Agnes SanFelippo has come full circle in a very intentional way. As a charge nurse at the Health Center at Eastcastle Place senior living community for 23 years, she knew the care and commitment to the residents’ well-being was top-notch. “We were absolutely the best. We took care of our people. We passed inspections flawlessly. I thought if anything ever happens to me, I want to be taken care of there,” she said.
SanFelippo retired from working at Eastcastle Place in 1996. Eighteen months ago, she moved from her three-bedroom home into her independent living apartment at Eastcastle. Now recovering from an illness, she is completing her rehabilitation at the Health Center and giving the therapy program rave reviews. “I’m going to get strong like bull,” she boasted.
While in rehabilitation, SanFelippo discovered Evelyn Jankowski, her beloved next-door neighbor from independent living, has also been her next-door neighbor in the Health Center. Jankowski, who has lived at Eastcastle for three years, is at the Health Center recovering from an injury and hospitalization. While she loves the attention and care she’s receiving, Jankowski is looking forward to returning to her independent living apartment. “There are so many opportunities for staying busy and engaged. We have so much fun, and you can be busy all of the time if you like,” she said.
Jankowski, who has had some personal challenges this year, said that living at Eastcastle has been a tremendous blessing. “It’s comforting being in a place where people love me and where I’ve gotten so much support. People couldn’t be nicer.”
SanFelippo agrees. “The staff here is so sweet and giving. They’re always asking if there’s anything else they can do. It’s beautiful. That’s the way it is now, and the way it was when I was working here too,” she said.
Eastcastle Place is a Life Plan Community located in the Northpoint neighborhood on Milwaukee’s vibrant East Side. Eastcastle Place offers independent living, promoting an active and engaging life style for seniors. The Health Center at Eastcastle Place offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, thereby providing complete continuing care for seniors. Eastcastle Place is managed by Life Care Services®. For additional information call 414-219-1398 or visit www.EastcastlePlace.com.