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Armstrong-1Ernest Joseph Armstrong was born on May 25, 1918 in Bushwood, Maryland. He has ten brothers and five sisters, and he attended Fenwick School. In 1943 he married the love of his life, Margaret Emily.

They have been married for 71 years and have been blessed with 11 children named Joseph, Edmund, Frances, Kenny, Charles, Roberta, George, Rita, Mary, Amanda, and Annie. He has four son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law.

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December-002Darian is a graduate of the St. Mary’s County public school system. He set many records in sports, especially football and weight lifting.

In his senior year, back in 1994, he set the state bench press record, which still has not been broken to this day.

He was offered a full scholarship at Williamson College in Pennsylvania due to his sports and academics. There, he pursued a degree in physical education.

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A few of our residents enjoyed the local Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2014. They enjoyed the wonderful sights and beautiful weather! It was such a fun day to be out and about!

For the month of October, our elders enjoyed a fun filled night with the community. Chesapeake Shores hosted their annual Safe Trick-or-Treat night by inviting children and families from the community to trick-or-treat with our elders. Thank you to all who came out to have a great time!

Harry-003Harry Siebert was born in Washington, D.C. in 1945. He has a daughter and two wonderful grandchildren. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for a degree in guidance counseling. He later received his master’s degree in psychology.

He loves listening to oldies rock-n-roll music from the 1950s. All his life, he has mostly stayed on the East coast, not wanting to travel. He owned his own business in Ocean City, Maryland working as a general contractor.

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Joe-PeteJoe Pete was born in Washington, DC in 1950. He loved playing sports as a kid and was very active. He was raised in a large family alongside five brothers and five sisters!

As a kid he, attended LaPlata High School and graduated in 1969. After high school, he worked as a custodian for the Board of Education for 15 years! He then moved down to Lexington Park and started working for Chesapeake Shores.

Joe Pete loves Redskins football and watches the Washington Wizards play. He definitely considers himself a sports man! Also, whenever there is good music playing, Joe Pete loves to dance!

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

Signature recently held its Hometown Film Festival, an annual event in which nursing home residents create original films to compete for funds to go on vacation. Scripts are largely written by nursing home residents, who also star in the films. In 2014, more than 25 films were submitting, including the one above by Chesapeake Shores.

We hope you enjoy!

SHC Hall of Fame

For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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Our Chesapeake Shores cooking club residents enjoyed mixing and making their very own loaded pizzas! Hot out of the oven, the group chowed down on their delicious masterpieces!