Dear Friends of COA,
Thank you so much for your patience and your continued support for St. Johns County seniors as we navigate the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation together. The health and well-being of those we serve are at the heart of our mission, and they continue to guide and inform our decisions. With the successful implementation of St. Johns County’s vaccination program for residents over the age of 50, we have decided to begin the process of reopening some of our in-person programs.
On March 22, we began offering our Sunshine Center Adult Day Health Care program in St. Augustine.
IMEP, our Integrative Memory Enhancement Program, is now being offered in-person at two locations, with plans to expand the program to more locations over time.
We are also in the planning process for a staged reopening of our senior centers. In the interest of the well-being of our participants, we have begun this process with a trial reopening of two of our senior centers. There will be a gradual reopening of the other senior centers in the next few months. More details on our reopening plans will be announced soon.
Lastly, on March 23rd we will open our new COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee through a partnership with Flagler Health+. Please note that advance registration for programs is required as class size is limited. For more details, please visit the center’s page by clicking here.
As our plans for reopening proceed, we continue to offer many online program resources and options. The best way to stay informed is to sign up to receive our weekly COA e-newsletter. It delivers the very latest news and updates every Monday morning via email. If you do not already receive our e-newsletter, please sign up by clicking this link http://bit.ly/SignUpCOA or by calling 904-209-3700. You can also stay engaged with COA through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/coasjc/ and our Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/councilonagingsjc/.
For those who have questions, please contact our friendly receptionists at 904-209-3700 and give them your name and the senior center you usually attend. They will be happy to answer your questions and forward your feedback to our administrative team.
Thank you again for your support for St. Johns County seniors and caregivers.
Becky Yanni, COA Executive Director
The Council on Aging
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.
"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."
To lead and advocate for the dignity, independence, health and community involvement of older St. Johns County residents.