We are happy to announce that beginning November 1, we will operate from 8am-4pm Mondays-Fridays once again! We are so excited to see our Gretna family, guests, and volunteers.

Fitness. Friendship. Education. Music. Art.

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

Has the center reopened?

Yes, beginning October 18, the center is open to all members and guests, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

What will the schedule be?

The schedule will be modified in October as we evaluate and ensure safety protocols are in place. Beginning in November, we will open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Can I just come into the center without registering?

All seniors will have to register for all classes prior to coming into the center, INCLUDING FITNESS. You can do so by calling the center at 504-301-3743.

Will there be a limit on classes?

There is a limit on classes that occupy smaller rooms such as art, computer and craft classes.

Fitness classes are limited to 10 participants.

Seniors still need to call ahead prior to attending any classes at 504-301-3743.

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

Whether you have been vaccinated or not, you are required to wear a face mask at all times.

Will you all still provide breakfast?

Yes. The center provides a small continental style breakfast from 9:30-10 a.m.

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?

Beginning October 18, 2021, The center is open to all members and guests, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.