North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Northfield, IL.
NSSC serves and engages more than 24,000 older adults and their families each year throughout Chicago's northern suburbs.
NSSC is nationally accredited and provides for older adults from the most independent to those needing more support. NSSC offers a comprehensive suite of services, including social services, specialized care for people living with dementia, family caregiver support, private care management, counseling, personal money management, support groups, educational and wellness programs, and volunteer opportunities.
In 2021, NSSC's Senior and Family Services served 21,179 older adults through an array of social services that enable older adults to live safely and independently. Services include a free lending closet, benefits counseling, general case management, adult protective services, tax assistance, home-delivered meals, housekeeping services, friendly visiting, and hospital screenings in six area hospitals to evaluate patients' care needs upon discharge. Social Services offices are in Northfield, Niles, Glenview and Evanston.
Support Groups include: Parkinson's disease (one for people with PD and one for their family members), hearing loss and low vision.
Caregiver resources include support groups for family members and spouses, a dementia family support group, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, counseling for caregivers, respite services and specialized workshops.
House of Welcome (HOW) Adult Day Services provides specialized therapeutic care for people living with memory loss and their families. Programs include a Day Program, virtual daily activities, a Memory Café for people with memory loss and their caregivers, a dementia family support group, and resources for family caregivers.
Lifelong Learning offers an abundance of opportunities to learn and connect with others through its virtual, hybrid and in-person educational classes, clubs, presentations and day trips. In 2021, Lifelong Learning had 23,216 enrollments in its 601 classes and programs.
NSSC's fee-based Senior Options works with older adults, adults with disabilities, and family members to improve well-being and quality of life—now and in the future. Services include: personal money management, counseling for those experiencing anxiety, loss and grief and private care management.