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

  • Building a Healthy Plate - LSU-Ag Workshop

    Building a Healthy Plate - LSU-Ag Workshop

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 28, 10:00, in WOSC's Congregate Meal Site Room Join Pam Sapp, Nutrition Educator, and learn how to create a healthier plate. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasty samples of healthy and delicious recipes. It will be educational and fun!
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00am
  • WOSC Annual Membership Meeting

    WOSC Annual Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    The West Ouachita Senior Center will be hosting our 2016 Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2016. WOSC Volunteers will be recognized for their commitment to the Senior Center. When: Wednesday, June 28, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Where: WOSC’s Multi-Purpose Annex Meal co-sponsored by Chick-Fil-A Marketing Director, Michelle Guillot, and WOSC,
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 11:00am