Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center

Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center

Aging Well, Living Well

The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center was built by the City of Monroe.  This Parks and Recreation facility provides a community focal point where seniors 55 and better can come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in the community.

The City of Monroe built the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in 1977.  The facility currently has 7,776 square feet in the main building, clay/pottery studio, and a woodworking shop.  In addition to the regular scheduled activities and classes, the Senior Center offers a computer lab, seminars, special classes and workshops, trips, socials and seasonal dances throughout the year.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Senior Dance)
Friday:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ellen Fitzgerald Center will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Easter Holiday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Holiday
Christmas Holiday



Senior Center CeramicsSenior Center AerobicsPickleball club


Please click here for the Senior Center Calendar of Events!!!



Computer Lab
Line Dance Class
Senior Singers
Thursday Night Dance Club

Cards and Games



Aerobic Exercise
Range of Motion Fitness
Yoga Stretch

Health Programs

Chronic Disease Self-Management
Matter of Balance


Table Tennis


Day and Overnight Trips


Caregiver Support Group
Diabetes Support Group
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Lunch and Learn Health Topics
Union County Chapter AARP
Visually Impaired Support Group


Community Health Service Flu Clinic
AARP Tax Aide
Income Tax Preparation
Union County Senior Wellness Exposition
Senior Games

Membership Fees

City Residents
There is no charge for City of Monroe residents.

Non-City Residents
Individual - $60.00 per year
Couple - $90.00 per year

The majority of classes and activities require no additional charge.  However, there may be certain fees required to participate in some classes or activities.

Membership Guidelines

  • The Ellen Fitzgerald Center will serve all seniors 55 or better, provided space and resources are available.

  • No one with infectious desease or illness is allowed to enter the facility.

  • No children under the age of 18 can participate in activities or attend activities on a regular basis with the exception of planned inter-generational activities.

  • All visiting children must be supervised by an adult at all times during any inter-generational activity.

  • Children home from school with an illness may not visit the center.

Associations and Resources

The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center maintains associations with the following agencies: