West Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Council offers a broad range of programs, under the provisions of a state charter which was issued in May of 1972, as a private, non-profit organization that provides social services for socially and economically needy, low-income, minority, handicapped, disabled, and/or at risk elderly residents of West Baton Rouge Parish. WBRCOA receives federal, state and local funds and donations to provide various services.
WBRCOA primary purpose is to be a community focal point where older persons can receive services and participate in activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with, the community. WBRCOA provides activities that reflect the experience and skills of our elderly citizens and respond to their diverse needs and interests.
OBJECTIVES & GOALS
West Baton Rouge Council on Aging and Senior Centers strives to provide the following according to Federal, State and Local Funding:
*Self-sufficiency of the elderly through nutrition, homemaker, and transportation services.
*Prevent neglect, abuse, or exploitations of the elderly.
*Provide for, or access to, community or home based care to prevent premature institutionalization.
*Matching the wide variety of individual needs with appropriate community resources and assisting them in gaining access to needed services.
*Recreation for Elderly to prevent loneliness, and depression, and also to keep them outgoing and mentally alert.
*Weekly lunch programs to provide for minimum daily nutritional requirements needed.