- 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

Bridge Phase Update: A Message from the Executive Director

May 14, 2021

Dear Friends & Supporters,


It’s Bridge Day! Today’s long-awaited transition brings us one step closer to Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, the metrics-based plan to reopen our state. The Bridge Phase allows for higher capacity limits and increased business operations before completely lifting all mitigations and moving to the new normal Phase 5 will bring.


What does this mean for NSSC?

Effective Monday, May 17, we will increase capacities in our buildings following state and CDC guidelines. There will be no screening or temperature checks upon entry; however, at this time, face coverings will continue to be required inside our buildings. We will be offering more in-person classes and programs and will reopen the Library on June 1.


Your experience at NSSC

The Center is starting to look normal again with additional seating in all spaces and more visitors. Careful sanitization will continue with frequent cleaning of restrooms, commonly touched surfaces and high-traffic areas. We have also invested in a new air filtration system that uses ultra-violet lights and transitioned to higher efficiency filters to ensure delivery of cleaner air. You may notice cooler temperatures so bring layers while visiting.


House of Welcome (HOW) Adult Day Services is undergoing updates and will reopen its Day Program in early July. I invite you to complete this survey so we can better understand the types of supports and services needed by caregivers of people living with dementia.


If you still need to get vaccinated, visit our COVID-19 vaccination information webpage for a full list of resources and locations.


As always, please reach out if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director