The Longest Day is the day with the most light – the summer solstice. On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we will use our creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, more than 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia, and this number is set to skyrocket to 75 million by the year 2030. To do our part, Milwaukee Catholic Home will be hosting a community cookout and happy hour. Please join us to support and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association!
With a nod to the first day of summer, we’re having a cookout on The Residence patio from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Join us for fresh off the grill burgers and brats and all the accompaniments, and stay for live music and a 50/50 raffle! The suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association.
Beginning at 1:30pm, The Health and Rehabilitation Center will have brain stations set up in the courtyard, showcasing the many ways MCH supports brain health. Included will be stations dedicated to physical fitness, cognitive health, and the Memories in the Making art program. Stop by each of the stations to discover how MCH combats memory loss, and stay for a special happy hour featuring purple cocktails and brain-healthy appetizers!
Come to one or both events and be sure to wear purple to show your support! Please RSVP to Amy O’Connor at 414-220-3214 for the cookout, or Madeline Dahl at 414-220-4610 x.3322 for the brain stations and happy hour. We look forward to fighting the darkness of Alzheimer’s together!
The spirit of Milwaukee Catholic Home isn’t limited to our main campus on Prospect Avenue. Our mission is alive and thriving throughout the greater Milwaukee area, in the form of our management and operational agreements with Catholic organizations such as the The Franciscan Friars of the Assumption BVM Province, The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, and the School Sisters of Notre Dame of Central Pacific Province.
But in 2020, the presence of our unique community will once again have an opportunity to span across an ocean.
Following the successful past pilgrimages to Italy and Poland, Milwaukee Catholic Home is pleased to announce that another overseas adventure. “The Heart and Soul of Ireland” tour, taking place in April 2020, will give us a special glimpse of a unique part of the world, with a wonderful mix of history, ancient ruins, stunning panoramic views, legendary castles and moats, and romantic and rugged regions of lakes and bogs.
Highlights of this pilgrimage include a celebration of Mass at the Chapel of the Apparition in Knock, an excursion to the incomparably beautiful Aran Islands, visits to the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry and exploring Ireland’s lively capital city of Dublin.
While this trip, led by Fr. Jerry Herda, will surely introduce friends of Milwaukee Catholic Home to the wonders of the Emerald Isle, this pilgrimage is primarily a chance to celebrate our Catholic faith and form deeper bonds with one another.
The Heart and Soul of Ireland tour is an exciting way for friends of MCH to experience the unparalleled hospitality and the lively happy nature of the Irish people. “says Linda Cardinale, Director of Marketing at Milwaukee Catholic Home and one of the pilgrimage hosts. “Combine that with opportunities to practice our faith in sacred spaces throughout Ireland, and I guarantee we will have memorable experiences to cherish.”
The “Heart and Soul of Ireland” pilgrimage is a signature event of Milwaukee Catholic Home’s “A Life Engaged” program. Introduced in January 2019, “A Life Engaged” enables people to be engaged in something bigger than themselves in meaningful, joy-filled, and consistent ways. Activities and events made possible through “A Life Engaged” give residents, staff, friends, and guests of Milwaukee Catholic Home a sense of belonging and purpose, no matter where an individual is in their life’s journey.
Ireland will take your breath away, and we do hope you will consider joining us! Learn more about this unforgettable experience here.