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Run-down Earl K. Long Medical Center site gets new owner; see plans for what it could become

BATON ROUGE, LA (The Advocate) -The East Baton Rouge Housing Authority announced Friday it has acquired the former Earl K. Long Medical Center site from Louisiana State University, and plans to convert the abandoned space into a mixed-use development with senior housing and retail.

The first phase of North Park will also include an East Baton Rouge Parish library branch, a BREC neighborhood park, a YWCA Head Start center, an East Baton Rouge Council on Aging space and a CareSouth clinic.

Elderly citizens in Baton Rouge get new air-conditioning units

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Seniors in Baton Rouge have been surprised with a special gift from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.

After continuous high-temperature days, Mayor Broome, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, and the Capital Area United Way have collectively donated 50 air conditioning units, thanks to Nucor Steel Louisiana. Additional units are being taken to Council on Aging agencies around Baton Rouge.

AC units donated to seniors in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Fifty air conditioning units will be provided for seniors in EBR in response to high temperatures, officials said.

South Louisiana has experienced several weeks of high temperatures, with the heat index rising above 100 degrees, posing health risks to the elderly, officials added.

AC Units Donated to Seniors in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA – July 21, 2023 – In response to the prolonged period of high temperatures, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome partnered with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging and Capital Area United Way, to provide 50 air-conditioning units for seniors in EBR, thanks to a donation by Nucor Steel Louisiana. Additional air conditioning units are being provided to Council on Aging agencies in surrounding communities, including St. James Parish where Nucor Steel Louisiana is located.

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