Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing information about COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of our staff and everyone we serve.
Our services continue
& we are available at 708-361-0219
PLOWS Council on Aging is operating remotely, conducting assessments and non-essential services over the phone. If any significant changes are made to program and service activities and practices, we will be sure to communicate the information as soon as we are able. We are conducting remote events by Zoom but all in-person events remain cancelled or postponed until further notice.
It is PLOWS Council on Aging’s priority to help ensure that clients, staff and volunteers remain healthy and well, while keeping to our commitment of providing quality human services to the community. We will continue to follow all health advisories as directed through resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and the Illinois Department on Aging. In addition, we are maintaining ongoing communications with our community partners to ensure a collaborative approach to coordinated care. We will continue to remain flexible and respond accordingly as the situation evolves and encourage you to visit this website for more information.
Coronavirus: What Older Adults Need To Know
September 17, 2020 -- Dr. Michael Ison, Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, shared compelling data and insights about COVID-19 and measures older adults can take to prepare for Fall/Winter. The presentation was hosted by PLOWS, Forward Chicago and Skyline Village.
See the presentation slides:
July 10, 2020 -- Dr. Michael Ison shared an update on COVID-19 and what the future might hold. The presentation was hosted by Forward Chicago and Skyline Village. Watch the recording below:
March 9, 2020 -- PLOWS Council on Aging convened an important presentation and discussion led by Dr. Michael Ison. The live video conference reached more than 250 professionals from area hospitals, healthcare groups, community based organizations and municipalities about approaches and measures to consider when preparing for a potential outbreak. The presentation was hosted by PLOWS, the Coordinated Care Alliance, Illinois Health and Hospital Association and Moraine Valley Community College.
Visit our YouTube page for a recording of the presentation:
See the presentation slides:
Special thanks to our partners:
Home-Delivered Meals Available
PLOWS Council on Aging offers home-delivered meal services for eligible seniors in Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth Townships. Qualified people, aged 60 years or over who are having difficulty preparing meals, unable to access groceries safely and/or have no other ways to receive nutritious meals, can receive a meal delivery.
Delivery procedures have been further refined for COVID-19 considerations. To cut the risk potential, drivers use hand sanitizer, wear gloves and take other precautions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Meals are left outside the front door followed by a knock on the door or phone call. The driver returns to their car to wait and see that the meals are picked up.
For more information about this program and other PLOWS services, call 708-361-0219.
Stay Calm & Informed
AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County, has curated trusted resources and information about COVID-19 from the American Public Health Association, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health and World Health Organization.