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 Thursday May 3, 2018. If you are interested in helping please come by the Senior Center and share your ideas. Fundraisers will be held to help with the cost of this event. Watch for fliers. Space is limited for vendors at our Elders Luncheon, if you would like to set up please call the Senior Center ASAP!

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 locally. 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 receiving calls requesting a copy of this phone book that we have put together. This is an on-going project that requires monitoring and updating periodically. We also received feedback asking to include some numbers from the neighboring communities, so we did.

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 March 22, 2018 @ 1pm. We hope to see you there!

Students and Teachers from the Back to the Heart Immersion School participate in the SAIL Exercise classes at the Senior Center every 4th Tuesday of the Month. A lot of the exercises are chair exercises and the kids provide their own chair so that they can fully participate. This multi-generational activity is exciting to watch, and listening to the kids speak Salish is a bonus!

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!

Nora Flett & Ed Hughes are 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.)exercises 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 9:00am-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! Just an FYI... 3/2/18 the delivery count was 95, on average we send out 115-117 meals a day. We want you to know how grateful we were that so many of you let us know in advance that you would not be home and cancelled for the day. 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*   

April 2-30, 2018 - Spring into Fitness Challenge. Community Challenge!!        **258-7502 Ext. 45**                       

Tuesday 4/3/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 4/4/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 4/5/18 - BINGO after lunch

Monday 4/9/18 - Elder Grocery Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center at 9am, Photo Voice Presentation by Spokane Tribe Elders 12pm @ Senior Center ~ Nora Flett-258-7502.

Tuesday 4/10/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day, Elder Advisory Committee Meeting 10am

Wednesday 4/11/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Saturday 4/14/18 - Clarence LeBret Memorial Luncheon @ Spokane Tribal Longhouse @ 1pm, Spokane Tribal Campus of SKC Raffle , Dinner & Magic Show @ Wellpinit Boys & Girls Club 5pm.

Tuesday 4/17/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 4/18/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, APS - Adult Protective Services Presentation and Q&A at Senior Center 4pm~Everyone Welcome!

Thursday 4/19/18 - BINGO after lunch, Reservation wide road Clean-Up Day (tentatively).

Saturday 4/21/18 - Crime Watch Presentation @ Ford Community Center 1pm-4pm

Sunday 4/22/18 - Earth Day

Tuesday 4/24/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm with the Students & Teachers from the ~Back to the Heart Immersion School~ ,  Craft Day

Wednesday 4/25/18 - SAIL Exercise

Thursday 4/26/18 - The Children of the Sun Prevention Coalition Meeting 1pm @ Senior Center

Saturday 4/28/18 - NOTE THE DATE CHANGE........ Spring General Council Meeting @ Pow Wow Grounds in the Antoine Andrews Building 9am


****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. 4/2/18 Tues. 4/3/18 Wed. 4/4/18 Thurs. 4/5/18 Fri. 4/6/18

No Meals Today

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, Yogurt & Fruit Pork Chops, Stuffing, Gravy, Veggie & Fruit Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Veggie & Fruit Potato, Cabbage, Sausage Soup, Roll & Fruit
Mon. 4/9/18 Tues. 4/10/18 Wed. 4/11/18 Thurs. 4/12/18 Fri. 4/13/18
No Meals Today Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole & Fruit Turkey, Bacon Club Wrap, Pork & Beans, & Fruit Corned Beef w/ Cabbage, Bacon, Onion & Garlic, Dinner Roll, Fruit & Dessert Hamburger Chili, Corn Bread Muffin, & Fruit
Mon. 4/16/18 Tues. 4/17/18 Wed. 4/18/18 Thurs. 4/19/18 Fri. 4/20/18
No Meals Today Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Hash & Fruit Chef Salad w/ the Works, Bread Stick & Fruit Chicken Fried Steak w/ Gravy, Rice, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Stuffed Pepper Soup, Roll & Fruit
Mon. 4/23/18 Tues. 4/24/18 Wed. 4/25/18 Thurs. 4/26/18 Fri. 4/27/18
No Meals Today Baked Denver Omelet, English Muffin & Fruit Tuna Fish Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, & Fruit Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Asian Ramen-Chicken Chopped Salad & Fruit
Mon. 4/30/18 Tues. 5/1/18 Wed. 5/2/18 Thurs. 5/3/18 Fri. 5/4/18

No Meals Today

Yogurt, Bagel, Hard Boiled Egg & Fruit No Meals Today - Prep for Elders Luncheon 22nd Annual Elders Luncheon @ Wellpinit HS - Doors Open @ 9am No Meals Today Traveling to Colville Tribe's Elder's Luncheon - Leave @ 7am
Mon. 5/7/18 Tues. 5/8/18 Wed. 5/9/18 Thurs. 5/10/18 Fri. 5/11/18

No Meals Today


Pancakes w/ Strawberries, Hash Browns, Hard Boiled Egg, Bacon, Fruit & Jell-O Tuna Fish Noodle Casserole w/ Peas & Carrots, Coleslaw, Garlic Toast & Fruit BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Green Salad, Fruit & Dessert Hamburger Soup w/ Veggie's, Roll & Fruit