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Getting older or being disabled doesn't mean what it used to. For many aging Americans or those with disabilities, it is a phase of life where interests, goals and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging or disability is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.

Explore Something New - Dream Big

Take Barbara Hillary, for example, a nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel. At age 75, Hillary became the first African American woman to set foot on the North Pole. In 2011, at age 79, she set another first when she stepped onto the South Pole. Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving. Actress Betty White, now 95 years old, became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live in 2010.

Stay Active - Don't Set Limits

Many people with disabilities have contributed to society. Disabled World Towards Tomorrow website has a list of well know people with disabilities who didn't let their disability stop them. They worked to overcome barriers and have a full life. Did you know that
  • Albert Einstein had difficulty with social interactions, was very intelligent but had difficulty learning in school common autism characteristics
  • Abraham Lincoln suffered from "melancholia" what we would today call depression
  • Pete Townshend - award-winning English singer, songwriter, composer suffers from hearing loss
  • Itzhak Perlman famous violinist contracted polio at the age of four and now uses a wheelchair or crutches
Cultivate an Active Life

You don't have to be famous to cultivate an active life. There are many active and involved people who are older and/or with disabilities right here in Brown County.
There is so much to do so get going! Start at the ADRC!
  • Learn how to use an iPad or how to serf the internet
  • Travel through history at a Peek at the Past session
  • Take a class to exercise your body or create something new
  • Attend a presentation on a wide range of interesting topics: i.e.: health, financial, lifestyle, etc.
  • Have lunch with friends or meet new ones
  • Join a group to learn how to talk to elected officials about issues important to you
  • Volunteer - share your time and talent -
Check out the links below to learn more:
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
300 S. Adams, Green Bay at 920-448-4300,
Click to go to the ADRC Volunteer page
Volunteer Center of Brown County
984 9th Street, Green Bay at 920-429-9445,
Click to go to the Volunteer Center Website


Click on the links at the left Under AddLife Centers for up to date activity calendars for each location.

How can I get to an AddLife Center if I don't drive?
Green Bay Transit has a website that is a tool for riders to search transit routes, bus stops, and pick-up times so you can plan your bus trip from beginning to end. Or you can Click on the Transportation link from the list on the left to get to a list of transporation providers in Brown County.

Read the ADRC Magazine free each month where ever you have access to your email.

Other Community Programs

  • Allouez Senior Site
    Website: Find the location, days and hours of operation and activities.

  • Ashwaubenon Community Center
    Website: Offers people age 55 and older recreational and social outlets on a weekly basis. Potlucks, cards, blood pressure checks, and NWTC classes are available. Meets at the Ashwaubenon Community Center, 936 Anderson Dr.

  • Bellevue Community Center
    Website: Bellevue Village Program Guide

  • Howard Senior Site
    Website: Village of Howard Senior Site located at 2456 Glendale Avenue.

  • Oneida Nation Senior Center
    Website: Oneida Nation Elder Services. Activities and a lot more.

  • Salvation Army Seniors Program
    Website: The seniors program includes a variety of activities — bingo and card games, crafts, exercise in the gym, field trips with other seniors and with mixed age groups.

  • YMCA
    Website: Get up to date activity information as well as locations and hours.

  • YWCA
    Website: Up to date information on activities and hours of operation.
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