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The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 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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The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.

What are the signs and symptoms of the Flu?

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny and stuffy nose
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • May have vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)

How is the flu spread?

  • The flu is spread mainly from person to person by coughing, sneezing or talking to someone who has the flu.
  • It can be spread by touching something that has the flu virus such as a doorknob or telephone and then touching your nose, mouth or eyes.

Who is at a greater risk for catching the flu?

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ericAnn’s nursing career started when she graduated in 1976 as a new RN. She has worked in Critical Care, Emergency Room and Trauma Nursing. After completing her Masters program, she taught nursing in the RN program at Howard Community College. Her career as a Nurse Practitioner started when she graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Dec, 1999. Her first NP job was at St Mary’s Nursing Center until the end of 2010. The following year she joined the Chesapeake Shores family as their NP. Ann loves what she does, caring for the needs of the residents here and she hopes to continue this for a long time. When she is not working, she loves walking her rather large German Sheppard named Max as well as cooking, baking and crafting. She is recently widowed with one son Eric who lives here for now. Ann wishes to thank the Residents of Chesapeake Shores for the honor of being selected co-employee of the month. Ann was elected stakeholder of the month during resident council.

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Mary-Sobeck-001Mary “Mickey” Sobeck was born in Mississippi and raised in Gastoni, North Carolina after moving there as a child. She grew up with her older brother, who recently passed a few years ago. She considered herself a Tomboy, as she greatly enjoyed playing ball and other sports with the boys as a child. She graduated Lowell High School, and enrolled in Nursing School shortly after. Mickey was a nurse for ten years until moving on to her next career. She became a school bus driver, a position she held for 56 years. Working in Fort Bragg, NC, she met her husband, Fred, at the age of 34. He was in the Army and stationed at Fort Bragg. He stayed in the Army for 20 years. In 1973, Mickey and her husband moved to Germany for two years. She says it was a fantastic time; somewhere everyone should go see at least once in their life. Together, Mickey and Fred had five children, four of which are still living today. She also has eight grandchildren and approximately 15 great grandchildren. She loves her family and thinks about them everyday. Today, Mickey considers everyone here her family, staff and other residents alike. One of her favorite hobbies is working on puzzles, which she enjoys putting together and hanging them or giving them as gifts. Mickey is also a regular Bingo player who even enjoys winning prizes for other residents. She is a kind lady who always shows care and concern for others.

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Remember, flu season is just around the corner.  Please get your flu shot! Encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same.


Kristina Howard was born and raised in St. Mary’s County. She graduated from Chopticon High School in 2010. In high school, she was dedicated to playing soccer and running track. When she isn’t busy taking naps, she spends most of her time on a softball field. On weekends, she enjoys going to the race track to watch her step brother and boyfriend race. Her favorite place to eat is Salsas Mexican Restaurant. Kristina has been a GNA since December and is currently working towards becoming an RN. She looks forward to her future in the medical field.

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Jack O’Brien was born October 7th, 1964 and grew up in Westminster, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest child out of three children. Jack completed William Tennent High School in 1983. Although he never worked, he kept busy completing puzzles, taking pictures, swimming, and helping with chores around the house. He moved to Maryland in 2007 to live with his sister, Kathy, her husband Emil, and their two children, Joe and Nicole. His gentle nature quickly made him the favorite of their two cats–Mini and Delilah. He loves music–-especially Country and Patriotic tunes. Jack has always been a sports fan. He loves the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and 76ers. While in Maryland, he participated in the Special Olympics, 2009-2012, winning numerous Gold and Silver medals in Bocce Ball. He also enjoyed bowling every Saturday. He attended dances at the Center for Life Enrichment and was always last to leave the dance floor! He attended the Adult Medical Day Care Center in Hollywood where he made many friends before transitioning to Chesapeake Shores.

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Check out the upcoming events at Chesapeake Shores for August 2014:

Chesapeake Shores Calendar August 2014.


Bill Cranmer was born in Walter Reed, California. He lived with his mother and brother and when he was four 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.

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Tamara Baker was born and raised in Lexington Park, Maryland. She attended Patuxent High School and graduated in 2004. Tamara then decided, with her caring personality and following in her mother’s footsteps, that 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.

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