Senior Center

The West Ouachita Senior Center, Inc. (WOSC), a non-profit United Way Agency, was established in 1980 and successfully administers community supportive services for seniors (60+), which enhance their dignity and support independence. Our staff has improved the quality of life for residents in western Ouachita Parish by offering advocacy efforts to monitor, protect, and improve every service which takes place within the Senior Center and those which emanate to other sites within the west Ouachita Parish. Our guiding principle for managing the Senior Center has been a code of ethics complemented by integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity of people and ideas.

More than 5,000 seniors receive services that help them embrace healthy aging from the Senior Center every year.  In 2012, the Center was awarded the prestigious National Senior Center Accreditation.  Less than 2% of the senior centers nationwide reach the National Council on Aging’s Standards of Excellence.  West Monroe’s Senior Center is Louisiana’s only nationally accredited senior center. 

The Senior Center provides safe and dependable transportation to vital destinations in Ouachita Parish.  It has received accolades from the Louisiana Department of Transportation for the “Highest Percentage of Ridership in Fiscal Year 2012/State Achievement Award” and the “Extra-Mile Award” for Professional Delivery of Transit Service within the Community.

Senior Center Information

1800 N. Seventh St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Directions: via MapQuest
Phone: (318) 324-1280
Fax: (318) 324-8750

West Ouachita Public Transit

Call 324-1280, 24-hours in advance, to schedule your transportation request or for fare information.

For rural transit subscription-deviated routes, schedules, fares, or charter service information, contact the West Ouachita Senior Center/Public Transit office at 324-1280.

Upcoming Senior Events

  • AARP Defensive Driving Class

    AARP Defensive Driving Class

    Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00am to 11:00am
    Drivers ages 55+ are encouraged to attend an AARP Defensive Driving Class on Friday, February 12, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., with AARP instructor, Bill Edmondson. The cost of the program is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-AARP members. Payments must be paid by check or cash to AARP at the time of the class. Many drivers ages 55+ receive an automobile insurance reduction after attending this informative class. Class enrollment is limited. Drivers interested in attending may register at WOSC’s front counter or call 324-1280.
    Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00am
  • Free Vision Screening - sponsored by Eye Associates of NELA

    Free Vision Screening - sponsored by Eye Associates of NELA

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
    Representatives from Eye Associates of Northeast Louisiana will be conducting vision screenings for seniors at the West Ouachita Senior Center on Thursday, February 18, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for this screening. Seniors can pre-register in advance by calling 324-1280, or by stopping by WOSC’s front counter.
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:30am