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Groundbreaking celebration marks start of a new phase at Marquardt Village

072015marquardtmautheMarquardt Village, a full-service retirement community sponsored by the Western District of the Moravian Church, kicked off a second phase of all-new construction with a groundbreaking ceremony in April.

Residents, family members, friends, staff and local dignitaries gathered on the Marquardt Village campus for a groundbreaking ceremony and reception celebrating the start of construction for this phase.

Two new structures are part of this construction phase. First is a state-of-the-art residential care center to be called Park Terrace that will offer 44 private suites for residents who need assisted living support or memory care.
The second, called Towne Centre, is designed to become the new hub of campus life for residents and their guests. The community chapel will be relocated here, and Towne Centre will function like a classic village square, with restaurant-style and casual dining options, gathering and entertaining spaces, the chapel, wellness/fitness center, salon/spa and other amenities and conveniences.

“April 14th—groundbreaking day for phase two—was a beautiful day of celebration and blessings,” said Matthew Mauthe, Chief Executive Officer. “After three years of research, planning and renovation phases leading up to this day, to see new construction beginning to bring the total vision to life is tremendously exciting.

072015marquardt2“While Marquardt Village has made many changes over the years since opening in 1965, the master plan underway for our community advances a vision that will position Marquardt Village for the future,” says Matthew. “We are so fortunate that our strong financial standing and our forward-thinking board of directors are making it possible to enhance the lifestyle and care services for current and future residents.”

Marquardt Village began a master plan for redevelopment and expansion nearly three years ago. The plan enhances residential options, lifestyle amenities and health services for the more-than-500 older adults Marquardt serves on its 50-acre campus in Watertown, Wis.

Last fall a first phase of construction was completed, which focused on renovations to existing independent living apartment buildings. During this phase renovations also began of the community’s Parkside Garden Homes for independent living—improvements that will continue for some time. The second phase of construction is underway and projected to be complete in summer 2016.

“Our mission, which calls us to care for people, is our strength: ‘guided in faith, we promote the health and well-being of each individual we serve,’” says Matthew. “Above all, our master plan will prepare Marquardt Village to continue our strong tradition of service to older adults of this area for many years to come.”

Marquardt Village offers apartments and garden homes for independent living and a full range of residential health services, including assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long-term care. Marquardt at Home, a licensed agency, brings medical home health and hospice care beyond the community’s campus to individuals and families living in an eight-county region of southeast Wisconsin.

Marquardt Village is a faith-based, non-profit organization sponsored by the Western District of the Moravian Church and open to all. For more information, call 920.206.4663 or visit

Morgan Demaree of Agnell Marketing provided this article and photos. 
Below: Jim Hicks and Anne and John Fritts break ground.


From the July/August 2015 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, August 17 — Psalm 100
Joshua 24:14–Judges 1:16; Luke 18:1–17

The Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city?” Jonah 4:10–11 (NASB)

Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other. 1 Corinthians 10:24

Creating Lord—you trusted us with one of the biggest responsibilities of all time: to care for your creation and all that is in it. Creation speaks to us and cannot be pushed past its boundaries. Help us tune our ears to listen to the voices that do not sound like ours. Amen.

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