Many older adults struggle with bridging the gap between work and retirement, full independence and limited support, as well as good health and chronic conditions. The De Pere Community Center Senior Services, and the City of De Pere, in general, offer a wide variety of programs and activities for older adults, providing excellent opportunities for socialization, relaxation, and health assistance. This includes congregate and home-delivered meals, recreational activities, health screenings, educational and art programs, and much more. Take a look at the options below!

Please note: Senior programming at the De Pere Community Center, 600 Grant St., is generally aimed at those 60 years and over. For further information on our community center offerings, please call (920) 336-6054.

Ways to get active:

Ways to get connected and involved:

  • Social Connectedness (opportunities to volunteer, join a group, & meet new people in De Pere!)  

Other helpful resources & assistance:

Cards & Games

Enjoy playing card games like Sheepshead, Bridge and Cribbage? How about Dominoes and other games? Or maybe you're not very experienced but would love to learn a new game and meet new people? Whatever the reason or the game, the De Pere Community Center is the place to be! The De Pere Community Center, located at 600 Grant Street, has an active, friendly group of older adults who meet regularly for cards and games. Anyone 60+ years of age is welcome to join at anytime. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant, and welcoming to newcomers and regulars alike! Come join the fun! 

If you have any questions that would help clarify anything for you, please give us a call at (920) 339-4097. We're always happy to help! 

Here's a look at our weekly calendar, which includes an extensive amount of card and game options and times. 


  • Lounge Open for cards- 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Sheepshead- 12:15 pm
  • Bridge- 12:15 pm
  • Samba- 12:15 pm
  • Dominoes- 1:00 pm


  • De Pere Area Men's Club- 8:00 am
  • Bridge- 10:00 am
  • Partner Cribbage- 12:30 pm
    • Must have a partner
  • Fun with Euchre- 1:00 pm


  • Samba- 12:15 pm
  • Lounge open for cards- 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Oil Panting Class- 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm
    • *Registered class- Spruce Room


  • Lounge open for cards 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
  • Oil Painting- 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • *Registered class- Spruce Room
  • Hand, Knee & Foot- 12:15 pm
  • Sheepshead- 12:15 pm
  • Bridge- 12:30 pm
  • Wii Bowling- 1:00 pm *Hickory Room


  • Lounge open for cards- 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Friday morning bingo- 10:00 am
    • 1st Friday of every month

Lunch & Nutrition Programs

Homebound Meals - More than Just a Meal!

Meals on Wheels are delivered to older adults in Brown County. Service available to those age 60 & older who are homebound or unable to safely prepare meals. Meals delivered weekdays around the noon hour for a $5.00 suggested donation. Delivery offers not only a hot, balanced meal, but a well-check & friendly smile. Temporary service also an option for older adults recovering from surgery or illness.  Additional precautions taken to ensure customer safety during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Applications completed by phone with meals starting in as little as 2 days. For more information, call the ADRC Nutrition Program at (920) 448-4312.

Carryout Meals

During the COVID Pandemic, the ADRC of Brown County is following the most up-to-date guidance for dine-in locations. As the situation changes, we have changed our operations. At the time all dine-in locations are closed, and Carryout Meals are available at select locations. To stay up-to-date with Dine-in & Carryout Meals, please visit or call the ADRC at (920) 448-4300.

We Need You!

Enjoy working with older adults? There's volunteer opportunities for meal delivery. Flexibility to fit your schedule! For more information on delivering Meals on Wheels, call the ADRC Nutrition Program at (920) 448-4312 or complete our online interest form at

Tax Help

AARP Tax Preparation

AARP tax Aid will be doing tax preparation by appointment only, no walk-ins. Contact AARP's call center to set up an appointment at (920) 393-7863. Session will be held from February to April, on Wednesdays, between the hours of 12:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kress Family Library.

AARP provides this free volunteer tax preparation assistance for federal and Homestead tax returns. They serve moderate-to low-income individuals, with special consideration to those ages 60 and older. There are various factors which may qualify or disqualify you from this service, and appointments are required. Please contact AARP's Call Center beginning in January to discuss and confirm your eligibility with them, and to set up an appointment. The phone number is (920) 393-3112.

Items you will need to bring during your appointment include: a social security card, last year's tax return, all 1099 forms, and copy of real estate taxes or signed original rent certificate. 

Smart Driver Course 

AARP Smart Driver Course

This course intended to help drivers 50+ live more independently as they age and remain safe on today's roads. Some insurance companies may offer a discount upon completion of the course and participants should contact their local agent for more details. Some of the course objectives that will be covered are:

  • Important facts about the effects of medication on driving
  • How to reduce driver distractions
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts
  • Age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate


Location: Community Center, 600 Grant St., De Pere
Fee: $20 AARP Member, $25 Non-Member
Fee includes all materials