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Bossier Council On Aging

The mission of Bossier Council on Aging (BCOA) is to provide services to the senior citizens of Bossier Parish that will enhance their quality of life and enable them to live independently and with dignity.

Some services include information, assistance, home delivered meals, homemaker, transportation, National Family Caregiver Program, recreation and utility assistance.

The BCOA is a non-profit organization funded by federal, state, and local governments as well as donations and contributions. We have been providing services to Bossier Parish seniors for over 30 years.

Since 1975, Bossier Council On Aging has provided services to seniors (over 60), of Bossier Parish that allow them to remain independent and to remain active in our communities. These seniors are a vital part of our extended family and provide a great deal of what is really the council-caring and loving.
 
The success of the Council depends upon public confidence and support. As a quasi-government, private non-profit agency, we must comply with applicable local, state and federal laws. We also subscribe to the Louisiana Standard of Excellence: an ethics and accountability code for the nonprofit sector. The standards are based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility and accountability in non-profit operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising. We adhere to their eight guiding principles and the 57 standards, which keep us focused on our goals and allow us to be effective in our operation.

Bossier Council On Aging is a service provider. All of the employees are hands-on participants in the provision of services. Our philosophy is: "Senior citizens should live independently with dignity for as long as possible." Our agency helps our participants do this. We must be willing to listen to each one and treat them with respect.

Services

Information and Assistance – BCOA provides individuals with correct information, and services available to them with in their communities.

Congregate Meals – A nutritious meal served at one of the two sites:

  • 706 Bearkat Dr.
    Bossier City, LA 71111
  • East Oak St.
    Plain Dealing, LA

Home Delivered Means – A nutritious meal delivered to your home Monday thru Friday for seniors unable to do one or more of the activities of daily living. Donation: $1.50

Homemaker – A trained BCOA employee will come out and perform light housekeeping for seniors unable to do one or more of the activities of daily living. Donation: $3.00 per visit.

Transportation – Door to door service to doctor appointments, clinics, stores and pharmacy. Seniors must give at least 2 weeks notice. Donation: $3.00 per round trip within Bossier City, $4.00 round trip Bossier Parish.

Utility Assistance – Determining an older individual’s need for utility assistance and providing financial assistance, when funding is available.

Wellness - Activities designed to provide service which will support and /or improve the older person’s mental and/or physical well-being exercise, physical fitness, and health screenings.

Recreation – Providing individual and group activities that promote social interaction and well-being.

Legal Assistance – Legal advice and representation are available to seniors for certain types of legal matters including government program benefits, tenant rights, and consumer problems.

National Family Support Caregiver Program

Information and Assistance – BCOA provides individuals with correct information, and services available to them with in their communities.

In-Home Respite – Respite is relief or rest for a specified period of time, from the constant, continued supervision companionship and/or personal care of a person with a functional impairment. Donation: $3.00

Sitter Service – A service provided in a home setting to ensure the health and safety of the qualifying individual. It includes observing, conversing, and providing food for the individual. Donation $3.00

Material Aid – Loaning assistive devices and goods such as wheel chairs, walkers, fans, and personal hygiene. Donations: $3.00

Public Education: Public education consists of basic, remedial or continuing education services to assist individuals with knowledge about available services


STAFF:

Tamara M. Crane
Executive Director
tcrane@bossiercoa.org

Carletta Johnson
Assistant Executive Director
CJohnson@bossiercoa.org

Cathy Thomas
Activity Director
CThomas@bossiercoa.org

Carolyn Segelhorst
Nutrition Director
CSegelhorst@bossiercoa.org

Stephanie Vosley
Outreach/Assistant Coordinator
SVosley@bossiercoa.org

Tracy Jones
Caregiver & Homemaker Coordinator
TJones@bossiercoa.org

Sandra Carter
Transportation Director

 
 
 

CONTACT US:

Bossier Council on Aging
706 Bearkat Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Office: 318-741-8302
Fax: 318-741-7490
1-800-256-8993
Visit our website at http://www.bossiercoa.org

 
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