In addition to the snapshots we’ve already shared, we would like to share some of the special moments captured by the professional photographer who was present at both 100 Year Anniversary events. If you were present at the events and would like a copy of a photo taken of you or one of your loved ones, please contact the marketing office at 414.220.3217. Thank you again for being part of this incredible moment in our history!
At the kick-off to our centennial celebration last Friday, Mayor Tom Barrett proclaimed June 28, 2013 Milwaukee Catholic Home Day. Watch the video below!
Thank you to all who were part of the kick-off to our celebration of our 100 Year Anniversary! The afternoon “Walk Through Time,” held in our Health and Rehabilitation Center courtyard, was an incredible tribute to our 100 years of history, and the evening gala was a fun and meaningful gathering of members of the MCH community from near and far.
We are so grateful for each of you and your unique part in Milwaukee Catholic Home’s century of excellence.
Please visit our Photo Albums page to relive some of the memorable moments from the day.
In the summer of 2012, Milwaukee Catholic Home was excited to become one of the founding partners of the Creative Trust, a neighborhood alliance dedicated to fostering life-long learning in the arts. This alliance includes long term care communities, the UWM Peck School of the Arts, and area arts and culture institutions.
One of the most exciting collaborative efforts undertaken so far by the Creative Trust has been Flourish Fest, a weeklong celebration of creativity and aging. This festival took place the week of May 6-12 and showcased inter-generational creative efforts across a range of arts disciplines.
One of the festival events hosted by Milwaukee Catholic home was an art exhibit and reception featuring participants in Memories in the Making, an art therapy initiative sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Residents, families and outside guests had the opportunity to view participants’ art and to enjoy refreshments.
For more information about the Creative Trust, please visit its blog site at http://creativetrustmke.wordpress.com. MCH is excited to be part of this initiative and to see what can be done together to enrich the lives of older adults and their communities through the arts.
Last year, the Milwaukee Catholic Home community had the unique opportunity to come together in faith for a three-day retreat, led by Augustinian priest Fr. Jim Friedel. Those who participated were inspired and spiritually refreshed, impressed by Fr. Jim’s ability to make Scripture come alive through his talks and discussions.
Fr. Jim returned this year with the topic “Telling Our Stories.” Using Scripture passages, Fr. Friedel lead participants into deeper reflection on the stories of our faith, seeking signs of God’s never-ending love present in these stories and in our own lives.
The Milwaukee Catholic Home community welcomed the opportunity to pray, reflect and grow in our relationships with God and with each other, and we look forward to next year’s retreat.
If you know Milwaukee Catholic Home, you know we love a party. And why have just one party when you can have several? We will be finding lots of ways to celebrate our centennial over the coming years, and are planning a very special day of celebration on June 28, 2013, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the organization’s Articles of Incorporation.
The daytime festivities will be held in the newly remodeled courtyard of the Health and Rehabilitation Center. Milwaukee Catholic Home’s Recreation Therapy team will be working together with Cheryl Axelrod, creator of Goodwill Industries’ “Fashion Through the Decades” program, to create a collaborative “walk through time” incorporating fashion and MCH history. This fashion show and program will feature clothing from the last 100 years, including many items of vintage clothing donated by MCH residents, and will include fascinating stories of the people and events that shaped the history of Milwaukee Catholic Home. This event will be perfect for all ages.
In the evening, MCH will host a gala reception and dinner in celebration of its centennial. The evening will include live music on the patio, a raffle, and plenty of opportunity for fun and fellowship. We hope you will join us for this very special opportunity to celebrate Milwaukee Catholic Home’s 100-year-old mission and our unique and lasting impact on the Milwaukee community.
For more information on either event, please contact Director of Community Outreach Anne Catalane at (414) 220-3250.