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Evangeline Council On Aging

     The Evangeline Council On Aging was established in 1971.  It is a private, non-profit organization that provides social services for socially and economically needy, low-income minority, handicapped, disabled, and at risk elderly residents of Evangeline Parish. ECOA receives federal, state, and local funds and donations to provide various services.
     The Council is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of 21 senior citizens of the parish.  The board is responsible for all of the actions of ECOA and meets bi-monthly.
      ECOA is a community focal point where older persons can receive services and participate in activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in, and with, the community.  ECOA provides activities that reflect the experience and skills of our elderly citizens and respond to their diverse needs and interests.
     As part of a comprehensive community strategy to meet the needs of older adults, ECOA not only offers services and activities, but also links participants with resources offered by other agencies.
     Some of those services include:

  • Congregate meals
  • Home delivered meals
  • Transportation
  • Information and Assistance
  • Homemaker Assistance
  • Medicaid Waiver Assistance
  • Medical Alert Systems
  • Nutrition Education
  • Telephone support
  • Senior Center
  • Recreation
  • Sitter services
  • In-Home respite
  • Wellness programs
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems

Executive Director:  Lisa DeRouen  email
Support Services:  Sybil Landreneau
Nutrition Services:  Shirley Vidrine 
Caregiver Program:  Rita Dardeau
Transportation Services:  Debbie Dupre
Senior Center:  Janice Fontenot 


Evangeline Parish Council On Aging, Inc
Village De Memoire
1012 North Reed St
Ville Platte, LA  70586
(337) 363-1891 (Senior Center)
(337) 363-5271 (Transportation)
(337) 363-5161 (Administration, Nutrition & other services)

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