- 2018 Posts
- Caregiver Specialist Heather Resnick on Caregiver Support
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Center Launches North Shore Senior Options
- On Blindness, Alzheimer's and Love
- Shared Vision: Winnetka Congregational Church Woman's Society Benevolence Committee
- Protecting Seniors and Adults with Disabilities: Adult Protective Services
- A Jack of All Trades: Al Davis
- Family Tradition: Gone Fishin'
- Dedicated Volunteer: Fern Kamen
- Generous Soul: Mitchell Slotnick
- Assessing the Older Adult Members of your Family
- Giving Back: Fay Goldblatt
- Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Benefits from Shamrock Shindig
- Humble Beginnings: Bobbi Halloran
+ 2017 Posts
- Arts and Crafts at the Center
- #GivingTuesday at North Shore Senior Center
- Leisure Time Well Spent - Daytrips at the Center
- New Advisory Council Formed
- Playreading with Vivian Mitchel
- North Shore Senior Center's Foundation Board
- Wills vs. Trusts
- Joan Golder Distinguished Senior Lecture Series showcased actor Mike Nussbaum
- 20/20 Corporate Campaign
- Functional Fitness: Training for Everyday Life
- Benefits of Pet Therapy for People with Memory Loss
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Benefit from Oktoberfest
- Small Screen Big Stars: Oh What a Night!
- Sharing a Common Thread
- Helping You Make Informed Choices for Care
- 2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Distinguished Community Partner
- 2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Dedicated Corporation
- 2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
- Special Needs Trusts
- Gifts in Kind Increase the Center's Impact
- Enrich your Life with Lifelong Learning
- A Little TLC Goes a Long Way
- PEARLS: Reducing Symptoms of Depression Home-based Counseling Services Available
- Big Stars to Chair Annual Benefit
- Evanston Community Foundation
- Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
- Super Senior Day
- New Physical Therapy Services Now Available at North Shore Senior Center!
- Stroke Prevention Tips
- Why Powers of Attorney are Important to You!
- Get Expert Help with Your Tax Returns
- North Shore Senior Center Awarded Gold Status for Philanthropic Efforts
- Fitness as a Goal for Life
- Men's Club Offers Unique Programs to Community
- Spread the Love at North Shore Senior Center
- Jean Griswold Foundation supports House of Welcome Adult Day Services
- "I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for people." - Maya Angelou
- "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." - Zeus from Hercules
- Winter Safety and Health Tips
- "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell
- A Granddaughter's Love for her Grandmother
- Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren
- Lending Closet for Durable Medical Equipment at North Shore Senior Center
- Seniors Can Save Lives by Donating Blood
+ 2016 Posts
- Lifelong Learning Catalog Wins International Award for Best Brochure
- Life Stories are Gifts that Keep on Giving
- Visiting Aging Parents During the Holidays
- Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing at the House of Welcome
- Learn More About What Makes This World Tick
- 60 Years of Service: Advocacy
- 60 Years of Service: Compassion
- Myrna and John Cruikshank, III: Steady and Committed Philanthropists
- Kenilworth United Fund: Longstanding, Civic-Minded Community Partner
- Radford Green at Sedgebrook: Dedicated Corporation and Vested Supporter
- Simple Tips to Improve Your Balance
- 60 Years of Service: Creativity
- Daily Money Management Fosters Peace of Mind
- Opportunities for Learning, Exploring, and Connecting
- The Edna Weber "Garden of Light" Wing
- Protecting Vulnerable Seniors: Adult Protective Services Promotes Quality of Life
- Top Ten Reasons Why Older Adults Continue to Work
- Super Seniors We Admire!
- Scams and Fraud: Protect Yourself
- The State's Devastating Impact on Our Budget
- North Shore Senior Center Southern Hub Moves to Niles
- Alzheimer's Family Support Group
- Evanston Support Group for Family Caregivers
- Family Caregiver Support Group in Skokie
+ 2015 Posts
- Music + Dance + Dialogue = A Musical!
- Flex and Strengthen Your Muscles
- Generous & Caring Corporate Citizen
- More Than Service and Fellowship
- Art Gallery a "Hidden Gem" at North Shore Senior Center
- Sound Off on Hearing Loss
- Making Sense of American Poltics
- Fitness Center Enhances More Than Muscle Strength
- Virtual View of Art: From the Basics to Specialties
- Social Connections are a Key to Successful Aging
- North Shore Senior Center Celebrates Super Seniors!
- Super Senior Spotlight
- What is a Senior Center?
- MDRT Foundation Aids Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program
- Social Worker Reaches Out to Seniors in Need
- How to Achieve Your Healthiest Brain Yet
- AmazonSmile: Your Online Shopping Can Help NSSC!
+ 2014 Posts
Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing at the House of WelcomeNovember 14, 2016
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. Sunday, November 13, 2016, marked the completion of the Wing, which features a three-season porch that will be used in spring, summer and fall. Dr. Arnold ("Arnie") Weber and Jon Labaschin, North Shore Senior Center's major gifts and planned giving officer, worked together to raise funds for the Wing.
Edna and Arnie Weber were married for more than 60 years before Edna came to the House of Welcome in 2008, where she participated for many years. Arnie feels, to this day, that the House of Welcome is not just a sterile edifice where people come and go. Both Edna and Arnie felt that those who administered to the participants at the House of Welcome generated a sense of caring and tenderness that transcended mere daily routine. Edna looked forward to coming to the House of Welcome. Sadly, Edna succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's in 2014.
Edna Weber's passion was gardening, which started at a young age while growing up on a farm. Throughout her life, "Edna carried with her the integral part of her personality which was associated with flowers," Arnie said while describing the connection between gardening and the Wing at the Sunday dedication event. Even while Arnie was the President of Northwestern University, Edna devoted her time to improving the landscape of Northwestern University's environment. Northwestern was later recognized for its thriving gardens, including the Shakespeare Garden.
Arnie at the opening of the Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing said, "Obviously with a farm, flowers were a significant part of her early experience from 10 years old and, as I knew during our 60 year marriage, it was an integral part of her interests and aptitude and capacity for empathy or artistic notions. Flowers were always really important, and if she was still living, I would accuse her of being a horticultural therapist."
What better way to remember Edna Weber than utilizing horticultural activities at the House of Welcome? Gardening activities are among the best ways to improve the emotional state of participants with dementia. Tending to plants decreases anxiety, creating and maintaining a garden engages gross motor skills. Furthermore, sitting in a garden setting offers mental and sensory stimulation. Gardening also creates a powerful connection to the past. The Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing at the House of Welcome will support participants' involvement in meaningful gardening activities, designed to enhance their well-being.
The House of Welcome's day program offers structured therapeutic, small-group activities in a comfortable, home-like setting. Participants with early, as well as more advanced memory loss, enjoy meaningful activities and friendships, while caregivers benefit from time to themselves.
The officers and Board of Directors of North Shore Senior Center wish to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Arnold Weber for helping to develop the House of Welcome's Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing and to all of those who contributed.