Columbia’s Community Harvest and COA Working Together Again-
Enjoy an amazing dining experience at Columbia in September and help COA at the same time.
Everyone is invited!! Dine at Columbia in downtown St. Augustine in September, and select COA as your nonprofit, and Columbia will make a donation to COA.
It is that simple.
Thank You Everyone!-
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year another successful event!
This year was our 15th Annual COA Championship Golf & Gala Event, and we want to thank everyone for attending and making it a success. We want to especially thank our Caring Partners:
- Flagler Hospital
- Island Doctors
- Serenata Beach Club
- St. Augustine Record
We’d also like to recognize our team sponsors, most of whom have been participating since the beginning 15 years ago, including:
- Ameris Bank
- Centerstate Bank
- Christ Episcopal Church
- Community Hospice & Palliative Care
- Don Blackburn
- Florida Power & Light
- Joe Boles, Elder Law
- Kresge, Platt, & Abare CPA
- Leonard’s Studio
- Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine
- The Van Rysdam Family
- Thompson Baker
- Vicar’s Landing
- Vitas Healthcare
and our breakfast and and lunch sponsors including:
- First Coast Hearing
- Nations Bus Sales
- The Bailey Group
- Bowers, Morgan & Associates, PA
Finally, we want to thank our hole sponsors, all the businesses and individuals who provided over 200 auction items (most are long-time partners), and our stellar team of volunteers who come together year after year to ensure it is a fun, fruitful experience for everyone.
This event is a large fundraiser for COA, and we appreciate your support.
We rely on the support of the community year-round to enable us to fulfill our mission, which is to lead and advocate for the dignity, independence, health and community involvement of older St. Johns County residents.
We hope you enjoyed yourselves and will consider supporting COA throughout the year by donating and/or volunteering.
Fall Prevention – Don’t Be Trippin’-
Come join us for a fun-filled day learning about falls and how you can prevent them!
for more information, click here.
COA Home Plate Project-
STEP UP TO THE PLATE! THE COA HOME PLATE PROJECT!
Maintaining optimal health is one critical key to successful aging. And proper nutrition plays an important rolein staying healthy. Now you can sponsor home-delivered meals for elders who are making the hospital-to-home transition. According to a survey by Flagler Hospital, help with meals is the #1 request made by the older community upon discharge from a hospital or rehab care facility. Please call Jasmine Hawkins at (904) 209-3693 to learn more.
CENTER STATE BANK CHARITY GIVEAWAY
Center State Bank, located at 709 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd in St Augustine is holding a Charity Giveaway featuring four local nonprofits in our community! Center State will donate $3,000.00 to the charity that receives the most votes and $500 to each of the remaining three organizations. There is nothing to buy, no account to open and no money to donate on your part…simply visit the bank anytime between now and February 28th, fill out the form and cast your vote. It really is that simple!
Thanks, Center State Bank!
Congratulations, Ed Clark-
COA Transportation Director Ed Clark is in the “Spotlight” of the winter edition of the RTAP bulletin! Here’s one quote from Ed … “Working in para-transit has been one of the more routinely heartwarming ways of dedicating my life to public service.” You can read more about Ed by clicking HERE!
COA Shares News for 2017-
Our Annual Meeting was held recently at River House…where else? We took a look at last year’s efforts which included saving St. Johns County residents over $2 million on their prescription medications through our Prescription Assistance Program! (A partnership with Flagler Hospital) We also looked ahead at 2017. Executive Director Becky Yanni emphasized that our main priority would continue to be “mobilizing resources for the greater good of our community.” If you have questions, ideas or comments – or if you’d like to get involved as a volunteer or financial supporter – please call us at (904) 209-3700. We’re here for you.
Shown below is COA board member Art Moore with Executive Director Becky Yanni.
Step UP…To The COA Home Plate Project –-
Step up to the plate! The COA Home Plate Project!
According to Flagler Hospital, the one thing that helps to ease the transition from a hospital stay back to independent home living for area elders is some help with meal preparation. Now YOU can offer that help. Your $100.00 donation will provide two daily meals for two older citizens for seven whole days!
How’s that for a home run? Call Cathy Rabino at (904) 209-3670 to learn more!
Michelangelo never stopped…what about you?-
Michelangelo began working on the Pieta at the age of 22 and finished it at age 24. But, even when he was 87, he was still discovering, exploring and creating…in other words, he never stopped learning. We have activities and events for everyone of every age; take a class with your kids, golf with your parents or just enjoy lunch on the terrace with your friends. Stay active…stay engaged…stay involved…check out our centers and take a look at the calendars…there’s something fun happening right in your neighborhood!