What's New


Healthy Living Classes

CENLA AAA offers classes in fall prevention and chronic disease, diabetes self management and Tai chi. Give us a call to find the location closest to you. 

Foster Grandparent Program

CENLA Area Agency on Aging began sponsoring the Foster Grandparent Program July 1, 2012. Now beginning its seventh year we are seeking new Volunteers. Find out more here!


SenioRx is a program to supply seniors with affordable prescription medication. Visit the Our Services page to see if you are eligible for SenioRx.

Disaster Relief Food Stamps

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare for hurricanes and disasters by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits (DSNAP). Most of our participants know this as Disaster Food Stamps.

You can pre-apply by clicking here or by contacting the CAAA office for instructions.

SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Program)

Cenla Area Agency on Aging has a staff of certified SHIIP counselors to provide assistance to Central Louisiana residents with Medicare. For more information visit the Our Services page.


New Eyes for the Needy

Free eyeglasses available through the New Eyes for the Needy voucher program.

New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income individuals in the U.S. through a voucher program. To be eligible for this program, applicants must:

  • Be in financial need.
  • Have had a recent eye exam (within the last 24 months) with a pupillary distance measurement. New Eyes does not pay for eye exams.
  • Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses, including federal or state programs or assistance from local charitable organizations.

A New Eyes voucher provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses.
Only social service agencies/health advocates can apply on an individual's behalf. If you are in need in of this service contact our trained staff today! 

Who can get Extra Help?

Medicare can pay 75% or more of your prescription drug costs. If you have Medicare, and also have limited income and resources, you could qualify to have Medicare pay 75% or more of your prescription drug costs! In fact, most will get 95% of their costs paid.

Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited income and resources are eligible for Extra Help to pay for the costs of monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments, all related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. 

How does the new law change what is counted as income and resources?

Beginning January 1, 2020, when determining your eligibility for Extra Help:

We will no longer count assets that you do not receive regular payments from towards your qualifying income amount.

For more information on Extra Help contact:
CENLA Area Agency on Aging: 318-484-2260
Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213

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