Each month we hold themed special events, such as our Aloha Luau this past July
On one of their monthly outings, our men group toured the Volo Auto Museum
Our long distance trip to Cape Cod in Fall of 2013
At Cookie Palooza, seniors bring their own Holiday cookies along with a recipe to share
The Cuisine Club visits a different restaurant every month, such as Dockers in Fox Lake
Some seniors dressed up in costume for our annual Halloween luncheon
Seniors can bring their grandchildren to an inter-generational event, like our trip to the Milwaukee zoo
"Macho Man" is one of our popular exercise classes
Some seniors enjoy a holiday dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey in Chicago
Our staff poses for a picture at a Greek-themed dinner event
Some Chicago Bears fans gather to watch the game
Our long distance trip to Costa Rica in March of 2014
The Ela Township Community Center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or as specified for a program or event.
Ela “55 Plus”
Ela Township Community Center
380 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich, IL
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Director of Adult and Senior Services: Susan Dillon
Ela Township “55 Plus” is dedicated to providing the highest quality recreational, social and supportive services to adults 55 and older residing in Ela Township. It is our goal to foster a warm environment where individuals can explore and enjoy activities and services designed to meet the needs and enrich the lives of our diverse older adult population.
Membership: Membership into Ela Township “55 Plus” is free to all residents in Ela Township 55 and older. If you would like to sign up, please print and complete the membership form and bring it to our center at 380 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich, 60047. You can also complete our membership form online and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Activities are offered every day and include classes, health and wellness, games, trips, special events and much more. Program details and registration forms are available in the current newsletter or by visiting the Ela Township Community Center.
Men’s Programs and Trips
Join the Ela Township 55+ group on exciting domestic and international trips!
Lunch and Learn
Senior Center Lunch Menu
Treat yourself to a delicious homemade lunch served Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for just $4 per lunch. You must sign up one week in advance, no exceptions. If you sign up for lunch and do not show, you will be invoiced for the lunch.
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From painters and photographers to woodworkers and quilters, our senior program, Ela 55 Plus, has more than a few talented artists! Check out photos from last year's event. Come see their work at the third annual Ela Art Show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21...read more
For Lisa Gaggiano, Ela Township’s Senior Resource Specialist, there’s nothing more rewarding than matching one of her clients with a program that helps lift their burden, be it medical, financial or emotional. “It can be tough to see seniors who struggle with health...read more
Ela 55+, Ela Township's senior program, hosted its first annual Celebration of Life Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Ela Community Center in Lake Zurich on May 21. The well-attended event raised funds for the AVON Foundation for Women and the American Cancer Society....read more
From woodwork to paintings, a variety of art created by Ela Township residents was displayed at the second annual Ela Art Show at the community center on April 22. Long Grove resident Bob Carlson said he creates his whimsical wooden figures by hand using "very sharp...read more
Each year, the Association of Illinois Senior Centers recognizes one senior center that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to helping seniors maintain and improve their mental, physical and emotional health. This year, Ela Township’s “55 Plus” program received the...read more
From Medical Equipment to Emergency Financial Assistance, Ela Township Offers Residents Many Services
Ela Township offers a multitude of services for residents. Take a look. Lending Closet: Medical equipment to lend to our Ela Township residents: walkers (with or without wheels), crutches, canes, wheelchairs, toilet risers, shower chairs. Donations of clean, gently...read more
All aboard! Ela Township’s bus service for township residents 55 and older has a special holiday schedule for December, in addition to its regular schedule. Do you need to do some holiday shopping? The bus service is offering two trips to Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills...read more
The annual holiday dinner dance, to be held Dec. 11 at St. Francis de Sales church in Lake Zurich, is open to Ela Township residents 55 and older. Admission is a minimum donation of $5. The event benefits the Emmaus House Community Dinner and St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.read more