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

Grandparent Raising Children Support Group

February 26 at 11 AM
Join grandparents and other relatives raising children for inspiration, encouragement, and education about local resources that are available to support you. Virtual via Zoom.

Registration Required Call Catherine at 708.274.0052 or e-mail cstowers@pathlights.org

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Estate Planning: Wills & Advance Directives

March 4 at 1 PM
Which critical documents should you have in place to maintain control of healthcare and financial decisions if incapacitated? How can you direct what happens to your estate after death? Join the discussion with staff from the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) at the Chicago Ridge Public Library.

Registration Required
Visit Chicago Ridge Public Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge.

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Memory Café – Chair Tai Chi

March 6 at 10:30 AM
This event takes place at the Orland Park Public Library and is for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Citizens Utility Board Energy Saving Presentation

March 14 at 12 PM
Are you concerned about the rise in utility prices? Join Citizens Utility Board (CUB) for information about how to reduce your energy usage. This presentation is designed to help you better understand the ins and outs of your bill, avoid utility scams, and learn about programs designed to save you money and energy. This presentation will be held at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St., Lemont.
*Please note that lunch will be served at 11:30 AM at a cost of $3/person; presentation starts at 12 PM.

Generously sponsored by ComEd.

Registration Required
Call Lemont Township Office at 630.257.2522 by March 9.

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Pathlights 101

March 14 at 5 PM
Where do people go if they need a little – or a lot of – help along the path to aging? In Southwest Suburban Cook County, Pathlights is the “go-to” community resource. So, what exactly does Pathlights do for you, and how can you benefit from programs and services?
Pathlights 101 teaches attendees about the comprehensive and coordinated services in place to assist older adults, soon to be older adults and caregivers so that we can live out our best lives while remaining as independent as possible. There will be a detailed review of programs and qualifications and time for Q & A.

A light supper, provided by the Older Wiser Livelier Seniors (O.W.L.S.), will be served at 5 PM, with the presentation starting at 6 PM. Donations Appreciated.

Registration Required
This program will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park). To register, please click here.

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Understanding Caregiver Stress and Self-Care Strategies

March 15 at 1 PM
While taking care of a friend or family member may be a labor of love, it can also be extremely stressful. Kandis Draw, Senior Community Education Associate – Research & Advocacy for the Hospice and Palliative Care (HAP) Foundation, will discuss the physical, emotional, and financial stressors that caregivers may face. Caregivers need to take care of their own well-being in order to be able to care for another person. Together, you will explore tips and strategies for self-care.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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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