Support Groups

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 for people living with PD and their family caregivers. 

Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month

2 - 3:30 p.m.

People with PD and caregivers meet separately for the first hour and come together the last 30 minutes for socialization

Please contact Diane Behnke for more information on the support group for people living with PD, or Heather Resnick for family caregivers. 

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 Ana Pinshower or call 847.784.6079 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)

We are a group of hearing advocates who 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.

For more information on any of the Hearing Loss groups, please email Ana Pinshower  or  call 847.784.6079.

Low Vision Support Group for Older Adults


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. 

Meets the first Tuesday of the month 

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. 

Levy Senior Center Library, 300 Dodge Avenue, in Evanston, Illinois

To learn more, please email Erica Murillo or call 847.424.5684.

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups for family caregivers and spouses—CURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY

Family Caregiver Support Group

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group for Spouses & Partners 

Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month

3 – 4:30 p.m.

To get the Zoom link or to learn more, email Janelle Knippen, MA,  or call 847.424.5660.


Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month

2:30 - 4 p.m.

For more information on joining this group, email or call 847.242.6250.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support GroupCURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY

3rd Monday of the month, 5 - 6:30 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 these programs were provided through an award from AgeOptions through grants from the Illinois Department on Aging and/or Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Title III of the Older Americans Act.