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.

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… Read more

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… 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

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… Read more

Reflection: A Day of Fishing Beats… Just About Anything!

It took nearly all summer, literally. On its very last full day, Bill Z and Howard W finally went fishing! Without Maplewood CNA Kelsey and her boyfriend Jason, our adventure at Macedon’s Erie Canal Lock #30 may never have happened. Howard’s son, Al, joined us. Preparation is always the key! While we packed blankets, they… Read more

Baking Apple Dumplings

We love special activities that involve cooking demonstrations and tastings. Our Volunteer Coordinator Stacey and Activities Assistant Sarah didn’t disappoint when they made some delicious apple dumplings for everyone to enjoy. Both are novice bakers so they chose a simple recipe. The dumplings smelled so good that people from all around the Maplewood were popping… Read more

Maplewood Receives Five-Star Rating for Overall Quality

The Maplewood is pleased to announce our achievement of earning 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… 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