7491 Park Ave, Houma, La 70364
Contact Person: Ramona Lirette, Coordinator
Bayou Towers is an 11-story 300-unit apartment building near downtown Houma that houses low-income elderly and those with disabilities. TCOA has been provided space by the Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority for a senior center.
The senior center staff can assist elders with their daily activities such as reading and writing letters, scheduling medical appointments, bill paying, making phone calls, scheduling transportation and other necessities. Services provided to the residents of Bayou Towers are: Information & Assistance, Wellness, Recreation, and Material Aid.
TCOA provides to eligible homebound residents of Bayou Towers Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker, and Personal Care services.
For Congregate Meals and other senior center activities, Bayou Towers’ elder residents may attend Shady Acres Senior Center. Transportation is provided to and from the lunch site and the senior center, as well as, to and from medical appointments and governmental facilities.
Information and Assistance
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.
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. Recreation
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.
Some of the activities offered include:
- Weekly Bingo
- Weekly PoKeno
- Weekly Karaoke
- Monthly Birthday Party
- Quarterly Pedro Tournament
- Quarterly Parish-Wide Bingo at Houma Municipal Auditorium
- Annual Regional and Parish Fun Games
- Host Regional Senior Olympics Shuffleboard Event
- Mardi Gras Ball
- Fourth of July Social
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Christmas Dinner
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.
Other activities offered to promote wellness include:
- Art Classes
- Exercise Programs
- Shuffle Board
- Special Evidence-Based Wellness Programs