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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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The New Orleans Council on Aging sponsors Senior Corp Programs: Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) & Senior Companion Program (SCP) 2475 Canal St. Ste. 400 NOLA 70119 504-821-4121
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
2475 Canal St. Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70119
Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer organizations in the nation, RSVP engages people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities. RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to many hours per week.
RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a network of national and community service programs that each year supports the engagement of nearly 500,000 Americans age 55 and older in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington D.C. The mission of the Corporation is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Flexibility in Serving
RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to serve their communities.
RSVP volunteers choose how and where they want to serve—from a few hours to more than 40 hours a week.
RSVP volunteers are able to put their unique talents and a lifetime of experience to work for community, faith-based organizations and programs that are significant to them. In addition, they receive the following benefits:
Supplemental accident insurance while volunteering
Accidental death and dismemberment coverage while volunteering
Excess liability automobile insurance while driving to and from volunteer
Awards and recognition events every other year
Affiliation with 500,000 senior volunteers working in 800 cities and towns nationwide
The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of seniors and the community