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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.

Just register and we'll contact you with all the details
to dial-in by phone or join by video.

Caregivers Connecting

September 15 at 10 AM

This virtual, monthly meet up is for family caregivers to share experiences, encouragement, advice, and discuss community resources for themselves and the older relative, friend, or neighbor they care for. Dial in by phone or Zoom in on the computer. Dial in and Zoom information will be provided after registration. This event is free. Add us to your schedule – this Caregivers Connecting support group meets the second Wednesday of every month.

Registration Required.

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or

e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Legal and Financial Issues for Caregivers

September 16 at 6 PM

This class, in partnership with the Oak Lawn Library, informs caregivers about the legal and financial issues that affect them and care recipients, including advanced directives, maximizing employee benefits for the caregiver, budgeting, and Medicare & Medicaid benefits and limitations.

The presentation can also be viewed live via YouTube here.

Call the Oak Lawn Public Library at 708.422.4990 X 630 for more information.

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Are You Ready for Medicare D Open Enrollment? – Chicago Ridge

September 17 at 11 AM

Find out the value of screening your Medicare D Prescription Drug plan annually. Many Medicare participants don’t realize that plan and drug prices can change substantially from one year to the next. A Pathlights Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor will provide an unbiased explanation of prescription drug plan options. Those approaching Medicare, current enrollees, and caregivers of enrollees are encouraged to attend this event in person at the Chicago Ridge Public Library (10400 S. Oxford Ave.) or via Zoom.

Registration Required. 

Sign up here to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Call the Chicago Ridge Public Library at 708.423.7753 for more information

Are You Ready for Medicare D Open Enrollment? – Orland Park

September 20 from 1 to 2 PM

This event is presented by the Village of Orland Park. Content is the same as the September 17 session. This session takes place at the Franklin Loebe Center 14650 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park.

Registration Required. 

Visit www.orlandpark.org or

call 708.403.6100 for more information.

How Medicare and Medicaid Work Together

September 27 from 1 to 2 PM

Attendees will learn from Pathlights Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors how Medicare and Medicaid plans work independently, or in some cases together through the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) plan. MMAI can provide more comprehensive coverage to those eligible. Our counselors will explain program qualifications and important considerations when evaluating health plan needs. Caregivers, adults with disabilities, Medicaid enrollees and Medicare enrollees are encouraged to participate. SHIP counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will never charge clients for this service. This event is presented by the Village of Orland Park. This session takes place at the Franklin Loebe Center 14650 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park.

Registration Required. 

Visit www.orlandpark.org or

call 708.403.6100 for more information.

Caring for the Caregiver

September 30 at 6 PM

This class, in partnership with the Oak Lawn Public Library, helps prepare family caregivers to recognize the signs of caregiver stress, identify ways to make time for themselves, and discover how to access community resources for themselves and care recipients.

The presentation can be viewed here.

Call the Oak Lawn Public Library at 708.422.4990 X 630 for more information.

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Abuse In Our Community

October 4 at 11 AM

A Pathlights’ Adult Protective Services caseworker leads a discussion about passive neglect, willful deprivation, self-neglect and more. In-person event at Blue Island Public Library — 2433 York Street — or join remotely by Zoom. Visit www.blueislandlibrary.org or call 708.388.1078.

Making Sense of Medicare

October 6 at 6 PM

This is our first in the series of advocacy classes with the Oak Lawn Public Library. Medicare A, B, C, D! Who can make sense of it? Pathlights Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors will guide those approaching Medicare, current enrollees, and caregivers of enrollees through Medicare basics. Attendees receive a thorough overview of Medicare and better understand how 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. This class takes place in person at the Oak Lawn  Public Library located at 9427 Raymond Avenue in Oak Lawn. Call the Oak Lawn Public Library at 708.422.4990 X 630 for more information.

The presentation can also be viewed live via YouTube here.

How Medicare and Medicaid Work Together – Chicago Ridge

October 8 at 11 AM

Attendees will learn from Pathlights Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors how Medicare and Medicaid plans work independently, or in some cases together through the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) plan. MMAI can provide more comprehensive coverage to those eligible. Our counselors will explain program qualifications and important considerations when evaluating health plan needs. Caregivers, adults with disabilities, Medicaid enrollees and Medicare enrollees are encouraged to participate. SHIP counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will never charge clients for this service. This class takes place in person at the Chicago Ridge Public Library located at 10400 S. Oxford Avenue in Chicago Ridge or register for Zoom here.

Animal Quest Memory Café

October 13 at 10 AM

Animal Quest is bringing the zoo to your home in this fun and educational virtual show! The show will be presented by an expert animal handler and feature a menagerie of amazing live animals. Along the way, you’ll learn more about animal behavior, diversity and conservation. We can’t wait to (virtually) see you there!

Registration Required.

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or

e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

Download PDF

Are You Ready for Medicare D Open Enrollment?

October 13 at 6 PM

Find out the value of screening your Medicare D Prescription Drug plan annually. Many Medicare participants don’t realize that plan and drug prices can change substantially from one year to the next. A Pathlights Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor will provide an unbiased explanation of prescription drug plan options. Those approaching Medicare, current enrollees, and caregivers of enrollees are encouraged to attend this event in person at the Oak Lawn  Public Library located at 9427 Raymond Avenue in Oak Lawn. Call the Oak Lawn Public Library at 708.422.4990 X 630 for more information.

The presentation can also be viewed live via YouTube here.

Caregivers Connecting

October 20 at 10 AM

This virtual, monthly meet up is for family caregivers to share experiences, encouragement, advice, and discuss community resources for themselves and the older relative, friend, or neighbor they care for. Dial in by phone or Zoom in on the computer. Dial in and Zoom information will be provided after registration. This event is free. Add us to your schedule – this Caregivers Connecting support group meets the second Wednesday of every month.

Registration Required.

Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or

e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

Download PDF

How Medicare and Medicaid Work Together – Oak Lawn

October 20 at 6 PM

Attendees will learn from Pathlights Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors how Medicare and Medicaid plans work independently, or in some cases together through the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) plan. MMAI can provide more comprehensive coverage to those eligible. Our counselors will explain program qualifications and important considerations when evaluating health plan needs. Caregivers, adults with disabilities, Medicaid enrollees and Medicare enrollees are encouraged to participate. SHIP counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will never charge clients for this service. This class takes place in person at the Oak Lawn Public Library located at 9427 Raymond Avenue in Oak Lawn. Call the Oak Lawn Public Library at 708.422.4990 X 630 for more information.

The presentation can also be viewed live via YouTube here.

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