Londonderry Residents Model Latest Fashions

Residents and staff members from Londonderry on the Tred Avon walked the catwalk on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, showing off their biggest smiles and best poses in a fashion show organized by the Londonderry on The Tred Avon community’s Residents Activities Committee.

Around 15 residents and four staff members volunteered to model for all the community residents, who were able to watch the show, shop from a pop up boutique, and win chances at a number of centerpieces and donated door prizes.

Photo – from left, Londonderry on the Tred Avon residents Pat Lewers, Vita Strong, Camille Kneale and Betty Hurford show off their best model poses during a fashion show on Tuesday, March 7, organized by the retirement community’s Residents Activities Committee.

“It was a lot of fun for everyone involved,” said Susan Andrews, a Londonderry resident and member of the Residents Activities Committee involved in planning the event. “The outfits were bright, beautiful and fun … and people had a very enjoyable, lighthearted time.”

The fashion show was a true community event, with Lu LaRue clothing provided by Renee Bounds Barringer, jewelry from Piazzzz in St. Michaels, and hair and makeup done by Trish Smith. It was the first fashion show planned by the Residents Activities Committee, which keeps Londonderry’s residents busy with a variety of events and happenings.

“Physical, intellectual, artistic activities – we try cover all the possible activities that somebody might like to participate in,” said longtime Londonderry resident and member of the activities committee Lari Caldwell. “We like to see our residents enjoying everything that we have available here. It’s a lovely place to live.”

Londonderry on the Tred Avon is an intimate residential cooperative community for adults ages 62 and up, 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

2017 Spring Series by Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture

Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture announces its new Spring 2017 series entitled “Faith And” at Washington College in Chestertown. The six-part series features:

Faith and Leadership
Al Sikes, former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission
“Faith & Leadership: A Discussion of a Life of Public Service”
6:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22
Litrenta Hall, 1st Floor of Toll Science Center, Washington College, Chestertown

Faith, Politics & The Ivory Tower
Josh Dunn, Director, Center for the Society of Government and the Individual, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Faith, Politics & The Ivory Tower: Conservatives and Higher Education
5:00 PM, Friday, March 24
Litrenta Hall, 1st Floor of Toll Science Center, Washington College, Chestertown

Faith & Science
JP Moorland, Distinguished Professor ofPhilosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
7:00 PM, Thursday, April 6
Litrenta Hall, 1st Floor of Toll Science Center, Washington College,

Faith Law & Liberty
Shannon Holzer, award winning author and scholar
7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 12
Litrenta Hall, 1st Floor of Toll Science Center, Washington College,

Faith & The Emotions
James K. A. Smith, Gary and Henrietta Byker, Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview, Calvin College
6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 18
Litrenta Hall, 1st Floor of Toll Science Center, Washington College,

Faith & Music
Andrew Balio, Principal Trumpet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Director of the True Symphony Institute
6:00 PM. Tuesday, May 3
Litrenta Hall, 1st Floor of Toll Science Center, Washington College,

Talbot Hospice Presents Caring for Individuals with Memory Disorders

Constantine LyketsosOn March 8, 2017, Talbot Hospice will hold its 2nd annual community outreach event Caring for Individuals with Memory Disorders: State of the Art 2017. The featured speaker is Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., Interim Director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and world renowned expert in Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The event is open to the public at no cost and will be held at the Easton High School auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Providers will be available in the lobby for the first half hour to distribute materials and answers questions. The main presentation begins at 6:30, and afterwards a panel will field questions from the audience. Registration can be made online at or by calling 410-822-6681. Presenting sponsors are Avon Dixon and Shore United Bank.

“A component of our mission at Talbot Hospice is education and outreach, and we are pleased to be able to bring Dr. Lyketsos’ to Talbot County,” said Executive Director Vivian Dodge. “We have chosen this topic because Alzheimer’s and the other dementias affect a vast portion of our aging population, and we believe that the information will be very helpful to both caregivers and providers in our community. Because of the present regulations governing hospice qualification, Talbot Hospice can only assist in the care of these patients when it has been determined that they have a less than six month life expectancy from whatever cause.”

Head 1An active clinician, teacher, and researcher on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1993, Dr. Lyketsos’ primary areas of interest are neuropsychiatry and memory disorders. Many of his clinical and research interests are integrated in the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Center which he founded as a collaborative partnership between the departments of psychiatry, neurology, and geriatric medicine to offer patients comprehensive evaluation and innovative treatment for a range of conditions that affect cognition and memory, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, traumatic brain injury, and brain vascular disease. Dr. Lyketsos has carried out pioneering work on the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. His interest in traumatic brain injury has led him to leadership roles in military and veteran’s health and collaborations with the NFL Players Association.

Dr. Lyketsos has authored or co-authored over 350 scientific articles, chapters, commentaries, as well as five books. He is the recipient of the 2016 Jack Weinberg Award in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association, the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the 2006 William S. Proxmire Award for “extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s” from the Copper Ridge Institute. Castle-Connolly has named Dr. Lyketsos as one of America’s Top Doctors every year since 2001.

A native of Athens, Greece, Dr. Lyketsos graduated from Northwestern University and Washington University Medical School in St. Louis (1988). He completed residency and chief residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins (1988-92), followed by a fellowship in clinical epidemiology.

Homestead Manor Assisted Living Offering Free Crab Cake Lunch March 29

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at noon, Homestead Manor Assisted Living is hosting a free crab cake luncheon for anyone and everyone considering assisted living. The luncheon will feature a short presentation by our Executive Director, Christine Harrington, along with a guided tour of the newly remodeled resident suites followed by the crab cake luncheon. Reserve your space today by calling 410-479-2273. Homestead Manor, Assisted Living is the Eastern Shore’s Best Kept Secret. Those who attend the luncheon will also get a sneak peek at our newly renovated living room for our residents! A ribbon cutting will be scheduled for the general public in April.

Homestead Manor Assisted Living has a tradition of caring and was founded on the principles of acceptance, compassion, care, and love. It is an assisted living facility dedicated to providing a caring community environment across all levels of care associated with retirement living. Homestead Manor’s mission is to support independence, comfort, dignity and safety in an individualized home-like setting resulting in a high quality life experience.
About Homestead Manor Assisted Living

Homestead Manor Assisted Living offers personalized care for your loved one. There are over 50 spacious resident suites, each with their own private patio and fully accessible bathrooms. State of the art infrastructure through Care Tracker and Medication Management assures your loved one is well taken care of along with on-site doctor visits and physical therapy. Residents enjoy a full range of activities and social activities so they can live independently.

Homestead Manor is located at 410 Colonial Drive, Denton, MD 21629. For more information call 410-479-2273 (CARE) or

Talbot Hospice Offers Memoir Workshop

Anne McCormick

Anne McCormick, M.Ed.

Talbot Hospice is offering an eight-week memoir workshop – Looking Back with Gentle Eyes – facilitated by Anne McCormick, M.Ed.,Tuesday mornings 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., March 7 – April 25, 2017. 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.

Senior Nation Profiles: Talbot Village Connections

Talbot Village Connections (TVC) is a membership organization for adults, more than 55 years of age, who live in Talbot County. It was started by a group of local residents to assist members to live independently in an age-friendly environment. The group is dedicated to the concept of supporting aging persons with a wide array of services to promote independent living.

TVC assists with the coordination of services in your own home, similar to those offered in a retirement community. TVC uses volunteers and preferred venders to enable individuals to remain connected to their community by providing access to health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities and other day-to-day needs.

TVC’s staff will arrange the volunteer assistance you request and follow up to ensure that you receive the level of service you requested. When a member needs assistance that goes beyond what volunteers can provide, TVC will provide contacts to professionals whom other villagers have found to be capable, dependable and reasonable. Access to home help is only a phone call away, giving you convenience and peace of mind.

An annual membership fee provides services for one household. Financial assistance may be available to those with limited resources.

TVC Board Members include Chuck Callahan (Talbot County Council Member), Marion Donahue, Pat Flory, Judy Harrald, Connie Lauffer, Pam Limberry, Lee Newcomb, Lori Ramsey, Terri Ross, Donna Warner and Sharon Yateman.

Advisory Board Members are C. Lee Gordon, Rose Potter, Amy Steward and Fredia Wadley.

TVC is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public foundation designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. For more information on Talbot Village Connections please go here

Senior Nation: Senior Center Creates Partnership to Help Victims of Crime

Bookletts Place, The Talbot Senior Center, recently formed a partnership with the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center (MCVRC) to offer free clinics for Mid-Shore residents of all ages who have been a victim of crime.

Attorney Colleen S. Jennings of MCVRC will present twice per month at Brookletts Place, beginning in February 2017, to meet with victims of crime. The next clinic is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm at Brookletts Place and then will be held at the same time on the first and third Thursday of every month thereafter. Interested individuals wishing to attend the February 16th clinic or any clinic in the future should call the MCVRC at 301-952-0063 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Separately, Jennings will conduct an overall presentation of the services that MCVRC provides at 12 pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Brookletts Place. She will also meet with various community organizations to explain the program so that they can refer people to the program.

MCVRC began in 1982 as the sister organizations: the Stephanie Roper Committee, Inc. and the Stephanie Roper Foundation, Inc. following the brutal murder of Stephanie Roper. For over 34 years, MCVRC has advocated on behalf of crime victims fulfilling its mission, “to ensure that victims of crime receive justice and are treated with dignity and compassion through comprehensive victims’ rights and services.” MCVRC has fought for the passage of more than 85 victims’ rights legislation including the Maryland Constitutional Amendment and continues to advance victims’ rights. MCVRC has successfully administered the proposed description of services for many years to low-income, underserved populations within the Maryland communities and has used Language Line to provide of these services to non-English populations.

MCVRC is a national leader in victims’ rights and services and has formulated the best and proven practices for assisting crime victims patterned after the federal demonstration project led by the National Crime Victims Law Institute (NCVLI). In 2004, MCVRC assisted in the implementation of the Crime Victim’s Rights Act of the Justice for All, a federal law providing that victims now have the right to independent counsel in federal criminal cases. MCVRC has also been the recipient of several grant projects that target underserved populations including the Elder Justice Community Collaborations project administered by National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) for The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).

Jennings is MCVRC’s attorney for the Mid and Lower shore, covering Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties. Upon completing law school in 2003, she moved to the Lower Shore for a judicial clerkship and has been practicing law in the area since then. She will be assisting Talbot County victims of all ages at Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center. For further information about MCVRC, visit

Brookletts Place Manager, Childlene Brooks says, “Talbot County residents who have been a victim of crime are highly fortunate to have this service now available to them. The MCVRC has identified various jurisdictions where trained staff can be located and services commenced quickly because of collaboration with local partners. The Eastern Shore is one such jurisdiction and Talbot County has Brookletts Place, which makes for a natural partnership.”
MCVRC’s regional expansion of services will serve all victim populations by providing wraparound services specializing in legal representation regarding representation of crime victims’ rights.
About Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center

Brookletts Place is dedicated to serving residents 60 years of age and older from all walks of life in Talbot and surrounding counties. Brookletts Place strives to create an environment where individuals can create, thrive and participate in lifelong learning that enhances their physical mental and emotional lives. To learn more, please visit or call 410.822.2869.

Compass Regional Hospice Hosts Free Screening of “Being Mortal”

Compass Regional Hospice will host a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle in Wye Mills. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation led by Sharon Loving, Supervisor of Support Services, Compass Regional Hospice, on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. Following the guided conversation there will be light refreshments and a time of fellowship.

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions.

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.

In February 2015, “Being Mortal” aired nationally on the PBS program “Frontline.” For more information about the film, visit The film is adapted from Dr. Gawande’s 2014 nationally best-selling book of the same name. More information about the book is at

The free screening is made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.

For more information and to RSVP to the free screening of “Being Mortal,” contact Allison Wood, awood@compassregionalhospice. org, 443-262-4117.

Integrace Bayleigh Chase Goes Red for Women

BCAL Go Red Campaign

On Friday, February 3, the assisted living team at Integrace Bayleigh Chase participated in National Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart disease.

Go REd Bayleigh Chase

On Friday, February 3, independent living staff and residents at Integrace Bayleigh Chase participated in National Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart disease.

Talbot County Senior Center February Events


Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Come out and enjoy the sounds of DJ Chuckie. Advance sign-up for lunch is required or you may bring your own lunch.

Feb. 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Valentine Day Luncheon with Royce Ball. Royce Ball has been performing music publicly since he was a teenager. His style ranges from Country, to 50’ and 60’s and popular standards. Advance sign-up for lunch is required or you may bring your own lunch.

Feb. 21, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. –  Lunch/Music with Laurie Toms & Company. Advance sign up for lunch is required by February 7 or you may bring your own lunch.

Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Dutch Lunch Out “In Japan” 101 Marlboro Ave., Easton, MD. Bus will leave Brookletts Place 11:30 a.m. and return 1:30 p.m. Advance signup is required by February 16th as space is limited.

Feb. 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch/Musical Celebration with Shelley Abbott. Advance sign-up for lunch required by February 14 or you may bring your own lunch.

FREE PROGRAMS: Please note, if you sign up for any of the free programs that have space limitations and are unable to attend, please be courteous and call to let us know because someone else can be put in your slot. Additionally in some cases, a fee may apply for now shows.

Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Edward Jones Seminar facilitated by Tom Duncan/financial advisor presents: Script Your Family’s Future: “Why You Need an Estate Plan”. We’ll discuss strategies you may want to consider when planning your estate, including: • How your assets are distributed to your family • Who will take care of your minor or special needs children • Who will make medical or financial decisions for you if you can’t make them yourself. Advance registration is required as space is limited.

Feb. 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Free “Valentine Bear” Craft – Compliments of First Baptist Church, taught by Liz Lynch, Bob Lynch, & Judith Grobler. Limited to 20 participants – Advance sign-up is required.

Feb. 16, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. will be meeting with victims of crime who may need help navigating the legal system, calculating restitution, need a referral to counseling, or just don’t know where to begin. You can call 301-952-0063 to set up an appointment or just walk in.

Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  Edward Jones Seminar facilitated by Tom Duncan/financial advisor presents: Preparing Your Estate Plan. You’ll learn more about • What to consider when creating your will • The benefits of trusts in estate planning • How to help reduce taxes on your estate • How insurance can help protect your family. Advance registration is required as space is limited.

Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Positive Music w/DJ Randy P. Reduce your weekly stress by enjoying a fun, safe, and positive musical experience in a motivation environment.

Feb. 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Elder Law Clinic Attorneys will be present (by appointment only) to discuss legal issues pertaining to seniors to include: Elder Abuse, Adult Guardianship; homeowner and consumer related issues and much, much, more. Contact Mid-Shore Pro-Bono at 410-690-8128 for an appointment or additional information.

Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – “Cabin Fever Relievers” The holidays are over, but winter is still here. How do you pass the time? Come beat the blues with Talbot County Master Gardener Cabin Fever Reliever series! Free and open to the public, our lectures are a variety of topics to get you ready to fling this spring. Some lectures include hands-on experiences, so get ready to get dirty! Advance signup is required as space is limited.

For more information and to register, please call Talbot County Senior Center at 410-822-2869.