The Jefferson Council on Aging, Inc. (JCOA) is a non-profit corporation organized under Louisiana Statute LA R.S. 46:1601 and 46:931. The Internal Revenue Service determined in 1970 that JCOA is a non-profit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
JCOA is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Jefferson Parish. It is responsible for planning, organizing, and offering a comprehensive set of programs and services for improving the quality of life of Jefferson Parish's 60+ year old seniors. These seniors represented nearly 20% of the parish's population in 2016. JCOA's mission is ". . . to assist the senior citizens of Jefferson Parish to age with dignity and independence in the place and manner of their choice."