West Towne Assisted Living breaks ground

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From left to right: Parish President Riley “PeeWee” Berthelot, site operators Gerard LaCour, Andrew LaCour, Dipesh Patel, and Hampton Obier with Restic Companies.

PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – Developers and parish officials broke ground on the first assisted living facility south of the Intracoastal Waterway Friday, July 31. 

West Town Assisted Living will be a 73-bed facility with an on-site wellness and rehabilitation center. It is located on La. Hwy. 1 in Port Allen next door to Casa Loma Plaza. 

The assisted living community will fill a need for senior citizens in West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee Parishes.

“This brand new community will provide state of the art facilities and a place for seniors to receive care that will empower them to live independently and better than ever before,” Laura Obier said. Obier served as the real estate agent for the land transaction. 

The site is being developed by Restic Companies with architecture by Fusion BCB.

West Towne Assisted Living will be operated by Gerard Lacour, who operates the LaCour House Assisted Living Community in New Roads. 

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.