Offices Closed

July 4, 2017


Offices Closed

May 29, 2017

All Interfaith offices will be closed today for the Memorial Day holiday.


2017 Pearls of Wisdom Celebration & Fundraiser

April 27, 2017

Join us for our biggest event of the year, and celebrate older adults with us! Featuring volunteer and family caregiver honorees from the greater Milwaukee area, a silent auction, raffle, and much more, Pearls will be an evening of fun and fellowship you won’t want to miss! Get all the event details right here, including a sneak peek at a $750 auction item. We can’t wait … Continue reading 2017 Pearls of Wisdom Celebration & Fundraiser »


Washington Rummage Sale

April 22, 2017

Washington Park Senior Center’s annual rummage sale is on Saturday, April 22, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The entry fee is just $0.50! Stop by to support Interfaith, and see what you can find from our 35+ vendors. We’ll also have bake sale items and concessions for you to purchase and enjoy. See you soon!


Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop

April 21, 2017

A six-week educational support program for caregivers. Are you caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, heart disease or another long-term, chronic condition?


Wilson Rummage Sale

April 8, 2017

Wilson Park Senior Center’s annual rummage sale is on Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The entry fee is just $0.50! Stop by to see what you can find. And don’t forget — while you’re there, you can also shop for bargains at Wilson Senior Center’s Re-Gift shop. See you soon!


Interfaith in the News: March 16

March 16, 2017

In case you missed it, our Pearls of Wisdom Celebration has been featured on Milwaukee’s South Shore Now website, as well as the Madison-based wispolitics.com. Thank you to these news organizations for helping us showcase this year’s honorees and the critical work they are doing in our communities! Take a look at the stories by clicking the images below, or learn more about our Pearls … Continue reading Interfaith in the News: March 16 »


Interfaith Announces 2017 Award Winners

February 28, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Interfaith Older Adult Programs announces the 2017 Pearls of Wisdom honorees and community award winners. This year’s honors will be given out at the 12th Annual Pearls of Wisdom Celebration and Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West. Interfaith is pleased to announce that Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CEO of Stowell Associates Inc. and her son State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff are … Continue reading Interfaith Announces 2017 Award Winners »


Interfaith Seeking Sponsors for 2017 Pearls of Wisdom Fundraiser

February 7, 2017

Plans are underway for Interfaith’s 12th Annual Pearls of Wisdom Celebration & Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West. Pearls of Wisdom honors the contributions and volunteerism of adults 50+ in the Greater Milwaukee area. The event will feature a raffle, silent auction, a chance to win a party in a cart, and more opportunities to support our mission of linking older adults with … Continue reading Interfaith Seeking Sponsors for 2017 Pearls of Wisdom Fundraiser »


Free Help with Tax Returns for Seniors

February 6, 2017

Milwaukee County seniors who are 60 and older can get free help with preparing their tax returns through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax-assistance and preparation program. The service is available to low and middle income taxpayers through April 15, and you do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide. The program is operated by local … Continue reading Free Help with Tax Returns for Seniors »


Lifetime Art Competition – United Methodist Church, Open door gallery

February 3, 2017

The Lifetime Art Competition is an annual, juried, traveling exhibition of artwork created by local, Wisconsin artists, age 50+.


Monthly Newsletter: News & Info Update – February 2017

February 1, 2017


Lifetime Art Competition – Milwaukee Catholic Home

January 6, 2017

The Lifetime Art Competition is an annual, juried, traveling exhibition of artwork created by local, Wisconsin artists, age 50+.


Monthly Newsletter: News & Info Update – January 2017

January 3, 2017


Letters to – and from – Santa

December 10, 2016

Read about our support for Santa’s Mailbox from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/columnists/jim-stingl/2016/12/10/stingl-letters-and-santa-claus/95214448/


Lifetime Art Competition – Waukesha Public Library

December 8, 2016

The Lifetime Art Competition is an annual, juried, traveling exhibition of artwork created by local, Wisconsin artists, age 50+. For the full exhibition schedule, click here.


Former MCDA Director Stephanie Sue Stein Named Interim Director

December 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE (Dec. 7, 2016) – The Board of Directors of Interfaith Older Adult Programs appointed Stephanie Sue Stein, former Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA), the new Interim Executive Director effective December 5th. Stein served with the county as the MCDA Director for 22 years before retiring in 2015. Prior to joining the county she was with the Social Development Commission for … Continue reading Former MCDA Director Stephanie Sue Stein Named Interim Director »


Silver Linings: Caring for the Caregiver Conference 2016

December 3, 2016

All Caregivers Welcome: Family & Professional Our 2016 Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Sue Stein, former Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA). Select from nine workshops and three caregiver discussion groups: End-of-life directives Senior financial planning Dementia care specialists Parkinson’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease Mental health Caregiver advocacy Art therapy Dementia-capable care Registration is now open! Your registration includes a meal and refreshments. For more information, … Continue reading Silver Linings: Caring for the Caregiver Conference 2016 »


Quarterly Newsletter: Vol. 3, Issue 3, 2016

December 1, 2016


Monthly Newsletter: News & Info Update – December 2016

December 1, 2016


Social Innovation Prize Award Luncheon

November 17, 2016


Lifetime Art Competition – Waukesha Civic Theatre

November 10, 2016

The Lifetime Art Competition is an annual, juried, traveling exhibition of artwork created by local, Wisconsin artists, age 50+. For the full exhibition schedule, click here.


Interfaith Receives $5,000 SPARK Grant from Diversified Insurance Solutions

November 10, 2016

Donation to Benefit Seniors and Students Brookfield (Nov. 9, 2016) – Diversified Insurance Solutions has awarded a $5,000 SPARK Grant to Interfaith Older Adult Programs. Each year, Interfaith addresses the physical and social needs of more than 14,000 older adults and caregivers in the Milwaukee area by providing innovative programs, successful solutions and, in many cases, a helping hand. The SPARK donation will support the … Continue reading Interfaith Receives $5,000 SPARK Grant from Diversified Insurance Solutions »


2016 Pull Up a Chair Fundraiser

November 3, 2016

Join us for the 8th Annual “Pull Up a Chair in Your Neighborhood” fundraiser luncheon! Highlights include: Emcee Mark Baden, Chief Meteorologist at WISN-TV Live auction featuring hand-painted chairs and furniture Silent auction Wine pull of 100 bottles of red and white wines Holiday gifts Raffle basket drawing By supporting this event, you’re making a big impact in our community and at Interfaith, one of … Continue reading 2016 Pull Up a Chair Fundraiser »


Interfaith Announces 2016 Winner of the $10,000 Social Innovation Prize in Wisconsin

October 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE (Oct. 17, 2016)—Interfaith Older Adult Programs is honored to announce that Rev. Joseph Ellwanger, 83, is the winner of the 2016 Social Innovation Prize and will receive $10,000 to continue his work to end mass incarceration, and strengthen families and communities in Wisconsin. Ellwanger (right) is the driving force behind WISDOM’s statewide Reform Our Communities (ROC) campaign to rebuild Wisconsin’s criminal justice system. WISDOM … Continue reading Interfaith Announces 2016 Winner of the $10,000 Social Innovation Prize in Wisconsin »


Lifetime Art Competition – St. Camillus

October 13, 2016

The Lifetime Art Competition is an annual, juried, traveling exhibition of artwork created by local, Wisconsin artists, age 50+. For the full exhibition schedule, click here.


Wilson Senior Center Rummage Sale & Woodcarver Show

October 8, 2016

Stop by Wilson Senior Center’s annual fall rummage sale to shop for some great deals. The Wilson Park Wood Carvers and Wood Burners will be displaying their work for all to see, and the Model Railroad Club will be demonstrating their new layout. We hope to see you there!


Senior Fair

September 21, 2016


Lifetime Art Competition – Tudor Oaks

September 15, 2016


Announcing the 10th Anniversary of the Caring for the Caregiver Conference

September 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2016) — The 10th Annual Caring for the Caregiver Conference, an event dedicated to supporting family and professional caregivers, will be on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union. The event will feature an outstanding keynote from the former Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Stephanie Sue Stein, titled “Caregiving: Valuing the … Continue reading Announcing the 10th Anniversary of the Caring for the Caregiver Conference »


Lifetime Art Competition – Milwaukee Public Library, Central

September 6, 2016


Quarterly Newsletter: Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2016

August 19, 2016


Interfaith Seeking Older Adult Nominees for $10,000 Social Innovation Prize

July 28, 2016

  MILWAUKEE (July 28, 2016)—Interfaith Older Adult Programs is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Social Innovation Prize in Wisconsin. The $10,000 award honors adults over the age of 60 who are defying expectations by channeling creativity and talent to address critical social problems at the local, regional or national level. “Through the Social Innovation Prize, Interfaith can showcase talented and inspiring older adults who … Continue reading Interfaith Seeking Older Adult Nominees for $10,000 Social Innovation Prize »


Interfaith Teams Up with La Casa for Traveling Art Exhibition by Older Adults

July 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE (July 28, 2016) —La Casa de Esperanza is hosting Interfaith Older Adult Program’s Lifetime Art Competition, a traveling exhibition, and will have a special “The Artist Behind the Art” event on Friday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is open to the public, and all are invited to see the artwork, and learn more about the artists and their art directly from them. More than … Continue reading Interfaith Teams Up with La Casa for Traveling Art Exhibition by Older Adults »


Interfaith Reminds Older Adults to Stay Safe in Summer Heat

June 20, 2016

MILWAUKEE (June 20, 2016) — Now that summer is officially here, Interfaith Older Adult Programs is reminding older adults about the potential dangers of high temperatures, and how to stay safe from the heat. “Extreme summer heat can be dangerous for anyone, but it can be especially hard on older adults and disabled persons,” said Felice Green, spokesperson for Interfaith. “We urge the community to … Continue reading Interfaith Reminds Older Adults to Stay Safe in Summer Heat »


Interfaith Awarded $13,520 Grant from Eckstein Charitable Trust

June 16, 2016

MILWAUKEE (June 16, 2016) — Interfaith Older Adult Programs has been awarded a $13,520 grant to support its employment services program, which improves job skills for unemployed or underemployed adults, age 55 and older, in Milwaukee County. The Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust, based out of Paducah, Ky., awarded Interfaith with the grant in May. The grant will support Interfaith’s services that help the … Continue reading Interfaith Awarded $13,520 Grant from Eckstein Charitable Trust »


Lifetime Art Artist Talkback

May 17, 2016

Join us for an Artist Talk-back, followed by a wine and cheese reception, to celebrate this year’s winning artwork for the 29th Annual Lifetime Art Competition! Art will be available to view on the Second Floor Gallery. Parking is available at 2429 E Bradford Ave. Artwork will travel to various locations throughout 2016 and into 2017. Take a look at this year’s full schedule of exhibition … Continue reading Lifetime Art Artist Talkback »


Interfaith Celebrates ‘Trailblazing’ Seniors for Older Americans Month

May 9, 2016

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — May 9, 2016 — Interfaith Older Adult Programs looks forward to Older Americans Month, celebrated each May, because the entire nation celebrates those we work for every day: the older adults in our communities. This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of … Continue reading Interfaith Celebrates ‘Trailblazing’ Seniors for Older Americans Month »


Clinton Rose Senior Center Closed

May 5, 2016

The senior center will be closed for cleaning, office sorting, special projects and program planning. We apologize for any inconvenience.


2016 Pearls of Wisdom Celebration

May 5, 2016

Interfaith’s 2016 Pearls of Wisdom Celebration, featuring entertainment from Milwaukee’s longest running comedy show – ComedySportz – will take place on Thursday, May 5, at the Milwaukee County Zoo! Join us for dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and a special giraffe feeding experience! For all the event highlights, visit the Pearls of Wisdom registration page.


Quarterly Newsletter: Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2016

May 3, 2016


Interfaith Announces 2016 Pearls of Wisdom Award Recipients

April 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE (April 28, 2016)—Interfaith Older Adult Programs is honored to recognize two outstanding volunteers for their exceptional work serving Milwaukee-area older adults. The volunteers will be honored at the organization’s annual Pearls of Wisdom Celebration on Thursday, May 5, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. “Congratulations to this year’s Pearls of Wisdom Award recipients , all of whom are prime examples of how volunteering helps not … Continue reading Interfaith Announces 2016 Pearls of Wisdom Award Recipients »


AARP Wisconsin: Money Matters Conference

April 26, 2016

AARP Wisconsin’s Money Matters Conference is a morning of FREE, no-strings-attached financial workshops and more designed to equip you with practical tools and resources to turn your dreams into real possibilities. Also offered are one-on-one meetings with: Local financial planning experts Benefits specialists Credit report counselors Because space is limited, RSVPs are required by April 18 and can be submitted online here, or by calling 877-926-8300. A complimentary … Continue reading AARP Wisconsin: Money Matters Conference »


Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute “Breaking the Silence” Event

April 21, 2016

Interfaith is proud to be attending the WAI’s event, “Facing Dementia in Communities of Color: It Takes a Village.” Stop by to say hi to us, and don’t miss out on this year’s keynote speaker, Cassandra McShepard, WAI Milwaukee Spokesperson and FOX 6 “Real Milwaukee” Co-host. She will share her story about which she calls her “journey with Alzheimer’s” and how this battle was one that she was (and … Continue reading Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute “Breaking the Silence” Event »


Interfaith and UMOS team up for Fundraiser for Older Adults

April 18, 2016

MILWAUKEE (April 18, 2016)—Interfaith and UMOS Building Better Futures will host its annual Prayer Breakfast to help support older adults served at the Near Southside Neighborhood Outreach office. The event will be held at 8 am Thursday, April 28. This year’s keynote speaker will be Sister Marianne Muscott, OSF from St. Anne’s Center for Intergenerational Care. Sister Marianne Muscott is a licensed pastoral psychotherapist, spiritual … Continue reading Interfaith and UMOS team up for Fundraiser for Older Adults »


AARP WI Volunteer Speed-Match Happy Hour

March 15, 2016

Are you’re looking for that special “something” that allows you to give back to your community, but don’t know where to start? It just might be easier and more fun than you think. AARP Wisconsin and the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee have teamed up to offer you a free, fast and fun way to learn about many different opportunities for you to contribute to the … Continue reading AARP WI Volunteer Speed-Match Happy Hour »


11th Annual Pearls of Wisdom Celebration Will ‘Go a Little Wild’ at Milwaukee County Zoo

March 8, 2016

MILWAUKEE (March 8, 2016)—Interfaith Older Adult Programs is excited to announce our 11th Annual Pearls of Wisdom celebration to be held on Thursday, May 5, at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s Peck Pavilion starting at 5 p.m. This event is vital to our ability to continue providing the services and support our senior neighbors and their caregivers need. Older adults’ daily needs range from rides to … Continue reading 11th Annual Pearls of Wisdom Celebration Will ‘Go a Little Wild’ at Milwaukee County Zoo »


Interfaith Accepting Entries for 29th Annual Lifetime Art Competition

February 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 29, 2016)—Interfaith Older Adult Programs is accepting entries for its 29th annual Lifetime Art Competition, a juried, traveling exhibition of art created by adults 50 years of age and older who live in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Racine Counties. The deadline for entries is March 22. More than 50 artists enter the competition. Three to four judges from the art community and … Continue reading Interfaith Accepting Entries for 29th Annual Lifetime Art Competition »


Anthem Donates $5,000 to Interfaith

January 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 14, 2016)—Interfaith Older Adult Programs accepted a $5,000 donation from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that will benefit six Milwaukee-area senior centers and the various activities and programs each center offers for participants age 50 and up. The donation will be split among the Clinton & Bernice Rose, McGovern Park, Washington Park, and Wilson senior centers in Milwaukee; the Kelly senior center in … Continue reading Anthem Donates $5,000 to Interfaith »


Interfaith in the News: Spreading Holiday Cheer

December 17, 2015

Did you see Interfaith on FOX6 News on Dec. 16? Interfaith’s South Shore Regional neighborhood office created “Christmas care packages” for approximately 200 senior clients who are low-income, lonely and isolated. To help spread some holiday cheer, the care packages included non-perishable food, homemade breads, treats, hand-knitted items, and even handmade cards. With the help of some wonderful volunteers, the care packages were delivered on Dec. 16. … Continue reading Interfaith in the News: Spreading Holiday Cheer »


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