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

  • "Pamper Me" Manicures for Seniors

    "Pamper Me" Manicures for Seniors

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
    Lisa Dixon, with TruCare Home Health, will be at the West Ouachita Senior Center, on Tuesday December 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., to offer light manicures and hand massages for seniors. All participants can register for great door prizes too! This pampering time is for both men and women! See WOSC staff at either of our Front Counters or call 324-1280 to make your manicure appointment!
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Monthly Birthday Party - sponsored by Avalon Place

    Monthly Birthday Party - sponsored by Avalon Place

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
    Enjoy celebrating your March birthday at the West Ouachita Senior Center! Join us on Thursday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m., in WOSC’s Multi-Purpose Annex. Delicious cake and punch are provided by our Community Partner, Avalon Place. We look forward to seeing you at our monthly birthday party!
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 2:00pm