News About Eastcastle Place

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Forever A Coach and Motivator

After 34 years of teaching high school students, Mary Blandino set her sights on motivating a different generation. The Milwaukee resident retired in 2004, from West Allis Hale High School where she’d been a teacher, coach, and athletic director, leading […]

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Enjoying Her New Home

Rose Marie Baron recalls what was at one time the mantra of her daughter, who lives in California. For many years, Rose Marie said, “She encouraged me to age in place.” But this was formerly; before the death of Rose […]

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Historian Presents Milwaukee on Tap at Eastcastle Place

Eastcastle Place senior living community was happy to host a program by well-known Milwaukee historian and writer John Gurda. The author of more than 20 books, many of which focus on the history of Milwaukee, its neighborhoods and industries, presented Milwaukee […]

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A Beautiful Piece of History

Dale Noll is equal parts detective, problem-solver, historian, and downright magician. The director of plant operations for Eastcastle Place retirement community, is also an unwitting fitness buff, treading more than 10 miles daily as he provides upkeep and tender loving […]

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Health Fair for Seniors at Eastcastle Place

What do people 65+ think a senior health fair should be? According to Judy Anderson, Doctor of Physical Therapy and founder/director of Physicians Therapy for University Hospital at Northern Illinois University, and current Eastcastle resident says, “It should be led […]

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Residents on a Road Trip

Thirteen residents from Eastcastle Place retirement community in Milwaukee, took a fun-filled trip to Door County. Resident Doris Cummins kept a journal of the three-day excursion, which she said included a taste-testing at Island Orchard Cider and a fish boil […]

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Orientation by Fire

Lindsey Viegut experienced “orientation by fire” with the best possible outcome. The new administrator at Eastcastle Place Health and Rehabilitation Center in Milwaukee was excited to start her new job. “Five minutes into my first day, the State walked in […]

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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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