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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Senior Centers

Opportunities abound for interactive activities and peer interaction at our senior centers. We invite all ages to participate, especially youth who are integral to the benefits of intergenerational exchange and communion with older adults. A variety of activities are provided, including a daily meal. Call (504) 821-4121 ext. 111 for more information, or refer to the senior center listing below.

EMAIL US AT: seniorcenters@nocoa.org


12th Ward Save Our Community 2101 Philip Street 2nd Floor   N.O., LA 70175

Arthur Monday Senior Center

1111 Newton St. Ste. 101   N.O., LA 70114
Central City Senior Center 2101 Philip Street 1st Floor   N.O., LA 70113
Gentilly Senior Center 6520 Congress St.   N.O., LA 70126
Kingsley House Adult Services 1600 Constance Street   N.O., LA 70130
Lakeview Shepherd Senior Center 316 38th Street   N.O., LA 70124
Lower Algiers Senior Center 6400 General Meyer Ave.   N.O., LA 70131
Lower Ninth Ward Senior Center (RAI Ministries, Inc.) 1616 Caffin Ave.   N.O., LA 70117
Mercy Endeavors Senior Center 1017 St. Andrew Street   N.O., LA 70130
New Orleans East Senior Center (RAI Ministries, Inc.) 9301 Chef Menteur Hwy.   N.O., LA 70127
Pontchartrain Park Community Center 6520 Congress Drive   N.O., LA 70126
Treme Community Education Program (Harmony House) 2201 Barracks Street   N.O., LA 70119
Uptown Shepherd Senior Center 921 South Carrollton Ave.   N.O., LA 70118
Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center 3300 Hamilton St.   N.O., LA 70118
Kinship Center 921 South Carrollton Ave.   N.O., LA 70118

Operation Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8:00am -- 4:00pm

Activities at the senior/community centers include: special activities, celebrations, classes, field trips, and scheduled speakers as well as programming that occurs on a regularly scheduled basis, providing an enriching and stimulating environment for seniors.