East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to begin delivering a two-week supply of meals to over 3,000 area seniors

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The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is changing organizational operations and discontinuing drive-thru meals at their area senior centers. EBRCOA will transition to home delivery of meals to all senior participants.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is very fluid. We will continue to modify operations, as needed, in order to provide our seniors with the most update information while continuing to provide services. Although our response plan remains fluid, our focus on lowering the chance of transmission of COVID-19 among the seniors has not. This remains our top priority,” said Tasha Clark-Amar, chief executive officer of EBRCOA.

EBRCOA will be providing 2 week supply home delivery to 1,970 Meals on Wheels senior participants and 1,265 senior center participants. The supply will include meats, bread, fruits and snacks. In total, EBRCOA will deliver 45,290 meals according to the organization.

The EBRCOA is urging seniors to adhere to CDC guidelines on gathering and social distancing.

“The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all seniors across the parish during this pandemic. We strongly advise everyone to pay close attention to the advisories and warnings being given by national and local governmental officials, ” a recent EBRCOA statement said. “Additionally, please be reminded to follow the proper procedures to sanitize and disinfect shared surfaces, as well as to continue wash your hands frequently.”

For more information, call the EBRCOA at 225-923-8000.

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