HARAHAN, LA – Monday, June 5, 2017 is the official starting day that Harahan senior center members of Jefferson Council on Aging will ride their dedicated lift assisted bus. Harahan seniors who do not have access to transportation will no longer share a bus with another center allowing them more time for activities and engagement. This dedicated bus will pick up seniors from their homes and bring them to the center. The bus will also be used for field trips within the Greater New Orleans area including museums, movies, shopping, and recreational events.

Inaugural Bus Arrival

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

Time: 10:30 am (the time seniors arrive at the center)

Place: Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie Street, Harahan

Dignitaries Invited:  Councilman Paul Johnston, Harahan Mayor Tina Miceli

Jefferson Council on Aging and the Harahan Senior Center are grateful to Councilman Paul Johnston who purchased the bus and the City of Harahan. The seniors of Harahan can now have use of a vehicle dedicated to the center.

Transportation is a key service that allows seniors to engage within their community and not be isolated within their homes. The arrival of Harahan’s new bus allows for a vital service to Harahan seniors. JCOA services include social engagement and wellness activities within the 10 senior centers, home delivered meals, senior employment, home health services and counseling and assistance in age related issues.

With the baby boomer generation entering their 60’s and 70’s, the needs of our seniors continue to grow with over 90,000 seniors who reside in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Council on Aging provides the empowerment, support and guidance to ensure that seniors age with dignity and independence in the place and manner of their choice. All programs and services help to ensure that that our seniors receive the resources they need.

Community support is essential to help sustain the programs and services that are critical to the welfare of our senior population. To support the programs and services of Jefferson Parish, log onto the JCOA website:  www.jcoa.net or send checks payable to Jefferson Council on Aging to 6620 Riverside Drive, Ste. 216, Metairie, LA  70003. 


May 25th, 2016


Harahan PD Holds HOPE Graduation Ceremony

On May 24th, 2016, the Harahan Police Department held the HOPE graduation ceremony for the 5th grade students at Harahan Elementary School.
Officer Darlene Schwartz conducted the training for the Harahan Police Department’s HOPE Program (Harahan Officers Providing Education) educating the students on: drug awareness, bullying, prejudice and the effects of alcohol and smoking.

Officer Schwartz has been providing this program in local schools for over five years.


Pictured left to right: Mrs. Stacey Ledet, Mrs. Glenda Smith Officer Darlene Schwartz, Mrs. Heather Donelon, Principal Mrs. Stephanie Scott, Police Chief Tim Walker and Mayor Tina Miceli. Mrs. Ledet, Smith and Donelon are the 5th grade teachers.