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Respite Clients Share Holiday Feast 

Cornish hens, fine china, good company make for fine “Friendsgiving”  Clients staying in St. Ann Center’s temporary overnight respite care unit over Thanksgiving celebrated the holiday with a down-home feast and good company,   Because caregivers need breaks, too, St. Ann Center’s respite care service is open every day of the year, to help families get...
December 1, 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

Help Is Close at Hand

As a mother and preacher’s wife, Annie lived a life of caring for others. Now dealing with progressing dementia, her conversations stop and start and memories elude her. But she hasn’t lost her purpose. “Miss Annie is one of our client volunteers,” said Monica Yarn, director of Adult Day Services at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus...
January 3, 2022

Christmas Dress Rehearsal Jollies Up Stein Campus

Santa did a practice run at the Stein Campus one week before Christmas Eve. The jolly elf chatted with clients and distributed presents on a day filled with festivities. The fun started in the morning when clients strutted their stuff in the annual Ugliest Christmas Sweater Competition. Everyone had a blast trying to out-tacky one...
December 27, 2021

Pumpkin Giveaway Held at St. Ann Center Bucyrus Campus

Families invited to select a free pumpkin and enjoy fun fall activities on Saturday, Oct. 16. Find the pick of the patch at Pumpkin Palooza, a free pumpkin giveaway hosted by St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus. The family-fun event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at 2450 W....
October 5, 2021

Fall Issue #53: Newsletter Cover Story

One for All, All for One The three musketeers have nothing on a trio of longtime St. Ann Center clients who know the meaning and power of true friendship. “We’re not only friends, we’re brothers,” said Vinnie Massalongo of the relationship he’s developed with Terry Lenz and Barry Kress over the past nine years. “There’s...
October 4, 2021

New Playground Brings Fun to Both Children and Adults

Unique garden opens at St. Ann Center, connecting the generations through play. St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care hosted the grand opening of its one-of-a-kind Intergenerational Play Garden on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the center’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave. The 11,660-square-foot playscape includes four whimsical structures—large enough to accommodate an adult and two...
October 4, 2021