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UPCOMING EVENTS

Pathlights keeps you connected! 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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Grandparents & Older Adult Relative Raising Children Support Group

May 23 at 11 AM

This Grandparents and other relatives raising children support group offers inspiration, encouragement, and education about resources that are available to help. Add us to your schedule – this virtual support group meets the fourth Monday of every month by Zoom.

Registration Required.

Call Carletta at 708.361.0219 or

e-mail cgatling@pathlights.org

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Pathlights Lunch and Learn

May 24 at 11:30 AM

Enjoy a nice lunch and learn about the amazing work Pathlights is doing throughout Southwest Suburban Cook County. The program will provide an overview of our services and the needs in our community. Staff will be there to answer questions after the program. Raffle will be held with all proceeds benefitting Pathlights.

Registration Required.

To attend at Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, register here.

Nature is Accessible – Drop in event

May 25 from 10 AM to 12 Noon

Pathlights is on the road again enjoying the Little Red Schoolhouse’s 6,000-square-foot garden with accessible trail that encourages people of all abilities to physically interact with nature. Visitors of all abilities are invited to celebrate nature through accessible activities.

Questions? Call Little Red Schoolhouse at 708.839.6897 or email littlered.schoolhouse@cookcountyil.gov

The Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center is located at 9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs.

Don’t be a victim of scamming!

May 26 at 10:30 AM

In 2020, older adults lost almost $1 billion in scams. Learn how to protect yourself and identify the signs of scams. Join experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Nicor and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office as they discuss the most common scams they see attempted, tools for identifying a scam and ways to protect yourself.

Registration Required for the virtual presentation only

To attend the presentation virtually, register here.

To attend in-person, please visit Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Avenue, Chicago Ridge.

Practical Tips for Aging in Place Safely

June 2 at 11 AM

Physiological changes including increased fall risk, decreased vision and incontinence episodes occurring in our aging bodies impact daily activities and mobility. Experts from FOX Rehabilitation give a room-by-room tour to teach simple modifications to your movement and physical space to help to these changes. Generously sponsored by Mars Medical Home Medical Equipment & Supplies.

The presentation will be held at the Palos Community Center, 18455 W. 103rd Street, Palos Hills.

Registration preferred

Please call the Palos Community Center at 708.430.4500

Hills Farmers Market

June 3 from 7 AM to 1 PM

Opening day of the Hickory Hills Farmers Market. Pathlights is excited to help kick off the Hills Chamber’s newest community offering. Market will run Friday mornings through October 14th.

The Hickory Hills Farmers Market is located in the City of Hickory Hills parking lot, 8652 W. 95th Street, Hickory Hills

Nutrition Essentials

June 6 at 11 AM

Poor nutrition impacts our physical and mental health and can exacerbate chronic conditions. Joe Smith, from Mom’s Meals, will lead this interactive conversation on the role of proper nutrition in aging adults. Caregivers and older adults alike are encouraged to attend. Handouts with nutrition tips will be distributed to all participants. Generously sponsored by Hoyne Savings Bank.

This presentation will be held at the Worth Public Library District, 6917 W. 111th Street, Worth

Memory Café

June 8 at 10 AM

Join us at this virtual event with activities for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Registration Required.

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052

or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Retirement Readiness: Will You Have Enough Income in Retirement?

June 8 at 6 PM

Retirement income planning is the process of understanding how much income you’ll need during your retirement years to support the retirement lifestyle you want and positioning your assets to provide that income. While there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” plan, there are steps you can take to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement. Join Vince Bailey, Wealth Advisor & Trust Business Development Officer, for this workshop on Retirement Readiness.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to plan for when your retirement will start, (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement, and working in retirement), how long it will last, and the retirement lifestyle you want
  • Steps to estimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement to meet your goals, factoring in health-care costs, taxes, and inflation
  • How to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and an employer pension with your retirement savings, including the products and investments strategies you should consider, a sustainable withdrawal rate, and the best order to tap various accounts.

 

This presentation is held at BankFinancial, 48 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park

Caregivers Connecting

June 15 at 10 AM

Meet up virtually with other family caregivers to share experiences, encouragement, advice, and discuss community resources. Dial in and Zoom information will be provided after registration. Add us to your schedule – this support group meets the third Wednesday of every month.

Registration Required.

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052

or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Alzheimer’s Community Forum

June 23 at 6 PM

Join us at the Orland Park Public Library for an interactive forum to learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. Invite a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your thoughts on how we can better serve those affected by Alzheimer’s in your community. See attached PDF flyer for participating experts.

Registration Required.

To attend in-person at Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, register here or call 708.428.5114

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Pitfalls, Traps & Scams to avoid when buying, selling or renting real estate – hybrid program

June 25 at 10 AM

Many consider buying, selling or renting out real estate without legal representation and come to regret that decision. Michael J. Maslanka, Attorney at Law, will address navigating property transaction safely – from home, termite & radon inspections, selling by owner and the multitude of forms that must be prepared, signed and delivered to buyers and mortgage companies; rampant wire transfer fraud; the new and very pro-tenant Cook County landlord/tenant ordinance; that pesky and dangerous “Quitclaim deed;” and more! Q & A to follow.

Registration Required for remote attendance.

Join us in-person at Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Avenue, Evergreen Park

To attend this presentation virtually, register here.

Grandparents & Older Adult Relative Raising Children Support Group

June 27 at 11 AM

This Grandparents and other relatives raising children support group offers inspiration, encouragement, and education about resources that are available to help. Add us to your schedule – this virtual support group meets the fourth Monday of every month by Zoom.

Registration Required.

Call Carletta at 708.361.0219 or

e-mail cgatling@pathlights.org

Download PDF

Evergreen Park Farmers’ Market

June 30 from 7 AM to 1 PM

Shake off the winter cobwebs and join us at this vibrant market. Stop by Pathlights table and see what’s new. Pathlights partner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will also be hosting a tent and invites you to pick up valuable health literacy information and fun giveaways. Join them for line dancing and meet their team to ask questions about Medicare or the Affordable Care Act.

The Evergreen Park Farmers’ Market is located at Yukich Field, 89th and Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park

I frequently turn to Pathlights for invaluable advice and information on how to help older adults navigate housing, health care and all questions related to living life in our area. The warm, knowledgeable and accessible staff at Pathlights have taught us so much about how to help our community of older adults age in place, receive the benefits they need and stay socially connected with joy and dignity. We love our partnership with Pathlights.

Alicia Jackson, MLS
Adult Services Manager, Chicago Ridge Public Library

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