The Center was formed in 1971 when several members started meeting at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. Over the years, membership grew and, in 1978, land was leased from the Rutherford County Board of Education near the Old Rock School to build a new facility.
The building was constructed by students from Smyrna High School and all materials were furnished by local businesses, churches and individuals. In 1998, after building two additions onto the facility, the property was signed over to the Senior Center from the Board of Education.
In 2018, the membership agreed to change the name to Senior Activity Center of Smyrna to better identify who we are and what services we provide. Today, there are more than 600 members who participate in center activities.