annual mtg 2019Annual meeting reaffirms commitment

Shorehaven chaplain Nick Slater installs new board and corporate members at the organization’s annual meeting.

More than 90 gathered at the Shorehaven Strength and Fitness Center for Shorehaven’s annual meeting recently, launching a renewed commitment to enhancing the quality of life for community seniors. CEO Dale Dahlke said that through the empowered corporate membership, Shorehaven is able to deliver “uncompromised quality care while upholding a strong, Christian-centered foundation.” “This is the organization that you have built,” Dahlke told the group. “I am so proud of all of you.” He said the ministry Shorehaven carries forward is one of “unmatched service and compassion.”

Installed to a first three-year term on the Shorehaven Board of Directors were Joel Lammers, Philip Holland and Mary Jo O’Malley. Installed to a first three-year term on Shorehaven’s corporate membership were Linda Buehrle, Beth Boyer-Ryan, Aaron Hammen, Michael Koehn, Lisa Mellone, Jeffrey Schmidt, John Sokop and David Youngberg.

Board chair Mary Lee Ratzel said that Shorehaven’s growth, advocacy and focus have evolved from its mission, “Reflecting Christ’s love, we provide homes and resources for seniors.” She said that that mission is demonstrated “in all aspects of life on this campus.”

Shorehaven is a not for profit retirement complex, providing skilled care and rehabilitation, memory care, assisted and independent living through Shorehaven Health and Rehabilitation Center, Shorehaven Tower and Lake Terrace Apartments. Services to keep seniors independent and at home include Life@Home, the Center for Life Enrichment, Café LaBelle and Shorehaven Strength and Fitness. Shorehaven is home to about 400 seniors and employs more than 400 staff on the shores of Lac La Belle. Call (262) 567-8341 for information or go to to learn more.