(708) 361-0219

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 remote 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.

Will you help?
Will you help us?

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.

Everyone has someone they care for who can benefit from our services.

For resources call 708.361.0219

The Journey: Positive Possibilities, Partnership & Progress.

Introducing our newest magazine,
The Journey: Positive Possibilities, Partnership & Progress.

For the third year, we’ve collaborated with the Chicago Tribune and community partners to create a special publication that shares inspiring and informative stories and keeps you connected with a full calendar of events in May and June. This edition focuses on the importance of safety for everyone in the community and the positive outcomes we achieve by working together to build strong communities.

The publication is distributed to 29,000 people in more than 25 communities throughout Palos, Lemont, Orland, Stickney, and Worth Townships. Please contact Diana at dvisk@pathlights.org if you’d like a magazine sent to your home. We hope that the stories of impact in this publication will inspire you to help continue the advocacy efforts to ensure safety in our communities.

For optimal viewing, please view the digital flip bookNote: open as full screen and use the arrow on the right to page through and flip through the magazine. If you prefer, you can also download the PDF version.


Pathlights helps communities by ensuring that individuals have equal access to care, food, and safety.

Learn more about our programs and services below.


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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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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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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Thank You Corporate Partners


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

March 25 from 9AM to 2 PM

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to all. This clinic is part of the Hills Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo.  If you are homebound or require assistance to receive vaccines at home, call Pathlights at 708.361.0219.

Registration Preferred
Walk-ins allowed, but pre-registration is preferred and is as simple as calling 1-708-PILLARS (745-5277).  Clinic is located at Conrady Jr. High School (7950 W. 97th St., Hickory Hills)

Grandparents & Older Adult Relative Raising Children Support Group

March 27 at 11 AM
Join grandparents and other relatives raising children support group virtually for inspiration, encouragement, and education about resources that are available to help.

Registration Preferred Call Meghan at 708.361.0219 or e-mail mmitoraj@pathlights.org

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Music Memory Café

April 5 at 10:30AM

Pathlights & Orland Park Public Library host Memory Café for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners. Music is a powerful tool for people with dementia as it enables the brain to have successful engagement and participation even late into the disease progression. The team at Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc. will encourage the participants to sing, play instruments, connect with each other, and have fun at the Memory Café!

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. Orland Park Public Library is located at 14921 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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What Caregivers Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

April 18 at 6:30PM

Caring for someone experiencing cognitive decline can be challenging and isolating. Speaker, Karen Lowe Graham, PhD (c), Manager of Community Engagement at Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC), will help you differentiate between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), discuss risk factors for AD and possible ways to delay onset, the critical role of caregiver self-care, and ways to ease the journey using and interpreting reputable research.
Registration Required
Call Alsip-Merrionette Park Library at (708) 926-7024 or visit their website to register. Alsip-Merrionette Park Library is located at 11960 S. Pulaski Rd., Alsip.

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Caregivers Connecting

April 19 at 10 AM
Our virtual caregiver support group gives you a chance to talk with others in similar situations, share experiences, and advice.

Registration Preferred Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Grandparents & Older Adult Relative Raising Children Support Group

April 24 at 11 AM
Join grandparents and other relatives raising children support group virtually for inspiration, encouragement, and education about resources that are available to help.

Registration Preferred Call Meghan at 708.361.0219 or e-mail mmitoraj@pathlights.org

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