Integrace Bayleigh Chase Presents Proceeds to Alzheimer’s Association

Representatives of Integrace Bayleigh Chase recently presented a donation of $1,806 to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland to benefit Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The funds were raised by the community’s “Fall Into Fashion” Luncheon and Show held on September 12.

Bayleigh Chase is a local leader in providing support to individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders through its residential neurocognitive support program and the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic.

Pictured (L-R): Carol Zimmerman, Eastern Shore Development and Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland; Anne Neary, President of Integrace Bayleigh Chase Residents Association; Andrea Lev, Integrace Bayleigh Chase Executive Director; Sherri Brown, Integrace Bayleigh Chase Director of Sales & Marketing.

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.

Londonderry on the Tred Avon’s Grand Opening of New Community Center

Londonderry on the Tred Avon will host the Grand Opening of its new Clubhouse on Tuesday, September 18th from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Londonderry residents and the public are invited to attend and enjoy food, drinks and live music. An advance RSVP is required

“All of us at Londonderry are excited to celebrate this important milestone,” said Irma Toce, Londonderry on the Tred Avon CEO. “After several years of planning and construction, the wait is finally over. We are thrilled to present this new space to our residents and offer even more amenities and gathering spaces within our community.”

The 5,000 square foot space features as fitness center, salon, large multipurpose room, catering kitchen, meeting room, outdoor deck and with seating and overlook tower.The Sales and Marketing Office has also moved into the new space.

Please RSVP for the event by visiting www.londonderrytredavon.com.

About Londonderry on the Tred Avon

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

“Swing Fore our Seniors” Golf and Tennis Tournament

Talbot County is blessed to have a thriving senior center at Brookletts Place in Easton.  As the only county-run Senior Center in Talbot County, the center strives to continuously expand to provide even more for area seniors over and above our well-rounded menu of available services and resources. It is with this desire that we enter into a partnership with the YMCA of the Chesapeake.  By this time next year, we will be operating senior programs and meal services to residents in the Bay Hundred area from our permanent center housed within the St. Michaels Family YMCA. In order to do this, we must continue to rely on the generosity of our loyal sponsors and supporters.

In collaboration with the YMCA, we are planning our premier fundraising event of 2018, “Swing Fore our Seniors” Golf and Tennis Tournament. This exciting event will be run on two separate days with the tennis tournament on Sunday, September 30th and the golf tournament on Tuesday, October 2nd. Our planning committee expects this event to draw in over 150 participants and numerous spectators. It is our hope that members of the community would consider supporting this event.

The Tennis Tournament on September 30th will have Mixed Doubles, Adult/ Youth and a Celebrity portion of the tournament.  The tournament will be held at the Peachblossom YMCA tennis courts and will include a picnic lunch.  Our Celebrity players will include a few of the Tennis Pros at the YMCA along with the YMCA of the Chesapeake CEO Robbie Gill. Bring the whole family to cheer on the players! The celebrity’s partner will also have a goal to raise funds for the Senior Center.  Look for these local tennis enthusiasts to be reaching out to you for your support!

The 18-hole scramble Golf Tournament will begin with a continental breakfast and registration at 9 a.m. and tee off 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 2nd from the Hog Neck Golf Course.  There will be on-course beverages, free range balls, and an after-party celebration to include the golf and tennis communities.  A contest package featuring two mulligans, closet to pin and hole-in-one will be available, as well as a putting and chipping contest.  The tournament is open to all ages.

Childlene Brooks, Manager of Brookletts Place states she is excited about the upcoming tournaments and pleased to have the support of a committee of tennis and golf enthusiast to help make this premier event a reality.  Proceeds from the tournament will not only help with the expansion into the Bay Hundred area but will also help us continue to offer quality programs and activities at Brookletts Place.

Committee member and tennis player, Eleanor Shriver Magee states, “I think this is the best idea – who does not like to play and or watch two sports (tennis and golf) over two days and have the proceeds support such an amazing cause like TCSC! I cannot wait to swing my racket at this event.  And I know my fellow golfers feel the same way.”

Wayne Wilson, said, “I’m excited to be part of the planning committee for the Golf and Tennis Tournaments to benefit Brookletts Place.  As a resident of Baltimore County, I volunteered with the Sports and Recreation Program for physically challenged children.  Now that I’m a resident of Talbot County and older, I see (and feel) the needs of our seniors in Talbot County.  My wife and I are both members of the Senior Center and utilize the fitness and computer centers regularly.  Over the years we’ve developed new friendships at the Senior Center and, unfortunately, have seen some of those new friends pass.  But fortunately, they received multiple services at Brookletts Place and did not find themselves inactive or alone in those final days.  They were able to socialize, exercise, watch TV, play cards, travel, and eat a nutritious meal at least once a day with others.  As an employee for Talbot County’s Hog Neck Golf Course and avid golfer, I can’t think of a worthier cause.  If you cannot golf or play tennis, you can always be a sponsor or, volunteer your time and talents, or come watch the event.  You will see first-hand how vital it is to keep our Talbot County Seniors happy, healthy, and productive in their golden years.”

Online registration information for tennis is available at http://mscf.givezooks.com/events/copy-of-swing-fore-our-seniors-tennis-tournament-2018 and for golf at: http://mscf.givezooks.com/events/swing-fore-our-seniors-golf-tennis-tournaments-2018 or you may contact Childlene Brooks, at 410-822-2869 or cbrooks@uppershoreaging.org for a registration form and additional information.  Sponsorship opportunities are also still available either through the online registration link or by mailing your check payable to Mid Shore Community Foundation to Brookletts Place, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, MD.

Lynn Sanchez to Speak about “Positive Aging: Embracing Your Second Act”

Talbot Village Connections will sponsor a free talk entitled “Positive Aging: Embracing Your Second Act” to be presented by Lynn Sanchez. The event will take place at St Michaels Library on September 7, 10:30 am.

Lynn Sanchez of Easton, has served on the faculty of Chesapeake College and served as Site Coordinator of Talbot Touchpoints Project & Eldercare Project for the Mental Health Association in Talbot County. Lynn was the Keynote Speaker at the recent Talbot County Senior Summit. Currently, she is Administrative Assistant at the medical office of Robert B. Sanchez and is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

“With wisdom and humor, Lynn will discuss how to optimize our emotional well-being as we transition into the next phase of our lives.”

Refreshments will be served at 10:00 am before the program begins.

Please RSVP by September 4th by calling 410-829-3678 or e-mail plntvc@gmail.com.

The Inaugural Eastern Shore Research Forum on September 10

Integrace Bayleigh Chase and the Integrace Institute have announced that the Easton life plan community will host the inaugural Eastern Shore Research Forum on Monday, September 10. Aging services, healthcare and research professionals are invited to learn about current research studies being done to examine how new technologies can be used to better deliver health care and other support to older adults.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Jody Holtzman, founder and senior managing partner at Longevity Venture Advisors, LLC. Named one of 2017’s “Top Influencers in Aging” by Next Avenue, Holtzman is the former Senior Vice President of Market Innovation at AARP and has worked for more than 10 years to create programs that spark innovation and entrepreneurship for Americans over the age of 50.

Research projects will also be presented by representatives from:

– University of Maryland, School of Medicine
– University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy
– New York University School of Medicine
– The Erickson School at UMBC

“This event gives us the opportunity to showcase how technology providers and researchers are working together to create solutions that can improve quality of life for older adults and those who care for them,” said Tabassum Majid, PhD, Executive Director, The Integrace Institute. “We hope our attendees will see how technology can help people access health care differently, which can be life changing, especially in rural communities such as Easton.”

Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for social workers, long-term care administrators and activity professionals in attendance.

Registration for the inaugural Eastern Shore Research Forum is available for $65 and includes breakfast and lunch. Those who register before August 17, students, and groups of three or more are eligible to register for the discounted price of $55.

Registration is available online at integraceinstitute.org/eastern-shore-research-forum. Those seeking more information may contact Stephanie Carideo at the Integrace Institute at 410-552-3238.

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 the Integrace Institute
The Integrace Institute is the not-for-profit research and education arm of Integrace, whose mission is to transform neurocognitive living through person-centered research, education and partnerships. With over 20 years of expertise, the Integrace Institute serves Integrace’s communities by building an evidence-based platform for care practices and education. In addition, it partners with universities, technology and pharmaceutical companies, and other senior living organizations outside of Integrace to conduct community-based research studies, provide interactive learning experiences for professionals and caregivers, and consult with other organizations to build innovative models that support meaningful living. For more information, please visit www.integraceinstitute.org or call 410-970-2031.

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.

Londonderry on the Tred Avon Recognized by Baltimore Magazine

Londonderry on the Tred Avon CEO, Irma Toce, and Director of Sales and Marketing, Rachel Smith

Londonderry on the Tred Avon CEO, Irma Toce, and Director of Sales and Marketing, Rachel Smith, were both recently named the “Faces of Retirement on the Eastern Shore” by Baltimore Magazine.

“The recognition from Baltimore Magazine is a testament to Londonderry’s stellar reputation on the Eastern Shore and beyond as a premier location for active retirees,” said Irma Toce, Londonderry CEO. “Rachel and I were proud to accept this recognition on behalf of the entire Londonderry community of residents and staff. Londonderry is truly a special place to retire.”

Toce and Smith were recognized for their experience and commitment to excellence both at Londonderry and in their respective fields of aging and sales and marketing.

About Londonderry on the Tred Avon

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

Londonderry on the Tred Avon Introduces New Board Members

Londonderry on the Tred Avon is pleased to welcome Andy Hollis, Kevin Moran and Sara Rich to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of residents and community members who volunteer their time to provide guidance and strategic direction to the cooperative and its management team.

“Andy, Kevin and Sara are tremendous additions to the Londonderry Board of Directors,” said Irma Toce, Londonderry CEO. “Their professional, volunteer and leadership experience in Talbot County and beyond are an asset to Londonderry. They all have a deep appreciation for our mission and the direction we are headed as we look forward to an exciting year.”

Photo: Londonderry on the Tred Avon welcomes Sarah Rich, Kevin Moran and Andy Hollis to its Board of Directors.. Front row: New members, Sara Rich, Kevin Moran and Andy Hollis. Second row: John Masone. Back Row: Lari Caldwell, Pat Lewers, Robert LaForce and Ken Sadler. 

For more than thirty years, Mr. Hollis has been a dedicated public servant on the Eastern Shore having served as the Talbot County Manager, Town Manager of St. Michaels and member of the Talbot County Council. He also has extensive experience in zoning, planning and development in the public sector. He is also a graduate of Shore Leadership and current member of the MidShore Regional Council.

Kevin Moran is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Credit Officer at 1880 Bank. He has more than thirty years of experience in the financial services industry and has lived on the Eastern Shore for nearly twenty-five years. Mr. Moran is an active community volunteer and supports Channel Marker, the Bay Hundred Youth Task Force, Easton Rotary Club and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Moran and his wife life in St. Michaels and they have two adult daughters.

Sara Rich is the CEO of Choptank Community Health and is a current Board Member of the First Wesleyan Church in Easton and Saint Martin’s Ministries in Ridgely. Originally from Michigan, Mrs. Rich and her husband have lived on the Eastern Shore for the past thirteen years and have two young sons.

About Londonderry on the Tred Avon

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

Senior Nation: Home Instead Senior Care & Upper Shore Aging Start Joint Fundraising Effort

Today, representatives for Home Instead Senior Care and Upper Shore Aging announced a joint fundraising effort aimed at helping area seniors get around town better and make those important medical and social appointments that help them stay active and healthy.

Representatives say they hope to raise $5000.00 in this unique, one of a kind matching grant program that focuses on seniors. Speaking for Upper Shore Aging, Childlene Brooks said, “We’re so excited to be able to work with Home Instead Senior Care Foundation to bring awareness and financial gifts to those who need it in our community. We know folks here in Talbot County are among the most generous in Maryland so we’re crossing our fingers that they’ll give Home Instead Senior Care a lot to match!”

“This is the second year we’ve promoted the GIVE65 program here on the Eastern Shore and what we really love about this program is that it encourages all of us to play an active role in the lives of our senior citizens and help those who need a little extra assistance without having to bother government to do it for us.” said Jenna Marchi, who along with her husband Ben Marchi, have owned the local Home Instead Senior Care office in Easton for the past 8 years.

Positive Impact on Seniors

Currently, about 25 seniors receive a monthly bus pass but Upper Shore Aging says that they are constantly receiving calls from their partner agencies and other individuals asking about availability and unfortunately, resources can be limited. With Upper Shore Aging opening a satellite location in St. Michaels, Brooks expects an uptick in the number of requests in the future and says these concerns highlight the importance of the GIVE65 fundraising event.

How GIVE65 works

The campaign is titled “Give65” as the fundraiser runs for a straight 65-hour period. Starting on July 1, you may schedule your donation at www.give65.org/uppershoreaging for the 65-hour period (that runs from 7AM July 10 to Midnight on July 12), and it will be matched. Only funds contributed between July 1st and July 12th will be counted toward the matching grant.

The Give65 Campaign is a fundraising campaign by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. The Foundation is affiliated with Home Instead Senior Care – an international senior care company with a local office in Easton. The Give65 Campaign is a crowd-sourcing platform similar to the well-known Kickstarter, and it’s the first and only crowd-sourcing platform in the nation for senior resources and needs. The goal of the Upper Shore Aging, Inc,’s Give65 Campaign is to raise a total of $5,000 (All funds will be matched by the Home Instead Foundation). The funds from Give65 will be donated to Upper Shore Aging, Inc. to go toward funding the bus pass program for senior citizens in Talbot County.

Shelly LaRoque Appointed as Activity Director at The Dixon House

The Dixon House Independent and Assisted Living in Easton, MD, has announced the appointment of Shelly LaRoque of Denton as its new Activity Director. LaRoque, who was previously activity coordinator at Baleigh Chase, is certified in activities for the elderly by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. She has worked with the elderly and children throughout her career. She also taught exercise classes for the Federalsburg Senior Center, Easton Adult Day Care, Londonderry, and St. Mark’s Village. She owned three Curves franchises from 2002 to 2011 in Delaware. She attended Chesapeake College.

LaRoque comments, “I have always enjoyed exercise. After my mom went into a rehabilitation facility, I had to be her advocate and got involved volunteering to do activities with other residents there. I really liked interacting with the seniors. I have a heart for aging residents. It has been a calling for me.”

As Activity Director at The Dixon House, LaRoque provides creative crafts, cooking activities, mind enhancing games, and monthly birthday parties; brings entertainment to residents, including musicians, Pets on Wheels, and other visiting performers; and also takes residents to church, on sightseeing tours, to lunch at local restaurants, and to attend musical performances. She also teaches daily chair exercise classes involving stretching and aerobics.

“I love the intimate and relaxed environment of The Dixon House. It’s family here and the staff strives to make the house feel welcoming,” she adds.

LaRoque is looking for volunteers to help with activities with The Dixon House residents. For further information, contact her at 410-822-6661.

Talbot Community Connections Holds Third Annual Senior Summit on Aging

Lynn H. Sanchez of Easton, Mental Health Advocate, will be the keynote speaker for the third annual Senior Summit, “Life Reimagined Challenges and Triumphs,” on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Talbot Community Center on Route 50 in Easton, MD. This day-long program for seniors, children of seniors, caregivers, professionals and concerned residents will provide presentations and discussions on the issues that seniors face today, including health and wellness, technology, staying active, and transitioning in life.  The event, sponsored by Talbot Community Connections (TCC) and the Talbot County Department of Social Services, helps to fund the unmet needs that are fundamental to the safety, security, health and well-being of Talbot County’s children and adults.

Sanchez will present “Wine Isn’t the Only Thing That Improves with Age” – an insightful and light-hearted discussion about our personal aging journey. She states, “We will take a look at the physical and emotional energy needed to transition, into our next phase of life.”

Sanchez, who has worked tirelessly as a mental health advocate on the Shore, attended Florida State University where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s in Education degree in Mental Retardation. She has served on the faculty of Chesapeake College and served as Site Coordinator of Talbot Touchpoints Project & Eldercare Project for the Mental Health Association in Talbot County. Currently, she is Administrative Assistant at the medical office of Robert B. Sanchez and is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

The Senior Summit will include workshops on downsizing, flourishing through transitions, self-defense for seniors, senior fitness, and even a virtual dementia tour. In addition to break-out workshops, there will be the opportunity for participants to have lunch and to visit vendor tables to gather additional information on aging issues and services.

Talbot Community Connections (TCC), a nonprofit arm of the Talbot County Department of Social Services, has the mission to raise and distribute funds to help keep families together, support children in foster care, and support the elderly so they can remain independent, safe, and healthy members of our communities.

The cost of the Senior Summit is $15 for the General Public, including seniors, and $85 for Professional Social Work CEUs. A healthy continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Pre-registration is required by June 1. For further information, contact Kelley Werner at kelley.werner@maryland.gov or call 410-770-8810 or visit talbotcommunityconnections.org to download a registration form or to purchase tickets online. Registration forms are also available at the front desk at Talbot County Department of Social Services at 301 Bay Street, Unit 5 in Easton.

Platinum sponsors for the 2018 Senior Summit are the Talbot County Department of Social Services, the Talbot County Government, and The Star Democrat. Gold sponsors are the Talbot County Health Department, Visiting Nurse Association of Maryland, and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.