Rose Bennett, Admin. Assist.
Joan Jones, Bookkeeper
Rachel Cox, Finance Clerk

Amite Senior Center
Bridget Everhart, Area Supervisor
Elaine Wall, Site Manager

Hammond Senior Center
Beverly Brazil, Area Supervisor
Phyllis Scharwarth, Site Manager
Beverly Schatzle, Office Aide
Maryjane Simon, Office Aide

Independence Senior Center
Lanell Blackwell, Area Supervisor
Keelisher Poole, Site Manager

Kentwood Senior Center
Ethel Butler, Area Supervisor
Helen Barnes, Site Manager
Dorothy Barnes, Assistant

Ponchatoula Senior Center
Paula Dunn, Area Supervisor
Betty Carter, Site Manager
Emma Ard, Site Manager

Home Delivered Meals
Miyoshi Wilson
Yolanda Jackson

Linda Stevens
Raquel Warner
Toni Jackson

Mary Dowling, Coordinator
Vanessa Foster, Assistant
Sheila Genusa, Dispatcher
Sheryl Achord, Driver
James Brooks, Driver
LaShaun Carter, Drive
James Huber, Driver
Patricia Solomon, Driver
Betty Whittington, Driver
April Parker, Driver
Betty Keesling, Driver
Bonita Edwards, Driver
Sharon Allen, Driver
Shirley Wilson, Driver
Felix Bellizar, Driver

Executive Director
Debi Fleming
Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging


To provide servies and assistance to help residents of Tangipahoa Parish age 60 and older remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible.

Senior Centers

Hot, well-balanced meals served Monday through Friday at five Senior Centers located in Kentwood, Amite, Independence, Hammond and Ponchatoula.
Activities are offered such as exercise, art and computer classes, music, Bingo and other games, information and assistance, telephoning and socialization.


Service provided to the general public Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. within Tangipahoa Parish.
-24 hour advance notice required, first come, first served as space available.
-Schedueling and Dispatching: 985-748-6016
-Fare is $9 per one way trip for anyone under 60 years of age.
Hammond and Ponchatoula City Bus routes are currently operating in one-hour loops within city limits connecting  at Northoaks Hospital
-Fare for city bus routs is 50 cents upon boarding 
Call 985-748-6016 for more information or to obtain a schedule.


 Tangipahoa Public Trnsportation puede proveer comunicacion para las personas que su ingles es limitado, para asegurarles la misma oportunidad de beneficiarse de los servicios.

Home Delivered Meals
Five frozen meals delivered to the homebound one day per week with bread, milk, dessert, and fruit.

Other Services include Homemaker (Light Housekeeping) Caregiver Support, Utility Assistance and Medical Alert Systems.

There is no charge for the services to residents of Tangipahoa Parish age 60 and older; however donations are encouraged. Some suggested donations include $1/meal; $5/trip and $5/homemaker visit.

Services will not be refused for inability to donate.

Activities and services of the TVCOA are open to senior citizens of Tangipahoa Parish without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. There is no distinction in the treatment of recipients and rules of courtesy are applied uniformly to all.

Grievances of discrimination or complaints of unfair treatment may be filed in writing to the executive director at 106 North Bay St., Amite, LA 70422.

TVCOA is an equal employment opportunity agency

Board of Directors

   Chairman, Delmas Dunn
Vice Chairman, Carl Wells
Secretary/Treasurer, Tonya Mabry
  Gobel Lynn * Derlean Butler
Celestin Harris * Jacki Giesey

Rev. Sherman Berry * Farrah Raborn
 Beatrice Nero* Thomas Freeman * David Keys
LeAnne Malnar * Martha Thompson*Jenel Secrease

Regular Meeting held on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month 8:30 a.m.
February 17, 2016 - Florida Parishes Arena, Amite
April 20, 2016 - Tangipahoa Parish Tourist Commission, Hammond
June 15, 2016 - Florida Parishes Arena, Amite
August 17, 2016 - Tangipahoa Parish Tourist Commission, Hammond
October 21, 2016 , Location to be determined  


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