- 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

April 30 Message from the Executive Director

April 30, 2020

Dear Friends & Supporters,


“Acknowledging the good you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” I can’t think of a time when author Eckhart Tolle’s words rang more true. On behalf of all of us at the Center, I’d like to thank you for your support of our virtual classes and dementia programming. We are also grateful for your kind notes and words of encouragement. These are the good things we hang on to; your words inspire us. 


This is the time of year when we mail our spring appeal. By now, many of you have received the bright orange envelope in your mailbox. While, as a nonprofit, we face financial obstacles every year, this year is different than any other. Since the Center’s closure on March 12, we’ve lost the revenue we count on through Lifelong Learning classes and activities, House of Welcome Adult Day Services, Senior Options and sponsorships. However, thus far, we’ve continued offering these programs free of charge because it serves our community.  


Despite the challenges COVID-19 continues to present, we continue to fulfill our mission of serving the more than 20,000 seniors throughout Cook and Lake counties who still need our help: older adults who face daily isolation, who need meals or help with tasks many of us take for granted, and those whose lives are affected by neglect or abuse. 


You can help us today by giving unselfishly. Your generosity today ensures that we can continue providing care and support to those who count on us tomorrow and in the future. Please consider making a gift through our secure website or by mailing a check to: 

North Shore Senior Center

Development Department

161 Northfield Road

Northfield, IL 60093


Thank you, in advance, for your consideration. And, remember, we are here for you and your family when and if you need us. 


Stay well and stay positive,


Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director


P.S. This coming Tuesday, May 5, marks the inaugural #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving established as an emergency response to the unrivaled need caused by COVID-19. Please consider showing your support to the Center on May 5 by making a donation. If you are willing to offer a matching gift, we would be grateful.