“There are as many ways to age as there are people who are aging. It’s an individual process.”
Becky Yanni, COA Executive Director
The Council on Aging – We’re Full of Surprises!
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, Susan Johnson, Elise Moloney and Kathy Cinney for contributing the images on this website.
How do YOU feel about aging? Please click on the video below to see what television host Steve Harvey thinks. He interviewed two friends who have known each other for 94 years!
What’s New at The Council on Aging
Senior Moment? Think Again! -
SENIOR MOMENT? THINK AGAIN! (by Susan Johnson) It’s a fact! While some abilities decline with age (like remembering a name or certain types of visual processing), many older folks actually become sharper at tasks that are considered to be cognitively taxing. “Olders” are also more adept than their younger counterparts at things like: conflict resolution; […]read more
Say Hello to Harvey and Eddy. Showing us a few more ways to age. -
Harvey and Eddy…best friends for more years than many of us have been alive! See what they have to say about getting older…and being younger!read more
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