Fitness and Aquatic Centers

Evergreen features state-of-the-art physical fitness centers within which residents maintain active and healthy lifestyles or entertain guests. 

Aquatic Center


The Aquatic Center houses two pools:

  • The John J. and Ethel D. Keller Pool is ideal for lap swimming and aerobic conditioning requiring more vigorous exercises or therapy.
  • The Prescott Family Pool features warmer water which allows for more gentle exercise and therapy and is cleansed with the newest cutting-edge ultraviolet technology. This pool also has an underwater bench with circulating jets that serve as muscle stimulants or relaxers.

Between the two pools, there is a redwood arbor that supports a chairlift for assisting persons unable to enter either pool by the ramps or stairs. An additional arbor shelters a seating area for swimmers or guests. Unique individual unisex changing rooms offer the privacy of a complete bath with no-step showers and ample space for assistance.

Viann Zipperer, Evergreen physical therapist, received certification from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry by completing 44 hours of aquatic classes.  As a specialist in aquatic therapy, Zipperer can safely and effectively use water’s unique physical and healing properties for therapy, rehabilitation and wellness.  

The pools are open to children, grandchildren and other family members of all residents during open swim times every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. and Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m., except holidays.

See the full schedule of swim classes and open swims for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and members of the Seniors Center and Learning in Retirement.

Fitness Center

The Elizabeth J. Rasmussen Fitness Center houses a variety of exercise equipment including bicycles, treadmills, Nu-Step machines and Kaiser weight equipment. Personalized fitness programs and group fitness classes utilize the equipment specially designed for older adults.

The Aerobic Studio affords opportunities for strength and balance training and specialized arthritis classes. Its special shock-absorbent flooring offers support for joints during high and low impact aerobics.  The ballet bar around three sides of the room provides support during balancing exercises. Mirrored walls help with proper posture and positioning.

For more information on the fitness and/or aquatic programs at Evergreen, contact Kari Reynebeau (920) 237-2160 or

A variety of stimulating activities and events are published in the Kaleidoscope Keeper, a monthly resident newsletter of events and thoughtfully planned enrichment opportunities for the mind, body and spirit.


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  • 1130 N. Westfield Street
  • Oshkosh, WI 54902
  • (920) 233-2340