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Support Groups


NSSC offers a variety of support groups. Please look below to see our offerings. If you are looking for a support group we don't currently offer, please let us know and we will do our best to form a group on your topic of interest. For additional information about our existing support groups, outreach efforts and caregiver services, please call 847.784.6040 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Parkinson's Disease Support Groups

The Parkinson’s Support Group provide information and encouragement in dealing with common concerns and issues for people living with PD. Family caregivers are also welcome to attend.


Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month

2 - 3:30 p.m.


For more information, please contact Diane Behnke  or Heath Resnick.

Hearing Loss Support Groups


Sound Off: Hearing Loss Support Group

Join us to learn more about assertiveness, self-advocacy and new assistive technologies that can help you live life to the fullest with hearing loss. Share your solutions and successes, as well as frustrations with hearing loss with those who “get it.” 

Meets virtually every Monday (except the second Monday of each month)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


Please email Sarah Jackson or call 847.784.6013 for a link to the group. 



This unique class teaches individuals who experience some hearing loss how to read lips. Learn how to use visual awareness, listening strategies, and communication strategies to make communication easier. 


Meets every Monday (except the second Monday of the month)

10 - 11 a.m.  and is followed by Sound Off (above).


Chicago North Shore Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

This group of hearing advocates teach each other and anyone who’s interested in learning more about strategies for effective communication and assistive technologies for people with or without hearing aids. Our door is always open to answer hearing related questions. Free to attend. 

Meets virtually the second Monday of each month

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


HLAA Hospital Safety for People with Hearing Loss Panel Discussion

Check out the November HLAA meeting, featuring representatives from Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, and Swedish Hospital + part of NorthShore. They will discuss what accommodations their hospital has for people with hearing loss in light of the effects Covid has had on the hospital systems. Click here for more information. November 14 at 11 a.m.


For more information on any of the Hearing Loss groups, please email Sarah Jackson or call 847.784.6013.

Caregiver Support Groups


Family Caregiver Support Group

Meets virtually the 1st Wednesday of the month

3 - 4:30 p.m.


Caregiver Support Group for Spouses & Partners 

Meets virtually the 4th Wednesday of the month

3 – 4:30 p.m.


To get the Zoom link or to learn more about the caregiver groups above, email the Caregiver Specialist at caregiversupport@nssc.org or call 847.424.5660.


Dementia Family Support Group

Meets virtually the 3rd Thursday of the month

2:30 - 4 p.m.


For more information on joining this group, email how@nssc.org or call 847.242.6250.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Meets virtually the 3rd Monday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 


For more information, please contact Ruth Malutan, MSW, 847.424.5654 or Sharon Stolz, M.Div., 847.424.5669.

Funds (in whole/part) for this publication were provided through an award from AgeOptions through funding from the VAC5 Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccines grant.