One of the greatest assets at Maplewood Nursing Home of Cheshire County is the Maplewood Auxiliary Association. This non-profit association was organized for the exclusive purpose of raising funds for projects that would benefit the residents of Maplewood. Over the years, the Maplewood Auxiliary Association has made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life of the residents at Maplewood Nursing Home. The auxiliary meets quarterly (Jan, April, July, Oct) on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 pm, with the exception to the July meeting. The July meeting is a barbecue and is held at noon on the patio. R.S.V.P is greatly appreciated for this meeting, by calling Michelle Robinson at 399-7376. New members are always welcome!
Our contributions over the years include:
2014-2019: Over the last few years we have purchased many new items to enrich the resident’s lives. Here is a list of some of the things we have purchased; holiday gifts, happy hour supplies, jukebox, grill for the patio, large print bibles, music programs, flower boxes, outdoor table and chairs, and a gardening cart.
2013: The Maplewood Auxiliary purchased flat screen wall-mounted televisions for all resident rooms and common areas. This fund raising is on-going and donations are always welcome.
2006: Purchase of a new Ford E-450 Starcraft 12 passenger 2 wheelchair bus
1999: Patio Project at Maplewood
* $20,000 for the construction of a permanent roofed 30’ x 40’ shade house for the facility’s back patio. (Other contributions to compliment the patio have included planters, lighting, furniture for the residents, and other outdoor accessories)
* $5,000 to purchase a large commercial barbecue grill for the patio, where Maplewood residents enjoy outdoor barbecues at least six times each summer.
1993: Purchase of a new Ford E-350 Diamond 8 passenger, 2 wheelchair bus. This was the first bus for Maplewood.
Other contributions over the years have included money for: three aquariums; the installation of an in-house closed circuit television network, so that concerts, events, and other happenings of interest to the residents can be transmitted via cable live or taped and played over an in-house cable television channel for the benefit of residents who may be bed-bound; a $3,000 electric lift, which staff can use to lift residents from a bed into a wheelchair; an ice machine for the nursing floors; and popcorn machines. Also, we have purchased big screen TVs for the resident dining rooms.
The original goal of the Auxiliary was for the purchase of a wheelchair bus. The bus is used many times each month, taking residents to sporting events, dinners, weddings and funerals, as well as recreational excursions around the countryside. It is estimated that the Maplewood Auxiliary Association has raised close to $150,000 for the benefit of Maplewood residents over the last ten years.
Cheshire County Government and the staff and residents at Maplewood Nursing Home, extend a warm “Thank You” to all of the dedicated Auxiliary members at Maplewood. Their hard work and the fund raising that benefits so many Maplewood residents is just one more reason why “Maplewood is more than just a nursing home.”
Auxiliary Association Members:
President: George Jeffrey
Vice President: Jane Thomas
Secretary: William Moses
Treasurer: Karen LeDuc
Assistant Treasurer: Nancy Sawyer
Advisor: Kendra Pahl
Board of Directors:
Additional Voting Members: