Mallard Bay Senior Olympics






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.

Mallard Bay Elder Vacation 2014: Atlantic City

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. 


Mallard Bay Thanks Community For Support!

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.


Mallard Bay Luau

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!

Edible Art at Mallard Bay

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.

Mallard Bay Loves Dogs

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.

Cambridge Nursing Home Resident Wins Multi-State Art Contest


Cambridge, Md. (Aug. 13, 2014) – Troy Wilson, a resident at Signature HealthCARE of Mallard Bay, is the grand prize winner of Reflect N Us, a multi-state art gallery and competition for nursing home residents to showcase their creative talents.

Reflect N Us displays the resident artwork online, allowing visitors to the site to vote on their favorite pieces. Artwork is categorized by medium and includes oil and water color paintings, charcoal, ink, chalk, pencil, and clay. The gallery also features other creations by nursing home residents, including quilts, jewelry, writing and more. Reflect N Us is organized by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE, which operates Signature HealthCARE of Mallard Bay. More than 620 pieces from nursing home residents in 10 states were submitted for this year’s competition.

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Tune into SHC Hall of Fame Livestream Oct. 9

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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Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame Inducts 350+ Individuals

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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Salisbury Zoo Visits Mallard Bay

Mallard Bay was chosen by the Salisbury Zoo to receive a generous gift. They brought the Zoo To You program to us. The fees were paid by an anonymous family whose mother passed away. This lady loved animals and wanted local nursing homes to be able to have animals visit them. Mallard Bay is very thankful for this gift. We were visited by a hawk, a snake, a rabbit, and a giant millipede. Our elders enjoyed the program very much. We thank Salisbury Zoo and the thoughtful family.