About Us

Mission Statement-  PLOWS Council on Aging is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons 60 years of age and older by providing the highest level of service to those who are physically, psychologically, and/or financially in need and treating those persons and families with dignity, compassion, and respect.

PLOWS Council on Aging has been in operation since 1975 developing and providing services to older adults 60 years of age and older.  PLOWS is an acronym for the areas we serve, Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth Townships and the 20 municipalities in those Townships.  PLOWS goal is to help seniors improve the quality of life and to be able to maintain that quality as long as possible.  This is accomplished by providing assistance with the services highlighted on this website.

PLOWS offices are located at 7808 College Drive, and have been since 2000.  Prior to that, PLOWS was located in Oak Lawn for 25 years.  PLOWS does emphasize services to the most vulnerable elderly but basic services are offered to all seniors.

PLOWS is a 501(c )3 not for profit Corporation governed by a 15 person Board of Directors the vast majority of which are seniors and geographically represent the PLOWS service area.  Recent estimates are that nearly 70,000 seniors reside in PLOWS communities, making it the fastest growing area of seniors in Suburban Chicago.

PLOWS has a staff of 34 full time, 17 part time, and 25 in-home workers plus many volunteers to help provide vital services.