News About Eastcastle Place

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Redefining Wellness

BY JEN KENT | PHOTOS BY DAVID SZYMANSKI Sarah Benforado is not your typical college senior. She lives alone. And her youngest neighbors are in their early 60s. Benforado is the student artist in residence (SAR) at Eastcastle Place, a […]

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Incomparable Living at Eastcastle Place

The term “incomparable” is bandied about the world of retirement communities with many contenders having little to set them apart. Milwaukee’s Eastcastle Place however, is the quintessence of unrivaled senior living, from its spectacular historical dwelling, superb location, vibrant independent […]

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There’s Something in the Water

It’s a community gem nestled into another community gem. Eastcastle Place senior living community on the Eastside of Milwaukee is a beautiful historic jewel on the Eastside of Milwaukee. And nestled within its walls is Eastcastle Place’s aquatic center, which […]

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The Legendary Practice of Popular Pickle Production

A shortage of some pickles has left Eastcastle Place senior living community in a bit of a…. well…pickle. While no one is able to trace the origins of the retirement community’s proprietary pickle production, folklore has it that staff, residents […]

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Castle Choir Believe

The residents of Eastcastle Place in Milwaukee got a sneak and delightful peek at traditional Christmas songs as they were artfully crooned by the talented singers of the Castle Choir. December 2nd, Christmas at the Castle was a fun-filled day […]

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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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