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High School Graduation Ceremony

67 years in the making!

June 24, 2015

Evergreen resident Lois Luebke had to leave school in 1947, just 2 weeks before graduation. She always hoped for that diploma and today her dream came true!

Lois was surprised this afternoon when the Oshkosh School District presented her with an honorary high school diploma at a ceremony held at Evergreen in front of family and many friends. The celebration continued with a graduation party hosted by Evergreen in the Creekview South Neighborhood Center.  

The idea for the surprise came from Vanessa Frank, COTA, Program Specialist at Evergreen after she learned of Lois's disappointment over not receiving that very important diploma. Now, at age 85, Lois can check that wish off her bucket list!

P.S.  As an added bonus, the Oshkosh Northwestern reported the graduation ceremony on the front page of our local newspaper the following morning. Read the article here.


Honoring Evergreen Veterans

veterans quilt project 6 23 15June 23, 2015

Today was a special day for veterans at Evergreen.  Members of the Omro American Legion Auxiliary presented quilts to each of our veterans who live at Evergreen. This very moving presentation was held in the Evergreen Chapel. The personalized quilts were created through the Camo Quilt project, based in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

Fox 11 News covered the event. Here is the story from Fox 11 on-line news:

Hand-made gifts from the heart were handed out to veterans at one nursing home Tuesday, in appreciation of the residents' service and sacrifice. The Omro American Legion post worked with an area organization to get the free quilts. Its leader says they're on a mission to give out more.

One by one, their names were read, and quilts were gently placed on the laps of each veteran who lives at the Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh.

“It's such an honor. I don't know how to express it,” said Rosemarie Pitz, a veteran from the Navy.

The quilts were made in Plymouth by the Camo Quilt project. Thirty four of them in all were given out Tuesday.

"We've taken care of Bella Vista and we're working on a few more. I've ordered over 100 quilts from them. And it takes a while because there are so many,” said Pat Mason of the Omro American Legion post.

Each hand-made quilt was personalized with the veteran's name, as well as the colors of the branch in which they served.

“I was in the Navy nurse corps,” said Pitz. Pitz says she'll think of the dedicated hands that stitched her warm new blanket, each time she uses it. “All the work that went into it,” she said, smiling.

And those giving the quilts say they'll be filled with warm memories as well.

“It's so touching. My dad was a veteran. He's no longer here. My husband is a veteran, and I have a son that was in the Marines and one in the Army. So it's really important to me to see the veterans get the quilts,” said Mason.

Making a difference by spreading warmth and letting past generations of service members know they're not forgotten.

Priority Program Update

May 18, 2015

45 numbers already assigned!

Last month, Evergreen announced a new Priority Program for those interested in our planned independent living expansion. Our plan is to build an additional 40-60 spacious and upscale independent apartments connected to the north end of our main building.

As of last week, 45 priority certificate numbers were already assigned as prospects learned about the expansion and joined the Priority Program.  If you are interested in priority access to details about the program and the chance to be among the first to select a style, floor plan and location of your choice, now is the time to talk with the Evergreen Marketing Team! 

Contact us to schedule a personal appointment or reserve a spot at an upcoming Priority Program group luncheon and presentation.

  Theresa - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920-237-2128

  Julie - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920-237-2122

Priority Program

April 8, 2015

Evergreen Announces Priority Program

Evergreen's new Priority Program allows interested parties the opportunity to receive the latest information about the new upscale independent apartments being planned for construction. Attached to the main Evergreen building, these spacious apartments will allow convenient access to campus amenities and programs.  

A fully-refundable, no-risk deposit is required to join the Priority Program and receive a unique priority number.  When apartment styles, floor plans, and locations are finalized, members of the Priority Program will be called in order to select an apartment. If at any time a member chooses to be removed from the program, the full deposit will be refunded.  

Call Theresa at 920-237-2128 to schedule a personal meeting with a Marketing Team member or to reserve a spot at an upcoming informational luncheon to learn more about the Priority Program. 

Isolation and How It Can Sneak Up On You!

December, 2014

Aging in place may seem like a desirable option. Many people plan ahead and build their homes to be senior-friendly – one-level living, grab bars in all the right places, wide hallways and doorways, etc. They may plan to depend on family or hire in-home care when they need assistance. But how do they plan to prevent isolation? Will a couple of family members and one or two caregivers be enough, day after day, month after month? Read about isolation and how it can unexpectedly creep into a person's life.  Learn another option for preventing or overcoming it.