Everyone living in Monroe is invited to bingo at the senior center.Everyone living in Monroe is invited to the Monroe Community Senior Center. On Friday, October 12th, they’ll be hosting their annual Beer, Brats, and Bingo fundraiser. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Ticket prices include a delicious bratwurst dinner and playing bingo. Compete to win both cash and great prizes. Make sure to designate a driver, so you can order a beer, glass of wine, or a margarita or two. The cost of drinks is is extra. All proceeds go to support the senior center’s programs. 

Even if you can’t get to the Beer, Brats, and Bingo fundraiser, you can still support the senior center. They have a carefully curated thrift store called Fabulous Finds Thrift Store. Find vintage jewelry, crocheted items, toys, and many more great items. You can also donate to the thrift shop to help the center as well. Another way to keep the senior center going is to volunteer, either in the kitchen, at the front desk, or to enter data once a week.

The senior center has a daily and weekly schedule of events to help seniors and people who are disabled and living in Monroe. Get a ride on the Mobility Lifeline on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will take you anywhere you need to go in Monroe--go grocery shopping, to the doctor, or run other errands.

Head to the senior center for lunch, served noon to 12:25 p.m. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $3 for those over 60 and $7.50 for those under 60. There’s a fundraising lunch each Wednesday, and the cost then is $4. There are also craft and hobby groups, games, fitness classes, and music lessons offered throughout the week. Legal and health clinics are held once or twice a month, too. Visit the Monroe Community Senior Center to find a full schedule of regular events, special events, and trips.