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Fall Issue #57 Oct-Dec. 2022

Campus site transformation receives national award St. Ann Center this summer received a national award for the stunning transformation of the 7.5 acres of land that’s now the site of its Bucyrus Campus on the north side of Milwaukee. Named for the mythical bird that was reborn out of ashes, the Phoenix Award for Brownfields...
October 31, 2022

Summer Issue #52 July-Sept. 2021

A Mentor for Life When Esther Bryant was raising her daughters, she told them they could do anything they put their minds to. Now a great-grandmother, she’s taking her own advice. “My mind’s always going, thinking about things I want to do,” said Esther, a client at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus. “The Bible says,...
July 13, 2021

Spring Issue #51 Newsletter Cover Story

Think people with disabilities don’t have much fun? Meet Narkeez Carlton. The 22-year-old’s nickname says it all: “Trouble on Wheels!” Adopted from Russia at age 5, Narkeez was born with cerebral palsy, “which, thanks to me winning the jackpot, left me unable to walk, speak or hear very well,” he explained. Recently, he moved into...
March 30, 2021

Winter Issue #50: Newsletter Cover Story

Couple Finds a Second Home Tom and Judy Pinger have been married for either 43 or 47 years, depending on which one you ask. But they agree on most everything else. They value their independence and love spending time together at St. Ann Center. The Pingers live in a supported independent living apartment and come...
December 31, 2020

Fall Issue #49 Newsletter Cover Story

In this day of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, there’s a more basic kind of communication going on at St. Ann Center. Stein Campus volunteer Maggie Cary and adult day care client Dragana Tomac have developed a language all their own. “I’ve come to understand her moods and what she’s trying to say from her expressions...
September 22, 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

Special Issue 2020 Newsletter Cover Story

Kayla Beats the Odds If you want to know where the action is at St. Ann Center’s Young Adult Unit, just look for Kayla Prink. The 4-foot-tall, 60-pound bundle of energy has a passion for dancing that has earned her the nickname Twinkle Toes around the Bucyrus Campus, where she’s a client. Kayla, 26, was...
December 23, 2019

October-December 2019 Newsletter Cover Story

Remember moving out on your own for the first time? Your support gives St. Ann Center clients that same exciting feeling of independence. Just ask Sarah Lapre. “Some days, I hardly think about having cerebral palsy,” said the self-assured 33-year-old. Born with CP, she’s used a wheelchair for most of her life. “I just tell...
September 18, 2019

July-September 2019 Newsletter Cover Story

Because of you, our generous donors, 60 adults are enjoying the new Dementia Care Wing at our Bucyrus Campus. You are changing lives in amazing ways! In a sunny corner of the Dementia Care Wing, four areas called “life skills stations,” are set up with props to look like settings people might have spent time...
June 26, 2019
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