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, October 31, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    The Last Friday WOSC Bingo Bash” is Friday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. A special thank you to Captain D’s, Richland State Bank, and Hilton Garden Inn, for providing wonderful refreshments and prizes for our monthly “Bingo Bash”!
    Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:00am
  • "Eat This, Not That!" - workshop sponsored by TruCare Home Health

    "Eat This, Not That!" - workshop sponsored by TruCare Home Health

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:30pm
    Lisa Dixon, Marketing Liaison with TruCare Home Health, will be at the West Ouachita Senior Center, Tuesday, November 4, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., to host a “Eat This, Not That!” workshop. Lisa will share savvy tricks and insider information based on the best selling book, “Eat This, Not That!” She will provide tips to equip you in becoming an expert in every eating situation, from the frozen food aisle to your favorite fast food place. You’ll learn the smart food choices that are right for you...and you can learn to make them instantly! Pre-register for this informative workshop by calling 324-1280.
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 9:30am