Life Enrichment

In order to provide meaningful ways for our seniors to engage every day, our Life Enrichment Team plans and carries out activities both within our community and outside of it. There are MANY opportunities for our residents to participate in experiences that enrich their lives. We encourage residents and families to share suggestions for new or different activities. In addition, we welcome volunteers to assist in our programs as our residents enjoy interacting with a variety of people and we value everything our volunteers contribute to our Community.

Below is a sample of what we offer. New activities are being added and changed often.

Seasonal outings/activities:

  • Boat trip on the Chain O’Lakes in Waupaca
  • Timber Rattler baseball games
  • Ice cream socials
  • Various themed parties
  • Patio/Porch socials
  • Historical tours
  • Spring and Fall trips to High Cliff State Park to include renting a cabin, cooking a meal over the fire while relaxing and enjoying the outdoors
  • Gardening groups
  • Outdoor walks
  • Visits from area schools
  • Points of interest bus rides
  • Fourth of July fireworks display and celebration

Weekly Programs:

  • Walmart shopping
  • Happy hour/socials
  • Fitness/Wellness programs
  • Educational and Travel Videos
  • Current Events discussion
  • Inspirational/Spiritual programs
  • Musical entertainment and sing a longs
  • Service project to help an area thrift store
  • Story Time
  • Knitting/Crochet/Craft Group
  • Movies shown in our theater
  • Book Club
  • Chair Volleyball bi-weekly

Monthly Programs:

  • Resident Birthday Social with open bar during noon meal service
  • Outings to various retail, grocery stores and restaurants
  • Men’s group
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Progressive Bingo
  • Resident Council and Food Committee Meetings
  • Educational and Travel videos
  • Craft time


  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Mexican Train Dominoes
  • Wii bowling
  • Various card groups, such as Bridge and Sheepshead and ’65’ weekly and Kings Corners nightly
  • Bowling dice
  • Cribbage
  • Trivia
  • Penny Bingo
  • America Says
  • Family Feud
  • Jeopardy

Spiritual Opportunities


Every Tuesday at 3 pm in the 2nd floor lounge

  • 1st Tuesday of the month- Eternal Love Lutheran Church
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month- Peace Lutheran in Neenah
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month- St. Matthew Lutheran Church
  • 4th Tuesday of the month- Faith Lutheran Church


  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 3:00 pm Mass with Father Raja Selvam from St. Joseph Parish in the 2nd floor lounge
  • Sundays, 10:00 am Communion Service with Julia in the 2nd floor lounge


3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm in the 2nd floor lounge

  • Pr. Larry from Valley Baptist Church for a service with piano music and hymns- all are welcome

Non-denominational: (monthly)

  • Last Friday of the month, Pastor Tom Gonzalez from Alliance Church at 10:15 am in the 2nd floor lounge. Service includes music and communion.

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