Talbot Hospice 5th Annual Spring Bouquet Sale

A patient and her daughter enjoyed receiving a beautiful bouquet for her room during last year’s sale.

It’s time to say so long to winter and welcome spring.  Talbot Hospice’s 5th annual “Welcome Spring Bouquet” sale is in full bloom! This colorful volunteer-run fundraiser brings good cheer while supporting the important work of Talbot Hospice.

According to Talbot Hospice volunteer Julie Burleson, co-chair of the fundraiser, there is no better way to say “I love you,” “thank you,” or “just because,” than lovely fresh flowers. “Flowers are a timeless symbol of life, love and renewal,” said Burleson. “At Talbot Hospice we like to celebrate each day to the fullest, and fragrant flowers are a reminder that spring is just around the corner.”

Last year’s floral event yielded over $10,000 which directly benefits patients facing end-of-life and their families. The beautiful bouquets are only $20 and make a perfect gift for a spouse, friend, colleague, child, or parent.

Orders must be placed by March 20, and bouquets will be available for pick up at Talbot Hospice on March 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Orders of five or more bouquets can be delivered to your home or office.  To order visit TalbotHospice.org/events, call 410-822-6681, or visit the Talbot Hospice office in person at 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton.

Talbot Hospice Offers Memoir Workshop

Talbot Hospice is offering a six-week memoir workshop – Looking Back with Gentle Eyes – facilitated by Anne McCormick, M.Ed., Tuesday mornings 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., March 20 – April 24, 2018. The class is free of charge and open to the public. Class size is limited to ten participants. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling 410-822-6681.

McCormick is the retired Associate Director of the Learning and Counseling Center and adjunct professor of English at American University, Washington, D.C. She is the co-author of two books and numerous journal articles about accommodating college students with disabilities. Since retiring to the Eastern Shore, Anne has co-offered numerous workshops in memoir writing and served on multiple advocacy boards for individuals with disabilities.

Festival of Trees Raises $128,000 for Talbot Hospice

Pictured (l-r): Friends of Hospice Treasurer Dana McGrath, Talbot Hospice Director of Development Kate Cox, Friends of Hospice President Brenda Forbes-Butler, Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge, and Friends of Hospice Vice President Jackie Wilson.

The Friends of Hospice recently presented Talbot Hospice with a check for $128,000 representing proceeds from the 2017 Festival of Trees. It was a stellar year for this 32nd annual fundraiser which encompasses several events beginning in September with the Men in Heels Race and culminating Thanksgiving weekend with the Homes Tour, the display of trees at the Tidewater Inn and more.

According to Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge, the Festival of Trees event has generously given their financial support to help defray some of the costs of providing hospice services since its inception in 1985. “In addition to financial support, the Festival enhances public awareness of Talbot Hospice and its mission to provide exceptional care for patients at the end of life and their loved ones. We are honored to have their partnership,” said Dodge.

Integrace Bayleigh Chase Participates in National Wear Red Day

Integrace Bayleigh Chase participated in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 2 to raise awareness for American Heart Month. Residents and colleagues wore red and enjoyed heart-healthy red snacks and smoothies.

About Integrace Bayleigh Chase

Located on a 35-acre campus in historic Easton, Bayleigh Chase is a not-for-profit life plan community that affords residents a lifestyle of flexibility and choice to live life on their own terms. Bayleigh Chase offers independent living options in its villas, cottages and apartment homes, as well as a continuum of supportive living services, including assisted living, neurocognitive support, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and diagnostic and treatment support through the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic. For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit www.bayleighchase.org.

Senior Nation: Introducing “Ask Irma” on Aging and Senior Life

As we age, change is our constant. Our bodies, our minds, and our relationships are all affected with the passing of time. These changes can be scary for us, and for our family and loved ones, too. The key to making the most of our later years is acknowledging these changes, asking for advice when needed, and developing strategies to work through our options.

Irma Toce

Senior Nation is committed to offering resources to help us deal with the challenges and opportunities of aging. To that end, we are launching a new monthly column called Ask Irma, where we focus on all topics related to aging.

Our guest contributor is Irma Toce, CEO of Londonderry on the Tred Avon. Irma has over 25 years’ experience work with seniors. Her years of experience in the field is accompanied by BS in social work and an MA in health management, Irma not only leads the dynamic community of Londonderry, but she is also nationally recognized as an expert in the field of aging. Most recently she presented at the Leading Age Conference in New Orleans.

Irma welcomes your aging-related questions via email, askirma@londonderrytredavon.com. All questions submitted will be handled in confidence. Are you a senior, an adult child of a senior or a friend or neighbor? Ask Irma will do her best to answer your questions, providing the support you need to deal with the challenges of aging.

Integrace Bayleigh Chase to Hold “Making Connections” Memory Café February 13

Integrace Bayleigh Chase, a forward-thinking life plan community based in Easton, is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter to host a Memory Café for individuals living with early-stage dementia and their families and friends on Tuesday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Titled “Making Connections,” the Memory Café is an early-stage social engagement program that offers a safe and relaxed place for people to come together and share experiences and talk about dementia. Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend.

Bayleigh Chase and the Alzheimer’s Association host a Memory Café on the second Tuesday of each month. The February 13 discussion will focus on heart health and disease preventions and management. Neurologist Terry Detrich, M.D. of the Samuel & Alexa Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic will be the featured speaker. The event is free to attend and will include light refreshments. The event will be held at Bayleigh Chase’s second dining room, located at 501 Dutchmans Lane, Easton, Md. 21601.

Anyone interested in attending may RSVP by February 9 to Tina Saddler at 410-820-5000 or tina.saddler@integrace.org. For more information, please contact Yolanda Wright at 410-561-9099 x208 or ywright@alz.org.

About Integrace Bayleigh Chase

Located on a 35-acre campus in historic Easton, Bayleigh Chase is a not-for-profit life plan community that affords residents a lifestyle of flexibility and choice to live life on their own terms. Bayleigh Chase offers independent living options in its villas, cottages and apartment homes, as well as a continuum of supportive living services, including assisted living, neurocognitive support, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and diagnostic and treatment support through the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic. For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit www.bayleighchase.org.

About Integrace

Integrace is a forward-thinking non-profit organization that strives to ignite in all people the passion for meaningful living. Integrace oversees a family of vibrant senior living communities in Maryland, including Bayleigh Chase in Easton, Buckingham’s Choice in Adamstown, and Fairhaven in Sykesville. Integrace is also a nationally-recognized leader in the art of neurocognitive support, with the Sykesville-based Copper Ridge community and Integrace Institute, as well as two neurocognitive clinics in Easton and Sykesville, serving as catalysts to a profound shift in how we perceive, and relate to, those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other forms of cognitive change. Integrace communities provide a continuum of services to support both residents and the greater community, including assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation and more. Each of these innovative programs focuses on person-centered living, honoring the abilities, possibilities and authenticity of each individual. For more information, please visit Integrace.org.

Senior Nation: Store Opens on Mid-Shore to Help Seniors Age in Place

101 Mobility, experts in mobility and accessibility solutions, is now open on Kent Island. 101 Mobility sells, installs and services products to help seniors age in place, or individuals with illness or limited physical mobility stay in their home. They are your one-stop shop for stairlifts, modular ramps, in-home lifts, vertical platform lifts, inclined platform lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, scooters, auto lifts, lift chairs, pool lifts and more. Rental options are available on some equipment. 101 Mobility also provides bathroom and other home modifications to adapt your home to your changing needs.

101 Mobility/Kent Island is locally owned and operated, and serves both sides of the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Delaware. They offer a wide variety of products from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, backed by their signature service warranty. 101 Mobility is the leading provider of accessibility and mobility equipment with over 60 locations across the US and Puerto Rico.

Call 443-453-5737 to schedule a free, in-home assessment to find the best affordable options to meet your needs. To try before you buy, visit their new showroom in the Chesapeake Bay Business Park at 58 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD. They have working stairlifts, vertical platform lifts, scooters, lift chairs, modular ramps and more. Hours are 9-5 Monday-Friday, or evenings and weekends by appointment.

Integrace Bayleigh Chase to Offer Yoga Classes for People Living with Dementia

Integrace Bayleigh Chase and the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic will offer free adaptive yoga classes for individuals living with dementia and their care partners this February at Brookletts Place – Talbot County Senior Center in Easton.

Classes will be held each Wednesday in February from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Instructor Cyndi Prudhomme, E-RYT200 will teach participants simple breathing and meditation techniques to effectively calm the nervous system and create a greater sense of well-being. No prior yoga experience is necessary to participate.

At a Glance:

What:               Free adaptive yoga classes for individuals living with dementia and their care partners

Where:            Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center; 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton

Dates:               February 7February 14February 21February 28

Time:                2:30pm-3:30pm

Hosts:              Integrace Bayleigh Chase and the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic

Located on a 35-acre campus in historic Easton, Bayleigh Chase is a not-for-profit life plan community that affords residents a lifestyle of flexibility and choice to live life on their own terms. Bayleigh Chase offers independent living options in its villas, cottages and apartment homes, as well as a continuum of supportive living services, including assisted living, neurocognitive support, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and diagnostic and treatment support through the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic. For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit www.bayleighchase.org.

About Integrace

Integrace is a forward-thinking non-profit organization that strives to ignite in all people the passion for meaningful living. Integrace oversees a family of vibrant senior living communities in Maryland, including Bayleigh Chase in Easton, Buckingham’s Choice in Adamstown, and Fairhaven in Sykesville. Integrace is also a nationally-recognized leader in the art of neurocognitive support, with the Sykesville-based Copper Ridge community and Integrace Institute, as well as two neurocognitive clinics in Easton and Sykesville, serving as catalysts to a profound shift in how we perceive, and relate to, those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other forms of cognitive change. Integrace communities provide a continuum of services to support both residents and the greater community, including assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation and more. Each of these innovative programs focuses on person-centered living, honoring the abilities, possibilities and authenticity of each individual. For more information, please visit Integrace.org.

Bayleigh Chase: The Future of Memory Loss on the Delmarva with Dr. Terry Detrich

Showing his strong native roots on the Mid-Shore, the first thing Dr. Terry Detrich notes about the establishment of the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic at Bayleigh Chase in Easton was his long-festering grievance that the center’s location had replaced his favorite goose hunting spot. Growing up as a boy in Easton, he and his friends had used the farmland west of Route 50 for that purpose before leaving the Shore to attend college and medical school to become a neurologist.

Dr. Detrich returned to Talbot County after that intensive training to become the Delmarva’s first general neurologist and since the 1960s has been watching his field go from “diagnosis and adios” to stunning new breakthroughs in eldercare treatment for cognition disorders.

And while there have been peaks and valleys in the understanding of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease since the doctor started his practice forty plus years ago, he noted in his recent Spy interview that he has never been more encouraged than over the last two years as he and his colleagues began to see an evolution in how patients are treated with better results and more precise tools for prevention.

That was one of the reasons that led Dr. Detrich to join the staff of the Bratton Clinic this year and the Spy caught up with him on first day on the job late last year to talk about this new phase of Neurocognitive work and his renewed faith that real progress is being made.

This video is approximately two minutes in length. For more information about the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic at Bayleigh Chase please go here

Integrace Bayleigh Chase Director of Health and Fitness Earns FallProof Instructor Certification

Integrace Bayleigh Chase announced that Director of Health and Fitness Susan Covey has recently earned her FallProofTM Balance and Mobility Program Instructor Certification, and is now offering the innovative program to independent living residents at Bayleigh Chase.

The first program of its kind in the U.S., the FallProof program has been proven to reduce the risk of falling in older adults who complete one or more sessions. It was developed by Debra. J. Rose, Ph.D., the director of the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton.

To earn her certification, Covey completed a rigorous three-month training period to learn how to administer appropriate multi-dimensional assessment tests, understand the various body systems that contribute to balance and mobility and the age-related changes that occur in each of these systems, and address both internal and external risk factors strongly associated with falls. At the conclusion of her training, she completed both a written and practical examination.

As a certified instructor, Covey is offering the FallProof program to small groups of qualifying independent living residents at Bayleigh Chase. Sessions focus on five key areas to help participants improve posture, increase confidence and awareness of fall risk factors, improve walking ability and the ability to recover from loss of balance.

To learn more about the FallProof program at Bayleigh Chase, please contact Susan Covey at susan.covey@integrace.org or 410-822-8888 ext. 7162.

Located on a 35-acre campus in historic Easton, Bayleigh Chase is a not-for-profit life plan community that affords residents a lifestyle of flexibility and choice to live life on their own terms. Bayleigh Chase offers independent living options in its villas, cottages and apartment homes, as well as a continuum of supportive living services, including assisted living, neurocognitive support, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and diagnostic and treatment support through the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic. For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit www.bayleighchase.org.

About Integrace

Integrace is a forward-thinking non-profit organization that strives to ignite in all people the passion for meaningful living. Integrace oversees a family of vibrant senior living communities in Maryland, including Bayleigh Chase in Easton, Buckingham’s Choice in Adamstown, and Fairhaven in Sykesville. Integrace is also a nationally-recognized leader in the art of neurocognitive support, with the Sykesville-based Copper Ridge community and Integrace Institute, as well as two neurocognitive clinics in Easton and Sykesville, serving as catalysts to a profound shift in how we perceive, and relate to, those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other forms of cognitive change. Integrace communities provide a continuum of services to support both residents and the greater community, including assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation and more. Each of these innovative programs focuses on person-centered living, honoring the abilities, possibilities and authenticity of each individual. For more information, please visit Integrace.org.