Category Archives: Denton

Compass Regional Hospice Offers Adult Grief Support Group in Caroline County

Compass Regional Hospice
February 24, 2017

Compass Regional Hospice is offering a grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S 5th Avenue in Denton. The group will meet every Tuesday through May 23. Participants are asked to commit to attending all or most of the 10 sessions in order to benefit the most from the group.

The grief support group will be co‐facilitated by Ann OConnor, LCSW‐C, and Wayne Larrimore, MEd, bereavement counselors for Compass Regional Hospice.

In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, many end up feeling alone, which makes navigating through their grief journey difficult. Participation in our adult grief support group offers companionship and understanding from others who “get it,” and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings.

“Our grief groups are a combination of education and support,” says OConnor. “In this confidential and intimate setting participant’s will have a chance to share their stories openly and guilt-free, while learning ways to cope with their changed lives.”

For more information about the adult grief support group, call Compass Regional Hospice, 443‐262‐ 4100, or email Ann OConnor, aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.org or Wayne Larrimore, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org. To learn more about other grief support programs available through the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, visit www.compassregionalhospice.org/hopeandhealing.

Photo: Bereavement counselors Wayne Larrimore, MEd (left) and Ann OConnor, LCSW‐C (right) will co‐facilitate a new grief support group beginning March 21, 2017.

Bereavement counselors Wayne Larrimore, MEd (left) and Ann OConnor, LCSW‐C (right) will co‐facilitate a new grief support group beginning March 21, 2017. – Submitted Photo

Digital Learning Night at the library!

Caroline County Public Library
February 1, 2017

Drop in to Digital Learning Night at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton for a technology open house and learn all about the technology your local school system and library have to offer.  

Stop by on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm and enjoy hands-on STEM activities, demos of 3-D printers and the library’s Music Lab, and much more! Have you ever wanted to try out the latest Virtual Reality headsets? We will have Oculus, Vive, and other headsets available for you to play with!

Refreshments will be provided by the Caroline County Culinary Arts Program. Program brought to you through a partnership of Caroline County Public Schools and Caroline County Public Library.

For more information, please call 410-479-1343 or visit carolib.org.

Homestead Manor Assisted Living Honors Veteran’s with Free Crab Cake Luncheon

Homestead Manor Assisted Living

“Offering Seniors Life in Full Bloom”

Denton, MD (October 6, 2016)

In honor of Veteran’s Day Homestead Manor Assisted Living is hosting a free crab cake luncheon for all veterans and anyone considering assisted living on Thursday, November 10th at noon. The luncheon will feature a short presentation along with a guided tour of the newly remodeled resident suites followed by the crab cake luncheon. Reserve your space today by calling Michelle Pepper at 410-479-2273.

This is the second annual Veteran’s Day luncheon Homestead Manor has hosted to honor veteran’s and raise awareness of their assisted living facility. “We liked to honor our veteran’s by hosting this luncheon and information session. Many veterans and their families feel they cannot afford assisted living or even know there is assisted living support provided by VA said Christine Harrington, Executive Director.

Homestead Manor Assisted Living is founded on the principles of acceptance, compassion, care, and love, Homestead Manor is an assisted living facility dedicated to providing a caring community environment across all levels of care associated with retirement living. Our 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. 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
love 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 life in full bloom.
Homestead Manor is located at 410 Colonial Drive, Denton, MD 21629 For more information
call 410-479-CARE(2273) or www.homesteadassistedlivingdenton.com

Summer Reading fun continues at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
June 20, 2016

The summer fun continues with great free programs at all three Caroline County Public Library locations.

• Kids get to join the fun when The Uncle Devin Show, whose mission is to convey universal principles of love through their live music experiences, presents “Journey through the Land of Percussion,” in two locations! Thursday, July 7 at 11am at the North County Greensboro Branch and again at 2pm at the Federalsburg Branch.
• The Bright Star Touring Theatre presents “Aesop’s Fables” on Monday, July 11 at 11am at the Central Library in Denton. From The Fox and the Grapes to the The Lion and the Mouse, these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty, compassion, hard work and kindness.
• Kids age 5-8 and their caregivers are invited to get in the Olympic spirit with Library Olympics! Test your skills in a variety of events based on favorite nursery rhymes, fairy tales and books. This program will be offered at the Federalsburg Branch on Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30am (call 410-754-8397 to register) and at the North County Greensboro Branch on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30am (register at 410-482-2173).

There are many more upcoming Summer Reading programs, including playgroup at the library, Family Dance Party, STEAM programs and much more. Some require registration, so pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org today! All programs are FREE.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer Reading kicks off at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
June 3, 2016

Have some free fun at your Caroline County Public Library this summer. Sign up now at your favorite library location to read your way through summer, as you play games, win prizes, and beat the heat at cool programs!

• Magic comes to the library on June 16, 2016 as Mike Rose brings his “SPORT-acular Magic” presentation.
• Don’t miss the exciting dancing warriors of Capoeira is Culture: Dance and Martial Arts from Brazil on June 21, 2016.
• The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents “Bananas” on June 23, 2016. Join the fun; these puppets encourage audience participation!

Each of these programs will be held at the Central Library in Denton at 11:00am. No registration necessary.

There are many more upcoming Summer Reading programs, including Library Olympics for ages 5-8 at the Branches, playgroup at the library, STEM programs and much more. Some require registration, so pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org today! All programs are FREE.

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Caroline County clergy learn about hospice resources

Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation
May 12, 2016

On May 12, 2016 Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting with clergy from Caroline County. The group met at the Caroline Hospice Home in Denton.

During opening conversations Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain for Compass Regional Hospice, discussed with her colleagues how her work with hospice patients supports the work of clergy of all denominations.

“We understand that for many people a terminal illness is a time when patients and their families turn to their spiritual beliefs for comfort,” says Rev. Greenwell. “We want to be a resource for ministers and lay people, who may be trusted confidantes as their parishioners make decisions about how to live their final months of life.”

Heather Guerieri, executive director for Compass Regional Hospice, provided an overview of the services available to people of all ages in Caroline County. She also explained how the Bridges pre-hospice program is a resource for people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness when they are not yet ready medically or emotionally for hospice.

Rhonda Knotts, grief services coordinator for Compass Regional Hospice, discussed the menu of services offered to people who are grieving the death of a loved one through the Hope & Healing Center. These services include individual and group counseling, support groups, and Camp New Dawn, a summer healing retreat for children, teens and families.

Heidi Plutschak, executive director for Caroline Hospice Foundation, closed the meeting by describing how the foundation raises funds that partially cover the cost of providing hospice care in Caroline County. The foundation, which owns the Caroline Hospice Home, also relies on financial support from the community to supplement the cost of maintaining this three-room residential hospice center.

For more information about Compass Regional Hospice and the hospice and grief support services available in Caroline, Kent and Queen Anne’s County, call 443-262-4100 or visit www.compassregionalhospice.org. To support the fundraising efforts of Caroline Hospice Foundation, call 410-479-3500 or visit carolinehospice.com.

Photo: Staff from Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting with clergy at the Caroline Hospice Home. Pictured are (left to right), seated, Rev. Karen Handy, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton; Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain, Compass Regional Hospice; Pastor Marie Coulbourne, Chestnut Grove and Bloomy Methodist Churches, Federalsburg; Deacon Bill Nickum, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Ridgely and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Denton; Pastor Doug Morley, Bethel Wesleyan Church, Goldsboro; and Pastor Dawn Lare, Church of the Brethren, Denton; standing, from Compass Regional Hospice, Christie Gessford, RN, director, clinical services; Sharon Loving, LCSW-C, supervisor, support services; Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief services coordinator and counselor; Heather Guerieri, executive director; from Caroline Hospice Foundation, Laura Harris, president, board of directors; and Heidi Plutschak, executive director.

Staff from Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting with clergy at the Caroline Hospice Home. Pictured are (left to right), seated, Rev. Karen Handy, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton; Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain, Compass Regional Hospice; Pastor Marie Coulbourne, Chestnut Grove and Bloomy Methodist Churches, Federalsburg; Deacon Bill Nickum, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Ridgely and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Denton; Pastor Doug Morley, Bethel Wesleyan Church, Goldsboro; and Pastor Dawn Lare, Church of the Brethren, Denton; standing, from Compass Regional Hospice, Christie Gessford, RN, director, clinical services; Sharon Loving, LCSW-C, supervisor, support services; Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief services coordinator and counselor; Heather Guerieri, executive director; from Caroline Hospice Foundation, Laura Harris, president, board of directors; and Heidi Plutschak, executive director. – Contributed Photo

Library offers free computer classes for job seekers

Caroline County Public Library
March 2016

Enhance your job seeking skills at this four-part series designed to help you get a job! Each session, held on four consecutive Mondays, from 2-3pm, covers a different topic:

April 4 – Business email
April 11 – Google job searching techniques
April 18 – Using our FREE online Gale Courses (offering certificates of completion)
April 25 – Promoting yourself with Social Media

All classes are held in the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library Computer Lab in Denton. For information or to register, please call 410-479-1343, Ext. 1 or email info@carolib.org.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to Caroline County!

Caroline County Library
October 2015

Celebrate the kick-off of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Caroline County on October 31, 2015 10am-noon, at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton. Join us for snacks and crafts at 10am and then watch the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre perform their puppet show, “The Three Not-So-Little Pigs Meet the Halloween Witch,” at 11am.

Imagination Library will send a FREE BOOK in the mail every month until your child’s fifth birthday! You can register your child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at any branch of the Caroline County Public Library, or online at www.imaginationlibrary.com. Sign up today; the time you spend reading with your children opens their minds to faraway places and exciting adventures, and sets them on the pathway to lifelong learning.

Dr. Who Night for all ages at the Library!

Caroline County Public Library
October 16, 2015

Calling all Whovians…Dr. Who Night for all ages at the Library!

Jump in your TARDIS, put on your bowtie and head over to the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton for a night of Dr. Who fun!

Fans of all ages are invited to enjoy Dr. Who-themed food, play trivia games, watch an episode and win prizes on October 23 at 7:00pm.

So don’t hide behind the sofa! “Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan,” and bring the whole family to the library for some wibbly wobbly, time-y wimey fun.

Free “Money Talks” financial empowerment program for women at the library

Caroline County Library
October 2015

Are you in charge of your money? Do you want to be? Empower yourself!

Join UMD educator, Melissa Leiden Welsh, for a series of “Money Talks” to be held on four Thursday evenings at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton. Topics include credit reports, ID theft and protection, budget basics and small steps to saving/investing.

Sessions meet Oct. 22 & 29 and Nov. 12 & 19, 6:30-7:30pm. This program is free; for more information or to sign up, please call Laura Powell at 410-479-1343 X161 or email lpowell@carolib.org.