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About Us


Our Priority

As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, our highest priority is the older adult community. Our work is driven by our passion of serving older adults and their family members in Chicago's northern suburbs. We serve and engage more than 24,000 individuals each year, from the most independent to those needing more support. NSSC offers a comprehensive suite of services including a wide array of social services, specialized care for people living with dementia, counseling, money management, educational and wellness programs, and volunteer opportunities.

We Dreamed It

Since our founding in 1956, North Shore Senior Center has worked with older adults to redefine the process of aging. We imagined a social community for seniors—one defined by friendships, volunteerism, clubs, learning, and new experiences. We didn't know what it would look like, but we knew that creativity, enthusiasm, and knowledge would be at its foundation.

You Helped Us Build It

Today, thanks to the collective efforts of our members, staff, volunteers, and friends, the NSSC community we imagined is a thriving reality. Whether you visit us to take a class, join a club, work out in our Fitness Center, create a masterpiece in our art studio, or participate in one of our many support groups, you can experience its benefits.

Reaching Out

We also imagined that our community could extend beyond the walls of our brick-and-mortar buildings. It was important that older adults who were isolated due to physical, emotional, or financial issues could participate as well. It was equally important that NSSC could help those who need assistance with Medicare, income taxes, caregiving concerns, and issues relating to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss.


Growing Together

To ensure that all the pieces we imagined fit together perfectly, we strengthened our community with the passion of volunteers and the commitment of our partners in local businesses and government. 


Communities We Serve

Today, our two headquarters are the Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Campus in Northfield and our Senior & Family Services Office in Niles. We also provide counseling and services for older adults and their families in auxiliary service locations, which include senior housing, community centers, area hospitals, and village/township offices. Click here to learn more about our locations and the areas we serve!


We invite you to visit us, join us, and help us imagine what "aging" will look like in the years ahead.

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

For people served by our Senior & Family Services, House of Welcome Adult Day Services, and Senior Options, this notice describes how we manage your protected health information (PHI).


Accreditations and Partners

North Shore Senior Center has worked with older adults and their families since our founding in 1956. The National Institute of Senior Centers and CARF have accredited us as meeting the highest standards for our industry. We also partner with many other organizations, including AgeOptions.