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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?
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.

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

For resources call 708.361.0219

The Journey: Positive Possibilities, Partnership & Progress.

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@pathlights.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 bookNote: 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 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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Elaine Grande is appointed Executive Director by Pathlights’ Board of Directors effective today.

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.


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.