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's Last Friday Bingo Bash"

    "WOSC's Last Friday Bingo Bash"

    Friday, September 30, 2016 -
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:00am
  • WOSC's "Passport to Paradise" Event ~ Sponsored by Vantage Health Plan

    WOSC's "Passport to Paradise" Event ~ Sponsored by Vantage Health Plan

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:00pm
    All Aboard for WOSC’s “Passport to Paradise!” Sponsored by our Community Business Partner, Vantage Health Plan. What: “WOSC’s Passport to Paradise” Where: West Ouachita Senior Center’s Multi-Purpose Annex When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost: $2.00 tickets (available now at WOSC’s front counters) Live Entertainment includes: WOSC’s Broadway Wannabes, In Slow Motion Dancers, and special musical guest, Miss Louisiana 2016, Justine Ker This fun-filled socialization event for Ouachita Parish seniors will also feature inter-active games and great prizes! Join is at WOSC as we kick-off the Medicare Enrollment Update Period with Vantage Health Plan!
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am