Community

Since 1996, Always Best Care Senior Services has been changing the way people think about senior living. We take pride in helping to educate and assisting our seniors throughout our community. We love participating in local events and reaching out to organizations that need our assistance,

 

North Shore Senior Center

Address: 161 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093

Phone: 847-784-6000

Visit them online at https://www.nssc.org

At North Shore Senior Center, your chronological age doesn’t matter, but your interests and needs do. Whether you want to try your hand at sculpture, study the intricacies of world politics, enjoy a concert or learn more about Medicare, you’ve come to the right place.

Feeling like you need a bit of intellectual stimulation? Keep boredom at bay by checking out the many Lifelong Learning programs and classes that we host each week.

Tired of hanging around the house? A cup of coffee, good conversation, and a friendly game of bridge awaits you at our spacious and welcoming Northfield location.

In search of resources and information for seniors? We can help. Bring your questions about caregiving, in-home support services or government programs to us.

What do we ask in return? We want you to forget every tired stereotype associated with growing older, reaching retirement, or becoming one of society’s elders. Instead, we invite you to envision the future you want.

Our headquarters, the Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Campus, located in Northfield, Illinois, offers these amenities:

  • A&A Café
  • Atrium “Town Square”
  • Dickey Fine Arts Studio
  • Senior & Family Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Lending Library
  • Mim’s Shop at the Center
  • Nichols Fiber Arts Studio
  • Rauner Music Room
  • Robert H. Cohn Auditorium
  • Technology Learning Center
  • Volunteer Opportunities

North Shore Senior Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, also has a Senior & Family Services Office located in Niles, Illinois. Our House of Welcome Adult Day Services Program is located in Northfield, adjacent to our main campus. Additionally, our social workers meet with clients at a variety of hospitals and municipal buildings throughout the northern suburbs of Chicago. We welcome adults of all ages, races, ethnicities, religious traditions and spiritual practices, genders and sexual orientations.

At North Shore Senior Center, we like to “Imagine aging done right.” We hope you’ll join us for the inspiration and adventures that lie ahead!

 

 

The East Wing Glenview Senior Center

Address: 2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, IL 60026

Phone: 847-724-4793

Hours: M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit them online at http://www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/glenview-senior-center/

Friendship, Fun and Opportunities to Serve
If you are 55 or older and looking for a place to play, learn and make new friends, the Glenview Senior Center is the place for you. Located in the east wing of Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., the handicapped accessible Senior Center features:

  • A convenient drive-up entrance
  • A spacious craft room
  • A billiard and card room
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting spaces and cozy areas for socializing
  • Kitchen facilities

Senior Center visitors can also:

  • Join Park Center’s health club or swimming pool (for an additional fee)
  • Use the walking track (no charge)
  • Enjoy the convenience of NorthShore University Health System’s physical therapy facility and retail space for health-related products.

Outside the center is a lovely lake with a walking area and benches for resting and bird watching.

Senior Programs & Activities – Open to the Public

 

Classes

The East Wing offers a number of fee-based classes each season that are open to the public. Classes vary from season to season. Examples of classes offered include:

  • Arthritis Exercise
  • Chair Yoga
  • Basic Exercise
  • Balance
  • Sit & Be Fit
  • Tai Chi

For a listing of classes currently being offered, see the current park district brochure or click on “East Wing Events and Programs” on Senior Center menu page.  You may also call the Senior Center at 847-724-4793. You may register for these programs online, at the Senior Information Desk or Park Center front desk, or by mailing in a registration form. The center offers fun activities, trips and special events throughout the year as well as on-going programs.  Here are just a few:

AARP/Mature Driving

Approved course of two sessions totaling eight hours. Class offered during the last week of every month, 12-4 p.m., W & F. Who: Open to adults 55+ Fee: $20; AARP members $15 Register: At the Senior Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. or call 847-724-4793.

Rules of the Road

Approved course to assist with the written test for renewing your Driver’s License. There is no fee but registration is mandatory. Who: Open to adults 55+ Register: At the Senior Center (It is not necessary to wait for your renewal letter to go to the test center to renew your license.)

Health & Education Series

Social service programs, open to the public, are presented at Park Center on specified Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. They are sponsored by The East Wing Glenview Senior Center, North Shore Senior Center and NorthShore University Health Systems. Reservations are not necessary. Watch for program titles on Glenview cable television, the Village Newsletter and local newspapers.

Computer Lab

Do you feel technologically challenged?  We have the solution.  Dedicated volunteers are available by appointment and will sit down with you in our computer lab, providing everything from basic computer essentials to managing all your devices, popular apps, iPad, iPhone and Android phone.  For more details and to schedule an appointment, visit the Senior Desk. $5 | members only.

Haven’t found what you are looking for?

Are you looking for something specific for you or your loved one in the North Shore area? We would love to help you find what you need. We have an extensive network that we can put to work for you. Give us a call at 847-730-5930 to let us know how we can help you.