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

  • Rootin’ Tootin’ Senior Roundup Barbeque - Sponsored by Ridgecrest Community Care Center

    Rootin’ Tootin’ Senior Roundup Barbeque - Sponsored by Ridgecrest Community Care Center

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Rootin’ Tootin’ Senior Roundup Barbeque - Sponsored by Ridgecrest Community Care Center Saddle up your horses and get on over to the West Ouachita Senior Center on Wednesday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m., for a rootin’ tootin’ good time! Put on your western wear and shine up those boots! Prizes will be given to the best dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Enjoy the best local BBQ this side of the Pecos! There will be door prizes and entertainment to boot, featuring the Southern Sass Dancers and WOSC’s own country singer, Wayne Dale Hammond! Reservations and tickets are required to attend. Tickets will be available for $2.00, beginning January 5th.
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:00am
  • "WOSC's Last Friday Bingo Bash"

    "WOSC's Last Friday Bingo Bash"

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    The Last Friday WOSC Bingo Bash” is Friday, January 30, 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, January 30, 2015 - 10:00am