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.  To join a senior center, you need to be 60 years old or a disabled adult and live in jefferson Parish.

The centers are located at:

Bridge City Estelle Grand Isle
Gretna Harahan Jefferson
Kenner Lafitte Marrero
Metairie    

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, card 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 holiday programs

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. Additional meals are offered by most of the Senior Centers to celebrate special events, such as monthly birthday parties.

Transportation is available from home to center for those members who live in the proximity of the Center and are unable to drive.