COVID-19 – Coronavirus – Pandemic
As we head into the darkened winter months of this pandemic, here is some information that could be helpful during this time of heightened COVID-19 risk and mental health challenges, fear, isolation, etc.
Quick Reference List of Resources to call for Frequent Coronavirus-related concerns.
- For-All-Seasons Emergency Hotline is 410-822-1018
- Talbot County Health Department Emergency Hotline 1-410-770-8160
- Eastern Shore Behavioral Crisis Line at 888-407-8018.
- Maryland 24/7 Helpline that is found at dialing 211 – press 1.
- Food Assistance 410-770-5515.
- Police (410-822-1020)
- Emergency 911
All are live responses.
PLEASE NOTE: For more complete information about some of these and other resources, select a subject from from the page index (upper, right).
A Message From Healthy Tilghman’s Partner, For All Seasons
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. Counseling 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. For more information, Click HERE
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
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?
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
“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