SENIOR LIVING

Morehouse parish Council on Aging

Morehouse Parish offers many services to support senior living. The smaller size of the community is attractive to independent seniors who still drive automobiles and shop. The Council on Aging at 821 Washburn, provides well balanced meals at a very reasonable cost Monday through Friday. Delivered meals are also available as well as many in home services to provide for residents to remain and live in their homes. A fitness center is available to promote wellness and exercise. For information of services available call 318-283-0845.

Assisted Living in Bastrop

Other options are available including apartments in the Historic Bastrop High School which was recently renovated into 1 and 2 bedroom units and provides independence with a community atmosphere. There are a number of assisted living centers that offer more services at reasonable rates. There are also four extended care facilities in Bastrop and Mer Rouge which allow patients to remain near family and friends.

RETIRING IN MOREHOUSE PARISH

The quality of life and modest living costs in Morehouse Parish make it a fine place in which to retire, whether it is on the water or on some of the thousands of undeveloped acreage. Why not take advantage of what the parish offers retirees:

  • 20 miles to Monroe, a major metro area
  • 20 minutes to Interstate-20
  • 25 minutes to a regional airport
  • Low property taxes
  • A moderate climate
  • Activities such as hunting, fishing, golfing, and historical parks and other sites.
  • 7 hospitals and other medical care in the region including numerous specialists
  • Close proximity to shopping including Simmon’s a major sportsman’s store in Bastrop

The state of Louisiana has consistently maintained a very high “retiree friendly” rating among the states in Bloomberg’s Personal Finance Magazine. Morehouse Parish fairs well in comparison to similar communities across the southeastern U.S. in terms of cost of living and amenities it offers to retirees. In 2000, 2001, and 2002 it ranked 2nd in "tax friendliness” for retirees and in 2000 and 2001 was ranked 8th and 7th in overall “wealth friendliness.

Recent News

MEDCO holds Annual meeting

The annual Morehouse Economic Development Corporation held it Annual Membership Meeting on September 30, 2020.…

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Nikolle Dodaj of Roma Italian Bistro named Small Business of 2019 at Annual Luncheon

The Annual MEDCO Membership Luncheon was held on October 16th at the Snyder Museum and…

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SouthStar Urgent Care Announces Opening

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Update on Bussey Brake Renovation Project

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INFORMATION

Capital One Bank Building
Suite A 101 South Franklin St.
Bastrop, Louisiana 71220

Office: 318-283-4000

Fax: 318-283-0651

morehouseedc@att.net

RECENT NEWS

Drax Biomass partners with Care and Hope Ministry to provide relief to Morehouse Parish flood victim

February 6, 2019

Bastrop, La.—Drax Biomass, one of the largest employers in Morehouse Parish, today donated $10,000 to Bastrop-based Care and…

MEDCO Promotes Parish at Home Expo

February 6, 2019

The MEDCO booth at the 2016 Home Expo on the weekend of February 20 & 21 promoted homes…

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