The Gretna Senior and Wellness Center will be reopening for congregate meal recipients only on May 3.  Please read the latest Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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Open to all seniors in the community, the Gretna Senior & Wellness Center offers social, recreational, and educational programs and services designed to help seniors enjoy fulfilling lives.

Reopening of Gretna Senior and Wellness Center FAQs

When will the center reopen?

The senior will reopen for congregate meal recipients only on May 3rd.  The center will open with limited programming on May 10th. 

What will the schedule be?

The schedule will be modified, with minimal programming initially as we continue to assess proper safety procedures and adhere to capacity protocols during this time.

Can I just come into the center without registering?

All seniors will have to register prior to coming into the center. You can do so by calling the center at 504-301-3743.

Will there be a limit on classes?

Yes. All classes will have a capacity limit.

Will I have to wear a mask while in the building?

Yes. The mask mandate for Louisiana expired April 28th.  However, this does not include government buildings. We are required to wear masks while in the Gretna Senior and Wellness Center.

Will you all still provide breakfast?

No. At this time, breakfast will be postponed until further notice.

What sanitation measures (or protocols) are in place to ensure my safety?

Sanitation stations and/or sanitizers will be placed throughout the center, including in the restrooms, near the kitchen area and on the tables for easy access.

We are asking all staff and members to wear proper PPE while in the center. Should you not have a mask, one will be provided to you upon entry.

Please follow all safety signage (hand washing, social distancing floor signs) that’s placed in the center to keep everyone safe.

Will Power to Care appointments be handled onsite or virtually?

Members needing assistance with Power to Care are ask to call the center first to schedule an appointment for Power to Care. We will not be taking walk-ins until further notice.

What are the hours of operation for these first couple of weeks?

Until further notice, the center will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Friday

The center will reopen for congregate meal recipients only on May 3rd through May 7th .  The center will open with limited programming on May 10th.

A special place for seniors in Gretna

Program Sponsor

In a joint effort with the Jefferson Council on Aging and the City of Gretna, Peoples Health brings the Gretna Senior and Wellness Center to you! Open to all seniors in the community, the Gretna Senior and Wellness Center offers social, recreational, and educational programs and services designed to help seniors enjoy fulfilling lives. Browse the Activity Calendar to see what’s coming up soon or just stop in and socialize. Take a step toward health and wellness!

100% Fun

From line dancing, yoga, and garden walks to bingo and music therapy, the Gretna Senior and Wellness Center has something fun for everyone!

Gretna Senior and Wellness Center

476 Franklin Ave, Gretna, LA 70053

Visit Us in Gretna

Gretna Senior and Wellness Center
476 Franklin St.
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: 504-301-3743

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Become a volunteer

The Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA) would not be able to provide services without its dedicated volunteers.  Most of JCOA’s volunteer opportunities are connected to the  senior center activities and various aspects of the management of the center.

If you are interested in becoming a JCOA volunteer, click the button below to apply.