Councils on Aging testify on proposed cuts to senior centers

By Justin DiCharia

BATON ROUGE — Currently, and since 1984, Louisiana spends about 20 cents a month on each one of its senior citizens, about $1,000 less than what the state spends on a prisoner in the same time period.

A handful of parish directors for the Councils on Aging testified before a Senate Finance Committee Friday on the effects that a $3.5 million cut to its supplemental funding will have on senior centers in different parts of the state.

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