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Evergreen Men Gone Fishin' Today!

September 16, 2014

Red Suspenders Club

They're at it again! The Red Suspenders Club pulled up their suspenders, put on their "Let 'r Snap" caps, boarded the Evergreen bus and headed off on another adventure, this time to their favorite fishing hole in New London. They tell me they'll catch a few trout, have them cleaned on the spot, and then bring them back here for the Evergreen Culinary Team to prepare for dinner.

Outdoor fun in the sun, great companionship, and trout for dinner! What could be better?

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

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 is an update to the Garden Heights common spaces and the conversion of the enclosed patio into an open sitting and garden area. 

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 is expected to begin in the spring of 2015. Plans include significant changes to the appearance of the main building from Westfield Street. The façade of the main entrance and Manor North and South Apartments will be updated including new windows to be installed in the Westfield Street Manor North and South Apartments. In addition, the lower level Commons will be expanded to create options for multiple meeting spaces. New more accessible bathrooms will also be added.

Phase Six

If all goes as hoped, 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 to provide 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.

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.


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:

    • Rev. Barry Yarbro, Chair
    • Dede DeWitt, Vice-Chair
    • Susan Boettcher
    • Patricia Day
    • Will Deppiesse
    • Mike Graceffa
    • Vernice Haase
    • Elizabeth Hartman
    • Randy Hedge
    • Randy Husman
    • Sue Kreibich
    • Marcia Larson
    • Fred Lilly
    • Jayne Lindsay
    • Roy Ney
    • Betty Paterson
    • Luella Remmel
    • Chris VanStraten

    For more information about the Evergreen Board of Directors, or to learn how to become involved, please contact Kristen Pouzar 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:

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

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

    • John E. Bermingham, Chair - Attorney, Reff, Baivier, Bermingham, & Lim, SC
    • Cathy Scherer, Vice-Chair - Attorney, Scherer Law
    • 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
    • Rick Picard - Financial Services, Financial Architects
    • Pam Ruder - Director of Resource Development, Oshkosh Area United Way
    • Arline Sitter - Retired Vice President, US Bank

    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..

    Evergreen Foundation BoardStanding (L – R): Carol Cameron, John Bermingham, Barbara Cook, Ginna Nelson, Cathy Scherer
    Seated (L – R): Rick Picard, Scott Decker, Arline Sitter, Pam Ruder
    Not Pictured: Helen Lord-Burr, Randy Husman
  • 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 Kristen Pouzar
    at (920) 237-2101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

The Evergreen Campus

Evergreen is located in a pleasant residential neighborhood in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With 35 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 Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) 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!

Future Plans - Master Site Plan Project

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.

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..

Our City - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

lakewinnebagoA vibrant and welcoming community

Evergreen is located in a picturesque residential area in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Situated in Northeast Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Oshkosh residents also enjoy direct access to the Fox River and Lake Butte des Morts.

Oshkosh offers the familiarity of a small town with the activities, restaurants, shops, and events of a larger city. Aptly named Wisconsin's Event City, there's never a shortage of things to do and places to go. 

Oshkosh is home to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and many unique attractions and affordable cultural experiences such as:

There are a variety of local hotels from which to choose when you or your family visit Oshkosh. Several have offered special hotel discounts to families who are visiting Evergreen. 

dtsummerbannerpicFor more information on Oshkosh, please visit the official websites of the City of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau.