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It’s important to be prepared and research thoroughly all services provided for your loved ones before you accept assistance. But what do you ask?

You need to decide if you need non-medical home care, home health care with some nursing, assisted living, nursing home, or just a part time Adult Day Care. Each service is dependent on the services needed and ability of your loved one to be independent.

If your family member needs help with daily activities or personal care, household chores, meal preparation or bathing, or is just in need of companionship, you likely are seeking in-home care services. Your Comforts of Home offers several levels of care to fit your love one’s needs.

Optional senior services may include respite care, visiting nurses, or telephone check in calls. If your loved one needs constant full time care a nursing home or respite home may be the best answer to know that they receive the care they need when you are unable to care for them


Medicare, Medicaid and a number of private insurance policies pay for some home health care services, with certain restrictions. Although you should expect to pay some out of pocket. Costs of care will vary with the level of care. Sometimes Long-Term Care Insurance will assist with finances.


Would making modifications in the home be an alternative to keeping them in their own home? Have a professional come to home to research the feasibility of adapting the bathtub, adding handrails to bathroom and staircases, building a ramp to walkway to assist with mobility, or widening the doorways. Adding a bathroom bench may be an easy safety answer to avoid slipping while bathing. Some suggestions for modifications can be found at

Social Interaction

Many seniors suffer from loneliness and need companion services. Remaining social will increase their physical and mental well- being. Does the level of care and services offer activities targeted to their skill level? Mental stimulation has been shown to reduce blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis as well as improving sleep quality and avoiding depression. Self-expression through coloring, music, games, or reading will trigger memories while reducing anxiety.

Ultimately, your caregiver should be compassionate, respectful, and offer the senior as much independence as appropriate to keep their self-esteem and dignity. Patience with you and your senior is critical. If they lack patience with you, they will not be patient with your senior.



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Elite Yong-In recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting with The Woodlands Chamber prior to Christmas. All ages of family enjoy the art of Taekwondo by Grand Master Park, with his 27 years of teaching in the U.S. He is also A Guinness World Record Holder.

Master Park is passionate about developing character and increasing self-worth through learning discipline of your physical and mental abilities. Positive outcomes that are life long habits will be reflected by intense mental discipline, self-control, and pushing physical strength. Park strongly believes that if we train our students to be strong individuals with discipline, self-control, respect, physical strength and self-control it will change their life into a positive direction.

"Our 5 year old has been in class for one month and we have loved every minute", said Landra Raymond. "The whole staff is amazing".

Elite Yong-In will host a one day self defense class for all members of Oak Ridge and College Park High Schools in January. Schools and youth organizations are encouraged to contact Brittany for fundraising alternatives at (281) 789-7114.

Visit the expanded training room that accommodates 600 students with a full window viewing area for spectators. Easy access off FM 1488 at Tamina Road near the HEB.
32818 Tamina Road, Magnolia.
Learn more at

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Bring HOPE to community children in CPS custody while ringing in 2018! The 5th Annual Light up the Night with Hope celebration and will take place on December 31, 2017 at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa beginning at 9:30pm with a casino, dance party with DJ Orbit, and open bar throughout the night.

The Black and White fundraiser is the only tax-deductible New Year’s Eve event in the county. All proceeds from the Benefit of Hope will be split between two non-profit organizations- Orphan Care Solutions and Hope’s Path, both organizations that offer tangible results to move our community CPS youth into nurturing homes that enable success for their future. Midnight fireworks will accompany a performance of Auld Lang Syne by two American Idol finalists, Wendy Taylor and Vincent Powell.

Separate dinner reservations can be made at Lakeside Restaurant ($75 for a five course meal). Tickets guests may also reserve at La Torretta for special event pricing.

Many of us have sacrificed so much this year to help others affected by Hurricane Harvey. There are 52 Texas counties of families hurting this Christmas. Many families are still displaced and financially struggling this Christmas”, said Terri Jaggers, President of Orphan Care Solutions and Executive Director of Hope’s Path. “This year my time has primarily been focused on getting families what they need to simply stay together. I want this party to be a celebration of the families that have been impacted through local support and collaborative partnerships.”

For the past 5 years the Light Up the Night with Hope event has funded initiatives that include a residential program for young men aging out of foster care, a Hearts of Hope Gallery featuring available children awaiting adoption hosted in churches nationwide, adoption festivals that link prospective families with adoptable children, education summits for community partners to learn about foster care, and assistance for foster families flooded by Harvey.

This year over 200 families were provided food, clothing, baby supplies, and other emergency basic needs after Hurricane Harvey. 48 foster families flooded by Harvey are continuing to rebuild and furnish their homes. 12 families were completely restored through benevolent community partners.

We appreciate our sponsors to date:

Montgomery County CPS/Child Welfare Board of Directors

La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa

SSCS Global It Services

AV Media

Roach and Mitchel, PLLC

Houston Community Newspapers-The Courier

Spirit of Texas Bank

Woodforest National Bank

Event Pros

Project 828

Gallery Furniture

89.3 KSBJ Christian Radio

Sponsorships are available ranging from $2,500 that includes hotel accommodations, VIP seating, casino advantages, recognition on the event website and at the event on the rotating screen to $15,000 for advanced recognition before, during and throughout the year.  This level of sponsorship provides 150 foster families with needed education and support for one year to change the lives of neglected or abused children in our community.

For tickets to the event register online at Individual tickets are $100 through December 24. Your attendance will make a significant difference to build community awareness of children in foster care needing adoption and to lend support to foster families.

About Orphan Care Solutions: Orphan Care Solutions of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to bridge the problems facing our state’s foster care system with the talents of the faith-based community.  This effort has been recognized by Governor Greg Abbott as the model approach that provides positive results while respecting the separation of church and state.  This organization was founded in Montgomery County and its success has garnered the Governor’s support in its expansion throughout Texas.  For more information contact Terri Jaggers at or call 281.465.8122. Follow us on Facebook at

About Hope’s Path: Hope’s Path is a non-profit 501(c)3 based and founded in Montgomery County) provides a residential internship program to select former foster youth 18-26.  Their goal is to provide a program that empowers these interns with personal skills and apprenticeships that launches them into successful, sustainable independence. Hope's Path serves to provide a place of healing with a focus on soft-skill and life skill development, within a Christ-centered environment. For more information email or call 281.465.8121. Follow us on Facebook at







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Rodgers Stein Chiropractic is partnering with CASA of Montgomery County to give back to their loyal patients and pay it forward in 2017

“We appreciate our patients at Rodgers Stein Chiropractic and invite you, your family, and your friends for a day of fun activities for everyone”, said Dr. Stacey Rodgers

The theme is Tailgating with BBQ lunch served from 11:30-1:00pm. Horseshoes, ladder golf, martial arts/cheerleading demonstrations, and of course a moonwalk for the kids. Existing patients will be adjusted for $25. New patients can book their appointment for $25 at the event with their appointment taking place the following week. The new patient appointment will include consultation with the doctor, exam, x-rays, and a report of findings. All proceeds will be donated to CASA of Montgomery County.  CASA has a mission to assist with abused and neglected children in Child Protective Services care in our community.

To book an appointment for the Patient Appreciation Day please call 936-441-9990. Appointments made during event will not be part of a patient's care plan. Medicare patients may be excluded from promotion.

Dr. Stacey Rodgers has practiced in Conroe since 2004. Her business continues to grow as well as her office space to accommodate more patients. Her office is located across the street from Conroe High School with state of the art equipment, meeting rooms, space for private consultations, x-ray exams, and offices. This is her way of giving back to the patients in appreciation.

As one of the few certified chiropractic physicians in Texas for the Cox Technic, Dr. Rodgers practices this non-surgical, non-invasive approach to disc injuries, scoliosis, and cranial work with tremendous success. She partners with Dr. Brian McGee, also a certified Cox Technic practioner.

Many patients begin seeing Dr. Rodgers to alleviate discomfort during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The Webster Technique is a proven chiropractic technic to enhance the birth process. Dr. Rodgers sees patients beginning with pregnancy, through infants, youth, and even teenagers through her certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Many expectant moms can testify to cutting labor time by one-third with chiropractic prenatal care.

“Partnering with CASA is a natural flow from my work in pediatric chiropractic care, my membership with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and our monthly Kids Night events”, said Stacey Rodgers, DC. “Children’s health and well-being is my commitment to our community”.

Join Rodgers Stein Chiropractic for a day of fun from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 3303 Hwy 105 in Conroe, by Conroe High School. Updated information about the Patient Appreciation Day can be found on Facebook at

Find out more about Rodgers Stein Chiropractic by visiting  


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Do-it-yourself decorating has never become so easy with the increase of Pinterest pins available for ideas. Junkin Gypsies has taken the idea to a closer reality with their shop located in the River Bend Shopping Complex in Conroe.

"Beautiful creations come out of our workshop when you let loose and just have fun", said co-owner Stephanie Avarello. "You can choose any design from a bible verse, to Christmas characters, or any picture you like and it gets put on a pallet".

Parties pre-select the design, a template is created and then cut out in adhesive vinyl to then put on a prepared pallet. All the materials- paint, wood stain, pallets, or door hangers are provided. Work at your own pace and create an original work of art.

Creations can be quotes, family names, or something fun from Pinterest. Idea suggestions are available on their website

Register for a workshop with your group or call to find out more. Start creating one of a kind designs to enjoy with friends in a relaxing, social environment.

Find out more at or located at River Bend Station Complex 11133 I-45, Suite 180 in Conroe.

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Hundreds of youth aged 4 through teen gathered for a day of stretching, athletics, and an hour of code finishing with lunch sponsored by Chick-fila-a at Gerald Irons Junior High on Saturday. Youth transitioned between 4 different cycles of activities including an athletic stretching on the large screen with Texan JJ Watt.

 "We want the kids to feel empowered to expand their mind beyond athletics", said sponsor Keith Johnson Chief Operating Officer of Picture Worth Custom Framing. "The STEM process keeps the kids engaged while learning. Technology is advancing everyday and they need to be part of the advancement".

 Keith Johnson and his team, wife Melissa (General Manager), and son Damien (Account Manager) recently launched a virtual augmented reality application, Uncover Everything, that can turn static objects into interactive videos to tell a story.

Key sponsors for the event include America's ER, Gullo Ford, Mercedes Benz, Children's Books on Wheels, Prestige Air Conditioning Experts, Huddle Touch, NFL Charities, The Marcel Group, We See Abilities, Step Pediatrics, Microsoft, and Picture Worth Custom Framing honoring Gerald Irons Sr.

STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, utilize gaming techniques to demonstrate to youth how they all work together to create video games. Hour of code is an international movement to teach younger children about computer science.

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Fun and food is in your future at the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s Primetime Conroe…Back to Our Future Thursday, July 27 at 5:05 p.m. Primetime is an business expo/business after hours event showcasing the Chamber’s newest and current members.


Admission is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite decade. The winner of the best costume wins four dinner tickets to Lobsterfest October 5, 2017. Vendors are encouraged to decorate their booth as well for bragging rights of the best booth and the “Best Booth Blue Ribbon.”


“We invite the community to come and see what our members have to offer,” said Brian Bondy, president of the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce. “We have member representation from restaurants to hotels to car dealerships to clothing stores and lots more. Grab a friend, bring your employees and make some new connections. Plus, it’s going to be a blast!”


Food and drinks are provided. Guests get a chance to win several prizes with some interactive games. Prizes include Morning Mingle Cash, gift cards to local member restaurants, wine and more.


Vendors to date include the Assistance League of Montgomery County, Bears, Etc. Beazer Homes, Better Bookkeepers, Inc. Cabi Clothing – Independent Stylist Nora Coulter, Chick-fil-A Restaurants of Conroe and Willis, Coreluv International, Costco Wholesale, Daniel Office Supply, Discover Map Spring-The Woodlands, Education for Tomorrow’s Alliance, Edward Jones, Fox Travel, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, Gail Cain Keller Williams Realty, Gold’s Gym, Guild Mortgage Company, Gullo Ford, Heavenly Cakes & Flowers, Inspire Productions, Integrated Life Choices, KSTAR Country 99.7 FM, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Leeman Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC., Lone Star College – University Center at The Woodlands, Luminere RN Aesthetics, MBA Construction, MHSC Energy Management, MJR Services, Inc. Mom’s Secret Chef, Montgomery Summit Business Park, Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, Planet Lincoln, Quest Engineering, Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center, Sergio’s Landscaping, Small Business Development Center, Smarttouch Automation & Security, Speedsportz Racing Park, Starburst Name Badges, Taylorized PR, Texas Sign Boss, Texas United for Freedom, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Tina Fox Real Estate, Topgolf Spring, TownHall Texas, Westin Homes and YMCA of Greater Houston.


The Chamber wants to know you are coming as an attendee, so RSVP online at or call the Chamber at 936-756-6644.


For more information about Primetime or the Chamber, visit, visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or Pinterest or call 936-756-6644.

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Back the Brave is a non-profit organization that supports first responders and their families during line of duty deaths or a serious line of duty injury. On August 19th Back the Brave will be partnering with Blackwood Gun Club to raise money for local first responders at an event from 9:00am-6:00pm at the Blackwood Gun Club.

Participants are invited to shoot at the range of your choice with a pistol, rifle, or shotgun with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the charity all day. Sporting clays, target practice, skeet, trap and 5-stand will all be available during the event for your shooting recreation. Challenge your friends or civic groups to come out and support a great cause!

Hourly prize drawings will include sporting clay packages, range passes, merchandise and more! Get ready for the upcoming Fall by purchasing the firearm you’ve had your eye on for months. Enter to win a choice of 2 firearms in a raffle.

  • Benelli Super Black Edge II-25th Anniversary Flyway 12 Gauge Semi-auto Shotgun 28”,retail $3199
  • FDR-15 Forged Mod 1 Full Build Rifle, retail, $1299

 BBQ lunch tickets will be available for purchase from 11:30-1:30pm with live music from the Decker Prairie Band.

“The fine people at Blackwood have offered to assist in raising money by donating a portion of their daily sales to our cause”, said Gregory Hopper, founder of Back the Brave. “What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than at Blackwood Gun Club raising money for those who protect us day in and day out. God Bless all that help others”.

The foundation was founded by Sugar Land Fire Captain Greg Hopper in 2016. He previously raised awareness in 2015 for Law Enforcement by raising over $65,000 for fallen police officers with the I’ve Got Your Back campaign. With the money raised, Back the Brave will be able to assist and help other families with Line of Duty deaths.

Kids can climb through firetrucks, explore the Montgomery County Hospital District ambulance, and visit with law enforcement officers while learning about the people that protect the community to keep everyone safe.

“Blackwood Gun Club has a mission to balance shooting sports with developing skills, events and community engagement”, said Aaron Bearden, wife of owner Jeff Bearden of the Blackwood Gun Club. “We are in the firearm business because of the community and especially those that serve us daily. Back the Brave is a great event to honor the first responders in our community”..

Vendors with related material specific to first responders are encouraged to email Connie@BalckwoodGunClub for participant information. All fess will be donated to Back the Brave. Join your friends for a fun Saturday with friends from the community Backing the Brave at Blackwood Gun Club located at 11400 FM 2854 in Conroe.

Blackwood Gun Club offers Parent/Child Gun Safety workshops, Sunday Family Fundays, Ladies Basic, Intermediate and Advance Handgun Classes, Church Challenges, and Youth Leagues. Special packages available for birthdays or gender reveal parties that end with a BANG!

Find out more about Back the Brave and Blackwood Gun Club by visiting  Visit their Facebook page at Call (936) 441-4040 9:00am-6:00pm daily.

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Bridgewood Farms has been serving Special Needs Adults in the community for 50 years providing day programs to enable individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to reach their highest potential. The programs that Bridgewood Farms offers builds both self-esteem and personal independence for the clients to lead productive lives.

Established in 1967 as Montgomery County Association for the Retarded, the organization was renamed to Montgomery County Children’s Center in 1971. The name changed again in 1995 to Friends of the Retarded, and in 1998 after purchasing 17 acres of a Christmas Tree Farm in Conroe, Bridgewood Farms was established.

In 2001 the organization received a grant from The Cameron Foundation to purchase 4 modular buildings and increase the capacity to serve up to 120 clients. The fifth modular building was added through a grant from the Texas Oilman’s Charity in 2003 to become the Adult Basic Education classroom. The additional 35 acres and 2700 square foot house was purchased late in 2005 funded by the Friends of Bridgewood and later reimbursed with a $250,000 grant from Houston Endowment. This home immediately was used for 3 clients as their “Forever Home” and named the Grace Manor. The second home was completed in December 2007 (Hick’s House) funded by parents and Texas Oilman Charity donations totaling $150,000. The third 4- bedroom residence home is known as the Men’s Home, completed in December 2009 funded through the Montgomery County Community Home Block Grant and Texas Oilman Charity. The fourth and last home was opened in December 2102 for 4 women, named Evelyn’s Manor. Currently 14 clients reside in their Forever Home on 37 acres of the total 53 acres of Bridgewood Farms.

Bridgewood Farms is asking the community to assist with the building campaign to raise $420,000 to build a 4 plex apartment building located on the campus. $180,000 is available through a Montgomery County Housing Finance Corporation grant, but matching funds must be raised by September 30, 2017 to receive the funding. Donations can be made online at or by sending a check to Bridgewood Farms at 11680 Rose Road, Conroe, 77303.

“As a parent of an adult with special needs we need to have the confidence that our “child” will be safe long after we are gone”, said Sherry Brown, Parent of Bridgewood Farms. “If there is no family to take care of your child, what are you going to do? Bridgewood Farms is the best solution for peace of mind with accessible daily programs that nurture their lifestyle while encouraging independence.

Community contributions can be made for as little as $100. A suggested model that will illustrate the growth can be tracked in the following diagram:


One brick                                       $100                                 1870 bricks                        $187,000

Porch Railing Section                       $250                                 12 porch railings                 $3000

Porch Posts                                    $500                                 12 porch posts                    $6,000

Windows                                        $1,000                                8 windows                        $8,000

Doors                                             $2,000                                8 doors                            $16,000

Roof Sections                                   $10,000                            20 roof sections                 $200,000


TOTAL                                                                                                                                      $420,000

Everyone is entitled to feel special. Bridgewood Farms is place where happiness abounds, where peer pressure does not exist and freedom takes on new meaning to improve the quality of life for the clients. Learn more about Bridgewood Farms by visiting their website at or follow them on Facebook at


About Bridgewood Farms:: Bridgewood Farms is located on 53 acres serving clients through day programs, respite programs, pre-vocational programs, and other social, wellness, and educational programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to promote self-esteem and personal independence. Donations are tax deductible and critical to the operating budget. Located at 11680 Rose Road in Conroe, visitors may schedule a visit to volunteer or receive services.