BOWLER, WISCONSIN (February 15, 2017) – The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians will host a grand opening ceremony for its new 7,200-square-foot, $1.7 million Elder Care Center on Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m. The new Elder Care Center is located at the site of the old center, N8651 Maplewood Street in Bowler, Wisconsin, on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation.
The new Elder Care Center will offer more than 120 tribal elders daily meal services, transportation services, activities and recreational opportunities, and chore services, including snow removal, lawn maintenance and window washing. Key features of the building include a lounge with a fireplace, a commercial grade kitchen, a 120-seat dining room and professional meeting areas with video conferencing capabilities.
“Building a new home for our elderly has been a goal of our Tribal Council for many years, and I am excited to see it come to fruition,” said Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council. “However, without revenue from the North Star Mohican Casino Resort – which is now at risk because of an unlawful expansion of the Ho-Chunk Wittenberg ancillary gaming facility – a project like this simply is not possible. The ability to care for our elders, who are the people in our community who we respect the most, is just one of the many reasons our Tribal Council is fighting so hard to stop the unlawful Wittenberg expansion.”
"It's great to see the Stockbridge-Munsee providing further investment into their elderly population through the new Elder Care Center,” said Sen. Robert Cowles. “The vital services provided, including home-delivered meals, transportation and recreational activities, will only be enhanced through this new facility, and will serve as an asset to the whole community."
“The Stockbridge-Munsee’s continued partnership and investment in the community with this new Elder Care Center is an important addition and resource for many in the area,” said Rep. Gary Tauchen. “I applaud the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in their efforts.”
The Stockbridge-Munsee tribe used local design-build general contractor, Bayland Buildings, to complete the Elder Care Center project, which began in summer 2016.
Grand Opening Ceremony Details
What: The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians is hosting a grand opening ceremony for its new Elder Care Center, which will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and a post-ceremony reception in the building. Representatives from local and county government and local economic development groups will be speaking at the event.
Photos/video opportunities available:
- Grand opening ceremony with Tribal Council
- Ribbon cutting in front of the newly constructed facility
- Local representatives speaking
- Local elders that will benefit from the new building
Interview opportunities available:
- Shannon Holsey, Tribal council president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
- Local leaders in attendance, including representatives from the Shawano County Chamber of Commerce, Shawano County Board and Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc.
When: Thursday, February 16, at 9 a.m.
Where: Stockbridge-Munsee Elder Care Center, N8651 Maplewood St Bowler, WI 54416
**Media outlets interested in covering this event should contact Weston Banker at (920) 660-6235.**
About the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
The Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Tribe is one of 11 tribes in Wisconsin and has approximately 1,470 tribal members throughout the state, 34 percent of whom live on the tribe’s reservation in Shawano County. The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe is the largest employer in Shawano County and operates the North Star Mohican Casino Resort, which features 1,200 slot machines and 22 table games. The Tribe is committed to being a good steward of economic, environmental and intellectual resources in the region and strongly believes in the power of education. Each year, the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe contributes more than $100,000 in funding to the area’s two largest school districts and more than $200,000 to support neighboring communities and other Wisconsin Indian tribes. For more information about the Tribe, visit the website at http://www.mohican.com/.