St. Ann Center’s original Stein Campus is a 52,000-square-foot, two-story building opened in 1999 to provide both adult day services for frail elders, adults with disabilities and seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. A nonprofit organization and a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is considered a global pioneer in bringing together generations, to the benefit of all.
People of all ages and abilities spend their day together, joyfully, in a beautiful setting in southeastern Bay View. The center also provides valuable community-based health and educational services, such as assisted bathing, overnight respite care, outpatient therapy, hair and nail care and a warm-water, wheelchair-accessible pool. Often, these services are provided at no cost to those most in need.
The first floor features a welcoming lobby with fireplace, small café with snacks, a cozy chapel and a boutique featuring handcrafted jewelry from St. Ann Center President and founder Sr. Edna Lonergan. Childcare classrooms and adult care rooms are in separate wings connected by a spacious sunlit atrium, where adults and children frequently gather for games, activities or performances. Elsewhere on the first floor are the pool, salon, physical and occupational therapy, art room and bathing services.
The second floor – reached via the grand central staircase or elevators – includes the overnight respite care unit – individual bedrooms, a communal living/dining area, a kitchen and a bathing area with wheelchair-accessible tubs – to provide caregivers up to 21 days of care for a loved one while they take care of their own needs. Also on the second floor are two adult units overlooking the atrium, plus two before- and after-school childcare classrooms.
The success of this campus – themed in décor representing the neighborhood’s European roots – inspired St. Ann Center to expand to the North side of Milwaukee with a second campus. The African-themed Bucyrus Campus opened in 2015 in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.
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