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Sep 28

Monticello Community Center, City Hall to open Friday, Feb. 17 - Feb. 16, 2023

Posted to City of Monticello - Press Releases on September 28, 2023 at 11:07 AM by Haley Foster

DATE:           February 16, 2023
                      For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Haley Foster
                     (763) 295-2711 | Haley.Foster@ci.monticello.mn.us


Monticello Community Center, City Hall to open Friday, Feb. 17

Monticello, MN – On Thursday, Feb. 16 Wright County deputies, and the Monticello Fire Department responded to the Community Center after a vehicle had driven through the east doors near Monticello City Hall. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for non-life threating injuries. City staff and residents within the building were unharmed. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).

City facilities within the Community Center were closed as a precaution on Thursday. Following a preliminary investigation by a structural engineer and the City’s department of building safety, the building appears to be structurally sound and safe for public use. Regular operations will resume at the community center, city hall, and the senior center with standard hours on Friday, Feb. 17.

We would like to thank our firefighters, WCSO, staff, and contractors for their swift response and assistance. A temporary barricade and wall will be in place while we repair the damage. We ask that the public please use the west parking lot and entrances or the entrances off of West 6th Street (Senior Center) until further notice. 

All inquiries about the investigation can be sent to WCSO.

Sep 19

City Spotlight: Discover Monticello's Senior Center

Posted to City Spotlight on September 19, 2023 at 12:32 PM by Haley Foster

September is National Senior Center Month: Discover Monticello’s Today!

The Monticello Senior Center is located in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut Street. The senior center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Monticello Senior Center: September is National Senior Center Month! Discover Monticello's Today!

Some popular activities at the center include pickleball, card tournaments, billiards, and their bike group. In addition to fun, social activities, the center offers a wide variety of programs to the community. Including their HOME program, IT/Tech support, the Noon Dinner Program, and caregiver services.

HOME Program

The senior center HOME Program offers a variety of services for people ages 60+ including personal technology assistance, handyperson services, home safety checks, housekeeping, lawn care/snow removal and more. The HOME Program offers affordable services with rates based on the participant’s monthly income and ability to pay. The service area includes Monticello and a number of surrounding communities.

Noon Dinner Program

Noon meals are served at the Monticello Senior Center Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday meals are provided by Chin Yuen, Wednesday meals by American Legion Post 260, Thursday meals by VFW Post 8731, and Friday meals by the Cornerstone Café. The meal cost is $5 and anyone age 55+ and spouse (regardless of age) are welcome to dine at the center. Participants need to sign up at the senior center at least one day in advance by noon and pay for the meals they order.

Caregiver Services

If you’re helping an older adult in your life, you are a caregiver. Licensed Social Worker Becky Allard can help you get the support you need to sustain your ability to provide help and maintain your own life balance. Contact Becky at 612-804-0968 to make a one-on-one appointment for individualized support, guidance, or advice. You can also attend a Caregiver Support Group at the senior center on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Monticello Senior Center is hosting a breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, October 22, 2023 in the Monticello Community Center gym from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This all-you-can-eat event includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, ham, donuts, milk, juice, and coffee. The cost is $9 in advance ($10 at the door) for people ages 13 and up, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and kids under age 6 eat free.

Craft Sale Fundraiser

The Monticello Senior Center is sponsoring a Craft Sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Monticello Community Center, 505 Walnut Street. Thousands of craft items will be available for purchase. The senior center will also be serving a delicious sloppy jo lunch during the sale for only $6.