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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.

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.

Staying connected and involved is more important than ever.

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

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


Check out our events page to register.

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

June 15, 2021

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

June 16, 2021

Join us for an informative COVID-19 update -- part of our continuing series with Dr. Michael Ison from Northwestern Medicine.

June 16, 2021

Join us as we spend time together connecting with music! Board-certified music therapists from Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc., will help us use a variety of music and instruments at Music Memory Café.

July 14, 2021

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

July 21, 2021

Are you a family caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Attend our in-depth Caregiver Stress-Busting Dementia Program that meets virtually for 90 minutes every week for nine weeks.

July 23, 2021

Attend Memory Café -- a social gathering for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners.

August 11, 2021

Get to know other informal caregivers, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement at Caregivers Connecting support group.

August 18, 2021

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