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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Volunteer and Change a Life!

Senior Companion Volunteers
The Senior Companion Program of New Orleans uses trained volunteer companions to provide in-home assistance to the elderly and disabled. The volunteers assist with personal care, home management, respite, and other services.

scp@nocoa.org to request more information.

Ombudsman - Long Term Care Visitors
These volunteers initially complete six to eight hours of training and complete another six hours annually.

Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, St Tammany

Tanya Hayes
Ombudsman Coordinator, LSU Agricultural Center
6640 Riverside Drive, Suite 200
Metairie, LA  71201
Phone: (504) 838-1170 or (877) 806-7401
Fax: 504-838-1175

RSVP Volunteers
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of New Orleans engages those 55 and older in volunteer services for the New Orleans community and city agencies. Volunteers are provided with tangible benefits  and enriching life experiences.

rsvp@nocoa.org to request more information.