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.

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.

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.

Talbot Hospice, UM SRH Partner to Provide Inpatient Hospice Care

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Talbot Hospice have established an agreement that enables inpatient hospice care to be provided at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. The agreement, which went into effect in early November, enables Talbot Hospice to provide General Inpatient Care (GIP), which is one of the four levels of hospice care, to patients in the Easton hospital. GIP for symptom management is a valuable tool that allows hospice staff to provide clinical services in a hospital setting. It is intended for specific circumstances and for a short duration of time.

According to Vivian Dodge, executive director, Talbot Hospice, GIP care is appropriate when a hospice patient’s pain and other symptoms cannot be effectively managed in his or her home or other residential setting and a higher level of skilled nursing care is needed. In this case, the patient is transferred to UM Shore Medical Center at Easton but remains in the care plan directed by Talbot Hospice medical and nursing care providers. The hospice team continues to follow the patient and interact with the family, and is responsible for the professional management of the patient’s care.

Photo: Left to right: Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge, UM SRH Chief Medical Officer and VP Medical Affairs Dr. William Huffner, Talbot Hospice Medical Director and UM SRH Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. Mary DeShields, Talbot Hospice Clinical Director Molly Kirsch, 2 East Clinical Nurse Coordinator Mary Collins, 2 East Staff Nurse Dawn Ruby, UM SRH Director of Acute Care and Emergency Services Diane Walbridge. 

“We are excited to expand our current hospice services that are already provided in Talbot County,” says Dodge. “This collaborative endeavor allows us to provide more convenient access to those in need of end-of-life services by having these general inpatient hospice services available. Our goal is always to find innovative ways to ensure end-of-life care is available in a variety of modalities and settings, while meeting the ever changing needs of the community. Talbot Hospice is an incredible asset to our community and with our partnership with Shore Regional Health, we can serve a broader community more capably and maintain patients in their spheres of care.”

GIP care may also be provided for patients who already are in the hospital but need continued pain control and/or other symptom management that cannot be feasibly provided in the home setting. While remaining in the hospital, these patients are discharged from inpatient care provided by UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and admitted to hospice care directed by Talbot Hospice.

“For eligible patients with terminal conditions and complex medical needs, this new process for the provision of hospice GIP level care at Easton Hospital, ensures the  timely and smooth transition to hospice care,” says Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, medical director, UM Shore Regional Health’s Palliative Care Program.

According to Bill Roth, regional director of Care Transitions and Palliative Care for UM SRH, “Hospice providers play an essential role health care planning and delivery as well as education and support for patients and their loved ones. Talbot Hospice is a key partner with UM Shore Medical Center at Easton in ensuring that all patients have access to ‘the right care, at the right place at the right time’.”

Pat Lewers Elected Londonderry on the Tred Avon Board President

Londonderry on the Tred Avon is proud to announce Pat Lewers as the current President of their Board of Directors. As a residential cooperative community, the Board of Directors represents the residents and oversees the operations and programming within the community.

“It was my honor to be selected to lead our Board,” said Lewers. “It’s an exciting time at Londonderry as we are bursting at the seams and embarking on expansion projects to accommodate our growing needs. Our new clubhouse will give us the space we need to host events, speakers, and the other programs our residents enjoy and rely on. We are also completing construction on the remainder of our building lots to meet the demand for homes in our community.”

Lewers moved to Londonderry in 2013 after living on Baileys Neck Road in Easton for 25 years with her husband, retired Necrologist, Dr. Ted Lewers. Together they have three daughters and four grandchildren. A native Washingtonian, Lewers is a graduate of the University of Maryland and taught fourth grade in Baltimore before raising her family full-time.

Lewers is an active member of the Mid-Shore community and has volunteered countless hours with the Easton Memorial Hospital, Talbot County Garden Club, Talbot County Historical Society and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. She is currently volunteering with organizations that support individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

About Londonderry on the Tred Avon

Londonderry on the Tred Avon is an intimate residential cooperative community for adults ages 62 and over, offering a variety of housing options from convenient apartments to spacious cottages among 29 acres, including 1500 feet of waterfront shoreline. For more information, visit www.londonderrytredavon.com.

Bells of the Bay to Present Christmas Concert at Brookletts Place

Bells of the Bay, a community handbell choir based in Easton, will present the A Christmas JuBellee! concert at Brookletts Place – Talbot County Senior Center in Easton on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

The concert includes traditional Christmas carols such as God Rest You Merry Gentleman and I Wonder as I Wander; Christmas songs such as Holly Jolly Christmas, Feliz Navidad, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Believe from the movie The Polar Express.

All the pieces in the concert showcase the wide range of beautiful music that can be played on handbells and hand chimes.

The concert is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

Contributions will be accepted to help the choir purchase and maintain the bells and chimes; and to purchase new music, equipment and supplies. All donations to Bells of the Bay are tax deductible through the Mid Shore Community Foundation.

BELLS OF THE BAY BACKGROUND

The ringers in Bells of the Bay are a diverse group of talented musicians united by a passion for performing, promoting and advancing the musical and visual art of handbell music. Their mission is twofold — to present high quality handbell concerts that inspire, educate and entertain; and to present educational programs that recruit  non ringers to play bells, help current ringers learn new ringing techniques and improve their current ringing techniques and encourage churches/organizations to launch new or relaunch dormant bell choirs.  Bells of the Bay is deeply grateful to St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Quantico Maryland, which has allowed Bells of the Bay to serve as the permanent curator of donated handbells at  St. Phillips.

Compass Regional Hospice hosts Hope & Healing for the Holidays Workshop

Compass Regional Hospice will host the workshop Hope & Healing for the Holidays on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive in Centreville. Come for conversation and creative activities designed to help those grieving the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. The workshop fee is $10 and is open to anyone 18 and older.

Hope & Healing for the Holidays will be led by staff of the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center. The workshop begins with a light breakfast and will include art projects and opportunities to talk about how to remember loves ones while facing the grief that accompanies their memory.

For more information and to register for Hope & Healing for the Holidays, contact Ann OConnor or Linda Turner, 443-262-4100, aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.orglturner@compassregionalhospice.org.  Learn more about the Hope & Healing Center grief support programs at www.compassregionalhospice.org/hopeandhealing.

About the Hope & Healing Center

The Hope & Healing Center is a collection of programs and services available for the family of patients who died under hospice care, as well as members of the community who are grieving the death of a loved one. Services available in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline Counties include, individual and family grief counseling, grief support groups, school‐based grief counseling, a grief retreat Camp New Dawn, and remembrance events and specialized workshops. Since most grief support programs are offered free of charge, Compass Regional Hospice depends on donations to cover the cost of operating the Hope & Healing Center.

Much like a compass, the priorities of the Charting Our Course Together capital campaign points the way toward the future of Compass Regional Hospice. In order to meet the unmet and growing needs of our community, the existing Hope & Healing Center located at 255 Comet Drive in Centreville needs to be renovated so that we can continue to expand our grief support services. The planned renovations will create the additional space needed to accommodate new support services and healing modalities. For more information about the Charting Our Course Together capital campaign or how you can donate, contact Kenda Leager, Development Officer, 443‐262-4106, kleager@compassregionalhospice.org or visit www.compassregionalhospice.org/otherwaystogive/campaign

Londonderry on the Tred Avon Residents Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Larraine “Lari” Caldwell, and James and Patricia Bradley.

Londonderry on the Tred Avon residents, Larraine “Lari” Caldwell, and James and Patricia Bradley were three of fifty honorees inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame (MSCH) this year. They were recognized at an induction ceremony on Thursday, October 26th at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, Md. Founded in 1987, the MSCHF is a private, all-volunteer organization that publicly recognizes and honors Maryland senior citizens for outstanding service in their communities.

“We are proud to count these wonderful individuals as our neighbors at Londonderry,” said Irma Toce, Londonderry CEO. “Our residents pride themselves on community engagement and Lari, James and Patricia exemplify the great impact seniors can make by sharing their talents and experiences with the causes and organizations they care about.”

Lari Caldwell is a retired Licensed Certified Social Worker and is currently Vice-President of Care and Share, an organization that raises money for vulnerable adults and children who do not qualify for other forms of assistance. She serves on the Londonderry on the Tred Avon Board of Directors as well as on the board of the Friends of the Dorchester County Library. She is also active with the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester and the Dorchester County Adult Public Guardianship Review Board.

James and Patricia Bradley are retired educators and founders of the Caroline County affiliate of Rebuilding Together, an organization that provides free homeowner services to the elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children facing necessary, but unaffordable, repairs to their homes. They also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Voice of the Homeless – Winter Haven Cold Weather Shelter, St. Martin’s Ministries and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

About Londonderry on the Tred Avon

Londonderry on the Tred Avon is an intimate residential cooperative community for adults ages 62 and over, offering a variety of housing options from convenient apartments to spacious cottages among 29 acres, including 1500 feet of waterfront shoreline. For more information, visit www.londonderrytredavon.com.