Fairhaven Senior Services

Why did you choose to join the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce?

We want to be an active part of the Whitewater community, participating in the growth and development.

What benefits have you received through your membership?

The greatest benefit is the opportunity for referrals and being an active part of the community.

Interviewee: Tim Probst

Interviewer: Kellie Carper

What does the company do? What products/services do you offer?

Fairhaven is a Life Plan Community serving the senior community with multiple living and care options to meet needs at any stage of aging. We provide a culture of caring like no other!

Who do you serve? Who is your target market?

We serve seniors and their families, helping them make the important decisions about living and care as they age. We offer options for seniors needing independent but carefree living, supportive living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation services. There are over 200 residents at Fairhaven, plus nearly 100 at Prairie Village. 

Who is the team?

We employ over nearly 200, full and part-time, staff within all our facilities. We are in the top five employers in Whitewater and are proud to say that many of our staff are also residents of Whitewater.

In July 2020, Fairhaven was nominated as a WUL Hometown Hero  “For taking action in early March in an attempt to keep its 420 residents and staff safe from COVID-19 by prohibiting in-house visitors to its main campus; for handling the social/emotional concerns of the residents and their families who have not been able to make in-house visits; and for graciously seeking viable alternatives for connections with loved ones.” Read more on the Whitewater Banner

In the photo are: Nancy Denzin, Irving Sedano, Amy Crandall, Jessica Ward, Dawn Blazier, Stephanie Zwitter, Cindy Jolliffe, Tonya Zwitter, Shelly Kavanaugh, Sue Morse, Betty Schelb, Janet Hardt, Millie Zarate, Talon Kieffer, Brian Smith, Jasmyne Hauger, Karen Boyle, Terrie Munger, Paul Kuenning, Brian Robinson

Why did you choose Whitewater?

Fairhaven has been a non-profit care facility in Whitewater since 1962. We are associated with the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ. Our founder, Rev. Carol Ohm is a current resident and it was he who chose the farm plot to build the Fairhaven community.

What is a good referral for you?

We are happy to talk with any individual or family that is ready to plan for their retirement and move into a community that values caring, compassion, quality, and independence.

What was your company's latest and greatest achievement?

We are happy to have started our newest part of our community, the Prairie Village. These private duplex homes designed for adults 55 and older provide a neighborhood community with the assurance of carefree living. Residents who purchase one of these homes have access to all of the amenities, services, and activities of the Fairhaven Seniors Services.

What inspires you to keep going, pursuing your dream?

We are committed to being a place where residents can find a safe, secure environment they can call home. We choose to focus on the overall wellness of our residents and how we can impact the Whitewater community in a positive way.