Attorney Zach Hesselbaum of Law Elder Law LLP was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Oswegoland Seniors Inc. This organization is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation developed to work with the Village of Oswego, Oswego Township, and the Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging to establish a 501(c)(3) organization to take over the running of the Oswego Senior Center.
The Senior Center started out in 2007 as a congregate meal program to feed seniors a balanced meal twice a week. After 18 months of running a successful meal program feeding about 110 seniors at each meal, they moved to what was formerly Traughber Junior High School, to accommodate the growing number of seniors — between 120 and 140 people twice a week. Additionally, the Senior Center has computer classes, Bingo, Bunco, Pinochle, movies, line dancing, craft programs, and the Wii Game for exercise — and with the local Y.M.C.A moving into the building, they will be able to provide area seniors with even more opportunities to stay healthy. Several times a month they have speakers on subjects ranging from better nutrition to identity protection, current senior scams, and health care information.