Staying Active – Online
To help keep Thompson Center on Lourdes participants active at home, friends of TCoL are coming together to share online activity videos for you to access any time you want.
A BIG Thank You to Generations Intergenerational Center AND YMCA Fox Cities for their partnership!
Fitness Disclaimer Statement: Regular physical activity is fun, healthy and is very safe for most people. We recommend you see a doctor before beginning any physical exertion and to cease activity if you feel nauseous, short of breath, lightheaded, etc. Your participation is 100% voluntary. Please make sure your space is clear for exercise and that there are no objects in your way. A good rule of thumb is to clear a space that allows you to walk four steps back and forth and side to side.
Staying Active – At TCoL
We offer exercise programs throughout the year such as:
- Tai Chi
- Strong Bodies
- Chair Yoga
- Stepping On
- Living Well
- Corn hole/Bean Bag Toss
- Ping Pong
- Gentle Yoga
- Line Dancing for beginners and intermediate dancers
Free Pickleball Basics Instruction Sessions – These classes are offered periodically and only require an interested participant to pre-register by calling TCoL at 920-939-3088. Our upcoming instruction sessions will be listed here. Be sure to check back often for updates. March 17: 9:00-11:00 a.m. AND March 24: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
April 14: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Available Playing Times – Playing time must be scheduled via the link below named “Pickleball Sign Up” and during the listed days and times. Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8:30-3:00 p.m. Thursday: 12:30-4:30 p.m. NOTE: M, W, F 8:30-11:00 a.m. intermediate play occurs on both courts.
Cost – Each session is $3 per participant. Punch cards for multiple sessions are available for purchase – $30 for 11 sessions, $60 for 23 sessions and $90 for 34 sessions. Couples may share punch cards.
Inclement Weather – The Thompson Center on Lourdes follows Appleton Area School District closings when there is inclement weather. When a 2-hour delay is issued, we will open and will run activities starting at 10:30 a.m.
A Special Thanks – There are some wooden paddles and indoor balls available on site. Donations were made by Play It Again Sports on 611 W Northland Ave, Appleton, WI 54911 and Scheels Sporting Goods on 4301 W Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54913.
New orange pickleball court tape and lines were provided by Jane and Larry G.
We thank Bruce, at Hietpas Welding, for the donation of his skilled, professional repair of our pickleball net post.
Arts & Crafts
We offer many DIY art and craft classes throughout the year such as:
- Open Painting
- Quilting and Open Sew
- Stained Glass Class & Lab
- Crochet and Knitting
We have a lot of activities for recreation and entertainment such as:
- Hallelujah Chorus and Young-at-Heart Singers
- Potlucks with a speaker or entertainment once a month
- Regularly schedule special events such as trips, shows, dinners, and dances
We also offer many educational opportunities at the center.
- Lunch and Learn Workshops
- Monthly Seminars
- Technology Classes
- Fall Prevention
- Living Well
- Book Club
- Bible Study