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Lafayette Council on Aging
The Lafayette Council on Aging, Inc. is a non-profit (IRS 501, c3) organization which operates a broad range of programs, under the provisions of a state charter which was issued in November 1965. The Lafayette Council on Aging, Inc. acts in an advocacy capacity on behalf of the elderly population of the Parish of Lafayette. The Mission of the Council is to enhance the well-being of the elderly by providing an expanding and innovative range of services delivered with respect, care and compassion; upholding the dignity and independence of the individual.
The Home Delivered Meals Program currently delivers 500 meals each day, five days a week, to at-risk senior citizens in Lafayette Parish. There are 120,000 meals delivered to over 850 clients each year. To be eligible for the home delivered meals program, a person must be 60 years of age or older and have a specific health or physical need. Many clients are referred by hospital social workers. These clients are placed on a floating meals regimen for 30 days to help in their recuperation. Others are assessed by case management and those with the greatest need are placed on the daily meals program. All others are placed on a waiting list until an opening occurs. Drivers ask clients how they feel each day in order to establish their continued health and to help eliminate isolation. To apply; call (337) 262-5990.
Address: 160 Industrial Parkway, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508 United States
- 337-262 -5900
TYPE: Meal Delivery