PLOWS Council on Aging, south suburban Cook County’s premier leader and connection to aging information and resources, is participating in GivingTuesday, a generosity movement where millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Since 1975, PLOWS Council on Aging has been connecting adults 60 years of age and over, as well as adults with disabilities, their caregivers and friends, to resources they need to maintain health, dignity and independence in their homes for as long as possible.

Serving the 20 communities that comprise Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth townships, PLOWS helps more than 16,000 individuals each year.

PLOWS provides a holistic suite of programs and services including adult protective services, advocacy and benefits, caregiver support, care planning, choices for care program, home-delivered meals, information and assistance, in-home services and shared housing.

On GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, PLOWS will inspire generosity and ask the community to join in and help meet the increased needs of older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers throughout 20 communities in south

suburban Cook County.

“This is a critical platform for us to raise much-needed funds so that community members who are navigating the aging process can continue to have access to food, shelter and safety—fundamental rights that every individual should have,” said Ken Grunke, executive director of PLOWS Council on Aging.

“Given our 45th anniversary this year, we are excited to launch our fundraising campaign ‘Make A Difference,’ in which our partners, RRF Foundation for Aging, have offered to match any and all donations made on GivingTuesday, dollar for dollar. Now that is making an impact.”

RHF will match up to $5,000 in total.

To make a donation, mail a check to PLOWS Council on Aging, 7808 W. College Dr., 5th Floor, Palos Heights, IL 60463, call (708) 361-0219, or visit the website at plows.org.