Senior Program


Senior Program Contact

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

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

With the holidays quickly approaching our calendars are filling up. We are always seeking help from Elders/Community Members to help with the planning and organizing of the Holiday gatherings.

The Elder's Thanksgiving Dinner will be Wednesday November 14th @ the Senior Center. Meal will be served at 12pm. No Deliveries today.

The Elder's Christmas Dinner will be December 13th @ the Senior Center. Meal will be served at 12pm. No Deliveries today.

Elders Heating Assistance forms were sent out in the mail to Enrolled Spokane Tribal Elders 60+ by Sept. 30, 2018.

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 Nov. 29, 2018 @ 1 pm. 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 (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. 

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 their 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*   

Sunday 11/4/18 - Daylight Saving Time Ends, Fall Back 1 hour

Monday 11/5/18 - Elders Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center at 9am

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

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

Friday 11/9/18 - Medicare Open Enrollment @ the Senior Center 10am-2pm

Monday 11/12/18 - Senior Center Closed, Veterans Day Observed

Tuesday 11/13/18 - Staff shopping and preparing for the Elders Thanksgiving Dinner, no meals today

Wednesday 11/14/18 - Elders Thanksgiving Dinner 12pm @ the Senior Center

Tuesday 11/20/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

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

Thursday 11/22/18 - Happy Thanksgiving, Senior Center Closed

Friday 11/23/18 - Native American Heritage Day, Senior Center Closed

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

Wednesday 11/28/18 - 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. 10/29/18 Tues. 10/30/18 Wed. 10/31/18 Thurs. 11/1/18 Fri. 11/2/18
No Meals Today Breakfast Burrito w/sausage, eggs, bacon, peppers, onions, Salsa on the side, Fruit & Jell-o Hamburger Gravy over mashed potatoes, veggie, wheat biscuits, fruit Beef Stir Fry w/ veggies over noodles, fruit, dessert Chicken Noodle Soup w/ veggies, Roll, Fruit
Mon. 11/5/18 Tues. 11/6/18 Wed. 11/7/18 Thurs. 11/8/18 Fri. 11/9/18
No Meals Today Cheesy Sausage & Egg sliders, Hash Browns, Fruit, Parfait Cowboy pasta salad w/ bacon, ground beef, garlic toast, fruit, pudding Chicken pot pie noodle skillet with pea's & carrots, biscuit, green salad, fruit & dessert

Club sandwich pinwheels with lettuce, meat, & cheese, pork n' beans, chips, fruit

Mon. 11/12/18 Tues. 11/13/18 Wed. 11/14/18 Thurs. 11/15/18 Fri. 11/16/18

Senior Center Closed Veterans Day Observed

Staff Grocery Shopping and prepping for Elders Thanksgiving Dinner Elders Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center 12pm Tomato Soup, Bologna Sandwich, Chips, Fruit Chicken Bowl w/ mashed potatoes, corn & gravy, Fruit, Dessert
Mon. 11/19/18 Tues. 11/20/18 Wed. 11/21/18 Thurs. 11/22/18 Fri. 11/23/18
No Meals Today Breakfast Sausage Stick, Hash-Browns, Hard Boiled Egg, Fruit Taco Casserole w/hamburger, Raw Veggies, Jell-O, Fruit Senior Center Closed Happy Thanksgiving Senior Center Closed Native American Day
Mon. 11/26/18 Tues. 11/27/18 Wed. 11/28/18 Thurs. 11/29/18 Fri. 11/30/18
No Meals Today Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole w/ sausage, yogurt, toast, Fruit Chili Dog, Jo-Jo's, Fruit, Pudding Baked Chicken, tomato garlic pasta, Veggie, Fruit Beef Soup w/ cabbage, Roll, Fruit
Mon. 12/2/18 Tues. 12/3/18 Wed. 12/4/18 Thurs. 12/5/18 Fri. 12/6/18
No Meals Today