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his Annual Report for FY 2016-2017 demonstrates the resilience and dedication of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to provide for the needs of seniors in our parish. To the members of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, financial supporters, volunteers and the general public, your kindness and support during the year is appreciated. We would especially like to thank the countless number of friends and tireless advocates that rallied for our agency during our successful campaign for a millage. In addition, we cannot forget the numerous donors and volunteers that gave selflessly during the Flood of 2016; our seniors and our agency appreciate your commitment to the lives of the elderly. The impact our agency has had on seniors and their families in 2016 is tangible. After reading this report, which is only a snapshot of the work we perform daily, reflect upon the impact we have had across the region of East Baton Rouge Parish, (Central, Baker, Zachary). It is our goal that in the 2017-2018 fiscal year you will see an even bigger Council on Aging: serving additional seniors, opening new centers and eliminating the waiting lists of those needing meals. Our agency remains committed to our mission of “Supporting Independence – Serving Seniors.” We strive to maintain transparency and accountability with the resources the voters have entrusted to us. We invite you to get involved. Volunteer in one of our senior centers across the parish. Stand with us as we continue to improve the lives of seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish.
table oF contents Board of Directors Goals/Objectives Fiscal Report Food/Nutrition Program/Activities Millage Implementation
New Programs Information & Assistance EBRCOA Responds “The Great Flood” Recovery Mental /Emotional Support Sponsors /Community Partners Staff Trainings
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