Making the Ride Happen
Having trouble finding a ride? Making the Ride Happen is a free service that will pick you up from your home and bring you to our center.
Call 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride: (920) 225-1719
Looking to take the bus? We are along route 11. Click below to view the schedule.
Valley Transit II
Valley transit II helps transport those with special needs. Click below for more information.
Foot Care Clinic
They offer a weekly Foot Care Clinic for all adults. The service is provided by My RN, LLC, specializing in foot care.
- Care provided by nurses and trained staff
- Consent form and health history review completed on first visit
- Clean towels provided; no need to bring
- Please wear or bring a clean pair of socks for after care
- Cost $35 payable by cash, check, or credit card
- Each session lasts 45-60 minutes
- Foot and lower leg assessment
- Relaxing foot bath with Epsom salt
- Toenail clipping and filing with manual instruments (no dremel tool)
- Minimize calluses and corns. treat fungus
- High quality moisturizer applied to foot and lower leg
- Assess footwear and make recommendations as needed
- Referral to primary care physician and/or podiatrist as needed
- Provide written educational materials as needed
To make an appointment call (920) 257-9161
Active Minds Community
If you have a loved one who struggles with cognitive impairment, it’s time to provide them an experience that brings happiness and improves quality of life. Active Minds is a personal learning experience designed to fit the needs of those with early stage dementia, or mild memory loss.
Through the use of multiple hands-on activities combined with stimulating conversations in a group setting, Active Minds creates a unique atmosphere that promotes social communication, healthy living styles, and lasting friendships. The Active Minds team understands how to accommodate a variety of learning needs, creating connections and a sense of community through the use of humor, spontaneity, and love.
Our safe community of learning and friendship is achieved through social interaction and engaging, hands-on activities that include Guest Speakers, Field Trips, Art & Media, Movement & Exercise, Music, Daily Skills Practice, Current Events, and Health Training.
Contact Susan or Jody (920) 422-1986
Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
OBVI provides programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. Serving most of Wisconsin, the programs include Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Program and the Self-Employment Program. There is a regional office in Appleton located at the Thompson Center on Lourdes that serves individuals living in Outagamie County. OBVI also provides rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired. The Appleton location at the Thompson Center on Lourdes services people in Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Manitowoc, Shawano, and Menominee counties.
Contact Jean Kenevan at (920) 831-2090
Options for Independent Living
Options for Independent Living is a non-profit organization committed to empowering people with disabilities to lead independent and productive lives in their community through advocacy, the provision of information, education, technology and related services. It is NOT an assisted living facility. Some services provided are Assistive Technology, Residential Assessments, Medical Assistance Personal Care Program and a durable medical equipment loan program. The majority of the services we provide are at no-cost to the individual.
Contact John Meissner (920) 997-9999 -or-
Alyson Windle (920) 882-9309
Easterseals provides programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. Programs include Camp Wawbeek, FARM Program, Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Program and the Self-Employment Program. There is a regional office in Appleton located at the Thompson Center on Lourdes that serves individuals living in Outagamie County.
Contact: Jill Gretzinger -or- Naomi Benz at (920) 832-0344