Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Several hoax calls put senior care facility on alert for a short time. Police identified the calls originated from a Jamaican phone number.
It wasn't funny at the time, but bomb threats called in to Tudor Oaks on Feb. 14 were deemed as a hoax when the caller was heard laughing. Muskego Police initially responded to the senior living facility about 1:30 p.m. for a reported 911 misdial. While there, the officer was informed by the facility's executive director, Charles Lamson, that odd and then threatening phone calls were coming in. According to reports, three separate calls came in, beginning at 1:10, with a male caller initially asking for a Joe or George Busch. The operator told police the third call featured a man attempting to disguise his voice with "a Russian accent," telling her, "This is the Russian mafia; this is very important. I want to prevent loss of human life. A…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middle school students make an afternoon of it at Tudor Oaks, developing relationships that bring a smile to young and young at heart.
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Wednesday, January 30
The student council of Lake Denoon Middle School paid another visit to the residents of Tudor Oaks Saturday afternoon. Lifestyle Director and music therapist Terri Presser shared these photos with us as her daughter is also an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Lake Denoon as well as the Student Council Advisor. The students came to Tudor Oaks for a couple of hours in the afternoon for table games and conversation with the residents. The visit was social, but also helped the students in providing community service hours. A newer program at the school, the visit was only the second made by the students, but Presser said, "the students are beginning to form relationships with the residents and are very excited to return and maintain future …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The new Art Gallery at Tudor Oaks is pleased to announce the art show of Jeffrey P. Malecki. The display features his original watercolors illustrating a realistic style.
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Friday, January 25
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The naming of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate brought a story from more than a year ago to the forefront, but after that, you continued to like local.
The internet is a funny place. Muskego Patch featured a story on Paul Ryan's visit to the Whitnall Park Rotary Club luncheon back in May of 2011, well before there was even an idea of who would be the Republican presidential front runner. However his recent naming and nomination to the 2012 ticket sent many locally and across the internet to find the story, and it resulted in its top spot on our August most-read articles. Otherwise, the news you love to read almost without exception is local and it's generally from our police and fire files. Here's the complete list - link to the story you may have missed: Paul Ryan's Greenfield Visit Met by Protesters Muskego Man Charged With Incest Muskego Senior Killed in Accident at Tudor Oaks Update: …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Louise Osborn's husband Guy fell out of his wheelchair at Bluhm Park and she thought he was stuck, until two good Samaritans came along.
Guy Osborn suffered a stroke 10 years ago, becoming paralyzed on his left side, but still remains active with his wife Louise as residents of Tudor Oaks Retirement Community in Muskego. "We have a safety net, residing there," explained Louise in a letter to MuskegoNOW. A visit to nearby Bluhm Park with their granddaughter and great grandchild, however, left them shaken but ultimately grateful, when Guy fell backward out of his wheelchair while watching them play on the swing. "Our granddaughter was visiting from Florida with her one year old, so we checked out Bluhm Park next door for a morning of fun with them. It was Saturday, Aug. 4, and, because it was warm, there was no one at the park," Louise wrote. "We have a traveler wheelchair …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Henry A. Hintze, 92, was in the parking lot of retirement community when a visitor's car struck him, and then a garage. The driver, 63, suffered minor injuries.
A resident living at Tudor Oaks Retirement Community was killed Sunday after he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a 63-year-old man who was visiting the residential complex. Henry A. Hintze, 92, a former New Berlin resident, was in the parking lot to the rear of the community when the incident happened at 9:49 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Waukesha County Medical Examiner. The driver also sustained non-life threatening injuries after striking Hintze, and then running into a garage. Muskego Police Lt. Andrew Kraus said in a release the accident is under investigation with the assistance of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and no further details were available as to the cause. Tudor Oaks said it is unable…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Music therapist uses notes to 'open windows' for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease
For families dealing with a loved one diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's, just to recapture a moment with that person as they knew them in healthier days is a golden goal. Terri Presser, a music therapist at Tudor Oaks in Muskego, has been a witness to such moments, and says it's the power of music that is at work. Presser has worked in the field for 15 years, and has used music to reach patients far into the progression of these memory-robbing diseases. "It's literally all in your head," she explained, pointing to the science of the connection between music and helping a patient 'come back' from an often wordless existence. Music 'processing' is one of the jobs of the prefrontal cortex in our brains, which lies just behind the …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Staying active and taking life in stride keeps this centenarian amazingly young
If you're going to hang out with Rhoda Beyer, be prepared to keep up, because she's much faster than what you would expect for a woman of 100. "People are funny when they meet me, I think they don't expect you to have any brains," she said. However, if they talk with her, that perception is quickly wiped away. Smartly dressed, hair just so, with matching accessories and a gait that suggests she's not a day past 65, Rhoda is a life force, with all faculties in evidence. Our initial meeting was put off until she was officially 100 (Feb. 29 was the big day), then waited for visiting relatives to return home, and again because her schedule was a bit tight. She was worth the wait, as it's plain her longevity comes from not thinking about it too…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Welcome to a fresh week!
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Give me a list of today's events. Patch calendar editors recommend: Joining area veterans from the American Legion Post 356 at Tudor Oaks as they gather to honor all veterans at their Veteran's Day Ceremony beginning at 10am today. The official date of the holiday is Friday, Nov. 11, so if you can't make it today, take some time this week to thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice. Is there information you'd like to get every day that we haven't included here? Let Muskego Editor Denise Konkol know, and we'll try our best to include it!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Muskego senior facility features a greenhouse and gardens, and has used the bounty in its menu, but hopes the need for help in expanding the gardens as well as a new bistro will invite the community in.
Tudor Oaks recently expanded their facilities to include more apartment-style housing for its active seniors, many of whom still work, but who want to give up the burdens of maintaining a larger home and yard. However, their interests in gardening are obviously not diminished. Dawn Jacobus, director of dining services at Tudor Oaks, showed off the greenhouse that is tended year-round by residents, as well as the outdoor gardens, saying that the fruits of the harvest are often part of the menu for all of the residents. "We've gone beyond the days of bland foods and over-cooked vegetables," Jacobus explained. "Our gardens and greenhouse have produced up to 50 varieties of herbs and basil, which make it into our kitchen and onto the plate…