Press Releases

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to Host the Fifth Annual Taste of Baton Rouge & Second Senior Lifestyle Expo

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (10/08/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is thrilled to host two fun filled days of events for seniors! The festivities kick off with the Fifth Annual Taste of Baton Rouge this Thursday, October10th at the Raising Cane’s River Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. The event, themed “Living Life Like It’s Golden”, is presented by the Senior Advisory Board of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Announces Groundbreaking of The Lotus Center

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (08/09/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is excited to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony of The Lotus Center at 1701 Main Street on Thursday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m. Having outgrown their current facility at 5790 Florida Blvd, which has been home of the main senior center for nearly twenty years, The Lotus Center is the proposed replacement facility.

Congressman Garret Graves Joins East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels For Deliveries

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (08/08/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is excited to announce that on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Congressman Garret Graves will deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish, to highlight the vital importance of protecting and increasing federal funding for programs, such as the Older American Act (OAA)

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Wins Bronze in Inaugural Zonar All Star Customer Awards

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (07/25/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announced its Lotus Rides Transportation Program won the Bronze award in the First Zonar All Star Awards program. Lotus Rides launched on June 17, 2019. Operational a little over one month, the program has flourished and has been well received by the community. Lotus Rides was created to further address East Baton Rouge Parish’s need for reliable transportation for our seniors

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Co-Host Roof Reset Application Assistance Day

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (06/24/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, in partnership with Build Baton Rouge, will co-host Roof Reset Application Assistance Days on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the EBRCOA Capital City Event Center (6955 Florida Blvd.). To receive assistance, the applicant must be 60 years old or older and a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Begins Annual “Beat the Heat” Fan & Air Conditioner Distribution

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/29/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announced today that it would begin the distribution of fans and air conditioner units as part of its Annual “Beat the Heat” Fan & Air Conditioner Distribution. Due to record-breaking heat and high temperatures, EBRCOA is providing a Fan or an Air Conditioner to qualified seniors. The agency criteria will determine who will receive the donated items.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Closed Friday, May 10 Due to Severe Rain and Flooding

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (05/09/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announced today that due to severe rain and flooding in our area all EBR Council on Aging Senior Center locations and Lotus Pantry will be closed on Friday, May 10 2019. The agency advises all seniors to stay off the roads and stay tuned to local news for any news alerts or changes regarding site-re-openings. The agency will continue to provide essential meals to Meals on Wheels seniors. The agency advises for any medical emergencies to call 9-1-1.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Purchases the Gus Young Fire Station

Baton Rouge, LA.- February 28, 2019 – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is proud to announce the agency purchased the Gus Young Fire Station located at 3820 Gus Young Avenue. The property will be the site of EBRCOA’s Intergenerational Center and used to promote the “Age-Less” Program. The mission of the “Age-Less” Program is to bring both seniors and youth of the community together for various activities or programs that increase cooperation and interaction between two generations.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to Host Medicare Informational

Baton Rouge, LA.- February 18, 2019 – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA), in partnership with the Louisiana Health Insurance Information Program (LA-SHIIP), and the Social Security Administration, will host a free Medicare Brunch and Learn for all seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish age 60 and over, on Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the EBRCOA Capital City Event Center located at 6955 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge.

Government Accountability Office Visit East Baton Rouge Council on Aging

Baton Rouge, LA.- February 5, 2019 – The East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging will receive a visit from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), February 6 and 7. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for congress to help the government save money and work more efficiently by examining how taxpayer dollars are spent. The GAO was commissioned by congress to examine the Council on Aging based on its successful nutrition program for older adults.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Re-Opens Antioch Senior Center

Baton Rouge, L.A. – January 10, 2019 — The East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging is excited to announce the grand re-opening of the Antioch Park Senior Center. Having outgrown the current facility in less than a month, the new Antioch Senior Center will be newer, bigger and better to equip this vast growing location.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Announces Groundbreaking of The Lotus Center

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (08/09/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is excited to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony of The Lotus Center at 1701 Main Street on Thursday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m. Having outgrown their current facility at 5790 Florida Blvd, which has been home of the main senior center for nearly twenty years, The Lotus Center is the proposed replacement facility.

Congressman Garret Graves Joins East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels For Deliveries

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (08/08/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is excited to announce that on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Congressman Garret Graves will deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish, to highlight the vital importance of protecting and increasing federal funding for programs, such as the Older American Act (OAA).

Congressman Garret Graves Joins East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels For Deliveries

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (08/08/2019) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is excited to announce that on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Congressman Garret Graves will deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish, to highlight the vital importance of protecting and increasing federal funding for programs, such as the Older American Act (OAA).

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