The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has partnered with United Healthcare to open Homewood Senior Center and Aquatic Program.

The groups held an open house on Jan. 22 to introduce area seniors to the facility.

The Homewood Civic Association donated the building at 3653 Granada Drive to the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging in 2008, and in 2013, the agency made significant renovations to the pools.

The partnership allows United Healthcare to create programs with a senior wellness and prevention focus in mind, the release said.

In addition to providing a daily hot meal to seniors 60 and older, the site also will provide aquatic therapy, recreation, water safety education and swimming lessons for seniors.

The Homewood Aquatic Center is also available for event rentals. For information, call (225) 923-8000.

“The Council on Aging is thankful for the support we have received from our corporate partner, United Healthcare,” said Tasha Clark-Amar, East Baton Rouge Council on Aging chief executive officer. “Together we can provide a program that will help our seniors improve their mobility and help increase their quality of life.”

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization serving the senior population of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Annually, the agency delivers 125,000 meals through its Meals on Wheels Program and more than 85,000 meals to seniors through its senior centers and meal sites, the release said.