Despite the record-breaking winter weather, art is growing and flourishing at Milwaukee Catholic Home. This February and March, the Health and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting an ongoing exhibit of art created by residents from our memory care and rehabilitation apartments.
Back in October of 2012, a group of staff from Catholic Charities came to Milwaukee Catholic Home for lunch and a tour. As staff from both organizations connected, they realized they had a lot to offer each other. Gradually, an idea took shape – using some of the resources of Catholic Charities’ behavioral health programs, Milwaukee Catholic Home could offer a discussion and support group for residents encountering the changes and transitions that come with aging. The program would be called “Connections.”
Here at Milwaukee Catholic Home, we are constantly pursuing new opportunities for intergenerational programming, and love to develop new partnerships in the community that make these opportunities possible.
This month, we’re also excited to host a student volunteer from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School as part of the school’s brand new service learning initiative: Vocare.
Our piano is getting a makeover! With support from our residents, we began raising money last year to upgrade our pianos in the Residence building. The performing and fine arts are a central part of life at Milwaukee Catholic Home, and we often host exceptional musicians who need instruments that match their expertise. In addition, the piano in our chapel plays a key part in our liturgical celebrations on a weekly basis.
Our centennial celebration continues this year with our 100th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 23rd. Milwaukee Catholic Home corporate members meet each year to hear from our CEO and Board of Directors about the challenges and successes of the past year as well...