- 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

May 7 Update from the Executive Director

May 07, 2020

Dear Friends & Supporters,


Eight weeks ago today North Shore Senior Center closed its doors to members, participants and guests; a week later our staff began to work from their homes. We navigated the challenges of providing programs and services remotely which was something the Center had never done. The COVID-19 pandemic, quite effectively, changed everything. Today, however, we’re looking to the future and how things will look for the Center and its community in the coming weeks and months.


We have chosen to create innovative programming that works within the parameters of the “phases” laid out in Governor Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois”, a public health approach to safely reopen our state. We will continue to serve those who need us using technology and to plan for the reopening of all of our sites with the health and safety of members, guests, participants, volunteers and staff at the forefront. This is the focus of our work.


On a personal note, my gratitude knows no bounds for the commitment of staff, the kind words of participants and members, the unwavering generosity of sponsors and all who have given through our Spring Appeal, Giving Tuesday Now, or just because it felt right. Your support sustains us.


We will get through this. It may take longer than we hope, yet we will welcome you back to all of our locations as soon as it’s safe to do so. I long for that day.


In the meantime, if you haven’t yet participated in a virtual Lifelong Learning class, I encourage you to try one! And don’t forget that if you need anything, we are one phone call away: 847.784.6000.


Thank you for your trust in us,


Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director


P.S. House of Welcome Adult Day Services' virtual dementia programming is now available to the public with programs running three times a day, Monday through Friday. To learn how you can participate, call 847.242.6250 or email HOW@nssc.org. Please help us spread the news!