- 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

Message from the Executive Director

April 02, 2020

Dear Friends & Supporters,


I hope this finds you safe at home and staying well. Since last week's announcement, there have been many changes in our country and throughout the world as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19. For us here in Illinois, Governor Pritzker extended the stay-at-home order through April 30. 


While our physical offices remain closed through at least April 30, please know that we are here for you, your family and the community. Our staff is working diligently to ensure our community is receiving the care and resources it needs during this trying time. Please call our main number anytime: 847.784.6000. We are checking messages during weekday business hours and returning calls as quickly as we can. 


While the uncertainty of what lies ahead is on everyone's minds, I am proud to share how North Shore Senior Center is responding to the unique and ever-changing landscape we find ourselves in:

  • Senior & Family Services continues to work with clients remotely. We are reaching out to all of our clients to check-in on each of them. Some support groups have begun to meet virtually and we plan to have the remaining groups accessible to members soon.  
  • Adult Protective Services continues to receive reports of abuse and neglect; investigations are ongoing.
  • Senior Options therapists continue to provide virtual counseling sessions for those experiencing anxiety or depression.
  • House of Welcome Adult Day Services is checking in regularly with families, and is now meeting (virtually) with participants of the Day Program and our early memory loss program, Mind Matters. 
  • Volunteer Services is creating virtual opportunities for community members to become involved.
  • This marks our second week of offering free online Lifelong Learning classes. I'm thrilled to share that more than 150 knowledge seekers have attended each class! Click here to see what we have planned for the coming weeks. This list will continue to grow as we add classes so check back frequently.

Uncertainty is our new normal, yet I do remain certain about the importance of staying connected – to those we love, those we serve and to our neighbors. Please continue to check on the older adults in your life and if we can help, please call us at 847.784.6000.


Stay well & stay positive, 

 

Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director


P.S. – Despite the heaviness of our current situation, I'd like to share one of the many good things that are still happening out there. Fasten your seatbelt for "Some Good News" with "The Office" actor John Krasinski.