Mayor Tom Barrett to Present Mayoral Proclamation to Saint_John's On The Lake Skilled Care Center Resident

MILWAUKEE, WI (July 4, 2011) – Saint_John's On The Lake, located at 1840 N. Prospect Avenue on Milwaukee’s east side, recently launched Dream of a Lifetime, a wish granting program for their skilled care center residents. This program grants wishes for the approximately 55 residents residing in the community’s skilled nursing neighborhoods. Saint_John's is the first Life Care continuing care retirement community in the state to launch such a program.

The next wish will be granted by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett who will deliver a Mayoral Proclamation to resident Marge Frauf granting her a Happy & Healthy Life. Mrs. Frauf, who has been a resident of Saint_John's since 2006, loves politics, watching CNN and reading the paper every day. Saint_John's is known not only for the quality person-centered care it provides all of its residents but also their focus on the well-being of their residents in all six dimensions of wellness: emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual. Helping residents in independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing live a balanced life is a primary goal of all the staff at Saint_John's.

After the 2 PM ceremony and reception, Mayor Barrett is scheduled to tour Saint_John's expansion which includes 87 independent living apartments and 25,000 square feet of common area space. Saint_John's, which has been serving Milwaukee seniors for nearly 145 years, includes 110 independent living residences, 17 assisted living residences and 52 skilled nursing beds. It opened its current location on North Prospect Avenue in 1979. The expansion including not only the 87 independent living apartment residences but also a Town Center with art gallery, bistro, cultural arts center and adjoining gardens, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa, is opening on July 5th. A number of the common areas including the art gallery, bistro and cultural arts center, will be open to the neighborhood. Saint_John's roots date back to 1868 when the non-profit organization was founded as shelter services by Women of the Episcopal Church. Today, Saint_John's is an independent organization which continues its non-profit tradition and service to the community; current and future residents represent a wide variety of cultural, social and religious backgrounds.