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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New Orleans Council on Aging Statement 

Please refer to the following resources. For additional resource needs, please refer to the Senior Resource Guide at www.SeniorDirectory.com  Access the Free referral line:  (800) 955-8510

Other Sites of Interest:


AARP Senior Employment Service
2475 Canal St. Ste. 248
Annex Building
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2671

AARP Driver Safety Classes
AARP members and nonmembers ages 50 and older who complete the course receive a certificate that may qualify them for a discount from their automobile insurer.
Admission $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers.
Call 302-1712 for details.
AARP Insurance Department - Car
Toll Free: 800-541-3717

AARP Insurance Department - Health
Toll Free: 800-532-5800

AARP Insurance Department - Home
Toll Free: 800-423-4114

AARP Membership
Toll Free: 800-424-3410
Website: www.aarp.org

Emergency Preparedness / Public Safety
New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Director, Aaron Miller Lt.
Contact: Erin V. Burns, Press Secretary (City of New Orleans)
Email: communications@nola.gov
Website: https://www.nola.gov/homeland-security/

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) is the agency responsible for disaster planning, response and recovery for the City of New Orleans.

The office serves an advisory role to the Mayor, the City Council and other public safety agencies in the city regarding emergency management activities and operations and they coordinate with state and federal agencies which respond to city-wide disasters and emergencies. All requests for federal disaster assistance and federal funding subsequent to disaster declarations are made through this office.

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness http://gohsep.la.gov/
Region 1 Parishes
Orleans, Saint Bernard, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

Regional Director
John Rahaim
(504) 287-4268
Email: jrahaim@sbpg.net

Regional Coordinator
Darryl Delatte
(225) 485-7452
Email: Darryl.delatte@la.gov

New Orleans Fire Department Public Affairs Division
317 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 658-4714

The University of New Orleans
Environmental Health and Safety Office