Apr 26, 2018
Elizabeth Gordon
New events at the North Shore Senior Center

Elizabeth Gordon, PhD, is the director of North Shore Senior Options at North Shore Senior Center, where she leads a team dedicated to providing care management, behavioral health services and guardianship to older adults and their families. The team also offers daily money management and home safety assessments. These services support the mission to improve the safety, well-being and quality of life for seniors and those who care for them.
Before joining Senior Options, Liz was director of Senior and Family Services in Niles for nine years. Prior to that, she spent three years working in the Evanston office as a counselor and care manager. Liz also was vice president and chief academic officer at Advocate Health Care, and earlier served as associate professor of pediatrics and director of research at the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University.
Liz received her doctorate, master’s and undergraduate degrees in psychology from Michigan State University and also earned a master’s degree in human services/counseling from National-Lewis University. She holds a certificate of professional achievement in nonprofit management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Eddie Meyer is the program specialist and outreach liaison for North Shore Senior Options. He is the initial contact for potential clients and their families who are exploring how Senior Options could provide support to them. He is responsible for outreach and marketing, fostering relationships with clients, communities, and community partners. Eddie also provides home safety assessments as part of the Senior Options suite of services.
Eddie initially joined North Shore Senior Center as a case manager in the Senior & Family Services Department (Niles Office). Eddie worked with clients and their families, built relationships with them, and helped them identify and meet their needs. Eddie graduated with honors from Brunel University (UK) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and earned his Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago. Eddie is a licensed social worker (LSW), and expects to receive his license as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the next few months. Eddie is also working towards becoming a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) and has completed the Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place module of this certification program.  Eddie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and is on the board of No Shame On U, a non-profit aimed at reducing the stigma associated with Mental Health.