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A True Maple Woods “Ace”

by Mark de Roo, Resthaven's Director of Development and Roving Reporter

Not too long ago, Maple Woods resident Margaret Munro attended a high school class reunion. Each person was asked to describe something unique they’ve done.  In her own unbashful way, Margaret answered the question with a question.  She asked her classmates, “How many of you have ever hit a hole-in-one?”  Not one person could respond in the affirmative.  Except for Margaret.

Yes, several years ago, Margaret scored an “ace” at the Crestview Golf Course.  She was part of a Women’s League—in fact, the first one at that 18 hole course in nearby Borculo.  As a golfer myself, I’m jealous.

But, there’s much more to Margaret Munro than her golf legend.  She is one of those special people who loves life and reflects in her own enthusiastic and robust way.  For several years, she owned a condo in Zeeland, but a fall on the ice in her driveway in early ’07 caused her put a temporary damper on her lifestyle.  The doctors said that she severely injured her back and that she had the option of either a nursing home or a place like Maple Woods.

For, Margaret, this was a no-brainer.  Her mother lived in the original Maple Woods facility for 6 years during the Fifties.  Her mother had received excellent care then and she just knew that things hadn’t changed over the years.   But would there be a room when she needed it?  There was one.  And within 4 days, she took up residence in a second floor apartment. 

She loves her room, the people, the view, and the care she’s received.
She remarks, “There just couldn’t be a better place.  They do everything for you.  I just don’t have to worry.”  And when it comes to the meals, in her words, “It’s the best food in town!”

There’s definitely no “quit” in Margaret.  Each day, she and her walker do “laps” on both the first and second floors of Maple Woods.  It’s helped big-time.  Her back has never felt stronger. 

I have no doubt that Margaret will be back on the golf course in the near future, aiming for another hole-in-one.  Why settle for just one?!