Eastcastle Place Blog

Explore interesting topics in the vibrant East Side of Milwaukee.


Senior Living Q & A

Navigating the options and opportunities of senior living can be a mind-boggling experience. These Qs and As will help to clear up some of the confusion and misconceptions. What is the difference between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community? […]

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Fitness & Swimming

“Exercise is great because it just makes everything in life better” -Richard Simmons In 1986, popular exercise guru Richard Simmons led his celebrity friends’ parents in a televised workout. Richard and his mom, Shirley Simmons invited Pauline Fawcett (Farah’s mom), […]

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Want to feel calm and energized? Put Your Mind to It!

You’ve probably heard about mindfulness, chances are you know someone (your doctor? your kids or grandkids?) who finds this concept life changing. While we can’t promise that it will change your life, mindfulness has been proven to improve energy levels, […]

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Suit Up for a Swim!

Remember the fun of a day at the pool or beach? Well, grab your suit and towel and jump in because the water truly is fine! Not only will a dip in the pool bring back wonderful memories, but swimming […]

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Active Senior Living…What’s Not to Like?

Helping your parents to make the move to a senior living community is a tough decision, but it gets exciting when you think about the benefits of such a change. There may be second-guessing once your parents make the decision […]

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Brewers and Packers and Bucks…Oh My!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the holiday season? Not quite yet, but it’s a great time to be a Wisconsin sports fan! So many sports, so little time: it’s Wisconsin Badger football season, the Packers are playing every […]

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Surrounded By Beauty and History

Living here on Milwaukee’s East Side, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by historic architecture. And we’re even more fortunate to have interesting and fun opportunities to access these buildings and structures. The Guide to Milwaukee’s History and Architecture can give […]

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Making Your Move…Organized and Painless

Few things in life cause as much stress as relocating. Whether you’re moving across the country or across town, packing up one home and moving to another is never easy, but with advance planning and a lot of list-making, moving […]

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Weekend Getaways

Summer might seem to be coming to an end but there’s plenty of nice weather ahead. A late summer/early fall weekend getaway is good for the body and soul and Wisconsin has some awesome places to visit that aren’t too […]

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Fun at the Fair!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…no, not the holidays, it’s time for the Wisconsin State Fair! The 10 amazing days when the State Fair Grounds are put to the best possible use hosting a wide variety of headlining […]

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Eat Your Vegetables…and Fruits, Too!

“No dessert until you eat your broccoli!” “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” We all remember these and other familiar phrases from our childhoods. While we may not have listened when we were kids, (because…cookies) it turns out […]

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Catch Milwaukee’s Festival Fever!

Summer in Milwaukee means one thing… FESTIVALS! We live in Wisconsin so we realize that summer is short. Sunshine and warm temperatures are fleeting and a long cold, winter is only a few short months away. So, what do we […]

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Bikers Rule!

Remember that feeling of hitting the open road with the wind in your hair? It’s not too late to feel that way again. Biking is great exercise, an economical and environmentally-friendly way to get around and a whole lot of […]

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Favorite Farmers’ Markets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The winter holidays are months away, it’s almost officially summer and that means one thing: farmers’ markets! If you’ve never been to a farmers’ market, now is the perfect time to go. […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

It’s the official start of summer and Memorial Day weekend is when most communities open their swimming pools. This 3-day weekend has become a popular time for weddings, grad parties, cookouts, and shopping. Many of us remember when we called […]

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Cheers to Beers

Do you love beer? You’re in good company. Thomas Jefferson, founding father and the third US President once said, “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” (More on that later). Actor and beer […]

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Spring Into Fashion

To paraphrase Alfred Tennyson’s famous quote: in the spring a woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of…FASHION! If there’s something about the warmer breezes, shining sun and the thought of upcoming celebrations (Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings) that make you want to […]

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Spring Cleaning: No Need to Fear

Spring. Cleaning. These two words can invoke stress and fear in the hearts of many. While the concept of a clean house for Easter and Passover is something we all want, it can be a huge chore. Whether your space […]

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And the Oscar Goes To…

Who loves the movies? Maybe a better question would be who doesn’t love the movies? If you’re a movie fan you probably know that this Sunday, March 4 is the 90th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The […]

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Technology

The number of older adults using and in fact embracing technology is climbing almost as fast as you can say “What-the-heck-is-augmented-reality?” Seniors, just like the general population, are increasingly using technology through their smartphones and tablets. While these devices are […]

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