- 2020 Posts

  1. "Maximize Your Personal Connections and Minimize the Holiday Blues"
  2. "Resilience & Aging"
  3. Self-Care Tips for the Family Caregiver
  4. Sharing Gratitude During Thanksgiving from Our Executive Director
  5. NSSC Awarded Chicago Top Workplace
  6. 'Exercise’ Your Commitment to Stay Fit During Pandemic
  7. How the End of Daylight Saving Time Affects People with Dementia
  8. Lifelong Learning Virtual Experience: The Next Best Thing to Being at the Center
  9. Join us for Gala 2020: Unmasked
  10. Permission Granted: Time to Host the Perfectly Imperfect Wedding
  11. North Shore Senior Center Featured in Caregiving Magazine!
  12. What Does 'Medicare for All' Mean?
  13. Opening Day Slated for July 6!
  14. North Shore Senior Center Keeps Older Adults And Their Families Connected
  15. June 15 Update on Center Reopening
  16. An Open Letter from the Executive Director
  17. Initial Plans to Re-Open Center
  18. HSS & Sewa International Donate Masks to NSSC
  19. May 14 Update from the Executive Director
  20. The CARES Act Brings Many Changes for Individuals and Businesses
  21. May 7 Update from the Executive Director
  22. April 30 Message from the Executive Director
  23. Celebrating our Volunteers and Senior & Family Services: A Message from the Executive Director
  24. Celebrating Our Successes: A Message from the Executive Director
  25. Message from the Executive Director on HOW Programs
  26. Winnetka Talk: North Shore senior centers turn to technology to connect and entertain
  27. Message from the Executive Director
  28. An Update from our Executive Director & Free Online Classes
  29. A Note to the North Shore Senior Center Community

Message from the Executive Director

April 02, 2020

Dear Friends & Supporters,


I hope this finds you safe at home and staying well. Since last week's announcement, there have been many changes in our country and throughout the world as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19. For us here in Illinois, Governor Pritzker extended the stay-at-home order through April 30. 


While our physical offices remain closed through at least April 30, please know that we are here for you, your family and the community. Our staff is working diligently to ensure our community is receiving the care and resources it needs during this trying time. Please call our main number anytime: 847.784.6000. We are checking messages during weekday business hours and returning calls as quickly as we can. 


While the uncertainty of what lies ahead is on everyone's minds, I am proud to share how North Shore Senior Center is responding to the unique and ever-changing landscape we find ourselves in:

  • Senior & Family Services continues to work with clients remotely. We are reaching out to all of our clients to check-in on each of them. Some support groups have begun to meet virtually and we plan to have the remaining groups accessible to members soon.  
  • Adult Protective Services continues to receive reports of abuse and neglect; investigations are ongoing.
  • Senior Options therapists continue to provide virtual counseling sessions for those experiencing anxiety or depression.
  • House of Welcome Adult Day Services is checking in regularly with families, and is now meeting (virtually) with participants of the Day Program and our early memory loss program, Mind Matters. 
  • Volunteer Services is creating virtual opportunities for community members to become involved.
  • This marks our second week of offering free online Lifelong Learning classes. I'm thrilled to share that more than 150 knowledge seekers have attended each class! Click here to see what we have planned for the coming weeks. This list will continue to grow as we add classes so check back frequently.

Uncertainty is our new normal, yet I do remain certain about the importance of staying connected – to those we love, those we serve and to our neighbors. Please continue to check on the older adults in your life and if we can help, please call us at 847.784.6000.


Stay well & stay positive, 

 

Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director


P.S. – Despite the heaviness of our current situation, I'd like to share one of the many good things that are still happening out there. Fasten your seatbelt for "Some Good News" with "The Office" actor John Krasinski.