BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud) — East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has decided to postpone the grand opening of The Lotus Center due to state mandated coronavirus restrictions.

The Lotus Center is an initiative to bring community seniors a state of the art adult activity center designed with cognitive and physical enhancement activities. The facility is equipped with features such as the Lotus Food Pantry, The Lotus Lab, a fully-equipped cardio room and a multi-purpose space.

The grand opening was schedule for Dec. 2, however EBRCOA decided to reschedule the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening, citing Governor John Bel Edward’s reversion to a modified Phase 2.

The new opening date has not yet been announced.


Since 1973, East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has served seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish through a variety of nutritional and social services. The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is mandated by the Older Americans Act, to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in the local community with the goal of keeping seniors living independently in their own homes. Senior Centers are an excellent way to break social isolation by engaging seniors with their community, in a safe and enriching environment.