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

  • "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
  • Annual Veterans' Breakfast for Northeast Louisiana Veterans

    Annual Veterans' Breakfast for Northeast Louisiana Veterans

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:00am
    What: West Ouachita Senior Center to Host “2014 Annual Veterans’ Breakfast” When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Where: West Monroe Convention Center The West Ouachita Senior Center will be hosting it’s “Annual Veterans’ Breakfast,” Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center, located at 901 Ridge Avenue, in West Monroe. Our community sponsor for this worthwhile event, which honors all Northeast Louisiana Veterans for their service and sacrifice for our country, is Kilpatrick Funeral Homes. Hundreds of veterans and spouses of veterans are expected to attend this annual event honoring our local military for their service to our country. Mike Sullivan will be the “Master of Ceremony” for this special Veterans’ Day gathering. The West Monroe High School ROTC Color Guard will conduct the Presentation of Colors. This patriotic event will also feature a spectacular “USO Show” by the Broadway Wannabes. In order to plan breakfast, RSVP is required by calling the West Ouachita Senior Center at 324-1280, by Monday, November 3, at noon.
    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:00am