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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This place is magic. I cannot recommend it too highly. The residents, the staff, the beautiful grounds, all combine to create a warm, supportive atmosphere, a true family for the lucky people who live and work at its lovely campus. Read more

S. SchanfieldFamily member

Living out of town, it was my pleasure to spend a week here with my mom, participating in a myriad of activities and emerging truly tearfully and powerfully grateful and respectful of this place. Silver Maples is a very special community. Read more

Carmelita Kingley's daughterFamily member

During my mom’s time at Silver Maples, 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. We are so grateful for Silver Maples and highly recommend it. Read more

The Heuser FamilyFamily member

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

T & M WernerFamily member

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.

Ruth B.Resident

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.

Laura S.Family Member

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”.

L. WhiteResident

We know quite a few people who are lucky enough to live at Silver Maples, many of them former Albion College profs, as was my father. Every time we visit, whether it’s for a program or a personal visit, we see people of all ages having a good time. We’ve been fortunate to exhibit at the gallery during Glass Month, and have enjoyed viewing the current showing of our friends John and Candace Pappas’s work there. I wrote on the Facebook page, before I saw the headline on this section, that Silver Maples has “heart”. You truly do.

M. Parker DarwinCommunity friend

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