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

  • "Lunch & Learn" - sponsored by Glenwood

    "Lunch & Learn" - sponsored by Glenwood

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:00pm
    What: “Everyday Wellness and Prevention… Tips for Healthier Living!” When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Where: West Ouachita Senior Center 1800 North 7th Street West Monroe, LA Led by: Family Nurse Practitioners, Janet Morvant and Christine Wooden, with Glenwood Medicine Clinic A free boxed lunch will be provided by Glenwood Regional Medical Center. To reserve your spot for this informative wellness seminar and your meal, call 324-1280 or stop by WOSC’s front information counters.
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:00am
  • “Jewelry Making with Misty”

    “Jewelry Making with Misty”

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -
    9:30am to 11:30am
    Jewelry making is a wonderful craft activity for seniors. Stringing beads to create a beautiful piece of jewelry can relieve stress, strengthen agility in your hands, boost self-confidence, stimulate your mind, and provide a wonderful opportunity for socialization with others. Little skill is needed, just some string or wire, beads and lots of creativity. Save the Date for this Introductory Class! Class space is limited, due to individual instruction. Please call 324-1280 to pre-register. What: Jewelry Making with Misty When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Where: WOSC’s Multi-Purpose Annex
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 9:30am