Support Groups


North Shore Senior Center is proud to be featured in the inaugural issue of Caregiving magazine. Caregiving shares invaluable information and resources to empower family caregivers to make informed decisions as they care for their loved ones. 


For additional information about North Shore Senior Center's various support groups, outreach efforts and caregiver services, please call 847.784.6040 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Parkinson's Disease Support Groups


The Parkinson’s Support Groups provide information and encouragement in dealing with common concerns and issues related to PD. The groups meet virtually every Wednesday (except the third and fifth Wednesday of the month) from 2 to 3 p.m. 


1st Wednesday—for people living with PD

2nd Wednesday—for family caregivers

4th Wednesday—educational speaker, webinar or demonstration for people living with PD and their caregivers


Advance registration is required to get the Zoom link to the meetings. Please contact Diane Behnke at dbehnke@nssc.org for more information on the support group for people living with PD, or Heather Resnick at hresnick@nssc.org for family caregivers. 


Hearing Loss Support Groups


Sound Off: Hearing Loss Support Group

The Hearing Loss Support Group meets virtually every Monday (except the second Monday of each month) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.” 


Please contact Ana Pinshower at 847.784.6079 or apinshower@nssc.org for a link to the group. 


Speech Reading—CURRENTLY ON HOLD
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. This group meets every Monday (except the second Monday of the month) from 10 - 11 a.m.  and is followed by Sound Off.


Chicago North Shore Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)—Register for April 12 meeting with InnoCaption

The HLAA Chicago North Shore Chapter meets virtually the second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. We are a group of hearing advocates who teach each other and anyone who’s interesting 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. 


For more information on any of the Hearing Loss groups, please contact Ana Pinshower at apinshower@nssc.org  or 847.784.6079.


Low Vision Support Group for Older Adults


THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD

This group meets monthly and offers individuals the opportunity to discuss their insights and challenges of living with vision loss. Additionally, participants have accessed resources that could help them understand their vision impairments and develop skills to manage daily living tasks successfully. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. at the Levy Senior Center Library, 300 Dodge Avenue, in Evanston, Illinois.


To learn more, please contact Erica Murillo at 847.424.5684 or emurillo@nssc.org.


Caregiver Support Groups


Family Caregiver Support Group—CURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY

4th Wednesday of the month, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Marci Balonick, LSW, 847.242.6250 or mbalonick@nssc.org 

Please contact facilitator for Zoom link.


Dementia Family Support GroupCURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY

Thursdays, 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 GroupCURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY
3rd Monday of the month, 5 - 6:30 p.m. 
Facilitators: Ruth Malutan, MSW, 847.424.5654 and Sharon Stolz, M.Div., 847.424.5669