Gubernatorial hopefuls address COA concerns _lowres

Photo provided by Brenda Gardner -- East Feliciana Council on Aging staff, board members and seniors attended the 2015 Gubernatorial Forum on Aug. 7 in Baton Rouge. Gathering for the luncheon, from left, are Nancy Covington, Don Reason, Charlene Reason and Patricia Luttrull.

East Feliciana Council on Aging’s director, board members and seniors attended the 2015 Gubernatorial Forum on Aug. 7 in Baton Rouge.

Sponsored by the Louisiana Aging Network and the Louisiana Councils on Aging Directors Association, the forum allowed more than 400 seniors to listen to three of the candidates for governor: Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and state Rep. John Bel Edwards.

The candidates answered questions and shared with guests their plans, concerns and perspectives on the growing senior population in Louisiana.