- 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 on HOW Programs

April 09, 2020

Dear Friends & Supporters,


The importance of coming together, supporting each other and staying connected remains more apparent than ever. I’m appreciative of our partners and stakeholders for all they are doing to keep our communities healthy and whole. Like many organizations North Shore Senior Center has been faced with challenges that test our resolve. Despite that, I’m in awe of our staff’s resilience and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to keeping our communities engaged and connected to the programs and services they need to survive and thrive. Our free online Lifelong Learning classes continue to be very popular and some even have wait lists! Classes are added frequently so check back often for newly posted additions. At this time, all on-site classes are canceled through at least May 29.


This week I’m elated to share the latest steps we’ve taken to virtually bring our House of Welcome (HOW) Adult Day Services community together, despite the fact that we can’t gather with them in person:

  • Participants and families of the Day Program and the Mind Matters early memory loss program are participating free of charge in HOW’s specialized therapeutic programs for people living with dementia.
  • The Alzheimer’s Family Support Group started today and will meet every Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.  
  • Memory Café debuts tomorrow, April 10, and will meet every Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. This gathering offers an hour of fun and a sense of community for people living with memory loss and their care partners. 

The Alzheimer's Family Support Group and the Memory Cafe are free and open to the public. For more information on any of the above programs, email HOW@nssc.org or call 847.242.6250.


I encourage you to continue checking on the older adults and family caregivers in your life. If we can help, please call 847.784.6000.  


Stay well & stay positive,


Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director


P.S. Some of you may know our long-time volunteer and “American Politics & Current Events” class instructor Ron Mantegna. He recently reached out to his brother, Joe, the actor, producer and director who currently stars in the TV drama “Criminal Minds,” about the impact this pandemic is having on older adults. Joe responded with this Public Service Announcement. Thank you, Ron and Joe, for your concern and support.