About Us

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About SSC

Sheboygan Senior Community is a faith-based nonprofit serving Sheboygan area seniors since 1962. Founded in by Dr. T. Parry Jones and dedicated members of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Sheboygan Senior Community is proud of its faith-based heritage. Since then, SSC expanded services and has grown into our current location on 40 acres of land off County Road Y in the Town of Sheboygan. Our move was made possible in large part to the SSC Foundation and a few generous donors. We look forward to continuous growth to meet and exceed the needs of our community’s seniors.

First Methodist Church

Our roots date back to 1945. First Methodist Church (now St. Luke United Methodist) purchased an adjacent house and lot for future use, and soon after rented it to a church couple in need of low cost housing.

  • Purchased a 2-apartment house on the adjoining street.
  • Bought another smaller house.
  • All rented to needy church members at low cost.
  • The church already owned two lots on the block, so they bought one more to begin what would become SSC.
Dr. T. Parry Jones

We were founded as a nonprofit home for men and women age 65 and older in 1962 in large part due to Dr. T. Parry Jones, former minister of First Methodist Church.

  • Sheboygan Retirement Home opened its doors!
  • In 1966, a four apartment home was purchased, bringing the total number of apartments to 14.
  • Also in 1966, our Articles of Incorporation were amended, changing the corporate name from Sheboygan Methodist Home for the Aged to Sheboygan Retirement Home, Inc.
History of Sheboygan Senior Community
First Expansion
  • We broke ground in 1968 to move one of the apartment buildings, connecting it to another similar building on the property. This combined unit was eventually demolished when SSC expanded in 1980 to include a health center.
  • On July 1, 1970 we opened our doors to the first residents. We were the only nonprofit institution in Sheboygan providing independent retirement living and nursing care (through an infirmary) for seniors.
  • By 1978, we knew the need for a true skilled nursing care facility was imminent. The State approved the request for 84 total skilled care beds.
  • Beach Health Care Center nursing home was added to existing buildings thanks to the donation from the Beach family.
Major Renovations

Major renovations to the old 6th Street building include expanded dining rooms and kitchens and an outside deck on the east side of the Sheboygan Senior Community nursing home.

Name Change

In May 2004, our name officially changed one final time to Sheboygan Senior Community.

Tragedy Struck
  • Landmark was finally completed on May 1, 2008 and opened its doors as Sheboygan’s newest independent living facility for seniors.
  • Tragedy struck when an arsonist set the nearly completed Landmark Square condos on fire in 2007.
  • In May 2006, construction began on the independent living condo association, Landmark Square.
Sheboygan Senior Community Nursing Home
  • In September 2015, the residents moved in to our facility off County Rd Y.
  • Lighthouse Commons, Beach Skilled Nursing (now known as Maple Creek and Oak Drive) and Beacon Suites (now known as Willow Lane) relocated under one roof to our new location off County Road Y and Mueller Road in the town of Sheboygan.
  • At the end of June 2014, construction began on our current building.
  • Beginning in the winter of 2010, SSC began strategic planning for a replacement facility for the aging building off 6th.
  •  May 2019, SSC rebranded to remain Sheboygan Senior Community, but embracing SSC for as a shortened version.
  • Spring 2018 strategic planning began for future expansions and fully developed campus.


We bill at the beginning of the month for that month. For example, we bill January 1, for the month of January.

The Medicaid program allows for the person to have up to $2,000 of assets. The rules and requirements are different if you have a spouse living in the community. For further questions regarding Medicaid, we encourage you to visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services or the Medicaid websites. To find out if you are eligible to apply for benefits, or to create an account, click here.

We accept medical assistance for residents in our skilled nursing households: Maple Creek and Oak Drive as well as in our rehabilitation unit, Hickory Hills.

We have a bus that seats 12 plus two wheelchair spaces.

Various games like Bingo, table-top bowling, Wheel of Fortune and trivia are enjoyed by our residents. Community events like music programs, special events, student visits and once-a-month happy hour (plus many more seasonal events) are very popular!

We offer weekly Catholic and Protestant church services and a monthly Lutheran church service at Sheboygan Senior Community. Contact us for more information.

We have 25 assisted living rooms, 25 rehabilitation rooms and 35 long term care rooms. All of our rooms are private and include a private bathroom.

Yes we offer respite care. Respite care is temporary care of a dependent person to offer the caregiver relief from their care giving duties. Contact us to learn more.

No, unfortunately we do not.

We have housing for couples in our Assisted Living household. We have also accommodated several husband and wife pairs in our skilled nursing households as well.

For example, there may be an instance where one spouse lives in Hickory Hills for rehab while the other spouse lives in Willow Lane for assisted living. Or, where one spouse lives in Willow Lane for assisted living and the other is in Maple Creek for skilled nursing.
Couples are welcome to dine together, despite living in different households. Typically the more able spouse comes to the nursing or rehab kitchen for meals.

Long Term Skilled Nursing

Our primary focus is attending to each resident’s medical, nutritional, social, and spiritual needs. Take comfort knowing our team of highly trained professionals in Maple Creek and Oak Drive look after your loved one like family.

Short Term Rehab

Hickory Hills, our short-term rehabilitation household, provides specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapy in our state-of-the-art gym. Our goal is to get you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.

Assisted Living

We emphasize independence and a full and life-enriching experience in Willow Lane assisted living. Our hope is that residents make new friends in a community of people with similar hobbies and interests.

Schedule A Tour Today

SSC is the provider of choice for so many seniors in Sheboygan County. With scenic views from our newly built facility, our residents are comfortable, well cared for, and engaged in meaningful activities.

Contact us to learn more about our long term waitlists, or to schedule a tour today.

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