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Senior Skip Day brings live music, health screenings, and over 50 vendors to River Center

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) announced its third annual Senior Skip Day and Healthcare Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at the Raising Cane’s River Center in downtown Baton Rouge.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Council on Aging says it’s a chance for all seniors to “skip” a day at the senior center and come together to fellowship instead.

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.

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