Welcome to

PLOWS Council on Aging!

About Us

Founded in 1975, PLOWS Council on Aging is South Suburban Cook County's premier leader and connection to aging information and resources. We are a 501(c)3 human service organization providing comprehensive community services to more than 16,000 individuals in 20 municipalities within Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth Townships.


While our programs and services are focused on those aged 60+ who are navigating the life cycle, we also provide specific services to people with disabilities aged 18+ living at home.


We are focused on bringing innovative opportunities and integrated solutions that help individuals maintain their health, dignity and self-worth in their community, ensuring their independence in their homes for as long as possible. For a complete list of our programs and services, please visit our Programs/Services and learn more about our services by viewing the Channel 4 (Palos Heights, IL) TV interview below.

Our Service Area

We serve people in 20 municipalities

in Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth


  • Alsip

  • Blue Island (north of 135th Street

and west of Western)

  •  Bridgeview (south of 87th Street)  

  • Chicago Ridge  

  • Crestwood (north of 135th Street)  

  • Evergreen Park

  • Hickory Hills

  • Hometown

  • Lemont  

  • Merrionette Park  

  • Oak Lawn  

  • Orland Hills  

  • Orland Park  

  • Palos Heights 

  • Palos Hills 

  • Palos Park 

  • Robbins (north of 135th Street and west

of Western)  

  • Tinley Park (west of Harlem) 

  • Worth 

  • Willow Springs (south of 87th Street)

Our Mission

 To empower individuals navigating the aging life cycle with a focus on those 60 years of age and older

Our Vision

PLOWS Council on Aging aims to be a premier leader in human services, supporting individuals regardless of demographics or circumstances by:

·  maximizing potential across the life cycle,

·  providing innovative opportunities and solutions, and

·  partnering with families and communities

Our Values

 Client and Family Centered



Professional Excellence