COA Reflects on 50 Years of Service to Seniors and Caregivers in St. Johns County

Dear Friends,

For nearly 50 years, Council on Aging (COA) has been on a journey to empower our community’s elders to live their best possible lives at every age. Since serving our first congregate meals and delivering our first home-delivered meals in 1974, our focus has been on providing essential nutrition, transportation, and independent living services for our community’s elders. Now with six senior centers and lifelong learning centers, four memory care locations, and transportation to all 600 square miles of our county, we are able to offer older residents a much wider array of life enhancing opportunities than when we started COA.

As we have throughout our history, we continue to pursue opportunities to provide greater dignity, independence, social inclusion, and well-being for those we serve. Whether it is a meal prepared with love, a strong hand to help with tasks around the house, or an engaging program to stay active, healthy, and connected, we are dedicated to supporting quality of life and independence for seniors and caregivers in St. Johns County.

In the next year, we will be highlighting some of the visionary individuals in our community who have made COA what it is today. These visionary community members have enabled COA to change lives for generations of local elders and caregivers. To follow these inspiring stories, please visit this page over the coming months.

We would not be where we are today without your support. Thank you to all of our champions – our funders, donors, staff, volunteers, and community partners – for supporting our important mission.

Together, our community will grow ever brighter into the next 50 years and beyond.

Becky Yanni, Executive Director

As we reflect on the past 50 years, we will present conversations with some of the members of our community who have been instrumental in enabling COA to evolve to meet the growing needs of elders and caregivers in St. Johns County.

To learn more about ways to get involved and make a difference with COA, please click here or call (904) 209-3700.