Welcome to Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center.
Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center is proud to offer a full service Out Patient Physical Therapy Department with special interests in postural therapy, sports injury prevention and treatment, vertigo and balance disorders, incontinence and manual therapy with exercise for the spine and extremities. We are open M-F and can be reached at 218-387-3284. Our In-Patient PT services include treatment for hospital patients and Care Center residents.
The holiday season was a memorable one for residents at the North Shore Care Center. There were traditional foods, music, gift-giving, carolers, and good times with family and friends. The residents want to thank the local churches, American Legion Auxiliary, Care Center employees, and several families for their generous donations.
2015 is here! There was the usual year-end trivia session, resolutions for a better year, and the first Bingo game of 2015 on New Year's Day!
January will be a less hectic month with National Hobby Month, Soup Month, Activity Professional's Week, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and National Pie Day. Two outings are planned with Arrowhead Transit bus for lunch at the Senior Center, and shopping downtown.
The monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday, January 14th at 3 p.m. to honor Don Sorlie, Sr. Cake and ice cream will be served along with piano music by Doug Sanders.
The Grand Marais Lioness Club will host their monthly social for residents on Saturday, January 17th at 3 p.m. with delicious desserts for everyone. Irene Thompson will perform favorite piano tunes for an old fashioned sing-a-long.
January 18-24 is National Activity Professional's Week - a time to recognize how meaningful activities enrich the quality of life at any age. It is also a time to acknowledge the valuable role of the Activity Department staff and the many volunteers who make our programs happen all year long.
The first dance of the year welcomes The Portage Band - the award winning country music band that performs at the Care Center the last Saturday of each month - except for this month! They will shake things up a bit by playing the fourth Saturday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. As always, we invite families, friends, and community members to join in the fun and dance!
Additional live music in January will feature Myron Bursheim on Sundays, Irene Thompson on Mondays, Al Fuller on Tuesdays, Susan Scherer on Wednesdays, and occasionally Harris Mills on a Friday. We are very lucky to have so many talented musicians who volunteer on a regular basis at the Care Center throughout the year.
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the North Shore Care Center. It is a milestone year with special events being planned for the employees, volunteers, and community partners. Watch for more information about upcoming activities and events in the Cook County News Herald or on our website: www.nshorehospital.com.
Submitted by Kay Rosenthal - Activities Director
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