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    Oakwood Update Summer 2014

    With so many active residents at both campuses, there is always something going on at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge and Oakwood Village University Woods.

    Check back frequently to view the latest issues of the Oakwood Update, to learn about upcoming events or open houses, to read recent press releases and to learn about any current openings for new residents or other announcements.


    Prehab Program
    The Oakwood Village Prehab Program was created for individuals considering elective surgery who want to plan for their post-surgery rehab as well.  We’ll help take the mystery out of the rehabilitation process and make your recovery after surgery easier by helping you to plan ahead. A Prehab is offered on the first Thursday of each month alternating between the University Woods and Prairie Ridge Campus. Call (608) 230-4646 to RSVP or Click here for more information.


    Legendary Living

    An evening celebrating the Oakwood Ministry and those who live life to the fullest – at any age.

    Thursday, October 30, 2014
    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    The newly-completed Edgewater Hotel
    1001 Wisconsin Place
    Madison, WI 53703

    For over 65 years, Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries has been serving generations of aging adults, encouraging individuality, worth and well-being throughout life.  Legendary Living will be a very special evening intended to recognize and honor Oakwood’s contributions to older adults – and to pay tribute to older adults who continue to positively impact our world.

    We are pleased to welcome Jack Salzwedel, chairman and chief executive officer of American Family Insurance as the evening’s featured guest speaker.   Mr. Salzwedel is a native of DeForest, Wisconsin, and has served at American Family for over 30 years.  He is a former Oakwood board member, and currently serves on the board of directors of American Family Mutual Insurance Company, the Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the Insurance Information Institute, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and United Way of Dane County. He is co-chairman of the board at the American Family Children's Hospital and a member of the Board of Regents at Wartburg College. He also serves on the executive roundtables for the Life Insurance Marketing & Research Association and PCI.

    Proceeds from this event will help improve the quality of life for older adults in our community.  Thank you.

    Tentative Evening Program

    5:30 p.m.
    Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
    Silent Auction
    Music by the Oakwood Chamber Players

    7:00 p.m.
    Comments from Featured Guest Speaker Jack Salzwedel Live Auction Silent Auction Closes

    Invitations will be mailed out September, 2014.  For more information, please call (608) 230-4441 or email foundation@oakwoodvillage.net

    2014 Legendary Living Committee:    Donna Beestman, Eric Halverson, Sigrid Knuti, Gary Steinhauer, Ted Straus, and Carolyn White