Mission
The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) exists to protect the rights, promote the well being, and enhance the self-esteem of New Orleans elderly by generating opportunities for self-reliance and independence.

The New Orleans Council on Aging is a private, non-profit corporation which serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Orleans Parish. The agency is responsible for insuring that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, and nutritional services are provided to persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans.

For questions about services provided by the New Orleans Council on Aging and other agencies, call 504-821-4121 or email us at administration@nocoa.org.

The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) is not a department of the City of New Orleans.


Glossary of Acronyms

AAA - Area Agency on Aging, also referred to as Area Agency

ADRC - Aging and Disability Resource Center

ALF - Assisted Living Facility

ADI - Alzheimer's Disease Initiative

AOA - Administration on Aging within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EDA - Elderly and Disabled Waiver

GOEA - Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

HHS - United States Department of Health and Human Services.

ICP - Institutional Care Program

OAA - Older Americans Act.

LPCS - Long-term Personal Care Services

PSA - Planning and Service Area

SSI - Supplemental Security Income Program

 

 


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ADRC/SeniorRx

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is part of Louisiana Answers administered at the New Orleans Council on Aging. ADRC staff provide free services and referrals to programs that can help individuals with their unmet needs, and offers assistance with Medicaid and Medicare information, enrollment, and counseling. This program serves the parishes of Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard. If you are a member of the following group and have questions about long-term care planning, living with a disability, or paying for medications, ADRC has answers.
  • Older Adults
  • Adults with disabilities 21 years of age or older
  • Caregivers of older adults or adults with disabilities
  • Anyone who is concerned about an older adult, an adult with a disability, or a caregiver
  • Anyone who counsels or provides services to older adults, adults with disabilities or caregivers
  • Any Medicare Beneficiary who needs assistance paying for their medications, including those in the Part D "donut hole"
  • Older adults or adults with disabilities who need help paying for their medications
ADRC The Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC) is a collaborative effort of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ADRCs serve as information portals for long-term supports and provide options counseling for older adults and people with disabilities. Sometimes referred to as a “one-stop shops” systems, ADRCs address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services, and supports. 

ADRC programs
  • detail the full range of health and social support options that are available
  • provide Medicare counseling and Part D selection assistance
  • provide guidance and help with the Prescription Assistance Program

For more information, please call (504) 827-7843 or toll free at 1-(888) 922-8522

SenioRx Program

  • Connects adults 21 years and older with free or discounted medication assistance
  • Provide services and referrals to programs that can help individuals with their unmet needs