Explore interesting topics and articles featuring resident stories, community events and interesting facts in the vibrant East Side of Milwaukee. Go ahead, explore.


Tour Allure

Did you catch the fun of Eastcastle Place senior living community’s recent Milwaukee Theater Bus Trip celebrating National Road Trip Day? We had a blast. A few highlights were: Learning some of the rich history of our favorite music venues Sharing our memories of our own music and theater experiences Discovering the amazing fact that …

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Social Media Mania

While older adults were not the earliest users of social media, the population has certainly jumped on the proverbial band wagon and adopted it in recent years in a significant way. The definition of social media is surprisingly simple. According to this story from History Cooperative, social media is: “the different forms of online communication used by people …

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Springtime in Milwaukee

It may feel risky to talk about spring in Milwaukee (two words: April snow). So, we’ve learned to approach spring with cautious optimism, but April typically means spring is on the way. Here are a few exciting experiences in the Milwaukee Eastside neighborhood, to celebrate the spring season. If you haven’t explored the 3rd Street …

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Tai Chi: A Healthy Habit

Every Tuesday and Friday, a group of dedicated residents of Eastcastle Place senior living community meets to enhance their strength, flexibility, and focus. They achieve this by practicing tai chi, an ancient Chinese discipline providing mental and physical benefits such as enhanced strength, flexibility, and focus. The twice-weekly tai chi class is led by Malisia …

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Love It or Hate It. It’s Valentine’s Day

It’s the time of year when we get a break from the winter doldrums thanks to the holiday that celebrates love in all its forms: Valentine’s Day. But not everyone loves Valentine’s Day. Take this mini-quiz to find out: Are you Team Hearts or Team No Hearts? Do you own clothing adorned with hearts? On …

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Live Like Betty

In typical 2021 fashion, the last day of the year brought sad news: actress/activist/all-around great gal, Betty White died of natural causes in her Los Angeles home. Betty would have turned 100 just 18 days later on January 17, 2022, and in honor of her incredible career and inspiring life, let’s make a resolution: to …

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Give Back, It’s Good for You

The holiday season is upon us. Are you overwhelmed? Do the words “I’m busy” feel like an understatement? Or are the holidays a tough time because you’re away from family? Feeling grateful and giving back are great strategies to manage all the feelings this time of year can bring.

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Over 50 Books Published By Eastcastle Place Resident

Jo Schmidt, a resident of Eastcastle Place, said she likes to be involved with activities that are meaningful to her. She’s an avid reader and artistically inclined, but at the top of her list is writing. “I’m a writer and am constantly working on a book,” she said, adding that she’s published more than 50 …

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Be Grateful, It’s Good for You

When we think of Thanksgiving, family, football, fun, food and more food come to mind. A day of heavy eating may not be good for your waistline but the act of being thankful and showing gratitude is very beneficial for your both physical and emotional health.

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Taking the Stage

“I am confused by life and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.” -Helen Hayes Remember Helen Hayes? Decades before Meryl Streep, there was Helen Hayes, a classically trained actress known as the First Lady of American Theater. Her career spanned over 80 years. Truer words were never spoken than these by Ms. …

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