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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Community Services
The Director of Community Servies acts a community liaison by developing collaborative relationships with aging network partners, providers, and public advocates working to improve the lives of older adults. The director engages in outreach activities, media and public relations, community engagement, fund development, program development and implementation, senior center support, and coalition building. NOCOA continually works for forge new partneships and innovate programming with the goal of attaining a community-based system of care for older adults.

The
Elder Action Coalition (EAC) is a quarterly, networking forum made up of service providers to discuss issues and topics pertinent to the older adult population. The director moderates these meetings with the mission to advance understanding in the field of aging and inform the public about aging services. The Elder Action Coalition exists to leverage resources, share expertise and knowledge, strengthen the local aging infrastrucutre, and support older adults and caregivers in the community. The overarching goal is to improve the overall quality of life for senior citizens living in the metro New Orleans area. 
 
For more information about NOCOA programs and services or to request assistance, please dial (504) 821-4121 or email administration@nocoa.org

Director of Community Services
New Orleans Council on Aging
Ph: (504) 821-4121 Ext. 133
mchirdon@nocoa.org
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