What have YOU always dreamed of doing? With over 70 programs, activities, seminars and support services scheduled each and every week, COA’s River House can help you make your dreams come true! From writing, dancing and acting to Yoga, Zumba, and foreign language classes; River House is the place to be! Become a River House activity member and enjoy discounts on almost all of the classes and activities!

The River House is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers and the National Council on Aging.

You can view some of our highlighted activities below and click on our calendar tab below for a complete listing!

River House Cafe

Also, visit our River House Cafe open to the public Monday – Thursday from 11:00am to 2:00pm each week.  Come order a delicious lunch, sit on our “back porch” and enjoy the Matanzas River, the lighthouse, dolphins, manatee and other wildlife; all while supporting a local nonprofit.

See you at The River House!

“Taking dance classes at River House has saved my life.” – Martha Amico


Wellness Wednesday

NEW! Wellness Wednesdays

Please join us at River House (179 Marine Street) twice monthly for Wellness Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. Upcoming sessions will be held on April 18, May 2nd, and May 16th.  Florida Health Care Plans will give complimentary discussions regarding various health topics including diabetes, heart health, nutrition, & fitness so that you may keep your body and mind in optimal condition. For reservations please call 209-3655.

Language Classes

Itlian Classes

NEW Sessions! Ciao! – Learn to Speak Italian

In this class with Santino Pollicita, you will learn conversational Italian as well as the customs. Class are held at River House, 179 Marine Street. Cost to River House members is $30 for this 6-week session and $35 to non-members.

Please call 904-209-3655 for advance payment and registration.

French Classes

NEW! Beginner French Classes

Discover France and the French Language with this interactive 6-week course which will help you learn basic French language skills and understand French culture through role-playing, storytelling and a situational real-life learning environment. This language and culture class will be taught by a native French instructor, Denise Baudinet, who has traveled worldwide and strengthened her interest in expanding multicultural communications and understanding in an “All About France” class beginning Wednesday, April 4th, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please call 209-3655 to register for this 6-week session. Fee: $30 for River House members; $35 for non-members.

Dinner and a Movie

Back by Popular Demand!

Dinner and a Movie!

Join movie goers the third Thursday of each month at River House, 179 Marine Street. This month we will be showing Downsizing with Matt Damon on Thursday, April 19th. Doors open at 4pm with the movie beginning promptly at 4:30p.m. Call River House at 904-209-3655 to make your reservations. Cost is $15 for River House Members and $20 for Non-members. In addition to dinner, guests will receive a soft drink and popcorn. Beer and wine available at additional cost.

Advanced payment and registration is required by Thursday, April 12th. Please call 209-3655 to reserve your seat today!

Spring Fling - River House

Spring Fling Dance Show

Please join us on Thursday, May 17th at 10am in the River House Ballroom (179 Marine Street) to watch many of our River House Dancers in action. Our dancers and instructors are proud to showcase their skills in this complimentary program and welcome guests to enjoy a bite to eat in our café afterward.


Dream Interpretation

NEW! – Dream Interpretation

Have you ever wondered what your night dreams mean and about the symbolism in your dreams? Toni Wilder will be teaching a 4-week class on Active Dreaming and techniques to uncover the true meanings of our dreams. This 4-week class will be on April 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at River House (179 Marine St.). We will learn how to keep a Dream Journal and how to work with others in the group to understand the source and meaning of our dreams, as well as exploring the reality in which dream experiences take place. Active Dreaming enables us to bring energy and guidance from the dream world into everyday life. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please call 209-3655 for

Senior Singles Group

Senior Singles Social Club!

Our Senior Singles Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at various restaurants for fabulous food and fun conversation!

The next meeting will be in May.

Please call (904) 209-3655 for reservations.

Greeting Card Creations

NEW! Greeting Card Creations

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own greeting cards? Join us at the River House (179 Marine Street) on Monday, April 9th from 11am-12:30pm to learn how to make greeting cards for EVERY occasion! You will learn the basic

techniques and supplies needed to make your own unique cards from home. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED in the cost of $12 for members/$15 for nonmembers. Please call 209-3655 for reservations.

Music Simplified

NEW! Music Simplified

If you’ve ever been interested in learning how to play guitar, ukulele, banjo, or dulcimer, please join us at River House (179 Marine Street) on Tuesday, April 24th from 10am-12:30pm. You will learn how to play any song by learning all major and minor chords in one easy lesson! Bring your own instrument, borrow one from a friend, or use one of ours. Go to GuitarSimplified.com for a short video demonstration of the Guitar Barre in action. Cost is $25 for members / $30 for nonmembers. Enrollment limited so please call 209-3655 for your reservation.

Books & Bites with Authors

Books & Bites with Authors

Join us at River House (179 Marine Street) on Thursday, May 24th for a bite to eat with author and Stroke Educator Dr. Tom Broussard from 10am-11am. He will be discussing his book trilogy while you munch on goodies from our café. Signed copies of the books (Stroke Diary trilogy) will be available at additional cost. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Friday, May 18th. Please call 209-3655 for your required reservations today! Cost for attendance is $10 members / $12 nonmembers.

AARP Driver Improvement Class

NEW! AARP Driver Improvement Class

The Council on Aging and AARP will sponsor a class for mature drivers (55 and over). Driving is a skill that can and should be continually improved. A driver improvement course can help senior drivers keep driving knowledge fresh and get the most out of your vehicle, while reducing risk to you, your passengers and others on the road. AARP driver improvement courses may enable you to receive a discount on insurance premiums. Class will be held at River House (179 Marine Street) on Thursday, May 31st from 9:00 am -4:00 pm (30 min lunch break). Please call 209-3655 to reserve your place. Cost at the door is $20 for AARP members and $25 for Non-AARP members. Please bring your AARP card for discount eligibility.

River House Chorus

River House Chorus
New Day and Time

River House Chorus is back and better than ever! Please join us on Fridays from 10am-11:30am (179 Marine Street) to enjoy the many fantastic mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of group singing. Instructor Diana Milesko is sure to inspire sensational singing with her invaluable talent, experience, and passion for music. New members always welcomed- reading music is helpful, but not necessary. This group performs for COA events and locally in the community. For more information call 904-209-3655. Complimentary to River House members; $4 to non-members.

Happy Hookers

Happy Hookers!

Come join us as we crochet and knit together.  We create lots of fun items that we then sell to raise money to sponsor people on the Meals-On-Wheels program.  We have fun doing what we love, and then turn around and use those creations to help others.  Does it get any better than that?

We meet on Tuesdays at 9:00 to 11:30!



Wednesday mornings from 10:30 until 12:30!

Euchre is a trick-taking card game played with four people. Popular in the Midwest and the United States Navy. The goal is for you and your partner to take at least three tricks of the same suit. A little bit strategy, easy to learn and a lot of fun! Bring a partner or meet one on Wednesday. Cost is included in your membership or $4 for non-members. Call 209-3655 to register.

Flow Yoga Class

Flow Yoga Classes will be held at River House, 179 Marine Street, on Wednesdays from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Yoga keeps our bodies more fit, the mind calmer and more relaxed. It is also beneficial in the prevention and control of common health and emotional problems linked to aging. Cost per class is $4 for River House Activity Members and $5 for non-members.


Scrabble Club

River House has a Scrabble Club that meets every Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. No charge to River House Activity Members and $4 to all others.

Keep your mind active and engaged, and make some new friends at the same time.


Pole Walking Class

Our Pole Walking Class meets on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 and 9:30-10:30 and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00.  Pole walking is great exercise, and a fun wait to meet new friends.  Come to River house and learn more.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a practice that is accessible to people of all ages and all fitness levels. It has therapeutic benefits to seniors who may not be able to stand for long periods of time or who may be uncomfortable seated on the floor. Many standard yoga poses can easily be adapted for seniors to perform while sitting in a chair. This class is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. with instructor, Margina Gabriel. No charge to River House Activity Members; $4 for non-members. For any questions please call 209-3655.


Tech Help Is Here!

Flagler College students are on-hand to assist you with your tech issues on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Gypsy Skirt Dancing!

Many cultures around the world including India, Egypt, Spain, Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean dance with big skirts. Join us on Mondays starting April 16th from 11am-12pm at River House for a fun, festive class that celebrates diversity & the gypsy in us all! Moves are basic, but it’s still a great workout. Plus, other fun props (fans, umbrellas, etc.) will be added to our gypsy repertoire. Six loaner skirts will be available in each class. The cost for this six-week session in $25 members/$30 non-members. Please call 904-209-3655 for advanced payment and registration.

Grief Support Group

If you are grieving over the loss of a loved one we welcome you to join our monthly bereavement group where you can share thoughts, memories, and issues about these special people. This complimentary support group is led by Ronnie, a Bereavement Counselor at Community Hospice & Palliative Care with 25 years of experience. This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month on April 17th from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at River House. Please call 904-209-3655 to join this support group.

We offer a variety of dance classes, yoga, tai chi, creative writing, games, and much more! See our monthly calendar for details.
*all classes are fee-based

Open Art Studio Friday 9:30-Noon

Socrates Cafe Meeting

Socrates Cafe

If you would like to be a part of an interesting discussion group, come to Socrates Café! Meetings are at River House, 179 Marine Street, on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and Fridays at Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is to discuss questions raised by participants. There is no cost

Meetings are at River House on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and Fridays at Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is to discuss questions raised by participants. There is no cost to River House Activity Members and a $4 per meeting cost for non-members.

Please contact the River House reception desk at 904.209.3655 for registration and more information, or email tabo@stjohnscoa.com.




Contact front desk
(904) 209-3655

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.