Terrytown GoldenAgers Senior Center Grand Opening
Community members and elected officials recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the Terrytown Golden Age Center. The 3,900-square-foot facility, which cost just over $1 million, was funded by the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department and gaming revenue received from Boomtown Casino. The center includes several improvements and upgrades, including Americans with Disabilities Act compliancy, a 12-foot ceiling in the main area, an upgraded kitchen, new bingo boards, additional storage, a covered drop off, automatic doors on the front entrance and six handicapped parking spots.
Body Quest in Jefferson Parish Schools
The Jefferson Parish office of the LSU Ag Center teaches 15-week classes in elementary schools as part of the new Body Quest initiative. In this video, our own Karen Marie uses interactive, colorful and anime'-style materials to promote fruits, vegetables, and general health while Weekly Warrior Tastings encourage kids to taste a variety of crunchy and colorful produce. Body Quest furthers technology through nutrition education to our future digital workforce while at the same time, empowering youth to make new, positive and healthier habits.