Happy Fall!

We hope you and your family are enjoying this beachange of season.

We love sharing how the individuals served have been busy getting outside, volunteering, and creating art for fun!

Shore Homes East and West Celebrate Labor Day

Shore Homes East and West have a tradition of celebrating the holidays together with a meal. Labor Day is no exception, so they got together and had a delicious dinner of hamburgers, Polish sausage, Portuguese sausage, poppy seed cake (German cake), cookies, potato salad, macaroni salad, marshmallow candy, soda, and plenty of water. As you can see, it was a enticing feast to celebrate the end of summer. 

The whole crew came out to dine in the sunshine for the Labor Day celebration.

It is special to get the whole group together for holidays!


Pumpkin Art at the Lois Lloyd Center

Tony receives assistance from Tanashua Slaton, Developmental Activity Trainer, to create a colorful pumpkin.

Isabel happily waits while Tanashua carefully pours paint on her pumpkin.

Look at the bright final products - so artistic!

Life In Motion Clients Visit the Dollar Store

Shore's clients who receive services in the Life In Motion - Your Choice Program love outings. In September, they took advantage of the great weather and popped into the Dollar Store to buy some items.

Left: Holly pays close attention as she makes sure to pay the right amount for her items.

At Shore, we love to make sure our individuals served are getting out into their communities on a regular basis, and it gives them great pride to make decisions about the things they purchase.

Right: Larry, Holly, and Emilie have a great visit carefully walking through each aisle and picking out what they need.

Update from Kevin, Shore's ComEd Ambassador

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Ambassador.

Here is my energy saving tip of the month.

Did you know that drafts waste a lot of energy? The main culprits tend to be windows, doors, chimneys, cracks and gaps, attics and basements, and your HVAC system.

To find the drafts, on a windy day, close all your doors and windows. You can then use a candle to see where the flame flickers. At night, use a flashlight. Check if light shines through your closed door and windows. If you can see the light through the frames, air is getting through. If you want to use something more accurate, you can use a wind meter or a thermal detector. By finding and correcting the drafts, you save energy and make your home more comfortable. Happy Fall!

Thank Our DSPs!

Early in September, Illinois set aside a week to recognize Direct Service Professionals (DSPs). We honor and thank our wonderful team of DSPs who help our individuals served each day to live their lives to the fullest.

Right: Sandro, Caroline, Joannie, Kimberly and Robin celebrate DSP week. Shore could not be luckier to have this team supporting our individuals served at the Koenig Center.

Visit to the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

Jeff, Pat, and Dmitry enjoy a beautiful day at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park walking in nature.

Allen, Than Than, and Dara pose on the rustic artwork.

Phillip, William, Liz, and Daniel love walking outside in nature.

Exciting Visit to The Grove

Josh, Dick, and Vincent have fun exploring the educational nature exhibits at The Grove.

Mary, Stephen, Ranata, and Maurice love learning at The Grove's unique exhibits.

Volunteering at the Niles Food Pantry

Priscilla and Vanessa carefully unpack and organize food.

Stephen works hard to break down and carry boxes to the recycling area.

Joyce and Angela carefully stack food packages at their station and work well as a team.

Acorn Art Project at the Lois Lloyd Center

Emilie proudly shows off her finished acorn. She has a great color scheme that matches her shirt!

Emilie carefully decides the colors and textures she wants to include in her masterpiece.

Lori takes great care to decorate her acorn exactly as she wants it to be.

Lori is excited to share her finished product; great job, Lori!


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