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Silver Alert

Caregivers, these tips can help keep at-risk peoplefrom wandering. Wandering can be a huge concern among caregivers for and families of people with cognitive disorders, and with good reason. Just last month, a Silver Alert for a 91-year-old woman with dementia ended tragically in northern Wisconsin the day she wandered off. People can be at...
November 14, 2022

St. Ann Center Wins National Award for North Side Site Transformation

St. Ann Center Wins National Award for North Side Site Transformation Nonprofit turns vacant brownfield into vibrant community center St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus last week celebrated winning a national award for the stunning transformation of its 7.5 acres of land at 2450 W. North Avenue, on the near north side of Milwaukee. Named for...
October 5, 2022

Over 35 Years In Intergenerational Care

Our history is planted deep in Franciscan values: making peace, reverencing all creation, showing compassion and creating a caring community. The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi brought these values to Milwaukee in 1849 and to St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care 134 years later. Today, this dynamic heritage continues to grow into a ministry with...
August 26, 2022

Spring Issue #56: Newsletter Cover Story

A Rawring Good Time at the Stein Dinosaurs again walked the earth, or at least, the Stein Campus, at a recent event that delighted children and adults alike. Along with staffers, St. Francis Mayor Ken Tutaj and State Rep. Christine Sinicki donned dino gear for greetings, games and photos. Toddlers’ eyes were wide when they...
August 1, 2022

Spring Issue #55: Newsletter Cover Story

Growing Excitement At the Bucyrus Campus While the outdoor garden beds at the Bucyrus Campus were covered in snow, two indoor Flex Farms hydroponic units inside its Green Corridor were hard at work on food production well ahead of the traditional planting season.   The new system, set up in late February, is growing greens, herbs...
April 6, 2022

St. Ann Center Employee Stitches Masks to Protect Those on the Front Lines

Gloria Miller’s creativity is well known around St. Ann Center. The Bucyrus Campus special events director often uses her flair at work. She donated a stunning original couture gown to last summer’s gala auction, created beautiful tablescapes for the inaugural Indaba Ball in early February – even fringed and beaded several promotional T-shirts for last...
April 3, 2020

Milwaukee Homeless People Given Rooms in Clare Hall

The impact of the coronavirus has challenged us all to come up with creative solutions to life-and-death problems. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, of which St. Ann Center is a corporate ministry, recently found a way to help one of our city’s most vulnerable populations with the gift...
March 31, 2020

Spring Issue #47 Newsletter Cover Story

If you ask Gale Smith to describe her favorite type of music, she’ll tell you, “It’s the kind you just can’t sit still to.” Whenever there’s entertainment at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, she’s usually the first one on the dance floor. A client in the new dementia care wing, Gale grew up immersed in...
March 31, 2020

Dental Clinic Surgeries Cancelled–Will be Rescheduled

All scheduled Gardetto Dental Clinic surgeries at Advocate Aurora Sinai up to and including April 10th have been cancelled and will be rescheduled after the COVID-19 “all clear” has been issued by the hospital. We regret any inconvenience this has caused, but mandatory compliance is required to maintain the safety of all concerned. Please continue...
March 23, 2020