Senior Program


Senior Program Contact

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

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

The Senior Program Staff sends best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Elders Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success. We had more people show up than expected but everyone left with full bellies.

> Frances Schultz the Eldest Spokane Tribal Member was present with her daughter (Charlotte Vivian) and son (Toni Marriott).

> Vi Frizzell and Iva Eli donated huckleberry jam to give away as door prizes that went home with Terry Evans, Charlene SiJohn, Kaye Brisbois, Robby Grether, and Cookie Lehman.

> The Turkey Baskets went home with Lisa Hart, Roscoe Sebastian, Pat Austin, Wendy Samuels-Peone, Jennifer Scott, Jim Abrahamson, Vern Ford, and Sandee Andrew.

> Thank You, Vi Frizzell, Geri Pelisser and Kathy Miller for making sure everyone signed in and those 55+ received a door prize ticket.

> The table decorations made by the Head Start kids are always a big hit as people are trying to find the one that their grandchild or great grandchild made. Thank You Head Start Staff and Kids.

> The Preservation Staff was available to help with the morning prep work, help serve the meal and clean up. Thank You to the Preservation Staff.

> Some of the HHS staff helped with serving the meal as well. Thank You to the HHS staff that were present.

> Thank You to Gene Brisbois for the blessing over the meal.

> Thank You to Jim Matt, who provides the pies for this dinner every year. Such a generous and thoughtful contribution that we appreciate greatly.

> Thank You to Shireen Brigman and DNR staff that provided cooked water potaoes for our dinner. What a nice treat!

> 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.

Elder's Christmas Dinner (12/14/18) update/review will be in the next issue of the Rawhide.

Wednesday December 19, 2018 Gerald Crowshoe will be at the Senior Center sharing video's of Pow-Wow's from the 80's at 1pm-3pm. Come join us in the memories to be shared.

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. 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 of 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 January 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 (S.A.I.L.) 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. 

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 the Senior Center at 10am. 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 to rearrange or get up and down from 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 on Tuesdays to make knitted hats for children in the hospital and another lady used the craft room to finish her beautiful quilt's.

Still trying to find interested individuals!!! There is an Elder who would like to get an interested group of Elders together to start having jam sessions (music) & card games at the Senior Center. If you are interested please let us know so we can get some jam sessions and card games going. Come to the Senior Center and have a cup of coffee and visit and catch up with friends and share some stories with one another.



                         *ACTIVITY SCHEDULE*   

Monday 12/3/18 - Elders shopping day, leave the Senior Center at 9am

Tuesday 12/4/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 12/5/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Tuesday 12/11/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 12/12/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 12/13/18 - No Meals Today - Staff preparing for Elders Christmas Dinner


Friday 12/14/18 - Elders Christmas Dinner at the Senior Center 12pm

Tuesday 12/18/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 12/19/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Video Presentation by Gerald Crowshoe, local 80's Pow-Wow Videos 1pm-3pm @ Senior Center

Friday 12/21/18 - First Day of Winter

Monday 12/24/18 - Happy Holidays, Senior Center Closed

Tuesday 12/25/18 - Merry Christmas, Senior Center Closed

Wednesday 12/26/18 - Senior Center Closed

Thursday 12/27/18 - Senior Center Closed

Friday 12/28/18 - Senior Center Closed

Tuesday 1/1/19 - Happy New Year - Senior Center Closed

****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. Dec. 3, 2018 Tues. Dec. 4, 2018 Wed. Dec. 5, 2018 Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018  Fri. Dec. 7, 2018
No Meals Today French Toast, Bacon, Yogurt & Fruit Chili & Cheese over Baked Potatoes, Green Salad, Veggie & Fruit Chicken Fried Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Navy Bean Soup w/ Ham, Roll & Fruit
Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 Tues. Dec. 11, 2018 Wed. Dec. 12, 2018 Thurs. Dec. 13, 2018  Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
No Meals Today Sausage Gravy over Biscuits, Hard Boiled Egg & Fruit No Lunch Today - Prepping for Christmas Dinner Elders Christmas Dinner - 12pm @ Senior Center Tomato Soup, Meat & Cheese Sandwich, Chips & Fruit
Mon. Dec. 17, 2018 Tues. Dec. 18, 2018 Wed. Dec. 19, 2018 Thurs. Dec. 20, 2018 Fri. Dec. 21, 2018

No Meals Today

Pancakes w/ Strawberries, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty & Fruit Pasta Salad w/ Veggies, Turkey & Cheese Sliders & Fruit Pork Chops, Stuffing w/ Gravy, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Cabbage & Sausage Soup w/ Baby Red Potatoes, Cheese Stick, Roll & Fruit
Mon. Dec. 24, 2018 Tues. Dec. 25, 2018 Wed. Dec. 26, 2018 Thurs. Dec. 27, 2018 Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 
Senior Center Closed - Happy Holidays Senior Center Closed - Merry Christmas Senior Center Closed Senior Center Closed Senior Center Closed
Mon. Dec. 31, 2018 Tues. Jan. 1, 2018 Wed. Jan. 2, 2018 Thurs. Jan. 3, 2018 Fri. Jan. 4, 2018
No Meals Today Senior Center Closed - Happy New Year TBD TBD TBD
Mon. Tues Wed. Thurs Fri.
No Meals Today