- 2019 Posts
- SNAP Benefits Will Be Funded Through February & Will Be Issued by January 20
- Tish Rudnicki Joins North Shore Senior Center as Executive Director
+ 2018 Posts
- Navigating the Holidays with a Family Member Living with Dementia
- Caregiver Specialist Heather Resnick on Caregiver Support
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Center Launches North Shore Senior Options
- On Blindness, Alzheimer's and Love
- Shared Vision: Winnetka Congregational Church Woman's Society Benevolence Committee
- Protecting Seniors and Adults with Disabilities: Adult Protective Services
- A Jack of All Trades: Al Davis
- Family Tradition: Gone Fishin'
- Dedicated Volunteer: Fern Kamen
- Generous Soul: Mitchell Slotnick
- Assessing the Older Adult Members of your Family
- Giving Back: Fay Goldblatt
- Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Benefits from Shamrock Shindig
- Humble Beginnings: Bobbi Halloran
+ 2017 Posts
- Arts and Crafts at the Center
- #GivingTuesday at North Shore Senior Center
- Leisure Time Well Spent - Daytrips at the Center
- New Advisory Council Formed
- Playreading with Vivian Mitchel
- North Shore Senior Center's Foundation Board
- Wills vs. Trusts
- Joan Golder Distinguished Senior Lecture Series showcased actor Mike Nussbaum
- 20/20 Corporate Campaign
- Functional Fitness: Training for Everyday Life
- Benefits of Pet Therapy for People with Memory Loss
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Benefit from Oktoberfest
- Small Screen Big Stars: Oh What a Night!
- Sharing a Common Thread
- Helping You Make Informed Choices for Care
- 2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Distinguished Community Partner
- 2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Dedicated Corporation
- 2017 Janet Burgoon Philanthropic Excellence Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
- Special Needs Trusts
- Gifts in Kind Increase the Center's Impact
- Enrich your Life with Lifelong Learning
- A Little TLC Goes a Long Way
- PEARLS: Reducing Symptoms of Depression Home-based Counseling Services Available
- Big Stars to Chair Annual Benefit
- Evanston Community Foundation
- Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
- Super Senior Day
- New Physical Therapy Services Now Available at North Shore Senior Center!
- Stroke Prevention Tips
- Why Powers of Attorney are Important to You!
- Get Expert Help with Your Tax Returns
- North Shore Senior Center Awarded Gold Status for Philanthropic Efforts
- Fitness as a Goal for Life
- Men's Club Offers Unique Programs to Community
- Spread the Love at North Shore Senior Center
- Jean Griswold Foundation supports House of Welcome Adult Day Services
- "I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for people." - Maya Angelou
- "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." - Zeus from Hercules
- Winter Safety and Health Tips
- "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell
- A Granddaughter's Love for her Grandmother
- Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren
- Lending Closet for Durable Medical Equipment at North Shore Senior Center
- Seniors Can Save Lives by Donating Blood
+ 2016 Posts
- Lifelong Learning Catalog Wins International Award for Best Brochure
- Life Stories are Gifts that Keep on Giving
- Visiting Aging Parents During the Holidays
- Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing at the House of Welcome
- Learn More About What Makes This World Tick
- 60 Years of Service: Advocacy
- 60 Years of Service: Compassion
- Myrna and John Cruikshank, III: Steady and Committed Philanthropists
- Kenilworth United Fund: Longstanding, Civic-Minded Community Partner
- Radford Green at Sedgebrook: Dedicated Corporation and Vested Supporter
- Simple Tips to Improve Your Balance
- 60 Years of Service: Creativity
- Daily Money Management Fosters Peace of Mind
- Opportunities for Learning, Exploring, and Connecting
- The Edna Weber "Garden of Light" Wing
- Protecting Vulnerable Seniors: Adult Protective Services Promotes Quality of Life
- Top Ten Reasons Why Older Adults Continue to Work
- Super Seniors We Admire!
- Scams and Fraud: Protect Yourself
- The State's Devastating Impact on Our Budget
- North Shore Senior Center Southern Hub Moves to Niles
- Alzheimer's Family Support Group
- Evanston Support Group for Family Caregivers
- Family Caregiver Support Group in Skokie
+ 2015 Posts
- Music + Dance + Dialogue = A Musical!
- Flex and Strengthen Your Muscles
- Generous & Caring Corporate Citizen
- More Than Service and Fellowship
- Art Gallery a "Hidden Gem" at North Shore Senior Center
- Sound Off on Hearing Loss
- Making Sense of American Poltics
- Fitness Center Enhances More Than Muscle Strength
- Virtual View of Art: From the Basics to Specialties
- Social Connections are a Key to Successful Aging
- North Shore Senior Center Celebrates Super Seniors!
- Super Senior Spotlight
- What is a Senior Center?
- MDRT Foundation Aids Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program
- Social Worker Reaches Out to Seniors in Need
- How to Achieve Your Healthiest Brain Yet
- AmazonSmile: Your Online Shopping Can Help NSSC!
+ 2014 Posts
Sound Off on Hearing LossJuly 31, 2015
An opulent wedding reception at Chicago's Navy Pier Crystal Garden–a faulty sound system. The bridal party and family members lift glasses and recite stories and toasts–and our table does not hear a word. "So this is what it's like." I thought. I did not feel part of the celebration, did not hear the carefully chosen words that bring family and friends together. A lesson learned anew of how it feels to have hearing loss.
For many, not hearing in a group or public setting is the norm. It detracts from the experience of any social setting and in time hearing loss keeps us at home where the awkwardness of the missed punchline, or the loss of the whispered comment are not felt. Yet we need each other, no matter how much solitude we enjoy.
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) the average amount of time from when a person thinks that they might have hearing loss to the time they do something about it is seven years! In the meantime, untreated hearing loss is often mistaken for something else– dementia, arrogance, ignorance, substance abuse. Please notice I said “untreated hearing loss,” because hearing loss is invisible. It often the last condition to be suspected when someone does not appear to “get” what is being said. In a culture that celebrates youth and associates hearing loss with (heaven forbid) aging, many are reluctant to wearing a hearing aid for fear it makes them look older. Yet most would agree with a popular sentiment that “your hearing loss is more noticeable than your hearing aid.”
The North Shore Senior Center has recognized the importance of hearing and the vital role it plays in living life fully. For more than 30 years, it has offered support for those of us in the community who have hearing loss and want to do something about it. Every Monday people gather to address hearing concerns. On the second Monday of each month (except August) HLAA brings in a speaker; research, technology, T-coils, hearing induction loops, people's stories of managing hearing loss, and more. All other Monday's, we gather at the Center for a 10 a.m. Speech Reading session followed by our 11 a.m. hearing loss support group Sound-Off.
If you are experiencing hearing loss, the loss is real. It is something you can learn about and manage, and to talk with others who are navigating the same waters may be informative and comforting. There is a lot to know. Take the theater for instance. As you know, Chicago has a vibrant robust theater community. A number of theaters are determined to be accessible to those of us with hearing loss. The Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire has installed a hearing induction loop. This device brings sound directly to the ears of those who wear hearing aids with T-coils. There is no extra equipment, no headphones, no special seating. Our Sound-Off group has the ability to share information like this, that you won’t find anywhere else.
The Linden Lounge, where we get together on Mondays has a hearing induction loop. This is thanks to the generosity of the North Shore Chapter of HLAA that paid for the installation and sound system. The local chapter also has a president, Liz Hupp, who is a technology whiz, and exceptional in her knowledge of hearing loss and how to manage it. If you or someone you care about has questions about hearing loss, don’t be a stranger. We’re all in this together. Please contact Ana Pinshower at 847.784.6079 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of the Hearing Loss groups.