Capri Senior Communities



Independent & Assisted Living in Waukesha

Summit Woods

Summit Woods

Independent & Assisted Living2501 Summit Avenue
Waukesha,  WI  53188
(262) 521-1388

The location of Summit Woods can be described in one word: stunning. Nestled deep in a grove of mature trees, Summit Woods has the exclusive and luxurious atmosphere of an old-world country estate. Despite the seeming remoteness of its location, Summit Woods is less than ten minutes away from the charming town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and less than thirty minutes away from Milwaukee.

Whether you're interested in simply relaxing in the comfortable Summit Woods community or would prefer some shopping, dining, entertainment or strolling around the town, Summit Woods provides it all. Summit Woods includes the benefits of both Independent Living and Assisted Living communities. Residents who are looking to spend more free time with friends and family and less time with household chores will enjoy Active Life Service Options. Residents who request or require assistance may take part in the Enhanced Services Program. We want to encourage an active, carefree lifestyle balanced with comfort, safety and security.

Worry-Free Independent Living

  • No enrollment or endowment fees
  • Resident-controlled heat included in rent
  • Additional Active Life Service Options including dining, linen and laundry, housekeeping, and wellness options
  • Responsive, professional management staff
  • Secure entrance
  • Organized social and recreational activities
  • Scheduled transportation to shopping and community activities
  • No maintenance responsibilities

Enhanced Services

In addition to everything included in Independent Living, residents taking advantage of Summit Woods' Enhanced Services Program enjoy the following:

  • A flexible, individualized care plan aimed at promoting independence
  • Dining services providing three meals each day
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • State-of-the-art emergency pendant system
  • Pharmacy and medication management services

All the Comforts of Home

  • Sunny and spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes
  • Some apartment styles include a balcony or patio, fireplace or washer/dryer connections
  • Convenient, same floor laundry rooms
  • Same floor private storage spaces
  • Optional heated, underground parking
  • Professionally maintained wooded grounds including a creek and duck pond

On-Site Amenities

  • Weekly banking services
  • Country Store
  • Full service hair salon for men and women
  • Library
  • Community room with full kitchen
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Wellness Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts & Crafts

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Amber Kowalski

Culinary ManagerEmail: akowalski@capricommunities.comAmber has been at Summit Woods since 2012 and recently was a part of the big kitchen remodel! She and her dining team are now working in a more maneuverable space with commercial appliances. The Summit Woods residents and team alike are excited about this change. Everyone's favorite meal to come out of the new kitchen is Amber's Grandmother's meatloaf.
"Summit Woods is the best because of the people who live here," said Amber. "With an extremely diverse bunch it is always fun and interesting here!"

Ashley Ziegelbauer

Executive DirectorEmail: aziegelbauer@capricommunities.comAshley started her career as a lead caregiver for five years at The Gables of Germantown where she completed two internships shadowing the Executive Director. She re-joined as the Executive Director at Summit Woods and, as of mid-2017, is transitioning to become the Executive Director at The Polonaise at Wilson Commons. "The residents and staff have been so welcoming," said Ashley. "It's so nice to see so many residents out in the common areas throughout the day."
Ashley joined us with a BA in Business Management with a support in Professional Communications from Alverno College. Currently she is going to Concordia University for her MBA in Health Care Administration. After her years at Gables, she became a coordinator for an in-home health agency then an Assisted Living Manager in another senior community.
"It's important to meet the needs and concerns of residents and their families. I want to do everything possible to make residents feel comfortable in their homes," said Ashley. She is excited to have fun at resident events and is looking forward to interacting with all the residents and getting to know each and every one. "This is my dream job and I am very passionate about helping others and enhancing their quality of life."
In her free time, Ashley likes to spend time with friends and family, play softball, fish, garden, cook, and spend time with her two nieces.

Brittany Roland

Lifestyle Enrichment CoordinatorEmail: broland@capricommunities.comBrittany has been the activity coordinator at Summit Woods since August 2015. She, along with everyone at Capri Communities, believes the GROW program is so important for the well-being of our residents. "The residents at Summit Woods love to socialize, a lot of the time this is done through a singing or music group," said Brittany. "All of our socializing, singing and other GROW activities make Summit such a lively community." Her energetic personality encourages even the shyest residents to join in the fun. The residents at Summit Woods like to go on outings, participate in creative cooking, attend exercise classes, and, of course, sing songs of their generation. "It is heartwarming to hear our residents tell me what a great job I have been doing on improving activities they already had and bringing in new ones. This is what makes my job enjoyable!"

Jessica Dumke

Assistant ManagerEmail: jdumke@capricommunities.comJessica has worked at Summit Woods since mid-2014. She enjoys working with the residents, especially during lunch time when the smell of a wonderful lunch or dinner wafts from the newly remodeled kitchen. Jessica always makes sure to welcome back residents from their outings with a friendly, "Welcome home!"
When asked why she thinks Summit Woods is the best, she answered, "Here at the Woods, we are not only the Capri baby of the communities being the first one in the profile, but we have residents that have lived here for 25 years since its opening in 1991." Residents at Summit love to participate in bingo, luncheons, outside musical entertainment, and volunteering within the community.

Mary Ann Koehler, LPN

LPNEmail: mkoehler@capricommunities.comMary Ann started as the LPN at The Polonaise in 2014 and moved to Summit Woods in mid-2015. Her passion for senior care is made clear with the effort she puts into her community and residents. "I have experience in all phases of senior living care from being a visiting nurse to working in a nursing home. I am very focused on caring for seniors and being the LPN at Summit Woods allows me to use my past experiences as well as my talents to not only achieve my responsibilities for Capri but to truly bond with the residents and their loved ones."
Mary Ann knows the decisions and time that go into helping a loved one transfer from their home to an Independent and Assisted Living Community like Summit Woods. She had mentioned how she recently helped her parents and in-laws make the transition to Assisted Living and applies her experiences to help seniors and families making the transition to Summit. "I feel especially good when I get feedback from a resident and their loved ones that my experience and empathy has made the transition much smoother for them."
Mary Ann appreciates the balance of her care work and getting to know the residents and families at Summit Woods. "I listen to whatever the residents have to say - I want to make sure they know I will do whatever I can to make our community feel more like home," she said.
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20875 Crossroads Cir., Suite 400

Waukesha, WI  53186

Telephone | 262.798.1224

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