Celebrating 60 Years of Service

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Leisure Time Well Spent—Daytrips at the Center

In 2001, Vivian Mitchel’s journey began when she saw a job advertisement for someone to run daytrips at North Shore Senior Center. When she read the advertisement Vivian said, “It sounded like me.... Read More >>

Support Our Annual Giving Tree

By Caroline Maddalozzo Around Thanksgiving, you can see the staff at North Shore Senior Center preparing for our annual Giving Tree. When you walk through the doors, you’ll see Property Operation T... Read More >>

Annual Oktoberfest Supports Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "thank you" to all of those who contributed to our Oktoberfest event, which supported our program Grandparents Raising Grandchildren! We also w... Read More >>

Playreading with Vivian Mitchel

Perhaps you have dreamed of being an actor, and now while living in your golden years, you feel the urge to get out there and chase your dreams. North Shore Senior Center’s playreading group, “Pla... Read More >>

North Shore Senior Center's Foundation Board

Donor-designated gifts to the Center had accumulated to more than $500,000 by 1992, so the Board of Directors created the NSSC Foundation. The foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization with ... Read More >>

Wills vs. Trusts

By: Kerry R. Peck, Esq., Managing Partner of Peck Ritchey, LLC Contributing Author: Lori Probasco, Law Clerk Have you ever thought about how your property will be passed onto your loved ones after y... Read More >>

Joan Golder Distinguished Senior Lecture Series showcased actor Mike Nussbaum

North Shore Senior Center extends a special "thank you" to the Golder family for gifting the community with the Joan Golder Distinguished Senior Lecture Series, which showcases the achievements and li... Read More >>

20/20 Corporate Campaign

By Molly Conley, Corporate Relations Officer They say you can’t predict when something will go viral. It’s true . . . you can’t. But a great idea is bound to get the attention it deserves, whic... Read More >>

Functional Fitness: Training for Everyday Life

By Mary Staackmann, Director of Lifelong Learning Functional training exercise is the latest buzzword in fitness, and for good reason. Functional training focuses on enhancing your ability to do real... Read More >>

Benefits of Pet Therapy for People with Memory Loss

By Amy Krause Walter saunters into the House of Welcome (HOW) Adult Day Services day program on a sunny Tuesday afternoon totally at ease. He’s been here before, and he knows he’s got a job to do... Read More >>

Oktoberfest: How You Can Help Make A Difference

Oktoberfest helps support North Shore Senior Center’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program (GRGP), which was initiated in 1998 due to a growing population of grandparents raising their grandch... Read More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Benefit from Oktoberfest

By Caroline Maddalozzo Oktoberfest helps support North Shore Senior Center’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program (GRGP), which was initiated in 1998 due to a growing population of grandparen... Read More >>

Small Screen Big Stars: Oh What a Night!

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "thank you" to all of those who contributed to our annual benefit, Small Screen Big Stars. The 1950s TV event supported North Shore Senior Cent... Read More >>

Sharing a Common Thread

The Stitchers, Quilters, Weavers, Knitters, Sewing Bees and Share the Warmth groups overlap with members. An all-inclusive bunch, they work together to do some pretty amazing things. The Stitchers and... Read More >>

Helping You Make Informed Choices for Care

By Jan Klingberg You are 70 years old and you’ve just had hip replacement surgery at Lutheran General Hospital—or another area hospital—and are about ready for discharge. Chances are you have m... Read More >>

2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Distinguished Community Partner

North Shore Senior Center was founded in 1956 with Janet Burgoon at its helm. Our first Executive Director, Janet was a professional social worker who trained under Jane Addams at Chicago’s Hull Hou... Read More >>

Summer Fun Ice Cream Social

North Shore Senior Center’s Lifelong Learning Department offers an abundance of opportunities through its classes and programs for individuals to attend. By participating in our programs, seniors wi... Read More >>

2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Dedicated Corporation

North Shore Senior Center was founded in 1956 with Janet Burgoon at its helm. Our first Executive Director, Janet was a professional social worker who trained under Jane Addams at Chicago’s Hull Hou... Read More >>

2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Outstanding Philanthropist

North Shore Senior Center was founded in 1956 with Janet Burgoon at its helm. Our first Executive Director, Janet was a professional social worker who trained under Jane Addams at Chicago’s Hull Hou... Read More >>

Special Needs Trusts

Protection and peace of mind for your family members with special needs. By: Peck Ritchey, LLC Attorneys at Law Having a family member with a disability can be difficult, and just the thought of ho... Read More >>

Medicare Made Easy: Medicare Assignment under Original Medicare

The following information is provided by SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) Counselors of North Shore Senior Center. SHIP is a free state-wide health insurance counseling service for Medicare bene... Read More >>

Longest-Lasting Television Shows

American Bandstand (37 years) was an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served a... Read More >>

Gifts in Kind Increase the Center’s Impact

By Jan Klingberg Are you downsizing or tackling a major cleanup of clutter? During decades in your home, condo or apartment, you have accumulated a closetful of yarn. You tucked away a walker your pa... Read More >>

Top 25 Television Shows of the 1950s

This list of the top 25 TV shows of the 1950s was ranked by television enthusiasts and fans. In the 1950s, television was still relatively new. People were only just beginning to add a television set ... Read More >>

Enrich your Life with Lifelong Learning

Thousands of older adults have participated in activities at the Center during the last six decades. “This organization is important in giving them the opportunity to experience new things,” said ... Read More >>

A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

By Amy Krause Not sure why your computer’s firewall is blocking your favorite website? Not sure what a firewall is? How did cookies get into your computer? Lucky for us, North Shore Senior Center... Read More >>

PEARLS: Reducing Symptoms of Depression Home-based Counseling Services Available

By Jan Klingberg As older adults, we go through a lot of changes—retirement, loss of a life partner, chronic or acute medical issues, or a major move. And each of us feels highly stressed on occasi... Read More >>

‘Big Stars’ to Chair Annual Benefit

What do Joan Golder and Molly D’Esposito have in common? A long-standing relationship with North Shore Senior Center and a deep passion for its mission and success. Previous chairs of the Board of... Read More >>

Evanston Community Foundation

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the Evanston Community Foundation for awarding a $10,000 grant to our Senior and Family Services/ Older Adults Benefits Program ... Read More >>

Stay Tuned for Small Screen Big Stars

Take a trip back in time to 1950's television when the Cleavers were the quintessential American family, the Lone Ranger and Tonto led the fight for law and order in the early West, and Lassie was the... Read More >>

Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation for awarding a $5,000 grant to our Senior and Family Services/Community Care ... Read More >>

Super Senior Day

This was the 44th year that North Shore Senior Center hosted “Super Senior Day,” a day dedicated to honoring senior volunteers. Today, 40 honorees and their guests visited the Center to enjoy a lu... Read More >>

The 17th Annual Samuel Thaviu Memorial Concert

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "thank you" to all of those who attended the 17th Annual Samuel Thaviu Memorial Concert. A special note of appreciation to Elly Thaviu and her... Read More >>

House of Welcome Adult Day Services Open House

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "thank you" to all of those who attended our open house for House of Welcome Adult Day Services (HOW). We also want to thank Mariano’s for ge... Read More >>

New Physical Therapy Services Now Available at North Shore Senior Center!

Symbria Rehab, our Fitness Center service provider, is now offering outpatient physical therapy services at North Shore Senior Center. The physical therapist is trained in treating conditions that af... Read More >>

May: Stroke Awareness Month

“Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. That means the vast majority of stroke deaths and disabilities never have to happen,” according to the American Heart Association. The American Stroke ... Read More >>

Why Powers of Attorney are Important to You!

Powers of Attorney are very powerful documents that allow an individual (the “Principal”) to designate an individual or entity (the “agent”) to make financial and health care decisions for him... Read More >>

The 17th Annual Samuel Thaviu Memorial Concert

Join us for the 17th Annual Samuel Thaviu Memorial Concert on Sunday, May 21 at North Shore Senior Center at 1:00 p.m.  Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music performed by the Lincoln String Quartet. ... Read More >>

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to insp... Read More >>

Get Expert Help with Your Tax Returns

Do you need assistance preparing and filing your state or federal tax returns? Did you know that you can turn to the free tax preparation services that are available at North Shore Senior Center? The... Read More >>

North Shore Senior Center Awarded Gold Status for Philanthropic Efforts

North Shore Senior Center is proud to announce that it has received Gold-level status in GuideStar. What is GuideStar? GuideStar’s mission is “to revolutionize philanthropy by providing informatio... Read More >>

“Be a Lifeline to Seniors in Need”

When one has been married to the same person for 44 years, familiarity with one’s spouse is inevitable. So when Mercedes started noticing uncharacteristic behaviors in her husband Yusuf, she tried p... Read More >>

Shamrock Shindig Supports Adult Protective Services Program

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "Thank You" to all of those who contributed to our Shamrock Shindig event, which supported our Adult Protective Services (APS) program! We also... Read More >>

Fitness as a Goal for Life

By Mary Staackmann, CPP Director of Lifelong Learning, North Shore Senior Center Fitness is as important to the body as fine tuning an engine is to a car. To work efficiently, the body needs to be ac... Read More >>

National Professional Social Work Month Celebration

Social workers stand up for millions of people daily. “They stand up by comforting people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, ensuring they get the best care while o... Read More >>

Men's Club Offers Unique Programs to Community

Men’s Club programs are a long-standing North Shore Senior Center tradition, dating back to our early days in the mid-1950s. What started out as an educational series created by and for recently ret... Read More >>

Spread the Love at North Shore Senior Center

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to  live without you” – A. A. Milne Marc and June Michaelson have been together since 1953 and have i... Read More >>

Jean Griswold Foundation supports House of Welcome Adult Day Services

North Shore Senior Center is honored to receive a grant from the Jean Griswold Foundation for House of Welcome Adult Day Services. Similar to our mission and vision, the Jean Griswold Foundation wants... Read More >>

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for people. ” —Maya Angelou

For North Shore Senior Center, an everyday hero can be seen through the actions of our volunteers. More than 500 of them make it possible for us to foster the independence and well-being of nearly 30,... Read More >>

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” —Zeus from Hercules

Retained by the City of Chicago Department of Aging to rewrite the State of Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, and co-author of the book, Alzheimer’s and the Law, published by the American Bar As... Read More >>

Winter Safety and Health Tips

by Mary Staackmann Baby, it’s cold outside! Winter is here, and with all the beauty, the cold and ice can bring some health and safety concerns, particularly for older adults. Here are some tips to... Read More >>

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell

A hero to North Shore Senior Center is one who inspires by his or her example, one who is able to move us to connect emotionally with North Shore Senior Center, one who motivates through all he or s... Read More >>

Exciting New Event: Shamrock Shindig supports Adult Protective Services Program

North Shore Senior Center’s Adult Protective Services (APS) program restores the dignity and safety of adults with disabilities ages 18 to 59, and seniors, who find themselves as victims of abuse an... Read More >>

A Granddaughter's Love for her Grandmother

A hero to North Shore Senior Center is one who inspires by his or her example, one who is able to move us to connect emotionally with North Shore Senior Center, one who motivates through all he or s... Read More >>

Winter Safety Tips from the Fitness Center

  Healthy Winter Tips 1. Limit contact with germs—It is easy to spread unwanted germs so make sure to wash your hands frequently. This is extremely important when handling food. Limit touching yo... Read More >>

Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and thei... Read More >>

Lending Closet for Durable Medical Equipment at North Shore Senior Center

At our Northfield location, North Shore Senior Center operates a Lending Closet where folks can borrow durable medical goods such as: walkers, canes, shower chairs, tub transfer benches, raised toilet... Read More >>

Seniors Can Save Lives by Donating Blood

Every day, about 36,000 units of red blood are used to save lives across the United States. This blood is vital for cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, and victims of accidents. Although 38 ... Read More >>

Permanent IRA Charitable Rollover Extension

In 2016, we were able to serve 23,694 seniors and provide them the programs and services they needed because of the generosity of our donors. As the year is coming to an end, we ask that you please co... Read More >>

#GivingTuesday at North Shore Senior Center

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year, North Shore Senior participated in the national event, which took place on November 29, 201... Read More >>

Visiting Aging Parents During the Holidays

By Nancy Sacks, Program Manager, CareOptions The Holidays present a wonderful opportunity to visit with your older family members and observe how things may have changed since the last time you wer... Read More >>

Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing at the House of Welcome

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "Thank You" to all of those who assisted with and made generous donations towards our Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing at the House of Welcome. ... Read More >>

Oktoberfest Supports Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

North Shore Senior Center would like to extend a special "Thank You" to all of those who contributed to our Oktoberfest event, which supported our program Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG)! We ... Read More >>

Medicare Made Easy: Enrollment

The following information is provided by SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) Counselors of North Shore Senior Center. SHIP is a free state-wide health insurance counseling service for Medicare bene... Read More >>

60 Years of Service: Advocacy

In celebration of North Shore Senior Center’s 60 Years of Service, we’d like to take the time each month in our blog to introduce you to a staff member that is making a difference for the better, ... Read More >>

60 Years of Service: Compassion

In celebration of North Shore Senior Center’s 60 Years of Service, we’d like to take the time each month in our blog to introduce you to a staff member that is making a difference for the better, ... Read More >>

Radford Green at Sedgebrook: Dedicated Corporation and Vested Supporter

Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award Winner for Dedicated Corporation. Many programs held at North Shore Senior Center have enjoyed the sponsorship of Radford Green at Sedgebrook over the pas... Read More >>

Open Your Mind to New Ideas with Rabbi Chalom

Rabbi Chalom's Lectures Focus on Jewish Life and Identity By Jan Klingberg Rabbi Adam Chalom embraces the Jewish value of lifelong learning. So it is particularly apropos that he teaches regularly in... Read More >>

Practical Tips for Planning a Great Trip

One of the most exciting aspects of travel for older adults is the variety that’s available today. A daytrip to downtown Chicago can be as satisfying as a weekend getaway to New York City. Everyone ... Read More >>

Simple Tips to Improve Your Balance

By Mary Staackmann, Director of Lifelong Learning Balance involves many things working together: your inner ear works with your eyes to help you stay oriented, and your muscles and joints stabilize a... Read More >>

60 Years of Service: Creativity

In celebration of North Shore Senior Center’s 60 Years of Service, we’d like to take the time each month in our blog to introduce you to a staff member that is making a difference for the better, ... Read More >>

Daily Money Management Fosters Peace of Mind

By Leslie Levine, Staff Writer Almost everyone has concerns about money–whether it’s how to spend, save, or make it. Yet too many people ignore their finances, mostly because they perceive that m... Read More >>

Opportunities for Learning, Exploring, and Connecting

By Mary Staackmann, Director of Lifelong Learning Embrace all you want to be! Take part in Lifelong Learning opportunities to keep an active mind and spirit with continuous engagement with peers and ... Read More >>

60 Years of Service: Communication

In celebration of North Shore Senior Center’s 60 Years of Service, we’d like to take the time each month in our blog to introduce you to a staff member that is making a difference for the better, ... Read More >>

The Edna Weber “Garden of Light” Wing

By Jon Labaschin, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer I have worked within the Chicago philanthropic community for more than 20 years. In that time, I have met some of the most noted names that ha... Read More >>

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