All North Shore Senior Center locations will be CLOSED November 26-27 for Thanksgiving.

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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


For now, the Parkinson’s Support Groups are meeting virtually every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. To join this group or for more information, please contact Diane Behnke at dbehnke@nssc.org or Heather Resnick at hresnick@nssc.org.


This weekly support program provides information and encouragement in dealing with common concerns and issues related to Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's disease and their families/caregivers meet in separate groups at the start of each session. Then, all the participants come together for light refreshments and conversation. Groups meet at our Northfield location every Wednesday from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Suggested monthly donation is $20 per family.


Advance registration is preferred but not required. Please contact Diane Behnke at dbehnke@nssc.org for more information on the support group for people living with Parkinson's, or Heather Resnick at hresnick@nssc.org for family caregivers. 


Hearing Loss Support Groups


During the pandemic, the Hearing Loss Support Group meets virtually every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon. To join this group, please contact Ana Pinshower at apinshower@nssc.org or 847.784.6079. 


Speech Reading
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.


Sound Off: Hearing Loss Support Group
Share solutions and successes with others who are dealing with hearing loss. Express the frustrations of hearing loss. Learn ideas about how to accommodate changes in your lives, and for activities that work for hearing-impaired people. Discuss coping and stress-reducing strategies, assertiveness and self-advocacy, and about new assistive technologies. This group meets every Monday (except the second Monday of the month) from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


Chicago North Shore Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America 

The HLAA provides a monthly educational presentation for anyone experiencing or interested in learning about hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss. Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 10 a.m. There is a requested donation of $20 per year.


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, 10 – 11:30 am

Facilitator: Alaine Murawski, LSW, Caregiver Specialist, 847.424.5660 or amurawski@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