- 2021 Posts

  1. Putting Your Right Shoe Forward
  2. Caregiver Specialists: Your Personal Guide Along Care Journey Path
  3. Executive Director: Gala Postponed until Spring 2022
  4. Executive Director: Face Coverings Required Starting August 2
  5. How to Get Started Refreshing Your Home
  6. Why it's Important to Have a Will
  7. COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  8. "Senior Scams" featured in Caregiving magazine
  9. Executive Director: What you can expect at NSSC starting Jun 14
  10. The Shop at the Center: The North Shore's Best Kept Secret
  11. Bridge Phase Update: A Message from the Executive Director
  12. Do’s and Don’ts as You Re-Enter Stores
  13. Easing Their Way Back: How NSSC members are slowly returning to pre-pandemic normalcy
  14. Medicare and COVID-19
  15. Easing Your Way Back to Normal
  16. Ways Caregivers Can Strengthen Connections & Reduce Loneliness
  17. A Change in Seasons Can Bring a Change in Moods
  18. New Act Provides Relief for Pandemic Weary Individuals
  19. Something to Think About
  20. Do I Hear an Echo? Smart Home Devices Can Make Life Safer and Easier
  21. "Senior Financial Abuse" as featured in Caregiving Magazine
  22. Annual Report - FY20
  23. 2021 New Year Message from Executive Director
  24. "The U-Shaped Happiness Curve"
  25. "Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Are You Ready to Share Your Life Story?"

+ 2020 Posts

An Open Letter from the Executive Director

June 04, 2020

Dear Friends &  Supporters, 

I’m writing to you today with a heavy heart. 

As I told the staff of North Shore Senior Center on Monday, I have personally struggled to find the right words to respond to the tragic killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protest movement that has spread throughout our country. But such moments do require words because silence is often just as loud.

Let me begin with the most important thing that I can say: The unjustified killings of George Floyd and countless others within communities of color are unconscionable. 

The Center is a community organization. As such, we are nothing if not a reflection of the people we serve, the people who work here, and the people who support us. Right now, part of our community is in profound pain. I want you to know that we are here for you

As they have with so many organizations, the past week’s events have us asking hard questions at the Center: How can we support one another? How can we seek to understand? How can we be a better version of the organization than we are today?

This self-reflection is exhausting and the difficult work is only just beginning. We will not pretend that we have all the answers. But here is the last thing I can definitively say: North Shore Senior Center is dedicated to doing the work required to ensure that every part of our community thrives. We will share this purpose, embrace diversity and take responsibility. 

On behalf of the Center, I wish every person in our community the strength required to grieve, process, and reflect in the weeks ahead.

Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director