The Silver Maples Difference Is The People
It’s difficult to truly know if the retirement neighborhood and lifestyle we’re offering is a perfect fit for you or your family member. What makes Silver Maples so unique has nothing to do with our wonderful building, fabulous programming, or convenient amenities and services. The uniqueness you feel comes from the daily interactions of our staff, residents and their families, as we support one another and strive to enjoy all that life has to offer. Glancing through our personal stories and testimonials is a wonderful way to dig deeper and learn more. We hope you enjoy the personal insights shared below.
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My mom moved to Silver Maples 8 years ago not knowing anyone and fearful of losing her independence without a drivers license. She quickly found a loving group of friends and staff. During her stay she never lacked things to do; bridge, movies, parties, art shows, exercise classes (although she never attended one…ha), books galore, trips to concerts and interesting places. In fact, she’d often cut our visits short as she was off to a bridge game or Sunday evening gathering with her friends. She loved time spent around the lunch table where conversation abounded. There were many opportunities for activities to get involved with. The staff not only knows everyone by name but they care about what is happening in their lives. Driving was never an issue as she could always find transportation. The staff embraced her like family. Her final year was in Assisted Living where she received warm and constant care. Her friends both in independent living and assisted living could still come visit and eat with her. We are so grateful for Silver Maples and highly recommend it.
The words “neighborhood” and “community” are not just buzzwords at Silver Maples. They have carefully created a truly warm, interactive culture. Based on extensive experience, we very strongly recommend Silver Maples. The two key criteria for judging a senior residence community are its culture and the competence of its staff, and Silver Maples shines in these areas. Read more
I love living here! The people (residents and staff) are really nice and helpful. The food is excellent. The activities here include presentations, concerts, games, trips to Grand Rapids and other places. We receive a membership to the Chelsea Wellness Center next door which includes a swimming pools, exercise equipment, trainers, and a variety of classes. One of the Silver Maples buses takes residents to local shopping areas as well as the library. The book club gets large print books selected by one of the Chelsea Librarians who helps with our discussions. There is a simple non-denominational church service on Sunday morning and a Chaplain to assist residents and families at other times. Really nice retirement community for Independent or Assisted Living.
A fantastic place with vibrant, community loving individuals who support each other. So many activities, and continued learning opportunities with engaged, intellectually active residents. I am so happy my mom lives here.
Having lived at Silver Maples for more than five years now, I am unable to imagine a more satisfying and stimulating place to call home. Paraphrasing what another resident said at one of our weekly Men’s Coffee gatherings: “I thought I was coming to Silver Maples simply to live out the remaining years of my life. How wrong that was. I have discovered life here to be far more pleasant and fulfilling then I ever dreamed possible”.