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Help Pathlights continue to support communities in the Southwest Suburbs of Cook County along the path to aging.

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 events inform caregivers, clients, and their families.

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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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Pathlights is a vital component of a healthy, empowered, and compassionate community. We guide people along the path to aging in Southwest Suburban Cook County.

Everyone knows someone who can benefit from our services.

For resources call 708.361.0219

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We’re all getting older — every day. This looks different to each of us but most share common aging goals: to age well, age in our homes, and remain independent contributors to our communities. So where do we go if we need a little — or a lot of — help along the path to aging?

In Southwest Suburban Cook County, Pathlights is the “go-to” community resource. Our programs and services are needs-based, and most are available at no cost. We serve people across all financial levels and some programs follow specific eligibility requirements. We help provide care, food, and safety so older adults and adults with disabilities can remain in their homes with dignity for as long as possible. Learn more below.

 

CARE

Our resources can enhance your life and aid caregivers, friends, and family with in-house services, support groups, Respite, benefits’ assistance, free workshops and events, and options for safe transition from hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.
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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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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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We need your help. Please consider helping Pathlights so we can empower more neighbors who need a little — or a lot of — help along the path to aging. Your donations help our nonprofit provide care, food, and safety to more people in our community.

Pathlights Annual Report

Learn about the impactful work and accomplishments achieved as we continue our mission to empower individuals navigating the life cycle.

Thank You Corporate Partners

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Events

Grandparent Raising Children Support Group

February 26 at 11 AM
Join grandparents and other relatives raising children for inspiration, encouragement, and education about local resources that are available to support you. Virtual via Zoom.

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

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Estate Planning: Wills & Advance Directives

March 4 at 1 PM
Which critical documents should you have in place to maintain control of healthcare and financial decisions if incapacitated? How can you direct what happens to your estate after death? Join the discussion with staff from the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) at the Chicago Ridge Public Library.

Registration Required
Visit Chicago Ridge Public Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge.

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Memory Café – Chair Tai Chi

March 6 at 10:30 AM
This event takes place at the Orland Park Public Library and is for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Citizens Utility Board Energy Saving Presentation

March 14 at 12 PM
Are you concerned about the rise in utility prices? Join Citizens Utility Board (CUB) for information about how to reduce your energy usage. This presentation is designed to help you better understand the ins and outs of your bill, avoid utility scams, and learn about programs designed to save you money and energy. This presentation will be held at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St., Lemont.
*Please note that lunch will be served at 11:30 AM at a cost of $3/person; presentation starts at 12 PM.

Generously sponsored by ComEd.

Registration Required
Call Lemont Township Office at 630.257.2522 by March 9.

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Pathlights 101

March 14 at 5 PM
Where do people go if they need a little – or a lot of – help along the path to aging? In Southwest Suburban Cook County, Pathlights is the “go-to” community resource. So, what exactly does Pathlights do for you, and how can you benefit from programs and services?
Pathlights 101 teaches attendees about the comprehensive and coordinated services in place to assist older adults, soon to be older adults and caregivers so that we can live out our best lives while remaining as independent as possible. There will be a detailed review of programs and qualifications and time for Q & A.

A light supper, provided by the Older Wiser Livelier Seniors (O.W.L.S.), will be served at 5 PM, with the presentation starting at 6 PM. Donations Appreciated.

Registration Required
This program will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park). To register, please click here.

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Understanding Caregiver Stress and Self-Care Strategies

March 15 at 1 PM
While taking care of a friend or family member may be a labor of love, it can also be extremely stressful. Kandis Draw, Senior Community Education Associate – Research & Advocacy for the Hospice and Palliative Care (HAP) Foundation, will discuss the physical, emotional, and financial stressors that caregivers may face. Caregivers need to take care of their own well-being in order to be able to care for another person. Together, you will explore tips and strategies for self-care.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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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. 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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Our programs and services are need-based, and most are available at no cost. We serve people across all financial levels and some programs follow specific eligibility requirements. We are available at 708.361.0219.