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Comforts of Home and Crisis Assistance Center will host  their monthly luncheon Wednesday, August 15 from 11:30-1:00pm with a special guest speaker, Carol Gooch, a licensed counselor and consultant specializing in topics related to good mental health and seniors. The topic will be "Work Less, Stress Less, Live Longer!"

Carol Gooch is the founder and Executive Director of Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW), co-founder of Women Inspiring Supporting Entrepreneurs (WISE), Vice President of Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Carol has worked in the Montgomery County area as a mental health professional since 1988, a member of the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, 2003 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County and a lifetime member of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. Gooch founded MCABW in 2005 to assist women in reaching their highest potential personally and professionally by networking together.

Carol has a passion for empowering women and those most vulnerable including seniors. “It is important to talk with seniors about mental health issues since many seniors deal with mental stress, depression mixed with anxiety which worsens their overall quality of life. Recognizing early symptoms can help them return to a happier, healthier lifestyle”, said Gooch.

 

The Crisis Assistance Center is the location for the free luncheon specifically designed for both men and women throughout the community aged 65 or older at 1022 McCall in Conroe. Lunch is sponsored by Strake Place and there will be blood pressure checks by registered nurses from Complete Nurse Solutions.All FREE! Interested individuals can register at by calling 936.539.9211

 

Participants are encouraged to bring books to swap or plants with cuttings to share. Past monthly speakers have included Entergy with education about weatherization and reducing utility costs, Lisa Wishoun of Field of Vision, LLC presented “Medicare Made Easy", and in July Michele Scaife from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Health Living in Montgomery County advised on great ways to eat right while staying healthy.

 

“Stress as we age often presents differently than when we are in our 30’s and 40’s”, said Jamie Meche, founder of Comforts of Home, LLC.Seniors tend to have less flexibility in dealing with stressful situations. Carol Gooch, effectively uses her engaging sense of humor to relate to seniors and educate seniors on simple changes that can make a tremendous difference in improving their personal mental health”.

Comforts of Home was established in 2014 to compassionately serve older adults and their families. Comforts of Home is committed to client satisfaction and to building open line of communication and trust.  Available 24/7 to provide the highest quality in-home senior care to the community. Learn more about Comforts of Home by visiting their website www.YourComfortsofHome.com