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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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Enriched by experience. Empowered in life.

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

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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.

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Staying connected and involved is more important than ever.

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

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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

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@pathlight.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 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.


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. If you are caring for an older adult and are looking for support, please click here to take the TCare Caregiver Screener.

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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.

Join other grandparents and older relatives raising children at our support group.

May 23, 2022

Discover what Pathlights has to offer at this Lunch and Learn presentation.

May 24, 2022

Celebrate nature through accessible activities.

May 25, 2022

Learn how to protect yourself and identify the signs of a scam.

May 26, 2022

Learn practical Tips for aging in place safely.

June 2, 2022

Join us at the grand opening of the Hills Farmers Market.

June 3, 2022

Join us for an interactive conversation on the role of proper nutrition in aging adult.

June 6, 2022

Join Memory Café, a meet up for people living with cognitive impairment and their care partners.

June 8, 2022

Learn how you can take steps to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement.

June 8, 2022

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

June 15, 2022

Join us for the Alzheimer’s Community Forum to learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss.

June 23, 2022

Learn how to properly navigate property transactions.

June 25, 2022

Join other grandparents and older relatives raising children at our support group.

June 27, 2022

Stop by the Pathlights table at the Evergreen Park Farmers’ Market.

June 30, 2022

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