At Interfaith it is our goal to ensure seniors have the opportunity to make connections. Whether it’s a connection to a caring voice, friendly neighbor, or volunteer, our services provide the necessary support older adults need to feel healthy, vibrant, safe in their own homes, and connected to their communities, well into their senior years.
For adults 50+ and up, nearly all of our services are done through volunteers or our own professional staff. Which means most services are free. Or perhaps you’re looking to volunteer, or a caregiver looking for a little extra support. Whatever you may need help with, the best way to live a long-lasting, healthy life is to stay connected. Because no one can do it alone.
“When you’re 88, you feel lonely and things are not always easy.
I go to bed at night and thank God for all the volunteers. If Interfaith were ever taken away, I’d be lost completely.” – Violet
Interfaith got its start in 1973 with a few congregations on Milwaukee's east side that were concerned for isolated older adults in the area. This concern eventually turned into our first neighborhood outreach services, which offered help and information so seniors could continue living safely in their own homes. In 1975, the organization was incorporated as Interfaith Programs for the Elderly, and in 1996, we changed our name to Interfaith Older Adult Programs.
Laurene Gramling Lambach, Interim Executive Director
Cathy Wood, Chief Financial Officer
Board of Directors
Timothy Klare, Board President
David Pifer, Board Vice President
Executive Director, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
Pete Schumacher, Board Treasurer
Vice President, Cleary Gull, Inc.
Virginia Riesing, Secretary
Vice President – Operations & Finance, Mutual Financial Group
Retired Financial Executive & CPA
Owner, Chang Consulting Group LLC
Retired IT Implementation Manager & Business Consultant
Dimitri Mills, Sr., PhD
Community Liaison, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
Director of Social Justice and Outreach, East Side Catholic Churches
Rev. Margaret Schoewe
Retired Pastor, St. Matthews Lutheran Church