Join a Committee

Our numerous resident committees offer you a meaningful and engaging opportunity to take an active role in the community, while getting to know your new neighbors and friends. These committees and informal groups help make the decisions that affect and strengthen our retirement neighborhood. You can choose to participate if that’s your style, or you can sit back and take a low-key approach - both are welcome and enjoyed!

Activities Committee

The Activities Committee plans events, outings, and programs to meet the social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, creative, and vocational needs of residents.

Meetings: First Thursday of the Month, 11:00am, Garden Room

Committee Chair(s): Lila Westenberg

How to Join: See the Committee Chair or Winn Mahoney

Art Committee

The Art Committee seeks to enhance the beauty and spirit of Silver Maples by selecting, mounting, and replacing works of art throughout our community. By periodically reviewing and exchanging works of art we hope to enrich our shared living experience through the silent embrace of beauty.

Meetings: Third Wednesday of the Month, 3:00pm, Garden Room

Committee Chair(s): Donna Stohl

How to Join: See the Committee Chair or Winn Mahoney

Food Committee

Serves as a conduit for constructive suggestions from residents to the Food Service Staff and vis-versa, to assist the Food Service Staff in providing the best dining experience possible given the practical constraints of space, staff, and financial resources.

Meetings: Second Friday of the Month, 1:00pm, Bistro

Committee Chair(s): Marie Duke

How to Join: See Committee Chair or Patti Kucera

Happy Hour & Pizza Party Committee

Does not have regular meetings or report to council.

How to Join: See Winn Mahoney if you want to help with these resident-coordinated events.

Hospitality Committee

Welcomes and serve as primary contact for new residents, ensuring they know about programming opportunities and processes surrounding the community. Assists Marketing with open house and VIP Waitlist events.

Meetings: Meets Quarterly, 3:30pm, Maples Room

Committee Chair(s): Jack & Bev Crump and Don & Jean Thiel

How to Join: See Committee Chairs or Christina Kim

Library Committee

The Library Committee seeks to provide an inviting space which offers both print and electronic resources. Committee members contribute by attending monthly meetings and weekly doing a bit of card filing and checking in/shelving that day's books.

Meetings: Last Friday of the Month, 10:00am, Game Room

Committee Chair(s): Pam Ross

How to Join: See Committee Chair

Maintenance Committee

The purpose of the committee is to provide an avenue for the flow of information between residents and staff relative to grounds, building maintenance, and housekeeping.

Meetings: Second Monday of the Month, 3:00pm, Garden Room

Committee Chair(s): Don Thiel

How to Join: See the Committee Chair or Jim Laws

Memorial Garden Committee

The mission of the Memorial Garden Committee is to give maximum residents’ support to Silver Maples maintenance and development of the Memorial Garden.  This involves both planting and tending the garden with Silver Maples staff while also working with the Administration on the overall infrastructure which sustains that garden.

Meetings: Wednesdays (April-October), 10:00am, Memorial Garden

Committee Chair(s): George Sherman and Joan Stahman

How to Join: See Committee Chair(s)

Mixer Committee

Plans and orchestrates several fun dinner events where we “mix it up!”

Meetings: As Needed

How to Join: See Winn Mahoney

Resident Council

Resident organization that, among other things, raises money for scholarships and employee gratuity, hears reports from committees & CEO, and helps to decide how life at Silver Maples works. Members of this council are elected in May.

Meetings: Third Monday of the Month, 3:00pm, Maples Room

Committee Chair: Phyllis Green

How to Join: Members of this council are elected in May

Silver Lining Fund Committee

The Silver Lining Fund Committee is an advisory committee for The Silver Lining Fund, a benevolent fund for residents who may outlive their assets. The committee advises the Donations Coordinator on strategies for fundraising and discusses policy development.

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 3:15pm, Game Room

How to Join: See Shelley MacMillan

Spiritual Enrichment Committee

Work with the Chaplain to plan and implement gatherings and activities that add to the depth and meaning in the life of the individual and surrounding community.

Meetings: Services are Sundays at 9:45am in the Great Room (The Meadows)

How to Join: See Chaplain Jeff Crowder

Activities Committee

First Thursdays, 10:30am, Library

See Emily Meloche to join.

The Activities Committee plans events, outings, and programs to meet the social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, creative, and vocational needs of residents.

Committee Chair: Pat Devlin

Art Committee

Third Wednesdays, 3pm, Art Room

See Emily Meloche to join.

The Art Committee seeks to enhance the beauty and spirit of Silver Maples by selecting, mounting, and replacing works of art throughout our community. By periodically reviewing and exchanging works of art we hope to enrich our shared living experience through the silent embrace of beauty.

Committee Chair: Donna Stohl

Connecting Newsletter

Meets as needed.

See Emily Meloche if you would like to join.

Compiles/edits an occasional publication for our residents and prospects.

Food Committee

Second Fridays, 1pm, Private Dining Room

See Patti Kucera to join.

Serves as a conduit for constructive suggestions from residents to the Food Service Staff and vis-versa, to assist the Food Service Staff in providing the best dining experience possible given the practical constraints of space, staff, and financial resources.

Committee Chair: Joe Zikmund

Happy Hour & Pizza Party Committee

Does not have regular meetings or report to council. See Emily Meloche if you want to help with these resident-coordinated events.

Hospitality Committee

Meets quarterly.

See Christina Kim to join.

Welcomes and serve as primary contacts for new residents, ensuring they know about programming opportunities.

Assists Marketing with open house and VIP Wait List events.

Committee Chairs:

Bev & Jack Crump and Don & Jean Thiel

Library Committee

Meets periodically

See Pam Ross to join.

The current Library Committee continues to try to make the library a good resource as well as a pleasant welcoming place, processing and shelving books and highlighting collections.

Maintenance Committee

Second Thursdays, 9am, Conference Room

See Jim Kaliszuk to join.

The purpose of the committee is to provide an avenue for the flow of information between residents and staff relative to grounds, building maintenance, and housekeeping.

Committee Chair: Don Thiel

Memorial Garden Committee

April-October, Fridays, 10am, Memorial Garden

See George Sherman or Joan Stahman to join.

The mission of the Memorial Garden Committee is to give maximum residents’ support to Silver Maples maintenance and development of the Memorial Garden.  This involves both planting and tending the garden with Silver Maples staff while also working with the Administration on the overall infrastructure which sustains that garden.

Mixer Committee

Meets as needed. See Emily Meloche to join.

Plans and orchestrates several fun dinner events where we “mix it up!”

Resident Council

3rd Monday, 3pm, Garden Room

Resident organization that, among other things, raises money for scholarships and employee gratuity, hears reports from committees & CEO, and helps to decide how life at Silver Maples works. Members of this council are elected in May.

Chair: Phyllis Green

Silver Lining Fund Committee

Second Tuesdays, 3:30pm, Conference Room

See Shelley MacMillan to join.

The Silver Lining Fund Committee is an advisory committee for The Silver Lining Fund, a benevolent fund for residents who may outlive their assets. The committee advises the Donations Coordinator on strategies for fundraising and discusses policy development.

Spiritual Enrichment Committee

Services are Sundays at 9:45am in the Great Room

See Jeff Crowder to join.

Work with the Chaplain to plan and implement gatherings and activities that add to the depth and meaning in the life of the individual and surrounding community.

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