We’ll give you a ride. We’ll bring your lunch.
We’ll be there when you need us.
Membership: If you are 60 years of age or older, you can become a member. There is no cost to join. Just visit one of our facilities to enroll and receive your discount card.
Nutrition: Midday meals are offered at the senior centers throughout the parish five days a week, excluding holidays. These meals are available to any person 60 years old and above and their spouses. Here is calendar of our monthly menu.
Meals are provided to homebound persons throughout the parish. In order to qualify, individuals must be homebound, unable to prepare a meal for themselves and have no other means of receiving a meal. Other criteria may also apply.
Transportation: COAST operates 12 vehicles Monday through Friday throughout St. Tammany Parish. Each vehicle is handicap accessible and lift equipped. COAST provides a curb-to-curb, demand/response service to individuals 60 and above throughout St. Tammany Parish. Requests should be reserved by phone or by clicking here at least 72 hours in advance.
Caregiver Support: The National Family Caregiver Support Program offers much needed support to family members caring for the elderly in their home. Services include in-home respite, sitters, personal care, material aid, education and support groups.
Recreation: Individual and group activities designed to promote social interaction and well being are provided at senior centers throughout the parish.
Information and Assistance: COAST is a resource for current information on opportunities and services available to older individuals within the community. Assistance is also provided to help individuals acquire the services they need.
News Articles: Upcoming COAST events and a weekly menu are regularly published in local newspapers, on the website and posted at the senior centers and other locations throughout the parish.
Emergency Utility Assistance: Seniors experiencing difficulty paying their utility bills may be eligible for this assistance. Certain criteria may apply, and assistance is based on fund availability.
Wellness/Exercise: Activities designed for mental and physical well being, such as exercising, health screenings and education, are provided at the seven senior centers.
Medical Alert: This service provides an Emergency Response System to homebound, frail individuals who live alone and may be in danger of falling and being unable to get to the phone. Availability of this service is based on need, and a small monthly charge may apply.
Home Repair Program: This program provides low income seniors with minor home repairs. Certain criteria may apply, and assistance is available only as funds become available.
Education: Classes and speakers on a variety of topics are offered each month at the senior centers throughout the parish.
Homemaker: This service is provided to elderly individuals with no other means of support. It includes basic assistance with household chores and cleaning to persons who are homebound, frail and unable to provide these services for themselves.
Income Tax Assistance: During tax season, trained AARP volunteers offer assistance to complete and file taxes with the IRS. This service is provided at seven senior centers located throughout the parish.
Legal Assistance: Through a contract with a legal service provider, individuals 60 and above are provided with legal consultation and assistance on matters non-criminal in nature. Additionally, legal education is offered on a regular basis at the senior centers.