Each year, more and more older adults and persons with disabilities are making a positive impact in and around Brown County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, and advocates, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. National Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of the growing older population for 56 years.
Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, each May ADRC/Older Americans Month provides resources to help older and disabled Americans stay healthy and independent as well as resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.
This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and persons with disabilities and their communities to:
Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
ADRC of Brown County will celebrate OAM by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping Brown County thrive. We encourage you to:
Connect: Have lunch with friends at Grounded Café
(300 S. Adams St, Green Bay) or
Grant Street Landing at De Pere Community Center (600 Grant St, De Pere).
Create: Enjoy the many activities and things to do at ADRC, listed throughout this magazine, and at other community centers in Brown County.
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.
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.