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?
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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.

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

For resources call 708.361.0219


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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Introducing our newest magazine,
The Journey: Across Generations

For the fourth year, Pathlights has partnered with the Chicago Tribune and community partners to create The Journey: Across Generations, a special publication that shares inspiring and informative stories and keeps you connected with a full calendar of events in May and June. View the Digital Flipbook Magazine (open as full screen and use the arrow on the right to page through the magazine).

This edition focuses on the importance of intergenerational collaboration to unite and improve our communities. At Pathlights, our work spans generations whether it’s engaging high school volunteers, supporting families caring for older adults, or advising people 60+ about benefits and resources that allow them to age in the community. We hope you enjoy these stories and learn more about the positive impact that occurs when different generations come together.

Check out our virtual and in-person events, open to everyone at no cost. Thank you to The Journey Sponsors

Thank You Corporate Partners


Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Starting soon: Fridays at 10 AM
This program for caregivers of those with dementia is a multi-component program focusing on support, problem solving, education, and stress management techniques. It addresses stress and the impact of long-term stress, managing difficult behaviors/conditions, grief, coping strategies, positive thinking, taking care of yourself, and choosing a path to wellness. A different stress management technique is demonstrated each week.

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

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NEW! Early-Stage Memory Loss Support Group

June & July on Thursdays
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Orland Park Public Library, Pathlights is hosting an eight-week support group for those living with early-stage dementia or MCI(mild cognitive impairment) and their care partners. ‘Early-stage’ refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. This group will meet beginning in June at the Orland Park Public Library (14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park). This group will offer dementia-related education, emotional support and connections with resources.

Pre-Screening Registration Required Call Catherine at 708.361.0219 or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Annual Senior Health Fair

June 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM
This festive event features representatives from local resources specializing in activities and services for older adults and caregivers, medical screening, raffles, food, and entertainment.
This Health Fair is located at the Evergreen Park Firehouse 9000 S. Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park.

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Planning for the Cost of Health and Long-term Care in Retirement

June 16 at 2 PM
People financially prepare for retirement, only to see their life savings decimated by a catastrophic or chronic illness. Join Pathlights in welcoming Chris Genzler, CFP, Financial Advisor with Forum Financial Management LP, for an educational program on Medicare and Private Insurance coverage, The Rising Cost of Health Care During Your Retirement and Long-term Care Planning Strategies and Insurance Options. This program contains information we should all know before we need it and is not a sales presentation. Generously sponsored by BRIA Health Services.

Registration Required
Call Pathlights, 708.361.0219, or register online here. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Caregivers Connecting

June 21 at 10 AM
Staying connected and involved is more important than ever. Our monthly support group gives you a chance to talk with other family caregivers in similar situations, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement.

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

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Bingo Buddies

June 22 at 1 PM
Fun and Games! Older adults sign up to be paired with a little buddy to play a few rounds of the game together and help them recognize when to say BINGO. Fun (and prizes) for all ages. Generously sponsored by Franciscan Village.

Registration Required
Visit the Lemont Public Library website to register. Lemont Public Library is located at 50 E. Wend St., Lemont. A Tinley Park Public Library card is not required to register for the event.

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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.