Senior Program


Senior Program Contact

fax: 509-258-8883
PO Box 100
Wellpinit, WA. 99040 

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

The Elders Christmas Dinner (12-14-18) was a huge success. We had 111 people sign in and everyone received a goodie bag filled with nuts, fruit, and candy. There was a lot of door prizes given out and over $500.00 in raffle tickets was sold that day. Santa Claus made time to stop by to take pictures and hand out the goodie bags. Tribal Council Secretary Tiger Peone gave a brief update along with Council Members Glenn Ford and Danny Kieffer on current Tribal issues.

> Thank You to Pat Austin and Charmaine Blaine for helping with the raffle, selling tickets and purchasing raffle items,

> Thank You to Adolph Abrahamson and staff at the clinic for the beautiful miniature Christmas trees they put together for door prizes and raffle,

> Thank You Jimbo Abrahamson for the coupon book with over $5,000.00 in savings that was in the raffle,

> Thank You Leah Schultz from Stratford Suites in Airway Heights for the one-night stay at their Suites,

> Thank You SIHA for the generous donation toward the Christmas Dinner,

> Thank You Preservation Dept. for your generous donation of door prizes,

> Thank You Head Start kids and staff for the table decorations,

> Thank You Shireen Brigman and Shannon Brigman for the crochet bags and scarfs,

> Thank You Krista Colvin & family for the beadwork donated,

> Thank You Annette Matt for the Ya-Ya bag holder,

> Thank You Vi, Geri & Charlotte for the popcorn tins, and making sure everyone signed in and received door prize tickets,

> Thank You Iva Eli for the homemade Huckleberry jams,

> Thank You Gloria Allen for the handmade Christmas Wreath donated for a prize item,

> Thank You Ramona Sanchez for your monetary donation,

> Thank You Jolene Peone for the hot/cold cups with the Senior Program logo on them,

> Thank You Daniel & Robby Grether for helping with the clean-up, dishes,

> Thank You Cheryl Covington & Aiden Bair for helping with the clean-up, dishes and putting the Senior Center back in order,

> Thank You Lucas Bair for taking pictures and helping serve tables,

> Thank You Tawhnee & Sara for your help serving and cleaning up,

> Thank You Janice Moses for setting up the door prize & raffle tables,

> Thank You Tori Wynecoop for your help serving & cleaning up,

> Thank You Pat Moses for the prayer over the meal,

> Thank You to everyone who purchased tickets for the raffle, funds will used for the Annual Elders Luncheon May 2, 2019,

> Thank You to the Senior Program Staff; Jenny Smallwood, Jamie Pascal, Vern Ford, Alyssa Ford, & Wendy Samuels-Peone for setting up and preparing the meal that was served. There were so many compliments shared about the wonderful tasting food and the pleasant atmosphere. There was a lot of compliments on the veggie dish that was served, so many people did not know they liked Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash,

> Please know that the Senior Program Staff appreciates all the help from each and everyone of you that come forward, there is a lot of planning and prepping that goes on before the big day and when that day arrives more help is needed to serve and clean-up, Thank You so much!!


Wednesday December 19, 2018 Gerald Crowshoe was at the Senior Center sharing video's of Pow-Wow's from the 80's. Tori Wynecoop had supplies available to make Christmas Cards and ornaments while watching the videos. Nora Flett provided snacks and drinks.

Senior Program Staff have been and will continue to work on a phone book listing local, county and state phone numbers that you may need. If you would like a copy of these numbers call the Senior Center and we will get a copy to you. 509-258-7129 or 1-800-789-9102. We have been receiving calls requesting a copy of this phone book that we have put together. This is an on-going project that requires monitoring and regular updating. We also received feedback asking to include some numbers from neighboring communities, so we did. This book is a living document that keeps growing.

The Children od the Sun Prevention Coalition will be hosting monthly meetings (usually the 4th Thursday of the Month) at the Senior Center on various topics. Next meeting will be in February 28, 2019. Members will update on projects they are working on.

Nora Flett is at the Senior Center every Tuesday & Wednesday from 11am-12pm for Elder friendly exercises. The small group is growing but there is always room for more. The Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) exercise classes are great. There is support and a lot of laughter during this time. You are encouraged to attend and be active with peers. Incentives (very nice incentives), for those who participate regularly.

Meals are served at 12pm Tuesday thru Friday at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted. The delivery drivers leave the Senior Center between 9:30am - 10:30am. If you are not going to be home, please call the Senior Center before 9am to have your meal cancelled for the day.

Thank You to everyone who calls in and/or tells the delivery driver in advance when you will not be home for your meal. This really does help with the morning prep work. Thank You again! One phone call or you letting your driver know you won't be home does make a difference in the morning prep work. Thank You!

Are you interested in becoming involved with the Elders in our community? If so, please stop by the Senior Center and inquire about becoming a part of the Elder Advisory Committee. This committee meets once a month, every 2nd Tuesday at 10am @ the Senior Center. Unless noted otherwise.

Tuesdays are scheduled craft days but feel free to come to the Senior Center daily to work on crafts. There are sewing machines available to use and tables have been set up to lay material on so that it can lay flat without having a rearrange or get up and down on the floor. This is for our Elders use and there are people who want to learn and have asked if there is anyone willing to teach them how to make a quilt or to just sew something. Update: A group of ladies have been using the craft room every Tuesdays to make various handmade items and have gifted the Senior Program a few items for events.



                         *ACTIVITY SCHEDULE*   

Monday 2/4/19 - Elders Grocery Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center at 9am

Tuesday 2/5/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/6/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Tuesday 2/12/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/13/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Monday 2/18/19 - Senior Center Closed, Presidents Day

Tuesday 2/19/19 - No Lunch Today, Staff Grocery Shopping

Wednesday 2/20/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Tuesday 2/26/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/27/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm


****We apologize if this information does not reach you before the listed dates of events. We send out notices in lunches and ask those who receive them them to pass the word on. We all know how word of mouth travels!                                                                                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Adult Protective Services (APS) - Defintion

In the United States, Adult Protective Services (APS) are social services provided to abused, neglected, or exploited older adults and adults with significant disabilities. APS is typically administered by local or state health, aging, or regulatory departments and includes a multidisciplinary approach to helping older adults, and younger adults with disabilities, who are victims. Services range from the initial investigation of mistreatment, to health and supportive services legal interventions, up to and including the appointment of surrogate decision-makers such as legal guardians. While some states provide adult protective services to older adults only, as in Ohio where the PS law applies to those 60 and older, most serve adults with disabilities over the age of 18 who meet the state's definition of "vulnerable." Disabilities may be due to aging, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness or cognitive impairments. Forms of abuse include physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse as well as financial exploitation. "Neglect" can be perpetrated by any caregiver who has accepted the responsibility of assisting an older person or an adult with disabilities.  Most states include self-neglect in their definitions of those needing adult protective services. Self-neglect refers to a person who is unable to care for himself or herself due to physical or cognitive impairments.                                                                                                               In-Take Line: 1-800-459-0421 



                                         *PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE*

The Public Health Nurse stops by the Senior Center to check blood pressures and oxygen levels when she is available. She is usually here from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays if you would like to stop by and see her.

~~~~~Please note that if meals will not be delivered or served at the Senior Center, activities usually scheduled for that day will be canceled as well!!!~~~~~


*If you are not going to be home please call the Senior Center before 9:00 a.m. to have your meal canceled for the day.


Senior Program Menu

All Meals will be served with Milk
Menu subject to change.


Mon. Jan. 28, 2019 Tues. Jan. 29, 2019 Wed. Jan. 30, 2019 Thurs. Jan. 31, 2019 Fri. Feb. 1, 2019
No Meals Today Egg & Sausage Muffin Sandwich, Potato Cake, Cheese Stick & Fruit Tuna Fish Sandwich, Macaroni Salad, Chips, Pickle & Fruit Tater Tot Casserole w/ Veggies, Dinner Roll, Fruit & Dessert Chili w/ Hamburger, Corn Bread Muffin, Raw Veggie- Cucumbers & Carrots, Fruit
Mon. Feb. 4, 2019 Tues. Feb. 5, 2019 Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019 Fri. Feb. 8, 2019
No Meals Today Breakfast Burrito- w/ Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Cheese, Peppers, Onions, Salsa, Hash Browns, & Fruit Chicken Strips, Jo-Jo's, Cole Slaw & Fruit Beef Stir Fry w/ Veggie's Over Rice, Dessert & Fruit Turkey Bacon Club Wrap w/ Tomatoes, & Cheese, Pork-n-Beans & Fruit
Mon. Feb. 11, 2019 Tues. Feb. 12, 2019 Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019 Fri. Feb. 15, 2019
No Meals Today French Toast, Sausage, Hash Browns & Fruit Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, Wheat Biscuit & Fruit Baked Pork Chop, Stuffing, Veggie, Dessert & Fruit Taco Soup w/ Hamburger, Frito Chips, Roll & Fruit
Mon. Feb. 18, 2019 Tues. Feb. 19, 2019 Wed. Feb. 20, 2019 Thurs. Feb. 21, 2019 Fri. Feb. 22, 2019
Senior Center Closed - President's Day No Meals Today - Staff Grocery Shopping Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Veggie & Fruit French Dip w/ Swiss Cheese w/ Au Jus Dip, Jo-Jo's, Jell-O & Fruit Cook's Choice Soup, Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Garden Salad & Fruit
Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 Wed. Feb. 27, 2019 Thurs. Feb. 28, 2019 Fri. Mar. 1, 2019
No Meals Today Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich w/ Egg & Bacon, Yogurt w/ Granola & Fruit Sheppard's Pie w/ Hamburger & Veggie's, Green Salad & Fruit Beef Stew w/ Potatoes Carrots, Onion, Celery, Roll Dessert & Fruit BLT on Wheat Bread, Fries, Veggie & Fruit