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.
Pathlights works with communities in the Southwest Suburbs of Cook County to help navigate and celebrate aging.
We are here for every stage of your journey, whatever it may be.
Our remote events inform caregivers, clients, and their families.
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.
Find out about the many ways in which you can support the community today!
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
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 email@example.com 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 book. Note: 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.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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. If you are caring for an older adult and are looking for support, please click here to take the TCare Caregiver Screener.Read more
Elaine Grande is appointed Executive Director by Pathlights’ Board of Directors effective today.
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.
Discover more about housing options as you age.
July 11, 2022
Find out about simple changes, products, assistance, and healthy habits that can keep an older adult safely in their home.
July 12, 2022
Join Music Therapy Memory Café, a meet up for people living with cognitive impairment and their care partners.
July 13, 2022
Meet other informal caregivers, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement at our support group.
July 20, 2022
Learn how to have a conversation about your wishes and alternate plans and create a Lifecare Plan.
August 8, 2022
Our next session of StressBusters kicks off for family and friends caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
August 9, 2022
Do you have a family member or person
in your life who needs Pathlights' services? We are available at 708.361.0219.
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.
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