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Grant applications available now for second round of Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery fund

The Foundation for Southeast Texas released applications Wednesday for the second round of funding to assist established relief organizations through the Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Nonprofits and government organizations in Orange,

Jefferson and Hardin counties are encouraged to apply for funding to support hurricane recovery and mitigation efforts before the May 15 deadline.

Neighbors Emergency Center partners with Lifeshare for blood drive in July

Neighbors Emergency Center in Beaumont is partnering with LifeShare Blood Center to help extend the Southeast Texas blood bank supply for those in need. The blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bel Furniture parking lot closest to the Neighbors Emergency Center building.

Connecting mind and body: Health Museum combines art and technology to teach visitors about being human

While many Southeast Texans have probably visited Houston’s Museum District, one museum they might have overlooked is definitely worth a visit, especially for those who are interested in the health sciences or simply want to learn more about their bodies.

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, or The Health Museum in short, is at 1515 Hermann Drive in Houston and is the only museum in the Houston Museum District Association with a Smithsonian affiliation, which makes Smithsonian collections and resources widely available.

Alive & Kicking: LU School of Nursing chair talks about battling breast cancer, and living to buy more heels

Two weeks after achieving her PhD in nursing, Cindy Stinson discovered a lump on her breast.

Although she had received over a dozen mammograms leading up to her cancer diagnosis, it was she who discovered that something wasn’t right and approached her physician.

$25.9 million Calder Woods project nearing completion

Calder Woods is in the final stage of its $25.9 million expansion, which will position the Beaumont senior living community as the largest “Continuum of Living” community east of Houston and west of Lake Charles. The community, owned and managed by Buckner Retirement Services, serves around 300 residents annually, and it will soon have the ability to provide many more seniors with access to its services.

Nutrition and Services for Seniors offers guests gluten-free meal while they learn about Peru’s culinary culture

Around 90 people attended the Real Food Feast on Wednesday, March 21, at Nutrition and Services for Seniors (NSFS). Guests enjoyed a gluten-free meal prepared by award-winning Chef Charles Duit and the students of the Lamar University Hospitality Program.

Children in Crisis: Mental Health America of Southeast Texas, Leadership Beaumont team up to support needs of most vulnerable population

The Behavioral & Mental Health Consortium of Southeast Texas, sponsored by Mental Health America of Southeast Texas (MHA of Southeast Texas) and Leadership Beaumont, met Thursday, March 1, at Beaumont’s Event Centre to focus on “Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Population.”

Speaking up for Down Syndrome: 'Super Normal' people who just want to be treated like everyone else

Speak out so you can blend in. It sounds contradictory until you hear the rest of the story. People with Down syndrome are intentionally drawing attention to themselves so they can be seen and treated just like everybody else.

Matt Bloodsworth, a 36-year-old Beaumont man with Down syndrome (DS), and his mother, Cindy Bloodsworth Jeanis, have spent Matt’s lifetime stepping out into the spotlight — speaking up and fighting for the same opportunities as other people his age.

Hooked on a cause: Needleworking for NICUs

Needleworkers from all across Southeast Texas are using their handiwork to help keep preemies healthy and happy in area hospitals. It all started with a needle – or crochet hook, in this instance – and a little bit of research.

Cindy Fontaine, owner of In the Loop, a craft store in Silsbee, is spearheading the initiative to help keep premature babies calm during their stay in neonatal intensive care units.