Ribbon Cuttings and Dedication Ceremony

The Lotus Village, The Lotus Headquarters,

& The Lotus Center

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) held their Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for The Lotus Village Community on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 965 North 18th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. The event celebrated the official opening of The Lotus Village Community, which is comprised of The Lotus Village Senior Living Complex (in partnership with Gulf Coast Housing Partnership), The Lotus Headquarters (and commercial kitchen), and The Lotus Senior Activity Center (and food pantry).

The dedication ceremony began at 9:30 am, and the ribbon cuttings followed a brief program. The Lotus Village Community is the first senior village in Louisiana as designated by the Village to Village Network (VTVN), and it is one of 400 senior villages recognized worldwide. The VTVN designation allows EBRCOA to provide supportive services and resources to assist village seniors in maintaining their independence in their homes and community.

The Lotus Village Senior Residential Complex is a 25-million-dollar community comprised of 116 low to moderate-income residential rental homes designed to meet the needs of seniors, including the need for affordable housing. The Lotus Headquarters is a new 25,000-square-foot administrative building fully equipped with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, which will empower the agency to meet the growing demand for programs such as Meal on Wheels and Daily Congregate Meals served at its 21 senior centers and nutritional sites.

The Lotus Senior Center is a state-of-the-art adult activity center designed with cognitive and physical enhancement activities. The facility is equipped with features such as the Lotus Food Pantry, The Lotus Computer Lab, a fully-equipped geriatric cardio room, and a multi-purpose space. The three facilities, with a compilation of nearly 36 million dollars of mixed investments, are located in Baton Rouge’s historical Suburb Gracie neighborhood and will transform a disinvested neighborhood and area into a mixed-use community that will attract seniors and new commerce.

Lotus Village Facts:

  • First Senior Village Senior Living Complex in Lousiana designated by the Village to Village Network
  • 1 of 400 senior villages worldwide
  • Certified as IBHC Fortified Silver Through Green Communities
    • An extra layer of protection from severe weather
    • Impact-resistant windows, doors, roofs, and physical reinforcements

The Lotus Headquarters Facts:

  • 25,000-square-foot administrative headquarters
  • State-of-the-art commercial kitchen
  • Equipped for emergency response

The Lotus Center Facts:

  • Full service 16,500 square feet adult activity center
  • Lotus Food Pantry full-size stocked mini store
  • Fully equipped geriatric cardio fitness center

The Lotus Village and The Lotus Headquarters – as part of our visionary CEO Tasha Clark-Amar’s plan for EBRCOA’s future. Relive the excitement on our Facebook page now!


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