The Ouachita Council on Aging (OCA) is responsible for providing a comprehensive and coordinated system of care for seniors (60 years of age or older) in Ouachita Parish. This system is designed to help older people lead independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Programs are often funded by community donations, government grants, and the sale of thrift store products. The council is currently offering fans for sale at their location on Ferrand Street in Monroe, LA. They are also asking the community to donate 20-inch box-type fans to help those without air conditioning or well-insulated homes.
Additionally, you can donate new or used ventilators to any Centric Credit Union branch in West Monroe and Monroe, the Ouachita Council for the Elderly, or the West Ouachita Senior Center. The Salvation Army is another great way to support seniors living in Monroe. Your donation can help fund visits to those confined to their homes, provide lunch at a community center, or give an older person a week of specialized services and loving interaction in an adult day care program. Each Salvation Army Corps community center serves its local senior community in unique ways to meet specific needs. If you're looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of seniors living in Monroe, LA, there are several options available. Donating money or items such as fans or ventilators is one way you can help.
You can also volunteer your time at a local Salvation Army Corps community center or at the Ouachita Council on Aging. By donating your time or resources, you can make a difference in the lives of seniors living in Monroe.