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Ela Township 55+ July, August & September 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 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 and phone # legibly on all registration forms

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REGISTRATION REMINDERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ela 55+ New Member Orientation Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 — 8:00pm

Misc. Info…...………...........................2,4 Volunteer Info & Programs..................3 Ela University…………….....…………….….5 Lunch & Learns….…….……………..….6—7

Think Tank…………….……………………….8 Cuisine Club…...………………………………9 Special Events…..……………………..….….9 Friday Fun Nights…………………………..10 Evening Programs………………………11-13 Men’s Programs……………………………..14 Fitness Calendar..………….……………….15 Exercise Classes.……………..……………..16

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+

Health & Wellness..……………….………..17 Day Trips……….……………….…….…18—19 Classes…..………………………….…...20—21 Ela Eatery, Salon, Cards & Bingo.…....22

Susan Dillon Director of Adult & Senior Services

Jim Dalbec Program Coordinator

Lisa Gaggiano Resource Specialist

Book Discussion..…………………………..23 Services………………………..…….….24—25 Long Distance Travel…………….….26—29

July Calendar/Registration……....30—31

Connie Bellio

Lynn Neumaier

Laura Zickuhr

Chef Lynn Garrett

Aug. Calendar/Registration……...32—33 Sept. Calendar/Registration….....34—35

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Ela Township 55+ Needs You! Adopt-A-Highway Kitchen Aide Reception Desk Bus Buddy Friendly Home Visitor Volunteer Friendly Visitor - Good Shepherd Hospital Sew/Stuff Comfort Pillows for Good Shepherd

Please note interest in desired position on registration form and contact Tim. Need more info? Please contact Susan Dillon, at 847-438-9160 or susandillon@ela55plus.com

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 Susan Dillon, at 847-438-9160 or susandillon@ela55plus.com

Ela 55+ Adopt-A-Highway Program Kitchen Aide

Ela 55+ is seeking volunteers to assist in the kitchen with plating, serving and cleaning dishes. We are looking for help during lunch time and afternoon & evening cooking classes.

Ela Township 55+ is seeking volunteers to help clean up Old McHenry Road between Quentin Rd and Midlothian Road. This stretch of roadway is approximately 0.5 miles long. Volunteers will meet at Ela Community Center at 9am for donuts, coffee and to watch the safety video. For more information, please see Susan.

If interested, please see Susan or Chef Lynn at 847-438-9160

Clean Up Day:

Sunday, September 16

Ela 55+ will be closed July 4 and September 3 3


3rd Annual Ela Township Day Friday, September 21 5:00 — 7:00pm Come one and all to our third annual Ela Township Day! Last year, hundreds showed up! 

Music

Hot Dogs

Wagon Rides

Food Drive/Raffle

Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic

Over 30 Tables of Community Partners

 Help Ela Township by bringing non-perishable food items to fill our Highway Department truck. Items will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. All donors will receive a raffle ticket entry to win a big screen TV!

CARFIT Wednesday, September 12 9:00am — Noon CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. Driver safety programs improve adult driver safety by addressing cognitive abilities and skills, however, older drivers can also improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them. A proper fit in one's car can greatly increase not only the driver's safety but also the safety of others.

At a CarFit event, a team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they "fit" their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. NO CHARGE

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Flu, Pneumonia and Tetanus Clinic Ela Township Community Center Wednesday, September 19 9:00am — 1:00pm Every year 10% to 20% of the U.S. population becomes ill with influenza. Don’t take the risk and get your shots with us before the Flu Season starts! Just register at the Community Center and come in during your scheduled time.

EVERY REGISTRANT WILL RECEIVE A 10% OFF GROCERY COUPON FROM JEWEL! You MUST pre-register at the front desk and let us know which shots you will be receiving. 4


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

The Road to Happiness Wednesdays:

12:00 — 1:00pm

Cooking to Entertain with Chef Lynn Mondays

6:00 — 8:00pm

Meeting Dates July 18: Week #1 July 25: Week #2 August 1: Week #3 August 8: Week #4 August 15: Week #5

With Chef Lynn

August 22: Week #6 August 29: Week #7 September 5: Week #8 This 8-week course is a shortened version of the most popular class ever taught at Yale University, “Psychology and the Good Life.” It debuted in the 2018 spring semester and quickly became the most popular course in the university’s 317-year history. Join Jim as we explore what new results in psychological science teach us about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and how to flourish more. We’ll then have a chance to put these scientific findings into practice by building the sorts of habits that will allow us to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Fee For Entire Course: $10 Resident/$ 20 Non-Resident Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating

Syllabus July 30: Summer Entertaining August 13: Spanish Tapas September 24: Mexican Fiesta 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 10, sign up early! Fee For Entire Course: $20 Resident/ $ 30 Non-Resident Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating

Beginning Digital Photo Mondays

6:00 — 7:00pm

Syllabus July 9: Get to Know Your Camera August 6: Taking Better Photos September 10: Editing What do all these buttons on my camera even mean? When should I use flash? Why do my photos always seem blurry? Why can’t I take a decent picture? Frustrated with your photo abilities? Join the Digital Photo class and get on track with your camera. Class is limited to 20, sign up early! Fee For Entire Course: $20 Resident/$ 30 Non-Resident Registration is Required. No Pro-Rating

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LUNCH & LEARNS Donna Urbikas European History You Didn’t Learn In School Thursday, July 12 *RESCHEDULED DATE* 11:30am — 1:00pm WWII and Eastern Europe, especially Poland, provide a number of challenges for students. The majority of the actual history of that region is very complicated and has been under-reported. Based on Donna Urbikas’ recent memoir, My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia, learn what is never presented in history classes and how regional and nationalistic ideologies influence current political events in that part of the world.

Gary Midkiff: Greatest Presidential Decisions Tuesday, July 31 11:30am — 1:30pm A man who became President because of the incumbent’s death is suddenly given military information he had no prior knowledge of. Our country possesses the ultimate weapon. Should he use it? A President who advocates “small government” is presented with a once -in-a-lifetime opportunity that would turn him away from his political principles. What does he do? Join Professor Gary Midkiff for an investigation of these and many other momentous Presidential decisions – some good, some bad, and all important.

Emilie Lucchesi: Leopold and Loeb Tuesday, August 7 11:30am — 1:00pm In 1924, two University of Chicago students killed a 14 -year-old boy for ‘the thrill of it.’ History has remembered Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb as geniuses who were curious about what it felt like to kill, and if it was possible to avoid police detection. Such a memory is mistaken. Leopold and Loeb were budding serial killers who tried once before and botched the attempt. Emilie Lucchesi sets the story straight and brings audiences back to the glamour of 1920s Chicago where evil hid among the South Side elite. 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 1960’s: Flower Power, The Beatles, and JFK Tuesday, July 17 11:30am — 1:30pm The 1960’s were a time of turmoil in our nation’s history. The United States was young, vibrant, and full of vigor. We were going to land a man on the moon! Our country was alive and strong, the past was over, and the future was now, and then suddenly JFK was shot and killed, and LBJ was now president. The Beatles arrived. The war in Vietnam was starting to rear its ugly head and then escalate. There was no turning back. Men’s hairstyles went from short to long and women’s skirts went from long to short. Historian, Jim Gibbons, will take you on a rollercoaster ride during one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. The 1970’s: Bell-Bottoms, Disco, and Nixon Tuesday, August 21 11:30am — 1:30pm From Watergate to Archie Bunker, the 1970’s were a time of change. Bell-bottoms, wide ties, flowered shirts, leisure suites, afro hairdos, and patent leather shoes. We also had presidential changes in the oval office from Nixon, to Ford, and then to Carter. The 70’s launched with Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley and ended with Mayor Jane Byrne. From Disco Dancing to Disco Ducking, the 1970’s will always be remembered as a time in history that shaped a different world for the future! The 1980’s: The Royal Wedding, Reagan, and Pacman Tuesday, September 18 11:30am — 1:30pm The 1980’s was a time of new development, royalty and big hair. From mullets to the Microsoft Computer, it was a time of innovation in fashion trends, computer, technology and video games. Michael Jackson and Madonna began their rise to fame making an impact on music for future generations. The famous 80’s hair bands took the stage with heavy metal and glam metal rising in popularity and the hip-hop scene taught us how to break dance. Families everywhere went Back to the Future. They also had an out-of-this-world experience learning about a gentle extra terrestrial, E.T. who just wanted to phone home. And teenagers everywhere learned about the members of The Breakfast Club. Come relive the socioeconomic and political impact of the 1980’s. 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.

Nutrition Will Power: How Do You Get It?

Tuesday, July 10 11:30am — 1:00pm Some diet, some drink juice, and some eat superfoods for immunity and disease prevention. Regardless of the nutrition method chosen, these people all have one thing in come… WILL POWER. People who have will power seem to be able to handle their own problems big or small, frequent or infrequent. They know what they want! That's willpower -- knowing what fuels the machine, the motor, the human body. How do you find YOUR WILL POWER?

Lunch & Learns:

Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior

Steven Frenzel: Audrey Hepburn Tuesday, July 24 11:30 — 1:00pm

Spend time with one of the most beloved women of the twentieth century in this warm tribute to Audrey Hepburn. We'll learn how her early days during the war infused her desire to perform, and watch as she became a sensation almost overnight. We'll see scenes from many of her greatest movies, and enjoy wonderful dance and musical numbers.

Your Life: Creating Lasting Memories Thursday, August 9 11:30am — 2:00pm Your life’s story is a gift to share. Join us and learn ideas to personalize your life and share it with generations to come.

How To Read A Restaurant Menu

Tuesday, August 14 11:30am — 1:00pm Eating healthy at a restaurant can be difficult. Menus are loaded with hidden calories, fat and sodium. Registered dietitian, Laura Burk, will give you the secrets to menu reading to make sure you are ordering healthy foods to continue on your health journey.

Cut Down On Calories, Fat, Sodium, & Sugar In Your Cooking (but not the flavor)

Tuesday, September 11 11:30am — 1:00pm How do you cook and bake healthy? Learn easy tips and tricks to lower fat, calories, sugar, and sodium in some of your favorite meals or baked goods. Registered dietitian, Laura Burk, will help you learn healthy swaps, and heathy ingredients to inspire your taste buds to eat healthy.

Fee per session: $7 Resident/$12 Non-Resident Price includes lunch Participants must register one week prior

Leslie Goddard: Louisa May Alcott Tuesday, September 4 11:30am — 1:00pm In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrates its 150th birthday. Mark the occasion with this newly revised and updated living-history portrayal of celebrated author Louisa May Alcott. As Miss Alcott shares stories about the creation of Little Women, she also reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868.

Clarence Goodman: Murder, Mayhem, and the Mob Tuesday, September 25 11:30am — 1:00pm

Who was Al Capone, and why are we STILL so fascinated by him nearly a century after his arrival in Chicago? For the true story of him, Prohibition in Chicago, and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre please join historian Clarence Goodman for "Murder, Mayhem, and the Mob: Chicago's Beer Wars of the Roaring Twenties. 7


THINK TANK Positive Conversations

Mondays, July 23, August 20, September 17 1:00 — 2:00pm It seems we are unable to speak about the differences we must engage to create the world we want for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren. How do we ask the difficult questions? How do we bridge the gap of our political beliefs? It is up to US to start having the conversations we want to be hearing and creating the realities we want to live in. The goal of this group isn’t to necessarily reach any resolution or conclusions. It is not a debate and no one is pressured to change their opinions. Join Jim each month as we cover a variety of topics in an effort to challenge yourself and others to learn how to communicate our beliefs, how to separate emotion from opinion, and most importantly, how to listen.

Registration is required. FREE

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. Fee for Each: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident Price is per session

Merchants of Doubt Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 — 3:00pm

“Merchants of Doubt” is not a film about the science of climate change, second-hand smoke, or risks of flame-retardants. It is about the tactics used to mislead the public about that science. The "merchants of doubt" foster unwarranted images of uncertainty and obscure scientific consensus, and even threaten the scientists themselves. With topics and video footage spanning decades, the same exact rhetoric and verbiage are used time and time again concerning a variety of issues.

Monica & David Wednesday, August 8 , 1:00 — 3:00pm

This HBO documentary is the portrait of two adults with Down syndrome who fall in love, get married, and live together. While the love that Monica and David’s family feels for them is enormous, their fear of the future is almost just as great. What will happen next for the couple? The line between protecting your kids (especially when they have special needs) and letting them have their independence is a tough one to follow.

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

Cults

Thursday, July 26 12:00 — 1:00pm Cults generally refer to a social group with a common interest or goal, usually led by a powerful and vocal leader or leaders. They can be incredibly scary for families of cult members, because one of the requirements of a cult is often to cut ties with the people that love you the most. We will learn about some of the most famous cults and leaders, and discover why cult members often don’t realize how much danger they’re in until it’s too late.

Differences Between Generations Thursday, August 9 1:00 — 2:00pm

Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y, and Z, and other generations will be discussed in this session. Does the era we were brought up in have that large of an effect on us as people? What similarities and differences do we share with other generations? Let’s find out!

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer Wednesday, September 5 1:00 — 2:00pm

Having a mind that’s dark and twisted can make you a genius Horror Movie director, give you material for Blood Brother numerous books like Stephen King, or take you down a Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 — 3:00pm much different path. The cause of psychopathy is a Blood Brother is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, mystery. Not all psychopaths are criminals, and not all criminals are psychopaths. We will attempt to determine a young man who longed to find a family. He didn't why some people commit gruesome crimes, and try to get know it, but this desire would lead him to an AIDS inside the mind of serial killers. hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear. 8


SPECIAL EVENTS Bowling Party

Weekend Movie & Ice Cream

Thursdays, 11:00am — 1:00pm

Century 16 Theater, Deer Park Cold Stone Creamery Sundays July 15, August 12, September 9

Brunswick Zone 21080 N. Route 12, Lake Zurich July 19, August 23, September 13 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.

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: $10 Resident/ $12 Non-Resident Includes a single scoop and topping ice cream treat.

Registration is required Fee: $8 Resident / $13 Non-Resident

Line Dancing

Wednesday Social Seniors

Fridays, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 7 & 21

Wednesdays 12:00 — 2:00pm

11:30am — 12:30pm

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. Fee: $5 Resident/ $10 Non-Resident

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!

CUISINE CLUB Onion Pub

Lucky Monk

Farmhouse on North

Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00pm 22221 N. Pepper Road, Barrington 847-381-7308

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00pm

Tuesday, September 18 Noon Barrington, IL 847-387-3408

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this casual gem in our own backyard! Known for fun and delicious home-made meals, the atmosphere is loose and the taps will flow. Guests will choose from a select, chef chosen menu on sight. Cash Bar.

Fee: $25 Resident /$35 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

105 Hollywood Blvd. South Barrington

8487-898-0500 Okay all you beer lovers...this one is for you! Along with serving specialty brews from around the U.S. and Europe, the spot makes its own beers on site.

Have you heard about the delicious farmto-table trend? Farmhouse on North is a shining example of how locally sourced food can taste so delicious and fresh.

Food is simple and delicious pub grub. Guests will choose from a selected menu on site. Cash Bar.

Guests will choose from a select, chef chosen menu on site. Cash Bar.

Fee: $35 Resident /$45 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

Fee: $40 Resident /$50 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

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FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS An Evening in Spain

Backyard Barbeque on the Patio

Friday, July 13 6:00 — 8:00pm

Friday, August 24 6:00 — 8:00pm

Be transported to Spain on this spectacular evening of music, dance, food, wine and fun! After wetting your whistle with authentic sangria made with red wine, fresh fruit and a hint of orange, your taste buds will dance with delight as you dine on paella; a traditional dish from Valencia, Spain. Made with shrimp, chicken and sausage, this rice based dish is flavored with peppers, onion and of course, saffron.

Grillin’ and Chillin’ is the theme for this evening! What better way to celebrate summer than with some grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs….all the sides to boot! We will even be serving roasted corn. Plenty more to do: bags, music and all the outdoor fun you can come up with. Price includes food and fun; cash bar. You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $15 Resident / $20 Non-Resident

After dinner, you will be captivated by the passion and emotion that is conveyed in the Spanish tradition of dancing called, Flamenco. It is a rare treat to be able to watch these performers and we are delighted to have them. Price includes dinner and performance; cash bar.

You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $25 Resident/ $35Non-Resident

6th Annual Door County Fish Boil

3rd Annual Ela Township Day

Friday, September 14 6:00 — 8:00pm

Friday, September 21 5:00 — 7:00pm

Back again by popular demand, a Door County Fish Boil and BBQ Chicken Feast that’s right here at the Ela Township Community Center! Fitzgerald’s of Genoa City Junction will be transporting their traditional outdoor kettle and cooking skills once again.

Come one and all to our third annual Ela Township Day! Last year, hundreds showed up and there is sure to be fun for everyone. At 5:00 head over to Ela’s Knox Park where there will be food, fun, music and tons of neighbors. If you We’ll know it’s time to eat when the kettle erupts into a fiery would like to volunteer to help, please sign up prior to spectacle known as the “boil over.” Dinner includes boneless event. North Atlantic Cod served with sweet drawn butter, boiled red potatoes & onions, coleslaw, BBQ chicken served with Fitzgerald’s own honey BBQ sauce, and fresh salted rye bread. Help Ela Township by bringing non-perishable food For dessert a frosted apple square tops off the meal. Beer and items to fill our Highway Department truck. Items will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Let’s cocktails & fun begin at 6 pm. It’s all you can eat, sorry no donate more than any other township in Lake County! take outs. Price includes dinner; cash bar. You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $22 Members / $30 Guests

Donors will receive a ticket for special raffle, winners must be present.

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EVENING PROGRAMS Wines of Germany

Ice Cream with the Director

Friday, August 3 6:00 — 7:30pm Ela Community Center

Tuesday, September 11 6:30 — 7:30pm

Discover Wines of Germany where climate, terrain, and tradition favor white wine and a few notable reds. Wine 101 Simplified will be here on Friday August 3rd at 6 p.m. to walk you through the basics and introduce you to the most northerly wineproducing country in Europe - Germany Fee: $10 Resident/$15 Non—Resident Registration is required.

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+. No Charge Registration is required.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll with BUNCO! Thursdays, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 13 & 27 6:30 — 8:00pm 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 Registration Required.

Pizza & Trivia Night Mondays, July 16, August 20, September 17 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!! PIZZA and light snacks 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

Happy Birthday to our 80’s & 90’s Thursday, August 2 4:00 - 5:00

Do you celebrate a birthday during July, August or September? Are you in your 80’s or 90’s? If so, come on by! It’s about time we celebrate all of you who have made into your 80’s and 90’s! Join us for a fun get together with cake and ice cream to celebrate these great generations.

ABC’s of Home Repair With Home Depot Tuesdays August 21, September 18 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! No July class. August: Choosing Paints and Primers September: Installing Fences and Gates You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident

Reel Talk: The Problem with Apu Thursday, September 20 6:00 — 8:00pm Actor Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the convenience store owner from the TV show ‘The Simpsons’ and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts SoutheastAsian communities. Fee: $5 Resident/ $10 Non-Resident

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EVENING PROGRAMS Weird and Unusual Laws

Wednesday Walkers

Tuesday, August 14 6:30 — 7:30pm

Wednesdays 5:30 — 6:30pm

Get fit and healthy this summer! Join staff and members as we take a leisurely stroll around Lake Zurich. We will begin at Ela 55+ and walk around the entire lake front and end back at Ela 55+. No Charge. Registration is Required.

Did you know in the City of Chicago, it’s illegal to fish while on a giraffe’s neck? Sounds odd to have such a ordinance prohibiting this. Join us as we discusses interesting, weird, odd, dumb and unusual laws throughout the country. Fee: $3 Members/$5 guests You must sign up at least one week in advanced.

Kindness Rocks Project Thursday, September 6 6:00 — 7:30pm

The Kindness Rocks Project encourages people to create inspirational rocks and leave them in public spaces for others to find. The idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project is a pay-it-forward service project, in hopes of sparking joy in people's everyday lives. Ela 55+ staff will place completed rocks in open public spaces throughout town for others to enjoy. Come bring your imagination and something kind to paint on a rock or two. We are looking for donations of flat medium sized rocks. Please see Susan for more information. No Charge. 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! Fee for Each Concert: $7 Members/$12 guests Registration is required at least 1 week advance. Friday, August 10 Friday, July 20 Friday, September 7 6:30 — 8:00pm 6:30 — 8:00pm 6:30 — 8:00pm Mike Knauf Barb Weber Mark Dvorak

Woodfield Mall Trip

Mexican Train Dominoes

Wednesday, September 26 5:00 — 8:00pm

Thursdays, July 19, August 23, September 20 6:30 — 7:30pm

Don’t like driving? Want to shop with your Ela 55+ friends? Join us for a evening shopping at Schaumburg’s Woodfield mall. We will drop you off at the mall entrance and you will be free to shop and dine on your own for a few hours. We will be riding the Ela Township Mini Bus. Space is limited to the first 14. Fee: $5 Resident/$7 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! No Charge.

Where do My Taxes Go? Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 — 7:30pm

John Barrington, Ela Township Assessor will break down your tax bill and help you better understand where the money goes. John will discuss township funds, tax levies, senior freeze program and how the assessors office assesses your home for property taxes. NO FEE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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EVENING CLASSES Google Photos 101 Thursday, July 19 6:30 — 7:30pm Do you have many photos on your smart phone? Would you like to create online photo albums and home movies? Google photos is more than just an app. It gives users the ability to sort, upload, store, share your photos and videos. Tim will discuss how to get the most out of using the Google Photos application. You must be signed up at least one week in advance. Fee: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident

Sip and Swirl Thursday, August 23 7:00 — 8:30pm

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 Sign up at least one week in advance.

The Ins and Outs of Amazon Monday, July 9 2:00 — 3:00pm Tuesday, August 28 6:30 — 7:30pm

Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the USA. Today, it is more than just a shopping website. Amazon is a titan of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media. We will discuss everything you need to know about using Amazon Prime, TV, Alexa, and how the giant company has become what it is today. Fee: $3 Resident/ $5 Non—Resident

Ethical Dilemmas Roundtable 6:30 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, July 31 Should politics and church be separate? Thursday, August 30 Should the right to die be enshrined in law? Tuesday, September 25 Should we abandon privacy online? Each month we will discuss provocative topics and examine the moral issues behind them. This discussion is designed to be open and lively, as well as to understand the many different viewpoints that makes the USA a diverse country. Before each roundtable, Tim will hand out light reading materials on that month’s topic to better engage conversation. Fee: $3 Resident/ $5 Non—Resident Sign up at least one week in advance.

Senior Property Tax Freeze Workshop Tuesday, September 4 6:00 — 8:00pm Are you receiving the Senior Homestead Exemption? This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000 and may be claimed in addition to the Homestead Limited Exemption. To receive this exemption, you must: *Have reached age 65 during the tax year. *Have lived on the property which is your primary residence on or before January 1 of the tax year; otherwise, the value may be prorated. *Apply for the exemption at the Township Assessor’s office. You only need to apply for this exemption ONCE. Ela Township Assessor John Barrington and staff will be here to explain the various tax saving exemptions available to seniors and cover recent changes to the Senior Freeze program which recently raised the income restriction to $65,000 for 2018. No Charge Registration Required

Natural Approaches to Headache Pain Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease Early Detection Matters! Tuesday, September 11 6:30 — 7:30pm The warning signs are often dismissed as normal aging. Find out how to recognize the signs and why early detection is so important. No Charge. Registration Required.

Monday, August 27 6:30 — 7:30pm Research has shown that headaches generate 80 million doctor visits, 157 lost work days, $50 billion in medical bills and $4 billion yearly. This presentation will show the audience the relationship between the spine, nerve/energy interference and headache symptoms. You will leave with a better understanding of the causes of headaches and how to acquaint them with alternative solutions other than pain relievers. Fee: $3 Resident/ $5 Non—Resident 13


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 Russell Military Museum and Lunch in Zion, IL Monday, July 16, 9:15am – 2:00pm The Russell Military Museum is dedicated to educating the public about the conflicts and wars the US has endured. There are over 300 vehicles on display both indoors and outside, and we’ll even take a ride in an armored tank! Then we’ll grab some lunch on our way back home. Arrive at 9:15 am FEE: $35 Resident/$40 Non—Resident LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN

Buffalo Creek Brewing and Smokin’ T’s in Long Grove Thursday, August 16th, 10:45am — 2:00pm Come join us on a trip down Rt. 22 to Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove. We’ll enjoy a tasting flight of beer and then a pint as we take a tour of the facilities and learn how their delicious brews come to be. Then we’ll have some BBQ from Smokin’ T’s for lunch! Arrive at 10:45am FEE: $30 Resident /$35 Non—Resident (FEE INCLUDES TOUR, TASTING, A PINT, AND LUNCH)

Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI Monday, September 10, 8:00am — 2:00pm We’ll head to Milwaukee to the Harley-Davidson Museum to celebrate 115 years of motorcycles and memorabilia. With over 450 motorcycles and artifacts, we’ll get a tour of the museum and then stay for lunch at the MOTOR Bar and Restaurant before coming back to LZ. Arrive at 8:00am FEE: $22 Resident /$27 Non—Resident

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Monday (PC) =Punch Card Class

Tuesday (Y) = YMCA Class

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Cardio Fusion (PC) 8:30-9:15am

Saturday

Functional Core (PC) 9:30-10:15am

Walking Track (Y) 8:30-9:30am

Chair Yoga (PC) 1:30-2:15pm

Fitness Orientation (Y) 1:00-3:00pm

Low Impact Fitness (Y) 11:30am-12:15pm

Pickle Ball (Y) 10:15am-12:15pm

Fitness+ (PC) 10:15-11:00am

Morning Movers (NC) 9:00-10:00am Baggos (NC) 10:o0-11:00am

Walk In The Park (NC) 7:30-8:30am

FITNESS CALENDAR (NC) = No Charge Class Walk In The Park (NC) Walking Track (Y) 7:30-8:30am 8:30-9:30am

Power Play (PC) 9:00-9:45am

Morning Movers (NC) 9:00-10:00am

Morning Movers (NC) 9:00-10:00am

Fitness+ (PC) 9:00-9:45am

YMCA Arthritis (Y) 9:15-10:15am

Fitness Challenge (PC) 7:00-7:45pm

Yoga (PC) 5:45-6:45pm

Pilates w/ Props(PC) 10:00-10:45am

H2O Go Getters (Y) 9:00—10:00am

Pickle Ball (Y) 10:15am-12:15pm Simply Balance (PC) 10:15-11:00am

Outside Pilates (PC) 7:00-7:45pm

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

Pickle Ball (Y) 10:15am-12:15pm

Strictly Sittin’ (NC) 10:30-11:15am Silver Splash (Y) 10:15-11:00am

Beginning Yoga (PC) 5:45-6:45pm

Low Impact Fitness (Y) Zumba Gold (PC) 11:30am-12:15pm 1:45-2:45pm Arthritis Class (PC) 1:00-1:45pm Meditate to Liberate (PC) 7:00-7:45pm

Fitness Challenge (PC) 7:00-7:45pm

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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 to all fitness classes.

Outdoor Pilates, Wednesdays 7:00 — 7:45pm On The Back Patio Join us while the weather is pleasant on the back patio of the Community Center. 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.

Meditate to Liberate, Mondays 7:00 — 7:45pm Studies have shown the benefit of meditation and breath work improving focus, immunity, lowering blood pressure, releasing anxiety, improving overall physical and emotional wellbeing. Join us for guided meditation, breath work and soulful music to release daily stress and help the body feel liberated, connected and balanced. Meditation can be done in any comfortable position sitting on a chair, on the floor, on a blanket or a cushion. Props are

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provided , and you are welcome to bring your own.

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 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!

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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, 7:30 — 8:30am 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 7:30am. 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

No Fee.

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.

Walking Track

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.

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DAY TRIPS German Fest - A Milwaukee Tradition Get Your Deutsch On! Friday, July 27 2:00 — 10:00pm Welcome to German Fest, a Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds, along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. One of the largest German festivals in North America, German Fest Milwaukee is known for its authentic food, culture and entertainment. You are invited to raise a stein, polka the night away and make it YOUR tradition. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 1:45pm to pick up your lanyard. Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, festival admission and driver’s tip. Fee: $28 Resident/$38 Non—Resident

Chicago River Cruise on the Odyssey Wednesday, August 1 10:30am — 4:30pm We’ve cruised Lake Michigan several times aboard the Odyssey or Spirit of Chicago. Now we have a brand new opportunity to take an architectural tour on the Chicago River aboard a pristine new Odyssey ship. This unique experience will include an architectural cruise, three course gourmet lunch and live entertainment. This is a phenomenal opportunity and will sell out quickly. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 10:15am to pick up your lanyard. Fee: $95 Resident/$105 Non-Resident Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, complete cruise package and driver’s tip.

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DAY TRIPS Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, September 5, 7:10pm Game Depart at 5:00 — 10:30pm Approx. Arrival Milwaukee, WI Get your opportunity to see the history making Chicago Cubs! Join the fun bus as we sneak across the border to the home of the Cubs’ rivals to the north, the Milwaukee Brewers. Enjoy summer’s favorite past time as we cheer on our own World Series Champs! We will travel via a comfy coach bus to Miller Stadium for a 7:10pm game. After cheering on our team we will head back. Please note that due to the nature of our trip, i.e., extra innings… the return time is approximate. Miller Park is known for it’s great food so bring some extra money to enjoy that good ole’ ball park cuisine! Snacks and water will be provided for your bus ride to and from the game. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 4:30 to pick up your lanyard. Registration while space available or August 17. Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, Admission into ballpark and driver’s tip. Fee: $37 Resident / $50 Non—Resident

Trains & Treats Thursday, September 6 9:00am — 1:00pm Elaine Silets, the proud owner of Wandering Tree Estate, is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of Model Railroads & Garden Railways. Her work has been featured in The Robb, The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and on the cover of Hammacher Schlemmer’s Catalogue, as well as in the lobby of The John Hancock Center in Chicago and the Christmas windows at Tiffany & Co. The company she founded, Huff & Puff Industries, Ltd., has been in business for over twenty years. Knowing that a powerful appetite would be worked up, guests will now head to Chessies for lunch. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 8:30am to pick up your lanyard. Registration while space available or August 6. Fee: $60 Resident/$70 Non—Resident Tree Estate, lunch and driver’s tip.

Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, Admission into Wandering

Waist Watchers, The Musical Royal George Theater Thursday, September 20 10:00am — 3:00pm Grab your friends and join the cast of Waist Watchers The Musical! This hilarious & inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week! Come and dance in your seat or jump right in! The Musical, set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, takes a hilarious and lighthearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex! Before laughing our butts off, we will have an awesome lunch at an old favorite, Wilde Restaurant, in Lakeview. Entrée choices will be provided at time of sign–up. Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 9:45am to pick up your lanyard. Registration while space available or August 24. Fee: $85 Resident/$100 Non—Resident Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, Admission into Waist Watchers, lunch and driver’s tip. 19


CLASSES Senior First Aid

Wednesday, July 11 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, August 10, 1:30 — 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.

Technology Classes

Cooking with Chef Lynn Garret

2:00 — 3:00pm

Friday, July 20 12:30 — 1:30pm

Join Jim Dalbec and Tim Carter as they guide you through a variety of topics so you can get the most out of your technology. The Ins and Outs of Amazon See Page 13 for class description Monday, July 9 Google Photos See Page 13 for class description Monday, August 6

Registration is required. Fee For Each: $3 Resident/$5 Non-Resident

Ukulele Club Tuesdays 1:00 — 2:00pm 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

What’re we gonna do with all these Vegetables? Easy Refrigerator Pickled Veggies Squash Casserole Easy Salsa Tomato Pie

Fee: $7 Resident / $12 Non-Resident Registration is required.

Art Club Tuesdays 10:00 — 11:15 am 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

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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. July 11: Easy Care Perennials. Easy Car e Per en n ials. Hear Joni talk about her Top 20 Perennials for both Sun and Shade. Lots of good information will be shared and you will get your choice of a 1 gallon perennial to take home. Bring gloves. FEE: $10 Resident / $15 Non-Resident Registration is required. August 22: Fall Hanging Basket. Fall Hanging Basket. This is a NEW project for 2018. You will plant a hanging basket

that will take you through the Fall season. Basket, soil and plants are provided. Bring gloves and snips. FEE: $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident

Registration is required.

September 12: Fall Magic Container. Fall Magic Contain er . Another popular event, you will be creating a beautiful

Fall container using pansies, kale, grasses, mums and other plants that will make you smile! Container, soil and plants are provided. Bring gloves and snips. FEE: $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident

Registration is required.

Lifestory Writing Wednesdays: July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19 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.

Reupholster Class Tuesday, August 14 3:00 — 4:00pm

Are you tired of looking at your old, tired, stained dining room chairs? This basic class will teach you the easy technique to change the fabric of your dining chairs and completely transform the look of your room..

Fee: $5 Resident / $10 Non-Resident You must be signed up at least one week in advance. No supplies necessary, this is instructional only.

Senior Property Tax Freeze Workshop Wednesday, August 15 2:00 — 4:00pm Are you receiving the Senior Homestead Exemption? This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000 and may be claimed in addition to the Homestead Limited Exemption. To receive this exemption, you must: *Have reached age 65 during the tax year. *Have lived on the property which is your primary residence on or before January 1 of the tax year; otherwise, the value may be prorated. *Apply for the exemption at the Township Assessor’s office. You only need to apply for this exemption ONCE. Ela Township Assessor John Barrington and staff will be here to explain the various tax saving exemptions available to seniors and cover recent changes to the Senior Freeze program which recently raised the income restriction to $65,000 for 2018. No Charge Registration Required

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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 AT 11:30am

BREAKFAST: THURSDAY AT 9:30am

$4.00

$3.00

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 —1 2:00pm Long time player or just starting, there is a place for you at our table!

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Christy’s Corner Ah summer! So many glorious images come to mind just by writing that word. A constant in the summer Library arena is our Summer Reading Program. Originally begun to prevent students’ “summer slide”, this program has grown and evolved to be a highlight that adults anticipate each year as well. This summer’s program is based on the popular BINGO premise. You can pick up your bingo card at the Readers’ Services Desk and choose your own reading adventure or let the bingo card help you try something new; watch a movie, listen to a book, re-read a childhood favorite etc. Each completed card qualifies as an entry for gift cards and the grand prize—a book box subscription filled with books and gifts for six months. I will be bringing BINGO Summer Reading Club cards with me to Outreach sites as well. While we’re talking books, have you heard about The Great American Read sponsored by PBS? The program debuted in May and will feature many PBS shows with author interviews and voting in September but to find the 100 American novels that are on the PBS list go to www.pbs.org/thegreatamericanread. You’ll recognize many classics, some adult, some young adult, as well as many contemporary titles. I challenge you to dig into the 100 titles and tally how many you’ve already read. Then, pick out a few that are new authors for you and put them on your summer reading list---and your Ela Library BINGO card! Happy Reading, Christy

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.

Louisa May Alcott Leslie Goddard Monday, July 23 10:00 — 11:30 am In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women, we will enjoy the historical portrayal of Louisa May Alcott by actress/historian Leslie Goddard. This program is also open to the public. Please register through Ela Library.

NO AUGUST MEETING To Be Announced Monday, September 24 10:00 — 11 :30 am Title to be announced. Books will be available at the Readers’ Services Desk beginning August 29th.

2018 Celebrates the Bicentennial for

Illinois! Take this opportunity to see your state, learn more at https://illinois200.com/

Donuts with the Director Thursday, August 16, 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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SERVICES

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Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Presented by Alzheimer’s Association First Tuesday of Every Month July 3, August 7, September 4 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.

NO CHARGE

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.

DROP-INS WELCOME

Meeting the Cancer Challenge Mondays: July 16, August 20, September 17 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 co-founded the Chicagoland Day of Sharing for breast cancer survivors from 2000-2012. NO CHARGE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Diabetes Support Group Monday, September 10 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. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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)

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

Celebration of Life! THANK YOU!

 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

Thanks to your endless efforts and generosity, our Celebration of Life was able to raise over $6000.

senior living, assisted living, supportive living, memory care and skilled care.

 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 mkozar@lakecountyil.gov for help and more information. Also go to: veterans@lakecountyil.gov or call 847-377-3344.

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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.

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:      

New Medicare Cards Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. The new Medicare cards will be mailed from now through April 2019. The new ID number will be random and will have no personal identifying characteristics.

Remember, Medicare will NEVER call you regarding this new card or ask you for any personal information.

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: bus@elatownship.org

Here’s Your Help Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00am — 12:00pm

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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!

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Discover Door County August 27 — 31, 2018 Document Meeting Friday, August 17 at 7:00pm Fall Colors of New England September 26 — October 5, 2018 Document Meeting Monday, September 10 at 7:00pm Meet Me in St. Louis! October 27 – 30, 2018 Information Meeting Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00pm

Costa Rica: A World of Nature February 2 — 15, 2019 Information Meeting Monday, August 13 at 7:00pm Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise April 10 — 20, 2019 Information Meeting Monday, September 24 at 6:00pm Canadian Rockies by Train October 2019 Information Meeting Monday, August 13 at 6:00pm

Discover Door County August 27 — 31, 2018

Price Per Person: Double $935; Single $1240 5 Days • 5 Breakfasts • 2 Lunches • 3 Dinners

Document Meeting Friday, August 17 at 7:00pm 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 Cheese The English Inn Supper Club

For more information contact: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55 Plus (847) 438-9160 susandillon@ela55plus.com

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2018 LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL Fall Colors of New England with Martha’s Vineyard & Cape Cod September 26 — October 5, 2018 10 Days ● 13 Meals● Flight In/Out of Boston ● 3 Train Experiences ● 3 Boat Excursions Double Occupancy: $2,984 per person Single Occupancy: $4,350 per person

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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

For more information contact: Susan Dillon: Ela Tow nsh ip 55 + (847) 438-9160 susandillon@ela55plus.com

Meet Me in St. Louis! October 27 — 30, 2018 Information Meeting Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00pm Double Occupancy $1098 per person Single Occupancy $1298 per person

4 Days ● 8 Meals● All Taxes, Gratuities Included ● 3 Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations ● Mississippi River Cruise ● Historic Hannibal, Missouri ● Gateway Arch 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 of the meandering Mississippi River Valley in the beautiful season of autumn. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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Costa Rica: A World of Nature Small Group Excursion! February 2 — 15, 2019 Information Meeting Monday, August 13 at 7:00pm $3869 Double Occupancy /$4569 Single Occupancy/ $3589 Triple Occupancy 12 Days/23 Meals: 11 Breakfasts ● 4 Lunches ● 8 Dinners

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Highlights… Tortuguero National Park Sarapiqui Rainforest Pineapple Plantation Chocolate-Making Demonstration & Tasting River Rafting Arenal Volcano Choice of Zip Lining or Volcano Lava Field Hike Culinary Demonstration Hanging Bridges Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Manuel Antonio National Park For more information call: Su san Dillo n: Ela Tow nsh ip 55+ (847) 438-9160 susandillon@ela55plus.com 28


Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise April 10 - 20, 2019 9 Days/ Including 2 Nights in Lucerne 23 Meals: 9 Breakfasts ● 6 Lunches ● 8 Dinners

Information Meeting Monday, September 24 at 6:00pm Highlights…

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Rhine River Valley Lucerne Strasbourg Koblenz Cochem Cologne Cruise aboard MS Emerald Sun Reichsburg Castle Canal Cruise in Amsterdam For more information call: Su san Dillon: Ela Tow nship 55+ (847) 438-9160 susandillon@ela55plus.com

Canadian Rockies by Train October 2019 - - - -$4999 Double Occupancy Information Meeting Monday, August 13 at 6:00pm

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; traverse the unforgettable Icefields Parkway; enjoy the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

For more information call: Susan Dillon: Ela Township 55+ (847) 438-9160 susandillon@ela55plus.com

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July 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 __Kitchen __Reception Desk __Township Day

EVENING CLASSES (P. 13) __Google Photos: 7-19: $3/$5 __Ethical Dilemmas: 7-31: $3/$5 MEN’S PROGRAMS & TRIPS (P. 14) __Men of Genius, Fridays __Men’s Trip: Military Museum: 7-16: $35/$40 PUNCH CARD CLASSES (P. 16) __PUNCH CARD: 10 CLASSES: $25/$35 __PUNCH CARD:25 CLASSES: $55/$75 __Arthritis Class, Mondays __Meditate to Liberate, 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 __Outdoor Pilates, 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. 5) __Road to Happiness: $10/$20 __Beginning Digital Photo: $20/$30 __Cooking to Entertain: $20/$30 LUNCH & LEARNS (P. 6-7) Price Per Session: $7/$12 __Will Power: 7-10 __European History: 7-12 __1960’s: 7-17 __Audrey Hepburn: 7-24 __Presidential Decisions: 7-31 THINK TANK (P. 8) __Reel Talk: 7-11: $3/$5 __Positive Conversations: 7-23: NC __Cults: 7-26: $3/$5 CUISINE CLUB (P9) __Onion Pub: 7-17: $25/$35 __RIDE $5 Residents Only SPECIAL EVENTS (P. 9) __Line Dancing: 7-13 & 27: $5/$10 __Movie & Ice Cream: 7-15: $10/$12 __Bowling Party: 7-19: $8/$13 FRIDAY FUN NIGHT (P. 10) __An Evening In Spain: 7-13: $25/$35 EVENING PROGRAMS (P. 11-12) __Wednesday Walkers: NC __BUNCO: 7-12: Pay at Door __BUNCO: 7-26: Pay at Door __Pizza & Trivia Night: 7-16: $5/$10 __Where do My Taxes Go?: 7-17:NC __Mexican Train Dominoes: 7-19: NC __Concert on the Patio: 7-20:$7/$12

HEALTH AND WELLNESS (P. 17) __Strictly Sittin’, Mondays __Morning Movers, Mon. Wed. Fri __Macho Man, Wednesdays __Ping Pong, Wednesdays __A Walk In The Park, Tues & Thurs __Baggo, Fridays __SIGN ME UP FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF THE ABOVE CHECKED CLASSES

__Any Programs OR Classes, Mon-Fri DAY TRIPS (P. 18-19) __German Fest: 7-27:$28/$38 CLASSES (P. 20-21) __Senior First Aid: 7-11: $30/$40 __Amazon: 7-9: $3/$5 __Cooking w/Chef Lynn: 7-20: $7/$12 __Lifestory Writing: 7-11 & 25: $5/$10 __Flower Power Hour: 7-11: $10/$15 __Ukulele Club: Tuesdays: NC __Art Club: Tuesdays: NC CARDS & BINGO (P. 22) __Canasta: Mondays __Bingo: Mondays & Thursdays __Pinochle: Tuesdays __Bridge Group: Tuesdays: $1 __Poker Group: Tuesdays SERVICES (P. 24-25) __Alzheimer’s Support: 7-3: NC __Cancer Support: 7-16: NC

LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL (P. 26-28) __Meet Me In St. Louis: 7-10:NC NON — ELA RESIDENT __2018 Annual Fee : $35

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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY DATE: ____________ TIME: _________ INITIALS ________ PAYMENT AMOUNT:_____________CHECK #___________ CHANGES: ________________________INITIALS________

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August 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, 23) __New Member Orientation: 8-7: NC __Donuts w/ Director: 8-16:NC

EVENING CLASSES (P. 13) __Sip N’ Swirl: 8-23: $15/$25 __Headache Pain: 8-27: $3/$5 __Ins and Outs of Amazon: 8-28: $3/$5 __Ethical Dilemmas: 8-30: $3/$5

VOLUNTEER (P. 3) __Adopt-A-Highway __Bus Buddy __Friendly Home Visitor - Ela __Friendly Home Visitor - GSH __Kitchen __Reception Desk __Township Day

MEN’S PROGRAMS & TRIPS (P. 14) __Men of Genius, Fridays __Men’s Trip: Buffalo Creek: 8-16: $30/$35

LUNCH & LEARNS (P. 6-7) Price Per Session: $7/$12 __Leopold & Loeb: 8-7 __Creating Memories: 8-9 __Read a Menu: 8-14 __1970’s: 8-21 THINK TANK (P. 8) __Reel Talk: 8-8: $3/$5 __Differences Between Gens: 8-9: $3/$5 __Positive Conversations: 8-20: NC CUISINE CLUB (P. 9) __Lucky Monk: 8-14: $35/$45 __RIDE $5 Residents Only SPECIAL EVENTS (P. 9) __Line Dancing: 8-10& 24: $5/$10 __Movie & Ice Cream: 8-12: $10/$12 __Bowling Party: 8-23: $8/$13 FRIDAY FUN NIGHT (P. 10) __Backyard BBQ: 8-24 :$15/$20 EVENING PROGRAMS (P. 11-12) __80’s & 90’s B-DAYS: 8-2: NC __Wines of Germany: 8-3:$10/$15 __BUNCO: 8-9: Pay at Door __Concert on the Patio: 8-10:$7/$12 __Weird & Unusual Laws: 8-14:$3/$5 __Mexican Train Dominoes: 8-23: NC __Pizza & Trivia Night: 8-20: $5/$10 __ABC’s of Home Repair: 8-21: $3/$5 __BUNCO: 8-23: Pay at Door __Wednesday Walkers: NC

PUNCH CARD CLASSES (P. 16) __PUNCH CARD: 10 CLASSES: $25/$35 __PUNCH CARD:25 CLASSES: $55/$75 __Arthritis Class, Mondays __Meditate to Liberate, 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 __Outdoor Pilates, 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 __Macho Man, Wednesdays __Ping Pong, Wednesdays __A Walk In The Park, Tues & Thurs __Baggo, Fridays __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) __Odyssey River Cruise: 8-1: $95/$105 CLASSES (P. 20-21) __Google Photo: 8-6: $3/$5 __Lifestory Writing: 8-8 & 22: $5/$10 __Sec. of State: 8-10: NC __Reupholster Class: 8-14: $5/$10 __Senior Freeze: 8-15: NC __Flower Power Hour: 8-22: $20/$30 __Ukulele Club: Tuesdays: NC __Art Club: Tuesdays: NC CARDS & BINGO (P. 22) __Canasta: Mondays __Bingo: Mondays & Thursdays __Pinochle: Tuesdays __Bridge Group: Tuesdays: $1 __Poker Group: Tuesdays SERVICES (P. 24-25) __Alzheimer’s Support: 8-7: NC __Cancer Support: 8-20: NC LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL (P. 26-28) __Costa Rica Info: 8-13 __Canadian Rockies: 8-13 __Fall Colors of New England: 8-17: NC __Door County Info: 8-17 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________

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MISC (P. 4) __CarFit: 9-12: NC

EVENING CLASSES (P. 13) __Senior Tax Freeze: 9-4: NC __10 Signs of Alzheimer's: 9-11: NC __Ethical Dilemmas: 9-25: $3/$5

VOLUNTEER (P. 3) __Adopt-A-Highway: 9-16 __Township Day: 9-21 __Bus Buddy __Friendly Home Visitor - Ela __Friendly Home Visitor - GSH __Kitchen __Reception Desk

MEN’S PROGRAMS & TRIPS (P. 14) __Men of Genius, Fridays __Men’s Trip: Har ley Museum : 9 -10:$22/ $27

LUNCH & LEARNS (P. 6-7) Price Per Session: $7/$12 __Louisa May Alcott: 9-4 __Cut Calories: 9-11 __1980’s: 9-18 __Clarence Goodman: 9-25 THINK TANK (P. 8) __Positive Conversations: 9-17: NC __Reel Talk: 9-26: $3/$5 __Inside Mind of Serial Killer: 9-5: $3/$5 CUISINE CLUB (P. 9) __Farmhouse on North: 9-18: $40/$50 __RIDE $5 Residents Only SPECIAL EVENTS (P. 9) __Bowling Party: 9-13: $8/$13 __Line Dancing: 9-7 & 21: $5/$10 __Movie & Ice Cream: 9-9: $10/$12 FRIDAY FUN NIGHT (P. 10) __Door County Fish Boil: 9-14 :$22/$30 EVENING PROGRAMS (P. 11-12) __Kindness Rocks Project: 9-6: NC __Ice Cream w/Director: 9-11:NC __BUNCO: 9-13: Pay at Door __BUNCO: 9-27: Pay at Door __Pizza & Trivia Night: 9-17: $5/$10 __ABC’s of Home Repair: 9-18: $3/$5 __Reel Talk: 9-20: $5/$10 __Wednesday Walkers: NC __Concert on the Patio: 9-7:$7/$12 __Woodfield Mall Trip: 9-26:$5/$7 __Mexican Train Dominoes: 9-20: NC

PUNCH CARD CLASSES (P. 16) __PUNCH CARD: 10 CLASSES: $25/$35 __PUNCH CARD:25 CLASSES: $55/$75 __Arthritis Class, Mondays __Meditate to Liberate, 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 __Outdoor Pilates, 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 __Macho Man, Wednesdays __Ping Pong, Wednesdays __A Walk In The Park, Tues & Thurs __Baggo, Fridays __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) __Cubs v. Brewers: 9-5: $37/$50 __Trains & Treats: 9-6: $60/$70 __Waist Watchers: 9-20: $85/$100 CLASSES (P. 20-21) __Lifestory Writing: 9-5 & 19: $5/$10 __Flower Power Hour: 9-12: $20/$30 __Ukulele Club: Tuesdays: NC __Art Club: Tuesdays: NC CARDS & BINGO (P. 22) __Canasta: Mondays __Bingo: Mondays & Thursdays __Pinochle: Tuesdays __Bridge Group: Tuesdays: $1 __Poker Group: Tuesdays SERVICES (P. 24-25) __Alzheimer’s Support: 9-4: NC __Diabetes Support: 9-10: NC __Cancer Support: 9-17: NC

LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL (P. 26-28) __Fall Colors of New England: 9-10: NC __Rhine River Cruise: 9-24 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________

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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 susandillon@ela55plus.com 847-438-9160 Lisa Gaggiano, Senior Resource Specialist lisagaggiano@ela55plus.com 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

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