Ela Community Center

Ela 55+ Staff

Purple Plunge

Veterans Day Lunch

Trip to Portugal and Spain

Cha Cha Slide at Township Day

Trunk Sale

Enjoying a Meal in Spain

Keeping Fit

Chair Workout

Game Day Party

Ela Community Center

The Ela Township Community Center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or as specified for a program or event.



Ela 55+

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

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Director of Adult and Senior Services: Susan Dillon

Email: susand@elatownship.org

Program Coordinators:

Jim Dalbec jimd@elatownship.org


Senior Resource Specialist:

Lisa Gaggiano lisag@elatownship.org

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 susand@elatownship.org



Ela 55+ Membership Form

 Senior Resource Services

 Senior Resource Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Senior Resource Services


Activities are offered every day and include classes, health and wellness, games, trips, special events and much more. Click to view our October, November and December newsletter 2018




Evening Programs

Activities offered, Bunco, Trivia Night, Reel Talk and much more…




Men’s Programs and Trips

Activities offered are Macho Man Exercise, Men of Genius, Baggo, Museums, Breweries and restaurant trips 



Special Events






 Trips, Trips and More Trips!

Join the Ela Township 55+ group on exciting domestic and international trips!

Long Distance Trips





Cuisine Club



“Ela Eatery” Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is served at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $3 for breakfast and $4 for lunch. Menu items are subject to change due to availability. Sign up today for a delicious meal!





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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