Senior Centers

Presently, there are 10 Senior Centers affiliated with the Jefferson Council on Aging  (JCOA) in Jefferson Parish.  Most of the Centers are open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  They are located at:

Bridge City Estelle Grand Isle
Gretna Harahan Jefferson
Kenner Lafitte Marrero

The Centers offer many social, recreational, educational, and health services opportunities for their members and their guests. Senior Center membership is available to Jefferson Parish residents who are 60+ years old and their spouses (regardless of the spouse's age) at no cost. Some of the beneficial opportunities offered at some of the Centers include:

  • Exercise, wellness, and health promotion classes
  • Frequent health fairs which feature health monitoring activities
  • Crafts, bingo, and various board games
  • Computer and language classes
  • Art, dance, and music classes
  • Legal services clinics
  • Occasional day trips to special events and other venues
  • Special programs during holidays

Each of the Senior Centers also serve as a JCOA nutrition site where eligible participants can enjoy a hot noontime meal (members must be qualified to be eligible for these meals). These meals offer seniors one-third of the daily nutritional requirements. These are called Congregate Meals and their menu varies throughout the year. Additionally, special meals are offered by most of the Senior Centers to celebrate certain events, such as monthly luncheons  honoring Center members whose birthdays occur during that month.

Transportation to the Senior Centers is available for Congregate meal members who live in the proximity of the Center, but is often limited to those with special needs.