Your gift to the Tiers of Joy campaign will enrich the lives of our residents by making the beauty and therapeutic effects of nature more accessible to them and their loved ones. This multi-tiered project will:

  • beautify the physical environment
  • improve the safety of walking paths
  • provide inviting green spaces throughout our campus

Phases of the Project

Center Circle

The residents love to hear the sound of the water raining down from the tree and watching the soothing motion of the water as it flows into the pool below the tree. The walking paths were in use almost from the day the project was completed. It is obvious, even to the casual observer, that this space is an important aspect of life at SWH. The new plans to include safer walkways appropriate for walkers and wheel chairs, a contemporary water feature, additional flower beds, trees and shrubs, and better lighting for evening enjoyment have been well received by residents, families and staff. The Tiers of Joy campaign has transformed this area into one of beauty, safety and well-being for all.

Front Entrance Seminary Street

A two-level raised flower bed will be constructed at the front entrance of the Westview assisted living building. Plus a new flower bed will be added in the triangle area where the Westview sidewalks meet.

A new border will be provided for the rose garden at the main entrance. The plantings against the building on both sides of the Main Entrance will be replace and new beds constructed. This includes the removal of the evergreens along the right side of the entrance.

New plantings will be installed along both sides of the driveway entrance to the parking lot.

Garden View

The view for the residents of both floors of the Garden View Households needs to be improved. To accomplish this we will need to rework this entire area.

A lattice fence will be installed in front of the retaining wall and railing. Honeysuckle vines will be planted in front of this fence to screen the wall.

New trees will be planted to screen the view of the back-up generator.

A new bed, complete with shrubs, will be installed along the building running from the old building and ending at the new water feature.

A waterfall-type feature will be constructed between the old and new building using boulders, shrubs and water plants. This will be in the area of the current washout on the hillside.

Garden View

Replace the red concrete in the Westview Walkway.

Campus Periphery

To complete the campus project, raised flower gardens are planned along the front of the Westview assisted living unit bordering the parking area across from the center circle.

New plantings will be provided for the areas on both sides of the main Seminary Street entrance. The current rose garden to the left of entrance and canopy will be retained.

The view for residents of the 1st floor Meadow View household will be improved with additional plantings along with a new fence and a tree for the patio area off the Health Center.

The North entrance off Norman Drive will be made warmer and more inviting. This effort will include additional plantings, an ornamental fence surrounding the retention pond in the parking circle and plantings along the railing above the first floor patio.

Flowers, shrubs and curbstone will improve the walkways and offer better curb appeal for those who call SWH home.

Make Your Donation Today

$50, $250 or $500+ can bring everyday happiness and tears of joy to the seniors who count on us for their care.

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To Donate by check: Please make payable to Schmitt Woodland Hills 1400 W. Seminary St. Richland Center, WI 53581

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