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Aug 23, 2017 02:48PM ● By Nicole Gould

Pictured are participants at last year’s Senior Summit.

Talbot Community Connections Holds Second Annual Senior Summit on Aging–Growing Older and Loving It

The aging process doesn’t have to be a daunting one. Talbot Community Connections (TCC) and the Talbot County Department of Social Services are hoping that by sharing the right tools with seniors that the aging process can be approached with fun, relaxation, and dose of humor. This year, the two organizations hosted the second annual Senior Summit, “Growing Older and Loving It,” on Thursday, June 8th, at the Talbot Community Center. This day-long program for seniors, children of seniors, caregivers, professionals, and concerned citizens provided presentations and discussions on the issues that seniors face today.

The Senior Summit included workshops on downsizing and moving, safe driving, prescription drug misuse, nutrition and yoga, financial planning for retirement, medical planning and advanced directives, self-defense for seniors, and finding your balance. 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.

Tred Avon Players Announce This Year’s Foster Scholarship Winners

From left, Michael McCormack, Summer Snead, Claire Gross, Herb Ziegler, Catharine Jacobs, and Julia Gannon
The Tred Avon Players have awarded David H. Foster scholarships to five Mid-Shore students who will use the funds to help further their college educations. This year’s recipients are Julia Gannon, Clair Gross, Catharine Jacobs, Michael J. McCormack, and Summer Snead. David H. Foster scholarships are awarded annually to students who are judged on their commitment to Mid-Shore community theater and contributions to TAP productions. They also must show a balance of community service, creativity, and scholarship.

Reager, Seidel Join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Board

David W. Reager, Esquire, and John L. Seidel, Ph.D., recently joined the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Reager is a founding and managing partner of the law firm Reager & Adler, PC, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania., supervising the real estate, business law, and estate planning practice areas. He formed the firm in 1979 after serving as an assistant attorney general with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for five years.

Seidel is Director of the Center for Environment & Society and the Lammot du Pont Copeland Associate Professor of Anthropology & Environmental Studies at Washington College in Chestertown. His current research focuses on the relationships between humans and their environments in the Chesapeake Bay region and the development of an environmental model for archaeological site locations on the Eastern Shore.

Eastern Shore Crisis Response Helpline: Helping Callers One Crisis at a Time

Pictured left to right Brandy James, Brittany Crawford, Lynn Gurley, Carol Masden, Lindsey Tolley, and Katherine Harrison, phone counselor. Absent from the photo are after-hours phone counselors Sheri Christopher, LCSW-C, Keonia Greene, Tina Morris, Sherone Thompson, Eboni Taylor-Tue, LCSW-C, and Ivy Garcia.
Quietly operating out of an unassuming building in Dorchester County, the Eastern Shore Operation Center of the Eastern Shore Crisis Response Service is saving lives. Phone counselors at the Center’s Eastern Shore Crisis Response and Resource Helpline work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help prevent suicides, homicides, unnecessary hospitalizations, arrests or detention, and to reduce dangerous or threatening situations involving individuals in need of behavioral health services.  

Sponsored by The Eastern Shore Crisis Response Services of the Affiliated Santé Group, the crisis response helpline serves the nine counties of the Eastern Shore from Cecil to Worcester counties offering telephone support for individuals and family members in crisis. The crisis response helpline has three daytime counselors who work from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All counselors are trained clinicians and must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services, plus have five-year crisis response helpline experience.

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