Nice: Bayleigh Chase Completes 3rd School Supply Drive

Bayleigh Chase, a forward-thinking life plan community based in Easton, recently completed its third annual school supply drive.

Community residents, colleagues and families collected school supplies throughout the month of August. The donated items were delivered to Easton Elementary School – Moton on September 6. Pictured (left to right): Pam Kunz, Bayleigh Chase Residency Counselor; Anne Ryan Neary, Bayleigh Chase Resident; Students of Easton Elementary – Moton; Sherry Bowen, Principal at Easton Elementary – Moton; Sherri Brown, Bayleigh Chase Director of Sales & Marketing.

AARP Looking for Tax-Aide Volunteers

With the help of volunteers, AARP Midshore Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most. We’re looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join our team of local volunteers in Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties for the upcoming tax season.

This year we are experiencing a large growth in our program and need several NEW volunteers in all four counties. You’ll receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. Ask any current volunteer with our program and they will readily share with you how easy it is to volunteer and learn new skills. Our program helps many different people including seniors, people with disabilities, those with moderate incomes and those with limited English skills.

Here are five good reasons to consider becoming a Tax Aide volunteer.
No previous experience is required. Volunteers receive specialized training.
Volunteers are also needed who have a second language to aid in translation.
Tax Aide use IRS based training materials providing free tax law training.
The hours are flexible. Volunteers generally serve an average of one day a week from the beginning of February until the tax filing deadline date.
As a volunteer, you become part of a program that has helped thousands of people locally prepare federal and state income tax returns. It’s people helping people, it’s that simple.

Not only are tax preparers needed this year, be we also have openings for client facilitator. In this position you welcome the taxpayer, help organize their paper work and manage the overall flow of service.

Skilled in all things digital? Become a technology coordinator with us. This position manages computer equipment, ensures taxpayer data security and provides technical assistance to volunteers at multiple sites.

Interested, join our Mid Shore team today! Apply at or call 1-888-AARP-NOW

Bayleigh Chase Offering “Family is Forever” Program in September

Integrace Bayleigh Chase, a forward-thinking life plan community based in Easton, will recognize National Assisted Living Week September 10-16 with a week of special programming to celebrate the community’s assisted living residents, their loved ones, and the Bayleigh Chase colleagues who care for them.

Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week is an annual observation that provides a unique opportunity to recognize the role assisted living plays in caring for America’s seniors. The theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week is “Family is Forever,” inspired by a quote from poet Maya Angelou:

“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

In honor of this year’s theme, Bayleigh Chase has planned a week of engaging programs and activities that celebrate familial bonds – both traditional and non-traditional.

On Sunday, September 10, in celebration of Grandparents Day, residents will enjoy coffee and pastries, as well as special readings about the importance of grandparents or grandparent-like figures for younger generations.

On Monday, September 11, colleagues will help residents celebrate their family trees by creating a triptych-style three panel tree with family photos. Colleagues will also lead residents in an activity to draw their own family trees.

On Tuesday, September 12, the residents will enjoy animal therapy as the Talbot Humane Society brings kittens for a visit.

On Wednesday, September 13, colleagues will lead residents and their families in an art therapy program as they create their own family portraits.

On Thursday, September 14, colleagues, residents and their loved ones will come together for a family cookout, as well as a discussion about family traditions.

On Friday, September 15, the residents and colleagues will enjoy friendly competition in a game of “Family Feud,” incorporating Bayleigh Chase’s iN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) interactive computer system.

On Saturday, September 16, residents will be treated to a special musical performance by a local pianist.

“We always look forward to National Assisted Living Week, as it gives us the opportunity to create new and fun experiences for our assisted living residents,” said Louise Montgomery, Director of Recreation and Engagement, Integrace Bayleigh Chase. “This year’s programming is all about reinforcing the meaningful connections in their lives, including their families, as well as the colleagues and friends who have become like family within our community.”

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, memory support, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and diagnostic and treatment support through the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic. For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit

Senior Nation: Bayleigh Chase Receives Talbot County Proclamation

On Tuesday, August 22, Integrace Bayleigh Chase, a forward-thinking life plan community based in Easton, received a proclamation from the Talbot County Council declaring September 2017 “National Healthy Aging Month” in Talbot County.

Integrace Bayleigh Chase Director of Sales & Marketing Sherri Sump Brown (left) and Executive Director Andrea Lev (right)

The proclamation states that in 2014, there were approximately 46 million people in the United States age 65 or older, a number that is anticipated to increase to 74 million by 2030. This growing population has compelled communities across the country to create resources to help support older adults’ physical, mental, social and financial wellbeing so they may continue to thrive and remain independent longer.

Integrace Bayleigh Chase was recognized as a local organization that “provides a range of opportunities for older individuals to pursue, often even ‘re-inventing’ themselves, to engage in new or long-held interests and goals.” The proclamation concludes by encouraging every Talbot County resident “to pursue a positive lifestyle for themselves, and to encourage their friends, loved ones and neighbors to do the same.”

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.  For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit



Senior Nation: Bayleigh Chase Hosts Memory Cafe Program

Bayleigh Chase co-sponsors monthly Memory Cafes with the Alzheimer’s Association The goal is to enhance the lives of individuals living with memory loss and their care partners.

The Memory Cafe offers a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage dementia and their families and friends come together for a unique blend of social engagement and support. It is a forum where people can share experiences and talk about dementia. Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend. Attendance is free and light fare is provided.

Speaker: Heather Stalling, Home Health Consultant with Hill’s Home Health

Topic: In-Home Safety and supportive senior care products
When: September 13, 2017 2nd Wednesday of every month 11:30 a.m.
Where: Bayleigh Chase 545 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601
Please RSVP by September 11 to Tina Saddler 410-820-5000 or Space is limited.

Londonderry Donates to Local Police Programs

Londonderry on the Tred Avon recently gave back to its community by making a donation to Talbot County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 18. The organization proudly represents officers of the Easton Police Department, Oxford Police Department, St. Michaels Police Department, and Talbot County Sheriff’s Office.

Irma Toce CEO at Londonderry on the Tred Avon staff pose with Sgt. George Paugh of the Easton Police Department.

This donation will go to support law enforcement officers’ efforts to educate the Talbot County community on drug and violence awareness, this donation will also help fund their many community outreach programs. It will also help the families of fallen officers.

“Residents of Londonderry on the Tred Avon believe in giving back to the community,” said Irma Toce, CEO of Londonderry.

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 1,500 feet of waterfront shoreline.

For more information on what’s going on at Londonderry please go here

Senior Nation: Talbot Senior Center Fundraising Event is a Success

Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center announces the success of their Summer of Love event. The event was held on August 4th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Easton Elks Lodge (#1622) in Easton, Md.

Almost 75 people registered for and attended this high-energy event. Notable attendees included State Senator Adelaide (Addie) Eckardt and Delegate John (Johnny) Mautz IV. At the end of the evening,State Senator Eckardt presented Childlene Brooks, manager of Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center, with a resolution from the Senate of Maryland congratulating the Center on the fundraiser event. At the event, attendees enjoyed dancing to the music stylings of DJ Steve Moody, eating “groovy” foods, and bidding on silent auction items.

This event was made possible by local sponsors (listed in the order of amount of sponsorship) including Michael & Nancy Klein Foundation; The Henker Group; Dock Street Foundation; Bay Imprint; Flowers for the Tables; Talbot County Health Department; What’s Up? Eastern Shore; Cecil H. Gannon and Sons, Inc.; and Shore United Bank. In addition to these sponsors, four local donors provided generous donations.

Center Manager Childlene Brooks remarked, “Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center’s fundraising committee is thrilled with the success of the Summer of Love event. Everyone in attendance had a fantastic time and I cannot thank our sponsors, donors, staff members, volunteers, and Easton Elks Lodge enough for making this event possible.”

The profits raised from this event will go towards Brookletts Place’s Fundraising Campaign that is currently underway to raise money for needed programs and services at the Center as well as developing a satellite senior center in St. Michaels.

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 life-long learning that enhances their physical mental and emotional lives. To learn more, please visit or call 410.822.2869.

Senior Life: Dixon House on the Trail

It It doesn’t matter how old you are when it comes to enjoying a perfect summer day. The Spy found that to be true when spotting some of the residents of Dixon House on the Easton Rails to Trails the other day soaking in the sun.

While the average age at Dixon House is close to 95 years old,  the residents and staff don’t hold back when it comes to getting out for some fresh air and frequent trips to area restaurants for lunch.

For more information about Dixon House please go here.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Free Legal Clinics

Mid-Shore Pro Bono offers FREE legal advice on a broad range of civil legal issues. The program’s goal is to increase access to justice within the Mid-Shore community by providing free limited legal advice in a clinic setting.

Meet with a volunteer attorney to review your legal issues and receive FREE advice on how to proceed in order to resolve those issues. If you have questions about a specific matter, call us to schedule an appointment.

To make an Appointment call 410-690-8128

Talbot County: District Court House, Dover Street, Easton, MD. Every other Friday from 1p.m. – 3 p.m.
Kent County: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown. Third Monday of the month from 1p.m. – 3 p.m.
Dorchester County: Dorchester County Public Library. Second Friday of the Month from 10am- 12 noon
Queen Anne’s County: Chesapeake College Library. Second Tuesday of the Month 1-3pm

BANKRUPTCY CLINICS: Every month throughout the Mid-Shore.

ELDER LAW CLINICS: Clinics are held once a month:

Talbot County Senior Center – 4th Thursday of the Month
Kent County Senior Center – 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Queen Anne’s County – MSPB Office 108 Broadway, Centreville – 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Dorchester County – 3rd Wednesday of the Month – Pleasant Day Adult Day Care Center
Caroline County Senior Center – 2nd Thursday of the Month – 10am – 12 noon

For more information on Mid-Shore Pro Bono visit

Senior Nation: ‘Age Safely With Technology’ Workshop Planned

“Age Safely With Technology,” a presentation for those 50 & older who may have trouble adjusting to the latest technology available is planned for September. Learn how to keep in touch with your loved ones. Caregivers and families are invited to attend as well. A variety of vendors will be present to demonstrate their latest technology. This event to be hosted by Commission on Aging.

3-5 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2018
Brookletts Place , Easton, Maryland