BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) Beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, there will be no activities or congregating at the eighteen senior centers.
Instead Senior Center Site Coordinators will develop a drive-thru system at each site allowing senior participants to pick up a plated to-go lunch.
This drive-thru system will take place between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. We will provide two weeks supply of meals for our Meals on Wheels participants. Delivery will be arranged and scheduled by their respective drivers.
Furthermore, the organization will be suspending their Homemaker and Respite Services. In addition, Dumas House, the residential senior living center, will no longer accept visitors in order to protect our residents.
The transportation department “Lotus Rides” will be unavailable for pick-up services during this period of limited operations. In addition, the “Lotus Pantry” will be closed until March 30th .
In efforts to minimize the transmission risk of COVID-19 officials are taking all necessary precautions to protect the health of the seniors of this parish. Elderly service groups across the region have convened privately with discussions aimed at minimizing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to the elderly population.
“Protecting the seniors of the parish is our priority! Our response plan is focused on lowering the chance of transmission of COVID-19 among the most susceptible segment of the community while continuing to provide minimal services,” said Tasha Clark-Amar, Chief Executive Officer of EBRCOA.
For more information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 923-8000.