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

  • WOSC Closed in Observance of Labor Day

    WOSC Closed in Observance of Labor Day

    Monday, September 7, 2015 (All day)
    Monday, September 7, 2015 (All day)
  • Fire Extinguisher Usage Demonstration Sponsored by the West Monroe Fire Dept.

    Fire Extinguisher Usage Demonstration Sponsored by the West Monroe Fire Dept.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    The West Monroe Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Extinguisher Usage Class, at the West Ouachita Senior Center, on Thursday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. Ouachita Parish seniors are encouraged to attend this informative home safety demonstration. West Monroe Fireman, Charles Hugghins, will be leading this class and providing a detailed demonstration on how seniors can use an extinguisher in the event of an emergency. To pre-register for this informative class, call 324-1280, or see a staff member at either of WOSC’s Front Information Counters.
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:00am