Welcome to Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is available at Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center. OT is skilled in helping individuals learn or relearn the day to day activities they need to achieve maximum independence in the areas of self care, work and leisure." For more information call 218-387-3040.
Spring fever has arrived at the North Shore Care Center - despite the April Fools' Day storm this past week. Warmer weather, longer days of sunlight, and melting snow is coming soon! In the meantime, the residents will work on indoor planting, Easter crafts, and filling eggs for the community hunt.
April is always a busy month for elders as they prepare for the annual Spring Fling Sale on May 1st. There will be grab bags to get ready and lots of craft and baking projects going on - including homemade dog biscuits for Dog Appreciation Month.
The monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday, April 9th to honor Trudy Boyd, Esther Sorlie, and Delores McLean. Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m. with piano classics by Doug Sanders.
The Grand Marais Lioness Club will host their monthly social for residents with special desserts on Saturday, April 19th at 3 p.m., along with favorite piano tunes by Irene Thompson.
Additional live music in April will include Myron Bursheim on Sunday's, Irene Thompson on Monday's, Al Fuller on Tuesday's, and Susan Sherer on Wednesday's. The classic country band Portage will perform for a dance on April 26th at 6:30 p.m. Families, friends, and community members are always welcome to attend.
There will be special Lenten and Easter services this month, as well as a lunch outing to the Senior Center on April 17th.
Spring clean-up is scheduled to begin indoors and outdoors during the week of Earth Day and Arbor Day. We welcome a new group of students from David Liechty's Social Studies class for a service learning project to help clean up the patios.
April 6 - 12 is National Volunteer Week - a time to recognize the efforts of volunteers at the local, state, and national levels. The residents and staff want to thank our dedicated volunteers for all the extraordinary things they do all year. The annual Volunteer Brunch will be held on May 28th this year. The Arrowhead Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) had a total of 7,632 hours of service in Cook County last year. The RSVP hours served at the Care Center station totaled 917 hours. Great job!
There are volunteer opportunities for all ages at North Shore Care Center. For more information about activity programs or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Activity Department at 218.387.3518 or visit the website: www.nshorehospital.com.
-Submitted by Kay Rosenthal, Activities Director
Cook County North Shore Hospital is now listed on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare webpage. This webpage reports various process of care measures including heart attack or chest pain process of care measures, pneumonia process of care measures, and heart failure process of care measures. In addition, mortality rates and hospital readmission rates are also included on the webpage. Often the number of cases are too small to reliably tell how well the hospital is performing. The Hospital continues to focus on processes to achieve compliance with the process of care measures.