Aqua Aerobics

This support group offers a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system, exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions and talk through challenges and ways of coping.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

This support group offers a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system, exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions and talk through challenges and ways of coping.

Artists Group

Resident artists gather in the art studio to paint and create.

Bible Readings Study 

Each week this group gathers to read the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary readings and discuss its meanings and implications in our lives today.

Book Club

Join in lively discussions of fiction and memoir selected by participants with this monthly group. The discussion is facilitated by Diane Goryl, MA.

Canasta

The rules are easy to learn and the game invites lots of socializing, so come to play whether you are an old pro or haven’t played in years!

Chair Yoga

Yoga provides many benefits to the 50+ population. Students practice postures to help revitalize, improve mobility and enhance flexibility.  Gentle chair yoga can also help to alleviate arthritis symptoms, anxiety, and chronic pain through this safe and healing practice.  (Fee for class.)

Classics Book Group

Read time-honored literature from the Greeks onward.

Cocktails

A cash bar is set up in the Museum Gallery on the west end, near the Bistro.  Residents often bring a snack or appetizer to share with the group.

Coffee Gathering  

A complimentary cup of coffee or tea is offered. This is an opportunity to enjoy a chat with fellow residents.

Community Table

This is an opportunity to dine with other residents in Taylor’s.  When you make your reservation, ask to be seated at the Community Table and enjoy the camaraderie of your neighbors with a fine dinner!

Concert on  Video 

Full classical performances by the best orchestras, chamber groups or soloists are offered to allow appreciation of great classical music without interruption. Videos in this occasional series are usually shown in the evenings.

Dining Out

A special dining experience in Taylor’s or an outing to a Milwaukee restaurant is offered monthly.

Evening Prayer

An office found in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, Evening Prayer  includes prayer, Bible readings, canticles, and psalms.

Evensong  

Evensong is an evening service in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.  The service is a continuation of ancient evening services and consists of Psalms, Canticles, Hymns, Bible readings, and prayer.

Film Forum

This resident-run group selects a film to be shown and facilitates a discussion.

German Circle  

This group offers an opportunity for residents to use and brush up their German language skills.

Golf 

Golfers are welcome to practice their putting on the green on the Plaza. Putters and balls may be checked out at the North Tower Desk.

Grandslammer Bridge

This lively group meets to play Bridge in the Parlor.

History Roundtable

History and biography fans have an opportunity to join in a lecture/discussion designed to make history come alive.  Residents are encouraged to suggest topics or biographical figures for future programs. Sessions are facilitated by Brook Brown, MS.

Holy Eucharist 

This is an Episcopal communion service to which everyone is welcome.

Interfaith Prayer 

Saint_John's Interfaith Prayer Services are a time that we as a community, regardless of our faith or spiritual background, can come together to pray for and reflect on the many needs of our community, country and the world.

Knitters  

The Knitters (and other fiber artists) affectionately known as the Knitwits work on both personal and charitable knitting projects.  New members warmly invited, and all ability levels are welcome!  Instruction is available.

La Table Francaise

Practice your skill with the French language.

Let’s Talk2 

A self-directed discussion group with a moderator to keep things moving, Let’s Talk is a great opportunity for a congenial give and take, a chance for residents to talk and share ideas.

 

Low Impact Aerobics 

This class uses dance-like moves to get the blood pumping! It is an energetic, effective class with varied intensity for those who like to move.  The class ends with toning and stretching exercises.

Listening Together 

Explore a classical music subject by listening to selections of performances on video or audio recordings. Subjects may explore the works of a composer, a musical genre, a unique musical form or the contribution of a specific instrument to the classical repertoire.

 

Mahjong 

All levels of players are welcome to join this group to learn and play this ancient tile game.

Men's Bridge 

This is a small, informal gathering of men who enjoy playing Bridge.

Men's/Ladies’ Table

Each month at Taylor’s you are welcome to socialize and dine with just men or just women.  Be sure that when you make your reservation you tell them that you would like to be seated at the men’s or women’s table.

Mindfulness Meditation 

Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. Meditation has many physical benefits as well as emotional benefits.  It helps to improve digestive issues, sleep problems, high blood pressure, circulatory issues, anxiety disorders as well as depression.  See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most.

Morning Prayer

An office found in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, Morning Prayer  includes prayers, Bible readings, canticles, and psalms.

 

Movies 

Three films are shown each weekend (see the calendar for titles, times, and locations).  Closed captions are shown when available.  At least one movie a month is offered with descriptive audio service for those with visual impairment.  A monthly Foreign Film Night, is offered too!

MOWA On The Lake

MOWA (the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend) curates several shows each year. The gallery runs along the south end of the Town Center.  A VIP Reception and artist talk opens each new exhibition.  A walk-n-talk with the curator is also scheduled during each show.

Open Bridge

Enjoy an afternoon of Bridge.

Opera on Video 

Enjoy full opera performances on DVD of the most innovative productions by some of the best vocal artists. Videos are usually shown in the evenings. When an opera is long, it is scheduled to play twice so that residents may choose to attend the first part on one night and the conclusion on the next.

Our Next Generation  

ONG is a neighborhood after school program headquartered at 35th and Lisbon in Milwaukee.  Saint_John's residents support this program in two ways.  On Monday afternoon during the school year, ONG brings third graders to Saint_John's for enrichment programming offered by residents in reading, art, science, math and mentoring.  On Tuesdays during the school year, residents travel to Our Next Generation and serve as tutors and assist students with their homework.

Parlez with Renée  

This monthly meeting with President Renee Anderson is one way you can learn about the latest Saint_John's news, ask questions, and offer comments.

Ping Pong  

A table is set up at various times throughout the week for table tennis fans!

Roman Catholic Mass

Mass is offered in the Chapel the first four Wednesdays of the month.

Saint_John's Singers  

Join our resident choir.  Joining the group is a great way to meet fellow residents and share a tune. The singers, under the direction of a Wisconsin Conservatory of Music staff member, practice weekly and perform several concerts a year.  A love of music is all that is needed.

Saint_John's Writers  

Group members have a chance to explore their creativity and work on projects of their own choosing.  Memoir, family histories, poetry, fiction, personal essays, and nonfiction are all possibilities.  Resident works are shared during the meeting.

 

Silent Meditation 

This is a resident led morning meditation that uses silence in community as a way to become centered at the beginning of the day and strengthen one’s spiritual path.

Stretch and Tone 

Come meet new friends and enjoy this easy-to-follow workout that will increase your stamina and balance. The included use of exercise bands will help to improve muscle strength and bone density.  This class meets twice a week and is done in standing and seated positions.

Tai Chi  

Tai Chi consists of slow, relaxed movements for overall development.  It promotes balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.

Tea and Cookies

Complimentary tea and cookies are served. This is a nice way to meet your neighbors.

Uihlein Peters Gallery   

This art gallery is located on the Lower level of the North Tower and features several art shows a year.  Each show also has an opening reception.

Water Aerobics for Arthritis:  Range of Motion 

This low impact, low-intensity class is designed to alleviate the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other related diseases. You will be instructed through exercises to encourage and promote flexibility, range of motion, and pain relief.

 

Writer’s Workshop

This is a facilitated writing group designed to provide constructive feedback to aspiring authors.  Projects range in size and focus.