Fair Grounds to Assist Seniors in Rebuilding Effort

(edited Fair Grounds release)
Fair Grounds Race Course, in conjunction with the New Orleans Council on Aging, Lowe’s and the City of New Orleans,  announced the launch of a program to assist local senior citizens in rebuilding their homes July 18.

The program is named HONOR – Helping Older New Orleanians Rebuild – and is funded exclusively by the donations of Churchill Downs Inc. employees following Hurricane Katrina.

“We are excited about the unveiling of our new program with the city, the Council on Aging and Lowe’s,” said Fair Grounds president Randall Soth. “While we have been fortunate to get Fair Grounds and many of our off-track betting locations re-opened following Hurricane Katrina, many of our neighbors, especially the senior citizens who have been a part of our community for generations, have not been able to complete their return home.”

The first priorities for applicants will be those with the greatest needs and those living nearest Fair Grounds.

To apply for the HONOR program, visit the Council on Aging office at 2475 Canal St., or call (504) 821-4121 for more information.

In addition to the launch of the HONOR program, Fair Grounds has made a donation to the Council on Aging’s National Family Caregiver Support Program, which provides supportive services to family caregivers, including adult day health care, in-home respite and personal care assistance.

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