The West Baton Rouge Council on Aging and Senior Center is designed to provide services to assist older adults, age 60 and over, with remaining and living independently in their homes. These services are provided for those who reside in West Baton Rouge Parish only.
Our Senior Center is NOW OPEN
Tuesday-Friday 8:30am -1:30am
Give us a call if there are any questions or concerns at (225)383-0638 .
Join In & Take Advantage of the Great Benefits of Socialization
"The importance of social interaction, for older adults especially, is massive. "
*Social interaction benefit #1: Improves mental health
When we’re socially engaged, we’re less likely to fall victim to mental illnesses, like depression.
Social interaction benefit #2: Improves physical health
There are so many physical benefits to your health that come with being socially engaged of which includes to: Lower blood pressure and potentially reduce risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
*Social interaction benefit #3. Improves brain health
We tend to have higher levels of cognitive function with increased social interaction.
*Social interaction benefit #4. Gives you access to personal care and assistance
Your community, whether paid assistance, family members or friends, can help you with your personal care. There are people that assist with mobility, errands and doctor’s appointments.
*Social interaction benefit #5. Increases your growth and learning
Growth and learning are two things that greatly contribute to your brain health and your sense of fulfillment… and they can also contribute to your level of social interaction.