Ela Township 55+ April, May & June 2018
Ela Community Center 380 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich 60047 847—438—9160 Monday — Friday 8:30am — 7:30pm Susan Dillon, Director of Adult & Senior Services www.elatownship.org/seniors Mission Statement: Ela Township 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION How to Join Ela 55+ Joining is easy! Anyone 55 or older that lives in Ela Township can simply come into the Ela Community Center with a valid driver’s license or state ID, along with a current utility bill, and register at no charge. It’s that easy!
Register one week prior to the program date We accept cash or checks. Please write separate checks for each month. Members in the same household can be on the same check & registration form. Only Corner Salon and Ela Eatery registration can be taken over the phone. Payment is due at time of service. Payment in full is required to hold your spot.
Please print your name legibly on all registration forms
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ela 55+ New Member Orientation Tuesday, June 5, 7:00-8:00pm
Volunteer Info……….............................3 Ela University…………….....…………….….4 Think Tank…………….………………………..5 Lunch & Learns….…….……………..….6—8 Cuisine Club…...………………………………8 Special Events…..……………………..….….9 Friday Fun Nights…………………………..10 Evening Programs………………………11-13 Men’s Programs……………………………..14 Fitness Calendar..………….……………….15 Exercise Classes.……………..……………..16 Health & Wellness..……………….………..17
Welcome to Ela 55+! With so many programs, activities, opportunities and resources to choose from it may be overwhelming if you’re a new member. Don’t Worry! We will break down programs & trips, how to register and discuss senior resourcing. You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
All Non-Residents must pay their 2018 Annual Fee prior to registering for any programs. We know that many of you who live outside of the township may lack services and programs in your area that compare to Ela 55+. Because of this, Ela 55+ has created a Non-Resident Fee. For an annual rate of $35 per person, those residing outside of Ela Township can enjoy the free programs and services offered to Ela Resident. This fee will help offset the cost for guests using these services. Non-Resident must still pay the Non-Resident rates on all fee based programs as this would be the non-subsidized rate.
Meet the Staff at Ela 55+
Day Trips……….……………….…….…18—19 Classes…..………………………….…...20—21 Ela Eatery, Salon, Cards & Bingo.…....22 Book Discussion..…………………………..23
Susan Dillon Director of Adult & Senior Services
Jim Dalbec Program Coordinator
Lisa Gaggiano Resource Specialist
Tim Carter Evening Program Coordinator
Services………………………..…….….24—25 Armchair Travel…………………………….26 Long Distance Travel…………….….27—29 April Calendar/Registration……..30—31
May Calendar/Registration……...32—33 June Calendar/Registration….....34—35
Ela Township 55+ Needs You! Adopt-A-Highway - Clean Up Sunday, April 29 Meet at Ela 55+ at 9:00am for donuts, coffee & to watch safety video. Reception Desk Bus Buddy Friendly Home Visitor Volunteer Friendly Visitor - Good Shepherd Hospital Fashion Show
Please note interest in desired position on registration form and contact Tim. Need more info? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Tim Carter, at 847-438-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ela 55+ Friendly Home Visitor Are you or someone you know unable to leave their home, but would enjoy the company of a friendly visitor? The Friendly Visitor program provides social visits by trained volunteers to home bound seniors. Regular social interaction has been proven to immensely impact the lives of individuals in an extremely positive way. We have a core of volunteers ready to brighten the day of someone on a weekly basis. To request a Friendly Visitor, contact Tim at 847-438-9160 or email@example.com
Volunteer Luncheon Wednesday April 11 Noon — 1:30pm Join Ela Township 55+ as we say “THANK YOU” to all those who have helped us throughout the year! From those who have volunteered at our reception desk to gardeners, folks that helped in so many ways at our Holiday Dinner Dance, exercise class set up helpers, and so many more. If you have not had an opportunity to volunteer this year, please come and help us thank all the people that have volunteered so far, you might get an idea of where you could help out next year. Personal invitations have been sent out to each of our honored guests who have volunteered throughout the year. These volunteers will attend at no charge. Reg istr a tion is r equir ed. W e ask that everyone that has received an invitation, please attach it to your registration sheet.
Fee: $12 Resident / $17 Non—Resident You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Ela 55+ will be closed May 28 in honor of Memorial Day 3
Life Long Learning Ela University is our latest effort to further engage our Members. We are looking to create a Course Catalog with various classes including (but not limited to): Learning a Foreign Language, History, Photography, Psychology, Science, Playing an Instrument, Writing, and many others. Classes may be held weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Instructors will be either staff, professional instructors, or volunteers. ...NO EXAMS….NO GRADES...NO PRESSURE
Adult & Senior Self Defense
Making a Murderer
Mondays : 6:30 — 7:30pm
Syllabus April 9: How to Defend April 16: Basic Striking April 23: Learn to use a cane, walking stick, pens, magazines & flashlights as self-defense weapons Fee: $15 Resident/$ 25 Non-Resident Must be able to attend all three classes. Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating
AARP Foundation – Finances 50+ Wednesdays Noon - 1:30pm Syllabus May 2: Budgeting and Goal Setting May 9: Taking Charge of Credit and Debt May 16: Developing Savings Plan & Protecting Assets Almost 20 million people 50 and older are feeling overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit or lack of savings. It does not have to be that way. Learning to manage your money better is the first step. That’s why we are offering AARP Foundation Finances 50+. Whether you are trying to meet your everyday needs like rent and food or planning a family vacation, being smart about your money is critical. Our three-part program is simple. Each 90-minute interactive in-person session is designed to help you build habits that can improve your financial situation.
Fee: $15 Resident/$ 25 Non-Resident. Must be able to attend all 3 classes. Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating
Meeting Dates April 20 : Eighteen Years Lost April 27 : Turning the Tables May 4: Plight of the Accused May 11: Indefensible May 18: The Last Person to See Teresa Alive May 25 : Testing the Evidence June 1 : Framing Defense June 8 : The Great Burden June 15 : Lack of Humility June 22 : Fighting for Their Lives Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer examines the story of Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Viewers are taken inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. Each week we will watch a one hour episode of the 10 part series, and discuss our thoughts afterward. Fee: $20Resident/$ 40 Non-Resident Participants are encouraged to attend all 10 sessions.
Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating
Cooking Around The World with Chef Lynn Mondays
6:00 - 8:00pm
Syllabus April 23: Asia May 7: Mediterranean June 18: Latin America Join our own Chef Lynn Garrett as she teaches us the techniques, trade secrets and shortcuts to preparing delicious international meals! Class is limited to 20, sign up early! Fee: $20 Resident/$ 30 Non-Resident. Must be able to attend all 3 classes. Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating 4
THINK TANK Reel Talk Flex your mental muscle and join us each month as we take in a topical documentary followed by a round table discussion. Documentaries will cover a variety of topics ranging from things close to home, to across the world. Each session begins with a documentary no longer than 90 minutes, followed by time for dissection and discussion.
Wide World of Weird with Jim
It is an amazing world out there full of lots of weird, wild, and wacky stuff. Join Jim as we discuss a variety of topics that are sometimes strange, but always interesting. Fee for Each: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident Price is per session
Fee for Each: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident Price is per session
Deadline Wednesday, April 4, 1:00 — 3:00pm
Evidence has been gathering for years that many inhabitants of Death Row are innocent. In the Illinois penal system, for example, a study following 25 condemned men ended after 12 of them had been executed, and the other 13 had been exonerated of their crimes after new evidence was produced. "Deadline" describes how the American death penalty system is broken and probably can't be fixed.
The Day the 60’s Died
Why is Our Country So Divided?
Thursday, April 5 2:00 — 3:00pm Politics are always a very touchy subject, but it feels like politically speaking we are more divided as a country than perhaps any other time in our history. It turns out there’s a reason why we believe the things we do and why it’s possible for two people to watch the same event and see two completely different things. Jim is going to get to the bottom of this topic using psychology, and hopefully offer up some suggestions that could help bring us together as a country.
All About Dreams
Wednesday, May 2, 1:00 — 3:00pm
On April 30, 1970, President Nixon shocked the nation when he announced that U.S. troops were invading Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.
The Business of Amateurs
Thursday, May 24 12:00 — 1:00pm About 1/3 of our lives is spent sleeping, and a large part of that time is spent dreaming (although we forget about 90% of it). Dreams can be bizarre, wonderful, or horrifying, but there is a reason why we have them! We’ll learn about several theories about why we dream, how it’s possible to control them, what they mean, and what it says about us.
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 — 3:00pm
The NCAA generates billions of dollars every year for the top universities in the United States. Many people don’t realize that student athletes from all sports work over 40 hours a week on their sport alone, incur over $3,000 in debt per year, and their scholarships are renewable on an annual basis. This is the first documentary that challenges the NCAA from the perspective of former student-athletes.
Wednesday, June 27 12:00 — 1:00pm Using “Astrophysics For People in a Hurry” and several other resources, participants will get a beginner’s guide about all things related to our solar system. What are black holes? What is dark matter? How big is the universe, and is it really expanding? We’ll also cover the Big Bang, exoplanets, the possibility of alien life, and much more in terms that even Jim can understand!
Donuts with the Director Thursday, June 14
9:00 — 10:00am
Join Ela Township Director of Adult & Senior Services, Susan Dillon each month for a roundtable discussion at the Ela Community Center. Susan will bring topics, update you on the latest happenings at Ela 55+ and Ela Township, and even bring in special guests at times. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, as well as, give your input on the programs and services provided by Ela 55+ No Charge
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LUNCH & LEARNS Joy Lucinda Klein Restoring Joy After Loss Tuesday, April 24 11:30am — 1:00pm Join Joy Lucinda Klein as she helps you navigate and utilize strategies for restoring joy in the midst of chaos, grief, and stress. She will also share 10 simple Restore Joy strategies to function with joy while you grieve any kind of loss. Losses range from a loved one passing away to missing someone, not being able to walk as fast as you used to, or perhaps moving. You can experience joy at the same time that you honor your losses, and she will show you how.
Gary Midkiff: Truman & the Bomb Thursday, May 31 11:30am — 1:30pm Thirteen days after FDR’s death, new President Harry Truman received a report from Secretary of State Henry Stimson detailing the completion of the first atomic bomb. In less than three months from this revelation, Truman would have to make the decision whether or not to use the weapon against Japan. Professor Gary Midkiff will examine Truman’s decision, the alternatives he had, the ineffective secret negotiations that took place, the pressures he felt and conclude with an evaluation of whether dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was the best decision Truman could have made.
Jerilyn Willin: Create a Post Career Life of Purpose & Passion Tuesday, June 26 11:30am — 1:00pm 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every day and there is not a rocking chair in sight! Today’s retirees are the healthiest, most active, and in some cases, the youngest in retirement history. Some will be retired longer than they worked! Instead of the end of an active life, retirement can be the start of a whole new journey. We’ll investigate the non-financial aspects of your post-career life, who are you apart from your work, and what your significant life post-career will look like. Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior
Jim Gibbons Series
Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch fresh from the kitchen at Ela 55+ and then take a step back in history. “Life is no mystery when you know your history,” this is the philosophy of historian Jim Gibbons. Enjoy these historical presentations during a series of lunch and learns. Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior
The 1930’s: FDR, The Great Depression, and Gone With The Wind Tuesday, April 17 11:30am — 1:30pm Unlike the previous decade, the 1930’s was an era of hardships. Hit with The Great Depression, many families struggled to put food on the table and clothing on their backs. Meanwhile, Swing music increased in popularity and slowly became more popular than the previous decade of Jazz. Amelia Earhart took flight as the first woman pilot. Movies such as Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz took root in the 1930’s and reminded us that there is “no place like home” and that magic and romance still existed.
The 1940’s: Swing Dancing, WWII, and the Greatest Generation Tuesday, May 15 11:30am — 1:30pm The 1940’s was a time of war. Though the Great Depression had subsided, terror was in the lives of many due to the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust, World War II, and the Red Scare. Meanwhile, new inventions were developing such as the microwave oven, the Jeep, and the Atomic Bomb. Swing music, the Jitterbug, Zoot Suits, and the Lindy Hop were all in vogue. The war effort made rationing mandatory. Alfred Hitchcock made a name for himself through movies of suspense and psychological thrillers. The attacks on Pearl Harbor will also be discussed. The 1950’s: Elvis, Eisenhower, and Lucy Tuesday, June 19 11:30am — 1:30pm The 1950’s was the decade of Rock and Roll, the Korean War, and Civil Rights. From “Brown vs. Board of Education” in 1954 to activist Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights Movement was moving forward. Elvis was a household name and music from Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Holly was heard everywhere. John Wayne, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. It was the Golden Age of Television where everybody loved Lucy and learned the schemes of Eddie Haskell. 6
LUNCH & LEARNS Know Your Nutrition with Laura Burk
Enjoy a delicious homemade fresh lunch from the kitchens at Ela 55+ then join Laura Burk, MPH, RD, LDN as she leads a series of talks concerning you and your nutrition.
The Sweet Benefits of Blood Sugar Control
Tuesday, April 10 11:30am — 1:00pm Registered Dietitian, Laura Burk, will teach specific health strategies to help control your blood sugars. Starting with exercise, weight loss, diet, water, and medications. Controlling your blood sugars by taking small simple steps will leave your body full of health benefits.
Eating on the Run
Tuesday, May 1 11:30am — 1:00pm Looking for fast, easy, great tasting and cheap foods for a busy lifestyle. Learn nutrition tips from Registered Dietitian Laura Burk on how to consume healthy foods while running around. Not a fan of eating out, learn simple recipes to have foods ready to grab for your busy day.
In a Nutshell
Tuesday, June 5 11:30am — 1:00pm What are the health benefits and culinary uses of nut meats? Is it okay to add nut meats as part of a healthy diet? Registered Dietitian, Laura Burk, said it is more than okay to add nut meats to your daily food intake. Discover why each nut meat is special and unique to you and your health.
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory Tuesday, May 8 11:30am — 2:00pm A wonderful documentary that demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Discussion will follow the 90-minute film Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior
Lunch & Learns:
Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior
Thursday, April 5 11:30 — 1:00pm Come and learn what that word Cancer can mean to you or someone that you love. What is Cancer? What is the difference between a cancer cell and normal cell? How does Cancer arise? What are Risk Factors for different types of Cancer? Knowledge is power and this program is intended to help educate on the world of Cancer.
100 Years of National Parks With Norm Moline Thursday, May 3 11:30am — 1:00pm
The National Park Service, described by some as "America's Best Idea", has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Setting aside particularly beautiful, scientific, or historic sites and making them available to the public were unprecedented actions in world history. Some of the nearly 500 NPS sites are right here in Illinois and surrounding states in the Midwest. This program will present major highlights of NPS history and then focus on sites in Illinois and adjacent states. It will also describe the important influence of the NPS on the development of state parks in the U.S.
Leslie Goddard: Bette Davis Tuesday, May 29 11:30am — 1:00pm Few actresses in Hollywood rivaled Bette Davis for longevity and appeal. In such classic films as Jezebel, Dark Victory, Now, Voyager, The Letter, and All About Eve, Bette Davis created a new kind of film heroine: strong, outspoken, luxurious, and even wicked. And her personal life was as tempestuous as her life onscreen. Meet the ultimate star from the golden age of Hollywood.
Leslie Goddard: Jacqueline Kennedy Tuesday, June 12 11:30am — 1:00pm It is 1964 and the former first lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, is struggling to cope with the constant tourists and paparazzi. Attempting to determine her next step, she reviews her life sharing stories about her marriage, her fight for privacy amidst intense media scrutiny, her work to restore the White House, and her attempts to showcase the arts. As she gradually opens up, you will meet the private woman behind the public myth. 7
LUNCH & LEARNS Lunch & Learns:
Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior
Steven Frenzel: Groundbreaking Musicals Tuesday, April 3 11:30am — 1:30pm From The Jazz Singer to La La Land, from Meet Me In St. Louis to Moulin Rouge, certain musicals have had a revolutionary approach to cinematic storytelling. Challenging audiences with fresh and unusual styles of music and dance, these films dated to break the rules and reinvent the musical. We’ll view clips from Little Shop of Horror, The King and I, Hair, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bugsy Malone, An American in Paris, All That Jazz, and more!
Steven Frenzel: Everything You Know About Movies is Wrong! Tuesday, May 22 11:30am — 1:30pm Is the book ALWAYS better? Are sequels and remakes always a mistake? Were movies really better in the old days? Is making a movie a glamorous job? The answers to these and other questions may surprise you! We'll take a lighthearted look at these and many other common beliefs about movies in this fun and fast moving program, where we're sure you'll end up loving movies even more by the end!
Marie Roth: Old Barns, Old Glory Thursday, June 14 11:30am — 1:30pm In honor of Flag Day we will be hosting a tribute to Old Glory presented by Artist Marie Roth. For over 30 years Marie has been using flags painted on reclaimed barn siding to tell the story of our flag, the barns and their owners. Have you ever wondered why we have stripes? Why stars? Who decided red, white and blue should be the colors of our flag? Come and hear what inspires Francis Scott Key to write a glorious poem that will become our national anthem. Marie will have several flags that tell the story of the how flag changes as we become these 50 United States.
Graduating from Snapshots to Photographs Thursday, June 7 11:30 — 1:00pm This Lunch & Learn will encourage participants to look at things in a different way. Sometimes having a contrasting perspective is much more interesting. If you’re tired of getting snapshots when you were really hoping to get a photograph, join Allen Meyer as he shares his secrets of getting an image that may last a lifetime.
CUISINE CLUB Tiki Terrace Wednesday, April 25, 5:30pm 1591 Lee Street, Des Plaines 847-795-8454
This is so much more than a meal! Go on a mini vacation as we enjoy not just an authentic Hawaiian dinner, but also an extraordinary show! Guests will be immersed in the sights, sounds, tastes and entertainment of the South Pacific, without having to book a flight. Top this all with this being the top rated Tiki Bar in the Chicagoland area. Guests will be treated to traditional luau fare. Cash Bar. Fee: $35 Resident /$40 Non—Resident Registration is required. For a fee of $5 you can be picked up and dropped off at your home; first come, first serve, limit 7
Javier’s Sabo Mexicano Monday, May 14, 6:00pm 8 West Miner St, Arlington Heights 847-255-7075 If delicious Mexican cuisine is what you like, then you’re going to LOVE Javier’s! Guests will be delighted at the authentic Mexican cuisine. Those attending will choose from an exclusive menu. Cash Bar Fee: $32 Resident / $39 Non-Resident Registration is required. For a fee of $5 you can be picked up and dropped off at your home; first come, first serve, limit 7
Paisano’s Italian Steak House Thursday, June 28, 6:00pm 5614 Broadway Rd, Richmond 815-678-4500
Start with family style served fried calamari and fresh vine ripe tomato bruschetta. Then enjoy a fresh greens salad served with the house dressing. Choose from 1) Angie’s special recipe meat lasagna, 2) Chicken and eggplant Vesuvio, layered with provolone, 3) Pork chop Paisano, served with sautéed plum tomatoes, roasted garlic and fresh basil, or 4) Shrimp DeJonghe, with garlic, butter and white wine sauce. Top this delicious dinner off with a platter of mouth watering Italian cookies and cannolis. All soft drinks, coffee and tea included. Cash Bar. Fee: $35 Resident/ $43 Non-Resident Registration is required . For a fee of $5 you can be picked up and dropped off at your home; first come, first serve, limit 7.
CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED 8
SPECIAL EVENTS Bowling Party
Weekend Movie & Ice Cream
Thursdays, 11:00am — 1:00pm
Century 16 Theater, Deer Park Cold Stone Creamery Sundays April 15, May 6 & June 10
Brunswick Zone 21080 N. Route 12, Lake Zurich April 19, May 17 & June 28 Come join Jim Dalbec one Thursday every month for 2 hours of bowling and lots of laughs on a new day! Whether your scores are double or triple digit, all are welcome to join the fun. The fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes, a ball, popcorn, and soft drinks.
You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Registration is required Fee: $8 Resident / $13 Non-Resident
Catch the latest flicks at the box office. Join us at the Deer Park Theaters, sit comfortably and take in a popular movie. After the movies, we will simply stroll down the sidewalk over to Cold Stone Creamery and enjoy a delicious dairy delight! All Resident will be called with the final movie choices and times. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, carpooling is encouraged. You must register at least one week in advance or you will not be able to participate. Fee: $7 Resident/ $11 Non-Resident Includes a single scoop and topping ice cream treat.
Wednesday Social Seniors
Fridays, April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22 11:30am — 12:30pm
Wednesdays 12:00 — 2:00pm
You never need a partner for this dancing! Great fun, awesome exercise and catchy music. You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Come join your friends and neighbors at Ela 55+ on Wednesday afternoons. Facilitated by an advisory board, each week folks come together to simply meet and socialize. Each week brings more events in everyone’s lives so why not come share those with your friends. Gather around the table, tell a few jokes or stories and just enjoy each others’ company. No dues, no fees, no fuss, just fellowship and games. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Fee: $5 Resident/ $10 Non-Resident
Celebration of Life!
Fashion Show and Luncheon Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00—4:00pm Help raise funds to prevent and combat cancer while enjoying a wonderful afternoon of fashion, food and fun! You’ll recognize all of the models. Not only are they your friends and neighbors...they are survivors. Hear their triumphant stories and see them walk the walk! Start your afternoon with a delicious luncheon including fresh spinach salad, grilled salmon with a lemon dill sauce or chicken breast with lemon sauce, rice pilaf, fresh steamed spring vegetables….and seasonal berries with cream. In addition to the food and fashion, learn what’s happening to prevent and treat today’s fighters in the cancer world; enjoy several shopping opportunities; learn where your donation dollars are going; take a chance to win several raffle prizes and gift baskets!
FEE: $30 PER PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIRED DONATIONS MADE TO THE PURPLE PLUNGE.
FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS Dynamite Disco Night
Cinco de Mayo
Friday, April 20, 6:00 — 8:00pm
Friday, May 4, 6:00 — 8:00pm
Bring on the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, ABBA, CHIC and so many more. Tonight is the night to drag out your lamé hot pants, mini dresses, platform shoes, open necked shirt and polyester pants….don’t forget to get some volume in your hair! Drinks, then dinner….and then disco all night! You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $15 Resident/ $20 Non-Resident
What is Cinco de Mayo? The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. What do you do on Cinco de Mayo?.....you have a fiesta! Join us as we pull out all the stops for a fiesta of fiestas. Delicious Mexican food, music and of course, Margaritas. Bring your extra pesos! Ela 55+ will be selling tickets to the raffle baskets benefiting the Celebration of Life event...this is your sneak a peek chance! You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $15 Resident / $20 Non-Resident
An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt Portrayed by Joe Wiegand Friday, April 13, 6:30 - 8:30pm Joe Wiegand is considered the world's premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe's portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances and in television and film have people wondering if TR has come back to life. Mr. Wiegand performs around the world, for presidents, universities, TV and films, and we are incredibly lucky to have him graciously accept our invitation to Ela Township 55+! Light snacks and cash bar. You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $15 Resident/ $20 Non-Resident
Summer Pig Roast
Wednesday April 11 Noon — 1:30pm
Friday, June 8 6:00 — 7:30pm
Join Ela Township 55+ as we say “THANK YOU” to all those who have helped us throughout the year! From those who have volunteered at our reception desk to gardeners, folks that helped in so many ways at our Holiday Dinner Dance, exercise class set up helpers, and so many more. If you have not had an opportunity to volunteer this year, please come and help us thank all the people that have volunteered so far, you might get an idea of where you could help out next year. Personal invitations have been sent out to each of our honored guests who have volunteered throughout the year. These volunteers will attend at no charge. Registration is required. We ask that everyone that has received an invitation, please attach it to your registration sheet. Fee: $12 Resident / $17 Non—Resident
Meet us on the patio for a good old fashioned pig roast. Set with all of the fixings including baked beans, au gratin potatoes, garden salad and fresh baked buns. Top it all off with delicious ice cream. Bring your appetite and thirst as the bar will be serving ice cold beer ! This will fill up fast, so register early! Fee: $20 Members / $27 Non-Resident Registration is required. You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
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EVENING PROGRAMS Fatal Incident
Ice Cream with the Director
Monday, May 7 6:30 - 7:30pm
Inspired by the true events of an Air Transport Command aircraft disaster in Alaska in 1944, Fatal Incident reveals the dark secrets of a WWII conspiracy and cover-up of how twenty U.S. military deaths have gone unsolved for over 70 years. Intrigue, Russian espionage, and heart-pounding drama; as the human emotions and lives of people in love, separated by war, are changed forever. Local author Jim Proebstle will share his novel and the veil of secrecy of WWII. Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident
Thursday, May 17 6:30 — 7:30pm Join Ela Township Director of Adult & Senior Services, Susan Dillon for a roundtable discussion at the Ela Community Center. Susan will bring topics, update you on the latest happenings at Ela 55+ and Ela Township, and even bring in special guests at times. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, as well as, give your input on the programs and services provided by Ela 55+.
Registration is required.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll with BUNCO! Thursdays, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21 6:30 — 8:00pm Ela Community Center Join your Ela 55+ neighbors and friends with this new and exciting program. Bunco is a 4-person dice game that anyone can learn. Bring a friend … or two, we will provide everything else...including PRIZES!
Fee: $3.00/ Pay at the door
Monday Madness Trivia Night Mondays, April 30, May 21 & June 11 6:30 — 8:00pm Pub Trivia USA will be providing live trivia Mondays! This event is FUN to play and teams of any size are welcome! Our friendly hosts offer a fun, entertaining and sometimes even educational experience. Prepare to laugh, challenge your mind and maybe even learn something new! So grab some friends and come out and play!! Light snacks and beverages will be served. Minimum of 20 people needed. PRIZES! You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Fee: $5 Resident/$10 Non-Resident
When is the Right Time to Retire?
Registration Required. ABC’s of Home Repair With Home Depot Tuesdays April 17, May 22, June 12 6:30 — 7:30pm Join the professionals from the Lake Zurich Home Depot as they teach you the ABC’s of home maintenance and decorating. What do you do if something goes wrong in your house? What would you like to improve about your house? What are the essentials of home repair? Where can I get help? Home Depot professionals from plumbing, electrical, paint and garden departments will be here to help you!
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 — 7:30pm Join us for this program co-sponsored by Ela 55+ and the Ela Area Public Library. Financial educator Karen Chan returns for this program especially for those looking ahead to retirement. Building a better understanding of your finances, from Social Security to IRA’s and investments, will aid in your decision for when retirement is an option for you. This class will be held at Ela 55+. No charge but you must be signed up least one week in advance.
April: CFL, LEDs, Landscape and Exte rior Lighting May: Air Conditione r Routine Mainte nance & Repair June: Ch oosing Gas or Charcoal? & How to Clean Grills You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident 11
EVENING PROGRAMS Chicago Music Scene of the 60’s & 70’s Monday, June 4 6:00 — 7:15pm
Join Dean Milano, author and musician, as he talks about The Chicago Music Scene of the 1960s and 70s. Dean has been making music in Chicago since 1966. He was there when it all happened and has written a book to tell about it - "The Chicago Music Scene: 1960's and 1970's." Relive the glory days when jazz, rock and roll, country and western, folk, blues and R & B flowed through the streets of Chicago when Milano brings both the music and pictures of these two decades to life. Fee: $5 Resident/$10 Non—Resident You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Reel Talk: Real Boy Tuesday, May 8 6:00 — 8:00pm This is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.
From Chicago to Vietnam Wednesday, May 23 6:30 — 7:30pm Ela 55+ is proud to be co-sponsoring this exciting program with Ela Library to honor Memorial Day. Join Michael Duffy of Cary, IL who will be sharing his story of service in Vietnam. Duffy entered the conflict at exactly the beginning of the TET Offensive in 1968. His book, From Chicago to Vietnam and his presentation is an honest and candid review of his service, and the impact of the war on himself and his family. This program will be held at the Ela Area Public Library. No Fee. Register at Ela 55+ or Ela Area Public Library. Registration is required.
Concert on the Patio Series Enjoy a series of patio concerts here at the Ela Township Community Center. What better way to enjoy the summer than with great music, cold drinks and friends. Cash bar, light snacks, great music!
Friday, May 25 6:30 - 8:00pm Kevin Wray
You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident
Monday, June 18 Road Trip 6:30 — 7:30pm What is a Story Slam?
Friday, June 22 6:30 - 8:00pm Steve Justman
A Story Slam is a series of short personal stories told on a common theme. Stories are told not read. Please know your story “by heart” but not by rote memorization. Stories are limited to a maximum of 5 minutes.
Who can participate? Every member is welcome to participate, though there will be a limit each night. Not ready to share your story, but want to hear others? Even those not telling their story are encouraged to come. It will be a fun night no matter what, light snacks and cash bar.
$5 Resident/$10 Non-Resident
Fee for Each Concert: $7 Members/$12 guests Registration is required at least 1 week advance.
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EVENING CLASSES Summer Floral Arranging
Coin Collecting Class
Tuesday, April 3 7:00 — 8:00pm
Thursday, May 10 6:30 — 7:30pm
Join Mariano’s professional floral arranger, Kelly at the Ela Township Community Center to learn and create your own floral arrangement. Kelly will teach you the tricks of the trade of which flowers to choose, vessels to use and seasonal favorites. Bring snips or sharp scissors. Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non—Resident Registration is required.
This class is fun and informative. Participants will learn the basics of coin collecting, and gain a new appreciation of history and geography, using coins/notes. Prizes will be raffled away. Class size limited to 15 participants. You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident
Hanging Fairy Garden Craft Class
Sip and Swirl Chicago Edition
Monday, June 25 7:00 — 8:00pm
Thursday, May 31 7:00 — 8:30pm
Come with your imagination and painting clothes and leave with a one-of-a-kind painting that will brighten up any room! NO previous painting experience is needed. Enjoy a glass of wine while you’re guided through the easy steps of creating one of these unique paintings. Limited space. Fee: $15 Resident/ $25 Non—Resident You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Mexican Train Dominoes
Whether you live in an apartment or house, there is always room for a Fairy Garden. Create your own personal refuge using miniature statues, stones, moss and petite plants. Bring your imagination and your patience! Fee: $10 Resident / $15 Non-Resident You must be signed up at least one week in advance.
Learn to play the fun and engaging game of Mexican Train Dominoes. All ages enjoy this age old game. Already know how to play….come and join the fun!
Wednesdays, June 6 & 20 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 6:30 — 7:30pm NO FEE
EVENING TECH CLASSES Introduction to Pinterest
New to Twitter
Smart Watch Basics
Thursday, April 12 6:30 — 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 22 6:30 — 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 19 6:30 — 7:30pm
Fee For Each: $3 Resident/ $5 Non—Resident
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MENS PROGRAMS Macho Man Exercise Class
Men of Genius
Wednesdays 2:00 — 3:00pm
Fridays 9:00 — 10:00am Enjoy coffee and light snacks as you and fellow “genius” gentlemen chat about whatever comes up. From health and wellness to sports; music to war; weather to women. Registration is required. FREE
Come join Connie Bellio in our MEN ONLY exercise class. This class is a fun filled exercise class utilizing chairs, standing moves, cords and weights. This is a great way to become stronger, improve balance and coordination plus have fun while exercising to music. Registration is required. FREE
Baggo Fridays 10:00 — 11:00am Immediately following, “Men of Genius,” come play some Baggo in our Activity Room. We have the boxes and bags, all you need to bring is your aim! Registration is required. NO CHARGE
MENS TRIPS Air Classics Aviation Museum & Culver’s in Sugar Grove, IL Thursday, April 12, 9:00am – 2:00pm Air Classics is an aviation museum located at Aurora Municipal Airport where the aircraft actually fly. You can sit in an A-7 that flew in the Gulf War and climb into the pilot's seat of a UH-1 Huey helicopter. The museum's collection includes aircraft, vehicles, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930s to the present time. After the museum, we’ll have lunch at Culver’s before returning to Lake Zurich. Arrive at Ela Community Center at 9:00 am FEE: $15 Resident/$20 Non—Resident LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN
Illinois Railway Museum and Checkers II in Union, IL Monday, May 21, 9:00am — 2:00pm We’re heading to Union, IL to check out the largest railway museum in the United States. There are over 450 pieces of prototype equipment and numerous displays on site. On the way home, we’ll grab lunch at Checkers II. Arrive at Ela Community Center at 9:00 am FEE: $18 Resident /$23 Non—Resident LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN
Golf at Highland Woods and Lunch at Portillo’s Monday, June 4, 7:00am — 2:00pm Time to hit the links and play 18 at Highland Woods Golf Course in Hoffman Estates. We will be able to get in a full round of golf before heading just a few miles down the road for lunch at Portillo’s in Schaumburg. Arrive at Ela Community Center at 6:30 am FEE: $30 Resident /$35 Non—Resident
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Monday (Y) = YMCA Class
Cardio Fusion (PC) 8:30-9:15am
(PC) =Punch Card Class
Walking Track (Y) 8:30-9:30am
Functional Core (PC) 9:30-10:15am
(NC) = No Charge Class Walk In The Park (NC) 8:30-9:30am
Morning Movers (NC) 9:00-10:00am
Walk In The Park (NC) Walking Track (Y) 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am
Power Play (PC) 9:00-9:45am
Fitness+ (PC) 10:15-11:00am
Morning Movers (NC) 9:00-10:00am
Morning Movers (NC) 9:00-10:00am
YMCA Arthritis (Y) 9:15-10:15am
Fitness+ (PC) 9:00-9:45am H2O Go Getters (Y) 9:00—10:00am
Chair & Stading Yoga (PC) 1:30-2:15pm
Fitness Orientation (Y) 1:00-3:00pm
Active Aging (NC) 11:30am-12:15pm
Low Impact Fitness (Y) 11:30am-12:15pm
Pickle Ball (Y) 10:15am-12:15pm
Fitness Challenge (PC) 7:00-7:45pm
Yoga (PC) 5:45-6:45pm
Pilates w/ Props(PC) 10:00-10:45am
Pickle Ball (Y) 10:15am-12:15pm
Simply Balance (PC) 10:15-11:00am
Ping Pong (NC) 2:00-3:00pm
Macho Man (NC) 2:00-3:00pm
Fitness Orientation (Y) Low Impact Fitness (Y) 1:00-3:00pm 11:30am-12:15pm
Seated & Standing Yoga (PC) 10:00-10:45am
YMCA Arthritis (Y) 9:15-10:15am
Beginning Yoga (PC) 10:15-11:00am New Year,New You (PC)
11:15am-Noon Pickle Ball (Y) 10:15am-12:15pm Strictly Sittin’ (NC) 10:30-11:15am Silver Splash (Y) 10:15-11:00am Low Impact Fitness (Y) Zumba Gold (PC) 11:30am-12:15pm 1:45-2:45pm Arthritis Class (PC) 1:00-1:45pm Beginning Yoga (PC) 5:45-6:45pm Fitness Challenge (PC) 7:00-7:45pm
PUNCH CARD EXERCISE CLASSES EXERCISE PUNCH CARD: Car ds w ill expir e 6 m onths fr o m the date of pur chase. (10) Punch Card Fee: $25/$35 Each OR (25) Punch Card Fee: $55/$75 Each PARTICIPANTS MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CLASS SO THAT THEY MAY BE REACHED IN CASE OF CLASS CANCELLATION OR DELAY. IF YOU WANT, YOU CAN CHECK THE BOX ON YOUR REGISTRATION PAGE TO BE SIGNED UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR FOR YOUR REGISTERED CLASSES.
ATTIRE: For all yoga classes and Pilates; dr ess in loose, co m for table clothing. Fo r all other fitness classes dress in comfortable active-wear and wear athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle for all fitness classes. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
TOP 5 REASONS EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT FOR OLDER ADULT HEALTH: ARTHRITIS: Regular activity helps lubricate the joints and can help reduce overall pain and stiffness that is often present among individuals with arthritis. HEART DISEASE: exercising later in life can help reduce the number of individuals with heart disease through the management of blood pressure and blood glucose, and decreasing LDL cholesterol. METABOLIC DYSFUNCTION (TYPE II DIABETES & OBESITY): Exercise can help maintain proper body weight and help regulate blood glucose and insulin levels to make the body more efficient. CANCER: Studies have shown a 30 to 40 percent reduction in breast cancer risk among women who perform moderate to regular exercise. DEMENTIA: A recent study showed a 37 percent reduced risk and a 66 percent reduction in risk of dementia when older adults performed moderate-intensity exercise, suggesting every adult ought to exercise to help lower the risk of mental decline and to help prevent mental disability later in life.
Beginning Yoga Mondays, 10:15 — 11:00am & Tuesdays, 5:45 — 6:45pm Yoga teaches the ancient art of breathing, meditation and posing, resulting in increased flexibility, lower blood pressure, greater relaxation and more effective breathing. Led by certified instructors. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor on their own ability. Seated & Standing Yoga, Tuesdays, 10:00 — 10:45am Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. The chair replaces your yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body during seated and standing yoga poses. This class is great for anyone who is looking to start yoga beyond the chair stretches. Chair & Standing Yoga, Fridays, 1:30 — 2:15pm Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a yoga chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body. Pilates with Props, Thursdays, 10:00 — 10:45am When practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility builds strength and develops control and endurance in the whole body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong powerhouse and improving coordination and balance. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Mondays, 1:00 — 1:45pm Exercise proven to help people with arthritis or other related conditions, to reduce pain, become more confident in your ability to continue activities, increase social activity and decrease doctor visits. This is a low impact activity in which you will participate in safe and effective exercises. Zumba Gold, Tuesdays, 1:45 — 2:45pm Zumba Gold is a combination dance/exercise class; the instructor will modify the class to your pace. The hour will fly by and before you know it, you’ve worked off the day’s calories!
Fitness Plus Exercise Class, Tuesdays, 9:00 — 9:45am & Fridays 10:15-11:00am Begin your day with a walk while warming up your muscles and joints. While using a variety of strength training equipment you will be challenged to your ability. Simply Balance Wednesdays, 10:15 — 11:00am Simply Balance is a class that will help reduce the risk and fear of falling that many of us get as we age, by strengthening the muscles that help you stand up and take your next step. Personal Trainer Kim Witkowski will lead you in a safe and controlled environment working at your ability to improve your stability both standing and walking. Power Play for Seniors, Thursdays, 9:00 — 9:45am Improve your muscular strength, agility, balance and coordination utilizing a variety of movements and equipment. Led by Personal Trainer Kim Witkowski, this class is sure to improve your physical strength and mobility. LIMIT 15 Fitness Challenge Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 — 7:45pm Challenging and fun total body workout. Participants MUST be able to jump, do a push up and get up from and down to the floor. A variety of equipment will be used. This class can take you to your next fitness level. LIMIT 15 Cardio Fusion, Saturdays, 8:30 — 9:15am Jumpstart your day with this high energy, calorie burning class infused with intervals of cardio and strength training. THIS IS A GREAT ACCOMPANIMENT TO FUNCTIONAL CORE STRENGTH CONDITIONING! Functional Core Strength Conditioning Saturdays, 9:30 — 10:15am Strengthening the muscles in your mid section will help with your overall health. It does take work to challenge these muscles, but the results are noticeable with every step you take. 16
HEALTH AND WELLNESS Morning Movers
Strictly Sittin’: Chair Exercise
Come join us for a fun filled sitting and standing exercise class. Our very own Connie Bellio will lead us in light stretching and muscle toning movements to music from the 50’s up to today. During the class we will use tension cords and light weights GYM SHOES REQUIRED. No Fee.
Join our own Connie Bellio in a warm up and stretching exercise class done completely in a chair. Light weights, bands and cords will be used during class. All exercises are done seated in a chair without
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00am
A Walk In The Park Cuba Marsh, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 — 9:30am Come enjoy the peaceful and calm setting of Cuba Marsh. Walkers will meet at the information sign in the parking lot of Cuba Marsh Entrance (Cuba Road and Ela Road) . To respect everyone's busy schedule, we leave promptly at 8:30am. We will walk for about 60 minutes (depending on weather and conditions of the path).
Mondays, 10:30 — 11:15am
any standing moves. GYM SHOES REQUIRED
Open Ping Pong
Wednesdays, 2:00 — 3:00pm
Rain on the tennis court? No problem. Bring your racquet skills and hone in on your hand-eye coordination with the quick paced game of Ping Pong. Has it been years since you’ve played...no worries. A couple quick matches and you’ll be right up to speed. Have fun and get some good laughs as we open up the ping pong table to our seniors. GYM SHOES REQUIRED Registration is required. No Fee.
Registration is required.
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS WITH FOGLIA YMCA FOR ANY OF THE PROGRAMS BETWEEN ELA 55 + AND THE FOGLIA YMCA: Registration at the Y is required to attend these classes. Participant's checks must be made out to the Foglia Y and turned in at the Y member service desk. For entrance into the facility and admittance in the program, you must show your Ela Township 55+ key fob. Fitness Center Orientation
Fitness Center, All Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:00 — 3:00pm Enjoy the Fitness Center, need help? Please contact Kaysi at 847-410-5372. Fee: $15/session. Registration required.
Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 — 9:30am No registration required.
Silver Splash Mon days 10:15 — 11:00am
Silver Splash offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required! A special kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. Fee: $35/session. Registration required.
Arthritis Mon days an d Thu r sdays 8:30—9:30am This program of gentle water exercise is designed for all ages with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and related conditions, as well as any individual who wants to exercise without joint and muscle strain. Fee: $35/session. Registration required.
Low Impact Fitness
Fitness Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30—12:15pm Fee: $15/session. Registration required.
Pickleball Gym, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:15am—12:15pm Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong. Equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. GYM SHOES REQUIRED Registration is required. NO CHARGE.
H2O Go Getters Aquatic Class for Ela Township “55+”
Large Pool, Wednesdays, 9:00 — 10:00am This class is designed to improve your range of motion and ease the pain in hinge, pivot and rotary joints. It will help loosen those stiff and aching muscles and joints. There is a 25 member limit. Advance registration is required for this class. Registration is required. NO CHARGE.
DAY TRIPS National Museum of Mexican Art, Historic Pilsen & Las Comales Thursday, April 30 9:00 am - 2:30pm Immerse yourself in the vibrant and festive culture of Mexico. Start with their rich history in art at the National Museum of Mexican Art which showcases the artistry from both sides of the border. The museums permanent collection of over 10,000 pieces is awe-inspiring. Guests will have the ability to set their own pace on a self-guided tour highlighting the fine art of this renowned museum that has been a centerpiece to the Pilsen neighborhood since 1987. Next, while in the comfort of our deluxe coach, learn the history of this neighborhood that has served for over 150 years as a port of entry for immigrants. A step-on docent will lead us through as many streets as possible and even show us a few of the over 50 murals that pepper this vibrant community. Finally we will finish our cultural immersion while enjoying an authentic neighborhood Mexican restaurant lunch. Guests will choose from a tailored menu while at the restaurant. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 8:45am to pick up your lanyard. Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, museum admission, lunch at Las Comales, step-on docent and driver’s tip. Fee: $50 Resident/$60 Non—Resident
Jesus Christ Super Star Lyric Opera at the Civic Opera House 20 N Upper Wacker, Chicago Thursday, May 10 Noon – 6:00pm
One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season! Fee: $95 Resident/$105 Non-Resident Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, theater ticket to performance and driver’s tip. Optional Boxed Lunch includes iced tea or bottled water, chips, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and your choice of sandwich: 1) Turkey and Swiss, 2) chicken salad with provolone, or 3) Italian. Fee: $10. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 11:45am to pick up your lanyard.
Anderson Japanese Gardens Rockford, IL Wednesday, May 30 9:00am—3:00pm You asked for it, you got it. Due to several requests, we are visiting Anderson Japanese Gardens in the Spring! Construction of Anderson Japanese Gardens began in 1978, when Rockford businessman John Anderson was inspired by a visit to the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon. With the ongoing assistance of renowned Master Craftsman and designer Hoichi Kurisu, the Andersons’ swampy backyard along Rockford’s Spring Creek was transformed into a Japanese-style landscape. From groundbreaking to today, the placement of every rock, alignment of every tree, and layout of all paths has been made with careful consideration by Mr. Kurisu. In 1998, John and Linda Anderson donated the Gardens as a supported organization to the Rockford Rotary Charitable Association. It now exists as a not-for-profit entity and continues to grow and change to this day. Learn about these beautiful gardens as you enjoy a docent-led tour. Enjoy the rich history and remarkable gardens and how they came to be. Next , step out of Rockford and into Sweden...Stockholm that is. Technically it will be the Stockholm Inn, where you will enjoy an authentic Swedish lunch; complete with lingonberries. Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, , Stockholm Inn lunch, Anderson Garden tour and driver’s tip.
Fee: $51 Residents/$62 Non—Residents Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 8:45am to pick up your lanyard. 18
DAY TRIPS Holocaust Museum & Maggiano’s Lunch & The Bahá'í Temple Thursday, June 21 8:30am — 4:30pm Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world, and designed by renowned Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, this world-class museum offers memorable experiences that are not to be missed. Dedicated to teaching the universal lessons of the Holocaust, the Museum inspires all ages to take a stand against hatred, prejudice and indifference, today, and for generations to come. Travel through history as you explore life before, during and after the Holocaust. Step into an authentic German rail car, visit impressive galleries and contemplative spaces, both indoors and out. Featuring the groundbreaking, multi-million dollar Take a Stand Center, an immersive permanent exhibition with a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice and the World Premiere of the interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience. A delicious lunch at Maggiano’s will be a welcome break. Have a chance to digest the morning’s viewings along with homemade Italian cuisine while amongst friends. Every guest will enjoy their choice of 1) Bruschetta, 2) Mozzarella Marinara, or 3) Stuffed Mushrooms. Next, choose either a) Caesar salad, or b) Maggiano’s salad. There are several entrees to choose from: z)Rigatoni with meat sauce, y) Spaghetti with Marinara sauce, x) baked Ziti & sausage, w) Fettucine Alfredo, v) Chicken Parmesan, or t) Chicken Piccata. Everyone will be delighted with Maggiano’s specialty, Vera’s Lemon Cookies for dessert. After lunch, we’ll get our dose of fresh air and beauty. The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette stands as a symbol of unity. It is a sacred space for all people to commune with God. The House of Worship is open daily to all for contemplation, personal prayer and meditation. The building's white walls of lace-like ornamentation and its dome rising 135 feet above the main floor, create a scene of unsurpassed beauty and tranquility. Exquisite gardens and fountains surround the Temple, and directly to the west is a new Welcome Center, where visitors may explore the history and symbolism of this unique structure and watch a brief introductory film. Designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 8:15am to pick up your lanyard. Registration while space available or June 14. Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, Admission to Museums and Docent Fees, Maggiano’s lunch and driver’s tip. Fee: $65 Resident / $80 Non—Resident
Four Winds Casino Resort Monday, June 25 9:00am-7:00pm (approx. return time) 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI. 866-494-6371 Set in the picturesque Lake Michigan woods, the Four Winds Casino Resort will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a north woods lodge. Once inside, guests know they are in the premier casino of the Midwest. Come try your luck on one of their 3,000 slot machines or exciting table games. Price of this trip includes deluxe coach bus transportation, $15 instant slot credit and $10 food credit. Please note that we are staying extra late to accommodate all of those lucky players! Bus departs from and returns to Ela Township Community Center. When registering, be certain to include Four-Winds rewards number, complete date of birth and cell phone number.
Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 8:30am to pick up yo ur lanyar d. Registration while space available or May 29 Fee: $40 Resident/$50 Non—Resident
Cocktails, Hors d’ Oeuvres, Travel Friday, June 1 6:00pm Get a sneak peek at what adventure’s around the corner! Have you been on any of our long distance trips? Are you wondering where we are headed next? Here’s your chance. No Charge. Registration is required. 19
CLASSES Senior First Aid Wednesday, May 9 Noon — 3:00pm
Do you feel comfortable in an emergency situation? Would you be able to recognize if your spouse or family member was showing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke? Growing older means taking more initiative for the well-being of yourself, as well as others around you. Become certified in First Aid, CPR, and using an AED. You will learn hands on training by practicing techniques such as the Heimlich Maneuver, applying pressure to and treating wounds, recognizing signs of a stroke, heart attack or heat related illnesses, and responding to numerous other everyday incidents that may occur. Participants will all receive a Red Cross First Aid reference guide to take home. Completion of this class results in the participant being certified in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED for adults and children. Registration is required, Limit First 8 Participants
Fee: $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident
Secretary of State Rules of the Road Friday, May 18, 1:30pm—3:30pm Feel the need to brush up on those driving rules before you renew your license? This is the class for you. Led by an Illinois Secretary of State instructor, this session will clarify new rules as well as reinforce and remind you of all the current laws. No Charge. Registration is required.
AARP Safe Driving Thursday and Friday, April 12 & 13, 9:00am - 1:00pm Completion of this two-day driving technique course often provides savings on car insurance rates. Participants must attend both days to be eligible for a class certificate. Fee: $15 AARP members/$20 Non-members Make check payable to AARP. Registration is required.
Learning about Android, iPhone & iPad
Adult Coloring Club
2:00 — 3:00pm
Wednesdays Drop-In 10:00— 11:30am
Join Jim Dalbec and the rest of the gang as they guide you through a variety of topics so you can get the most out of your iPhones
Have you heard about this new craze? Adults and Seniors are finding that adult coloring clubs are a way to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, socialize and meet new people. Sit back unwind and create beautiful pieces of art. All the supplies are provided but you may bring your own. Registration is Required. No Fee.
Intro to Google Monday, April 9 Android Basics Wednesday, May 23 iPad and Tablet 101: What Should I Know? Monday, June 4 Registration is required. Fee For Each: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident
Tuesdays 1:00 — 2:00pm
Tuesdays 10:00 — 11:15 am
Participants need to bring their own ukulele. Don’t have one? Try Costco, Off Beat Music, Walmart, or Guitar Center. Join us for our regular meeting of ukulele players of all skill levels to: play together, share ideas, teach one another, and prepare 1 or 2 songs to share. We will teach any beginners! No Fee
Feeling creative? Come join our Art Group. We meet weekly, no experience necessary. Painting and drawing, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, and more. Sandra Peek is our resident artists and Jerry Gagnon is our resource man. We have supplies on hand to get you going. If you are looking for people who happily share talents, to teach, or learn, come see us. No Fee
Cooking with Chef Lynn Garrett Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30pm
April 20 Spring Salads Fee: $7 Resident / $12 Non-Resident
May 18 Backyard BBQ
June 15 Cooking with Herbs
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CLASSES FLOWER POWER HOUR Hawthorn Gardens Wednesdays, 10:30 — 11:30am Look each month at the awesome green projects we will be creating at Hawthorn Gardens. Please note that some projects are larger and require a higher fee. Participants must be at Hawthorn Gardens during Flower Power hours. If you are unable to make the class, notify staff and your project will be done for you. April 25: Hanging Baskets. Y o u w ill be cr eatin g a beau tifu l han gin g basket, choosin g fr om hu n dr eds of an n u al plan t options. Hanging basket, soil and plants will be provided. This is a popular project that will give you many weeks of colorful pleasure. Bring gloves. FEE: $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident Registration is required. May 16: Easy Herb Bowl. You will be making an herb bowl from the numerous herb options that will provide you with weeks of continuous fresh and tasty herbs. Don't miss this one---it fills up quickly. Container, soil and herbs will be provided. Bring gloves. FEE: $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident Registration is required June 13: Summer Container. You will be creating a summer container you will be proud to show off for many weeks. Nothing could be better than having a burst of color on your front porch or patio. Choose from the hundreds of annual options. Container, soil and plants will be provided. Bring gloves and snips. FEE: $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident Registration is required.
Lifestory Writing Wednesdays: April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20 10:00 – 11:30am Come and join Karen Larsen, our instructor for the Lifestory Writing Class. Your own relatives, as well as students of modern history, would welcome a record of your life. Researchers at the Universities of Wisconsin and Texas have proven that telling your own history can lower your blood pressure, increase your self-esteem, and improve your immune system. In Lifestory Writing, we write whatever comes to mind. At each session, we jointly decide on a topic for the next class. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling or punctuation. Just get your ideas on paper and be sure to include the unique details of your story. Here are just a few ideas to spur your memory. Remember duck and cover drills, ration coupon books, saddle shoes and Bobbie socks, telephone party lines, milk delivery and how did they affect your life? Fee: $5 Resident / $10 Non-Resident Registration is required.
Genealogy Wednesday, June 6 Noon — 2:00pm Learn from the experts at the DAR how to trace your family back to its earliest roots. Several members of the DAR will be on hand to instruct, guide and help you through your roadblocks as you trace your heritage. Please bring laptops or tablets with. Fee: $5 Resident / $10 Non-Resident Registration is required
Beginner Knit & Crochet Wednesdays Wednesdays: April 4 & 18, May 2 & 9, June 6 & 20 10:30 — 11:30 am Have you ever wondered how a blanket or a scarf is made with one or two sticks, a hook, and a string of yarn? Has knitting or crocheting been a mystery to you? Join our beginner class and get the answers. While learning, you will create your own piece and our instructor, Rita Grespan, will guide you through completion. Bring knitting needles size 7 or crochet hook size H and light colored yarn to begin. This is a great way to keep your hand busy and out of the potato chip bag! Fee: $5 Resident / $10 Non-Resident Registration is required
Pierogis with Lisa Friday, April 6 Noon — 1:00pm Don’t you wish you were Polish and grew up learning how to make those DELICOUS pierogis? We’ve got the next best thing….our own Lisa Gaggiano a.k.a. our little Polish princess will show you how to make them. Fee: $5 Resident / $10 Non-Resident Registration is required 21
ELA EATERY Hi, my name is Lynn Garrett. I’m a professionally trained chef that has spent my career doing many different things from owning my own catering business to managing a cafe in a natural foods grocery store. I have lived in Nashville, TN, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY and most recently in Alaska. No matter where I’ve lived I’ve had one recurring goal - make tasty food that is good for you. I really believe that food not only nourishes your body but your soul as well. I’m so excited to be a part of the Ela 55+ team. I look forward to getting to know all of you. LUNCH: MONDAY - THURSDAY 11:30 SERVICE
BREAKFAST: TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 9:30 SERVICE
You must sign up 1 week in advance...no exceptions. If you sign up for lunch or breakfast and do not show, you will be invoiced for the meal. MONTHLY MENUS POSTED AT ELA TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER, ELA 55+ FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON ELATOWNSHIP.ORG/SENIORS
ELA CORNER SALON For Men & Women Wednesdays 10:00am—2:00pm Have no fear, your help is here! Come visit the Ela Township Community Center on Wednesdays and we will fix you right up. Georgeann Prisching, licensed cosmetologist will tame your mane. Clients need to come with hair washed. Call ahead for appointments available Wednesdays from 10am—2pm. Men’s or Lady’s Cut: $5 Lady’s Cut & Style: $15 Not quite ready for a cut?….Try Blow Dry & Style: $10
CARDS & BINGO Bridge: Tuesdays, 11:00am—3:00pm Ela Town Hall People of all skill levels are encouraged to come to this fun filled activity. You need to register for this activity.
Games at Ela Township Community Center
Canasta: Mondays, 10:00—11:30am Experienced or never played before, join us for the fun and challenging game of Canasta.
Bingo: Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15—2:30pm All Bingo participants take turns being the caller. A sign up calendar is available during Bingo.
Pinochle: Tuesdays, 10:00—11:30am Even if you never played cards before, don’t worry. You will be taught the necessary skills and correct terminology.
Poker: Tuesdays, 9:00am—12:00pm Long time player or just starting, there is a place for you at our table!
Mah Jongg: Thursdays, 11:00am—3:00pm Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese tile game that dates back to the Ming Dynasty.
Participants must register for ALL games. 22
Christy’s Corner Spring! The word itself is energizing whether you use it as a Noun or a Verb! It also is my favorite season in the year, although being a Midwesterner at heart, I do enjoy each of the seasons. In April the Library is offering two computer classes that provide useful information on popular topics: Health and Travel. Classes are held in our computer lab on the second floor and are hands-on classes. Tues. April 3 features websites and search practice for Health related information and Tues. April 10 is the Travel program. Both events are from 10am-Noon. Seating is limited so be sure to register ahead of time either on-line through our website www.eapl.org or by calling 847-438-3433. Other events in April include a discussion about the “Lincoln Family Legacy in Illinois” by presenter David Clark on Tuesday, April 10 2-3pm. And later in the month you’ll hear from a certified FAA Pilot the important role the WASPS (Women Air Force Service Pilots) played during WWII. Were you aware that over 1,100 women flew every military aircraft flown by the American Forces? “The Fly Girls of WWII” will be presented by pilot Rebecca Sutera Tulloch on Tues. April 24 2-3pm. Working collaboratively with staff from Ela Township 55-Plus to jointly sponsor programs continues to be a strong partnership and I’m thrilled to add Tim Carter as one of my newer partners in programming! An important program we’re cosponsoring in May is author Michael Duffy of Cary, Il who will be sharing his story of service in Vietnam. Duffy entered the conflict at exactly the beginning of the TET Offensive in 1968. His book, From Chicago to Vietnam and h is presentation is an honest and candid review of his service, and the impact of the war on himself and his family. This program will be held at the Ela Area Public Library on Wed. May 23 from 6:30-7:30pm. There is no charge but please register either through Ela Library or Ela 55-Plus.
Senior Book Discussion Join us at the Ela Area Library for a lively discussion and debate over some of the latest and classic reads. We will be in Meeting Room A. Books will only be distributed to patrons that register for the Senior Book Group.
South Pole Station By: Ashley Shelby Monday, April 23 10:00 — 11:30 am
NO MAY MEETING Endurance By: Scott Kelly Monday, June 25 10:00 — 11:30 am
Special Series Courageous Decisions and Tough Conversations Susan Dillon & Christy Wagner Join us each week as we breakdown the difficult task to navigate your path through the issues, questions and barriers that come with illness, aging and end of life. Guided by physician author Atul Gwande’s bestselling book, Being Mortal, Susan Dillon and Christy Wagner will bring a refreshing approach to dealing with these important conversations and decisions. This event is cosponsored by Ela Township 55+ and the Ela Area Public Library. The series will be held at the Ela Township Community Center. This series is for everyone who wants help in approaching illness and end of life issues for themselves or their loved ones. Being Mortal Wednesday, June 13 10:00-11:30am Introduction and overview of the series. Viewing of the film, Being Mortal and discussion. Understand all that is involved in the aging, illness and dying process. What are you afraid of most? Hard Conversations: When is Life Too Long? Wednesday, June 20 10:00-11:30am What are the stages of aging, illness, death and dying? Why choose home vs. institutions? Have you had any of the hard conversations with loved ones? Are you comfortable asking your physician difficult questions? In addition 5 Wishes/Advanced Directives will be presented and explained. Becoming Your Best Advocate & A Practical Guide to ALL Matters When a Loved One Passes Wednesday, June 27 10:00-11:30am What is an advocate? Do you know how/think you are capable of being your own advocate? Do you have someone close who can be your advocate? Know when and what questions to ask of the professionals involved in your well being. Know your options. No one wants to think about this traumatic time, but the more details that are addressed now, the easier it will be when the inevitable happens. Why allow the added stress of these matters be added to the emotional event of a loved one passing. You will leave this session fully prepared to address every aspect of this. Price is per session: $5 Residents or Ela Library Patrons $10 Non– Residents Must register at least one week prior. 23
New to Medicare? We can help!
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Presented by Alzheimer’s Association First Tuesday of Every Month April 3, May 1, & June 5 7:00 — 8:00pm Ela Area Public Library This monthly support group provides a confidential place to share information for those in a caregiving role. We meet monthly at the Ela Area Public Library, led by Resource Specialist Lisa Gaggiano. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 847-272-3900.
Trained by the Illinois Department on Aging, we have a wealth of information available for all who are eligible for Medicare. Don’t get hit with unexpected, lifetime penalties, all because you weren’t educated on the Medicare rules. Whether you’re still working, or ready to retire at age 65, we can explain what you need to do and what to expect from costs to coverage for all your healthcare and prescription drug needs.
Meeting the Cancer Challenge Mondays: April 16, May 14, June 11 12:00 — 2:00pm Open to anyone who has a cancer diagnosis along with family or friends who are affected by this diagnosis. Join an open exchange of discussions in living, coping and surviving a cancer diagnosis. The group is a general cancer support group at any stage of the cancer experience. The group will be facilitated by Mary Sue Fidale, RNC, MA, LCPC. Mary Sue has 31 years of experience as an oncology nurse/counselor; she has extensive experience as a breast health specialist/ navigator, psychosocial oncology coordinator; she participated in preparing professional nurses for Cancer Survivorship Care sponsored by City of Hope in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has also worked with Sue Miller breast cancer survivor and founder of the Day of Caring for breast cancer survivors. Mary Sue co-founded the Chicagoland Day of Sharing for breast cancer survivors from 2000-2012. NO CHARGE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Diabetes Support Group Mondays April 23, May 21 & June 18 12:00 — 1:00pm Do you have questions about your diabetes? Feel like you are the only one? Join this round table support group and find out what everyone else is doing. Learn tips, get resources and stay connected.
Call Lisa Gaggiano or Tim Carter for an appointment: 847-438-9160. Ela Township 55+ Senior Resource Services Our senior resource office assists Ela Township Resident with many pro grams and links them with services to promote independence and a sense of well-being. Lisa Gaggiano, our Senior Resource Specialist, will help you in any way possible.
Pharmaceutical Assistance Medicaid Generic Discount Programs Assistance with Medicare Advantage or Part D enrollment Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs Extra Help Program State Benefits/Department of Human Service Programs
Medicaid Food Stamps (link card) Medicare Savings Program (Provides assistance with Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance)
RTA Reduced Fare Program Benefit Access License Plate Discount
Senior Health Insurance Counseling (SHIP) Medicare Medicare Supplement policies Medicare Prescription Drug coverage Long term care insurance Assists with Medicare Appeal process Information and Referrals
Housing options including independent
ALL ARE WELCOME!
senior living, assisted living, supportive living, memory care and skilled care.
Come early and enjoy a healthy homemade lunch. Lunch served at 11:30am, $4.00 per person. Sign up at least one week in advance. NO CHARGE
Counseling/mental health Illinois Department on Aging Community Care Program Food pantries and meal programs 24
SERVICES More Veteran News & Help:
United States Military Veterans
Veterans Helping Veterans Are you a veteran? Do you need one on one help with veteran information? Mike Kozar can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help and more information. Also go to: email@example.com or call 847-377-3344.
Health care through the VA Dental care for needy veterans Programs available through VA Compensation for health programs related to Agent Orange exposure Qualifications for help in finding work Qualifications for compensation if unable to work due to service connected disability Widows benefits/compensation Substance abuse support Homeless Social interaction
United States Military Veterans We Need Your Help! We want to honor you! Ela 55+ is creating a Veteran’s Wall and we need your help. We are looking to take photos of any and all veterans holding a photo of themselves while they were in the military. Please see Susan Dillon to have your photo taken.
Ted Krasnesky: Energy Workshop Thursday, April 26 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Veterans can receive benefit information by calling: Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission at 847-377-3344; Fax 847-984-5750 20 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Waukegan, IL 60085 http://www.lakecountyil.gov/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Locally, American Legion Post 964 51 Lions Drive, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 847-438-9477 Website: Alpost964il.org Email: Post964@sbcglobal.net Free coffee and donuts for all vets regardless of Resident-ship Tuesday mornings: 8:30am — 10:30am Resident-ship meetings 2nd Friday at 7:30pm
ELA TOWNSHIP BUS SERVICE Need transportation for shopping, errands, doctor, dentist or hair appointments? Ela Township Bus Service is offered to Ela Township residents who are 55 years or older and/or handicapped. Ela Bus Service also provides transportation to the Barrington and Palatine train station. Call 847-438-6677 to schedule a pick up! Bus Guidelines:
Service area includes all of Ela Township and minimal exceptions. Must schedule rides at least 24 hours in advance $2 per one-way trip/$4 round trip/$1 for each additional stop Exact money only Pickups begin at 8:30am. Appointments should not be scheduled prior to 9:15am. Reservation lines open Monday-Thursday from 8am to 5pm & Fridays from 8am to 1pm or reserve your pick up by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s Your Help Ted Krasnesky is an Energy Ambassador for Illinois Green Alliance. Three years ago, he installed a 4-kilowatt solar array on his roof and reduced his summer energy bill to $5.84/month. Even if you don’t have solar panels, you can still save hundreds. Ted will help you navigate through ComEd’s “Ways to Save”, and the programs that will help reduce your carbon footprint, too! You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00am — 12:00pm
Thanks to the generous donation of time and talent from our volunteer, Valery, we are able to offer help with your tablet, laptop, smart phones and more. Call the center and make an appointment. You must be a member of Ela 55+ in order to enjoy this benefit. 25
ARMCHAIR TRAVEL Each month, join Bill Helmuth as he explores the corners of our world. Bill Helmuth received his Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Northwestern University, then evolved up the corporate ladder to become Director of International Sales for Time Life Books. In that capacity he has lived in Honolulu, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, and London, UK., flying over 5,000,000 air miles and visiting 111 Countries. Today, Bill travels around the USA, giving fascinating presentations of the World's most exciting journeys to universities, schools, libraries, civic and senior organizations. Over the last 10 years, Bill has given more than 2,000 highly visual lectures . FEE FOR EACH PRESENTATION: $3 Resident / $5 Non—Resident Registration is required
Afghanistan Wednesday, April 18, Noon - 1:00pm
Around the World in 60 Days
Children of the Navajo Nation
Wednesday, May 16, Noon - 1:00pm
Friday, June 29, 1:00 — 2:30pm
2018 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL
Why Travel with Ela 55+ Easy, carefree arrangements made for you Meet new friends from Ela Do things you would not do on your own or have access to Group discounts Safety in numbers
Long Distance Travel and Informational Meetings REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL INFORMATION MEETINGS!
2018 Discover Poland May 10-21,2018 DOCUMENT Meeting Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm Noah’s Ark Tour June 10 - 12, 2018 Information Meeting Monday, April 16 at 7:00pm
2019 Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise April 10—20, 2019 Information Meeting Monday, April 16 at 6:00pm
Ladies Only: Shipshewana & Harbor Country Michigan May 22– 24, 2018 Information Meeting Monday, April 2 at 6:00pm Discover Door County August 27-31, 2018 Information Meeting Monday, April 2 at 7:00pm Fall Colors of New England September 26—October 5, 2018 Information Meeting Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00pm Meet Me in St. Louis! October 27– 30, 2018 Information Meeting Tuesday, April 24 at 6:00pm
2018 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL Discovering Poland May 10 - 21, 2018 Highlights… Warsaw ● Black Madonna ● Jasna Góra Monastery ● Krakow ● Folklore Show & Dinner ● Auschwitz Wroclaw ● Torun ● Gingerbread Baking ● Solidarity Shipyards ● Marienburg Fortress ● Gdansk
12 Days ● 15 Meals: 10 Breakfasts ● 5 Dinners Document Meeting Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm Visit the Jasna Góra monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna. Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz. The choice is yours in Gdansk: Choose a trip to the resort town of Sopot or select a shopping excursion to learn about Polish amber. Immerse yourself in Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner. Learn how to make gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe.
Double $3799; Single $4449 For more information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55 Plus (847) 438-9160, email@example.com
Shipshewana & Harbor Country Michigan Shopping & Gardens & Wine...Oh my! May 22 - 24, 2018 Information Meeting Monday, April 2 at 6:00pm Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation ● Continental Breakfasts ● Winery Tours & Tastings 2 Nights in Landmark Lakefront Inn ● Lighthouse Outlet Mall Shopping Sawyer Market ● Dinner at Tabor Hill Winery ● ALL Taxes & Gratuities Single Occupancy Only: $430 Per Resident /$480 Per Non-Resident
Very Limited Space Available! For more information call: Susan Dillon: (847) 438-9160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Noah’s Ark Encounter June 10 - 12, 2018 Highlights… Belterra Casino Resort & Spa ● Ark Encounter ● Creation Museum
3 Days ● 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts ● 2 Dinners Information Meeting Monday, April 16 at 7:00pm Nestled in the Indiana Heartland is Belterra Casino Resort & Spa where we spend two nights in this oasis of luxury with buffet meals and non-stop action in its exciting casino. The highlight of our trip is a visit to the massive Ark Encounter. This full-sized, all wood replica of Noah’s Ark presents a number of historic events centered on this one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. It is designed to be family oriented, historically authentic and is the largest timber frame structure in the country. Before returning home, we visit the Creation Museum, a state-of-the-art museum which brings the pages of the Bible to life through the retelling of its stories.
Double $619; Single $788 For more
information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55 Plus (847) 438-9160, email@example.com
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2018 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL Discover Door County August 27—31, 2018 Price Per Person: Double $935; Single $1240 Sitting in the center of the “inland seas”, Door County remains one of the favorite travel destinations in the Midwest. With over 300 miles of coastline and numerous quaint communities, it provides a wide variety of activities for travelers of all ages.
Highlights…Lambeau Field & Hall of Fame Tour ● Washington Island Ferry ● Peninsula State Park ● School House Beach ● Lavender Farm ● Lautenbach Orchard Winery Tour ● Fish Boil ● Fish Creek Boat Tour ● Seaquist Orchard Tour Renards Cheeses● Door County Sunsets● The English Inn Supper Club 5 Days • 5 Breakfasts • 2 Lunches • 3 Dinners
Information Meeting Monday, April 2 at 7:00pm Join your friends from Ela 55+ as we head just north of Green Bay to majestic Door County. You will be awed by it’s beauty and taken in by its charm. We will spend five fun - filled days on this Lake Michigan peninsula. For more information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55 Plus (847) 438-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Colors of New England with Martha’s Vineyard & Cape Cod September 26—October 5, 2018
Second Coach Added...Limited Space Available!
Highlights…Hotel accommodations for 9 nights • 13 meals, including a Lobster Dinner • Scenic Rail Excursions on the Conway Scenic Railroad, Mt. Washington Cog Railway and Cape Cod Central Railroad • Scenic cruises including Boston Harbor Cruise, Maine Lobster Cruise, Portland Lighthouse Cruise • Drive the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the heart of New Hampshire • Martha’s Vineyard tour including several of its quaint villages • Touring of Cape Cod with a local guide • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach •
10 Days ● 13 Meals● 3 Train Experiences ● 3 Boat Excursions Double Occupancy: $2,599 per person Land-only Single Occupancy: $3,599 per person Land-only
Information Meeting Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00pm For more information contact: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55 +
(847) 438-9160 or su san dillon @ela55plu s.com
Cocktails, Hors d’ Oeuvres, Travel Friday, June 1 6:00pm Get a sneak peek at what adventure’s around the corner! Have you been on any of our long distance trips? Are you wondering where we are headed next? Here’s your chance. No Charge. Registration is required. 28
2018 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL Meet Me in St. Louis! October 27 - 30, 2018 Information Meeting Tuesday, April 24 at 6:00pm Join us in St. Louis for this gem of the Midwest! Getting there...and getting back will be more than half the fun! This trip is an American Classis in every sense of the word as we visit the charming river hamlet of historic Hannibal, Missouri—Mark Twain’s Hometown. History comes alive through performances by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Discover the Gateway City of St. Louis and its historic attractions; the Gateway Arch, Forest Park, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, a tour and tasting at Anheuser-Busch Brewery and even dinner at St. Louis’ historic Italian neighborhood- “The Hill”. Come experience the unspoiled beauty and serenity f the meandering Mississippi River Valley in the beautiful season of autumn. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Double Occupancy $1098 per person Single Occupancy $1298 per person For more information contact: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55 + (847) 438-9160 or su san dillon @ela55plu s.com
2019 LONG DISTANCE TRAVE; Tropical Costa Rica February 2 - 15, 2019 $3,114 Double Occupancy /$3,764 Single Occupancy, $3,084 Triple Occupancy
9 Days/14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts ● 6 Dinners Highlights…San Jose ● Coffee Plantation ● Guanacaste ● Monteverde ● Cloud Forest ● Arenal Volcano ● Cano Negro Refuge Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. For more information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55+ (847) 438-9160 email@example.com
Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise April 10 - 20, 2019 9 Days/ Including 2 Nights in Lucerne Highlights…Rhine River Valley ● Lucerne ● Strasbourg ● Koblenz ● Cochem ● Cologne ● Cruise aboard MS Emerald Sun ● Reichsburg Castle ● Canal Cruise in Amsterdam 23 Meals: 9 Breakfasts ● 6 Lunches ● 8 Dinners Information Meeting Monday, April 16 at 6:00pm Free Airfare when reservations are made by March 31, 2018, after that buy one get one! Experience the re-awakening of spring along the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. From enchanting Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, at the peak of tulip season to the majestic heights of Switzerland. See the countryside bloom as you sail along these two rivers in Europe. For more information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55+ (847) 438-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Rockies by Train October 2019 - - - -$4999 Double Occupancy 9 Days/13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts ● 2 Lunches ● 4 Dinners Highlights…British Columbia ● Vancouver ● VIA Rail ● Jasper ● Columbia Icefield ● Lake Louise ● Banff ● Calgary See the dramatic Maligne Canyon; behold spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks; experience the beautiful city of Vancouver; travers the unforgettable Icefields Parkway; enjoy the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
For more information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55+ (847) 438-9160
Sun 1 LADIES TRIP INFO
Mon 2 L&L: MUSICALS
ALHEIMER’S SUPPORT FLORAL ARRANGING 11
BUNCO 12 AARP DRIVING
13 LINE DANCING AARP DRIVING
L&L: CANCER 101 WIDE WORLD WEIRD
APRIL 2018 10
Wed 4 LIFESTORY KNIT & CROCHET
DOOR COUNTY INFO
8 L&L: BLOOD SUGAR
MEN’S TRIP PINTEREST
20 MAKING MURDERER
DYNAMITE DISCO NIGHT
COOKING W/CHEF LYNN
27 MAKING MURDERER POLAND DOC MEETING
ENERGY WORKSHOP TIKI TERRACE
KNIT & CROCHET ARMCHAIR TRAVEL
INTRO TO GOOGLE SELF DEFENSE
RIGHT TIME TO RETIRE ST. LOUIS INFO
L&L: RESTORING JOY
ABC’S HOME REPAIR
MEETING THE CHALLENGE L&L: THE 1930’S
23 DIABETES SUPPORT
NOAH’S ARK INFO RHINE RIVER INFO
MOVIE & ICE CREAM
22 EARTH DAY
PILSEN, MEXICAN MUSEUMOF ART TRVIA NIGHT
April Registration Form When paying by check, you must pay for all the events in each month with one check. Please sign up for events right away since space for events and programs is limited. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. CANCELLATIONS: In-House credits are given in cases of documented medical emergencies. Even if you have purchased a punch card, you must still register for classes!
VOLUNTEER (P. 3) __Adopt-A-Highway __Bus Buddy __Friendly Home Visitor - Ela __Friendly Home Visitor - GSH __Reception Desk __Fashion Show & Luncheon
ELA UNIVERSITY (P. 4) __Self Defense: $15/$25 __Making a Murderer: $20/$40 __Cooking Around the World: $20/$30 THINK TANK (P. 5) __Reel Talk: 4-4: $3/$5 __Why is Our Country Divided: 4-5: $3/$5 LUNCH & LEARNS (P. 7-9) Price Per Session: $7/$12 __Restoring Joy: 4-24 __The 1930’s: 4-17 __Sugar Control: 4-10 __Cancer 101: 4-5 __Groundbreaking Musicals: 4-3 CUISINE CLUB (P. 8) __Tiki Terrace: 4-25: $35/$40 SPECIAL EVENTS (P. 9) __Bowling Party: 4-19: $8/$13 __Line Dancing: 4-13 &27: $5/$10 __Movie & Ice Cream: 4-15: $7/$11 FRIDAY FUN NIGHT (P. 10) __Dynamite Disco Night: 4-20: $15/$20 __Evening w/Teddy Roosevelt: 4-13: $15/$20 __Volunteer Luncheon: 4-11 NC/$12/$17 EVENING PROGRAMS (P. 11-12) __BUNCO: 4-5: Pay at Door __BUNCO: 4-19: Pay at Door __Monday Madness Trivia Night: 4-30: $5/$10 __When is Time To Retire: 4-24: NC __ABC’s of Home Repair: 4-17: $3/$5
PUNCH CARD CLASSES (P. 16) __PUNCH CARD: 10 CLASSES: $25/$35 __PUNCH CARD:25 CLASSES: $55/$75 __Arthritis Class, Mondays __Beginner Yoga, Mondays, Tuesdays __Seated & Standing Yoga, Tuesdays __Zumba Gold, Tuesdays __ Fitness Challenge Exercise, Tues. & Thurs. __ “Fitness Plus” Exercise, Tuesdays & Fridays __Simply Balance, Wednesdays __ Pilates with Props, Thursdays __ Power Play Exercise, Thursdays __Chair Yoga, Fridays __ Cardio Fusion, Saturdays __ Functional Core Strength, Saturdays __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES HEALTH AND WELLNESS (P. 17) __Strictly Sittin’, Mondays __Morning Movers, Mon. Wed. Fri __Ping Pong, Wednesdays __A Walk In The Park, Tues & Thurs __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES PROGRAMS WITH YMCA(P. 17) __Any Programs OR Classes, Mon-Fri DAY TRIPS (P. 18-19) __Pilsen & Mexican Museum: 4-30: $50/$60 CLASSES (P. 20-21) __AARP Safe Driving: 4-12 & 13: $15/$20 __Lifestory Writing: 4-4 &18: $5/$10 __Knit/Crochet: 4-4 & 18: $5/$10 __Intro to Google: 4-9: $3/$5 __Flower Power Hour: 4-25: $20/$30 __Ukulele Club: Tuesdays: NC __Art Club: Tuesdays: NC __Adult Coloring Club: Wednesdays __Cooking w/Chef Lynn: 4-20:$7/$12 __Pierogis w/Lisa: 4-6: $5/$10
CARDS & BINGO (P. 22) __Canasta: Mondays __Bingo: Mondays & Thursdays __Pinochle: Tuesdays __Bridge Group: Tuesdays: $1 __Poker Group: Tuesdays __Mah Jongg: Thursdays SERVICES (P. 24-25) __Alzheimer’s Support: 4-3: NC __Cancer Support: 4-16: NC __Diabetes Support: 4-23: NC __Energy Workshop: 4-26:$3/$5 ARMCHAIR TRAVEL (P. 26) __Afghanistan: 4-18: $3/$5 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL (P. 26-28) __Discover Poland: DOC MTG.:4-26: NC __Noah’s Ark: 4-16: NC __Ladies Only: 4-2:NC __Door County: 4-2:NC __Meet Me In St. Louis: 4-24:NC __Rhine River Cruise: 4-16: NC NON — ELA RESIDENT __2018 Annual Fee : $35
Corner Salon Date _____ Type of Service ___________
EVENING CLASSES (P. 13) __Summer Floral Arranging: 4-3: $15/$20 __Intro to Pinterest: 4-12: $3/$5
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY DATE: ____________ TIME: _________ INITIALS ________
MEN’S PROGRAMS & TRIPS (P. 14) __Macho Man , Wednesdays __Men of Genius, Fridays __Baggo, Fridays __Men’s Trip: Aviation: 4-12: $15/$20
PAYMENT AMOUNT:_____________CHECK #___________ CHANGES: ________________________INITIALS________
Name (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!)___________________________________________________ Resident Member
Guest Name_______________________ 31
MOVIE & ICE CREAM
7 COOKING:MEDITERRANEAN FATAL INCIDENT
JAVIER’S SABO MEXICANO
MEETING THE CHALLENGE
20 POLAND 21 POLAND MEN’S TRIP CELEBRATION OF LIFE! DIABETES SUPPORT
CENTER CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY
Tues 1 ALHEIMER’S SUPPORT
L&L: NATIONAL PARKS BUNCO 10 POLAND JESUS CHRIST, SUPER STAR
Fri 4 MAKING MURDERER
CINCO DE MAYO
11 POLAND MAKING MURDERER
LIFESTORY FINANCES 50+
ICE CREAM W/DIRECTOR COOKING W/CHEF LYNN BUNCO
18 POLAND MAKING MURDERER
FLOWER POWER ARMCHAIR TRAVEL
CONCERT ON PATIO
25 MAKING MURDERER
RULES OF THE ROAD
23 LADIES TRIP ANDROID BASICS
WIDE WORLD WEIRD
24 LADIES TRIP
SENIOR FIRST AID
9 KNIT & CROCHET FINANCES 50+
LIFESTORY KNIT & CROCHET FINANCES 50+
MAY 2018 L&L: EATING ON THE RUN
8 L&L: ALIVE INSIDE PM REEL TALK FALL COLORS INFO 15 POLAND L&L: THE 1940’S
22 LADIES TRIP L&L: EVERTHING WRONG IN THE MOVIES
L&L: TRUMAN & THE BOMB
FROM CHICAGO TO VIETNAM
ABC’S HOME REPAIR TWITTER
L&L: BETTE DAVIS
SIP N’ SWIRL
May Registration Form When paying by check, you must pay for all the events in each month with one check. Please sign up for events right away since space for events and programs is limited. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. CANCELLATIONS: In-House credits are given in cases of documented medical emergencies. Even if you have purchased a punch card, you must still register for classes!
VOLUNTEER (P. 3) __Adopt-A-Highway __Bus Buddy __Friendly Home Visitor - Ela __Friendly Home Visitor - GSH __Reception Desk __Fashion Show & Luncheon
ELA UNIVERSITY (P. 4) __AARP Finances: $15/$25 __Making a Murderer: $20/$40 __Cooking Around the World: $20/$30 THINK TANK (P. 5) __Reel Talk: 5-2: $3/$5 __All About Your Dreams: 5-24: $3/$5 LUNCH & LEARNS (P. 7-9) Price Per Session: $7/$12 __Truman & The Bomb: 5-31 __The 1940’s: 5-15 __Eating on the Run: 5-1 __Alive Inside: 5-8 __National Parks: 5-3 __Bette Davis: 5-29 __Everything About Movies: 5-22 CUISINE CLUB (P. 8) __Javier’s Sabo Mexicano: 5-14: $32/$39 SPECIAL EVENTS (P. 9) __Bowling Party: 5-17: $8/$13 __Line Dancing: 5-11 & 25: $5/$10 __Movie & Ice Cream: 5-6: $7/$11 __Celebration of Life: 5-20:$30 FRIDAY FUN NIGHT (P. 10) __Cinco de Mayo: 5-4: $15/$20 EVENING PROGRAMS (P. 11-12) __BUNCO: 5-3: Pay at Door __BUNCO: 5-17: Pay at Door __Fatal Incident: 5-7:$3/$5 __Ice Cream w/Director: 5-17:NC __Monday Madness Trivia Night: 5-21: $5/$10 __ABC’s of Home Repair: 5-22: $3/$5 __From Chicago to Vietnam: 5-23:NC __Reel Talk: 5-8: $3/$5 __Concert on the Patio: 5-25:$7/$12
EVENING CLASSES (P. 13) __Sip N’ Swirl: 5-31: $15/$25 __Coin Collecting: 5-10: $3/$5 __New to Twitter: 5-22: $3/$5
DAY TRIPS (P. 18-19) __Jesus Christ Super Star: 5-10: $95/$105 __Optional Boxed Lunch $10 __________ __Anderson Gardens: 5-30: $56/$66
MEN’S PROGRAMS & TRIPS (P. 14) __Macho Man , Wednesdays __Men of Genius, Fridays __Baggo, Fridays __Men’s Trip: Railw ay:5-21: $18/$23
CLASSES (P. 20-21) __Senior First Aid: 5-9 : $30/$40 __Sec. of State: 5-18: NC __Lifestory Writing: 5-2 & 16: $5/$10 __Knit/Crochet: 5-2 & 9: $5/$10 __Android Basics: 5-23: $3/$5 __Flower Power Hour: 5-16: $20/$30 __Ukulele Club: Tuesdays: NC __Art Club: Tuesdays: NC __Adult Coloring Club: Wednesdays __Cooking w/Chef Lynn: 5-18:$7/$12
PUNCH CARD CLASSES (P. 16) __PUNCH CARD: 10 CLASSES: $25/$35 __PUNCH CARD:25 CLASSES: $55/$75 __Arthritis Class, Mondays __Beginner Yoga, Mondays, Tuesdays __Seated & Standing Yoga, Tuesdays __Zumba Gold, Tuesdays __ Fitness Challenge Exercise, Tues. & Thurs. __ “Fitness Plus” Exercise, Tuesdays & Fridays __Simply Balance, Wednesdays __ Pilates with Props, Thursdays __ Power Play Exercise, Thursdays __Chair Yoga, Fridays __ Cardio Fusion, Saturdays __ Functional Core Strength, Saturdays __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES HEALTH AND WELLNESS (P. 17) __Strictly Sittin’, Mondays __Morning Movers, Mon. Wed. Fri __Ping Pong, Wednesdays __A Walk In The Park, Tues & Thurs __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES PROGRAMS WITH YMCA(P. 17) __Any Programs OR Classes, Mon-Fri
CARDS & BINGO (P. 22) __Canasta: Mondays __Bingo: Mondays & Thursdays __Pinochle: Tuesdays __Bridge Group: Tuesdays: $1 __Poker Group: Tuesdays __Mah Jongg: Thursdays SERVICES (P. 24-25) __Alzheimer’s Support: 5-1: NC __Cancer Support: 5-14: NC __Diabetes Support: 5-21: NC ARMCHAIR TRAVEL (P. 26) __Around the World: 5-16: $3/$5 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL (P. 26-28) __Fall Colors of New England: 5-8: NC NON — ELA RESIDENT __2018 Annual Fee : $35 Corner Salon Date _____ Type of Service ___________
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY DATE: ____________ TIME: _________ INITIALS ________ PAYMENT AMOUNT:_____________CHECK #___________ CHANGES: ________________________INITIALS________
Name (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!)___________________________________________________ Resident Member
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MOVIE & ICE CREAM
10 NOAH’S ARK
4 MEN’S TRIP iPad & TABLET CHICAGO MUSIC SCENE
11 NOAH’S ARK
MEETING THE CHALLENGE TRVIA NIGHT
18 DIABETES SUPPORT STORY SLAM! COOKING: LATIN AMERICA
25 FOUR WINDS CASINO
14 DONUTS W/DIRECTOR
KNIT & CROCHET GENEALOGY DOMINOES
L&L: GRADUATING FROM SNAPSHOTS
JUNE 2018 5 ALHEIMER’S SUPPORT L&L: IN A NUTSHELL NEW MEMBER
12 NOAH’S ARK
13 REEL TALK
L&L: OLD BARNS, OLD GLORY
Fri 1 MAKING MURDERER
COCKTAILS & TRAVEL
8 MAKING MURDERER
15 MAKING MURDERER
COOKING W/CHEF LYNN
22 MAKING MURDERER
CONCERT ON PATIO
29 ARMCHAIR TRAVEL PAISANO’S
HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & BAHÁ’I TEMPLE
ABC’S HOME REPAIR
L&L: JACQUELINE KENNEDY
WIDE WORLD WEIRD
KNIT & CROCHET
L&L: THE 1950’S SMART WATCHES
26 L&L: PURPOSE & PASSION
June Registration Form When paying by check, you must pay for all the events in each month with one check. Please sign up for events right away since space for events and programs is limited. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. CANCELLATIONS: In-House credits are given in cases of documented medical emergencies. Even if you have purchased a punch card, you must still register for classes!
MISC (P. 2, 19 & 23) __Cocktails & Travel: 6-1:NC __New Member Orientation: 6-5: NC __Courageous Decisions: 6-13:$5/$10 __Courageous Decisions: 6-20:$5/$10 __Courageous Decisions: 6-27:$5/$10
EVENING CLASSES (P. 13)
__Craft Class: 6-25: $10/$15 __Dominoes: 6-6: NC __Dominoes: 6-20: NC __Smart Watch Basics: 6-19:$3/$5 MEN’S PROGRAMS & TRIPS (P. 14) __Macho Man , Wednesdays __Men of Genius, Fridays __Baggo, Fridays __Men’s Trip: Golf:6-4: $30/$35
VOLUNTEER (P. 3) __Adopt-A-Highway __Bus Buddy __Friendly Home Visitor - Ela __Friendly Home Visitor - GSH __Reception Desk
PUNCH CARD CLASSES (P. 16) __PUNCH CARD: 10 CLASSES: $25/$35 __PUNCH CARD:25 CLASSES: $55/$75 __Arthritis Class, Mondays __Beginner Yoga, Mondays, Tuesdays __Seated & Standing Yoga, Tuesdays __Zumba Gold, Tuesdays __ Fitness Challenge Exercise, Tues. & Thurs. __ “Fitness Plus” Exercise, Tuesdays & Fridays __Simply Balance, Wednesdays __ Pilates with Props, Thursdays __ Power Play Exercise, Thursdays __Chair Yoga, Fridays __ Cardio Fusion, Saturdays __ Functional Core Strength, Saturdays __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES
ELA UNIVERSITY (P. 4) __Making a Murderer: $20/$40 __Cooking Around the World: $20/$30 THINK TANK (P. 5) __Reel Talk: 6-13: $3/$5 __Space 101: 6-27: $3/$5 __Donuts w/ Director: 6-14:NC LUNCH & LEARNS (P. 7-9) Price Per Session: $7/$12 __Purpose & Passion: 6-26 __The 1950’s: 6-19 __In a Nutshell: 6-5 __Jacqueline Kennedy: 6-12 __Old Barns, Old Glory: 6-14 __Graduating from Snapshots: 6-7
SPECIAL EVENTS (P. 9) __Bowling Party: 6-28: $8/$13 __Line Dancing: 6-8 & 22: $5/$10 __Movie & Ice Cream: 6-10: $7/$11
HEALTH AND WELLNESS (P. 17) __Strictly Sittin’, Mondays __Morning Movers, Mon. Wed. Fri __Ping Pong, Wednesdays __A Walk In The Park, Tues & Thurs __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES
FRIDAY FUN NIGHT (P. 10) __Pig Roast: 6-8: $20/$27
PROGRAMS WITH YMCA(P. 17) __Any Programs OR Classes, Mon-Fri
CUISINE CLUB (P. 8) __Paisano’s: 6-28: $35/$43
EVENING PROGRAMS (P. 11-12) __BUNCO: 6-7: Pay at Door __BUNCO: 6-21: Pay at Door __Monday Madness Trivia Night: 6-11: $5/$10 __ABC’s of Home Repair: 6-12: $3/$5 __Chicago Music Scene: 6-4: $5/$10 __Story Slam: 6-18: $5/$10 __Concert on the Patio: 6-22:$7/$12
DAY TRIPS (P. 18-19) __Holocaust Museum: 6-21: $65/$80 Lunch Choices ____ ____ ____ __Four Winds: 6-25: $40/$50 CLASSES (P. 20-21) __Lifestory Writing: 6-6 & 20: $5/$10 __Genealogy: 6-6: $5/$10 __Knit/Crochet: 6– 6 & 20: $5/$10 __iPad & Tablet: 6-4: $3/$5 __Flower Power Hour: 6-13: $20/$30 __Ukulele Club: Tuesdays: NC __Art Club: Tuesdays: NC __Adult Coloring Club: Wednesdays __Cooking w/Chef Lynn: 6-15:$7/$12 CARDS & BINGO (P. 22) __Canasta: Mondays __Bingo: Mondays & Thursdays __Pinochle: Tuesdays __Bridge Group: Tuesdays: $1 __Poker Group: Tuesdays __Mah Jongg: Thursdays SERVICES (P. 24-25) __Alzheimer’s Support: 6-5: NC __Cancer Support: 6-11: NC __Diabetes Support: 6-18: NC ARMCHAIR TRAVEL (P. 26) __Navajo Children: 6-29: $3/$5 NON — ELA RESIDENT __2018 Annual Fee : $35 Corner Salon Date _____ Type of Service ___________
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY DATE: ____________ TIME: _________ INITIALS ________ PAYMENT AMOUNT:_____________CHECK #___________ CHANGES: ________________________INITIALS________
Name (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!)___________________________________________________ Resident Member
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Ela Township 55+ 380 Surryse Road Lake Zurich, IL 60047
PRSRT STD U.S. Postage
PAID Permit No. 117 Lake Zurich, IL
Ela Township Contacts Ela Township 55+ Susan Dillon, Director of Adult & Senior Services email@example.com 847-438-9160 Lisa Gaggiano, Senior Resource Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, 8:30am — 2:30pm 847-438-9160 Ela Township Town Hall (Supervisor/Clerk Office) 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047 | 847-438-7823 Ela Township Assessor’s Office 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047 | 847-438-8370
Ela Township Highway Department 23605 Echo Lake Rd, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047 | 847-438-2371 Ela Township Community Family Services Susan Fackler, LCSW 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047 | 847-540-8380 Ela Township Youth Services 380 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047 | 847-438-9160 Ela Township Senior/Disabled Bus Service 847-438-6677 Ela Historical Society & Museum 95 E. Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047 | 847-438-2086 Ela Township Cemeteries 847-204-3541 Ela Township Elected Officials Gloria Palmblad, Supervisor Lucy Prouty, Clerk Bill Kruckenberg, Hwy. Commissioner John Barrington, Assessor Larry Bowman, Trustee Mike Jennings, Trustee Chris Bos, Trustee Joel Sikes, Trustee
July 27 Summer Concert Series August 24 Patio Party & Picnic September 14 Fish Boil September 21 Ela Township Day October 26 Oktoberfest Party December 14 Holiday Dinner Dance 36
Published on Mar 13, 2018