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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Private donations fund new gardens at Brookside, Willowbrook

Photo of outdoor garden at Brookside Care Center

Thanks to the generosity of private donors, Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living recently debuted three newly landscaped and furnished outdoor gardens for its residents and their families to enjoy.

These gardens, located in the courtyards surrounding the facilities, include perennial landscaping, planters, chairs, tables, and pergolas.

In addition to offering an inviting place for outdoor relaxation and family visits, the gardens further beautify the scenic grounds, said Brookside Board of Trustees Chairman Robert W. Pitts.

“It’s very satisfying that we could provide beautiful gardens for our residents to enjoy at Brookside and Willowbrook,” Pitts said. “They’re going to be enjoying these gardens all summer long and for many years to come.”

Pitts said the funds used to pay for the gardens came from Brookside’s endowment fund, and that no taxpayer dollars were used on the project.

The Brookside fund is administered in partnership with the Kenosha Community Foundation. Contributions are tax deductible and are used for resident amenities such as outings, special programs and entertainment, on-site activities, and more. 

“We are very appreciative of the donors who give generously to make the quality of life for those who call Brookside and WIllowbrook home that much better,” said Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala. “I know that our residents are enjoying the new gardens, just as they’ve appreciated other amenities and improvements that the endowment has funded over the years.”

Donations to Brookside may be made online at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/1899/Donation-Opportunities, or by sending a check to Brookside Care Center, 3506 Washington Road, Kenosha, WI 53144. Checks should be made payable to Brookside Care Center.

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