Senior Program


Senior Program Contact

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

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

We are planning our 22nd Annual Elders Luncheon that will be held on Thursday May 3, 2018. If you are interested in helping please come by the Senior Center ans share your ideas. Fundraisers will be held to help with the cost of this event. Watch for fliers.

Senior Program staff have been working 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.

The Children of the Sun Prevention Coalition will be hosting monthly meetings at the Senior Center on various topics. The first meeting is 2/22/18 on Safe Disposal and Storage of Medications Presentation. We hope to see more people involved and possibly share ideas of what topics they would like to see discussed and shared. Future meetings re planned for the 4th Friday of the month.

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

Snow plow routes have been developed and checked. Those on the list are 60+ and/or medically fragile.

Nora Flett and Ed Hughes are at the Senior Center every Tuesday & Wednesday from 11am - 12pm for Elder friendly exercises. We have a small group that is growing and there is always room for more. Kids from the Boys & Girls Club have been participating in SAIL and enjoy the interaction with the Elders and the Elders enjoy having them around. 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.

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!

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 Elders 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 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 2/5/18 - Elder Grocery Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center @ 9am

Tuesday 2/6/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/7/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 2/8/18 - BINGO after lunch

Tuesday 2/13/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/14/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Sweetheart BINGO at the Senior Center @ 1pm

Monday 2/19/18 - Senior Center Closed - President's Day

Tuesday 2/20/18 - No Meals Today- Senior Staff Grocery Shopping, SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/21/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 2/22/18 - Prevention Coalition Presentation 1pm-2pm- Safe Storage/Disposal of Medication

Tuesday 2/27/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 2/28/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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. 2/5/18 Tues. 2/6/18 Wed. 2/7/18 Thurs. 2/8/18 Fri. 2/9/18

No Meals Today

Sausage Gravy over Biscuits, Hard Boiled Egg, Fruit Spaghetti w/ Hamburger Sauce, Veggie, Garlic Bread, & Fruit French Dip w/ Swiss Cheese, Aujus Dip, Jo-Jo's, Fruit & Dessert Chicken Club Pasta, Salad, Ham & Cheese Sandwich, & Fruit
Mon. 2/12/18 Tues. 2/13/18 Wed. 2/14/18 Thurs. 2/15/18 Fri. 2/16/18
No Meals Today French Toast, Hash Browns, Sausage & Fruit Chicken Alfredo, Bread Sticks, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert

Shepard's Pie w/ Veggies, Fruit

Deli Sandwich, Fresh Veggies, Chips & Fruit
Mon. 2/19/18 Tues. 2/20/18 Wed. 2/21/18 Thurs. 2/22/18 Fri. 2/23/18
Senior Center Closed - President's Day No Meals Today - Staff Grocery Shopping Hamburger Potato Casserole, Roll & Fruit Beef Stew, Fry Bread, & Dessert Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, & Fruit
Mon. 2/26/18 Tues. 2/27/18 Wed. 2/28/18 Thurs. 3/1/18 Fri. 3/2/18
No Meals Today Frank's Breakfast Casserole w/ Whole Wheat Toast, & Fruit

Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, Wheat Biscuits, & Fruit


Smoked Sausage Potato Bake, Green Beans & Bacon, Fruit & Dessert

Corn Chowder, Ham & Cheese Slider, & Fruit
Mon. 3/5/18 Tues. 3/6/18 Wed. 3/7/18 Thurs. 3/8/18 Fri. 3/9/18

No Meals Today

Breakfast Burrito, Hash Browns, & Fruit Goulash, Veggie, Garlic Toast, & Fruit Broccoli Beef over Rice, Carrots, Fruit & Dessert Bowtie Spinach Salad, Turkey Sandwich, & Fruit
Mon. 3/12/18 Tues. 3/13/18 Wed. 3/14/18 Thurs. 3/15/18 Fri. 3/16/18

No Meals Today


Breakfast Sandwich w/ Egg, Cheese, Sausage on English Muffin, Potato Cake, & Fruit Diced Ham w/ Rice & Pea's Casserole, Green Salad, & Fruit

Taco's w/ the works, Jo-Jo's, Refried Beans w/ Cheese, & Fruit

Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Veggie's, Roll & Fruit