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Cecile grew up and attended school in the Philippines, and later obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She lived next to Norman Toledo and later married him on March 11, 1992. They have been married for 23 great years, and have two children named Normancaye and Jetticel.

In her free time, she enjoys playing computer games and spending quality time with her family. On her days off, she often cooks, cleans, does housework and other usual chores. Since working at Chesapeake Shores, she has developed a friendship with many people.

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among cancers that affect both men and women in the US, second to Lung Cancer.

Anyone over the age of 50 should be screened for colorectal cancer. Screening saves lives. It can detect pre-cancerous polyps in the colon and they can be removed before they turn into cancer.  Screenings can also detect cancer earlier so that treatment can be initiated. Early treatment often leads to a cure.

If you have inflammatory bowel disease or have a family history of colorectal cancer you are at a higher risk for developing colorectal cancer.  Any one over the age of 50, or those who are at higher risk due to family history or existing health conditions, should contact their physician to discuss colorectal cancer screening.

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Chesapeake Shores celebrated a Sweetheart Dance this Valentine’s Day. The room was covered with decorations and included a chocolate fountain. We then announced the elected Kings and Queens and honored them on this special day of love!

Staff, residents, and family members all participated and danced through the party. So much love was spread this Valentine’s Day!

Chesapeake Shores hosted its very first Crafts and Kids’ night on Thursday. Stakeholders brought in their children for a fun night of painting with our elders! Smiles filled the room as the children helped our residents paint birdhouses. Thank you to all those who came and helped out, and especially to all of the children!

February is National Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, Americans suffer from 1.5 million strokes and heart attacks each year. Risk for heart attack or stroke can be decreased by following the ABC’s.

A–Take aspirin as directed by your doctor.

B–Control your blood pressure.

C–Manage your cholesterol.

S–Don’t smoke.

Following these steps can help lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Know your numbers and follow the advice of your physician.

The Huffington Post posted a story about Signature HealthCARE’s resident vacation to Walt Disney World in December 2014. To read the entire article, click here.

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Laura Emery

Laura Emery was born and raised in St. Mary’s County. Since 2008 she has worked in the healthcare field and enjoys every minute of it. Laura spends her free time reading, practicing photography, doing yoga, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Along with working at Chesapeake Shores, she is a bartender at the Hard Rock Café in Washington, D.C. Laura loves her animals; she currently owns two dogs and three cats.

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“Magical” was the word of the week as 85 Elders and Stakeholders from various Signature HealthCARE communities arrived at Walt Disney World for the final vacation of 2014.

This is the fourth consecutive year we have taken groups of nursing home residents on the vacations of their dreams. In past years, large groups have traveled to a single destination. However, last year, in an effort to accommodate a wider variety of preferences, Signature took smaller groups to several different destinations, including BostonAtlantic CityPanama City Beach and Gatlinburg.

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View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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Toby Langley

Toby Langley was born and raised in the Great Mills area, and he enjoys staying close with his family. Toby spent most of his life with his mother until she recently passed away, and he often went to the Center for Life Enrichment in Hollywood during his free time.

Toby loves playing darts, playing pranks on people, laughing and joking with friends, and flirting with pretty women. He loves making others laugh through his playful jokes, and he wants Chesapeake Shores to know that he loves it very much here! 

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