Life Enrichment Monthly Calendar of Resident Events

Poydras Home Events

Take a look at all of the varied entertainment, wellness, educational and cultural offering our residents will enjoy this month here!


Carnival time at Poydras Home is busy and popular. Poydras Home is ideally positioned on the route of more than a dozen parades. Our residents can even catch coveted throws from our side of the fence! Our season kicked off on King’s Day with our first taste of king cake and the reveal of our Poydras Home royalty. The Krewe of Thoth Walking Parade visits us early to allow our residents to preview their throws and share in a royal toast. We also have our own Mardi Gras Ball in the 1857 Hall. We close out the season with a resident and family barbecue on Thoth Sunday.


Due to an increase of campus visitors during Mardi Gras, Poydras Home is implementing new parade procedures in 2024:

  • During parades at Poydras Home, all guests, including family members, must check in at the Arbor reception desk at our new 825 Jefferson Ave. entrance to receive wrist bands to be worn for the duration of the parade.
  • Due to parade line ups, NOPD will not allow access to the Poydras Home parking lots from 3:00 p.m. until after all parades have passed.
  • Poydras Home gate codes will be changed during the Mardi Gras season, requiring all visitors, including family members, to be buzzed in by our receptionist. After Mardi Gras, resident family members will be issued new gate codes.
  • Guests are encouraged to use our provided temporary, outdoor restrooms.
  • Families are invited to bring their resident to view parades and return your resident to their room afterwards. Our staff capacity does not allow us to escort residents who require assistance to attend parades.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to keep Poydras Home safe and secure during the carnival season.

Saturday, December 16 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at our 825 Jefferson Avenue entrance

Poydras Home's new 'Tis The Season Sale

It was not too late to find something great at Poydras Home’s ‘Tis The Season Sale, held on the 2nd floor of our concourse building at 825 Jefferson Ave. on Saturday, December 16th. We enjoyed offering an afternoon of convenience shopping with a variety of vendors including:





  • Delia Hardie and Dolores Hall’s adorned table top trees
  • Isela Hinkle student artist
  • Home Malone’s assortment of handmade artist items including gifts, local art and home decor
  • Peggy Scott Laborde signed New Orleans series books
  • Magic Box Toys
  • McClendon Designs jewelry
  • Theone Perloff packaged cookies
  • Poydras Home’s Artist in Residence Bobbie Stephens’ notecards based on her paintings of scenes at Poydras Home
  • Linda Upchurch’s embroidered linens
  • Wit & Whimsy jewelry

Poydras Home Conversations Speaker Series

In 2022, Poydras Home introduced an annual speaker series. Poydras Home Conversations will host guest lecturers in the spring and fall, representing a wide range of topics.


In October of 2023 Poydras Home Conversations featured Co-Lead Instructors Kelly Harp Haber and April Dayok with Dance For Parkinson’s brought to us by the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA)

Our elders, their families and guests experienced this empowering movement class designed for those with Parkinson’s. Seated or standing, participants enjoyed a stimulating, social environment energized by music.


In March of 2023 Poydras Home showcased Kay Morrison, owner of The Occasional Wife. Morrison shared her organizational secrets and the latest tools of the trade for residents, families and neighbors wishing to downsize or simply make the most of their available living spaces.





In October of 2022 Poydras Home welcomed Susan Ryan, Senior Director of The Green House Project, who unveiled Poydras Home’s new care model to come within our newly renovated campus.




In August of 2022 Poydras Home hosted  Community Outreach Coordinator / Public Information Officer Shane Jones of the Louisiana Eastern District US Attorney’s Office and his associate, Assistant US Attorney Edward Rivera to share tips for seniors to avoid being the targets of scams.




We launched the “Poydras Home Conversations” series with our inaugural speaker, Debbie Pearson, RN in April of 2022. Based on the insights from her best-seller “Age Your Way: Create a Unique Legacy”, Nurse Pearson offered a practical introduction to life planning that extends patients’ voices when they can no longer speak for themselves. Attendees received a complimentary copy of her book and its accompanying workbook, “The Blueprint to Age Your Way: Gather Your information. Document your wishes. Avoid the unthinkable.” while learning about how to spark meaningful conversation with your loved ones to ensure their wishes are honored.

May 2022

Our residents and their families enjoyed fun and friendship at our Spring Barbecue

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