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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Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Advisory Council

Function of the Advisory Council 
  • The Advisory Council was established and serves in accordance with Section 1321.93 Pg. 21156, Vol. 45, No. 63 Monday May 31, 1980 of the federal Register with duties outlined in Section 1321.97, Vol. 45, No. 63.
  • The function of the Advisory Council is to develop and administer the area plan, conduct public hearings, represent the interests of older person and review and comment on all community policies, programs and actions which affect older persons. 
  • Members on this Advisory Council represent older persons and include older persons with greatest economic and social needs, local elected officials and the general public. 
  • They meet on a (bi-monthly) basis.
Council Members 2015 to 2016:
  • Mr. Dave Holtz
  • Ms. Sylvia Barial
  • Ms. Ann Byerly
  • Ms. Emelda Paul
  • Ms. Lisa Plauche
  • Commissioner Earline Roth
  • Ms. Liljosie Thompkins
  • Ms. Ginger Van Wart
  • Ms. Tydell Whitfield
Meetings:
  • Location: 2475 Canal St., Ste. 400 New Orleans at 10:00 a.m.
  • 2016 Dates
  • February 9th
  • April 12th
  • June  9th (Annual Meeting)
  • August 9th
  • October 14th
  • December 13th (Holiday Potluck)
More Information:
The Advisory Council recruits those interested in older adult services in Orleans parish. For more information, please contact DIrector of Social Services at (504) 821-4121 ext. 105