The Monroe Community Senior Center began as a volunteer effort in 1968 in an abandoned fruit stand on Highway 2, offering soup, sandwiches, recreation and socialization to the elderly of East Snohomish County. After thousands of volunteer hours and Block Grant support, the old VASA Hall on Chain Lake Road opened as a Senior Center in the early 1970’s. In 1989, the Board of Directors recognized the need to move and a building committee was appointed.
In 1990, the City of Monroe dedicated land for a new Senior Center in the Monroe Civic Center site, just behind City Hall on Village Way. In June 1993, the Members authorized the sale of the old building. Proceeds from the sale were used as building capital for the new facility. On October 1, 1993, MCSC moved into temporary headquarters in the 4-H Pavilion at Evergreen State Fairgrounds. On March 1, 1994, Groundbreaking for the new Senior Center and construction began and then on September 30, 1994 MCSC celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public open house. The Monroe Community Senior Center is rich in history and proud to be part of the Monroe community since 1968!