About Us

Founded in 1975, we are South Suburban Cook County's premier leader and connection to aging information and resources. A 501(c)3 human service organization, we provide comprehensive community services to 16,000+ individuals in 20 communities within Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth Townships.


Our programs and services help people 60 years and over and adults with disabilities living at home. We offer integrated solutions to help individuals maintain their health, dignity and self-worth in the community, ensuring independence in their homes for as long as possible.

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

Our Service Area

 20 municipalities in Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth Townships:

  • Alsip

  • Blue Island (north of 135th Street & 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 & west of Western)  

  • Tinley Park (west of Harlem) 

  • Worth 

  • Willow Springs (south of 87th Street)

PLOWS Council on Aging By The Numbers*


People Helped


Nutritious Meals Delivered


Intake & Referral Calls


Caregiver Support Hours

*Based on Annual Figures