The services of the Terrebonne Council on Aging are closely tied to our mission of promoting independence and dignity for our area's seniors. Services focus first and foremost on essential elements of a quality life including; nutrition, wellness, community and housing. Our services, while directed to the elderly, positively impact many aspects of our community including caregivers, businesses and the community at large.
We invite you to explore all that we have to offer.
Sometimes the most difficult part about facing a dilemma is not knowing where to turn for answers. The Aging and Disability Resource Center is designed to provide seniors, adults living with disabilities and their caregivers with answers about situations involving health, independence and quality of life.
Share a meal, as well as laughs, stories and friendship, with others at one of the Terrebonne Council on Aging’s five lunch sites located throughout the parish.
Need a ride? We can help. Whether to a doctor's appointment, or transport to a government facility, our transportation services are available to assist those with limited capabilities.
Throughout the year, TCOA registers and maintains a database with pick-up information of all Terrebonne residents that need evacuation assistance with particular attention to the elderly and those with special needs. TCOA's role in this endeavor with the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and the Office of Emergency Preparedness is to provide pre-evacuation registration and to compile a database.
Get the convenience of a bus ride directly from your home with this door to door transportation service.
Need a ride? We can help. Whether to a doctor's appointment or transport to a government facility, our transportation services are available to assist those in need.
Terrebonne Council on Aging's Food for Seniors program helps qualifying clients get once-a-month access to free groceries.
The Terrebonne Council on Aging's Home Delivered Meals program serves more than 600+ seniors daily. A hot nutritious balanced meal is delivered between 8 a.m. and noon on weekdays, holidays excepted.
Providing help around the house with light housework, phone calls, sorting bills or preparing a meal or two.
TCOA's Information and Assistance program is a service that provides elderly individuals with current information on opportunities and services available in the community. This service also assesses the problems and/or capacities of the individuals, and links them to opportunities that are available to them.
We have such great admiration for those who provide ongoing care for the elders in their family. But even these compassionate individuals need a break at times to tend to other matters in their lives or get much needed rest.
Elders and disabled persons in our community know that they can contact us when a need arises for items such as walkers or hospital beds that are needed but perhaps not affordable (subject to availability).
Our material aid program is designed to provide a limited supply of incontinent supplies and nutritional supplements. On occasion, when donated there could be fresh fruit and other items.
There is no question that proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are directly connected to the overall health and well-being of our elders. Our Nutrition Education program is aimed at helping our elders and their families with proper eating habits like limiting salt and fats, getting a balance of necessary nutrients, eating enough and learning to eat healthy regardless of budget.
Even with the wealth of services available through our agency, elders and their families may not fully know the extent of services available in the community. Our outreach program consists of interventions initiated by the Terrebonne Council on Aging for the purpose of identifying potential clients and encouraging their use of existing services and benefits.
The ordinary tasks of life, while seemingly simple to many, can be challenging for elders due to a variety of life's circumstances. Our personal care services provide much needed help with things like dressing, bathing, or changing bed linens.
Everyone needs a little fun in their lives -- no matter what age. That's why we offer a variety of opportunities for elders to get together for socialization, recreation, and fun.
TCOA offers a variety of recreational activities at our senior centers throughout the parish.
Get the convenience of a bus ride directly from your home with this curb to curb transportation service. You may schedule your ride up to 30 days in advance and never worry about missing the bus again.
We live in a wonderful world where so many conditions can be improved through a regimen of medicines. For many reasons, however, those medications may be unaffordable for some of our elders. That is the focus of the Senior Rx program. It's designed to provide assistance when and where possible.
A friendly voice on the telephone is a comfort that is so simple, yet means so much. Our telephoning services are a connection to our senior center clients who are ill or incapacitated for one reason or another, and did not participate at the center.
Everyone gets in a financial bind every once in a while and none are more at risk for that happening than an elder living on a fixed income. A well-planned budget can be thrown in disarray by something as simple as a brutally hot July and the larger than usual utility bill that can result. Our utility assistance program is designed to help out when such a predicament arises.
Terrebonne Council on Aging's staff will visit senior center clients after an illness or while they are recovering from an illness to provide comfort, encouragement and assistance.
Our elders contributed so much of their time, talents and resources to make this the thriving, loving community we have today. You can return the favor by volunteering. Volunteer opportunities include home delivered meals or helping out at a local senior center.
Whether it's receiving flu shots, playing shuffle board, taking a ceramics class, or painting a picture, there are multiple activities available to enhance our elders' mental and physical well being. The key to wellness is staying active and taking steps to prevent illness.