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 Center will be closed the week of August 13-17, 2018. The Senior Staff will be attending the Annual Title VI Conference.

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 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 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 July 23, 2018 @ 1pm. We hope to see you there.

The Senior Program purchased magnetic signs for the delivery vans. They say Spokane Tribal Elders. If you happen to come across one or three of them, please return to the Senior Center. Thank You!

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. 

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Nurses Aid (CNA)? Call the Senior Center for more information. Good Job to those who have went through this course and received a certificate.

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*   

Wednesday 8/1/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Monday 8/6/18 - Elders Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center @ 9am

Tuesday 8/7/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day, Elder Advisory Committee Meeting 10am

Wednesday 8/8/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 8/9/18 - BINGO after lunch

August 13-17, 2018 - Senior Center Closed, Staff attending the Annual Title VI Conference

Tuesday 8/21/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 8/22/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 8/23/18 - BINGO after lunch, The Children of the Sun Prevention Coalition Meeting 1pm @ Senior Center

Tuesday 8/28/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 8/29/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Friday 8/31/18 - STOI Pow Wow, 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 on Tuesdays to check blood pressures and oxygen levels. She is usually here from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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. July 30, 2018 Tues. July 31, 2018 Wed. Aug 1, 2018 Thurs. Aug. 2, 2018 Fri. Aug. 3, 2018
No Meals Today Breakfast Bowl w/ Eggs, Hash Browns, & Sausage, Yogurt & Fruit Pork Chops, Stuffing, Gravy, Veggie, & Fruit Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Ham & Cheese Sub Sandwich, Garden Salad & Fruit
Mon. Aug. 6, 2018 Tues. Aug. 7, 2018 Wed. Aug. 8, 2018 Thurs. Aug. 9, 2018 Fri. Aug. 10, 2018
No Meals Today Sausage & Hash Browns Casserole, Toast & Fruit Turkey Bacon Club Wrap, Pork & Beans, & Fruit Chicken Strips, Jo-Jo's, Macaroni Salad, Fruit & Dessert Pasta Salad w/ the Works, Garlic Toast & Fruit
Mon. Aug. 13, 2018 Tues. Aug. 14, 2018 Wed. Aug. 15, 2018 Thurs. Aug. 16, 2018 Fri. Aug. 17, 2018
>>>>>> Senior Center Will Be Closed This Week -      ~~~~~~~~~ Staff Attending The Annual Title VI Conference - <<<<<<
Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 Tues. Aug. 21, 2018 Wed. Aug. 22, 2018 Thurs. Aug. 23, 2018 Fri. Aug. 24, 2018
No Meals Today Pancakes w/ Strawberries, Hard Boiled Egg, Sausage Patty Tuna Fish Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Veggie Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie, Fruit, & Dessert Deli Sandwich, Fresh Veggies, Chips & Fruit
Mon. Aug. 27, 2018 Tues. Aug. 28, 2018 Wed. Aug. 29, 2018 Thurs. Aug. 30, 2018 Fri. Aug. 31, 2018
No Meals Today Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Hash & Fruit Chef Salad w/ the Works, Bread Stick, Fruit & Dessert Chicken Fried Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie & Fruit STOI Pow Wow - Senior Center Closed