Our Story


The Maples retirement community was born out of an idea and long-time dream. Mrs. Jean Langston and her daughter, Malette wanted to have a place for seniors to live in their community. There were retirement communities in other larger cities, but nowhere for folks from their small town and the surrounding areas to go. The Langston family, who had been in the real estate development business, decided to pursue this dream. And so The Maples became a reality.

The Maples story is one that came about because of a need. After many years of taking care of others, Tom Langston’s mother found herself needing care. The idea of staying in her own home was great, but the reality was that sitters and family visits just did not get the job done. The family found themselves trying to be her full-time caregivers. They found that this became very expensive and difficult to manage. They decided that she absolutely needed more help than they could give themselves. There were not many options for folks in that situation during that time, so they started brainstorming.

The Langston family had been in the real estate business for many years; however, they had never thought of building a place for Senior adults. Tom’s wife, Jean and their daughter, Malette had been saying for a long time that older adults needed somewhere to live when they no longer wanted the responsibility of taking care of a big house and yard. This idea coupled with the need for more help for Tom’s mother helped to create the vision of The Maples.

Our dream was to create a comfortable environment for those people who needed extra assistance with daily tasks, or those who simply wanted the added convenience, companionship, and security that The Maples could provide.

In 1980, our dream became a reality when The Maples community opened our first Cottages for Independent Living. In 1995, we were able to build the Manor House, one of the first assisted care homes in the entire area. As the needs of our Senior Community grew, so did our vision. In 2006, StoneRidge, the enclave at The Maples came about. StoneRidge is an empty-nester community for folks who just want to downsize and enjoy more free time and less household responsibilities.

Our family makes a point to treat you like family. Our caring staff is what sets us apart from others – we want to make you feel at home!

Our vision for the future is bright – whether you are looking for an assisted-living facility, an Independent Care Cottage, or an empty-nester, The Maples community should be your first choice.


The Maples Staff consists of three departments- Nursing, Housekeeping, and Dietary. Our nursing staff provides seven days-a-week, 24 hours a day care assisting residents with daily activities. All medications are administered by the nursing department at the appropriate and necessary times. The Housekeepers clean all rooms and common areas each day making sure all residents have a clean and fresh living environment. Our dietary staff prepares 3 delicious and nutritious meals a day along with providing snacks and drinks when requested. They will do everything they can to cater to each residents needs.

At the Maples, we have been fortunate to not suffer the high staff turnover that is common in the assisted living industry. Many staff have been with us for over 10 years. Because of this, a special closeness develops between residents and staff. This is what separates The Maples from other assisted living facilities. It truly gives The Maples a family atmosphere. We can say without reservation, that there is nothing our staff wont do to make sure each resident has the best possible experience.

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