Services

We offer these services free of charge to our clients. For those who are able, contributions are accepted each week to help expand the services we offer.

Home Delivered MealsKey Benefits

  • Provide delicious meals each week day
  • Provide personal contact for adults who have few people or no one to check on them
  • Provide information about other services available

Congregate MealsKey Benefits

  • Provide nutritious meals each week day
  • Provide opportunity for recreation and socialization
  • Provide information about other services available

Locations where meals are served.


Sulphur 601 Maple St. Sulphur 337-527-4574
Vinton Senior Center 915 West St. Vinton 337-589-3700
Whispering Hope 2501 Griffin St. Lake Charles 337-436-6871
Lake Charles Senior Center 1530 5th Street Lake Charles 337-433-0668

Homemaker ServicesKey Benefits

  • Provide high risk clients with one hour of cleaning services in the main living areas of the home every two weeks
  • Provide opportunity for clients to socialize

Ombudsman: Read more here…

The Louisiana SenioRx Program is a prescription assistance program developed for Louisiana adults age 21 and over and persons with disabilities diagnosed with chronic medical conditions that require medication on a regular basis.  It strives to reduce economic stress, promote better health, and improve the quality of life of Louisiana’s older and disabled population by providing ways to reduce the expense of medication.  You may be eligible!

  • Eligibility and application requirements vary from program to program.
  • Louisiana SenioRx staff will process your applications to apply for the programs you may be eligible for.
  • If you have prescription insurance or Medicare Part D, your application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the manufacturer.
  • Medicare Part D Enrollments – Assist you to find the best plan every year through Medicare.

Medicaid Enrollment Center

  • For persons 60+ who may be eligible for Medicaid services.

Information and Assistance

  • Provides current information on services available within the community.

Legal Assistance

  • Provides legal advice, counseling and representation by Acadiana Legal Service Corporation, 337-439-0377 or 1-800-439-0639

Nutrition Education

  • Promotes better health by providing accurate nutrition, physical fitness, and health information.

Outreach

  • For the purpose of identifying potential clients for available services.

Medical Alert

  • Provides Emergency Response Systems to older persons. The client is responsible for the monthly fee paid to the company who issues the alerts.

Recreation

  • Provides activities that promote social interaction and well being.

Wellness

  • Provides workshops designed to support and improve the older persons mental and physical well being.

Telephoning

  • Contacting individuals by phone on a routine basis to determine physical status and to provide comfort and help.

Utility Assistance

  • Provided through Entergy and Cleco to help clients who are in financial need with their utility bills. Call 474-2583 for information and to set up an appointment or apply at your local senior center.

SHIIP Program (Insurance)

  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program provides information and counseling to everyone who needs assistance with HMO, Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, Medigap, etc.

Care giver support programs

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

Personal care services provided in the home of the qualifying individual in order to provide a brief period of rest for the caregiver.  This program also provides additional services such as:

  • Support Groups
  • Material Aid
  • In-Home Respite
  • Personal Care
  • Sitter Service
  • Public Education

Transportation:

Calcasieu Council on Aging began providing transit services in December 2015 for elderly and disabled persons in Calcasieu Parish.  The agency is the proud recipient of a 5317 grant award through the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development that provided two twelve passenger handicapped accessible buses, each with wheelchair lifts and spaces to accommodate two wheelchairs.  The agency has also received a 5310 grant award, which provided a third bus which can accommodate eight passengers.  Priority will be given to non-emergency medical appointments on a first come, first serve basis.  Services are free of charge, contributions are greatly appreciated.  Seniors age 60 and older and disabled persons who are interested in the program should call 337-474-2583 and ask for the Transit Department.

Helpful Resources


Helping Patients Directory
(800) 762-4636
www.helpingpatients.org
Louisiana SenioRx
(225) 342-7100
www.louisianaseniorx.org
Louisiana Medical Services
(800) 462-9666
www.lamedicare.com
Louisiana Medicaid
(999) 342-6207
www.dhh.state.la.us/medicaid
National Council on Aging

www.benefitscheckup.org

Senior Health Insurance
(800) 259-5301

Contact CCOA:

Main Office:
  • 3950 Highway 14
  • Lake Charles, LA 70607
Or, you can call us at:
Telephone:
337-474-2583 /  1-800-223-5872
Fax: 337-474-6563