Aging and a diminishing capacity for seniors to care for themselves are inevitable situations each of us will have to eventually confront. The programs and services delivered by the Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA), coupled with the opportunities offered at our 10 Senior Centers, help seniors by promoting behaviors known to improve their quality of life and to help slow the aging process. Research has shown that behaviors, such as, proper nutrition, regular exercise (physical and mental), good medication management, regular health monitoring, being mobile, and frequent socialization tend to promote better health and well being with fewer illnesses. Most of JCOA's programs and services are available at no cost. Eligibility to enjoy most of JCOA's programs and services is based primarily on an applicant's need. For the majority of the services, the applicant must be over the age of 60 and a resident of Jefferson Parish.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides seniors, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and healthcare providers with professional assistance to find answers to their questions about care without having to leave their home or office by calling: (504) 888-5880.  Read More Read more

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

SHIIP counselors provide health insurance counseling to seniors in Jefferson and the River Parishes who have, or are soon to have, Medicare and adults who are on Medicare due to a disability. Read More Read more

SeniorRX Program

SenioRx Program counselors provide resources to help seniors to access manufacturer's prescription drug discount cards and other pharmaceutical assistance programs. Read More Read more

Care Management Services

This department provides a variety of programs and services, including: Read More Read more

Personal Care

This program provides personal assistance for seniors 60+ years old who are unable to take care of their personal care needs. Read More Read more

Homemaker Program

The Homemaker Program provides housekeeping services for the elderly who are frail or are homebound because of an illness or a disability. Read More Read more

Respite Care

Respite Care provides caregivers an opportunity to have a welcome break from care giving responsibilities. Read More Read more

Medical Alert

JCOA has partnered with Acadian Ambulance to provide an emergency response assistance program. Read More Read more

JCOA Cares

JCOA Cares is a program whereby routine telephone calls are made to seniors  who live alone and/or feel isolated due to age, health problems, or living arrangements. Read More Read more

Legal Services

This program provides pro bono counseling and information to seniors 60+ years old who may need legal advice. Read More Read more

Material Aid

This program provides seniors with items such as nutritional supplements and adult incontinence supplies. Read More Read more

Wellness Activities

Wellness services include activities, such as exercise (physical and mental) and health screenings, to improve a senior's mental and physical well being. They are available within the scheduled activities of the senior centers. Read More Read more

Utility Services

"Power to Care" is an emergency utility assistance program, sponsored by Entergy and coordinated by JCOA, to help low income seniors 60+ years old and handicapped adults (18 years and older) with energy expenses on an emergency basis. Read More Read more

Public Education

Learn in a group setting at area senior centers about senior lifestyle issues Read More Read more

Nutrition Services

Jefferson Council on Aging provides nutrition services to persons age 60+ and their spouses, regardless of age. Read More Read more

Congregate Meals

Hot, mid-day meals are served to seniors and their spouses at a Senior Center or other nutrition site. Read More Read more

Home Delivered Meals

Hot, mid-day meals are delivered to a senior's home. Read More Read more

Transportation Services

JCOA provides transportation on a modified, fixed route basis to transport seniors primarily from their homes to senior centers and other nutrition sites. Read More Read more

Senior Centers

There are 10 Senior Centers located throughout Jefferson Parish. These centers offer many recreational, educational, and social opportunities to seniors and their guests. Read More Read more

Senior Employment Services

Senior Employment Services offer employment and training services to assist applicants who are 55+ years old. Read More Read more

If you are interested in participating in any of the programs or services offered by the Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA), you should complete an online application.  Your application will be assigned to an Individual Needs Assessor (INA) who will contact you to determine your eligibility to participate in the program or service you've applied for.  If you are interested in a program or service which is not included among those offered by JCOA, a counselor at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) may be able to assist you in identifying another organization which provides it.  You can access the ADRC at (504) 888-5880.  Read More