Monthly Archives: November 2012


United Fund Helps Delmarva Daybreak Serve Talbot County’s Medically Dependent and Frail

Delmarva Daybreak is a non-profit Adult Medical Daycare facility, one of the many programs of Delmarva Community Services, Inc. serving clients in Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties.  The mission of Delmarva Community Services has been to help all individuals in need that wish to maintain an independent lifestyle within their community on the Delmarva Peninsula; consequently preventing them from becoming institutionalized.

The United Fund of Talbot County provides funds for clients that reside in Talbot County. This support has helped with days of services, transportation, and prescription costs. Without these funds these individuals would be unable to attend the Adult Medical Daycare which provides socialization opportunities, exercise, therapeutic activities, transportation, family support, personal care and, respite for caregivers as well as not being able to afford the cost of their co-pays for their medication.

 


Epilepsy Association Meets Local Needs with Help From The United Fund

Easton. A request for a seizure program for a Talbot County private school to better understand what to do for a student that is having a seizure, a young handicapped child inspires the local community to mobilize and help his family purchase a wheelchair accessible van for him, a call comes in for individual(s) needing dental care, eye care, medical supplies, housing supplies, adaptive technology, diapers, and clothing all of this and more are illustrative of the daily gaps in assistance that are requested and received at the Epilepsy Association of the Eastern Shore (EAES) for residents of Talbot County.

With the help of the United Fund of Talbot County Campaign — local needs are met and addressed. The multiple needs sited are typical examples of real everyday challenges of residents with developmental disabilities and epilepsy that are our neighbors, friends, colleagues and families living in Talbot County who require professional and expeditious responses from the Epilepsy Association of the Eastern Shore (EAES).

EAES is dedicated to serving persons with developmental disabilities and/or epilepsy, assisting its clients in achieving their personal goals as well as independence and productivity within the community. In total over 60 individuals in the county were helped with over 130 requests and over $196,000 in assistance allocated to residents of Talbot County for services. “The Epilepsy Association of the Eastern Shore cannot do this work alone,” said Dr. Jose Balea, Director of Public Affairs at EAES. “With the help of United Fund of Talbot County campaign local needs are assessed and gaps in care are addressed in an appropriate fashion for the local community”.