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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.
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.
In the month of September, Mallard Bay residents got to experience wild horses on Assateague Island and Crabtoberfest in Downtown Cambridge.
On a beautiful sunny morning, Mallard Bay staff were busy setting up for the first Senior Olympics at Mallard Bay. Seventy-eight residents and 55 staff members participated and helped throughout the day. We had DJ Buddy Bloom for our entertainment and had Pit Pork BBQ for lunch.
We had five games–football throw, cornhole, wheelchair races, volleyball, and basketball. A team from our sister facility, LaurelWood, came to Mallard Bay to compete for a fun day activities. Mallard Bay’s own Alan Hubbard and Warren Rue received metals in football throw, Medford Thomas in cornhole, and Robert Bailey in basketball. The Mallard Bay team also won two trophy’s for our team spirit and overall winners. Lauarelwood elders took home a medal for the wheelchair races and a trophy for best camp.
It was a wonderful day and a true testament of teamwork. Many residents and staff all are looking forward to our next Senior Olympics.
Bright and early Sunday, September 7th, the Mallard Bay Crew set out on our Atlantic City Adventure. Four lucky elders and five staff members left the building with much anticipation of what the next three days had in store for us. We had a beautiful, sunny ride all the way there and arrived at Harrah’s Resort around lunch time. We felt like royalty as the valet unloaded and parked our vehicles, and as we entered the hotel and casino we were in awe of our surroundings. We decided to check our bags and grab a quick lunch at the Sack O’ Subs restaurant before heading out on the town.
Our first stop was The Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret for the Magic & Mayhem show featuring Joe Holiday. Warren was thrilled to be part of the show as Joe Holiday called him out to answer several questions. After the show, we toured the Tropicana resort and did some window shopping. Warren was again in awe when we came upon the cigar shop and he got a private tour of the humidor room where he got to hold a $150 cigar. After some more browsing, we decided to head back to Harrah’s to check out the sights at our home for the next two nights.
At Mallard Bay, we don’t believe life ends with admission to the nursing home. One of the ways we are different is that we strive to continue to make dreams come true for our elders. Many of the elers are well into their 80s and 90s and still going strong. Many of our elders have served in military, raised large families, and worked their entire lives. Many have never been on vacation. This is what makes Mallard Bay different–we are willing to enhance quality of life at every age. We want the elders to dream big and do it all. We want them to continue to experience life in their later years. What better way to experience life’s wonders than a vacation.
August was a fun filled month at Mallard Bay. We ended the month with a Luau Party! Children came and enjoyed the party before heading back to start the school year!
Elders at Mallard Bay have lived many years and experienced many things. However, they never knew you could paint your breakfast toast. Elders expressed themselves by painting bread with colored milk and then toasting in for a morning snack! Beautiful and delicious.
Residents light up with smiles when dogs come to visit Mallard Bay!
Staff members bring in their pets, families of our residents bring in pets, and Pets on Wheels bring dogs to visit our wonderful residents.