Ruth McShane

(414) 288-3866


Course and site listing for Ruth McShane

NURS 6244: Health Promotion

Special Course: Presentations


1.) After signing up and determining group leaders, the group should appoint a group leader who will be the primary contact person with the organization.

2.) Set up an in-person meeting with the contact person to:

3.) Develop interactive presentation that is appropriately geared to the students' developmental level.

4.) Present the interactive presentation, answer questions, have your audience/staffcomplete a feedback form that you create.

Agency: Jewish Home and Care

Contact: Beth Guslek

               Phone: (414) 257-4111



Address: 1414 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: To provide their Jewish community with those services that enable their seniors or infirm to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity. They provide three outstanding choices for Jewish senior living.

Population: Elderly Adults over the ages of 65+

Description of Project: The students will be working with the community to address the problems faced by an aging population. Possible ideas for project might center on the following: falls awareness, safety behind closed doors, balance, exercise, diet choices, the benefits of staying active, issues of living with CHF, dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, visual deficits, diabetes, and chronic pain. Memory management and/or activities would also benefit a large portion of the population.

Agency: Hephatha Lutheran Church

Contact: Louise Meyer
Phone: (414) 264-0234


Address:1720 W Locust St, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: Hephatha makes worship, holy communion and holy baptism the starting place to care for the poor and the special needs of young people, while putting a strong emphasis on life-giving partnerships in the church’s neighborhood.

Population: Children

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.

Agency: Interfaith Older Adult

Contact: Sarah Moriarty and Morgan Morgan
Phone: 414-220-8655
Email: and


Address: Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Description of Agency: Since 1975, Interfaith has been helping older adults retain their independence and contribute to their communities through a variety of services, resources and opportunities. Interfaith provides the necessary support seniors need to remain living safely in their own home, stay engaged in their community and get the best out of their later years. Supporting caregivers of older adults is also an important part of their mission. Interfaith offers free, innovative programs specifically designed to maintain the highest level of enjoyment, wellness and independence possible for older adults.

Population: Older Adults (Senior Center & Foster Grandparent Program)

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.


Agency: Lutheran Social Services

Contact: Mary Flynn
Phone: 414-325-3117


Address: 647 W Virginia Street, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Description of Agency: Lutheran Social Services (LSS) offers a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. With the help of over 1,100 employees, LSS provides services across a person’s lifespan, addressing a variety of conditions. Services are available for children and families, adults, older adults and persons with disabilities. Services include addiction, adoption and foster care, mental health, corrections, disabilities, homelessness, parenting, refugee resettlement, aging, counseling, and housing.

Population: Refugees

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.

Agency: City on a Hill

Contact: Kelly Scroggins
Phone: 414-931-6670


Address: 2224 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: City on a Hill is working to break the cycle of generational poverty and bring transformation to central city neighborhoods. Through a collaborative and Christ-centered model of service, they are working to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families and foster racial reconciliation. 

Population: Young boys and girls, predominately African American

Description of Project: Nutrition, alcoholism, tobacco use, violence, bullying, leadership and self-development, drug abuse, personal hygiene, and professional appearance.


Agency:Jefferson Court

Site Contact:Justin Kasdorf

Phone Number:414-271-1481

Address: 415 E Knapp St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Description of Agency:Jefferson Court Senior Apartments is a senior living community for low income adults +55 who receive rent assistance. Residents live independently in 220 private apartments, but they are invited to participate in a variety of recreational, education, and social opportunities in the complex’s community room in an effort to build community and long-term independence.

Description of Project:Jefferson Court is interested in providing information about communicable diseases to its senior residents so that they can remain healthy and independent. Students will work on a variety of tasks that will be done under the supervision of the Resident Services Coordinator. Potential topics will include: flu, pneumonia, shingles information, immunization information and STI information.






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P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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