News/Events

WWII Vet Gets Well Deserved Attention

Sgt. Wally Krueger is my new hero
By John Mercure

World War II vet remembers Patton, work at Nuremberg trials
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lutheran Home Hires Debra Wolkomir

The Lutheran Home is excited to announce the hiring of their new Social Services Director.

Lutheran Home plans $2 million make-over

Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa announced that it will invest $2 million in a major renovation of its main lobby and entrance, as well as the addition of office space. The skilled nursing facility plans to begin construction work in early May. The project will be funded through the Lutheran Home Foundation.

Alzheimer’s Disease And Maintaining Your Memory

Lutheran Home’s Stephanie Leanes and Alea Nelson join Joy Cardin to Jtalk about early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, how to maintain your quality of life, and ways anyone with memory problems can keep their brains functioning better, longer.

Lutheran Home Discusses Memory Loss on CBS58 Eye to Eye

Scott McFadden interviewed in technology article with Long-Term Living magazine

Lutheran Home & Harwood Place President & CEO Scott McFadden was interviewed in a technology article with Pamela Tabar, editor of Long-Term Living magazine.

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Fox 6 Reports on Senior Wellness and Dining at Harwood Place

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Chef Tonya, Fox 6′s Laura Langemo, and Allison Katula, Harwood Place COO pose after a busy day of filming.
See Fox 6 Exercise and Age videos.
See Fox 6′s videos on  Healthy Eating for Seniors.

Harwood Resident, Jeanette Plotkowski, enjoyed a ‘surprise’ 100th birthday party.

Read the full story.

One-on-one with…Scott McFadden

Lutheran Home & Harwood Place President & CEO, Scott McFadden, was interviewed by Pamela Tabar, editor of Long-Term Living magazine.

Wauwatosa Resident Kriete Joins Lutheran Home Foundation Board

Wauwatosa’s Lutheran Home, Harwood Place invests more than $1.2 million in renovations

Lutheran Home & Harwood Place Appoint Denor as New Board Member


Fall 2014 Newsletter 


Lutheran Home Foundation Awarded $14,000 Grant for Hearing Loop System

Happy 111th birthday to our oldest family member!

Read her story on JSOnline.

Lutheran Home Recognized for its participation in the Wisconsin Quality Coalition.

Lutheran Home Staffing Ratios Recognized in the Business Journal

The Lutheran Home was recently highlighted by the Business Journal for its patient-to-nurse ratio. See where we rank.

Matthew Burow and Wayne Wiertzema Join Lutheran Home Foundation Board

The Lutheran Home Foundation appoints two more high-profile leaders from the community to its board.  Read more about Matthew Burow and Wayne Wiertzema.

TRANSFORMATION TOWARD CARE
How Lutheran Home realigned around its mission to secure the company’s future

Scott McFadden, President & CEO, was featured in this quarter’s MERITmattersClick here to read the article.

Keith Trafton Joins Lutheran Home Foundation Board

 WAUWATOSA, Wis., May 1, 2014—The Lutheran Home Foundation recently appointed Keith Trafton to the board of directors, citing his leadership, local relationship management skills, hospitality expertise and customer focus.  Read more about Keith Trafton.

A culture of “chalance” spoken in the words of our President/CEO

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BizTimes – A culture of “chalance”

Click here to read the BizTimes.com article.

Lutheran Home Foundation Receives $125,000 Grant from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation!

The Lutheran Home Foundation received the wonderful news that the Siebert Lutheran Foundation will be giving a grant of $125,000 to upgrade the Lutheran Home’s chapel in 2014! In our grant application that was submitted on August 1st, we described this special project as below:

“The Lutheran Home Chapel was originally built in 1976 and was designed for a younger average age resident population; the space is dark, the acoustics within the chapel are not ideal, and the orientation of the altar make worshipping more difficult for our much older, frailer residents of today. Each week nearly 125 residents, their families, volunteers and guests enjoy worshipping together at the Lutheran Home; in addition, the service is broadcast throughout the building on a private channel expanding the number who participate weekly to well over 200. We would like to update the space with new finishes, improved lighting, better sound equipment and transmission, new camera equipment for clearer viewing in the chapel and on the units’ and residents’ televisions and a new position for the altar which would make the Pastor more visible by reducing the glare from a large skylight which is currently located over the altar.”

The donations we received at the Monarch Ball for the chapel’s audio/visual technology (totaling more than $51,000) will be combined with this generous gift. We are very grateful for this mission-focused gift that will greatly enhance the worship experience and comfort of each resident and all who use the chapel. WHAT A BLESSING!

Congratulations to the Children’s Center at the Lutheran Home on receiving accreditation from the NAEYC!!

 NAEYC Accreditation Certificate

Lutheran Home Foundation Receives $300,000 Grant to remodel 2nd Floor

The Lutheran Home Foundation has received a grant request of $300,000 which is fully funded by City of Wauwatosa’s Community Development Block Grant. This grant will fund nearly 100% of the expense to update the interiors of the resident living space. Receiving this grant award is the result of a lot of hard work and prayers! What a great combination!

Memories in the Making Program

Memories in the Making program logo Alzheimer's Association

Lutheran Home is now 1 of 14 organizations in southeastern Wisconsin trained to offer the Memories in the Making® program.

“Alzheimer’s dementia brings with it a constant reminder of failures and losses. The Memories in the Making® Art program uses art to express trapped emotions and feelings inside. The ensuing sense of accomplishment brings renewed joy and self-respect to the patient or resident.”