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Birthday Party Chalks One Up for Gratitude

“We were thinking birthday party differently this year,” Jennifer Lodl described her daughter Lily’s 9 yr. old birthday party Oct. 2. “With all the COVID precautions, we were trying to be cognizant and careful. And we thought some good should come of it, too, actually benefitting other people.” The Lodls planned to gather six kids… Read more »

A Grateful Garden

Lake Terrace independent living residents gather in the early morning light, gazing across trailing vines and hand-sewn daisies, swaying sunflowers, and bulky Brussels sprouts. Together, they have nurtured and embraced a plot on the west end of the Shorehaven property, now calling it “our grateful place.” That project runs about 30’ by 120’ and sports… Read more »

A Floatload of Fun

Lac La Belle was calling them. The Golden Girls of Summer stretched for their ensuing swim in the early morning sunlight, stacked assorted noodles in their rolling bins, and headed out to the lake. In tank suits and tankinis, robes, flip flops, water shoes, and a host of bright French terry cover-ups, they glided into… Read more »

Residents Uplifted Through Own Art Showcase

She didn’t start painting till age 75, but that didn’t stop Lake Terrace Apartments resident Pat B. from creating a firestorm of watercolor and acrylic works. Pat displayed her art at the Lake Terrace Clubhouse in July, showcasing portraits, wooded trails, ocean scapes, and hidden glades. “I had to stop playing golf and tennis, so… Read more »

Pearls of Wisdom From One Senior To The Next

We’re so incredibly proud of both our senior residents and employees who are graduating high school seniors. As so many incredible young people move forward in their lives, we asked our residents to share some pearls of wisdom to share with a younger generation. In the first of a series of posts we’ll have for… Read more »

Three Opportunities To Connect With Our Residents This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of our favorite and busiest holidays here at Shorehaven. With the special day coming up this Sunday – and with the Safer at Home order still in place – we want to share with you a few opportunities for you to share a smile with your loved one this weekend: If you have… Read more »

Our Latest Video: Hope is Here at Shorehaven

Kevin Pehler, owner and partner at Oconomowoc-based production company 3Barn, approached us recently with an idea: What would you think of getting a drone shot of Shorehaven residents holding up signs on our skywalk to share with their family members and our community? The idea took flight, and, as we discussed the message, one theme,… Read more »

Three Supplements to Help Maintain a Healthy Immune System

By Melissa Burchardt, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian at Shorehaven I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that now, more than ever, it’s essential to keep your immune system healthy to function at its max capacity. I am a firm believer in letting food be thy medicine. God has provided for our bodies health… Read more »

Independent Living Residents Are “Sew” Crafty

“We put us to work.” “There was a need, and we’ve got people who can sew. We can do this,” Lake Terrace resident Connie Bader announced as she and three other Lake Terrace residents rallied this week to sew cloth masks for other residents. “We can do something useful.” Bader posted signup forms in the… Read more »

Shorehaven Partners with MIAD to Bring College-Level Courses to Seniors

Shorehaven is partnering with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) to bring high-level education opportunities to seniors. Through the support of a grant from the Roland G. Balg Charitable Trust, we are hiring professors from MIAD to teach six different art classes on the Shorehaven campus. “The shift from a passive appreciation of… Read more »