“I’m excited that [Maplewood Estates] took off so fast. There are so many things going up so quickly.”

— Heidi King, community member in Maplewood Estates

"The builders are wonderful to work with. That’s important — we had builders we could trust and we knew they weren’t going to take advantage of us."

— Rol Leichty, community member in Maplewood Estates

“I have children in my life now, and as I get older I will continue to have children in my life. Just the richness of living with the whole span of age groups, from children through senior citizens, and interacting in that -- I think it is a very rich way to live.”

— Esther Lanting, community member in Maplewood Estates



The Green House® Model is one of the most important transformational concepts in long-term care that I’ve experienced in my 40 years in the field of aging services. Most certainly, nursing homes will be a part of long-term care’s future. More providers must adopt Green House® principles. When you walk in to a Green House home, you understand — the way it makes people feel at home is just extraordinary.”

— Larry Minnix, President and CEO, LeadingAge

“AARP Foundation supports The Green House® Model because it helps elders keep their best life within reach. Too many older adults face high housing costs, inadequate housing, and isolation – and Green House® addresses those needs. It not only gives older adults a place to live, but also provides stellar care, fosters community, and promotes their personal well-being.”

Vivian Vasallo , Vice President, Housing Impact Program, AARP Foundation


"The very layout of a Green House® home reinforces person-centered care. It tells all who enter: this is a real home, not an institution. And in this home, elders make their own choices."

— Carol Shockley, Director, Office of Long Term Care, Medical Services. Arkansas Department of Human Services