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The Evergreen Priority Program

evergreen independent living resized 5 5 16Proposed Evergreen Expansion

As Evergreen plans the addition of 40 new independent living apartment homes, we invite you to consider your possibilities. Secure the lifestyle you want, when you want it, by joining our new Priority Program.

With a fully refundable no-risk deposit, you will enjoy these early benefits of the Priority Program.

  • Get the latest details about the new building project before the general public.
  • Be among the first to get the best selection of apartment styles and locations.
  • Receive the lowest pricing that will ever be offered.
  • Be invited to attend special Priority Program members-only events.

Limited Opportunity

Membership in the Priority Program will only will be accepted through the end of February 2016, so now is the time to act. When you join, you’ll receive a unique Priority Number which is the key to your preferential status.

Although group informational luncheons have already been completed, you are invited meet personally with one of our Marketing Counselors. Call (920)-237-2128 today to make a personal appointment.

Master Site Plan – find details on all phases of the Evergreen Master Site Plan.

Member Update

Thank you for joining us at the Coffee and Conversation on January 28!  As promised here is the PowerPoint presentation that was given by John Krueger, VP Finance, and CEO Ken Arneson. Also see the planned footprint of the expansion on the campus.

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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 Evergreen Priority Program - an opportunity to receive up-to-date information about the planned new independent apartment homes and to secure your unique Priority Number for reserving an apartment when ready.

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..