Elder Haus

Elder Haus2022-09-15T11:11:46-04:00

A place to be social, learn and exercise!

For many seniors, staying busy is very important. Finding new ways to socialize and stay engaged becomes harder as we grow older, which can make finding activities quite challenging. Many of those needs can be fulfilled at Elder Haus.

If you are 55 years of age or older, come visit us, stay for a little while or stay all day!

We offer many activities such as;

  • Bingo
  • Table games
  • Social Time & Refreshments
  • Puzzles
  • Crafts
  • Movies & Popcorn
  • Guest Speakers
  • Various programs & events


Our exercise room includes treadmills, stationary bikes, and a health rider.

  • Chair exercises start at 10:00am on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. *These exercises are low impact and are designed to help with balance, coordination, & flexibility.
  • Video/board games
  • Euchre, Canasta, & 3:13 are played on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Euchre Tournaments 1x a month
  • Afternoon cards/games are also played

The Elder Haus serves soups on each Wednesday for $5.00. (We ask that you call 2 days in advance to reserve a spot for lunch.) We also have volunteers that provide homemade dessert several days a week. Meals will be served in a dining room setting and on occasion, there will be a short program, a speaker, or entertainment. Please make reservations at least two (2) days before by calling 574-773-2424. Transportation is also provided at no cost.

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Transportation Services:

In addition to on-site programs, Elder Haus will transport seniors within the city limits to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, the bank, etc. The transportation service is available from 9:00am to 3:30pm on weekdays, but please call 574-773-2424 1-2 days in advance to schedule a van ride. Payment is not required!

Please Review the Transportation Policy Below:

  1. In order to schedule transportation, please call 24-48 hours in advance. Every effort will be made to schedule you, according to priority. Our first priority is medical, dental, and prescriptions (which must be called in ahead of time). The second priority is transportation to the grocery store or food pantry. The third priority is business affairs, such as banks, post offices, etc.
  2. When calling to schedule, please limit your trips to two (2) per day. We try to accommodate as many people as possible.
  3. Please be ready on time. Our drivers will not come to your door, so please be watching. They will honk and wait three (3) minutes. If you are not coming out, they will then go to the next scheduled stop. We try to make sure everyone gets to their appointments on time.
  4. If you go shopping, you will need to limit the number of bags to a total of six (6). For example, 6 bags; or 5 bags and one gallon of milk; or 4 bags and a case of pop and a gallon of milk. Total of 6. Our drivers try to stay on schedule and also have space for everyone’s shopping items.
  5. The drivers are not permitted to enter your home. They may carry your items to the door or set them right inside the door.
  6. Drivers have a lunch break from 11:30am-12:15pm. If you are finished with an appointment during this time please be patient until their break is over.

Our goal at the Elder Haus is to provide you with the best transportation service possible. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and call us at (574) 773-2424.

Kim Howenstine
Senior Center Director



451 N. Main Street
Nappanee, IN 46550

Office Hours
8:30am – 4:00pm