Silver Maples not only provides a neighborhood in which residents can thrive, interact and participate, but because of its relationship with the greater Chelsea community, Silver Maples residents have the opportunity to be part of partnerships, outreach and community service – being part of the greater good. Silver Maples, as a not for profit retirement community, is part of the fabric of Chelsea.
In 2010, Silver Maples received a grant from the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation to create the Community Wellness Paths that connected Main Street, St. Joseph Hospital-Chelsea, St. Mary Church, Chelsea school’s athletic fields, and the Washington Street Education Center. Since it opened in 2011, the path has seen much use by walkers, runners, and bikers. Upkeep and snow removal on the path is provided by Silver Maples.
Silver Maples offers banquet space for are non-profits to hold fundraising and other events as discounted pricing, allowing these non-profits to increase funding for mission use.
Members of Silver Maples management team donate their time to serve on area boards, such as the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea United Way, Chelsea Rotary, and the Chelsea Friends and Family Wellness Coalition.
Silver Maples has also hosted two of the Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours, one in conjunction with the Chelsea Community Read celebrating The Blue Zones.
Each year, Silver Maples residents "adopt" students for Faith in Action's Back to School Backpack program, and families for Christmas.
Staff and residents have traveled to Detroit to be part of the Life Remodeled project that helps rejuvenate blighted schools and neighborhoods in the city.
Residents have joined members of the Chelsea High School Choir to "Ring and Sing" for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive.
Silver Maples also provides volunteer opportunities for Chelsea High School and Middle School students to complete community service requirements.
Silver Maples provides space, technology, and support for the Adult Learner’s Institute.
Chelsea is fortunate to be a community that loves to build partnerships. Silver Maples has partnered with the Chelsea District Library, the Chelsea Center for the Arts, Adult Learner’s Institute, and the Chelsea Senior Center.
Most recently, we have worked with the Library, the Senior Center, Chelsea Retirement Community, and Ascent Audiology to bring the acclaimed Music & Memory program to Chelsea.
Silver Maples has three school partnerships: Beach Middle School Leadership program; South Meadows Intergenerational Program; and the Emerson Elementary in Ann Arbor.