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UPCOMING EVENTS

Pathlights keeps you connected with remote events. Add our monthly support groups to your schedule and check back often to find out about special education events. We also convene experts to offer free workshops on a wide range of topics including navigating legal and financial issues, housing options, and training for informal caregivers assisting people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Caregivers Connecting Support Group

April 21 at 10 AM

Remotely Online via Zoom or Dial in By Phone

Registration Required

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or

e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Navigating Legal and Financial Issues in Caregiving

April 21 at 11 AM

Remotely Online via Zoom or Dial in By Phone

Registration Required, $10 Fee

Remote class offered through Moraine Valley Community College

Call 708.974.2110 or visit www.morainevalley.edu

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Caring for the Caregiver

April 28 at 11 AM

Registration Required, $10 Fee

Remote class offered through Moraine Valley Community College

Call 708.974-2110 or visit www.morainevalley.edu

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Balance Exercises for Healthy Aging

May 3 at 1 PM

45 minutes of Pilates based exercises and stretching concentrating on balance and strength exercises that can be done in the home.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Holistic Self-Care

May 4 at 11 AM

Explore powerful ways to improve your quality of life though breathwork, meditation, movement, and massage.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Chair Yoga

May 5 at 10 AM

An experienced instructor will lead you through a series of gentle yoga stretches and positions geared toward increasing flexibility, improving circulation, calming the mind, and more.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Other Related Disorders

May 5 at 11 AM

Remotely Online via Zoom or Dial in By Phone

Registration Required, $10 Fee

Remote class offered through Moraine Valley Community College

Call 708.974-2110 or visit www.morainevalley.edu

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A Legal Map for Aging Well

May 5 at 6 PM

We all hope to age well with excellent physical, cognitive, and mental health. Have you thought about your financial and legal health, too? 1.0 CE Credit for Illinois nurses, social workers, and counselors.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Financial Scams from a Banking Perspective

May 6 at 10 AM

Recognizing signs of financial exploitation and misuse of your funds by others is the first step in stopping it.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Home Equity & Your Retirement Income Plan

May 7 at 12 PM

An honest look at the pros and cons of accessing your home’s equity through HELOC, Traditional and Reverse Mortgage loans in retirement.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Medicare Overview

May 10 at 6 PM

The nuts & bolts of Medicare: registration, penalties, supplements, coordination with employer insurance, annual benefits review. Presentation includes Q & A time.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Social Security

May 11 at 10 AM

Maximizing benefits to best complement your retirement plans.

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Music Memory Café

May 12 at 10 AM

Attend our Memory Café session with a sing-along and “Name That Tune” game.

Registration Required.

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or

e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Walk in Our Shoes

May 12 from 11 AM – 1 PM by appointment

In person individual virtual dementia experience simulates dementia and the aging process. This life changing experience can help you make better caregiving and health decisions.

Registration Required. Call Shannon, 708-304-8443, to reserve your experience at Grace Point Place, Oak Lawn.

Life Care Planning

May 12 at 2 PM

Top tips to foster difficult conversation. Failing to have discussions with loved ones regarding life care decisions can be disastrous to your family.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Benefits of Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients

May 13 at 10 AM

Parkinson’s Disease affects the health of an individual’s speech, swallowing, and cognition. Speech therapy can have a positive impact and help improve quality of life by developing motor movements, such as talking, swallowing, and more.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here

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Straight Talk about Medicare/Medicaid Dual Coverage

May 14 at 11 AM

Medicaid is an often-misunderstood way to pay medical and prescription drug expenses. Tune in to learn how Medicaid and Medicare work together to help meet healthcare needs.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

What matters most to you at end of life?

May 17 at 1 PM

Join us for a relaxed and thoughtful conversation.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Create Your Daily Healing Plan

May 18 at 10 AM

Interactive event focuses on self-care and support, solutions, tools, and rituals to help as we struggle through the pandemic, loss of loved ones, isolation and more. Denise Brown, author and coach, speaks with humor, passion, and poignance. Denise owns The Caregiving Years Training Academy and created the first online caregiving community, “CareGiving.com,“ after experiencing the stresses and joys of caring for a loved one.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here

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Caregivers Connecting Support Group

May 19 at 10 AM

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

Registration Required

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or

e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

Download PDF

The FBI’s Look at the Latest Scams

May 19 at 11 AM

Scammers are smart and can wipe out your financial safety net in no time. Be smarter by learning how to recognize scams before the damage is done.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Walk in Our Shoes

May 19 from 11 AM – 1 PM by appointment

In person individual virtual dementia experience simulates dementia and the aging process. This life changing experience can help you make better caregiving and health decisions.

Registration Required. Call Shannon, 708-304-8443, to reserve your experience at Porter Place, Tinley Park.

Estate Planning Made Easy

May 20 at 1 PM

Trying to determine the necessity of a Will or Trust? Tune in for this overview of estate planning to help ease your anxiety over this seemingly daunting but necessary task.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Incontinence

May 21 at 10 AM

Incontinence is a symptom, not a disease. This valuable seminar for caregivers and those who have this condition will teach about the causes, diagnostic process, and treatment options for fecal and urinary incontinence.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Downsizing Made Easy

May 24 at 11 AM

Letting go of the “stuff ” that’s keeping you stuck.

Tips to keep you from feeling overwhelmed.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Coping with the Mental Stress of Covid 19 and More!

May 25 at 1 PM

Alleviate stress and fear in challenging times. Education helps remove the stigma of mental and behavioral disorders. NAMI spearheads these efforts and helps families cope.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

What is Supportive Living?

May 26 at 11 AM

Assisted Living. Supportive Living. What are the differences? Benefits? Financial options and amenities?

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Practical Tips for Brain Health

May 27 at 1 PM

Learn simple, easily integrated ways to increase cognitive resilience and decrease risks of cognitive loss.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

May 28 at 11 AM

Learn about stages, behaviors, and communication strategies.

Registration Required. Sign up by clicking here.

As an educator we are so lucky to partner with agencies like Pathlights to help our students experience education outside of the classroom.

D. McCauley PhD CTRS, Professor
Moraine Valley Community College

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