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The third quarter for this year has come to a close and there are some good figures for this period. The management of the Council On Aging for Washington Parish is led by Nancy McBeth, director; Caroline Stewart, Assistant Director and Clarnetta Arrington, Transportation Director, and a 15 member Board of Directors with Hoyt Boyd, Chairperson. There are 12 drivers and 45 employees that complete the work group.

The four Senior Centers, located in Franklinton, Pine, Angie and Bogalusa, provided 302 seniors with 11,768 meals during the Monday through Friday dinners and 21,719 meals to 311 families through the home dellivered meal program.

Many other services were available to our senior citizens, such as home repair for four families; help for 2,874 people with the homemaker service, and transportation for 4,649 people.

Medication management, nutrition education, recreation, utility assistance, wellness assistance, and an exercise program are just some of the other benefits available at the centers.

In addition, one of the main benefits of the agencies is providing a place for elderly people. The meals are great, but many would come just to be able to visit and meet friends from days gone by. Everyone becomes a part of the agency they visit and become like a family group, something seniors really need.

McBeth has assembled a coordinated group of dedicated employees who supply much-needed services for our seniors, all with a caring attitude. Thanks are in order for the work of the main offices in Baton Rouge and the state and local governments that continue to furnish the funds that provide the services seniors enjoy.

By Bill Woodward

You can call us at

Public Transit
(985) 732-6868
(985) 732-6671

Council on Aging
(985) 839-4535

or eMail us at washcoa@bellsouth.net


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