What makes Silver Maples unique is our heart

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Personal insight from our residents, families and staff

What makes Silver Maples so unique has nothing to do with our wonderful building, fabulous programming, or convenient amenities and services. What really makes us unique is our heart and how our staff, residents and families interact daily and the things we do to enjoy all that life has to offer. Below is some insight from those who have either known us for years or are brand new friends and fans of our unique retirement neighborhood. We hope you enjoy the personal insight.

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When my mother came to live with us, she had no friends in the area and we were at a loss as to how to get her involved in activities. Your great program, the Maples Club, helped greatly with the adjustments that my mom needed to make in her life. She enjoyed “the club” and I found the staff to be exceptional. There were so many activities! Can you believe, even trips and picnics? Every time I picked my mother up, she wore a smile and I had such a great feeling knowing that she had been with a caring staff and involved in a well-planned program. Thank you for offering such a tremendous community program!

B. HillFamily member

Before we began our tour, I was prepared to end it with a smile and an ‘Okay, that’s nice, now let’s go home.’ But the place just stole my heart. … What clinched it for me was walking into the apartment that is now mine. I literally gasped – it felt so much like home! Read more

E. FergusonResident

There’s just something special about being a part of this community. Maybe it’s the water! But there’s a sense of family…community, between residents and staff. We care for each other. We’re each part of what we do here. Opinions and feedback are shared. Projects and programs, friendships and family, move forward together. But my favorite part about being a member of Silver Maples? The residents. They are all so cool. So funny. So serious. So well-traveled. So insightful. So fun to be with. So interesting. Everyone is different and everyone has something to share!

ShawnStaff member

Once I settled in, I quickly found that I hadn’t moved to a slow-paced retirement community. I’d moved to a community bustling with activities, including lots of social occasions. Read more

J. MageeResident

My Mother moved to Silver Maples’ Independent Living in May 2014. Her stay there was very short but she loved every minute of it. In September she became ill and was placed in The Meadows Respite Care. We can’t say enough about the care she received. Every staff member always introduced themselves to all of us and made us feel that they really cared about Mother. They also made sure that her family had everything that they needed whether it be something to drink, food to eat and just caring. Mother was only in Respite Care for six days before she passed away, but what a wonderful experience we had. We would recommend The Meadows Respite Care to anyone who might need it.

G. HorningFamily member

Serving on this board of directors is a pleasure. Steve Rolston and his Department Directors work hard to make the Silver Maples’ mission a reality for everyone who makes their home here. It’s not just the department directors, everyone takes care of everyone with skill, compassion and good cheer.

Amy Heydlauff, Board MemberCommunity friend

Let’s let Silver Maples’ meticulously cared for lawns, meandering sidewalks, beautifully maintained facilities and their close proximity to one of the finest medical centers around, speak for itself. What’s most important lies beyond the brick and mortar, it’s their incredible, caring staff. That’s what makes Silver Maples what it is, a warm, comfortable and friendly place to live. Our family will always be grateful that our mother had the opportunity to spend the autumn years of her life in such a wonderful retirement community.

The A. Davis FamilyFamily member

Quite simply… this place is very special! All residents, family members and staff contribute to its uniqueness. No place or person is perfect, what I’ve found is that everyone’s heart is in the right place. It’s truly a great place to work!

ChristinaStaff member

The sincerity and caring is so real! I appreciate that so much. Prior to Dad moving to Silver Maples … I always thought that no one could take care of my dad better than me. Well, I now know that the RCAs here at Silver Maples do just that! Read more

W. KillipsFamily member

An eighteen year resident of Florida, upon the death of my wife, I decided to return to Michigan where my two sons lived. I asked them to find a place I could move to. They spent some time comparing various future homes and finally suggested Silver Maples. It pays to have good sons – they were so right! The facility, the staff, the food and the atmosphere are all excellent! I am more than satisfied – I am happy here!

L. LindemerResident