Senior Program


Senior Program Contact

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

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

Saturday February 2, 2019 a breakfast fundraiser was held at the Trading Post for the upcoming 23rd Annual Elders Luncheon. Thank You to Charmaine Blaine, Reggie Boyd, Chrystal Boring and Pat Austin for putting this together. Please watch for upcoming fundraisers.

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 phone 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 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*   

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

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

Monday 3/4/19 - Elders Grocery Shopping Day, Leave Senior Center @ 9am

Tuesday 3/5/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 3/6/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Sunday 3/10/19 - Daylight Saving Time Begins ~ Spring Forward

Monday 3/11/19 - Focus Group at the Senior Center with Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington. General concern to older adults & disabled adults ~ 9:30am-11am

Tuesday 3/12/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm w/ the Children from the Immersion School, Craft Day

Wednesday 3/13/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Sunday 3/17/19 - St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday 3/19/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 3/20/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, First Day of Spring

Tuesday 3/26/19 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm w/ the Children from the Immersion School, Craft Day

Wednesday 3/27/19 - 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. 2/25/19 Tues. 2/26/19 Wed. 2/27/19 Thurs. 2/28/19 Fri. 3/1/19
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, Celery, Onion, & Roll, Fruit & Dessert BLT on Wheat Bread, Fries, Veggie & Fruit
Mon. 3/4/19 Tues. 3/5/19 Wed. 3/6/19 Thurs. 3/7/19 Fri. 3/8/19
No Meals Today Breakfast Pizza, Hash Browns, Bacon & Fruit Soft Taco w/ Hamburger, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Tater Tots & Fruit Chicken Alfredo, Bread Sticks, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Keilbasa Stew w/ Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions & Crackers & Meat & Cheese Sandwich & Fruit
Mon. 3/11/19 Tues. 3/12/19 Wed. 3/13/19 Thurs. 3/14/19 Fri. 3/15/19
No Meals Today Biscuits & Gravy, Hard Boiled Egg & Fruit Baked Chicken, Rice & Gravy, Veggie, Dinner Roll & Fruit Beef Stir Fry w/ Veggie's over Noodles, Fruit & Dessert Pin Wheel Club Sandwich- Spinach, Meat & Cheese, Pork'n'Beans, Chips & Fruit
Mon. 3/18/19 Tues. 3/19/19 Wed. 3/20/19 Thurs. 3/21/19 Fri. 3/22/19
No Meals Today Breakfast Bowl w/ Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage & Yogurt & Fruit Spanish Rice w/ Hamburger, Veggie & Fruit Chicken Bowl- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Roll, Fruit & Dessert Chef Salad w/ Veggie's, Meat, Cheese, Garlic Bread, Jell-O & Fruit
Mon. 3/25/19 Tues. 3/26/19 Wed. 3/27/19 Thurs. 3/28/19 Fri. 3/29/19
No Meals Today Pancakes, Sausage Patty, Hard Boiled Egg & Fruit Pork Chops, Pasta w/ White Sauce, Veggie, Dinner Roll & Fruit Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Deli Sandwich w/ Meat, Cheese, Lettuce & Cole Slaw, Chips & Fruit