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.