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 Volunteer Orientation Meeting

    WOSC Volunteer Orientation Meeting

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Volunteers are needed for the following opportunities at the Senior Center: data entry, clerical assistance, receptionist, telephone reassurance phone calls, facility tour host/hostess, transit escort for frail seniors, refreshment service (preparing coffee, snacks, special events, etc.) A two to four hour weekly commitment is preferred. For those interested in volunteering, a volunteer orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. Call Cynthia Holland, Program Manager, at 324-1280, for more information on these worthwhile volunteer opportunities.
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Senior Hearing Screening - sponsored by Audibel Hearing Center

    Senior Hearing Screening - sponsored by Audibel Hearing Center

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -
    9:30am to 11:30am
    Representatives from Audibel - The Hearing Center will be at the West Ouachita Senior Center,Wednesday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to conduct hearing screenings for seniors. There is no charge for this screening. Seniors can pre-register in advance by calling 324-1280 or by stopping by WOSC’s front counter.
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:30am