Open Doors

Open Doors is a free program held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

An OPEN DOOR is the path to a larger journey.

It is easy to become stuck in a routine and isolated, regardless of age. But senior citizens are more likely to be shut in due to health or lack of events they are able to attend. Open Doors at Summerfield UMC is mission that provides support for the elderly in our community.

The relaxing format features musicians or knowledgeable speakers. This presentation is followed by refreshments with time to socialize and shop at the treasure table which helps funds the program.

The meeting hall is accessible from the street level, through the front sidewalk entrance and is wheelchair accessible. Summerfield is part of our community, and reaches out with our missions and ministry to every stage of life.

Weather Cancellation Policy:
If the Milwaukee Public Schools close, the Summerfield Open Doors Center will cancel its event.

2014 Schedule  – Map | Calendar

March 3 – Jo McReynolds Blochowiak “The FDR Years”
March 17 – Laura Wengler “Irish Sing-Along”
April 7 – Rick Allen, Magician “It’s Magic”
April 21 – Bernice Popelka “Saving Peacock Prairie”
May 5 – Nicole Martin “Africa”
May 19 – Jack Zaffiro “Music for Many”
June 3 – Paul Geenen “Schusters and Gimbels”
June 16 – Lisamarie Arnold, Milw. Co. Dept. on Aging “Aging Nicely” and LaVerne Harmon, “Reducing Your Stress”
July 7 – Elizabeth Earnest “Dealing with People I Can’t Stand”
July 21 – Pets Helping People “Sit! Stay!”
August 4 – Juliet Hills, Milw. Co. Historical Society “Historical Things”
August 18 – James Chapson, Poet Laureate “Poetry and Silence”
September 15 – Jim Christie “The Shriners”
October 8 – Meg Kissinger, Reporter, Milw. Journal Sentinel “Mental Concerns”
October 20 – Judith Steininger “New York, New York”
November 3 – Mary Hayes “Getting to Know You”
November 17 – Virginia Zerpa, Alzheimer’s Assn. “Nourish Your Noggin”
December 1 – Tim Ryan “Holiday Program” – Last ODC of 2014


March 2 – Jo McReynolds Blochowiak “Something Historical”
March 16 – Beverly White Persa, accordionist “Irish Music”

View the past 2013 Schedule

View the past 2012 Schedule