News About Eastcastle Place

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Dining at Its Finest

It was his wish to reinvigorate his “spirit with meaning” that brought Carlos Matos to Eastcastle Place. The new director of hospitality for the retirement community on the East Side of Milwaukee has a long and prestigious resume including a […]

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The Exceptional Galleria

“This apartment is beautiful, but it’s not for everyone. It’s distinctive and sophisticated and looks like something you’d find on Park Avenue in New York,” said Bill Eason, marketing director at Eastcastle Place retirement community located on Milwaukee’s vibrant East […]

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Wreaking Tandemonium

They’ve logged 32,000 miles collectively, with John leading the way and Susan close behind. Susan Czynszak and John Auer, avid bike riders, have partnered on their pedaling for more than a decade on a veritable bicycle built for two. “We […]

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A Lifelong Teacher

Once an educator, always an educator. Such has been the case for Marion Pohlmann, a resident of Eastcastle Place retirement community in the North Point neighborhood of Milwaukee’s East Side. A high school German teacher for more than 30 years, […]

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The Eastcastle Place Health and Rehabilitation Center Sets the Bar High

“We’re excited and proud, but not surprised,” said Tyler Gudex, executive director of Eastcastle Place senior living community in Milwaukee. The Eastcastle Place Health and Rehabilitation Center has just achieved its third consecutive deficiency-free survey by the Division of Quality […]

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Eastcastle Place Seniors to Celebrate Beer

“There’s some excitement about this. Craft-beer programming is a sign of the times,” said Laura Wengler, director of community life at Eastcastle Place senior living community on Milwaukee’s eastside. Eastcastle Place residents will be participating in a celebration of beer, […]

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The Chaplain for Everyone

In a community that’s rich in spiritual diversity, Dr. Mark McDonough, the chaplain at Eastcastle Place senior living community in Milwaukee, defines his role by whatever is currently being sought rather than any written job description. “I get to make […]

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Eastcastle Place Liaison, Helping to Lead the Journey

“I’m passionate about helping others on their journey,” said Amy Steffen, clinical liaison for the health and rehabilitation center at Eastcastle Place retirement community in Milwaukee. “In sub-acute rehab, circumstances are never planned. I’m so grateful to be a trusted […]

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Eastcastle Place Gives Rehab Guest Royal Treatment

When Lois Kluender was released from the hospital following treatment for renal complications that hampered her ability to walk, she was given several options of where to go for rehabilitation. Eastcastle Place senior living community in Milwaukee was one of […]

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Eastcastle Place Resident Contributes to Lifelong Learning

“I love to study, learn and prepare courses,” said 80-something year-old Eastcastle Place resident, Dale Snider.  “ I moved to this wonderful community not just for the food but for the ability to offer astronomy and other classes to residents. […]

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The Legendary ‘Hux’

Sometimes the most matter-of-fact individuals are in truth, the most remarkable. Such is the case with Dick ‘Hux’ Huxtable. The resident of Eastcastle Place retirement community casually rattles off snippets of what he’s done in his almost 90 years including […]

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The Perfect Size

“I’m still marveling at my good fortune at being able to live here,” said Susan Czynszak a new resident of Eastcastle Place retirement community on Milwaukee’s East side. The lifelong resident of Whitefish Bay who moved to Eastcastle Place this […]

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Sharing His Love of Music

“It takes a lot of time to prepare and I love every moment of it,” said David Tolan, a resident of Eastcastle Place retirement community on Milwaukee’s vibrant East side. Tolan has a passion for music which he is delighted […]

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The Doulton

“The best thing about the apartment home is also its only drawback,” said Bill Eason, marketing director at Eastcastle, a retirement community located in Milwaukee’s historic Water Tower neighborhood. “it’s completely unique. There are only a few apartments with a […]

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Happy Receiving the Best of Care

Under less than ideal circumstances, Patricia Spannraft received extraordinary care…twice! Two years ago, the then 73-year old, suffered a stroke, which left her unable to communicate. After intensive rehabilitation at the Health Center at Eastcastle Place however, the long-time Milwaukee […]

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Castle Choir’s Blessed Winter Home

Gary Aubry is pleasantly surprised to find himself working at a job for 21 years longer than he had initially anticipated. Aubry said that when he was originally looking for a job 22 years ago and hoping to use his […]

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Nonagenarian Still Happy at Work

At 92, Peter Schelkun isn’t quite ready to commit to a full and complete retirement. A resident of Eastcastle Place senior living community in Milwaukee, Schelkun hops in his car twice weekly, heading to Marquette University Dental School, where he […]

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Man (or Woman’s) Best Friend is on the Job

Dawn Koeper is often following in the footsteps of a four-legged legend. Jersey, her five-year-old husky-hound mix, is a goodwill ambassador/companion dog at the healthcare center of Eastcastle Place retirement community. Dawn, who is Eastcastle Place’s full-time on-site dietician, brings […]

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Youth at Eastcastle Place

Ideally located in close proximity to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Eastcastle Place retirement community benefits from the frequent infusion of young people within its doors. “Intergenerational programming and activities are very much the norm here,” said Laura Wengler, director of […]

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