Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Starting soon: Fridays at 10 AM
This program for caregivers of those with dementia is a multi-component program focusing on support, problem solving, education, and stress management techniques. It addresses stress and the impact of long-term stress, managing difficult behaviors/conditions, grief, coping strategies, positive thinking, taking care of yourself, and choosing a path to wellness. A different stress management technique is demonstrated each week.

Registration Required Call Meghan at 708.361.0219 or e-mail mmitoraj@pathlights.org

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NEW! Early-Stage Memory Loss Support Group

June & July on Thursdays
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Orland Park Public Library, Pathlights is hosting an eight-week support group for those living with early-stage dementia or MCI(mild cognitive impairment) and their care partners. ‘Early-stage’ refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. This group will meet beginning in June at the Orland Park Public Library (14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park). This group will offer dementia-related education, emotional support and connections with resources.

Pre-Screening Registration Required Call Catherine at 708.361.0219 or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Annual Senior Health Fair

June 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM
This festive event features representatives from local resources specializing in activities and services for older adults and caregivers, medical screening, raffles, food, and entertainment.
This Health Fair is located at the Evergreen Park Firehouse 9000 S. Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park.

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Planning for the Cost of Health and Long-term Care in Retirement

June 16 at 2 PM
People financially prepare for retirement, only to see their life savings decimated by a catastrophic or chronic illness. Join Pathlights in welcoming Chris Genzler, CFP, Financial Advisor with Forum Financial Management LP, for an educational program on Medicare and Private Insurance coverage, The Rising Cost of Health Care During Your Retirement and Long-term Care Planning Strategies and Insurance Options. This program contains information we should all know before we need it and is not a sales presentation. Generously sponsored by BRIA Health Services.

Registration Required
Call Pathlights, 708.361.0219, or register online here. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Caregivers Connecting

June 21 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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Bingo Buddies

June 22 at 1 PM
Fun and Games! Older adults sign up to be paired with a little buddy to play a few rounds of the game together and help them recognize when to say BINGO. Fun (and prizes) for all ages. Generously sponsored by Franciscan Village.

Registration Required
Visit the Lemont Public Library website to register. Lemont Public Library is located at 50 E. Wend St., Lemont. A Tinley Park Public Library card is not required to register for the event.

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Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

June 22 at 3 PM
Patricia McClure-Chessier, award winning author of “Losing a Hero to Alzheimer’s The Story of Pearl” and “A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Nine Key Principles, shares her journey about how she cared for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Patricia will share communication strategies and teach participants how to avoid power struggles, what to do when their loved one is non-compliant with their daily skills or displaying challenging behaviors. Generously sponsored by Hoyne Bank.

Registration Required
This program is in-person at the Oak Lawn Public Library and virtual via Zoom. For registering to attend in-person, please call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org To register for the virtual Zoom program, please click here . Oak Lawn Public Library is located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn.

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All Ages Bingo!

June 24 from 3 to 6 PM
Neighborhood fun for all ages. Prizes, refreshments and time to catch up with friends and neighbors.
This event is held at the Robbins Park District located at 13650 S. Claire Blvd., Robbins.

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Lunch & Learn – Recognizing and Reporting Abuse

June 27 at 11:30 AM
We all deserve to lead happy and healthy lives free from abuse, yet mistreatment of older people and adults with disabilities is widespread, underreported and encompasses far more than domestic violence. Join this educational session by Pathlights’ Adult Protective Services team during World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and help lead the community effort to recognize and respond to abuse. Generously sponsored by JenCare Senior Medical Center.

Registration Required
Register online here. This event is being held at Moraine Valley Community College Building M located at 9000 College Pkwy., Palos Hills.

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