Welcome to Poydras Home, a Retirement Community in New Orleans
Somewhere in your heart haven’t you looked forward to a time in your life of greater freedom and enjoyment with fewer responsibilities and concerns? How, you ask? In New Orleans, you have an easy answer: Poydras Home.
Today, Poydras welcomes men and women to a true Continuing Care Retirement Community. Residents have the option of moving here at the independent living level with the assurance of additional living options such as assisted living, nursing care and memory support should changing health needs require those. Some become residents of Poydras at the assisted living and nursing care levels. For others, the PHASE Senior Day Program is a way of meeting personal and family needs and getting acquainted with the Poydras community. We have a deeply rooted tradition of making all who live at Poydras Home feel like part of a special family, and the depth of opportunities and services offered here is as broad as the Mississippi – now even deeper with the completion of our latest expansion. Learn More >
Poydras Home is celebrating our 200th Birthday!
Poydras Home has reached a rare, historical milestone as we enter into 2017 which marks our 200th birthday. Please plan to join in our year-long celebration by saving the date for these upcoming Bicentennial Special Events:
You are invited to “Hopeful Aging” as presented by President and Co-Founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd., Dr. John Zeisel. Attend this free-of-charge presentation at Poydras Home on Tuesday evening March 28th and learn about Hopeful Aging as Dr. Zeisel leads us on a journey through the aging brain while exploring the possibilities for learning and connection for persons living with memory loss. This dynamic presentation, previously aired on PBS nationwide, will communicate a hopeful message about memory and aging. Dr. Zeisel will also equip attendees with new strategies that can help caregivers provide meaningful, engaging experiences to those living with memory challenges. Hopeful Aging examines brain health and vitality, memory systems and learning with a focus on Hearthstone’s innovative Learning for Life ™ program.
Enjoy a complimentary concert alfresco on Poydras Home’s expansive front law on the evening of Tuesday, May 9th. We will serenade the sunset with the lively sounds of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s brass ensemble. Picnic with family, friends and neighbors alike!
Like No Other…
The Celebratory Bicentennial Gala on Thursday evening, October 26th, will be the grand finale of our 200th birthday – an evening to remember that promises to be a celebration like no other!
In 2010 the members of the Poydras Home Book Committee set out to have our institution’s rich history recorded in book form. That vision becomes a reality with LSU Press’ publication of “New Orleans Women And The Poydras Home – More Durable Than Marble.” Author Pamela Tyler chronicles the trials and tribulations of our all-woman board as they persisted from 1817 through today to deliver the mission of Poydras Home, first as an orphanage for female children of the Yellow Fever outbreaks and then as a place of cutting edge elder care, despite the challenges of gender bias and considerable financial hurdles. Our story is available for purchase through this link with a 10% discount and free shipping when entering the code 04POYDRAS at the point of checkout.
We completed an expansion in 2013! Learn More >