June Events at SCC

June kicks off with an afternoon of traditional Jewish music and jazz standards from the Rick Aaron Duo on Sunday, June 5, at 2:00 pm. Since the mid-1960s, Aaron has been a fixture on the Milwaukee area music scene, from performing jazz concerts and Broadway shows to subbing with the Milwaukee Symphony.

The String Along String Band plays “music to soothe the savage soul” on Sunday, June 12, at 3:00 pm. Their repertoire includes covers from Johnny Cash, John Denver, as well as various rock ‘n roll, country and bluegrass classics from days gone by.

The annual Summer Concert Series begins with a performance from Carmen and Kostia on Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 pm. Spend the evening with the melodious sounds of classically-trained pianist Kostia Efimov and the smooth, richly textured vocals of Carmen Nickerson. The concert series continues on Tuesday, June 21, at 7:00 pm, with the sounds of Black Marigold. This dynamic wind quintet presents captivating concerts introducing new music, while also highlighting their classic woodwind repertoire. The Summer Concert series is sponsored by the Gilbert Meisel Music Fund of the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation.

“It’s a Jungle Out There; a Safari Through Elder Care Services,” SCC’s Senior Living seminar series, starts with Barbara Horstmeyer, GCM, founder and president of Senior Planning Group, Inc., discussing “Community Resources” on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 pm. Horstmeyer worked in both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities for 20 years, and uses her knowledge and experience to help families navigate elder care issues and resources. Attend one of all of the seminars and learn about the services and resources in the community to help you travel through the “jungle” of options. Stay tuned for upcoming seminar topics.

On Wednesday, June 15, at 2:00 pm, Bonnie Shafrin, director of The Lux Center for Catholic and Jewish Studies at the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, discusses “Nostra Aetate” and how the landmark document has affected relations between Jews and Christians. “Nostra Aetate,” the most radical document issued by the Second Vatican Council, marked its 50th anniversary in October 2015. The Lux Center was founded in 2010 with the purpose of strengthen Catholic-Jewish relations.

On Wednesday, June 22, at 2:00 pm, Rabbi Marcey Rosenbaum of Congregation Shalom leads a discussion on “Poland and the Jews.” Rabbi Rosenbaum looks at the 1000-year history of the Jewish people living in Poland and shares her experience from a November 2015 trip with 12 Jewish educators. Serving as “Rabbi Educator” and director of lifelong learning, one of her roles is adult education, which includes teaching classes and encouraging people to take an active role in Jewish worship.

Pianist and vocalist Tom Stanfield performs the classics from Gershwin and Cole Porter on Thursday, June 23, at 2:00 pm in celebration of June birthdays. His multi-instrumental talents, including horns and piano, and soothing melodies promise to create an atmosphere ideal for relaxing and enjoyable performance.

To complement its special programming, Sarah Chudnow Community also offers recurrent monthly programs. Lisa Gorelick, RN, BS, presents “Healthy Living” on Friday, May 3, at 11:15 am, and Saturday, June 18, at 2:30 pm. Lisa brings insight into preventative health practices. Lisa’s programs are interactive. She provides a program at SCC the 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of every month. If planning on attending, please refrain from wearing fragrances.

These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities at Sarah Chudnow Community. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event is a great way to “try out” the Community. Find more activities and musical events on the Sarah Chudnow Community Activity Calendar at SarahChudnow.org or by calling 262.478.1500. Questions? Email info@sarahchudnow.org

Sarah Chudnow Community, located in Mequon, WI, is an independent, not-for-profit senior living community with its own on-site management and support staff. It offers a full continuum of care, including apartment living, assisted living, memory care, and a skilled nursing facility providing post-acute rehab care, long-term and respite care.