Housing, Shelter

Norwood Life Society

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.reshapingaging.org

Mission Statement

Our organization’s mission is to enhance the well-being and independence of seniors. We do this through variety of ways. Norwood Crossing offers residential care, including Assisted Living, Sheltered Care, Skilled Nursing, Memory Support and Respite Care. A five-star facility, we have developed a reputation for excellence and person-centered care.
Norwood Seniors Network (NSN) was begun in 1994 with help from the Retirement Research Foundation. NSN provides a spectrum of services for seniors still living in the community, including in-home care giving, home delivered meals, transportation, outings and more.
The Norwood Park Senior Center, now two years old, offers five days a week of services and activities, including daily meals, exercise, book clubs, full-day outings, informational presentations and the services of a nurse and social worker.
The Norwood Life Care Foundation previously housed the Volunteer program; however, we have recently made the program independent. This new program, Nor-VOL-ution, Norwood’s Volunteer Revolution, now manages volunteer opportunities for the organization.

Main Programs

  1. Norwood Crossing
  2. Norwood Seniors Network
  3. Norwood Park Senior Center
  4. Norwood Life Care Foundation
  5. Nor-VOL-ution
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Northwest side of Chicago and surrounding communities

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Michael Toohey

Keywords

Self-reported

seniors, long-term care, seniors housing, in-home care, senior center

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EIN

56-2663863

Physical Address

6016 N. Nina Ave.

Chicago, IL 60631

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

Health Support Services (E60)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Norwood Crossing

Norwood Crossing is our long-term care residential facility. It is its own 501 c 3 organization , operated under the auspices of the Norwood Life Society. Norwood Crossing offers residential care, including Assisted Living, Sheltered Care, Skilled Nursing, Memory Support and Respite Care. A five-star facility, we have developed a reputation for excellence and person-centered care.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$13,000,000.00

Program 2

Norwood Seniors Network

Norwood Seniors Network (NSN) was begun in 1994 with help from the Retirement Research Foundation. It is its own 501 c 3 organization.  NSN provides a spectrum of services for seniors still living in the community, including in-home care giving, home delivered meals, transportation, outings and more.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$1,200,000.00

Program 3

Norwood Park Senior Center

The Norwood Park Senior Center, now approaching its second anniversary, offers five days a week of services and activities, including daily meals, exercise, book clubs, full-day outings, informational presentations and the services of a nurse and social worker

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

Norwood Life Care Foundation

The Norwood Life Care Foundation is the fundraising arm of the organization and is its own 501 c 3. The Foundation raises money towards the operation of all entities, as well as for capital improvements projects and charitable care. The Foundation provides donors with an opportunity to leave a legacy while supporting a cause they believe in..

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 5

Nor-VOL-ution

Nor∙VOL∙ution is envisioned as a robust, dynamic and engaged organization that makes a difference in the lives of others by providing members of the community with significant and meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Our vision is to grow and strengthen our volunteer efforts t 1) provide more services to our senior clientele, 2) enhance the lives of our volunteers, particularly mature adults, and 3) be of service to the broader community.
The program is designed to be financially self-sustaining, using various revenue streams from areas such as the sale of donations at the organization’s existing Thrift Shop and Gift Shop.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$47,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Northwest side of Chicago and surrounding communities

Funding Needs

Wellness Center: Donations are still being accepted for our new Wellness Center, which houses our rehab area, Beauty Parlor, Meditation Room, Library,  Brain Fitness Lab and the Healthy Harvest Cafe. Our Expressive Arts Team, including a music therapist, art therapist and dance/movement therapist,  conduct classes and creative activities with the residents. The Brain Fitness Lab offers a computers and intent access to the residents, along with the award-winning Brain Fitness software program, designed to reduce and even reverse cognitive decline.  The SeniorFit program offers strength-training exercises to help keep our residents fit and flexible. Charitable care:  Norwood Life Society provided over 1.6 millions dollars in charitable care to residents who exhausted their funds.. Ongoing Capital needs:We plan to refresh the Nursing Building rooms with new carpet and ceiling tiles, new paint and new window treatments. Eventually we hope to replace all windows in the Nursing Building.

Accreditations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - Medicare Certification

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Norwood Life Society

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Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Toohey

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Maureen McCGuire

MacCabe & McGuire

Term: Apr 2011 - Apr 2013

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