Press Releases

March 5, 2021

EBRCOA Begins Weekly Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, March 10th

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (3/5/2021) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is excited to announce the start of a weekly pop-up vaccination clinic every Wednesday and Thursday at The EBRCOA Lotus Center 1701 Main Street, 70802 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The weekly clinic will start Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
January 19, 2021

EBRCOA Cancels Vaccine Drive-Thru Distribution Event in Zachary

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (1/19/2021) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is devastated to announce the cancelation of the Southeast Community Health System’s COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Distribution Event previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th at 9:00 a.m. at their Zachary Senior Center located at 3541 Highway 19, Baton Rouge, LA 70791.
January 10, 2021

EBRCOA Facilitates COVID-19 Vaccines to Seniors Ages 70 and Older

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (01/10/2021) – Team EBRCOA is excited to announce our new amazing community partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the City of Baton Rouge, and Albertsons Companies to host a Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for seniors ages 70 and older at the EBRCOA downtown Lotus Senior Center at 1701 Main Street. The clinic will be Tuesday, January 12th thru Thursday, January 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 29, 2020

EBRCOA COVID-19 Return to Work Plan

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (11/29/2020) – As Governor John Bel Edwards announced on November 24, 2020, there has been an aggressive surge in COVID-19 in our area and the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has positioned its operations to return to Phase II. Phase II operations will consist of providing all staff with a “COVID-19 Return to Work Plan” which outlines that essential employees will return to the office beginning Monday, November 30th.
November 16, 2020

EBRCOA Closure Due to Increase in COVID-19 Cases

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (11/29/2020) – EBRCOA will temporarily close all offices and facilities at the close of business Tuesday, November 17th. We plan to reopen on Monday, November 30th. The closure is an act of safety and precaution to prevent COVID-19 exposure and spread. During the closure, we encourage seniors to review our virtual activities on website, YouTube page and Facebook page.
November 11, 2020

EBRCOA Provides Seniors Thanksgiving Dinners & Frozen Turkeys

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (11/11/2020) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is hosting two (2) events to ensure the seniors of EBR Parish have a festive Thanksgiving and a great holiday meal! The purpose of these events are to combat senior hunger and provide the aging population of this parish the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal that many may not be privy to during this holiday season due to finances, health issues, or the current pandemic.
June 11, 2020

Lotus Village Receives $10 million in PRIME Funding

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/13/2020) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is thrilled to announce that their Lotus Village senior housing development has been approved for $10 million in Piggyback Resilient Mixed-Income (PRIME) funding. The Lotus Village is a planned residential rental home facility designed exclusively for the senior population of EBR Parish.
June 7, 2020

Senior Center Drive-Thru Closed Monday, June 8th

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/13/2020) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) announces that due to the threat of Tropical Storm Cristobal and in coordination with the office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, all senior center locations and agency offices will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2020, out of an abundance of caution.
June 6, 2020

Message from our CEO

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (06/06/2020) – As the Chief Executive Officer of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, I have the privilege everyday to touch the lives of those aged 60 and older through a variety of programming and services. The work we do is paramount to improving and enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens, but it also improves the quality of life for all of East Baton Rouge Parish.
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