The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) exists to protect the rights, promote the well being, and enhance the self-esteem of New Orleans elderly by generating opportunities for self-reliance and independence.

The New Orleans Council on Aging is a private, non-profit corporation which serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Orleans Parish. The agency is responsible for insuring that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, and nutritional services are provided to persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans.

For questions about services provided by the New Orleans Council on Aging and other agencies, call 504-821-4121 or email us at administration@nocoa.org.

The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) is not a department of the City of New Orleans.

Glossary of Acronyms

AAA - Area Agency on Aging, also referred to as Area Agency

ADRC - Aging and Disability Resource Center

ALF - Assisted Living Facility

ADI - Alzheimer's Disease Initiative

AOA - Administration on Aging within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EDA - Elderly and Disabled Waiver

GOEA - Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

HHS - United States Department of Health and Human Services.

ICP - Institutional Care Program

OAA - Older Americans Act.

LPCS - Long-term Personal Care Services

PSA - Planning and Service Area

SSI - Supplemental Security Income Program



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Food Pantries/Farmers Markets
Food Pantries

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans
700 Edwards Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 734-1322

Just the Right Attitude Food Bank (New Orleans East)
13150 I-10 Service Rd. N
New Orleans, LA 70128
(504) 309-2492

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
Food for Families/Food for Seniors
1000 Howard Ave., Ste. 1000
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 523-3755
Care line (866) 891-2210

Gretna Food Bank
1400 Jefferson St.
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 367-6676

Farmers Markets

Crescent City Farmers Market
200 Broadway St # 107
New Orleans
(504) 861-4488
Tuesday market Uptown New Orleans 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Thursday market Mid-city New Orleans 3 p.m. -7 p.m.
Saturday market Downtown New Orleans 8 a.m. – 12 noon

French Market
1008 N Peters St # 3
New Orleans
(504) 596-3418
Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Freret Market
4421 Freret St
New Orleans
(504) 638-2589

Harrison Avenue Marketplace
801 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans
(504) 309-5120
2nd Wednesday of operating months, 5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Hollygrove Market and Farm
8301 Olive Street
New Orleans
(504) 483-7037
Tuesday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sankofa Farmers Market
Holy Angels Complex
3500 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA
(504) 872-9214
Every Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Uptown Square Market
200 Broadway St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-4513
Tuesdays or Thursdays

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