Senior Spirit was founded in June of 2008 as a 5-person committee to steer the activities of senior citizens in West Baton Rouge Parish. Founders Babs Babin and Lucy Landry worked with Joey Normand (then Brusly Mayor), Anatole Vincent (Director of WBR Parks and Recreation), and Fr. Matt Dupre (then pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly) to arrange for meeting space, funding, and general organizational support.
As Senior Spirit evolved, Anatole Vincent, through the West Baton Rouge Parish Council, helped Babs and Lucy by providing advice, a building, and funding. Current Brusly Mayor Scot Rhodes and current St John the Baptist pastor Fr. Matt Lorrain continue to support the organization. Today Senior Spirit has over 300 members from West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes.
Senior Spirit is a group of 300 active seniors (age 50+) in West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes who enjoy traveling, walking, dancing, dining, birdwatching, and biking together. Weekly activities include aerobics, weights, quilting, card games, and cornhole. Senior Spirit also organizes periodic bus trips for its members to visit areas across Louisiana and the southern United States.
WBR Senior Center: 235 Elaine Street, Brusly, LA 70719
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