Sharing Our Stories

We’re pleased to share stories of daily life at The Maplewood, as well as some of the philosophy and knowledge that helps make The Maplewood distinctly different.

Privacy and Seniors

Political, social, and technological debates span a multitude of issues. At the forefront is the question of privacy. Who owns your data? Who can see your shopping behaviors? Should your employer monitor your activities on social media? While these are issues for our government to solve, at The Maplewood, we are deeply invested in the issue of privacy as it relates to our residents and their families. There are three

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Maplewood Achieves Pinnacle Customer Experience Award

Throughout 2019, Pinnacle Quality Insight, a nationally recognized customer satisfaction firm, interviewed The Maplewood’s customers and family members regarding their experiences and satisfaction levels with several aspects of services received. Based on the results of these interviews, Pinnacle has determined that The Maplewood has qualified for a Pinnacle Customer Experience Award all of the 16 Skilled Nursing Service Areas. The categories include: Activities Admission Process Cleanliness Communication Dignity and Respect

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Maplewood Earns 5 Star CMS Rating

The Maplewood is pleased to announce that we’ve earned the achievement of the highest possible rating of Five Stars from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). “We are extremely proud of this achievement and thank all of our wonderful staff for their hard work and dedication in ensuring that our residents are receiving such high-quality care,” says Greg Chambery, Administrator. “This recognition supports the confidence placed in us by

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Maplewood Donates Holiday Bazaar Proceeds to Lap Robes for Veterans

Our Annual Holiday Bazaar took place on November 21st and 22nd. This event is very dear to our hearts – it was started over 15 years ago by a group of residents who wanted to give back to their community. It’s a wonderful event where Maplewood residents, families, friends, staff, volunteers and neighbors come together for some holiday shopping while raising money for a selected charity. Planning typically begins about

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J.W. Hallauer & Sons factory

J.W. Hallauer & Sons: The Lakeshore Belt’s Dried Fruit Empire

The following is the sixth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Only a few places in America have the combination of cold winters, temperate summers, year-round humidity, and nutrient-rich soils that make New York’s north coast such a fertile environment. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Webster became one of the nation’s largest producers of apples and other tree fruits, with bounteous harvests much in demand throughout

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Canning factory personnel

Webster Canning & Preserving: Feeding the Troops & Nation

The following is the last in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. To fill the stomachs of more than 11 million U.S. Army soldiers during World War II, the U.S. Quartermaster’s Corps called on Webster Canning & Preserving Co. to help. Webster joined the ranks of produce processing companies across the country to provide massive quantities of canned fruits and vegetables. But virtually all of the local men were

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Webster Candy Kitchen

Webster Candy Kitchen: Sweets & Treats

The following is the fourth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. “Don’t Forget Easter Candies! Ours Are Pure & Wholesome.” Who could resist such a delicious ad headline? When it appeared in the Webster Herald in April 1939, just about every reader knew that the Webster Candy Kitchen at 14 E. Main Street made the best Easter candies in the area, from molded chocolate bunnies to jelly beans

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Irondequoit Bay Bridge drone shot

Irondequoit Bay Bridge: A Major Artery to Webster

The following is the third in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. A fierce controversy erupted in Monroe County during the winter of 1969, as construction of the long-awaited bridge over Irondequoit Bay inched toward its conclusion. What would the new bridge be called? The New York State Department of Transportation cautioned local officials that a bridge built in part with federal funds could not be named after any

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Webster Basket Company, courtesy of the Webster Museum

Webster Basket Company: Bountiful Harvests

The following is the second in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. With so many farmers in Webster harvesting huge fruit crops every year, the Kittelberger brothers—Charles, Albert, and Gottlieb—spotted a hole in the market: the need for large quantities of harvest and berry baskets. In 1892, the brothers founded a small company to build baskets for the local harvest. Others in the area made baskets as well, but

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Daniel Webster, American statesman

Daniel Webster: A Legacy of Inspiration

The following is the first in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Not many statesmen can deliver a single speech so powerful that it inspires an audience to name an entire town after them. This, however, was exactly the feat accomplished by U.S. Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts on July 25, 1837, on the steps of the Rochester courthouse just as the citizens of North Penfield were considering the

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