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Bill Cranmer was born in Walter Reed, California. At four years old, living with his mother and brother, his family then moved to California, Maryland. His roots sprouted in the Southern Maryland area where he mostly grew up and even eventually raised a family of his own. He graduated from Whittier College out of California (the state), where he gladly informed us Richard Nixon also graduated from. After graduating college he came back to his roots in Southern Maryland. He married his lovely wife and raised one son. He now has a son and a daughter– in –law to call family. In order to support his family, Bill began investigating insurance claims for his career. When he was younger, Bill used to love playing sports, any and all kinds for the season. He currently enjoys watching his favorite television shows, playing BINGO, and on occasion card games. Since living here he has also enjoyed meeting and getting to know some of the other residents and neighbors.

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Tamara Baker was born and raised in Lexington Park, MD. She attended Patuxent high School where she graduated in 2004. Tamara then decided, with her caring personality and following in her mother’s footsteps, becoming a GNA would be a wonderful experience. She attended Calvert Nursing Center taking CNA certification classes while working in private care. She enjoys caring for her elders every day. Tamara is the oldest of five children and loves spending her free time with her younger siblings. Some other hobbies of hers include dancing, watching softball games, swimming, playing basketball, relaxing, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Kayla Hanson
was born in Alexandria, VA, and moved to Calvert County when she was two years old. Shortly after, her brother, Vance, was born. She attended local public schools, and graduated from Patuxent High School. Growing up, Kayla played on co-ed soccer and baseballs teams, and played on an all girl basketball team. She even played on the high school softball team. Kayla also took karate classes for about four years, and made it all the way to a brown belt with a black stripe. Unfortunately, she had to leave for college before she was able to test for her black belt. She spent a year at Towson University, and then returned home to start working full time and began taking online classes. Kayla is currently working on her degree in Psychology. On top of working here, Kayla also works PRN as a Mental Health Associate at the Behavioral Health Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. When she’s not working, Kayla enjoys spending time at home with her family, which consists of her boyfriend, her cat Leo, and her German Shepherd puppy Mia. Kayla enjoys seeing all of the residents everyday, and views them as family. She enjoys being able to brighten their days and give them something to look forward to every week. Kayla was elected stakeholder of the month during resident council. Please congratulate Kayla for being our council elected “June Stakeholder of the Month”

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Gary Travers was born and grew up in Draden, MD. During his childhood, he enjoyed spending time with his mother, father, three sisters and one brother. He says that he was very close with them. Gary enjoyed playing soccer and basketball as a child. Although Gary never married or had children, he has a lot of family and friends that he keeps close with. His Aunt is also a resident here, and he visits with her almost daily. Gary enjoyed spending time on the water, and often went crabbing and fishing for oysters. He also worked for a delivery company, and was able to travel all over the United States during that time. Gary has been named our “In-House DJ” because of his love for music. He often plays his favorite soul music over his stereo for everyone to enjoy as they pass by. Gary also enjoys drawing in his sketch book and socializing with his friends.
Gary was elected Resident of the Month during resident council. Please congratulate Gary for being our council elected.
“June Resident of the Month”.

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Robin Foderetti was born in Ohio, but has lived in Maryland for 23 years. She has been a member of the Chesapeake Shores team for 20 years. She is very fortunate to do something she loves. She expresses that working with seniors is her passion and purpose in life. Robin always ensures her residents they have a meaningful and a purposeful life. She loves and cares for all the residents here and works hard daily to show that her care and love towards them. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, interacting with animals , and gardening. Robin was elected stakeholder of the month during resident council. Please congratulate Robin for being our council elected “May Stakeholder of the Month”

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Mary Barnes was born in South Carolina and raised here in Southern Maryland. She grew up with six brothers and one sister. She attended local schools until the 10th grade, when she stopped to help her sister with her kids. Mary enjoyed fishing with her father as a child, and has many other fond memories of growing up. Later on, she married Richard J. Barnes in 1957, and took in his two children as her own. Aside from her step-children, Mary never had own children. She worked as a telephone operator and as a cashier at Pax River Naval Base. She was also very active in her church, and still is to this day. Mary has nothing but wonderful memories of her husband, Richard, who has since passed. To her, he was a great husband. They did everything together, even wore matching clothes when going out. Mary and Richard also vacationed every summer together. Mary thinks Chesapeake Shores and the staff here are wonderful, and she says she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. She also thinks her roommate, Peggy, is the sweetest person and is so thankful to have her with her. Mary was elected Resident of the Month during resident council. Please congratulate Mary for being our council elected “May Resident of the Month”.

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Hot weather can be very dangerous to seniors putting them at risk for heat stroke or heat exhaustion. According to a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65.

Seniors are at risk due to their inability to notice changes in their body temperatures, underlying health conditions and medications.

Keep it safe in the hot weather following these tips:

  • Drink Plenty of Liquids to avoid dehydration. Even if you are not thirsty, be sure to drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
  • Dress for the weather, don’t over dress. Try to wear light colored, lightweight and loose fitting clothing when out in the heat. Wear a wide-brimmed hat when out in the sun.
  • During the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. try to stay indoors. This is the hottest part of the day. Try to do your errands during the cooler parts of the day to avoid the heat.
  • Avoid exercise and strenuous outdoor activities- take it easy in the heat.
  • Watch the news or listen to the radio for the heat index when planning outside activities. If the heat index is high, stay inside. High humidity adds moisture to the air which can impair your body’s ability to cool itself.
  • Stay in an air conditioned environment. If you do not have air conditioning in your home you may want to visit the mall, library or movie theater during the hottest parts of the day to avoid the heat.

Know the warning sigs of heat related illness and seek medical attention if you have any of the following:

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Check out the upcoming events at Chesapeake Shores for July 2014: Click here to view the Chesapeake Shores July 2014 Calendar