Located in the lower level of the Monona Community Center, 1011 Nichols Rd.
Open 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Parking is available adjacent to both entrances and across the street.
The mission of the Monona Senior Center is to provide Senior Citizens with educational, social, recreational, health and fitness programs and opportunities. We strive to enhance the dignity, support the independence and enrich the quality of life of older adults. The Monona Senior Center is proof that retirement and aging can be filled with fun, friends, and new experiences!
The Monona Senior Center began as a senior club in 1979, and its first home was a room in Winnequah Middle School. In 1986, the Center moved to the Monona Public Library and, in 1993, the Center moved to the ground level of the Monona Community Center.
A monthly newsletter is available with current events and further information. Please click on the link below to view current and past issues.
Monona Senior Connection Newsletters
Senior Programs and Activities
Monona Lift Bus Service for Seniors
Monona Lift is a bus service designed to meet the needs of the elderly and disabled as well as the general public. Anyone can ride the handicapped-accessible Monona Lift bus on its six scheduled daily loops (four through Monona and downtown Madison, and two within Monona). For more information on this service, please click here
Case Management Services
The East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging is the case management provider for Monona and East Madison residents over the age of 60. They also coordinate the nutrition sites in Monona and operate East Shore Adult Day Center. The Coalition is located at 4142 Monona Drive, next to Lake Edge Shopping Center. They can be reached by calling (608) 223-3100. For more information, please click on the following links:
Friends of the Monona Senior Center, Inc.
Newly formed to help raise awareness of Senior programs and services, the Friends of the Monona Senior Center, Inc. is a group for anyone who would like to help.
Click here to visit the Friends of the Monona Senior Center website.
Low Vision Support Group
The Monona Senior Center Low Vision Support Group has been offering socialization with others who have visual impairments as well as information on treatments, research and resources for many years. Call 222-3415 to be added to our interest list and you will be given a phone call prior to each meeting to see if you are interested in attending. Transportation will be provided free of charge for those eligible and lunch is served.
The group meets every fourth Friday of the month, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:45 p.m. Come see how much support from others can help you in dealing with your low vision challenges.
Additional Senior-Related Links