Sharing Our Story

Life at The Maplewood is a rich tapestry woven with moments of inpirational human interaction. We're pleased to share with you a portion of our story of daily life at The Maplewood, as well as some of the philisophy and knowledge that helps make The Maplewood distinctly different.

Capturing the Moment, so the Memory Lives Forever

Dining Room Staff

Getting to Know Brandon Pensgen, Dining Room Captain There’s something about a great dining experience that can live on in memory for quite some time. When we savor that moment we benefit greatly from our sense of smell and taste, as well as sense of sight. It’s no wonder that Brandon Pensgen (photo: left), who… Read more

What is Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care?

Understand the Differences to Find the Right Care Center for Your Elderly Loved One If you’re the primary caregiver to an aging parent, you may be overwhelmed by the responsibility it takes to make care decisions. Perhaps your parent has had an accident, fallen, or has other health issues. You’re not sure how best to… Read more

The Maplewood Wins 2017 Top Workplace Award!

Making it a Good Place to Work We’ve all had experiences while shopping, dining or receiving a service when someone goes above and beyond for us. It makes an impact we appreciate and remember. Recently, I had no idea of how I was going to solve the problem of my sofa moving around on the… Read more

Volunteers Enrich Our Lives

We are very fortunate. The Maplewood has an amazing support system of volunteers who help us meet the ever changing needs of our residents. These incredible people give of themselves freely to enhance our residents’ quality of life. They help with everything and anything – assisting with the many activities we run, sitting and visiting… Read more

Cornbread Recipe

Our volunteer, Mary Jane, arrived today for her popular “Cooking With Mary Jane” series. The Activities Room is always packed when she comes to visit. Everyone loves to talk to Mary Jane as she demonstrates how to make a special dish. Today she made delicious homemade cornbread. It was such a big hit that we… Read more

Our Recreation Director Reflects on 20 Years at The Maplewood

Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s holiday season has been especially nice. I’ve been reflecting on our Recreation Department – how much has changed in two decades and how we continue to expand! The Maplewood was quite different when I started here over 20 years ago. While we’ve always focused on providing the best quality… Read more

Cooking Up Fresh Ideas – Meet Sous Chef Cory Valerio

Cory Valerio

Sous Chef Cory Valerio joined the Maplewood in 2016. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, he brings us many years of experience cooking and running professional kitchens. Cory has worked as both a manager and executive chef, including being the Kitchen Manager at Romeo’s Restaurant. Cory’s inspiration comes from… Read more

Getting to Know Executive Chef Arin DeLucia

Arin DeLucia

Executive Chef, Arin DeLucia, enjoys using his extensive culinary skills to enhance the dining experience at the Maplewood. Arin is a graduate of the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) in Manhattan, which has turned out notable chefs such as David Chang, Bobby Flay and Dan Barber. As the Maplewood’s Executive Chef, Arin… Read more

Specialist Spotlight…Gordy the Barber

Gordy Wright

Ask our barber Gordon “Gordy” Wright about his favorite part of providing haircuts for residents at The Maplewood. “My favorite part is the stories. Some of these guys are pretty interesting! We’ve got fighter pilots, builders, Great Lakes shipping captains…” We think Gordy is pretty special too. And we’re glad to have him as part… Read more

Harmonious Living in the Crystal Room

Crystal Room

Walking down the halls of The Maplewood, the familiar vocal melodies of favorite tunes start to drift into the peaceful air. Approaching the entrance of the Crystal Room, the sound of warm applause completes the final sustain of the opening number. Entering the spacious and inviting community gathering area and seeing the size of the… Read more

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