St. Francis Senior Living Community – Howard Village

Howard Village is a Laureate Group senior living community in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Many people at Howard Village come from the communities on Milwaukee’s South Shore, choosing to stay in the area where they have worked, raised their families, and maintained their close friends. It’s an active community of people who enjoy staying involved. Many family members and friends join their loved ones in our dining room for dinner parties, luncheons, or special gatherings. 

Howard Village offers independent living and assisted living apartments, with supportive care to meet an individual’s changing health needs. Whatever level of care, you’ll find that our experience in the industry and our caring staff is the very reason so many people choose to live at Howard Village and why so many family members put their trust in us.

An Active Community

Voted one of Milwaukee’s “Best Of Elder Care” services, and recognized as an honorary business by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Howard Village in St. Francis ensures an individual’s good health and active lifestyle.

Our Lifestyle Staff plans a full calendar of social, wellness, creative, educational and spiritual activities that nourish the mind, body and soul. In addition, we have a beauty salon, exercise/therapy area, library, as well as transportation for shopping and outings.

There’s something for everyone at Howard Village in St. Francis. Here is a just a sampling:

  • Movie night, music, bingo, sing-along, happy hour
  • Painting with Jodi, creative coloring, themed parties
  • “Time to Move” and “Jukebox Movin'” exercise
  • Christmas and Easter cards for troops serving overseas
  • Religious programming including Lutheran and Catholic services, weekly Rosary hour, Bible study
Many military veterans proudly call Howard Village home. Our programming recognizes and honors their service, with our Wall of Honor as just one of these tributes to those who served.

Chef Prepared – Senior Approved

Eating at Howard Village is like dining out! Our chefs take pride in planning a menu with a senior’s health in mind while delivering variety and great flavor. Howard Village seniors enjoy nutritious meals made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Our restaurant-style dining is an inviting environment for people to enjoy tasty food while socializing with friends and neighbors.

It's a relief for our family that Mom doesn't have to leave the Village due to an increase in the level of services that Mom needs. Our thanks to all at the Village from the receptionists, the maintenance and cleaning staff, the kitchen staff and the nursing staff for all that you do."
– Patricia A., family member

Senior Living St. Francis, WI

Meet Howard Village’s Executive Director

Thea Vorass, Executive Director of Howard Village, has worked in senior care for more than 15 years. Prior to taking on an operations role at Howard Village, she ran the activities department at the Laureate Group community in Menomonee Falls. She is a certified music therapist and earned her bachelor’s degree in music therapy the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Thea has found Laureate Group’s philosophy aligns well with her own: “Laureate Group gives people an opportunity to live life to the fullest, to continue to learn, grow and develop their inner selves. This creates meaning and purpose for our seniors.”

Howard Village
2500 E. Howard Avenue

St. Francis, WI 53235


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