Senior Program


Senior Program Contact

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

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

Wednesday July 18, 2018 was the Elders Houseboat Day. Between 2 boats we had 39 passengers. We went down Lake Roosevelt. We saw where the fire went through on the Colville Rez side and in the burn area was a herd of Big Horn Sheep. They were on some rocks and blended in with the background. Our Drivers did their best to get us closer to see them without scaring the sheep away. This year was the first year we fired up the BBQ’er to make lunch. Everyone enjoyed and appreciated Hamburgers and Hot Dogs and requested those to be on the menu again. The weather was perfect but later in the afternoon it did get very warm.

Saturday July 21, 2018 the Chewelah Casino invited Elder’s to their outdoor BBQ. Each Elder that signed up by the deadline to RSVP received 1 complimentary BBQ’ed meal and $10.00 in free play at the Chewelah Casino. Senior Program Staff transported those who needed a ride while a majority drove themselves. The food was so good that those in our group ended up going back through the line to purchase another meal to take home. Thank You Chewelah Casino for the invite.

Wednesday July 25, 2018, Nora Flett and the SAIL class had a bus load of visitors from the Kalispel Tribe here during their SAIL class. Our visitors were very appreciative of the hospitality they received and let the cooks know they enjoyed the meal served that day. Those who participate in the SAIL classes regularly receive very nice incentives.

Wednesday August 1, 2018, Shireen Brigman, Kirstyn Abrahamson, Haylee Swiger, Jaylyn Hubert-Posey and Xavier Brown shared Huckleberries they picked with those who showed up for lunch at the Senior Center. Shireen has been delivering Huckleberries here and there the past couple of weeks. The cooks have been using those Huckleberries in lemonade served at the Senior Center during lunch time. Thank you for your generosity Shireen!  

The Senior Program Staff are planning an Elder’s Resource fair at the Senior Center in October 2018. We are looking for people to help with the planning of this event. If you would like to be apart of the planning committee please call the Senior Center at the number listed for more details.

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 September 27, 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 canceled 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*    

Monday 8/27/18 - First Day of School in Wellpint ~ Please watch for children waiting for the bus in the mornings and getting off the bus in the afternoons. 

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

Monday 9/3/18 - Labor Day ~ Senior Center Closed ~ No Lunches Today

Tuesday 9/4/18 - Staff Grocery Shopping, No Meals Today

Wednesday 9/5/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Thursday 9/6/18 - BINGO after lunch

Sunday 9/9/18 - Grandparents Day

Monday 9/10/18 - Elders Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center at 9am

Tuesday 9/11/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm, Elder Advisory Committee Meeting 10am

Wednesday 9/12/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Tuesday 9/18/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Wednesday 9/19/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Thursday 9/20/18 - BINGO after lunch

Saturday 9/22/18 - Autumn Begins

Tuesday 9/25/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Wednesday 9/26/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Thursday 9/27/18 - The Children of the Sun Coalition Meeting 1pm @ Senior Center

Friday 9/28/18 - Native American Day ~ Senior Center Closed ~ No lunches served today

Tuesday 10/2/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Wednesday 10/3/18 - SAIL Exercise 11am~12pm

Thursday 10/4/18 - Traveling to the CDA Elders Luncheon, Vans will leave the Senior Center at 7:15am. Hat Derby is the theme, most creative handmade hat wins a prize. 

****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. 8/27/18 Tues. 8/28/18 Wed. 8/29/18 Thurs. 8/30/18 Fri. 8/31/18
No Meals Today

Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Hash, Fruit


Chef Salad w/ the works, Bread Stick, Fruit, Dessert Chicken Fried Steak w/ Gravy, Mash Potatoes, Veggie, Fruit STOI Pow Wow Senior Center Closed ~ No Meals Today
Mon. 9/3/18 Tues. 9/4/18 Wed. 9/5/18 Thurs. 9/6/18 Fri. 9/7/18
Labor Day Senior Center Closed No Meals Today Staff Grocery Shopping  Meat Loaf, Gravy over Mash Potatoes, Veggie, Fruit DLX BBQ Hamburger, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Fruit, Dessert

Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pasta, Texas Toast, Fruit

Mon. 9/10/18 Tues. 9/11/18 Wed. 9/12/18 Thurs. 9/13/18 Fri. 9/14/18
No Meals Today French Toast, Hash Browns, Sausage, Fruit Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet w/ rice, Cooked Carrots, Fruit BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Pork n' Beans, Green Salad, Fruit, Dessert Hamburger Soup w/ veggies, Roll, Fruit
Mon. 9/17/18 Tues. 9/18/18 Wed. 9/19/18 Thurs. 9/20/18 Fri. 9/21/18
No Meals Today Banana Split Oatmeal, Yogurt, Wheat Toast Pan Roasted Chicken & Veggie's, Garlic Toast, Fruit, Dessert Tater Tot Casserole w/ veggie's, Dinner Roll, Fruit Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Fruit, Pudding
Mon. 9/24/18 Tues. 9/25/18 Wed. 9/26/18 Thurs. 9/27/18 Fri. 9/28/18
No Meals Today Sausage Gravy over Biscuits, Sausage Patty, Hard Boiled Egg, Fruit Pasta Salad w/ veggies, Turkey & Cheese Slidder, Fruit, Jell-o White Chicken Chili, Dinner Roll, Fruit, Dessert Native American Day ~ Senior Center Closed