St. Charles COA wants members

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 7, 2005

HAHNVILLE – March is “General Membership Month” for the St. Charles Council on Aging. The COA is inviting all parish residents, 18 years old and older, to become a general member in support of the Council’s services that allow elderly residents to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

“If you’re planning to age to 60 years old and beyond,” said Margaret Powe, the Council’s Executive Director, “then you’re going to want us to be around when you get there.”

“There are no fee or dues to become a general member,” according to Powe, “but general members do get to have a say about the Council, because they can attend the annual meeting and vote for

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members of our board of directors.”

Powe emphasized that membership is not required for parish residents who are already 60 years old and older in order to participate in the Council’s services. All they have to do is call the Council and request services.

Parish residents under 60 years of age who would like to become general members of the Council are asked to call the Council’s administrative office at 783-6683 and request a form to be mailed to them. The forms are also available at the Council’s four activity centers: Luling, 145 Angus Drive; Hahnville, 626 Pine Street; New Sarpy, 150 Trosclair Drive; and Norco, 149 Apple Street.

A general membership card will be issued for each completed application received.