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St. Rita Square

728 E Pleasant Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

St. Rita Square is an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Milwaukee

Live life to the fullest at St. Rita Square. Now open on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side, these upscale Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments are just steps away from 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 features top-of-the-line amenities. Our community has secure underground parking, a trattoria with wood-fired pizza oven, restaurant-style dining, wellness suite and amazing views of the city.

St. Rita Square is ranked 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 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

St. Rita Square does not have an endowment fee or long-term commitment. Use your hard-earned money for yourself: shop, travel, or find a new passion.

  • Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) system: Installed in all shared common spaces throughout our campus. NBPI is proven to eliminate 99.4% of airborne bacteria, molds, allergens, and viruses.
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • Heated underground parking
  • Maintenance-free living with on-site maintenance
  • Controlled guest access
  • Scheduled complimentary transportation services to shopping and group outings
  • Concierge services
  • Spa and full-service hair salon with manicure station
  • Fitness suite
  • Club room
  • Cannoli event and activities room
  • Indoor access to St. Rita – Three Holy Women Church. Click here to view a virtual tour of St. Rita Church.  Click here to read the history of St. Rita Church.
  • Guest apartment (based on availability)
  • The Piazza – our private, urban outdoor gathering space
  • The Trattoria – casual dining with grab-n-go food options
St. Rita Square is managed and operated by Capri Communities
providing quality, caring management services to our residents.

LEARN ABOUT OUR LIVING OPTIONS

Independent Living Key Features

  • 1-bedroom apartments starting at $1,900/mo.
  • 2-bedroom apartments starting at $2,375/mo.
  • Elevated ceilings with floor to ceiling windows
  • Heat & air conditioning, controlled by individual thermostats included in rent
  • Water, electricity, cable TV, Wi-Fi and landline phones included in rent
  • Pet friendly
  • Private dining space
  • Stainless steel appliances and in-unit washer & dryer
  • 6th-floor penthouse apartments with exclusive rooftop patio and adjacent indoor club space for gathering with neighbors and friends
  • Monthly dining allowance
  • Special events and entertainment

Rates starting at $2,340/mo.
Call for more details.

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Tyler Palzkill

Executive Director

Julie Gey

Community Relations Manager

Maggie Sturm

Assistant Executive Director

Assisted Living Key Features

  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a full kitchen or kitchenette
  • 9-foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows
  • Access to all campus amenities such as concierge services, salon, yoga studio, outdoor Piazza, and activity room
  • Flexible, individualized care plan aimed at promoting independence
  • Three meals served each day in our dining room
  • Discreet assistance with daily living activities
  • Pendant for safety and reassurance
  • Pharmacy and medication management services
  • Heat, A/C, electricity, water, satellite television, WiFi and telephone included in rent
  • Scheduled transportation to local events and errands

Rates starting at $4,370/mo. Price includes base care services.
Call for more details.

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Tyler Palzkill

Executive Director

Julie Gey

Community Relations Manager

Aretha Ilion

Unit Manager

Memory Care Key Features

  • Private studios, each partially furnished
  • Full, private bathroom in each studio
  • Daily routine areas located throughout the community to encourage continuous activity
  • Secured community with automatic notification system to ensure resident safety
  • Social events that bring families together and foster meaningful visits
  • Evidence-based Blu Grotto programming
  • Flexible, individualized care plans and discreet assistance with daily living activities
  • Three nutritious meals served daily
  • Pharmacy and medication management
  • Access to visiting specialty services such as Physical and Occupational Therapies, Visiting Physicians, Podiatry, and Hospice Care
  • Supervised group outings
  • Heat, A/C, electricity, water and satellite television included in rent

Rates starting at $7,015/mo. Price includes care services.
Call for more details.

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Tyler Palzkill

Executive Director

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Brady Street & The Third Ward

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St. Rita Square

728 E Pleasant Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

St. Rita Square is ideally located close to a wide variety of entertainment and dining. 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.

    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!

    Maggie Sterm

    Assistant Executive Director

    Maggie has positive energy, is always up for a challenge, and is willing to jump in wherever help is needed, which makes her a perfect fit for Assistant Executive Director at St. Rita Square. Being a part of St. Rita Square from the beginning, Maggie has been through all the ups and downs from power outages to fire alarms, but she’s happy that everyone has come together to support one another. She’s proud of how the community has flourished into a family that truly cares about one another. Working with seniors was not always a part of Maggie’s plan, it was actually the opposite, she always imagined herself working with children! She spent 5 years working in a program with elementary aged children, but once she saw how valuable senior living was for her grandparents, she wanted to make the switch. When Maggie isn’t at St. Rita Square, you might find her spending time up north with friends and family. One day, you might even find her skydiving!

    Aretha Ilion

    Unit Manager

    Aretha’s best qualities she brings to St. Rita Square is leadership skills, problem solving skills, and teamwork. She is willing to help wherever it is needed. She also brings with her patience, which she believes is especially important when working within a community of residents with dementia. Aretha is also very motivating with not only residents but the caregivers daily. Something that might surprise you about Aretha is that when she was ten years old, she wanted to be a fashion and interior designer. She loved watching her mother sew clothes for her barbies. She learned from her mother how to hem and decorate her home. When Aretha isn’t at St. Rita Square you might find her on Sunday mornings doing laundry, chasing her two-year-old granddaughter, Lyric, and listening to the NLF pre-games playing in the background preparing for Sunday football!