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Posted on: June 30, 2020

West Ouachita Senior Center receives grant to aid in senior adult services

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The West Ouachita Senior Center has received a Disaster Relief Grant from The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to aid in its Senior Adult and Community Supportive Services.

The Senior Center recently received a grant in the amount of $43,825 from The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to address the needs of senior citizens in the West Monroe area who have been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds will be used for mental health support of senior adults who are dealing with isolation due to COVID-19. The Senior Center will provide access to electronic tablets for connectivity, personal care bags to seniors with hygiene items, recreational supplies and individual exercise and medical equipment.

Grant funds will also be used to assist with food insecurity within the West Monroe community and to aid those residents who need assistance applying for unemployment, SNAP and Medicaid services.

To learn more about the services provided by the West Ouachita Senior Center, please call (318) 324-1280.

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