Area seniors citizens took part in an impromptu fashion show Oct. 24 at the Zachary Senior Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Zachary Senior Center Director Renee Johnson said seniors were treated to a lunch with pink foods followed by a turn on the runway in their “pinkest pink clothes.”

The center, an affiliate of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, serves meals Monday through Friday and offers art classes and crafts, educational workshops, games, health screenings, defensive driving classes, computer courses and other activities, Woods said.

“We host all kinds of events here like our ‘Pink Out’ day. We also host a harvest day event, a purple day and red day during other awareness months,” Johnson added.

The Zachary location of the Council on Aging, at 3541 La. 19, was renovated several years ago through a joint effort between the city of Zachary, Rotary Club of Zachary, and business owner and Zachary resident John Chaney, who also owns the space from which the senior center operates.

The groups paid to tint the windows to keep the main room of the center cool, helped with remodeling the bathroom and re-installed new flooring, Johnson said.

Since 1973, the Council on Aging has served the aging population of East Baton Rouge Parish, the Council on Aging’s website states.

In addition, COA offers seniors assistance with electricity bills, in-home care and provides information on nutrition and wellness.

For information about the Zachary Senior Center, call Johnson at (225) 286-4107.

For information about the EBR Council on Aging or other locations, visit

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was changed on Nov. 3, 2014, to correct Renee Johnson’s last name.