In order to achieve our stated mission, the West End Senior Center provides a number of enjoyable and helpful services to the community and senior population in Buhl. Among them are:
Made Fresh in the WESC kitchen every day
A fitness program designed specifically for older adults
Locally grown and as fresh as it comes
Breathing life back into unwanted items
Tuesdays and Thursdays, the quilting ladies meet from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Would you like to have your family heirloom or new project hand-quilted? Joan, Betty, Jean, Eileen, Matilda, Ruth and Helen would love to help you with your special requests. Call the center at (208) 543-4577 or email email@example.com for more information.
Bus transportation is available Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday of each week for seniors to come to the center for lunch. Monthly Jackpot trips are scheduled the third Wednesday. Occasional pleasure trips include: Christmas lights tour, Glenns Ferry Dinner and Theatre, Oakley Theatre and others.
Vernal Sheen, the center's bus driver, has been driving the bus since 2002.
Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program (SCP) is part of Senior Corps, a network of national service programs that provides older Americans with the opportunity to apply their life experiences to meeting community needs.
Senior Companions serve one-on-one with the frail elderly and other homebound persons who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They assist with grocery shopping, bill paying, and transportation to medical appointments, and they alert doctors and family members to potential problems.
Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers. Because of the program, elderly persons are able to remain independent in their homes.
The Senior Companions of the West End Senior Center are: Shirley Roberts, Irene Hays and Robert Isabelle. If you are interested in becoming a Senior Companion, contact the CSI Office of Aging at (208) 736-2122 and inquire about eligibility and benefits.
For more information about the CSI Office on Aging, including the services they provide to area seniors, visit the CSI Office on Aging website.