“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 Just Might Surprise You!


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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.

What’s New at The Council on Aging

Step UP…To The COA Home Plate Project – -

Step up to the plate! The COA Home Plate Project! According to Flagler Hospital, the one thing that helps to ease the transition from a hospital stay back to independent home living for area elders is some help with meal preparation. Now YOU can offer that help. Your $100.00 donation will provide two daily meals […]

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Michelangelo never stopped…what about you? -

Michelangelo began working on the Pieta at the age of 22 and finished it at age 24. But, even when he was 87, he was still discovering, exploring and creating…in other words, he never stopped learning. We have activities and events for everyone of every age; take a class with your kids, golf with your […]

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Vision Statement

"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."

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River House

Coastal Community Center

The Players Ponte Vedra

Trout Creek