Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday Video
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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.

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?
Will you help us?

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. 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


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 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 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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Pathlights Presents “The Holiday Give”

We need your help this holiday season. Please consider helping Pathlights so we can empower more neighbors who need a little — or a lot of — help along the path to aging. We hope to raise $25,000 by the end of 2023 so we can 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


Are You Ready for Medicare D Open Enrollment?

November 29 at 1 PM
Find out the value of screening your Medicare Part D prescription drug program annually. Many participants don’t realize that plan and drug prices can substantially from one year to the next. Attendees will get a thorough overview of Medicare and better understand how Pathlights’ SHIP counselors can assist in navigating the Medicare system. SHIP counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will never charge clients for this service.

Registration Not Required Call William Leonard Public Library at 708.597.2760 for more details. This presentation is held at the William Leonard Public Library, 13820 Central Park Ave., Robbins.

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Memory Café

December 6 at 10:30 AM
Pathlights & Orland Park Public Library host Memory Café. People living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners are encouraged to join this social activity and participate in an engaging activity.

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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Caregivers Connecting

December 20 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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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.