April 28, 2020

Press Releases

Cedar Community Receives Generous Grant from West Bend Community Foundation’s West Bend Mutual Charitable Fund

Cedar Community is pleased to announce it has received a generous grant from West Bend Community Foundation’s West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Fund. Leaders of the West Bend-based company’s charitable efforts recently approved a grant of $25,000 to help Cedar Community offset health care costs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Our health care and support professionals are critical as the front-line defenders and caregivers for our residents,” says Lynn W. Olson, Chief Executive Officer. “We could not be more thankful for the generosity from the leadership of West Bend’s charitable fund. This grant will help us serve residents who are at significant risk of falling victim to the COVID-19 virus.”

Like many other health care organizations, Cedar Community’s healthcare professionals are working around the clock to ensure the highest levels of precautions and care for assisted living, memory care, and long-term care residents. Cedar Community continues to follow federal, state, and local health department guidelines—many of which result in rising costs for additional staffing and increased personal protective equipment.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of  West Bend Mutual Insurance. For more than 125 years, West Bend has confirmed its commitment to their neighbors in Washington County and southeastern Wisconsin through its philanthropic activities. Their unwavering support of our community’s most vulnerable citizens in his time of crisis is deeply meaningful,” said Sarah Malchow, Cedar Community Director of Philanthropy.