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.