Council on Aging Partners with #GivingTuesday!
St. Augustine, Fla. – This #GivingTuesday, November 27, how will you join the movement? Join Council on Aging (COA) by doing an #UnSelfie and accompanying us on a global day of giving. We will harness the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is being held this year on November 27, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
This year, COA is utilizing Giving Tuesday to improve the quality of life for older adults in St. Johns County by strengthening our programs and services, including Meals on Wheels, five senior centers, Care Connection, Integrative Memory Enhancement Program ©, and more. The aid contributed will enable COA to build more wheelchair ramps, deliver more meals to homebound seniors, and enhance our senior center programming, among other things.
“It is important to not only provide basic necessities to our seniors, but opportunities for fun and engaging activities, as well,” said Becky Yanni, Council on Aging Executive Director. “During the holiday season, it is essential to bring holiday cheer to those who would otherwise be isolated and lonely during what should be the most “wonderful” time of the year.”
Those who are interested in joining Council on Aging’s Giving Tuesday initiative can donate online, send a check to COA (180 Marine St., St. Augustine, 32084), or call Tom Torretta at 904-209-3637.