- Adult Day Services
Serves: Adults 18 years of age and older who may have physical or cognitive challenges.
Adult Day Services is a day respite program available Monday through Friday. The adult day center is the perfect venue: the participant expands their social contacts, they enjoy a safe and comfortable environment while having their care needs met, and their caregiver can have much needed time to attend to other important activities. Learn more... Return to Top
- Caregiver Support
fgfrr dServes: Family members who are caring for older adults.
Offers the following programs:
- Caregiver Support Group – meets weekly through a collaboration with Affinity Health.
- Caregiver Prevention Burnout Program – provides respite to caregivers through subsidies for loved ones to participate in Club Gabriel at St. Paul’s Elder Services, Kaukauna, or the LSS’ Adult Day Center, Appleton, one day per week.
- Educational programs for family caregivers, focusing on wellness for the caregiver, addressing personal stress, communication, learning from emotions, and making caregiving decisions.
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- Caregiver Education Series
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Educational programs for family caregivers, focusing on wellness for the caregiver, stress reduction, communication, emotions, adaptive aids, caregiving techniques and decision-making and other topics of interest are offered six times per year. The evening presentations include a light meal, the educational presentation and time for peer sharing. If you would like to receive mailings about this service, please contact us. A donation is suggested for participation.
Kristine Sack (920) 225-1709, Rebecca Green (AODA) (920) 225-1713
Serves: Older adults and family caregivers of any age.
Provides individual, couple, family and group counseling for older adults of all faiths, both at the Thompson Center and on an outreach basis in the home. Counseling concerns typically focus on grief and loss, caregiver stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, chronic pain, self-esteem, life review, and trauma. Relaxation, guided imagery, and narrative therapy are services offered within the counseling process. Counselors also provide community education and advocacy for older adults. Learn more... Return to Top
- Early Memory Loss
MindWorks (920) 225-1712
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Brings together individuals with early memory loss every Tuesday and Thursday for a program of activities geared toward supporting them. MindWorks members engage in memory and cognitive activities to stimulate the brain, light physical exercise, and activities to stimulate self-expression, language and discussion. MindWorks also includes sharing of resources, sharing with peers, and education on topics of interest to the group. A fee is charged. Some scholarships are available. Learn more...
- Foot Care
Right-at-Home Foot Care (920) 225-1722
Serves: Older adults residing in Outagamie County.
Specially trained registered nurses provide in-home foot care for eligible participants. The service includes a complete foot assessment and routine toenail care. The service is available for individuals unable to participate in community foot care clinics. Return to Top
- Hmong Programs
Hmong Elder Outreach Program (920) 360-4510
Serves: Hmong elders and their families.
Provides support, education, socialization, and assistance with assimilation into the community, coordinates monthly activities, while offering community education and advocacy. In-home visits and assessments are also available.
Hmong Mental Health Counseling (920) 225-1718
Serves: Hmong Elders and their families.
Provides counseling and case management similar to a model existing in Madison named the Kajsiab House (meaning a feeling of relief from stress). The Kajsiab House Model of treatment incorporates not only mental health counseling and collaboration with the local medical community, but also elements of a community center, inviting Hmong people to join together in socialization and shared cultural experience. Return to Top
- Information and Assistance
Senior Connection (920) 225-1705
Serves: Older adults and their families.
Provides information and assistance by phone, in person and through community outreach. Information and Assistance specialists can assist with information about: housing, re-location services, support groups, in-home workers, home health agencies and other community services. Senior Connection specialists also work with older adults and their families to discuss and seek solutions to senior needs and to refer to the appropriate services and support groups. Senior Connection collaborates with the Aging and Disability Resource Center at the Outagamie County Courthouse. Learn more... Return to Top
- In-home Respite Services
Serves: Outagamie County family caregivers age 60 years or older or caregivers who are providing care to someone age 60 or older.
Provides relief for individuals caring for chronically ill or frail elderly family members. The program provides a caring, trained volunteer to come into the home up to three hours a week on a regularly scheduled basis. The volunteer provides supervision and social companionship to the client, while allowing the caregiver time off to “recharge” in order to continue their caregiving role. Learn more... Return to Top
- In-home Support Services
ElderMatch (920) 225-1704
Serves: Older adults and their families.
Provides volunteers to those who are socially isolated or homebound through a cooperative partnership with the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin. Trained volunteers provide socialization and companionship on a regular basis. Elder Match offers of friendly visitors, telephone reassurance, and VIP (Visually Impaired Person) readers. Learn more... Return to Top
- Outpatient Treatment
Side by Side: Becky Green (920) 225-1713, Signa Meyers (920) 225-1710
Serves: Adults age 55 and over.
Provides certified substance abuse outpatient treatment services and continuing care, with an emphasis on relapse prevention. Assessments, referrals, individual and family counseling with outreach as needed. Provides Intervention and support and promotes awareness of older adult substance abuse issues as well as education to community and professional audiences. Clients are involved in a variety of activities offered at the Thompson Community Center. Learn more.. Return to Top
- Thompson Café / Grampa’s Grillout
Serves: Everyone is welcome.
Provides a hot meal, sandwich, soup of the day, or salad for an affordable price. Return to Top
Making the Ride Happen (920) 225-1719 or (888) 200-0576
Serves: Older adults in Winnebago, Calumet & Outagamie Counties.
Provides comprehensive information and assistance to connect older adults to transportation options for their particular need at a reasonable cost and within a reasonable time frame. Team members assist individuals in obtaining certifications needed to use para-transit services. The program also coordinates scheduling of both riders and drivers for the Senior Wheels program, schedules drivers for the volunteer FISH program, and has volunteer mentors for the Bus Buddy program to help older adults use the mass transit system. Learn more... Return to Top
- Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Support Group
Serves: Older adults and their families who are experiencing vision loss.
Provides support and assistance to visually impaired individuals in the Fox Valley. Monthly groups include support, education and socialization. Also available are a calling network, newsletter and special trips. Return to Top
- Walk-in Wellness Clinic
Serves: Adults of any age.
A registered nurse provides blood pressure screening, blood sugar checks, medication review, ear exams, and answers to general health questions. Return to Top