Ela Community Center

Ela 55+ Staff

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Ela Community Center

The Ela Township Community Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, or as specified for a program or event.

Ela 55+

Ela Township Community Center
380 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich, IL

Community Programs Director: Susan Dillon

Email: susand@elatownship.org

55+ YouTube Channel

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.

Contact Us 847-438-9160

Community Programs Director: Susan Dillon     susand@elatownship.org

Assistant Director: Jim Dalbec                             jimd@elatownship.org

Evening Program Coordinator: Laura Kulawik        laurak@elatownship.org

Senior Resource Specialist: Lisa Gaggiano           lisag@elatownship.org

Nutrition Specialist: Chef Lynn Garrett                   lynng@elatownship.org

Day Trip Specialist: Laura Zickuhr                           lauraz@elatownship.org

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 susand@elatownship.org.


Ela 55+ Membership Form

All Non – Residents Must Pay Their 2020 Annual Fee Prior to Registering For Any Programs.

For an annual rate of $35.00 per person, those residing outside of Ela Township can enjoy the free programs and services offered to Ela Township residents.  This fee will offset the cost for guests using these services.  Non-Residents must still pay the non-resident rate on all fee based programs as this would be the non-subsidized rate.

 Senior Resource Services

 Senior Resource Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.

Call (847)438-9160 to schedule an appointment.

Senior Resource Services

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Activities are offered every day and include classes, health and wellness, games, trips, special events and much more.


Evening Programs

Activities offered include Bunco, Trivia Nights, Reel Talk and much more…



Men’s Programs and Trips

Activities offered are Macho Man Exercise, Men of Genius, Baggo, Museums, Breweries/Restaurant Trips, and more.


Special Events



 Trips, Trips and More Trips!

Join the Ela 55+ Travel Group on exciting domestic and international trips!

Long Distance Trips



Cuisine Club

Each Month is a Culinary Adventure!


Ela Eatery

Enjoy Delicious Homemade Lunches from our own Chef Lynn!

You Must Sign Up 1 Week in Advance…No Exceptions



Ela 55 Plus Named Senior Center of the Year

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...

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