Attorney Zach Hesselbaum on Board of Oswegoland Seniors Inc.
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.