Upcoming Events 

Registration is required for events as noted below. There is no charge for these activities.

November 7: CEDA Support 
& Community Engagement

Thursday, November 7 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. -- Every first Thursday of the month, the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County has a representative on-site at PLOWS Council on Aging to meet clients and determine eligibility for CEDA programs.

CEDA programs focus on trade skill & employment, housing placement, family nutrition, vision care, dental care, and more. 

Registration for an appointment is required by calling 312-636-6673 Stephanie Covarrubias, Program Specialist.

November 12: Advocacy & Benefits 

Tuesday, November 12 scheduling one-on-one appointments from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. -- We'll be in Worth Township the second Tuesday of every month and our professionals can help you or another qualified older adult apply for benefits and learn about services such as: Medicare Savings program, SNAP, Senior Health Insurance, Benefits Access program and Medicare Part D. 

These individual appointments help older adults 60+ years old and people with disabilities 18-59 years old. The appointments take place at Worth Township, 11601 South Pulaski Road in Alsip.

 

Pre-registration and an appointment is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 708-361-0219. 

November 13: Memory Cafe 

Wednesday, November 13 from 10 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. -- Held the second Wednesday of every month at the Community Nutrition Network Site in Hometown from 10 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. There is no charge for the event and a complimentary lunch will be provided. 

 

A Memory Café is a social gathering for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners. This month's Café provides a chance to share friendly conversation and feel welcomed by and connected to our community.

Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at

708-361-0219.

November 13: Housing Options for Older Adults

Wednesday, November 13 from 11 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. – Join us for a special presentation about housing options for older adults in Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth Townships.

 

We’ll discuss options available including Senior Independent Living, Subsidized Housing, Assisted Living, Long Term Care, and Shared Housing. This education session, presented by Elaine Grande, Care Coordination Supervisor, PLOWS Council on Aging, takes place in the Meeting Room at Chicago Ridge Public Library at 10400 Oxford Avenue in Chicago Ridge, IL.

 

Registration required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at

708-361-0219.

November 14: Caregiver Support 

Thursday, November 14 at 6 P.M. -- Caregivers Connecting: New or continuing caregivers assisting friends and/or family are invited to join this supportive group. Caregiving is challenging and it can be emotionally healing to talk to others in similar situations.

This group provides education, emotional support, and social interaction in a safe environment. Interested people are screened to make sure this group is a good fit. Sessions will be held at the PLOWS Council on Aging Office in Palos Heights.

 

Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at

708-361-0219. 

November 21: Advocacy & Benefits 

Tuesday, November 21 scheduling one-on-one appointments from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. -- Our professionals can help you or another qualified older adult apply for benefits and learn about services such as: Medicare Savings program, SNAP, Senior Health Insurance, Benefits Access program and Medicare Part D. 

 

These individual appointments help older adults 60+ years old and people with disabilities 18-59 years old. The appointments take place at Lemont Township, 1115 Warner Avenue in Lemont, IL.

 

Pre-registration and an appointment is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 708-361-0219. 

November 26: Advocacy & Benefits 

Tuesday, November 26 schedule one-on-one appointments from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. -- We'll be in Worth Township the fourth Tuesday of every month and our professionals can help you or another qualified older adult apply for benefits and learn about services such as: Medicare Savings program, SNAP, Senior Health Insurance, Benefits Access program and Medicare Part D.

These individual appointments help older adults 60+ years old and people with disabilities 18-59 years old. The appointments take place at Worth Township, 11601 South Pulaski Road in Alsip, IL.

 

Pre-registration and an appointment is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 708-361-0219.

Starting Soon: Support Groups

Grief and Loss: We are hosting a group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The pain of loss can be overwhelming, but there are healthy ways to cope. Participants help each other through shared experiences. The group provides education and healing in a supportive environment.

Grandparents & Other Relatives Raising Grandchildren: This monthly group gets together to discuss the joys and challenges of riasing grandchildren and provides helpful tips and resources.

These support groups will be held at the PLOWS Council on Aging Office in Palos Heights. Please call PLOWS Council on Aging at 708-361-0219 and we'll contact you to determine the best schedule for groups starting soon. 

Reminder of Shared Housing Service

The shared economy continues to grow and today we're sharing transportation, community work places, short-term stays and long-term housing. In fact, Shared Housing is seeing an interest, due in large part to older adults who are leading a movement to age in place and stay in their homes for as long as possible.

PLOWS Council on Aging has 30+ years experience matching people who need an affordable place to live with people with houses, apartments or condos. If you are looking for affordable housing, or if you have an extra room in your house, this may be an interesting option for you. Call us at 708-361-0219 to see if we can make a match for you!