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A Cozy Woodland Retreat 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 Waukesha's charming downtown and less than thirty minutes away from Milwaukee.

Whether you or a loved one are looking for the comfort and privacy of home, or a vibrant community with plenty of opportunities for fun, Summit Woods has it all. Contact us or schedule a tour to learn more about Waukesha's favorite senior living community.

After over ten years of living here I am still happy. It's hard to choose my one favorite thing about Summit Woods because there are so many good things!
-Nancy E., resident at Summit Woods

Apartment Features

  • Independent and assisted living support - stay in your apartment even if your needs change over time!
  • Sunny and spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens
  • Some apartment styles include a balcony or patio, fireplace, and washer/dryer connections
  • Convenient, same-floor laundry rooms and private storage spaces
  • Resident-controlled heat included in rent
  • Service options including dining, linen, laundry, and housekeeping
  • No maintenance responsibilities
  • Secure entrance
  • Heated, underground parking available

On-site and Nearby Amenities

  • Gorgeous wooded grounds with walking paths, a creek, and a duck pond
  • Close to shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores; free scheduled transportation
  • Lively, comfortable common areas
  • On-site chapel, library, woodworking shop, fitness center, and general store
  • Weekly banking services
  • Calendar of fun social and recreational activities
  • Ten minutes from lovely downtown Waukesha, thirty minutes from Milwaukee

Enhanced Services/Assisted Living Support

  • A flexible, individualized care plan aimed at promoting independence
  • Dining services providing three nutritious meals each day
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Pendant for safety and reassurance
  • Pharmacy and medication management services

Interested in Summit Woods?

Get in touch to learn more about independent living and assisted living in Waukesha.

  • Photo Gallery 
  • Floor Plans 
  • Meet Our Team 
  • Videos 
  • Events 
  • Model Fireplace
  • Model Living Room
  • Resident Patio
  • lorraine and bill
  • Culver's Trip
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Garden Club
  • Resident Crossword
  • Resident Puzzle
  • Summit Woods Veterans Wall
Floor Plans
  • summit-woods-one-bedroom.pdf
  • summit-woods-two-bedrooms.pdf
Mary Hartmann

Mary Hartmann

Executive DirectorEmail: mhartmann@capricommunities.comMary joined in December 2017. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in management and a minor in psychology. Mary builds relationships with residents and staff by visiting and getting to know them. All of her residents at Summit Woods have so many wonderful life stories to share! She also participates in resident activities and said, "Spending time talking to and getting to know residents and staff on a personal basis is essential to understanding." Mary and her husband have two children; she loves to garden and read.
Melissa Schnell

Melissa Schnell

Assistant Executive DirectorEmail: mschnell@capricommunities.comMelissa joined the team in September 2017. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelors in business administration, majoring in marketing. Her genuine and compassionate nature makes Melissa so easy to work with, whether current resident, co-worker, or a brand new visitor to the building. "I welcome guests and their loved ones as though they are old friends, listening to their wants, needs, and concerns and offering solutions customized to their needs. I always try to be conscious of their time and timeline." When shes not at work she loves spending time with her husband and their two children.
Jeanine Kowalski-Johnson

Jeanine Kowalski-Johnson

Lifestyle Enrichment CoordinatorEmail:

Amber Kowalski

Culinary ManagerEmail: akowalski@capricommunities.comAmber has been at Summit Woods since 2012. She and her dining team are now working in a more maneuverable space, after a remodel in 2014, 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!"
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  • summit-woods-calendar-april-2019.pdf
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Contact Capri

20875 Crossroads Cir., Suite 400

Waukesha, WI  53186

Telephone | 262.798.1224

Fax | 262.798.1119

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