Historical and Musical Performances Highlight the Upcoming Events Scheduled for Eastcastle Place and Newcastle Place

Oct. 7, 2011

Public invited to attend events at the Senior Living Communities


Milwaukee, WI, October 3, 2011— Eastcastle Place in Milwaukee and Newcastle Place in Mequon recently announced a schedule of activities planned for residents, guests and the local communities. A number of history-based lectures paired with exciting musical performances highlight the October schedule.


“We know that all of our residents have different interests, which is why our goal is to provide a little something for everyone,” said Becky Willett, Director of Community services at Eastcastle Place and Newcastle Place. “This allows all residents and staff members to experience something new, while also getting to know each other better.”


All events held at the communities are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. Upcoming events at Eastcastle Place in Milwaukee include:


•Eleanor Roosevelt Impersonator, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. - Eleanor Roosevelt impersonator Jessica Michna will dress the part and explain in first person the trials and tribulations associated with growing up and living in the White House. A Q&A session will follow.


•Kate Mann’s Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Event, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. - Kate Mann, dance instructor and educator with Jewish arts and music organization RUACH, will teach residents about the traditions associated with each holiday. A traditional Rosh Hashanah treat of apples and honey will be served.


•Dr. Stephen Hauser’s History of Milwaukee Lecture Series:

o Lead Miners to Lumberjacks, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. - Dr. Stephen Hauser of Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Madison presents a history of Wisconsin during times of lead mining and lumberjacks.


o History of Bluemound Road, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. – This session explores the history of one of Wisconsin’s most well-known highways, Bluemound Road.


o Wisconsin Industry 2012, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. –Learn about the journey of Wisconsin’s industrial endeavors, highlighting wheat farmers and cheese factories.


•Lakeshore Four Jazz Quartet, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. - Milwaukee's own straight-ahead jazz quartet featuring Daniela Perez, member of the Milwaukee symphony, will perform timeless classics for residents.


For more information on any events at Eastcastle Place, contact Laura Wengler at 414-963-8408.


The following events are planned for Newcastle Place in Mequon:


•Piano Performance by Alex Lamoureaux, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. - Alex’s performance is a favorite among residents featuring sing along and old classic songs brought back to life.


•International Crane Foundation Tour, October 20 at 8:30 a.m. - Residents are invited to experience a guided educational tour of the foundation, dedicated to the preservation of cranes. This includes an informational multimedia presentation as well as a live tour of the 15 different crane species of the world. This event is for residents only.


•Oktoberfest Music- Peggy Mueller Plays the Button Box, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Peggy Mueller will bring the sounds of Oktoberfest to Newcastle Place as she performs classic German songs on the Button Box alongside her husband, Hans, playing the wooden spoons.


•Halloween Cocktail Party, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. - Residents will dress up in their best costumes to enjoy a night of spooky fun, food and drinks.


For more information about Newcastle Place events, contact Juliana Campbell at 262-387-8813.



About Eastcastle Place

Founded as Milwaukee Protestant Home in 1884 by a group of public-spirited women, Eastcastle Place has earned an exemplary reputation by providing compassionate care to seniors throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area. Along with Newcastle Place, its sister community in Mequon, Wis., Eastcastle Place is a continuing care retirement community that offers elegant and upscale independent living apartments and vast amenities. This vibrant senior community also offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. For more information, visit www.Eastcastleplace.com or call 414.963.6151.


About Newcastle Place

Newcastle Place is a vibrant senior community located in Mequon, Wis. that offers elegant independent living residences and vast amenities. This continuing care community also offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. It has earned an exemplary reputation by providing compassionate care to seniors throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area. For more information on Newcastle Place, please visit www.NewcastlePlace.com or call 262.387.8800.




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