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

Email: susandillon@ela55plus.com

Program Coordinators:

Jim Dalbec jimdalbec@ela55plus.com

Tim Carter timcarter@ela55plus.com

Senior Resource Specialist:

Lisa Gaggiano lisagaggiano@ela55plus.com Senior Resource Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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 susandillon@ela55plus.com.


Ela 55+ Membership Form

Senior Resource Services

Click the buttons below to take you to helpful websites for federal, state, county and township programs and services. Note: The Circuit Breaker Program has been cancelled.

Senior Resource Services

Ela Township Services

Ela Senior Bus Service

LENDING CLOSET: Did you know Ela Township has medical equipment to lend to residents including walkers (with or without wheels), crutches, canes, wheelchairs, toilet risers, shower chairs and more? Donations of clean, gently used equipment are also appreciated. The Lending Closet is located at the Ela Township Town Hall at 1155 E. Rte. 22, in Lake Zurich. Call 847-438-7823.






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.

 July-August-September 2017 Newsletter



Men’s Programs and Trips



Special Events


 Trips, Trips and More Trips!

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

Long Distance Trips



Lunch and Learn



Cuisine Club



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.