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St. Rita Square

728 E Pleasant Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

Upscale Milwaukee Retirement Community

St. Rita Square is an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care senior community located on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side.

Live life to the fullest at St. Rita Square. These upscale Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments are just steps away from some of the area’s best restaurants, shopping and entertainment in one of the city’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. The Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care apartments at St. Rita Square feature top-of-the-line amenities. Our retirement community has secure underground parking, a trattoria with wood-fired pizza oven, casual dining, wellness suite and amazing views of the city.

St. Rita Square was named Top Choice in Senior Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is ranked as one of the largest Milwaukee-area retirement communities by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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Campus Amenities & Services

Floor to ceiling windows, modern appliances, granite countertops, in-unit laundry… the amenity list for your dream apartment goes on and on. St. Rita Square creates vibrant community experiences where residents can make friends and lead rich, spirited lives. St. Rita Square is the leading provider of independent living, assisted living, or memory care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

No Endowment Fees

Our St. Rita Square retirement community does not require any long-term commitment. We offer month-to-month rent so you can use your hard-earned money for yourself: shop, travel, or find a new passion.

  • Maintenance-free living
  • On-site amenities: spa and full-service hair salon, fitness studio, common areas available for resident events and private get-togethers and guest apartment (based on availability)
  • Indoor access to St. Rita – Three Holy Women Church with weekly private resident mass. Click here to view a virtual tour of St. Rita Church.  Click here to read the history of St. Rita Church.
  • Piazza – vibrant outdoor gathering space for entertaining and relaxation
  • Heated underground parking*
  • Pet friendly
  • Trattoria – casual dining with grab-n-go food options
  • Secure building access
  • Housekeeping and laundry services*
  • Scheduled transportation to shopping, organized activities and events
  • Full-time lifestyle enrichment staff to plan activities and outings customized to resident interests
  • Clean air system that eliminates 99% of airborne bacteria, molds
  • Access to other living and care options based on availability
St. Rita Square is managed and operated by Capri Communities
providing quality, caring management services to our residents.

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Independent Living Key Features

  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans with elevated ceilings and floor to ceiling windows
  • Stainless steel appliances and in-unit washer and dryer
  • Triple-insulated walls for soundproofing
  • 6th-floor penthouse apartments with exclusive rooftop patio and adjacent indoor club space for gathering with neighbors and friends
  • Walk Score of 95 with convenient access to nearby parks, shops and services
  • All utilities included plus TV, WiFi and landline telephone
  • Heated underground parking*
  • Partnership services available on-site: physical therapy, occupational therapy, physicians, podiatry and hospice care
  • Private dining space with convenient dining options and monthly allowance
  • Private storage units* 
  • Pet friendly
  • Enjoy Life activity programming
  • Access to all campus amenities such as salon, fitness studio, common areas and outdoor Piazza
  • Indoor access to St. Rita – Three Holy Women Church with weekly private resident mass
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Scheduled transportation to shopping, organized activities and events

INDEPENDENT LIVING Rates starting at $2,610/mo.
Call for more details.

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Tyler Palzkill

Executive
Director

Samantha Klukas

Assistant
Executive Director

Julie Gey

Community
Relations Manager

Abby Syverson

Lifestyle
Enrichment Coordinator

Assisted Living Key Features

  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with a full kitchen or kitchenette, private bathroom and walk-in shower
  • Elevated ceilings with floor to ceiling windows
  • Select apartments feature a stacked washer and dryer connection
  • All utilities included plus TV, WiFi and landline telephone
  • Personalized care plans
  • 24-hour on-site care staff
  • Up to three hours of care services included in base monthly rate
  • Partnership services available on-site: physical therapy, occupational therapy, visiting physicians, podiatry and hospice care
  • Pharmacy and medication management services
  • Three nutritious meals served daily
  • Call pendant system for safety and reassurance
  • Housekeeping, linen and laundry services*
  • Pet friendly
  • Enjoy Life activity programming
  • Access to all campus amenities such as salon, fitness studio, common areas and outdoor Piazza
  • Indoor access to St. Rita – Three Holy Women Church with weekly private resident mass
  • Maintenance for emergencies and routine services
  • Scheduled transportation to shopping, organized activities and events
  • Secure building access

ASSISTED LIVING Rates starting at $5,225/mo. Price includes base care services.
Call for more details.

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Tyler Palzkill

Executive
Director

Julie Gey

Community
Relations Manager

Abby Syverson

Lifestyle
Enrichment Coordinator

Michelle MacDonald

Nurse
Manager

Memory Care Key Features

  • Private studios, each partially furnished
  • Full, private bathroom with walk-in shower in each studio
  • Secured neighborhood with automatic notification system to ensure resident safety
  • All utilities included plus TV
  • Personalized care plans
  • 24-hour on-site care staff
  • Routine monitoring of health vitals and weight
  • Partnership services available on-site: physical therapy, occupational therapy, visiting physicians, podiatry and hospice care
  • Pharmacy and medication management services
  • Three nutritious meals served daily
  • Routine housekeeping and laundry services
  • Secure outdoor terrace with garden
  • Signature Blu Grotto Memory Care programming designed to assist in retaining abilities and skills
  • Enjoy Life group outings
  • Life story shadow boxes outside each resident apartment
  • Life skill stations throughout the community designed to prompt past experiences
  • Thoughtful, home-like common areas to promote friendship and community

MEMORY CARE Rates starting at $6,990/mo. Price includes care services.
Call for more details.

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Tyler Palzkill

Executive
Director

Julie Gey

Community
Relations Manager

Tamiko Winston

Memory Care
Manager

Michelle MacDonald

Nurse
Manager

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St. Rita Square

728 E Pleasant Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

St. Rita Square is an upscale retirement community, ideally located close to a wide variety of entertainment and dining options for those seeking an active retirement. The apartments are in walking distance to Brady Street, home to Glorioso’s Italian Market, Sciortino’s Bakery, and the Dorsia and Diplomat restaurants. Around the corner is Metro Market, Starbucks, Panera Bread, and many more restaurants, grocery stores, and salons. For those of you who enjoy the theater, St. Rita Square is just a hop from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theater, Riverside Theater, and the Third Ward. Speaking of the Hop, Milwaukee’s newest form of transportation, St. Rita Square is located just two blocks from a Hop stop.

Vibrant living is at the core of St. Rita Square. Whether you like to stay in and socialize with friends and neighbors, or you like to be out exploring what Milwaukee has to offer, St. Rita Square is the place to make it all happen.

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    Tyler Palzkill

    Executive Director

    Smart, sophisticated and well-rounded is what comes to mind when you first meet Tyler. A direct and passionate leader, Tyler knew leading St. Rita Square was his calling. Why? The urban setting, dynamic feel, and high-end and high-quality execution of this state-of-the-art community spoke to him. Truth be told, this wasn’t his original plan. As a lifelong Packers fan, when he was growing up he found joy in the rules and details of NFL football – and in fact, saw that as a potential career! If energy and communication could be bottled, you’d find it in Tyler. He is a self-proclaimed coffee junkie who starts and ends each day checking the news and stockmarket and responding to emails. What he enjoys: spending days on the lake and dreaming about training for a marathon. What he doesn’t enjoy: people who don’t use their blinker when turning, and those who don’t wash their dishes after they eat.

    Samantha Klukas

    Assistant Executive Director

    Samantha is a compassionate and resilient individual who takes pride in her role within the community. With a background in healthcare, she has always seen herself progressing in the field. A typical day for Samantha involves building relationships with staff and residents while working behind the scenes to ensure the best experiences for everyone. Samantha wants to be remembered not only for the good she has done but also for the potential good she could have achieved. Empathy and genuine intentions are the best skills she brings to her job. 

    When not at work you can find her spending time with her children and creating new memories, doing outdoor activities and catching up with friends over coffee. One thing you may not know about Samantha is she loves to dip anything and everything in chocolate. Her personal motto is “It’s all about the approach,” emphasizing the importance of genuine communication. If she could share one thing that her residents have taught her, it would be the value of patience and understanding, which she has learned through being a mother and interacting with residents who remind her of our shared humanity.

    Julie Gey

    Community Relations Manager

    Julie brings over 15 years of experience working with seniors to her role as Community Relations Manager at St. Rita Square. Julie prides herself in helping families and making a difference in the lives of others. She is inspired by her son, who despite having health challenges, tries hard every-day. It was caring for her son that made her realize that she was being called to a profession to help others. Julie hopes people remember her as a trustworthy friend with a great sense of humor and a love for life. When Julie isn’t at St. Rita Square you can find her spending time with her family, traveling and being outdoors by a bonfire listening to music. She can also be found whipping up her signature dish of chicken marsala! Julie is grateful for the life lessons that she learns from her residents. One of those lessons is that no matter how tough things may seem, always move forward with a smile and you’ll make someone’s day brighter!

    Abby Syverson

    Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

    Abby’s personal motto is, “If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” In fact, being the sunshine is what Abby loves most about her job as Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator. The favorite part of her job is planning fun activities that bring smiles to her residents’ faces. She also cherishes listening to their life stories. In a typical day you can find Abby leading a morning exercise class, holding an art hour, running a bingo class or leading a trivia contest. No day is ever the same for Abby and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She leaves each day with a smile on her face and excited for the prospect of what fun the next day will bring for her and the residents. 

    In her free time Abby enjoys hiking, shopping, watching movies and playing card and board games with friends and family.

    Michelle MacDonald

    NURSE MANAGER

    Meet Michelle, a dedicated nurse whose proudest achievement is fostering a culture of respect and prioritizing residents’ well-being. With a knack for home improvement projects, Michelle brings unique skills to her role, drawing from her experience and knowledge. On Sunday mornings, you’ll likely find her sipping coffee from a cozy shop or attending church. Colleagues describe Michelle as a reliable communicator who follows through on tasks, maintaining strong relationships with families and residents. Beyond work, Michelle finds joy in home projects and quality time with her family. Her aspirations include taking vacations with loved ones to explore new places—a testament to her zest for life.

    Tamiko Winston

    Memory Care Manager

    Tamiko is a dedicated and caring individual who takes great pride in her role at St. Rita Square. While she never envisioned herself in this position, she cherishes the opportunity to show her personal growth in people’s lives. Tamiko’s best skills for the job include always being her authentic self and her passion for the work. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and cooking. Her personal motto is “live each day is if it was your last”. If Tamiko could pass on one piece of wisdom to her residents, it would be to have patience and slow down.