Our History

In 2018, in honor of Saint John’s On The Lake’s 150th Anniversary, Saint John’s Communities Foundation, Inc. granted funds to launch the Institute with a commitment to providing the same quality of life for older adults throughout Milwaukee County.  This was very much in keeping with the 1868 origins of Saint John’s—providing for the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs of older adults.  Over the years the organization grew to advance well-being for over 400 individuals at its campus in Milwaukee.  The Institute extends this long history of commitment to older adults from within our walls into the greater community.