; fee involved, non-residents add 50 cents Medical Transport Acres Homes area – Texas Community Transitional Center. . . . . . . (832) 298-9840 Medical transportation American Red Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 www.houstonredcross.org • Houston medical transportation American Red Cross–Baytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 424-1300 Medical transportation Cancer Patients – American Cancer Society Road to Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 266-2877 Cancer Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 227-1618 Volunteers transport patients to treatment; volunteers needed Fort Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-9480 Medical Transportation Harris County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-1985 www.ss.hctx.net (713) 578-2215 Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The service is only for clients who reside outside of the cities of Houston, Baytown, or Pasadena. To be eligible, you must have a low to moderate income and be a resident of Harris County, and either elderly, or disabled, or an ESRD patient. HERO – Helping Elderly Residents Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 932-3996 Medical and General Transportation League City and Clear Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 282-6039 Medical Transportation Medicaid Recipients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 633-8747 Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, and Brazoria Counties for medical appointments between 6 a.m.-7 p.m., call 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, to schedule pick-up Medicaid Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 633-8747 Transport Services Pasadena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 943-7000 Medical Transportation UTMB Cancer Patients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 945-0820 Transport Services Harris County Commissioners’ Group Transportation Each precinct has its own group policies for transportation use; call Commissioners’ Precinct Senior Adult Programs: Precinct 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 733-3717 Precinct 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 452-6071 Precinct 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 492-3680 Precinct 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 893-3726

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UTILITY ASSISTANCE AT&T/SBC Customer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 464-7928 www.sbc.com Physically handicapped or legally blind may qualify to be exempt from local Directory assistance charges Brazoria County Welfare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 864-1427 Utilities Assistance Catholic Charities-Guadalupe Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 227-9981 Community Action Council of Galveston County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 765-7878 Information and referral to local agencies offering emergency assistance. Utility assistance for Galveston county residents. Consolidated Communication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 989-2255 Outside Harris County Fort Bend County Social Services – Rosenberg (M–F, 8–5). . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Fort Bend County Social Services – Missouri City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 403-8050 Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Gas and electric assistance Hester House – Harris County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 672-2573 Lifeline Texas – Light up Texas Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 454-8387 Low income assistance with telephone and electricity Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Errand Services EAC Faithful Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-3663 Provides food and clothing to low-income families/individuals in Harris County Gulf Coast Com. Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4745 Transportation to/from grocery store-nonprofit cost $7.40/income limits: $1,020.84 indiv./$1,375.00 couple SAFE Program-Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 874-6699 65+ clients, living inside 610 LoopSenior Wheels (NAM) (281) 885-4678 Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 Long-Distance Medical Transportation Angel Flights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 247-5433 Must be ambulatory; 1000 mile limit; non-emergency; Non-profit/Free Lifeguard Aeromed Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 248-5433 For-Profit • www.lgaeromed.com Taxis Bay Area Taxi companies: Baytown Senior Taxi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 420-7158 Provides financial assistance to seniors; must qualify. Houston Area Taxi companies: Fiesta – Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 225-2666 Liberty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 695-6700 United. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 699-0000 Yellow Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 236-1111 Houston ordinance cites 60+ should receive a 10 percent discount on all rides. Fort Bend Area Taxi companies: Crown Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 981-6626 Fort Bend Taxi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 208-2222 SLL Transportation (Sugar Land) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 242-5466


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VETERANS SERVICES Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 522-4000 Houston Vet Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 682-2288 Readjustment counseling services M–F: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Montgomery County Veterans Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-7842 www.mctx.org/veteran Texas State Veterans Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (254) 791-8280 http://glo.state.tx.us/vlb/vethomes/temple.html (800) 252-8387 Housing for elderly veterans Texas Veterans Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 528-5760 www.texasveteranscoalition.com Veterans Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 791-1414 www.houston.med.va.gov Veterans Administration Community Based Outreach Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 310-5001 Galveston and Texas City Veterans Services – Fort Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 341-4550 VISION Eyeglasses The Lion’s Eye Bank of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 798-5545 Vision Resources DARS – Division for Blind Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 948-7960 www.dars.state.tx.us • Resource for Sight Impaired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 628-5115 Department of Assistive and Rehab Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 628-5115

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WEBSITES AgeNet Eldercare Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.agenet.com Area Code Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.whitepages.com/maps Ask Noah About: Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.noah-health.org/en/healthy/aging Caregiving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.strengthforcaring.com Carepathways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.carepathways.com Dementia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.adrc.wustl.edu/alzheimer Dr. Koop’s Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.drkoop.com Elder Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elderweb.com ElderCare Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ec-online.net Families USA – updates on national health care policy . . . . . . www.familiesusa.org FTC’s Identity Theft Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft Gulf Coast Blood Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.giveblood.org Houston Senior Information Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.senior-inet.com Independent Living Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.independentliving.com Internet Senior Success. . . . . . . . . . www.internetseniorsuccess.com/seniorsites.htm Live Well, Live Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.asaging.org/cdc/HealthWord.cfm MayoClinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mayoclinic.com Medscape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.medscape.com National Council on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ncoa.org National Library of Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome.html Reaserch your family tree. . . . . . . . . . . . www.learnwebskills.com/family/intro.html Recipes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.recipegoldmine.com Senior’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.premier.net/~gero/seniors.html SeniorNet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.seniornet.org Social Security Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ssa.gov Talking Book Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.texastalkingbooks.org Third Age.Com – 701 Special Sites for Third Agers . . . . . . . . . . . www.thirdage.com U Compare Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ucomparehealthcare.com UTMB Stark Diabeties Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.stark-diabetes.org/default.htm World Health Net Longevity, Life Expectancy, and Anti-Aging Meds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.worldhealth.net Write a Senior Citizen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.writeseniors.com

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EyeCare America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-3937 www.eyecareamerica.org Provides medical eye care to individuals who might go without Hermann Eye Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 704-1777 Provides eye assessment/treatment on sliding scale Lighthouse of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 527-9561 www.houstonlighthouse.org • Information and Referral Opthamalogist Referrals (+65) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-3937 University of Houston Optometry Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 743-2020 Provides eye assessment/treatment on sliding scale


INDEX A Hug Away Healthcare. . . . . . . . . A Senior Moment Massage. . . . . . . Accessible Home Health Care . . . . . Adaptive Driving Access . . . . . . . . . Ainsley Courte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alpha Omega Home Health . . . . . . AseraCare Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . Assisting Hands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atria Senior Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autumn Grove Cottage. . . . . . . . . . Autumn Leaves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cameo Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . Cantex Senior Communities. . . . . . . Carriage Inn/Village on the Park. . . . Chateau Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . Comfort Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cypress Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center . . Denture Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diversicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emeritus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Encompass Home Health. . . . . . . . . Grace Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Memory Care . . . . . . . . . . . Guardian Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . Hayes and Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . HCR Manorcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearthstone Assisted Living. . . . . . . . Hettig-Khan Properties. . . . . . . . . . . Holiday Retirement. . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Health Resources. . . . . . . . . . Horizon Bay Retirement Living. . . . . . Hospice Compassus. . . . . . . . . . . . Icon Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . InterActive Home Healthcare . . . . . . InterActive Hospice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

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INDEX Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . Kindred Hospitals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingwood Pines Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . Knightsbridge Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . Kohnen Law Firm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kroger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legend Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medcare EMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medpsych. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medtronic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mobility Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Century Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Haven Apartment Homes . . . . . . . One Ortho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Park Plaza Hospital & Medical Center. . Pros Home Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regent Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital. . . . . . . . Sava Senior Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Resource Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Weber â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SRES Realtor. . . . . . . . Silver Hills Assisted Living. . . . . . . . . . . Silverado Senior Living . . . . . . . . . . . . Synergy Homecare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Oncology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Conservatory/Legend Retirement. . . The Forum at The Woodlands. . . . . . . . The Friendship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Parkway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Offices of Patrick J. Wehrly. . . . . . . The Woodlands Healthcare Center. . . . Triumph Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Villa Toscana at Cypress Wood . . . . . . Visiting Angels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vitas Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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