Parish Council to develop new Council on Aging facility in Maringouin

Andrew Green
Signing the paperwork of the donation of land from Maringouin for the Maringouin Council on Aging facility by President Ourso, Chairman Jewell, Mayor Demi Vorise of Maringouin, and Alderman Clarence Wiley of Maringouin.

Maringouin Mayor Demi Vorise and the Town Council recently voted to donate a tract of land, about one and a half acres, to Iberville Parish for the location of a new Council on Aging facility.

This decision came after leaders in north Iberville and Parish Council and Parish President Ourso decided to provide the northern portion of Iberville Parish with a new facility due to issues with the structure of the current Council on Aging facility.

The current facility was used for a Head Start program in the past, according to Iberville Parish Chief Administrative Officer Edward “Lucky” Songy, and is located between the Town of Maringouin and the Village of Rosedale.

Construction will begin on the state of the art modern facility this year and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.  The facility will cost about one million dollars.

“This is a good thing the parish and the town can get done for the betterment of the parish,” Songy said.  “It is great to be able to provide services to our senior citizens.”

Songy explained participation in senior services is on the rise recently and groups frequently take bus trips to events and take full advantage of the facilities provided by the parish.

“This building will serve their needs well,” he said.