- 2018 Posts
- 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
The Edna Weber "Garden of Light" WingJune 09, 2016
By Jon Labaschin, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer
I have worked within the Chicago philanthropic community for more than 20 years. In that time, I have met some of the most noted names that have given, in some cases, millions of dollars to charity. Some are perhaps are a little more gracious than others. Some have demonstrated a humility and civility that would surprise the majority of us.
I can honestly say that it has been one of my great privileges to work with Dr. Arnold (“Arnie”) Weber to raise funds for the Edna Weber “Garden of Light” Wing at the House of Welcome. I did not know Edna Weber, Dr. Weber’s wife, but I have learned from him what devotion truly is. Edna and Arnie were married for more than 60 years. Their love for each other is why novels are written. Unfortunately, Edna fell victim to Alzheimer’s . . . to which there is no escape.
Edna came to the House of Welcome in 2008 and participated there for many years. Arnie, to this day, feels that the House of Welcome is not just a sterile edifice where people come and go. Both Edna and Arnie felt that those who administered to the participants at the House of Welcome generated a sense of caring and tenderness that transcended mere daily routine. Edna looked forward to coming to the House of Welcome. Sadly, Edna succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s in 2014.
North Shore Senior Center is proud to honor her memory by establishing the Edna Weber “Garden of Light” Wing at the House of Welcome. Edna Weber’s passion (besides her love for Arnie) was gardening. Indeed, while Arnie was the President of Northwestern University, Edna occupied her time by making sure that the landscape of Northwestern was dotted with thriving gardens.
What better way to remember Edna Weber than utilizing horticultural activities at the House of Welcome? Gardening activities are among the best ways to improve the emotional state of participants with dementia. Tending to plants decreases anxiety, creating and maintaining a garden engages gross motor skills. Furthermore, sitting in a garden setting offers mental and sensory stimulation.
Gardening also creates a powerful connection to the past. The Edna Weber “Garden of Light” Wing at the House of Welcome will support participants’ involvement in meaningful gardening activities, designed to enhance their sense of well-being.
The Officers and Board of Directors of North Shore Senior Center wish to extend our sincere thanks to Arnold Weber for helping to develop the House of Welcome’s Edna Weber “Garden of Light” Wing. People with memory loss and their families can benefit from North Shore Senior Center’s House of Welcome Adult Day Services, providing specialized programs for memory loss for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
The House of Welcome’s day program offers structured therapeutic, small-group activities in a comfortable, homelike setting. Participants with early, as well as more advanced memory loss, enjoy meaningful activities and friendships, while caregivers benefit from time to themselves.
We have all learned so much from Arnold Weber. His wit, his keen intellect and his almost inexhaustible energy, even at 87, have made it a privilege to know him.
We hope that you will support the Edna Weber “Garden of Light” Wing at the House of Welcome with a generous donation. Should you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact me at 847.784.6020 or email@example.com.