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.


Our programs and services help people aged 60+ who are navigating the life cycle and 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 the community, ensuring 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 this Channel 4 (Palos Heights, IL) TV interview.

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

Serving 20 municipalities in Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth (PLOW) 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


Financial Independence Improved




*Based on Annual Figures