- 2021 Posts
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Just Start Walking
- Executive Director: Gala Postponed until Spring 2022
- Putting Your Right Shoe Forward
- Caregiver Specialists: Your Personal Guide Along Care Journey Path
- Executive Director: Face Coverings Required Starting August 2
- Why it's Important to Have a Will
- How to Get Started Refreshing Your Home
- "Senior Scams" featured in Caregiving magazine
- Executive Director: What you can expect at NSSC starting Jun 14
- The Shop at the Center: The North Shore's Best Kept Secret
- Bridge Phase Update: A Message from the Executive Director
- Do’s and Don’ts as You Re-Enter Stores
- Easing Their Way Back: How NSSC members are slowly returning to pre-pandemic normalcy
- Easing Your Way Back to Normal
- Ways Caregivers Can Strengthen Connections & Reduce Loneliness
- Medicare and COVID-19
- A Change in Seasons Can Bring a Change in Moods
- New Act Provides Relief for Pandemic Weary Individuals
- Something to Think About
- Do I Hear an Echo? Smart Home Devices Can Make Life Safer and Easier
- "Senior Financial Abuse" as featured in Caregiving Magazine
- Annual Report - FY20
- 2021 New Year Message from Executive Director
- "The U-Shaped Happiness Curve"
- "Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Are You Ready to Share Your Life Story?"
+ 2020 Posts
- "Maximize Your Personal Connections and Minimize the Holiday Blues"
- "Resilience & Aging"
- Self-Care Tips for the Family Caregiver
- Sharing Gratitude During Thanksgiving from Our Executive Director
- NSSC Awarded Chicago Top Workplace
- 'Exercise’ Your Commitment to Stay Fit During Pandemic
- How the End of Daylight Saving Time Affects People with Dementia
- Lifelong Learning Virtual Experience: The Next Best Thing to Being at the Center
- Join us for Gala 2020: Unmasked
- Permission Granted: Time to Host the Perfectly Imperfect Wedding
- North Shore Senior Center Featured in Caregiving Magazine!
- What Does 'Medicare for All' Mean?
- Opening Day Slated for July 6!
- North Shore Senior Center Keeps Older Adults And Their Families Connected
- June 15 Update on Center Reopening
- An Open Letter from the Executive Director
- Initial Plans to Re-Open Center
- HSS & Sewa International Donate Masks to NSSC
- May 14 Update from the Executive Director
- The CARES Act Brings Many Changes for Individuals and Businesses
- May 7 Update from the Executive Director
- April 30 Message from the Executive Director
- Celebrating our Volunteers and Senior & Family Services: A Message from the Executive Director
- Celebrating Our Successes: A Message from the Executive Director
- Message from the Executive Director on HOW Programs
- Winnetka Talk: North Shore senior centers turn to technology to connect and entertain
- Message from the Executive Director
- An Update from our Executive Director & Free Online Classes
- A Note to the North Shore Senior Center Community
Executive Director: Face Coverings Required Starting August 2July 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