Press Releases

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.
May 22, 2020

Another Free Drive-Thru Food Pantry Open to All Local Seniors

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/13/2020) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is thrilled to announce the phase one reopening of our senior centers. Effective Wednesday, May 20th, 14 senior centers and feeding sites will reopen only for drive-thru meal pick up for congregate (hot) meal participants. Hot congregate meals will be available Monday thru Friday between 11am and 2pm. Seniors are directed to pick up meals from the center located closest to their homes.
May 19, 2020

Changes to Operations Amid Phase One Reopening

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/13/2020) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is thrilled to announce the phase one reopening of our senior centers. Effective Wednesday, May 20th, 14 senior centers and feeding sites will reopen only for drive-thru meal pick up for congregate (hot) meal participants. Hot congregate meals will be available Monday thru Friday between 11am and 2pm. Seniors are directed to pick up meals from the center located closest to their homes.
May 9, 2020

Free Drive-Thru Food Pantry Open to All Local Seniors

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/13/2020) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is elated to announce that their Drive-Thru Lotus Food Pantry will open Wednesday, May 13th from 11am to 2pm at their Antioch Senior Center located at 7140 Suite E Antioch Road. The drive thru food pantry is open to all senior residents in East Baton Rouge Parish. Usually, the Lotus Food Pantry only services EBRCOA senior clients who are food pantry recipients; however, on Wednesday any resident 60 years or older can take advantage of this service while supplies last.
March 16, 2020

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Changes Operations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (03/16/2020) – In an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of senior participants and our staff, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 we will be discontinuing the drive thru meal system at our senior centers. We will transition to home delivery of meals to all our senior participants. The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will be providing home delivered meals to 1,970 Meals On Wheels senior participants and 1,265 senior center participants. Each recipient will receive a 2-week supply of meals, including bread, fruit and snacks. In total, EBRCOA will be delivering 45,290 meals across East Baton Rouge Parish.
March 13, 2020

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (03/13/2020) – In an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of senior participants and staff, we will transition to limited operations because we realize that our services are critical to the well-being of our seniors. Effective Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, there will be no activities or congregating at our eighteen senior centers; instead Senior Center Site Coordinators will develop a drive-thru system at each site allowing senior participants to pick up a plated to-go lunch.
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