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Get Inspired …

Meet caregiver Lynn and her family.

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Enriched by experience. Empowered in life.

Pathlights works with communities in the Southwest Suburbs of Cook County to help navigate and celebrate aging.

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Pathlights serves adults over 60 and adults with disabilities living at home.

We are here for every stage of your journey, whatever it may be.

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Staying connected and involved is more important than ever.

Our remote events inform caregivers, clients, and their families.

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Will you help us?

Find out about the many ways in which you can support the community today!

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Pathlights, formerly known as PLOWS Council on Aging, is a vital component of a healthy, empowered, and compassionate community.
Everyone has someone they care for who can benefit from our services.

For resources call 708.361.0219


Our services continue.
We are available at 708.361.0219

Our team is operating remotely, conducting assessments and services by phone and computer. Check out our Events to keep connected with remote events and activities.


Pathlights help communities by ensuring that individuals have equal access to food, shelter, safety, and care.
Learn more about our programs and services below.


Sometimes accessing basic nutrition can be a challenge for older adults living independently or with limitations. We can help with home-delivered meals and assistance with Illinois SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

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We can help you learn about housing options and work with you to identify ways to maximize your budget with benefits that may lower your monthly expenses such as utility bills, property taxes, transportation, and more.

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Our trained professionals work with the Illinois Department on Aging to investigate abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities, and educate our community how to take action to prevent abuse.

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Our resources can enhance your life and aid caregivers, friends, and family with in-house services, support groups, Respite, benefits’ assistance, and options for safe transition from hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.

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Pathlights' board member Dr. JoAnn Gruca recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as a Notable Nonprofit Board Leader. Read the full article »

Here’s a front page Daily Southtown/Chicago Tribune story about our new name and look.


Check out our events page to register.

Join us for a holiday sing-along at Memory Café.

December 8, 2021

Meet other informal caregivers, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement at our support group.

December 15, 2021

Join our nine-week caregiver program to discover stress management techniques, relaxation and coping strategies.

January 7, 2022

Travel to Paris virtually with Memory Café, a meet up for people living with cognitive impairment and their care partners.

January 12, 2022

Participate in a caregiver’s class to learn more about how to manage common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

January 17, 2022

Meet other informal caregivers, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement at our support group.

January 19, 2022

Join other grandparents and older relatives raising children at our support group.

January 24, 2022

Discover legal and financial issues that family caregivers should know about.

January 24, 2022

Do you have a family member or person
in your life who needs Pathlights' services? We are available at 708.361.0219.


There are many ways you can contribute towards our cause, and every act of generosity goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.

Pathlights is a 501(c) (3), independent, charitable, human service organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Tax ID: 36-2882809