Upcoming Events 

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

September 18: Medicare A,B,C,D ...
Who Can Keep It Straight?

Wednesday, September 18 at 6 P.M. -- This event is designed for caregivers, Medicare pre-enrollers & beneficiaries to participate in an interactive discussion about:

  • Medicare Eligibility

  • Critical Enrollment Dates

  • The Importance of Screening Plans Annually

  • Medicare Subsidies & Medicaid Options

​The event will be held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701 S. Harlem Avenue in Worth, IL. Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 708-361-0219. 

September 24: Advocacy & Benefits 

Tuesday, September 24 schedule one-on-one appointments from from 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 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.

 

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

October 3:  CEDA Family Support & Community Engagement

Thursday, October 3 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.

October 8: Advocacy & Benefits 

Tuesday, October 8 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. 

October 9: Memory Cafe 

Wednesday, October 9 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.

October 10: Communicate & Connect 

Thursday, October 10 from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. -- Be sure to register early for this event co-sponsored by PLOWS Council on Aging, Palos Health and the Alzheimer's Association of Illinois. 

 

The seminar helps caregivers and family members of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment explore strategies to connect at every stage of the disease. The event takes place at the Palos Community Hospital Auditorium, 12251 S. 80th Street in Palos Heights, IL. Valet parking is available.

 

Join us to learn new ways to decode verbal and behavioral messages when the ability to use words is changing or lost. An expert from the Alzheimer's Association of Illinois will be featured and a question and answer session follows the presentation.

 

Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 

708-361-0219.

October 16: Keys to Caregiving 

Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M. -- This event is the first in a three-part series for caregivers to understand the changing needs of older adults, featuring topics such as  dementia, emotional/ physical support, and local resources.

The Experience of Dementia, presented by Terri Maxeiner, RN, CECM, CDP and VP of Providence Solutions, will share information about cognitive disease, ways to support older adults and remove the social stigma. The event takes place at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL.

 

Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 

708-361-0219.

October 17: Advocacy & Benefits 

Thursday, October 17 scheduling one-on-one appointments from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. -- We'll be in Lemont Township the third Thursday 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 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. 

October 22: Advocacy & Benefits 

Tuesday, October 22 schedule one-on-one appointments from 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 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.

October 23: Keys to Caregiving 

Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M. -- This event is the second in a three-part series for caregivers to understand the changing needs of older adults, featuring topics such as  dementia, emotional/ physical support, and local resources.

Managing Incontinence, presented by Dr. JoAnne Gruca, RN and Associate Professor Emeritus at St. Xavier University, discusses causes and treatments of incontinence, including emotional reactions. The event takes place at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL.

 

Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 

708-361-0219.

October 30: Keys to Caregiving 

Wednesday, October 30 from 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M. -- This event is the last in a three-part series for caregivers to understand the changing needs of older adults, featuring topics such as  dementia, emotional/ physical support, and local resources.

Planning for Medicare & Medicaid, presented by Michalina Sokol, Supervisor of Advocacy at PLOWS Council on Aging, discusses options, eligibility and enrollment. The event takes place at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL.

 

Registration is required by calling PLOWS Council on Aging at 

708-361-0219.

November 1: Annual Celebration Luncheon

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. -- Join us as we celebrate the contributions of older adults in our communities. The luncheon takes place at Orland Chateau, 14500 S. La Grange Road in Orland Park, IL. Family style lunch served at 11:45 A.M.; Cash bar available. 

 

Tickets are $25/per person. Tables seat 10; individual seats available. Prepaid reservations accepted by mail or in person at the PLOWS council on Aging office in Palos Heights, IL. Please include your organization's name, attendee names, and a key contact with phone number.

 

For more information, contact Christine Suddreth at c.suddreth@plows.org or 708-361-0219 

 

November 8: Caregiver Support 

Thursday, November 8 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. 

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!