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.

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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Xerox research buildings in Webster, NY

Webster & Xerox: The Early Years

The following is the fifth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Excitement ran high in Webster in the fall of 1960. In downtown Rochester, the Xerox 914, the world’s first-ever automatic, plain-paper copier, had become a runaway hit since its introduction in September 1959. The press confirmed Haloid-Xerox Inc. as the world leader of the market, signaling tremendous interest from the investment community. Xerography—from “xeros” and “graphein,” Greek

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A Look Back at Webster’s Distinguished History

Dear Neighbors, During the unusual time we have all shared over the past few months, we at The Maplewood have had many opportunities to reflect on the wonderful community of Webster. We cannot say enough about the ways that people reached out to us throughout this challenging time, offering support to our residents in a wide variety of simple gestures and good deeds. We truly could not have come this

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The Maplewood Receives National Recognition for Quality

The Maplewood has been nationally recognized for achieving documented outcomes as part of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Quality Initiative Program. This program challenges long term and post-acute care centers to meet specific measurable targets in key areas. Since the launch of these national quality goals in 2012, fewer residents are returning to the hospital and use of antipsychotic medications has declined. The Maplewood is being honored in two

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Protecting Residents, Families & Staff During Flu Season

The flu season has started early this year with many confirmed cases in Monroe County. While it’s not possible to completely prevent someone from catching the flu, we take proactive measures to protect Maplewood residents, visitors and staff. Assistant Director of Nursing, JeanAnn Kubishin, oversees our flu vaccination program. “All staff receives the flu vaccine and we provide staff with free in-house flu vaccine clinics,” says JeanAnn. “I am happy

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Stay Strong Therapy Program Benefits Residents with Parkinson’s

Like everything we do at The Maplewood, our Therapy Department continually looks for ways to improve the quality of life for our residents. Some of our long term care residents have  Parkinson’s disease. Typically those with Parkinson’s see a progressive decline in both physical and cognitive abilities. This can result in safety risks such as an increase in falling down. It can also limit the ability to participate in activities

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The Maplewood Handy Club

Handy Club Makes & Donates Activity Boards

The Maplewood Handy Club was created to provide a new recreation offering to residents who enjoy working with tools. The club has really taken off and we now have several handymen and women who attend every week and work with volunteers to build activity boards. Pictured here is one of our handy club volunteers showing Ivy her new busy board. As you can see in the photo, an activity board

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