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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Subcontracted Services
Legal Assistance: The Advocacy Center provides a continuum of legal services to protect the legal rights of seniors and to ensure that they experience the highest degree of self-determination. The purpose of legal assistance is to aid older adults in securing their rights, benefits, and entitlements. Older adults often need advance directives, wills, or protection from exploitation.

Legal/Advocacy services provided include: Community Legal Education, Outreach Intake, Direct Client Services, Law Reform Activities, Legal Advice, counseling and representation by an attorney or other person acting under the supervision of an attorney, and coordination with other legal service providers.


Contact NOCOA for a referral

City of New Orleans Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Dental Services:  HCH is operated by the New Orleans Health Department providing dental services primarily to the homeless, poverty stricken, uninsured, and underinsured citizens. Dental services are also provided to children with Medicaid and adults with insurance. The HCH dental clinic is located at 2222 Simon Bolivar, 2nd Floor, N.O., LA 70113. Please contact  (504) 658-2785 for an appointment or to request additional information.

Smiles 2 Geaux (S2G): A nonprofit, public health organization that utilizes mobile dental clinics to provide high-quality oral health care to underserved and disadvantaged populations in New Orleans. For more information, visit the website at http://smiles2geaux.org or call (504) 407-0448