The Advisory Council was established and serves in accordance with Section 1321.93 Pg. 21156, Vol. 45, No. 63 Monday May 31, 1980 of the federal Register with duties outlined in Section 1321.97, Vol. 45, No. 63.
The function and purpose of the Advisory Council is to develop and administer the AAA area plan, conduct public hearings, champion and represent the interests of older adults, provide strategic support to further AAA's goals, and review and comment on all community policies and programs affecting older adults.
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.
To have quality supportive services accessible to older adults in New Orleans so they are able to age in place with dignity—at home, in their communities.