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February 7, 2022

Living our Mission

A launch of a new initiative...

Wauwatosa - St. Camillus Life Plan Community shares “Mission Moment” as they launch their most recent initiative, St. Camillus Serves.

Last week, St. Camillus Hospice Social Worker, Xia Xiong worked with resident, Judy, to make her wish come true of attending her long time friend’s funeral.  Judy and Arlene were friends for over 60 years when Arlene passed away in January. The two met at a ski club 60 years ago and were both residing at St. Camillus Life Plan Community, only a couple of doors away from each other.  When Judy shared with the St. Camillus Hospice team that she was unable to attend Arlene’s funeral to due lack of transportation and someone to escort her, Social Worker Xia Xiong started brainstorming ideas to make it happen.

Xia placed a call into the St. Camillus maintenance team and was able to schedule special van transportation for her and Judy to attend the funeral together.  Xia coordinated the logistics with Judy’s care team and family to ensure a safe outing. The outing meant so much to Judy and their families.

“Going to Arlene’s funeral meant the world to me. We were good friends for over 60 years. Her funeral was perfect, filled with lots of family and friends.  Thank you so much to the staff for making it happen.” - St. Camillus resident, Judy

This St. Camillus Mission Moment demonstrates key elements of our mission including: providing services with compassion and love; offering meaning and comfort to those who are aging; and taking into account each person’s unique needs.  As a not-for-profit, faith based community, St. Camillus is eager to expand and advance the St. Camillus mission both on campus and in the greater community. With a focus on service to employees, residents and community, St. Camillus is making it a priority to inform and educate employees on how their work directly correlates to the mission. Xia is an example of living the St. Camillus mission and offering meaning and compassion to those St. Camillus is called to serve.

If you would like to learn more about St. Camillus Life Plan Community, please call 414-259-6310.

About St. Camillus: As a not-for-profit, St. Camillus Life Plan Community is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate services to seniors through their mission driven workforce. St. Camillus has been proudly serving southeastern Wisconsin for over 90 years

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