Ask the Experts: Seniors & Aging
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In your continuing care retirement community,
what's one of your more unique social activities that
we could participate in?
I'm a huge fan of our Maplewood Singers. We all know
singing makes you feel good. But recent studies show the
incredible benefits of singing in a choir. It's proven to improve
mood and make people feel energized and euphoric. It releases endorphins, which are often accompanied by a positive
outlook on life. Singing also releases hormones that alleviate
anxiety and boost feelings of bonding and trust – and can
even strengthen your immune system.
Definitely check out our Maplewood Singers. They're currently working on a repertoire of show tunes to be performed
in the fall. We have weekly rehearsals with our Choral Director,
Olga Morales, who has a Masters in Music Education and
What other activities are offered at Maplewood?
Your calendar will be filled with a diverse selection of
social, cultural, educational and recreational events – exercise
classes of all kinds, game events, social and duplicate bridge,
billiards, spiritual gatherings, lots of outings, movie nights,
concerts and dramatic performances. We also partner with
Montgomery College on a series of classes each semester
– right here in Maplewood, like Memoir Writing, The Art of
Listening (to Music) and Getting the Most of Your iPhone, to
list a few.
Our superb location in suburban Bethesda makes it easy
to get to Strathmore Music Center plus all the theatres, shops
and restaurants in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and downtown D.C.
Maplewood is owned by residents, so they reap the appreciation in property values and have a strong voice in how
Maplewood is run. More than 20 committees generate our
unique quality of life.
Our one-of-a kind community has won the “Best of
Bethesda” award from the readers of Bethesda Magazine for
seven consecutive years.
Natesha Williams, Resident Services Manager
Maplewood Park Place – Gracious Senior Living
9707 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-571-7444 | Maplewood.email@example.com