Cathy Brown Memorial & Celebration of Life – Oct. 6
COA Announces Cathy Brown Memorial and Celebration of Life at River House, Thursday, October 6, 2022
Council on Aging, along with her family, invite members of the public to attend a memorial and celebration of the life of Cathy Brown on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at COA’s River House. River House is located at 179 Marine Street in St. Augustine, Florida. In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that donations be made to Council on Aging, or a charity of your choice. If you would like to send a message of condolence or share a memory of Cathy with her family, please call 904-977-5288 where you can record a message for them.
Cathy Brown served as Executive Director of Council on Aging for fourteen years from 1999 to 2013. Her impact on the mission of Council on Aging and the community of St. Johns County cannot be overstated. Her creative spirit, out-of-the box thinking, and boundless energy created a synergy that transformed the small agency into a force for change and good. Cathy’s vision resulted in a thriving agency with five senior centers, including the beautiful River House on the Matanzas River, a nationally recognized public transportation system known as the Sunshine Bus, the Sunshine Center, an adult day care center, and IMEP™, COA’s innovative memory disorder early intervention program.
Cathy’s passion for excellence, her commitment to good, and her gift of motivation inspired all… staff, volunteers, participants, and board members… from the first day she walked into COA until the day she retired in 2013 and beyond. Her presence and her joy are ever-present.
“Cathy was an incredible visionary and tireless advocate for seniors and caregivers in St. Johns County,” said Becky Yanni, executive director of COA. “COA meant so much to Cathy – and Cathy means so much to COA. Her legacy will live on improving the lives of our community’s elders and caregivers in perpetuity.”
For more information on COA’s programs and services for seniors and caregivers in St. Johns County, visit their website at www.coasjc.org.