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Evergreen Expansion Update

 

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In 2010 Evergreen initiated a Master Site Plan project with six phases of development. On August 30, 2016 the Evergreen Board of Directors unanimously approved to proceed with the final two phases.

It will include 41 new spacious independent apartments and  a new main entrance, additional parking, a new chapel and performing arts center, a game room and expanded library.

Construction will begin mid-September with the removal of the homes. We anticipate the entire project will be complete in the fall of 2017.

For continuous updates and more information about our plans, please come back to this page often.

View the New Apartment floor plans Here.
Expansion Project Frequently Asked Questions

December 1, 2016

Parking & Transportation Update

As construction progress continues with the excavation of the Worship & Performing Arts Center access to existing parking in the parking lot, on Westfield Street, will be limited over the next few weeks. Alternate parking can be found on:

- North Westfield Street (South of the parking lot)

- North Eagle Street (Use the Garden Building entrance to access the building.

- Parking lots on North Eagle Street

Evergreen Transportation Pick Up Change

If you use Evergreen Transportation please note that pick up location has moved to the Garden Place Entrance on North Eagle Street. This will remain in effect until further notice.

November 19, 2016

This morning Saturday, November 19 a concrete wall that was under construction near Manor North collapsed and caused some damage to the existing manor building. Luckily, no one was injured during this incident. The construction company and other contractors are currently onsite working on the affected areas. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 

November 14, 2016

  • Work continues on the foundation of the new apartments. Two sections of wall have been poured and the crew is working on pouring the next section of footings and the basement walls.
  • A concrete block work is well under way for the stairwell and fire wall that will connect the existing Manor North building (west entrance) to the new structure is being built. Crews will also begin work on the interior walls of the underground parking structure out of concrete block.
  • The basement windows in the Behnke Center will be blocked in, starting Monday, November 14, in preparation for the grade change of the ground upon the completion of the chapel & performing arts center.
  • Crews are expected to begin excavating for the chapel & performing arts center’s foundation on Wednesday, November 16.
  • Starting the week of November 28th the parking lot exit will close indefinitely through the remainder of construction. Some parking stalls will be blocked off to create a turnaround in the center of the existing parking lot. Access to underground parking will remain open during this time.
  • The Library Drop box will be moving to the ShareHaven driveway through the remainder of construction.
  • Progress of the construction can be viewed from the Manor North Lounge windows.


November 8, 2016

Construction is progressing and we have a few updates to share with you:

  • Work continues on the foundation of the new apartments. One section of wall has been poured and the crew is working on pouring the next section of footings and the basement walls.
  • The basement windows on the west side of Manor North have been blocked in, with concrete blocks, in preparation for the grade change of the ground upon the completion of the chapel & performing arts center.
  • Crews are expected to begin excavating for the chapel & performing arts center’s foundation in about two weeks.
  • Work on the new front parking lot is beginning with the installation of storm sewer and utilities. Once the utilities are in this area will be used as a staging area for building materials for the new apartments.

(Please note that all dates are subject to change due to weather.) 

To view video's and photos of the construction visit our Facebook Page!

 

October 31, 2016

Work on the digging for the foundation continues and some of the footings for the basement of the new structure have been poured. Forms for the basement walls were delivered and crews are expected to start work on those next week. The foundation portion of the project is expected to take about 4 – 5 weeks.
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October 14, 2016

Digging for the foundation of the new apartments has begun and the excavation crews are prepping the ground for the concrete crews to arrive next week, where they will begin work on the footings and foundation for the basement of the new structure. This portion of the project is expected to take about 4 – 5 weeks. (Please note that all dates are subject to change due to weather.) 
Check out the excavation crew in action and for more exciting video's and photos visit our Facebook Page!




October 4, 2016

A historic day here at Evergreen! As a chapter comes to an end a very exciting one is beginning, and it is fitting that the first Evergreen Home to be built is the first one to come down, in the name of progress, to make way for our new apartments. For more exciting video's and photos visit our Facebook Page!

 

September 22, 2016

On August 31, we announced to you that the Evergreen Board of Directors unanimously approved to proceed with the final two phases of our Master Plan. Since then we have some exciting updates to share with you:

• Exterior updates on Manor South are wrapping up and exterior updates on Manor North are beginning this week. Crews will be working, as they are able, to complete this project in October.
• The Homes on the north side of campus will start to be taken down the week of 10/3.
• Digging for the foundation of the expansion will begin the week of 10/10. Fencing will surround the job site and the area from the existing parking lot to the sidewalk will be cleared to make space for equipment and materials.
• Once the expansion is excavated, the crew will move just north of the main entrance and start digging for the foundation and future Chapel and Performing Arts Center.

(All dates subject to change due to weather)

We will continue to post updates on a regular basis.

Master Site Plan

Project Updates

In order to best serve our residents, Evergreen has initiated a Master Site Plan project with six phases of development spanning five years. Learn about the Evergreen Foundation Capital Campaign which provides support for many of the projects.

Phase One

Phase One of the Master Site Plan project was completed in 2013 with the opening of the Creekview Rehabilitation Center at Evergreen and the relocation of rehab residents to the renovated Creekview Households 5 and 6, conveniently closer to Therapy Services. Included in the renovation was converting all rooms to private and adding full baths with showers to each room.  
PHASE ONE COMPLETED.

Phase Two

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Phase Two, the relocation of assisted living residents to the all-new Manor View in spring of 2014, put all 40 beds of the Garden Heights/Manor View Community Based Residential Facility on the same floor. Also included in this phase was an update to the Garden Heights common spaces and the conversion of the adjacent and formerly enclosed patio into an open sitting and garden area. Now residents have direct access and can conveniently enjoy the outdoors in a garden setting.
PHASE TWO COMPLETED.

Phase Three

Phase Three, the renovation of our memory care building ShareHaven, was completed in summer 2014. Private bathrooms were added to each of the 20 private ShareHaven accommodations and public spaces were expanded with the addition of an exercise room and a large four-seasons room. 
PHASE THREE COMPLETED.

Phase Four

Phase Four began in early August and was completed mid-December 2014. Garden Terrace was converted into a Residential Care Apartment Complex like Garden Place with ten new assisted living apartments for those requiring the least amount of daily assistance. 
PHASE FOUR COMPLETED.

Phase Five

Phase Five began in the spring of 2015 and will continue through 2017. The lower level Commons was expanded to create options for multiple meeting spaces. Included are improved sound technology with a hearing loop, four new screens and projectors, as well as updated lighting. New more accessible bathrooms have also been added. This lower level part of Phase Five was completed in late summer, 2015. Other plans in this Phase include changes to the appearance of the main building from Westfield Street. The façade of the main entrance and building front will be updated including the repair or replacement of windows in the Manor North and South Apartments.
PHASE FIVE IN PROGRESS.

Phase Six

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If all goes as planned, Phase Six will begin in 2016 or 2017. Plans are to expand the Manor Building to include a new three-story addition on the north side of the Evergreen campus providing 40 new spacious and up-scale independent apartments attached to the main building. Also included in Phase 6 will be moving the Evergreen main entrance a little further north, creating additional parking, adding a new chapel and life enrichment area, plus a new library and more common spaces.

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PHASE SIX IN PLANNING STAGE.

Interested in learning more about the new apartments and the risk-free privilege of being among the first to select and reserve one for yourself? Read about the new Evergreen Priority Program!

Other projects

Other projects continue even while the Master Site Plan project is in progress.

  • New parking spaces have been added to our campus in two locations - on the south end of Westfield Street near the Village buildings and within the Creekview circle drive on Eagle Street.
  • Households 7 and 8 received an update to the entry areas and new carpeting was installed from the Creekview Cafe all the way into the households.
  • Renovations to independent accommodations continue to occur as Village Homes, Evergreen Homes and Manor Apartments become available.

Leadership

Leadership at Evergreen is comprised of three boards, the Executive Team and the Evergreen Leadership Team.

The Evergreen Leadership Team (ELT) includes Executive Team members, unit and department managers, and organization coordinators. With approximately 30 members, ELT meets monthly to share program and project updates, and to keep all members informed about currents events.

  • Evergreen is governed by a voluntary 18-member board of directors consisting of community members and three residents:

    • Dede DeWitt, Chair
    • Will Deppiesse, Vice-Chair
    • Susan Boettcher
    • Gini Davis
    • Steve Dunn
    • Vernice Haase
    • Elizabeth Hartman
    • Randy Husman
    • Sue Kreibich
    • Marcia Larson
    • Fred Lilly
    • Jayne Lindsay
    • Sandy Muinde
    • Roy Ney
    • Barbara Rau
    • Luella Remmel
    • Chris VanStraten
    • Rev. Barry Yarbro

    For more information about the Evergreen Board of Directors, or to learn how to become involved, please contact Brooke Knoll at (920) 237-2101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Members of the Evergreen Village, Inc. Board of Directors are:

    • Anna Filipova, Chair
    • Bill Urbrock, Vice-Chair
    • Bill Christianson
    • Steve Cummings
    • Betty Paterson

    For more information about the Evergreen Village Board of Directors, or to learn how to become involved, please contact Brooke Knoll at (920) 237-2101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    • Cathy Scherer, Chair - Attorney, Scherer Law
    • Rick Picard, Vice-Chair - Financial Services, Financial Architects
    • Carol Cameron - Retired RN
    • Barbara J. Cook - Retired UW Oshkosh Administrator
    • Scott Decker - VP Quality, Theda Care
    • Mary Hansen - Healthcare Executive, Nursing Home Administrator
    • Randy Husman - Financial Professional, Prudential
    • Helen Lord Burr - Retired Business Manager, Fiss and Bills, Poklasny Funeral Home
    • Ginna Nelson - Retired Executive Director, Winnebagoland Council of Camp Fire Girls
    • Pam Ruder - Director of Resource Development, Oshkosh Area United Way

    For more information about the Evergreen Foundation Board of Directors or to learn how to become involved, please contact Vice President Foundation Advancement Carol C. Staszkiewicz at (920) 237-2120 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • executiveteamStanding (L – R): John Krueger, Erin Sanders, Ken Arneson
    Sitting (L – R): Peggy Bellin, Carol Staszkiewicz

    President and CEO - Ken Arneson

    • Bachelor of Art in Marketing and Management with a minor in history, Minot State University; Master of Public Administration, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    • With Evergreen since 1998

    Vice President Health and Support Services - Peggy Bellin

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Marian University; Certification of Achievement in Nursing Home Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and licensed through the state of Wisconsin
    • With Evergreen since 1992

    Vice President Finance and Information Services - John Krueger

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Master in Business Administration, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    • With Evergreen since 1988

    Vice President Human Resources - Erin Sanders

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Master in Business Administration, Cardinal Stritch University; SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certification
    • With Evergreen since 2001

    Vice President Foundation Advancement - Carol C. Staszkiewicz

    • Bachelor of Science in Humanities with major in English and minors in philosophy and secondary education, Loyola University, Chicago; Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling, Roosevelt University, Chicago
    • With Evergreen since 2000

    For more information about the Evergreen Executive Team, please contact Brooke Knoll
    at (920) 237-2101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Evergreen Campus

bernie wapp on trailResident Bernie Wapp on the Evergreen trailEvergreen is located in a pleasant residential neighborhood in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With thirty-five acres, there is plenty of room for green space, flower beds, trees and woodlands, as well as a water view of Sawyer Creek.

Living Options

Evergreen is a Life Plan Community offering:

Campus Map

Use this campus map to get a birds-eye view of the Evergreen campus. Notice the woodland area with walking paths and fishing pier along Sawyer Creek!

Read The Grounds Gazette for a monthly update from the Grounds crew.









Future Plans - Master Site Plan Project

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In order to best serve our residents, Evergreen has initiated a Master Site Plan project consisting of six phases of development on this campus. By the end of 2014, the first four phases were completed with the renovation of assisted living and skilled nursing accommodations. Phases five and six include the addition of 40 new independent apartments, a significant change to the appearance of the main building from Westfield Street, and the addition of a library and other common spaces.

Read more about the Expansion - and the new independent apartment homes.

Evergreen's Oak Savanna - an incredible natural resource

The seven acres of the Evergreen campus along Sawyer Creek is the largest natural woodland within the city of Oshkosh and it has been recognized as an Oak Savanna, a rare ecosystem of open woodlands consisting primarily of oaks and hickories. It contains over 40 species of native plants. But what is now seen as a beautiful and open forest was, until the late 1980's, largely hidden and inaccessible by a dense undergrowth of invasive, non-native shrubs and plants.

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This situation continued through the 1990's until a neighbor, a retired city planner from Chicago, recognized the woods as a rare Oak Savanna. With help from Evergreen, he led a successful effort to restore the savanna by recruiting support from other neighbors, Evergreen residents, a group of native landscaping enthusiasts called The Wild Ones, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Oshkosh Parks Department.

Results have been spectacular! Spring, summer and fall now bring an ever increasing array of wild flowers and other native plants, and the woodland is also home to many species of wildlife such as beaver, hawks, owls, deer, and other birds and mammals. The restoration has also made the woodland more open and accessible, and has allowed Evergreen to maintain graveled and wood-chipped paths for walking or biking.

Evergreen's Oak Savanna is an extraordinary natural resource for residents and their families to enjoy its natural beauty right here in our own backyard.

For more information, contact Grounds Coordinator Chris Bellin at (920) 237-2148 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..