Celebrating 60 Years of Service


Life Stories are Gifts that Keep on Giving

Looking for a unique gift to give or receive for the holidays? Share your story or give someone the gift to share his or her story with North Shore Senior Center’s Life Stories Program. Don’t know... Read More >>

North Shore Senior Center's House of Welcome Awarded Griswold Cares Foundation Grant

The Griswold Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private charity established in 2010, by Griswold Home Care. The Griswold Cares Foundations vision is a future in which all seniors, including those with li... Read More >>

Holiday Giving Tree Brightens Recipients' Lives

A Simple Tag Can Make All the Difference for a Senior in Need When Jean Burrow talks about North Shore Senior Center’s Giving Tree, one can’t help but want to join her team. Her enthusiasm, commi... Read More >>

Social Worker Reaches Out to Seniors in Need

Sometimes a little help means a lot. For the 200 older adults who are Aiden Cassidy’s clients, his work on their behalf can make all the difference in the world.  Aiden is one of the 72 social ser... Read More >>

Hearing Loss Support Group Offers Comradery and a Chance to Sound Off

Moviegoers who saw the charming 2009 Disney-Pixar film “Up,” were tickled by the elderly widower Carl Fredricksen, who would turn off his hearing aid to get a little peace and quiet. (Granted, the... Read More >>

Connect to Your Community: Seniors Invited to Join the Mariano’s Team

According to an AARP 2013 career study on older workers (ages 45-74), more than 7 in 10 say they plan to work in retirement; this includes 29% who will work part-time for enjoyment and 23% who will wo... Read More >>

For This Volunteer, Mobility is the Key

Charlie Dubman knows a lot about getting around and being mobile. He grew up in New York City, in the borough of Queens. As a boy, his bike was his conveyance of choice, though he rode the subway int... Read More >>

NSSC Member Continues to Inspire

Mel Frankel loved North Shore Senior Center. When he passed away unexpectedly in July of 2009, a bequest to NSSC was made through his estate. Mel wanted his gift to support the Center’s Lifelong Lea... Read More >>

Family's Gift Creates the Between the Cracks Fund

Lois Melvoin represents the second generation of her family to provide meaningful community service on the North Shore. When Lois joined the staff of the North Shore Senior Center in 1985, she was fol... Read More >>

Parenting the Second Time Around:

Evanston Program Supports Seniors and Their Families Thanks to the efforts of North Shore Senior Center staff, there are six young people in Evanston who have beds to sleep in tonight—and for as l... Read More >>

Recent Posts

A Jack of All Trades: Al DavisWhen you look into the eyes of Al Davis, you see a gentle soul who’s lived a life of hard work and... Read More >>Family Tradition: Gone Fishin’Envision yourself sitting on a pontoon boat with a fishing rod in hand and a bucket of bait sitting ... Read More >>Dedicated Volunteer: Fern Kamen Some may know Fern Kamen as former executive director of Temple Jeremiah, a job she held for 28 year... Read More >>Generous Soul: Mitchell SlotnickFrom being a professor at Loyola University’s Graduate Business School, to being a management cons... Read More >>Assessing the Older Adult Members of your FamilyBy: Kerry R. Peck, Esq. Contributing Author: Sofia Vatougios, Law Clerk Looking back on the last h... Read More >>Giving Back: Fay GoldblattNo stranger to giving back, Fay Goldblatt grew up with a brother who had polio and, throughout the y... Read More >>Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Benefits from Shamrock ShindigBy Caroline Maddalozzo Shamrock Shindig helps supports North Shore Senior Center’s Adult Protecti... Read More >>Humble Beginnings: Bobbi HalloranBobbi Halloran grew up in Chicago’s Projects, with her mother, two sisters and a controlling, abus... Read More >> More Blog Posts