Golf is a game that knows no age limits. Just ask the gregarious golfers at Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda.
“Our golf team has some of the most spirited golfers I’ve ever played with,” says Michelle Michaels, director of sales and marketing. A passionate golfer who’s enjoyed the sport since high school, she organized the Maplewood team. Michaels is also the billiards instructor. One afternoon, her class decided their next adventure should be at a local golf course. The idea caught on fast and expanded to include several community residents. “Whatever your age or skill level on the fairway, there’s nothing like a round of golf to build camaraderie,” Michaels says.
Maplewood resident Zelda Segal is a regular. “Golf in two words is ‘pure delight.’ It’s one more way to stay fit, have fun and live fully,” she says.
Fellow golfer and resident Bruce Mackey agrees. “With our golf team, the Maplewood activities menu keeps on growing. Exercise classes. In-house concerts. Play readings. On-site college courses. Now, golfing adventures. Maplewood truly has something for everyone.”
Golfer Bill Wallace and his wife spend winters in Florida, returning each spring to Maplewood. “We appreciate the ‘lock-and-leave’ lifestyle and always look forward to our return to Bethesda—even more so now that a golf team is on the agenda.”
“Maplewood Park Place is a hole-in-one,” says longtime resident and golfer Jane Betz. “It has everything you would ever want in a retirement community.”
Maplewood is the area’s only senior living community offering home ownership, an independent lifestyle and a full continuum of care. On Old Georgetown Road at I-495, residents live minutes from shops, restaurants and nearby attractions. To learn more, call 301-571-7444.
Voted Best Senior Living by the readers’ of Bethesda Magazine, 2010-2017; 5 Star Health Care, Center of Medicare Services; Silver Accreditation, the American Health Care Association; “Best Senior Living,” Montgomery Magazine, 2016 & 2017