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.

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.

Residents Visit Humane Society

Today, three elders from Mallard Bay were able to give back to the community and reminisce about their beloved pets at the same time. Mary, Frieda, and Florence all took a trip to Baywater Animal Rescue to donate $50 and a homemade blanket for the animals. They, along with other residents, have been baking and selling homemade dog biscuits for the last several months. While at the humane society, they were able to play with a small puppy named Wishbone, and a larger dog named Jewels. They spent an hour remembering their pets and telling stories. They were also able to visit the cats in the cat condo. Everyone had a great time and the residents look forward to visiting the animals again and helping out wherever they can.

Volunteer Spotlight

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Katie Warfield has been volunteering in the activities department at Mallard Bay since January. She spent several hours a week helping out at Mallard Bay while also attending nursing school. Just recently, Katie has finished school, passed her exam, and received her license as a registered nurse. We will miss Katie’s help as a volunteer, but we are glad she joined our nursing team at Mallard Bay.

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Good Luck, Leroy!

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Mr. Leroy returned home after several months at Mallard Bay. He looks forward to his daughter’s cooking and also getting a ham and cheese omelette from Denny’s. We wish Leroy the best!

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SPRING BREAK DAY

On April 22,2014, elders at Mallard Bay joined in on Signature Healthcare’s initiative to hold a Spring Break day for all their homes. We spent the entire morning and early afternoon outside in our courtyard.  Phyllis Coleman, administrator, was stationed on the grill and barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers for all the elders. The dietary staff put on a delicious picnic themed lunch with corn on the cob, potato salad, deviled eggs, and watermelon in addition to the hotdogs and hamburgers. Our activities staff provided several activity stations outside: soccer, basketball, and bird feeders. Elders and staff also helped dig up old plants and put down new flowers and a tomato and herb garden. Buddy Bloom was our live DJ for three hours, and played music encouraging dancing and singing. A total of 60 elders participated in this event! More elders than ever ate in the dining room that day, and some even ate in the courtyard! This event was successful due to the participation for various departments. Administrative staff, management staff, and line staff all enjoyed taking a day away from their normal duties to participate in the various activities. Everyone had a great time!