FAQs

FAQs

QAre there opportunities for recreation and exercise?
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Yes. We are known for having some of the best activities around that may include: cards and board games, crafts-including ceramics painting and quilting, shuffle board, bingo, dances with live music, karaoke, birthday parties, aerobics classes and more. Many of our centers also have beautiful grounds for outdoor activities, especially Shady Acres with its expansive walking track and pond.

QCan I go to one of the Senior Centers for lunch?
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Yes, we serve a nutritionally-balanced and well-prepared meal most weekdays at many - but not all - of our centers.  However, elders must complete a federal and state mandated evaluation to determine if they qualify to receive a meal.  Still on average, approximately 150 seniors join us for lunch most weekdays.

QCan the TCOA come to my home to help me with things like housekeeping or personal care?
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Yes, we operate both a personal care and homemaker program that provide a variety of in-home assistance services that can include: light house keeping, routine personal care including bathing assistance, changing bed linens and general grooming assistance.  As with all our services, elders must be evaluated using the federal and state-mandated assessment. 

QCan the TCOA help me to get to doctors appointments or other places on the buses or vans?
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Yes, once qualified for services, persons can request non-emergency transportation, including transportation to TCOA lunch sites and senior centers.

QCan the TCOA help with medicine and prescriptions?
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Yes. As one of the 9 designated agencies of the Louisiana Senior Rx Program, TCOA can evaluate persons aged 21 and over to determine if they qualify for discounts or possibly even no cost prescriptions. As with all programs, strict limits apply and not everyone will qualify however we will do whatever can be done to assist persons in Terrebonne and Lafourche to connect with available resources. For more information see our Senior RX page. 

QCan the TCOA help with utilities?
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Yes, however the utility assistance program has limited resources available and recipients must meet income eligibility guidelines. Contact us for details.

QDo you provide assistance with groceries?
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The Food for Seniors program is designed to supplement elders' grocery needs.  As with all forms of assistance, persons must be deemed eligible according to federal and state guidelines.  

QHow can I qualify for Home-Delivered Meals/Meals on Wheels?
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TCOA's Home-Delivered Meals program provides balanced, nutritious meal, five days a week, to home bound elders, aged 60 and over who have completed a comprehensive assessment  mandated by federal and state regulations. Although everyone is eligible, not everyone will qualify.

QWhat types of help and support is available through TCOA?
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Our services are extensive and include; meals - both home-delivered and congregate, transportation, in- home services, and other types of services.

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