Signature residents ‘catch a wave to adventure’ on Florida trip

“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.

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Blue Crabs Game with Chesapeake Shores

Let’s go Blue Crabs! One of our neighborhoods was able to attend a Blue Crabs’ home game this past Friday.

We held a raffle fundraiser to raise the money for tickets, and picked a home game to attend. Boy, was it an amazing game!

The Blue Crabs crushed the Camden Riversharks and ended the night with a fireworks show. The residents had an amazing time, and we are looking forward to the next baseball trip!

Avoid Tick Bites

Ticks can transmit diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme Disease. During the hot summer months we need to avoid direct contact with ticks by avoiding wooded or bushy areas.  If you are in the woods stay to the center of trails. Wear tick repellant. After you have been outside, shower as soon as you come inside. Conduct a full body tick check on yourself and your children.  Be sure to look behind your knees, between your legs, around your waist, inside the belly button and your hair.

If you have been bite by a tick, or there is a possibility that you have been, and you develop fever, chills, aches and pains, or a rash, see your health care provider.

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July Resident of the Month: Mary Curtis

Mary “Nuddie” Curtis grew up in Leonardtown with her mother, father and sisters. She was an active child who loved to play with the other kids in the neighborhood. Some of her favorite things to do were playing Ring Around the Rosie and riding bicycles. She attended Benjamin Banneker Elementary and Medley’s Neck School.

After finishing school, Mary started working with her grandmother as a daycare provider. She did this for about 20 years. She also cooked with her mother at Breton Bay Inn and cleaned houses. Even with her busy work life, Mary still found the time to visit with friends and family. They often went crabbing and spent a lot of time outdoors.

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July Stakeholder of the Month: Beth Ewashkow

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Beth Ewashkow was raised in Calvert County and decided this is where she wanted to raise a family. She married her husband Chris, in 2007 and had two wonderful boys named Alex and Dennis. If you want to get an easy smile from Beth, ask her about her sons.

When she’s not at work, Beth enjoys spending time with her family at one of the many local parks and beaches. She also enjoys staying home and tending to her vegetables gardens, reading a good book with her dog by her side, or just lounging in the yard while the kids play.

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Fourth of July Cookout at Chesapeake Shores

For the Fourth of July, our residents enjoyed a cookout in our new courtyard. They had hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans!

We listened to their favorite music, talked, laughed and simply enjoyed the holiday together. It was a beautiful day that our residents will surely remember.

Senior Olympics at Chesapeake Shores

 

 

 

 

 

Chesapeake Shores held its 3rd Annual Senior Olympics Event! Originally scheduled for June 4th, we were rained out and had to move it to June 9th. A total of nine facilities came from around the area to compete in the event.

Every year, more and more teams attend and people from the community come to assist and volunteer. It was our largest crowd to date! Residents, staff, families and volunteers were all able to compete in and watch the events while our DJ and band, Harmonies of Faith, played great music. We served popcorn and cotton candy to our guests, and we even brought a photo booth!

It was great to see all the facilities and community organizations come together and have a great time. Many memories were made, and the residents are already planning for next year!

National Nursing Home Week at Chesapeake Shores

 

 

 

 

 

Last week was National Nursing Home Week and our residents had something big planned for each of the days.

On Monday, we started the week with a Luau Bash, complete with frozen drinks and Limbo!

Tuesday, our staff put on a Murder Mystery play for the residents who then had to guess “whodunnit”?

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Gardening Club Update

 

 

 

 

 

Our garden has come a long way! With the help of our Dietary Director Sandy, this barren courtyard has grown full with flowers, fruits and vegetables!

What was once a place that never even received a second glance, is now a beautiful courtyard that residents, family and staff all enjoy. There is still work to be done, but the progress is amazing so far!