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“There are as many ways to age as there are people who are aging. It’s an individual process.”

Becky Yanni, COA Executive Director

The Council on Aging


COA Championship Golf and Gala

Christmas on the River

Save the Date!!

Start the holiday season off right with Christmas on the River. We will celebrate the start of the holiday season on Sunday, November 18th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at River House.

Come be a part of this annual tradition. We will have a wine tasting provided by Carrera Wine Cellar, fair trade items available for sale from Amistad, holiday wreaths, small trees, and centerpieces available through a silent auction, festive music, hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar serving beer and wine.

Tickets are available for $50 per person. Contact Amy Leach or Tom Torretta at 904-209-3700 to purchase your tickets over the phone today.

A special thank you to our Diamond level sponsors, Ameris Bank and Centerstate Bank!!

All proceeds benefit the Council On Aging's Care Connection team. Care Connection is 100% donor funded and almost completely volunteer run. The team fills the gap between the needs of the community and subsidized programs and services. some examples of the work done by the Care Connection team includes building wheelchair ramps for people who cannot otherwise get out of their homes on their own, lawn maintenance performed by our "Cutters and Clippers", small home repairs and grab bar installations, as well as, assistance creating budgets and applying for EHEAP and SNAP.

We are also looking for sponsors to help make this event a huge success for our Care Connections team.
Contact us for tickets or to be a sponsor.
Phone: 904-209-3700
Amy's Email: aleach@stjohnscoa.com
Tom's Email: ttorretta@stjohnscoa.com
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One thing that might surprise you about the COA is that we are not here to tell you how to age. Because you can – and will - do that without any help from any of us. And, we’re not here to tell you what is best for you. Because you can decide that for yourself much better than we can. In fact, we’re not here to TELL you how to do anything at all! We are here for one simple reason and that is: to help.

If you are caring for your parents, concerned about your health, feeling a little lonely or looking for something fun to do, COA can help. If you need assistance with meals or some information about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or adult day services, COA can help. Or maybe you’re looking for a place where your skills and talents can be put to good use? Guess what? COA can help!

Another fact that might surprise you is that the Council on Aging is not just for ‘old people!’ We have activities, services, programs and opportunities for children, parents, families, friends and neighbors. We’re fun and informative, creative and supportive, and possibly a lot more comprehensive than you might think. And while we – like you – are always willing to evolve, change and adapt, one thing is constant – we’re here for you. No matter who you are. So come on by and take a look. Because whatever it is you’re looking for, we can help. We’re here for you – we’re your COA!

Our COA main office is located at the Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine St., in downtown St. Augustine and there are additional community senior activity centers conveniently located throughout St. Johns County.

The Council on Aging would like to thank photographers David Macri, Elise Moloney and Kathy Cinney for contributing the images on this website.

Click the images below to watch the videos and learn more about Meals On Wheels and its impact on both participants and volunteers.

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Vision Statement

"To provide the opportunity for every person in St. Johns County to enjoy wellness, longevity and quality of life choices within a strong, healthy community."

Mission Statement:

To lead and advocate for the dignity, independence, health and community involvement of older St. Johns County residents.