The Healthy Tilghman Mission

Anyone in Bay Hundred is encouraged to seek assistance and resources for crisis, addiction, counseling, preventive measures, and healthy living through Healthy Tilghman.

In early 2017 efforts were begun to strengthen the health and wellness of the Bay Hundred Community through a collaborative known as “Healthy Tilghman.” It is a partnership and outreach of Tilghman United Methodist Church and For All Seasons, Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. 

Building healthy mind, body, and spirit in the Bay Hundred community is Healthy Tilghman’s mission.


Special Coronavirus Section


The New Crisis for COVID-19 –
Mental Health and Substance Use Reoccurrence


The Psychology Minute with Mike Flaherty


What WE can do to defeat any sense of powerlessness and despair:

  • Tilghman United Methodist Church and Pastor Herb Cain can be reached at 410-886-2045 . Pastor Herb is available to anyone.
  • Mental Health Counseling will continue via phone using the same numbers. Some will shift to Easton or as set up by the Caroline Eglseder, LMSW for Tilghman office here. Call 410-822-1018. Tell receptionist you are from Tilghman area or ask for Caroline. Counselling will continue to be available.
  • Choptank Health is available at 410-866-2222.
  • Our Peer Support also remains available for assistance by contacting Rose Regan at 410-886-9862. 
  • Exercise classes sponsored by Healthy Tilghman have been cancelled until further notice. Susan Roecker or Carol Zappe will keep us informed. 
  • Food is available by increased access to food banks (see attached) and our wonderful local merchants (also see attached What’s Happening).


A Perspective on Sacrifice

OK, it’s getting long. So long its almost beginning to feel boring and oddly normal. “Enough,” you say. Some ask, “what’s the point of this and add “I’m going out.” Slow down. The numbers and messages from our leaders don’t support that yet. Be safe. Be patient. Study the below cartoon from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette of April 2nd. It has a perspective to share. 

To enlarge, Right Click on picture and select View Image


What to do with the kids for your –  and their sanity?

See: https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-03-26/10-things-to-do-right-now-inside-with-young-kids 


More TIPS For Kids & Families

From our counselor, Caroline Eglseder LMSW, advice with kids home. “Kids do best with structure. Keep a schedule or routine.” For example, something like:

  • 7:00- 9:00 wake up, morning tidy, breakfast, get dressed
  • 9:00-11:00 outside activities/necessary errands only 
  • 11:00 snack time/play time
  • 12:00-2:00 lunch and rest time (books, movies, music) for littles, homework time for school age
  • 2:00-3:00 music time
  • 3:00-4:00 mindfulness/yoga
  • 4:00-5:00 free play 

Everything is Waiting For You

Poet David Whyte reminds us “To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of our surroundings. You must note the way the soap dish enables you, or the window sash grants you freedom…” Hear the full poem at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgQf5tx1hi4:


Poem From Ireland


Serenity Prayer

A Prayer and Wisdom to live by

“God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can and the WISDOM to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr


“Kindness is a language the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see.”   Mark Twain


“Fear is optional.” Michael Flaherty


“There are people who would love to have your bad days. Stay grateful.” Rick Magnani


For Your Prayer “Toolbox”

we offer these prayers created by local and other spiritual leaders (see Tip No. 7, above)