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Ouachita Council on Aging / Ouachita Council on Aging

Aging is a natural and a normal process.  Unfortunately, our society has a negative stereotype of aging.  The words “old” or “elderly” have a negative connotation for most people.   Education is the key to dispelling myths and removing stereotypes about aging.

Jay Curtis / KEDM

Over 500,000 Americans are homeless and 1.5 million have used transitional housing in the last year. 90.3 KEDM Public radio dove into the issues surrounding the problems homeless people experience at Policy and a Pint. 

Our expert panel  answered your questions on November 27 at Miletello's Sports City Grill in West Monroe.  


ULM Pharmacy School Hosts Medicare Enrollment Event

Oct 29, 2018

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy will host an event for helping seniors with Medicare enrollment questions on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1 to 5 p.m.  

Medicare Part D is the prescription drug benefit for people on Medicare

The annual enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans is October 15 through December 7 every year. Although a person’s medications may not change, the plans change every year.

ULM Homecoming: Soar with Pride

Oct 17, 2018
Melissa Kiper / ULM Alumni Association

University of Louisiana Monroe Homecoming is October 16-20. The 2018 theme is "Soar with Pride."

"There are a lot of things going on for our students around campus, but as far as the community and alumni are involved, we want to bring you back on campus this week as well," says Melissa Kiper, director of Alumni Affairs.

Some highlights of Homecoming Week include:

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The announcement was made Wednesday, August 22, at the Louisiana Board of Regents meeting.

According to Dr. Ken Alford, the interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, faculty and University leaders have been working for many years to achieve this goal.

When asked what it means for rural health to have a physical therapy school at ULM, Alford was confident in the opportunity it will bring to the community.

Sense of Place Deepened with Herons on the Bayou

Sep 28, 2018
NELA Arts Council

The Herons on the Bayou Project, as announced by Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Louisiana Monroe and creative mind behind the project, Brooke Foy, will be the largest, most widespread public art project to come to the area. 

With help from the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Delta Regional Authority, The Monroe - West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau, ULM and many more, the brand new public art project is set to come to Ouachita and surrounding parishes sometime next year.

Cory Crowe / KEDM
Miller-Roy building in dowtown Monroe PRESTON LAUTERBACH / PRESTONLAUTERBACH.COM

Downtown areas sometimes struggle without a strong business base. Bill Roark is a long time commercial real estate broker. He knows what it takes to attract business and devolopment in downtown areas. Roark thinks there must be a "Uniqueness" to hook  people into using downtown areas.  KEDM Policy and a Pint: A Rebirth on the River will tackle downtown redevelopment  with an expert panel that will answer audience questions.


The University of Louisiana at Monroe will host a groundbreaking ceremony today for the anticipated Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), to be located on the ULM campus. The site is located in Heritage Park between the Laird Weems Center and the president’s home, Bon Aire.

Special guest Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in the groundbreaking with ULM and VCOM representatives, elected officials and area leaders. Afterward, a reception will be held at Bayou Pointe Student Event Center.

 The public is invited to the groundbreaking and the reception.

Cory Crowe / KEDM

Caleb Evans threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns and scored the game-winner late on the ground and FBS Louisiana-Monroe avoided an upset bid against FCS Southeastern Louisiana 34-31 Thursday night.