For Immediate Release:
June 15, 2009
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dr. Tom Bachhuber

Center For Life Transitions Gift To Aid Elderly and Disabled

St. Ann’s Center of Intergenerational Care in St. Francis, Wisconsin ( is pleased to acknowledge a gift of $2,400.00 from The Center for Life Transitions, Inc. headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The gift will help support the ministry of Father Byron Haaland who works with the elderly at St. Ann’s as well as throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Fr. Byron also addresses the spiritual needs of people with severe disabilities, like lack of mobility or inability to communicate, who would not otherwise have a faith community.

“Fr. Byron has a hospice ministry where he visits individuals and holds spiritual services for those in hospitals and who are homebound,” adds Sr. Edna Lonergan, President and founder of St. Ann’s.

Dr. Thomas Bachhuber, President of the Board for The Center for Life Transitions said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our Center to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with St. Ann’s Center of Intergenerational Care, a truly special organization providing compassionate and outstanding services to many in need. The gift also honors our benefactor, Ethel Kienz, who headed many initiatives for the elderly at North Branch Reformed Church and throughout Somerset County, in New Jersey.”

About the The Center for Life Transitions, Inc.

The Center for Life Transitions ( is a counseling and resource facility in Bridgewater, NJ. The Center helps people at career and personal crossroads and also encourages faith/spiritual exploration as part of the transition process. It was started by Tom Bachhuber and Scott Pointier, who presently serve as President and Vice President, respectively. Tom moved to Milwaukee in 2003 to head UWM‘s Career Development Center and continues to provide services in Milwaukee and in New Jersey.

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