Making Connections Inc
Resources for Older Adults

Honoring older adults by reducing isolation and providing them resources, support, programs and social opportunities.

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Connection Cafes & Meet Up Events

Connection Cafés are social engagement programs designed to create and replace lost social connections and reduce isolation. Connection Café activities include themed reminiscing, art, music, community service projects and intergenerational programs. 


August 6, 2019

Connection Cafe, Sacred Heart

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Sacred Heart Parish, 222 East Fremont, Appleton. Across from St Elizabeth Hospital, Use Door #11 underneath the carport, located in the parking lot off Madison St.

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August 6, 2019

Connection Cafe, Sacred Heart

Join your Making Connection friends (both old and new) at Sacred Heart Parish for our Connection Cafe. We've had a change in the originally scheduled topic. In the spirit of "Go With The Flow" we will talk about GAMES. What was the first game you remember playing? Who taught you how to play that game? Looking forward to hearing your memories and playing a few of our favorite games. Sacred Heart Parish is located at 222 E Fremont in Appleton. 

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Sacred Heart Parish, 222 East Fremont, Appleton. Across from St Elizabeth Hospital, Use Door #11 underneath the carport, located in the parking lot off Madison St.

August 13, 2019

Connection Cafe, St Thomas

1 PM - 2:30 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church, 226 Washington St, Menasha. Use door with ramp in back of the building near the playground.

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August 13, 2019

Connection Cafe, St Thomas

 Join us for a special mystery cafe. We look forward to seeing you! 

1 PM - 2:30 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church, 226 Washington St, Menasha. Use door with ramp in back of the building near the playground.

August 18

Muscial Meetup, Sacred Heart Parish Fest

11:30 AM - 2 PM

222 W Freemont St in Appleton

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August 18

Muscial Meetup, Sacred Heart Parish Fest

Come one and all! Join us anytime between 11:30 AM and 2 PM on Sunday, August 18 at Sacred Heart Parish as we listen to Polka Music by Ray Konkel. Bring your lawn chairs and find us by looking for the bright helium balloons. All are welcome to attend the Polka Mass at 10 AM inside the parish sanctuary. 

11:30 AM - 2 PM

222 W Freemont St in Appleton

August 21

Join Us to Dine & Socialize, Pizza Ranch

4:30 PM - 7 PM

N139 Eisenhower Dr, Appleton

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August 21

Join Us to Dine & Socialize, Pizza Ranch

Making Connections strives to reduce social isolation for older adults. One way to do this is to facilitate opportunities to socialize. Our next meetup is set for Wednesday, August 21 at 4:30 PM in the private meeting room at Pizza Ranch. Come join old and new friends for a tasty meal and great conversation. 

4:30 PM - 7 PM

N139 Eisenhower Dr, Appleton

August 22, 2019

Connection Cafe, Christ the King

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 601 S Washington St, Combined Locks. Use doors underneath the overhang, adjacent to the parking lot.

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August 22, 2019

Connection Cafe, Christ the King

Storytime for Adults!  A special guest from the Kimberly / Little Chute Library will join us as we remember our favorite children’s books.  What was your favorite book as a child?  Did you have a favorite book that you read to your children or grandchildren?  We would love to hear about them.  If you have a copy please bring it along for show & tell.  Please be aware that Christ the King is a cinnamon free zone (gum, snacks, candy, perfume etc) due to severe allergies of several members. 

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 601 S Washington St, Combined Locks. Use doors underneath the overhang, adjacent to the parking lot.

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About Us

How We're Helping

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We are a northeastern Wisconsin not-for-profit organization focused on honoring older adults in our community.  With the help of our tireless staff and committed volunteers, we organize social outings, include friends in exciting community-building events, provide educational sessions to our friends and their care partners, and offer support navigating the changing landscape that comes with aging.

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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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