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Yearly Archives: 2013

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For the Board of Directors and management team here at Milwaukee Catholic Home, the season of autumn means planning.  We are excited about the goals we are setting for our organization in the coming year, and about the many new opportunities we have to offer our residents memorable experiences, build a caring and supportive community, and create a spirit of welcome, generosity, and gratitude for God’s gifts.

This morning at our management team meeting, Anne Spoerl, our pastoral care associate, led us in a prayer inspired by our planning and goal setting for the year 2014.  We think it sums up what we are striving for every day as we work to build God’s kingdom through our work at Milwaukee Catholic Home, and invite you to pray with us for the success of our ministry in the year ahead.

 

Prayer for Our Mission

Lord, we gather to thank you for making us all part of your plan; your plan to spread the love of Jesus through the ministry of this community.

We thank you for this shelter that protects us all, from the sweltering days of summer through the icy winds of winter, as we care for your most vulnerable. Holy Spirit, work through us so that our words and deeds will proclaim the Good News that each of them is your beloved child.

We thank you for the gifts of each person here, as we work together to free residents from chains of loneliness and despair, giving witness to your tender concern for every one of them.

We implore your Divine Wisdom. Help us all to use it generously as we listen and plan for the rehabilitation of lives blinded by the fears of dealing with challenges of the human life cycle.

We thank you for the blessing of every person who has been part of our Milwaukee Catholic Home family over these many years. Through the Communion of Saints we carry them all in our hearts. And as time continues, give us the compassionate faith to let go of those we love as they grow and transition from this earthly life into your heavenly embrace of everlasting love.

Thank you for the many graces that you bestow as we carry out the mission that Jesus has modeled for us: to provide a place of love and mercy and peace, that is acceptable to you Lord. AMEN.

Some very special art is on display this week in the Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Residents from our memory care apartments who participate in the Memories in the Making program have the opportunity to exhibit their art throughout the building.  Please consider stopping by to view this moving and meaningful collection, which will be displayed until September 23rd.

You can read more about the Memories in the Making program in the Spring 2012 issue of our newsletter, or by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association website.

Please enjoy these pictures of the artists and their artwork:

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Moving offers exciting new opportunities, but can sometimes be a daunting process.  Join us on Wednesday, September 18th from 9:30 am – 11:00 am for a breakfast seminar on how to navigate the challenges of the moving process.

Cardboard box marked Moving Day

The seminar will include a panel discussion with a Q & A session to follow.  Presenters include:

  • Miriam Oliensis-Torres, MSW: Stowell Associates
  • John Terry Mulcahy: Shorewest Realty
  • Therese Meehan-Felknor: Senior Move Manager
  • Pete Gaar: ABC Kortsch Movers

A continental breakfast will be served, and you can feel free to join us after the presentation for a tour of our community.  We hope you can join us!

Our 100 Year Anniversary Celebration was the highlight of the summer here at Milwaukee Catholic Home, but there’s been lots going on since then.  Please enjoy this slideshow of great photos from all of our favorite summertime events!

 

Summer’s not over yet, and the last two weeks of August will be eventful ones at Milwaukee Catholic Home.  Here are just a few of the special days we have coming up across our campus.

Annual Corn Roast

Friday, August 23, 11:45 am

This yearly event, held outside in the Health and Rehabilitation Center courtyard, is a favorite end of summer celebration for residents and families. This year’s Corn Roast will have a maritime theme, so get ready for some fun costumes and nautical decorations!  As usual, we’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch including fresh-roasted corn on the cob.  For more information, contact Katie Rutz at (414) 220-3322.

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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, August 29, 1:00 pm

Join us on the patio in the Residence our annual dog show!  Families and friends are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog or three to enjoy time with our residents and compete for Best in Show.  Root beer floats and other tasty summer refreshments will be provided.  For more information, contact Amy O’Connor at (414) 220-3214.

100 Year Anniversary Resident Dinner

Thursday, August 29, 5:00 pm

Families are welcome to join us for a formal dinner under the stars, continuing the celebration of our 100 Year Anniversary. This special evening event for our Health and Rehabilitation Center residents will take place in our newly renovated courtyard.  Residents and their families will enjoy a special menu of surf and turf and live string music.  For more information, please contact Bridget McNair at (414) 220-3229.

MCH residents and their families enjoy Patio Pops

MCH residents and their families waiting for the music to start

Enjoy the last beautiful days of summer at Patio Pops!

Our annual outdoor concert series is the perfect opportunity to enjoy great local music with family and friends, and we still have four fantastic shows remaining:

July 24:  Robin Pluer and the Chris Hansen Band

July 31:  “Tell Me A Story” with Kay Stiefel and Jack Forbes Wilson

August 7:  The Shinigans Irish Folk Band

August 21:  Swing Nouveau Band

All performances are held on our outdoor patio at The Residence at 2462 N. Prospect Avenue.  Music begins at 7:30 pm.  For more information, contact our marketing department at 414.220.3217.

We hope to see you there!

The Shinigans perform August 7th

The Shinigans perform August 7th

Robin Pluer

Robin Pluer performs July 24th

We are proud to announce another great indicator of Milwaukee Catholic Home’s financial strength: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A-‘ rating on the organization’s fixed rate bonds.

Fitch identified our solid operating performance, strong revenue-only coverage of maximum annual debt service, and sound liquidity as key drivers behind the decision to affirm this rating.

An ‘A-‘ rating puts us in the top tier of retirement communities across the nation in terms of our fiscal health and stability.  MCH is one of only two CCRC issuers in the state of Wisconsin with an ‘A-’ rating or above, and one of only sixteen nation-wide.

Congratulations to our CFO, Rohini Desai, and her team on this success!

Click the link below to read the official press release from Fitch:

Fitch Rating Press Release