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Ela 55+ Adult & Senior Programs


Ela Township Community Center
380 Surryse Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Ela 55+

Ela 55+ 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 into Ela 55+ 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

All Non–Residents Must Pay Their 2024 Annual Fee Prior to Registering For Any Programs.

For an annual rate of $40.00 per person, those residing outside of Ela Township can enjoy the 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.

Scholarships Available:

The Ela Township Community Center believes that all older adults deserve the opportunity to participate in recreation and continued education. Scholarships are offered to certified low-income individuals to ensure access to the programs, activities, and services offered at the Ela Township Community Center. The Ela Township Community Center generously provides funds for all scholarships awarded.

Applicants must be 55 or older and certify that their income level qualifies for assistance based on income levels as defined by the federal government. Approved applicants are eligible for a maximum of $100 per individual per fiscal year from April 1st through March 31st. Scholarships are available for Ela 55+ classes and activities, day trips, and special events.
Exclusions include Long Distance Travel. Other exclusions may apply. Please inquire for additional information.

Scholarship Process:
1) Complete a scholarship application and provide proper supporting documents for income qualification. All information will be kept confidential.
2) Mail or drop off a completed application form.
3) Applicant will be notified by Ela 55+ staff of the scholarship award by mail or email.
4) NOTE: Scholarships are subject to availability.
5) NOTE: Scholarships are awarded as account credits. No cash will be given out.

Scholarship Qualifications:
• Applicant must be an Ela 55+ member in good standing.
• Applicant must be 55 years or older.
• Household must not exceed the following maximum income requirements based on household size:

Requests are reviewed by the Director and Program staff monthly, and decisions to award the scholarship are final. The number and amount of scholarships is based on the status of the funds available from the Ela Township Community Center. Funds may vary from year to year.

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