- 2021 Posts

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

+ 2020 Posts

Executive Director: Face Coverings Required Starting August 2

July 31, 2021

Dear Friends & Supporters,

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, with the spread of the Delta variant resulting in higher positivity rates. The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health have revised guidance recommending that fully vaccinated people wear face coverings indoors in areas where the threat of virus transmission is "substantial" and "high." Unfortunately, Cook County's status changed to "substantial" on July 29.

NSSC continues to follow CDC guidelines, and beginning Monday, August 2, will require all visitors and staff—even those fully vaccinated—to wear face coverings inside its buildings. We are doing so out of an abundance of caution and for the health and well-being of participants, members, volunteers and employees.

In addition, NSSC will continue to follow guidance for quarantine periods when traveling to suburban Cook County from areas with high transmission rates. These details are changing rapidly and will be updated as needed on the website and signage at the Center.

Please know we continue to maintain careful sanitization standards in our buildings with frequent cleaning of restrooms, commonly touched surfaces and high-traffic areas. We have also invested in a new air filtration system that uses ultraviolet lights and transitioned to higher efficiency filters to ensure delivery of cleaner air.

I'm choosing to remain hopeful that we will get through this setback quickly. Robert Brault describes an optimist as "Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's more like a cha-cha." And, the dance goes on...

Tish Rudnicki, MSW
Executive Director