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

Chef/Nutrition Specialist:

Jody Emer

Senior Resource Specialist:

Lisa Gaggiano lisagaggiano@ela55plus.com

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

 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. 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. 



Save the Date: Township Day is Thursday, September 21!

Save the Date: Township Day is Thursday, September 21!

Ela Township invites you to celebrate its second annual Township Day on Thursday, Sept 21. Join us for family-friendly festivities from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Knox Park in Lake Zurich, located next to the Ela Town Hall at 1155 E. Route 22. Enjoy free grilled hot dogs and...

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