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Summit Woods

2501 Summit Avenue | Waukesha, WI 53188

Summit Woods is an Independent Living and Assisted Living Community in Waukesha

Nestled deep in a grove of mature trees, Summit Woods offers a beautiful setting for worry-free living. 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. All residents can benefit from spending less time on household chores and more time doing the things they love with our Active Life Service Options. Those who may request or require assistance with daily living activities may take part in our Enhanced Services Program, an assessment based-individualized plan to deliver customized care services.

Whether you are looking for Independent Living or Assisted Living for yourself or your loved one, you’ll find your perfect fit at Summit Woods.

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Campus Amenities & Services

Join a morning exercise class, cozy up in your apartment, sing a tune with the Summit Singers, or take a walk through the wooded grounds. The choice is always yours. 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.

No Endowment Fees

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

  • Independent Living and Assisted Living Apartments
  • Wooded grounds with walking paths, a creek, and a duck pond
  • Lively, comfortable common area available for resident events or private get-togethers
  • Chapel, library, salon, and general store
  • The Woodlands Dining Room serving three meals each day
  • Full-time lifestyle staff to plan activities and outings based on resident interest
  • Controlled guest access
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Underground parking
  • 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.
Summit Woods is managed and operated by Capri Communities
providing quality, caring management services to our residents.

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LEARN ABOUT OUR LIVING OPTIONS

Independent Living Key Features

  • One- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchen
  • Some apartments feature a balcony or patio, fireplace, or washer and dryer connections
  • Resident-controlled heat, water, and landline service included
  • Dining packages at The Woodlands available
  • Pendant for safety and reassurance available

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Chelsea Hamelund

Executive Director

Donnelle Host

Assistant Executive Director

Jessica Parent

Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

Assisted Living Key Features

  • One- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchen
  • Some apartments feature a balcony or patio, fireplace, or washer and dryer connections
  • Three meals served each day at The Woodlands
  • Discreet assistance with daily living activities
  • Pendant for safety and reassurance
  • Pharmacy and medication management services
  • Heat, water and telephone included in rent
  • Scheduled transportation to local events

Floor Plans

Leadership Team

Chelsea Hamelund

Executive Director

Donnelle Host

Assistant Executive Director

We Love Our Neighborhood!

Shops & Dining

Retzer Nature Center

Waukesha County Expo Center

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Summit Woods

2501 Summit Avenue | Waukesha, WI 53188

Summit Woods has the best of both worlds: peaceful surroundings with a convenient location. Our community is less than ten minutes away from Waukesha’s charming downtown and less than thirty minutes away from Milwaukee.

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

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    Chelsea Hamelund

    Executive Director

    We are so happy to have Chelsea as the new Executive Director for Summit Woods! Chelsea has been working in the gerontology field since 2013 when she started as a caregiver. She has experience with mental health, family care, and all levels of care from skilled nursing to independent living. Chelsea graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Recently, Chelsea graduated from UW- La Crosse for a second time with her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. In her free time Chelsea loves to attend concerts and sporting events, travel, exercise, and spend time with her loved ones. She is engaged to her college sweetheart, Christopher. Their wedding is set for June 24th, 2023. Together they own a home in Lake Country with their 2.5 year old black lab.

    Donnelle Host

    Assistant Executive Director

    Donnelle is our Assistant Executive Director at Summit Woods! The thing Donnelle loves most about her role at Summit Woods is being able to be a part of the resident’s lives during this time of their life. She loves watching them laugh, smile, and enjoy life! Donnelle is always happy and enthusiastic, and willing to lend a helping hand. She believes the best skills she brings to her job is her ability to connect with residents, actively listening to them, and her empathy. If you asked her who she admires most, it would be her father. He has always instilled strong values and is the first one to drop anything to help someone else. When Donnelle isn’t at Summit Woods, you might find her with playing with her puppy Belle, spending time with her friends and family, or traveling. A little fun fact about Donnelle, she once tried out for The Voice in Nashville when she was in high school. She loves to sing and has been in numerous choirs!

    Jessica Parent

    Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

    Jessica graduated from Winona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She worked in a nursing home/rehab facility for nine years as an Activity Therapist and has been the Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator here at Summit Woods since November 2020. Her interest in working in this field began when her grandmother lived in a nursing home, where she then volunteered. Born and raised in Germany, she grew up bi-lingual. In her free time, Jessica enjoys doing craft projects, cooking, listening to music, and traveling both within the United States and in Europe. Jessica enjoys working with resident and planning fun activities for them. Jessica is passionate about her work in planning activities and events for all the Summit Woods resident to enjoy.