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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Social Services
Do you have a question about services and resources for Older Adults?

If so, please call the Social Services Department at the New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA).
Trained staff can assist you with finding resources and services to help improve the quality of life for people 60 and older that reside in Orleans Parish.

The Information and Assistance Specialist is available to link callers to the most current resources. Outreach workers provide home visits to older adults who request Meals on Wheels and Homemaker services. They also provide information on resources available in the community to help older adults to remain independent.

The Social Services Director provides staff support to the Orleans Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Advisory Council. The purpose of the AAA Advisory Council is to review and assess current aging priority issues and make recommendations to the NOCOA Board of Directors on changes needed to meet the needs of older adults in the City of New Orleans. Specifically, the Advisory Council reviews the status and progress of Older Americans Act (OAA) services. The council identifies gaps in services, recommends new programs to assist in developing community support for aging programs, and they serve as advocates on the behalf of older adults.
The Advisory Council also has the responsibility to advise the agency on the development and administration of the Area Plan, conduct public hearings, represent the interests of older persons 60 and over, and review and comment on all community policies, programs, and actions, which affect older people.
The Advisory Council meets bi-monthly typically on the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, or to become a member,
please call (504) 821- 4121 Ext. 105.