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February 11, 2019 - St. Camillus introduces Diners’ Club to Assisted Living residents
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, February 11, 2019 – St. Camillus South Residence Assisted Living is bringing local dining to their residents with a new program called the Diners’ Club. In December St. Camillus started the Diners’ Club for residents who were interested in exploring a new restaurant with friends without having to leave St. Camillus.
The idea for the Diners’ Club started after a recent winter dining outing had a low resident turnout due to the weather. Laurie Stout, St. Camillus Recreation Therapy Manager, brainstormed ways to bring a fun dining experience to the residents in the comfort of their home.
Each month residents gather to discuss what restaurant they want to order from and provide suggestions to each other. The group then votes based on those suggestions and each resident is able to order whatever they’d like from the menu. While dining, the group starts their “Armchair Travels” discussion where they converse about a specific country each lunch.
For February, the Diners’ Club will partake in a group discussion on China and the Chinese New Year while enjoying food from a local Chinese restaurant.
“It’s exciting to see our residents engage and collaborate over a new restaurant and topic each month. The Diners’ Club not only brings residents together but allows them to connect on multiple levels.” - St. Camillus Recreation Therapy Manager, Laurie Stout
St. Camillus is a Life Plan Community in Wauwatosa, WI. St. Camillus allows seniors to choose their own future and offer a full continuum of services so they are able to do so all in one place. As a Life Plan Community, St. Camillus allows both planning and living to merge through Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, Home Healthcare, Home Hospice, and Care Management. As a not-for-profit, St. Camillus is dedicated to their mission of providing quality service to the aging. St. Camillus has been proudly serving southeastern Wisconsin for over 90 years.
February 10, 2019 - PALS program on CBS News!
It's been said many times that as we age, if you don't move it you lose it. But staying active can be a difficult task in and of itself for older adults.
At the St. Camillus Life Plan retirement community in Wauwatosa seniors are taking part in a new pilot program aimed at improving their fitness created exclusively by the Marquette University College of Nursing called Physical Activity for Life for Seniors. Developed by interim associate dean for research Dr. Kimberlee Gretebeck, the program is a 10-week physical activity program geared toward helping older adults maintains their physical function and independence.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning Amanda Porterfield put the innovative program for seniors in the Sunday Morning Spotlight. - By Amanda Porterfield
January 17, 2019 - St. Camillus and Marquette University College of Nursing partner for PALS program!
St. Camillus partnered with Marquette University’s College of Nursing on a fitness project called Physical Activity for Life for Seniors (PALS). The program empowers older adults to stay healthy and strong by increasing strength, balance, and flexibility. The first group completed today and another group is starting in the upcoming weeks. CBS News was also here last week filming the group and will be airing a segment in the future.