Curative was formed in 1948 to help improve people’s lives, primarily those affected by polio, who received Curative’s physical therapy.
- Occupational therapy and employment services were added to help people achieve their goals for independence.
- Opened our first adult day program to help people in their retirement years to continue living in their own homes.
- Developed our contract manufacturing and packaging company now known as ProSolutions.
1970s and 1980s
- New programs added: Custodial Training, Nutrition, Senior Employment, Brain Injury and Dementia programs. New facility constructed to house growing programs and services, under the vision of Curative Connections’ then president Dr. William Nystrom. It remains our main facility to this day, located on Curry Lane in Green Bay.
- Due to increased need, we opened our second dementia-specific adult day program.
- Third dementia specific adult day program started to meet the growing demand.
- Purchased a building on Green Bay’s west side. In recognition of a major donor, the building is named the Cloud Family Care Center.
- Expanded services outside of our buildings and into the community, including people’s homes.
- Adult day programs earned certification from Veterans Administration (VA).
- Started Mind Movers, our program designed to slow down, or in some cases reverse, early memory loss.
- In-home and community based program received certification from the Veterans Adminstran (VA).
- Manufacturing and packaging services spun off into a separate, for-profit company, called ProSolutions. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curative.
- Curative and a private investor started a new for-profit company called CornerBoard Solutions, which makes corner posts used in manufacturing.
- ProSolutions was again recognized with the Friends of Manufacturing Award by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
- Curative purchased "Generations Elder Care" in Manitowoc, an adult day program.
- Ready, Set, Life program created to help people with disabilities with daily living skills.
- Opened an additional adult day program in Luxemburg.
- Curative celebrated 65th Anniversary.
- John Bloor resigned as president after 19 years and is succeeded by Steve McCarthy, only the fourth president in Curative’s history.
- ProSolutions celebrates 50th Anniversary.
- Following feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders, “Curative Connections” is selected as organization’s new name to more clearly reflect who we are, what we do and why we do it.