Sharing Our Story

Life at The Maplewood is a rich tapestry woven with moments of inspirational 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 philosophy and knowledge that helps make The Maplewood distinctly different.

Giving Thanks for 70 Years of The Maplewood Family

By Greg Chambery, Administrator

2017 marks a very special year at the Maplewood – We are celebrating our 70th year of service to the Rochester community. I look back and realize that we have so much to be thankful for.

The Maplewood is an extended family made up of residents, families, friends, staff and volunteers. All of us are blessed to know incredible residents who truly enrich our lives. We enjoy time together,

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Baked Squash with Apples

Our volunteer, Mary Jane, arrived today to demonstrate how to make her Baked Squash with Apples, a wonderful fall dish! Everyone loved it so much that we thought we should share the recipe.

1 medium butternut squash (approximately 2 pounds)
2 apples (Cortland is Mary Jane’s favorite)
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/8 – 1/4 tsp cinnamon (depending on taste)
1/8 – 1/4 tsp nutmeg (depending on taste)

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Taking Control – The single most important factor for getting the best long-term care possible

Check out this informative article, which provides an overview of how to take control and how doing so will give you a tremendous advantage when it comes time to choose the right care for your loved one.

Click Here to read the full article.

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Kittelbergers Flower Arranging Demo Brings Joy to the Maplewood

Our good friend, Michael Miller, from Kittelbergers Florist came to visit and show us how he creates beautiful and unique arrangements each day. He brought an arsenal of supplies and colorful August blooms to The Maplewood and amazed us as he demonstrated his skilled flower arranging techniques. Much to our delight, Michael presented many residents with arrangements to take back to their rooms. One arrangement was so large and spectacular that we kept it in the Crystal Room for all to enjoy.

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Cooking Italian Dinner Soup

A favorite activity at The Maplewood is our “Cooking with Mary Jane” series. Whenever our beloved volunteer visits, the activity room fills up with residents who are looking forward to chatting with Mary Jane as she demonstrates how to cook a delicious recipe.

Mary Jane loves to cook with fresh in-season ingredients and today she has arrived with a colorful array of produce straight from the Rochester Public Market. Her large bag of ingredients includes locally grown zucchini,

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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, has fallen, or has other long-standing health issues. You’re not sure how best to care for them AND simultaneously keep up with your own responsibilities with work, family life, and home. Perhaps it’s time to find a caring,

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The Maplewood Wins 2017 Top Workplace Award!

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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 hard shiny floor when someone went to sit down on it. I tried a couple of quick fixes that never really worked and it drove me crazy.

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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 with residents who benefit from one-on-one support, transporting a number of our residents to and from hair appointments and so much more!

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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 thought we’d share the recipe.

This recipe is from the “Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant” cookbook and is called Sayra’s Cornbread.

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Our Recreation Director Reflects on 20 Years at The Maplewood

Gary Sacco

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 of life for our residents, we didn’t start out with all of the amenities and capabilities that we have today.

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