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Assistance for Seniors
New Orleans Council on Aging
The NCOA is responsible for seeing that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, employment and nutritional services are make available for all persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans. Find out about services the agency provides by visiting the website or calling 504-821-4121.
Jefferson Council on Aging: Aging & Disability Resource Center
The Aging and Disability Resource Center is the central place for person to person assistance and counseling to help make the best, most informed decisions and choices for good, healthy living.
If you need help, call (504) 888-5880 or, for those caregivers living out of state, call toll free at (800) 635-1437.
Senior Resource Guide
This directory of services for senior citizens covers the Greater New Orleans area and the entire Northshore (as well as several other cities around the country).
It includes more than 60 categories of information on senior housing, healthcare, activities, and more. Find information online or call the referral Line at 1-800-955-8510 to get a free, printed copy. The directory is updated twice a year.
Shared Housing of New Orleans
The Shared Housing of New Orleans program matches people seeking places to live with homeowners who do not want to move to nursing homes and need companions.
Visit the website or call (504) 896-2575.
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
LATAN is a statewide, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing access to Assistive Technology and equipment to Louisianians of all ages with disabilities through its programs and services.
LATAN provides Device Demonstrations for a more informed choice; access to free or low-cost, previously owned equipment and devices through its online and telephone accessible database called The AT Marketplace; applications for Alternative Financial Loans for the purchase of AT; access to low-cost, refurbished desktop computers (Computer ReUse Program), a website resource page full of AT and disability information; its "GREAT Possibilities" newsletter; and its Information & Assistance Program. For more information, call (800) 270-6185 (Voice/TTY), toll-free in LA, or (225) 925-9500 (Voice/TTY), or visit the website at www.latan.org.
The Advocacy Center Louisiana
The Advocacy Center offers services to seniors and people with disabilities.
Services include legal representation, information and referral, and outreach. Call (504) 522-2337 or (800) 960-7705.
Louisiana Answers is designed to assist senior citizens and persons with disabilities in locating supportive services and resources.
Use this website to find information about Louisiana's in-home and community-based services or call the referral and assistance line at 1-800-738-2256.
Catholic Charities PACE Center of Greater New Orleans
The PACE Center of Greater New Orleans at St. Cecilia in the Bywater offers day time entertainment and activities, meals, healthcare, dentistry and other benefits for seniors.
For more information about PACE and eligibility, go to the website or call Aziza Landrum at (504) 945-1531.
Louisiana Spirit’s directory of free and low-cost resources and services listed by parish
Find information for recovery and urgent needs resources such as free food and clothing, healthcare, senior services, and shelters is available on the Louisiana Spirit website. Visit the website to choose a parish and access a list of resources in that area.
Louisiana Spirit also has a toll free number with crisis counselors that can make over-the-phone referrals for services and counseling help. Call 1-800-273-8255.
NeedyMeds.com is an online resource for information on prescription assistance programs.
On this site you can find applications for discount programs, or free medication programs, and other programs that help with prescription costs.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
If you don't have prescription coverage and can't afford your prescriptions, Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help you pay for them.
Visit their website at www.pparx.org or call 1-888-477-2669. A trained specialist will help you apply.