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Upcoming Events

Embrace your best life at Cedar Community. Our events and activities encourage complete life enrichment by promoting health of the mind, body and spirit. Find more information on upcoming events below.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, Jan. 20
10:30 a.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

Cedar Community will once again host a celebration of the life and witness of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The uplifting community event features inspiring speakers and rousing music to honor the legacy of Dr. King and continue the important work of advancing civil rights, eradicating inequalities and prejudices, and building healthy communities. This year, we are pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, as the guest speaker. The event is organized by the Diversity Committee of Cedar Community, a resident group that “educates, promotes and partners with others in activities and events that affirm diversity.” All are welcome to attend!

Annual chili social and used book sale

Saturday, Jan. 25
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

Variety is the “spice” of life and Cedar Community’s independent living apartments and homes have everything you need to add a little “zest” to your life. Men and women age 55 and better are “savoring” the indoor heated pool and whirlpool, woodwork shop, yoga classes, book clubs, boat rides on Big Cedar Lake, entertainment, fitness center, educational opportunities, and other socially engaging activities. Cedar Community offers maintenance-free living with full access to all of our community’s services and amenities, as well as our nature-inspired lifestyle. 

Now is the time to do all the things you’ve always wanted and enjoy some “zip” in your life! Visit us and see what satisfies your “appetite” for enjoying, exploring, and embracing your best life.

Enjoy chicken quesadillas, our famous chili with all the fixings (corn chips, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and onions), fruit, cookie, coffee, lemonade, or hot apple cider–all for only $8.50! Quarts of chili to go for $8.

Call 262.338.4615 or 262.338.4617 to RSVP for a tour by Friday, Jan. 10 and receive your lunch for FREE! Only those with a tour reservation will receive a free lunch.

home health and hospice open house

Friday, Feb. 14
1:30 – 3 p.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice team members will support you and your family, ensuring comfort, dignity, and the highest quality of care. To learn more, visit us for an open house. Free balance, hand grip strength, and cognition screenings, refreshments, and raffle prize drawing. For more information, call 262.306.2691.

Moving in the right direction 

Thursday, April 30
10 a.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

What holds us back from making a move that we know will enhance our lifestyle and better match who we are today? 
Downsizing a home of many and services available to make it both simple and easy!
What is going on in your local real estate market...prices going up/down...prediction for the future.
The selling to prepare your home for sale and tips on which repairs are the biggest bang for the buck!
Timing the sale and on how to make your move a smooth and pleasant experience!

Presented by Bruce Nemovitz, Senior Real Estate Specialist

Please RSVP, 262.306.7685 or at


Every Step with Cedar Community Seminars


Leaving Your Legacy

Planning for your financial and family legacy can seem overwhelming, especially when talking about money which can sometimes be considered a taboo subject. Having a plan that is based on your values and goals for your family is incredibly important.

Join Elaine Shanebrook, retired attorney, as she presents a special six-part Every Step with Cedar Community series on estate planning entitled Leaving Your Legacy. This educational series will help you understand your options for estate planning, while also considering your values, your family and the legacy you would like to create for future generations.

Attendees will receive educational materials at each seminar, helping you to get organized, and to think about what is important to you when it comes to planning your legacy.*

Thursday, Jan. 16
10 a.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

  • wills and trusts: is a will enough? what may be the advantage of a trust?

The advantages of trusts have been exaggerated and somewhat overblown. Only your personal advisor can tell you which technique may be best for your situation. This session will discuss and define probate and wills, the use of trusts, and the advantages and disadvantages of a trust. A review of other probate avoidance measures will be discussed, as well as the use of beneficiary designations.

Thursday, Feb. 20
10 a.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

  • tax consequences of your estate, and how charitable is your charity?

While most of us don’t have an estate that would be impacted by federal estate taxes, there are often capital gains and income tax consequences to some of our assets. Learn more about ways to help lessen the tax burden for your heirs, and how charitable giving can be a part of your plan to minimize those tax consequences. We will also discuss how to evaluate charitable organizations, to ensure that your gifts are valued, and how you can avoid charitable scams.

Thursday, March 19
10 a.m. Grand Hall - Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • ethical wills

We plan for what happens to our material assets in our estate plans, but what about the values, experiences, and life lessons you would like to leave behind? This session will introduce Ethical Wills; a document or letters to your loved ones created to leave your wealth of wisdom, stories, wishes, feelings, or other important information you want to last beyond your lifetime. This session will discuss what you might want to include in your Ethical Will, and provide templates and ideas to help get you started.

*All of the sessions will have a short presentation, and allow for group discussion and questions. None of the seminars will be a solicitation for financial gifts, nor will they offer legal or tax advice. They are informational and educational only.


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  • for more information contact melissa BRIGHT, (262) 306-4230




There are always exciting opportunities on the horizon for Cedar Community. For more information or to RSVP for the next event or Every Step seminar, please call (262) 306-7685 or email We hope to see you soon!