Future Goal & Initatives

Supporting the largest parish in the state of Louisiana, EBRCOA takes pride in providing care-based and wellness services to the increasing numbers of seniors residing in the parish of East Baton Rouge.

As such, there are numerous seniors waiting to receive home-based services such as Meals on Wheels, Personal Care and Homemaker Assistance.

Short Term:

  • EBRCOA aims to reduce the waiting lists for ALL programs (Meals on Wheels, Personal Care, Respite for Caregivers), serving more in-need seniors wishing to maintain their independence.
  • Renovation of Homewood Senior Center; updating the facility's pools in order to offer water-aerobics and other aquatic wellness programming.
  • Incorporation of comprehensive/multi-spectrum wellness plans for the aging population – "from food to feelings” – eating right and mental wellness.

Long Term:

  • Taking some of the agency's short term plans even further and expanding upon them, EBRCOA aims to completely eliminate its Meals on Wheels waiting list – serving the entire aging population of East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • As part of the agency's capital campaign, EBRCOA will begin renovating a number of its already-existing senior centers/meal sites and improving upon and expanding space; allowing for even MORE activities for a greater number of seniors looking to remain active and social (a vital component to EBRCOA's mission).
  • With the help of a strong volunteer force, and the resources produced via local community partnerships, EBRCOA aims to offer additional Meals on Wheels routes – reaching out to seniors residing in both impoverished areas as well isolated/rural corners of the parish.
  • Through varying funding sources, EBRCOA aims to diversify its income sources, thus paving a road to self-reliance and independence.

   

 

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