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1/26/2017 East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) Releases Plans for Improved and Expanded Senior Services
 
6/16/2014 For Immediate Release East Baton Rouge Council on Aging starts its Annual “Beat the Heat” Fan and Air Conditioner Drive.
 
1/29/2014 For Immediate Release East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to collect clothing and other needed items for displaced residents and seniors at Turner Plaza.
 
1/24/2014 For Immediate Release: East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Host the agency's Annual "Wheels for Meals" Car Raffle Purchase a $20 Raffle Ticket for a Chance to WIN a 2014 Chevy Camaro 2LT Convertible!
 
1/6/2014 For Immediate Release East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is making preparations for freezing temperatures. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (01/06/2014)
 
11/4/2013 For Immediate Release East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to host annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Dance at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana
 
10/28/2013For Immediate Release East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Board of Director’s to host “Taste of Baton Rouge” Fundraiser event with former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (10/28/2013) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (E
 
7/2/2013 For Immediate Release East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Distributes Fans collected through the Annual Fan and Air Conditioner Drive.
 
7/3/2012 EBRCOA's Quarterly Publication: 3rd Quarter 2012
 
6/29/2012 East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Hosts Closing Ceremony for 2012 Greater Baton Rouge Senior Olympics/District Games
 

On Friday, June 29, 2012, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) will hold the closing ceremony for the 2012 Greater Baton Rouge Senior Olympics/District Games at the BREC Ballroom (6201 Florida Blvd.) beginning at 10:30am.

5/9/2012 EBRCOA's Quarterly Publication: 2nd Quarter 2012
 
3/9/2012 East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Hosts 2012 Greater Baton Rouge Senior Olympics
 

March-June, aging athletes have numerous opportunities to qualify for the 2013 National Senior Games

1/26/2012 EBRCOA's Quarterly Publication: 1st Quarter 2012
 
3/10/2011 2011 Greater Baton Rouge District Games/Senior Olympics Opening Ceremony
 
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Hosts 2011 Opening Ceremony
3/22/2010 Centenarian Trent Lane Celebrates 100th Birthday at EBR Council on Aging Baker Senior Center
 

Trent Lane, a regular to the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging's (EBRCOA) Baker Senior Center (located at 3334 Jefferson Street), will be honored at a celebration commemorating his 100th birthday on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 11:00am till 5:00pm.

In the News
DateArticle
7/5/2012 The Advocate: "100-plus temperatures abnormally high for June"
 

The record heat has moved the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging into early action this year as the group moved up its annual box fan and window air conditioning unit drive.

The drive is usually done in August but the city-parish group will start handing out box fans and window units Wednesday to seniors who are in need, said Shontell LeBeouf, director of operations for the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging.

3/27/2012 Agency transfer needs law change
 
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget moves the governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs to the state health agency, but the state House budget chief noted Monday that a law change is needed first.
3/26/2012 WBRZ: At the Capitol
  "Don't mess up a good thing." 

More questions and concerns about the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs (GOEA) being moved to the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).
3/22/2012 2012 Mayors for Meals a success
 

Local officials braved the storm on Wednesday to help seniors in the Capitol City area get some much needed food.

It's all part of the "Meals for Mayors” program headed by Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to seniors who can't leave their homes and can't cook for themselves.

East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, along with other mayors from across the area, delivered more than 400 meals today. He said Meals on Wheels is a vital service for seniors.

"We're finding a lot of people who are in need, in need of food in particular,” stated Holden. "Meals on Wheels has virtually stepped up to the plate, like they always do and making it possible for our senior citizens to have a meal or meals for a month and that really adds to their nutrition."

The mayors of Zachary, Central and Baker also took part in the Meals on Wheels event today. More than 10,000 meals are delivered to needy seniors in the Baton Rouge area every year.

3/21/2012 Mayors to Deliver Meals to Area Seniors
  Mayor-President Kip Holden will be knocking on doors Wednesday, but he won’t be stumping for votes. Instead, Holden, along with mayors from…
2/9/2012 Council on Aging groups concerned over budget
 Seniors are concerned about Governor's Bobby Jindal's new $25.5 billion budget.
1/27/2012 EBRCOA Honors Lula Randolph on her 101st Birthday!
 

A Baton Rouge woman celebrates a milestone today.

Lula Randolph turned 101-years old today.

Dozens of her nieces, nephews, and family members helped her celebrate the big day.

Along with cake, gifts, there was lots of talk about the last century Randolph has lived through. We asked her if she ever though she'd see 101-years old.

"No indeed,” she said with a laugh. "But I got a lot to thank the good Lord for that.”

And that's her secret to living so long. She says just leave things to the Lord.

Happy Birthday!
 

1/22/2012 EBRCOA Hosts Unveiling Reception
 The East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging unveiled its new logo and website Friday at a ceremony in its senior center on Florida Boulevard.

Tasha Clark Amar, the agency’s executive director, has said she wants to "rebrand” the council, since its logo had remained unchanged since 1973.
1/18/2012 EBR Council on Aging to unveil new logo, website, vision
 At a reception Friday, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will reveal a complete rebranding of its logo, website and vision for serving the parish's seniors. The agency's recent rebranding initiative includes creating a more colorful logo, a condensed mission statement ("Supporting Independence—Serving Seniors") as well as a new, more user-friendly website.
12/14/2011Walmart Gives $120,000 to 10 Nonprofits on the Third Day of Holiday Facebook Campaign
 On the third day of its "12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $120,000 to 10 nonprofits that are caring for seniors. As part of its twelve consecutive days of giving, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to 145 organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
8/1/2011 Council head enacts changes
 Tasha Clark Amar has wasted no time making her presence felt as the new head of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. Since taking over as executive director July 1, Amar, 42, has embarked on a top-to-bottom reorganization of the nonprofit agency. - The Advocate article by Greg Garland

   

 

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