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Help Pathlights continue to support communities in the Southwest Suburbs of Cook County along the path to aging.

Prevent Elder Abuse
Prevent Abuse…

Learn how we can protect our community. Report concerns quickly and anonymously for suspected abuse of anyone over 60 years or disabled adults over 18 years. Call the State hotline 24 hours a day at 1-866-800-1409.

Enriched by experience
Enriched by experience. Empowered in life.

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

Serves over 60
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
Staying connected and involved is more important than ever.

Our events inform caregivers, clients, and their families.

Lynn & Family Video
Get Inspired …

Meet caregiver Lynn and her family. Discover how resources, referrals, and emotional support from Pathlights has made a difference to this family caregiver and her aging parents living in their home in Oak Lawn.

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

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Pathlights is a vital component of a healthy, empowered, and compassionate community. We guide people along the path to aging in Southwest Suburban Cook County.

Everyone knows someone who can benefit from our services.

For resources call 708.361.0219

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We’re all getting older — every day. This looks different to each of us but most share common aging goals: to age well, age in our homes, and remain independent contributors to our communities. So where do we go if we need a little — or a lot of — help along the path to aging?

In Southwest Suburban Cook County, Pathlights is the “go-to” community resource. Our programs and services are needs-based, and most are available at no cost. We serve people across all financial levels and some programs follow specific eligibility requirements. We help provide care, food, and safety so older adults and adults with disabilities can remain in their homes with dignity for as long as possible. Learn more below.

 

CARE

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

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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SAFETY

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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We need your help. Please consider helping Pathlights so we can empower more neighbors who need a little — or a lot of — help along the path to aging. Your donations help our nonprofit provide care, food, and safety to more people in our community.

Pathlights Annual Report

Learn about the impactful work and accomplishments achieved as we continue our mission to empower individuals navigating the life cycle.

Thank You Corporate Partners

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Events

Caregivers Connecting

April 17 at 10 AM
Staying connected and involved is more important than ever. Our monthly support group gives you a chance to talk with others in similar situations, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement. Virtual via Zoom

Registration Required Call Lily at 708.361.0219 or e-mail lruckman@pathlights.org

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Trivia Night – Sold Out

April 18 from 6 to 9 PM
Join us for a fun night to raise funds for our Home-Delivered Meals program.
$35 per person, includes pizza and one drink.
Doors open at 6 PM with Trivia starting at 6:30 PM.
Generously sponsored by Peace Village.

Registration Required
This event will be held at Fox’s Restaurant & Pub (9240 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn).

See Flyer for more details

Grandparent Raising Children Support Group

April 22 at 11 AM
Join grandparents and other relatives raising children for inspiration, encouragement, and education about local resources that are available to support you. Virtual via Zoom.

Registration Required Call Jenna at 708.361.0219 or e-mail jstock@pathlights.org

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Financial Exploitation: Protect Yourself & Your Family

April 29 at 11 AM
This presentation, by experts from Old National Bank, is designed to help you learn to protect yourself from financial abuse – not only scams but also “friendly fraud’ and identity theft. We will help you identify signs of financial exploitation and how to stay vigilant for yourself and those you love. Bilingual presentation in English and Spanish. This event takes place at the William Leonard Public Library, 13820 Central Park Ave., Robbins.

Esta presentación está desiñada para ayudarle a aprender a cómo protegerse a usted mismo de maltrato financiero – no solo de estafas sino también de “fraude amistoso” e robo de identidad.
Le vamos a ayudar a identificar señas de explotación financiera y como mantenerse vigilante usted mismo y para los que ama. La presentación será en inglés y español.

Registration Required Call William Leonard Public Library at 708.597.2760 to register.

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Download PDF – Spanish

Memory Café

May 1 at 10:30 AM
This event takes place at the Orland Park Public Library and is for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Caregiver Stress-Busting Dementia Program

Starts May 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Sign up now for our “Stress Busters” course for family caregivers. This free program will be offered for nine consecutive Fridays via Zoom starting Friday, May 7. If you care for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia this program is a must to help you discover stress management techniques and relaxation and coping strategies. This program meets on Zoom in smalls groups up to 8 people.

Registration Required Call Lily at 708.361.0219 or e-mail lruckman@pathlights.org

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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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. Please consider making a donation to keep our communities healthy.

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

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Our programs and services are need-based, and most are available at no cost. We serve people across all financial levels and some programs follow specific eligibility requirements. We are available at 708.361.0219.