About JCOA

JCOA is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Jefferson Parish. It is responsible for planning, organizing, and offering a comprehensive set of programs and services for improving the quality of life of Jefferson Parish’s 60+ year old seniors. These seniors represented nearly 20% of the parish’s population in 2016. JCOA’s mission is . . . to assist the senior citizens of Jefferson Parish to age with dignity and independence in the place and manner of their choice.


If you didn’t already know it, Jefferson Parish is home to hundreds of thousands of visiting Purple Martins. These birds roost under the Causeway Bridge on their way to South America for winter each year. Much as our Parish provides safe comfort to these travelers, we are also an ideal place for Seniors on their own journeys.