50 Years - Celebrating A Blessed Heritage 1971 - 2021!

Celebrating 50 Years of a Blessed Heritage

50th Anniversary

by Maneeka Decker, St. Monica's Board Member

“St. Monica’s Senior Citizens Home” began as a dream of Sister Helen Wenzel and the Sisters of St. Rita in the late 1960s. Our home has grown into a staple in the Racine community that is now proudly celebrating 50 years of heritage. Opened in 1971, St. Monica’s is a non-profit, assisted living and memory care community managed by a local volunteer Board of Directors and the Sisters of St. Rita. The Sisters of St. Rita are an Augustinian religious community committed to the physical, social, and spiritual well-being of families. St. Monica’s provides assisted living in a home-like environment for seniors of any heritage or faith, in a compassionate Christian community.

Our heritage is firmly set in the past but our thinking and approach to care continues to move toward the future. In 2017, St. Monica’s opened the latest addition of a 24-room memory care neighborhood called “Oak Lane”. What began from simple, humble beginnings, has grown into 50 years of experience with strong values including trust, respect, loyalty, integrity, and friendship.

St. Monica’s has blossomed into a community that is committed to maintaining a skilled, dedicated and compassionate team through imagination and innovation. Our staff has creatively approached the most recent pandemic and found improved ways to safely care for our community members. We continue to find creative ways to care for the most valued members of our community and provide a place that they can comfortably call home. St. Monica’s is proof that dreams can become a reality.