Hello Mary,

Happy Spring! We hope you and your family are enjoying these warm, and sometimes rainy, days of May. Our individuals served have been busy getting outside, exploring possible jobs, and creating art for fun, as well as, for our Spring Benefit!

As you know, we appreciate ANY donation that you give to Shore! Every dollar makes a huge difference. Thank you in advance for your generous support!


Shore's Annual Spring Benefit - Oh What A Night!

Our Spring Benefit and on-line auction was on May 18th and was a huge success! We honored Natalie Romano, President of Shore's Board of Directors, for her many years of service and dedication to Shore.

We celebrated with food and heartfelt speeches from Shore's CEO, Alexis India Alm, and guest of honor, Natalie Romano. Then we had an exciting paddle raise and a lucky donor won at trip to Mexico! We then enjoyed great live music from Neil Carson and the One Night Swingers and dancing. It was a wonderful night to remember and we raised critical funds for Shore.

Left: Natalie looks stunning for her big night.

Lower Left: Shore's CEO Alexis Inda Alm gives a lovely speech.

Below: Humberto brings Janie and Carol to the big event

Below: Shore Team Members Rhonda Craven and Necole Miller help check guests into the event.

Below Left: William and Vincent looking dapper.

Bottom Left: Nancy, Vickie, and Cindy enjoying a lovely night out.

Shore's 28th Annual Golf Outing is June 23

Shore's 28th Annual Golf Outing is coming soon! It's on Friday, June 23rd at the Deerfield Golf Club in Riverwoods. Please reach out to Tracy Portnoy (details above) to sign up. Also, we continue to seek sponsors and donations for our auction such as unique experiences, sporting event/concert tickets, restaurant or retail gift certificates, or any connections you have to people who could provide these types of items; we are extremely grateful for your support. Please contact Tracy Portnoy to sign up and ask any questions at tportnoy@shoreservices.org or 847-982-2030 x 218. Thank you for your generosity!

Shore's Koenig Training Center Update

Shore officially sold the Koenig Center building in late April. As a result, we officially moved to our leased space and will start construction soon to update it for our future needs. We are working with an architectural firm, The Cashman Stahler Group, and are very excited for the renovations to begin. We will have a state-of-the-art program space! All drop offs and pick ups are now only in the front of the building.

A Day at the Skokie Library

Philip, Dara (above, both standing), Richard, and Janie had a fantastic time reading King Arthur and participating in a regular book club at the Skokie Library. They discussed the book and, on the last day, celebrated by dressing up in medieval costumes!

Richard liked acting like a king.

Above: Dara holds his sword and cup with great care.

Above: Philip takes his medieval role quite seriously.

Shore Pays a Visit to VFW Post 134 in Morton Grove

Individuals served at the Koenig Center created a beautiful banner to share with the heroes of The American Legion Post 134 in Morton Grove. Their visit was educational and meant a great deal to all who attended.

Above: Sam, Liz, and Paul enjoy a moment paying respect to a Veteran.

Above: Sam, Liz, and Paul display the beatiful banner that Shore individuals created for Memorial Day to honor our local heroes.

Above: Sam, Liz, and Paul get the opportunity to meet more local Veterans on their special visit.

White Sox Spring Baseball Outing

Shore residents had a beautiful day for a visit to the ballpark! Special thanks to the White Sox organization for generously donating tickets to us. We were lucky to have a sunny spring day to enjoy taking in a game.

Above: Diosley, Jason, and Janakan check out this mural and get ready to head to their seats for a fun afternoon.

Above: Diosley and Janakan are so excited to take their seats.

Above: Diosley gives us a wave while Jason smiles.

Above: Jason clearly having a great time!

Shore's Art Gallery Makes a Splash at the Spring Benefit

We are proud of our Shore artists who created gorgeous works of art that were up for bid at the Spring Benefit. Lucky winner, Alexis India Alm, Shore's CEO and Dr. Walter Alm, proudly display their painting in their home. All proceeds from these paintings benefit Shore so we are grateful to our artists and those who bid on these gems!

Left: Tanashua Slaton, Developmental Activities Trainer, and Lorraine use a hair dryer to create an amazing design.

Below: This beautiful painting is proudly displayed in the home of Shore's CEO, Alexis India Alm and Dr. Walter Alm.

Below left and bottom: Look at how creative our clients are!

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Good Times in May at the Lois Lloyd Center

Above: Lori sports her Shore blue top on a sunny spring day.

Above: Myra and Isabel enjoy some sunshine while listening to music.

Above: Alicia comes upstairs to visit and share treats on Tehran's last day celebration.

Top: Janakan spends time at Tehran's goodbye party.

Bottom: Myra and Emilie spend time together on a warm day in May.

Above: Tehran and James spend time together at Tehran's goodbye party; these friends will miss one another.

Illinois Masonic Dentistry Clinic Visits Shore's Lois Lloyd Center

We are grateful for the team from Illinois Masonic Dentistry Clinic. In early May, they came and performed free dental screenings and recommendations at the Lois Lloyd Center. It was great to have support for healthy teeth and gums!

Above: Doug pictured with the entire dentistry dream team.

Above: Fannie gets a good exam.

Above: Ashley patiently receives excellent care.

Koenig Center Group Visits Emily Oaks Nature Center

This lucky group went on a nature walk in lovely May weather at The Emily Oaks Nature Center. 

Left to Right: Steve, Emily, Maurice, and Jonathan get exercise and fresh air.