Our Mission

The mission of Capital Area Agency on Aging is to advocate and provide services to enhance the quality of life for aging adults.

  • On the job training opportunities.

    For more Senior Employment Program Information:

    Senior Community Service Employment Program

    Wellness Workshops –
    Take Control of your Health.

    For more info »



    Your Life Your Health
  • SenioRx

    Linking qualifying senior citizens with pharmaceutical aid programs. More Info »

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center

    A “one-stop-shop” to access public and private programs at the community level. More Info »

    Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Long Term Care Ombudsmen investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities. More Info »

    Louisiana Ombudsman Program

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About the Capital Area Agency on Aging

The Agency serves as advocate and provides leadership on behalf of the elderly.

The Agency’s primary purpose is to develop systems designed to assist older persons in leading independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.

Medicare Part D counseling also provided.


Capital Area Agency on Aging, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Agency welcomes donations. Donations are tax deductible under section 501( c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Combined Federal Campaign

Upcoming Events

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CapitalAAA Service Area

Services by Parish


Mr. Tom Govan, President of Capital Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors, announces the appointment of Ms. Shirley Merrick as Executive Director of CAAA effective February 2, 2018.  Ms. Merrick is a native of Shreveport and a resident of Baton Rouge. She is a 1971 graduate of Southern University -Baton Rouge Campus. She has worked for CAAA for more than 40 years, starting out as bookkeeper, then promoted to Chief Financial Officer. She has served as Interim Executive Director/CFO since July 2017.


Shirley Merrick, Interim Executive Director of Capital Area Agency on Aging and Randal McDonald, President, Board of Directors would like to thank the following 2017 Sponsors for making the agencys 9th Annual Health Fair Expo a success. The Health Fair, held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, attracted over 800 seniors. We thank the Councils on Aging in our ten-parish service area for transporting their seniors to the event.


    Louisiana Healthcare Connections









  • Peoples Health


  • Entergy
  • Amerigroup-Healthy Blue
  • Wellcare


  • Bateman Community Living
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Capital One Bank
  • Gonzales Healthcare
  • Gulf Coast In-Home Care
  • Humana