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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

LATEST UPDATES: SERVICES & COVID-19

Our services continue.
We are available at 708.361.0219

Our team is operating remotely, conducting assessments and services by phone and computer. Check out our Events to keep connected with remote events and activities.

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.

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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SHELTER


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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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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CARE


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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NEWS

Here’s a front page Daily Southtown/Chicago Tribune story about our new name and look.

REMOTE EVENTS

Check out our events page to register.

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

September 15, 2021

Discover legal and financial issues that family caregivers should know about.

September 16, 2021

Find out all the details you need to know to get ready for Medicare D Open Enrollment.

September 17 & 20, 2021

Learn how Medicare and Medicaid plans work independently, or together through the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) plan.

September 27, 2021

Learn to recognize the signs of caregiver stress, identify ways to make time for yourself, and discover how to access community resources.

September 30, 2021

Learn more about elder abuse in our community and ways to help prevent it.

October 4, 2021

Make sense of Medicare A, B, C, D with the help of our SHIP counselors.

October 6, 2021

Learn how Medicare and Medicaid plans work independently, or together through the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) plan.

October 8 & 20, 2021

We’re bringing the zoo to your home! Learn something new about animals at our virtual Memory Café.

October 13, 2021

Find out all the details you need to know to get ready for Medicare D Open Enrollment.

October 13, 2021

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

October 20, 2021

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