It’s Not Summer Without Summerfest

Can you believe that we’re less than one week away from Summerfest‘s opening day? June 28th kicks off the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest musical festivals in the country, and Milwaukee can’t wait!

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If you’ve never been to Summerfest before, you have to go this year. It’s over a week long music festival filled with famous musicians, some of the best food you will ever eat, and great views of the city.

You can purchase a ticket for the entire day at any of the gates, but we’ll tell you how to get in for FREE on opening day sponsored by Johnson Controls and Fox 6. On June 28th, between noon and 3 p.m. at the Mid Gate, anyone who brings in 3 non-perishable food items will receive one FREE ticket to Summerfest. Click here for the link! This includes entrance to the festival grounds and access to all smaller stages.

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This year, the opening headliner at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater is the Red Hot Chili Peppers along with Deerhoof and Jack Irons. Other headliners on opening night include Frankie Ballard, Flume, Misterwives, and Spin Doctors.

Summerfest’s 50th Anniversary only happens once, so make sure to head down to the Henry W. Maier Festival Park to join in on the fun!


Have a Heart for the Arts

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Will you be in Milwaukee this weekend, from June 16th – 18th? Are you looking for something to do? Head down to the Milwaukee Art Museum for the 55th Annual Lakefront Festival of Art!

According to the Lakefront Festival of Art website, “110 artists will donate a piece of their original artwork to the Silent Auction, to raise over $15,000 for the museum”. You can help raise money for the Milwaukee Art Museum too, all you have to do is purchase a ticket for the event! If you’re a veteran, child 12 & under, active military, or a Wisconsin K-12 teacher, you get in for FREE!

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This weekend, you will find a showcase of artwork ranging from ceramics, to metalwork, to painting, and more. The Lakefront Festival of Art has been named one of the top 20 art festivals in the United States, which is why you shouldn’t miss it. By attending the event, not only will you be supporting artists from 33 states and 2 countries, but you will help to raise money for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

It took over 600 volunteers and 7 days of setup to make this event possible, so don’t miss your chance to support one of Milwaukee’s most beloved attractions and see some wonderful, original art while you’re at it!

Annual Thriller at Miller

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The ninth annual Thriller at Miller will be held this Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Helfaer Field (adjacent to Miller Park).

Dental students from Marquette University school of Dentistry, medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, our VMP All-Stars and Super Seniors will face off in a friendly softball tournament. Proceeds from this event will benefit our VMP Foundation Senior Solutions Fund which supports our educational partnership programs and active senior initiatives for older adults.

Schedule of Events:

11:30 pm Medical College vs. Marquette Dental Students Softball

12:45 pm VMP All-Stars vs. Super Seniors Softball Showdown

2:00 pm Medical & Dental Students vs. Super Seniors Softball Showdown

3:15 pm THRILLER AT MILLER IX: MUSoD vs. MCW for the Caduceus Cup

4:30 pm VMP Bucks Grand Dancers

5:00 pm Mascot games and other contests

5:30 pm Trophy presentation at home plate at Miller Park

6:10 pm Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs at Miller Park

FAQ about Independent Living at VMP Manor Park

Many people have questions about our independent living, and this information should answer your questions. 


Frequently Asked Questions about Independent Living at VMP Manor Park.

Do we accept pets?

   No, but they can visit on a leash.

Do you have clinical staff on-site? 

   Yes, we have a wellness nurse three days a week and a social worker two days per week as a resource.

Does someone check on residents to make sure they are OK?  

   Yes, we have a check-in service every morning.

Do we have an entrance fee? 

   No, we offer month to month rental.

Do you include utilities? 

   Yes, rent includes all utilities except phone.

What about parking?

   Yes, we have underground, heated parking at an additional cost.

Do you have activities?

   Yes, we have regular activities through our on-site Senior Community Club.  To see a full list of activities, you can download our quarterly newsletter at on the Events page.

Does staff help residents with a bath or getting dressed?

   Residents can request an outside homecare agency to come in and assist with those services.

Do you have housekeeping and laundry services? 

   Yes we do.  We have free laundry access at each wing but not in every apartment, and housekeeping can be provided by staff at a nominal charge.

Are meals included?

Yes, residents get 10 free meals per month with their rent.  They can also purchase meals in our dining room or bistro.

Do you offer transportation?

   Yes, free transportation is provided to the grocery store, mall and Walgreens.  Other transportation can be provided at a nominal cost.

Are the apartments wheelchair accessible?

   No, apartments are not wheelchair accessible, but much of the building can be accessed via wheelchair. 


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