The Thompson Center on Lourdes, formerly located at College Avenue, is now located in the St. Bernadette Center, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mental, physical, and emotional well being of older adults by providing a comfortable, educational, social, and recreational environment for our community. We strive to empower adults, to enrich their lives and enhance their personal growth. We welcome participants by offering no residency restrictions or membership fees.
We are a wheelchair accessible activity center for people
over 50. Free Wi-Fi Access.
The Thompson Center on Lourdes... where you have the freedom to express your ideas, share your stories, and explore your creativity. Only you can choose how to treat yourself, lift your spirits, and enjoy life to its fullest. We're just here to help.
No you are not too late nor are you too old. This morning make up your mind to live anew. Life is not in the mundane boring things but in being alive and doing exciting things. -Mira Banquet
Can you Help?
If you like our center, check out our Volunteer or Donate pages to see if there is something with which you could help us.
The State of Wisconsin, Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI)
OBVI provides programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. Serving most of Wisconsin, the 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. Visit us at our website.
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. Jean Kenevan is the contact in Appleton at
Options for Independent Living We are a Center 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. Find us online at our webpage: www.optionsil.org or our Facebook page. Stop in at the satellite office in Appleton at the Thompson Center on Lourdes for assistance.
Easterseals provides programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. Serving most of Wisconsin, the 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. See more at our website.
This office is staffed by Jill Gretzinger and Naomi Benz. They can be reached at 920-832-0344.
Thank you to all of our generous donors for impacting the
programs and operations of The Thompson Center on Lourdes!