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Release Date: 07/13/2012

Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards Hosts Visit with President & CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Bl

Karyne Jones is the president and chief executive officer of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. (http://www.ncba-aged.org/). She is on schedule for a short visit to Baton Rouge on Wednesday, July 11, 2011. Ms. Jones itinerary while in the City will include meeting with small groups of seniors at the Delmont Service Center, the Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging, a stop by the Visit Baton Rouge office and tour of the newly opened Hooper Springs Senior Living Community prior to departure.

NCBA is the only national organization solely devoted to making minority aging services a national priority. Karyne leads NCBA in its efforts to deliver fair and affordable housing, employment services, and healthcare intervention programs for low income African Americans and other minority seniors. She also targets new business, partnerships and other opportunities to ensure organization's commitment toward minority aging.

Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards was recently elected to the Board of the NCBA's Housing Management Corporation for a three year term thru 2015. "What an honor to visit with a nationally recognized leader on matters pertaining to the minority aging process and dialogue about issues important to this segment of our society. We look forward to working with Ms. Jones and the NCBA to bring important awareness to public policy issues that help our senior citizens age gracefully and well," stated Councilwoman Edwards.