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. 


October 1, 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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October 1, 2019

Connection Cafe, Sacred Heart

 A hobby is an activity and/or interest that we undertake for pleasure and relaxation. We would love to hear about your hobbies. Do you quilt, fish, work with wood or travel? Please bring along something related to your hobby for a special “Show & Tell”.  Join us as we try our hand at a creative hobby that spreads joy to strangers! Special thanks to Michelle Graf of Care Patrol for supporting our Café today by providing supplies and refreshment

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.

October 8, 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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October 8, 2019

Connection Cafe, St Thomas

Join us as celebrate October birthdays! Our co-founder Rebecca will lead us in painting vases for you to take home. Thank you to Karen for donating the vases. 

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.

October 17, 2019

Connection Cafe, Christ the King

12 PM - 2 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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October 17, 2019

Connection Cafe, Christ the King

Join community members for the monthly “Kings Feast” Potluck at 12 Noon. Our connection café will follow the potluck lunch at approximately 12:30. Terri and the staff from “Frontida Assisted Living” in Kimberly will host the Price is Right! Come on down for a good time. Fun and Prizes are guaranteed. Please be aware that Christ the King is a cinnamon free zone (gum, snacks, candy, perfume etc) due to severe allergies of several members.

12 PM - 2 PM

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

October 24, 2019

Connection Cafe, Little Chute

1 PM- 2:30 PM

Little Chute Public Library, 625 Grand Ave, Little Chute Meeting Room S2/S3

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October 24, 2019

Connection Cafe, Little Chute

October marks celebrations of harvest and Halloween. If you aren’t up to wearing a costume and hitting the streets to “trick or treat,” join us to channel your “ghostly” spirit and make a special decoration for your home.  Special thanks to Michelle Graf of Care Patrol for supporting our Café today by providing supplies and refreshments. 

1 PM- 2:30 PM

Little Chute Public Library, 625 Grand Ave, Little Chute Meeting Room S2/S3

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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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

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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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