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ABOUT US

The Council on Aging (COA) began over 40 years ago in a small building on Old Mission Avenue in downtown St. Augustine. During that first year, we served a daily congregate meal to about 10 participants and we delivered Meals on Wheels to a total of 5 home bound elders.

Today, the COA has become the gateway to information on successful aging. We operate 5 senior community centers in St. Johns County, deliver over 300 Meals on Wheels every day, offer 5 Integrative Memory Enhancement Programs and an Adult Day Care Center, provide services and companionship to elder residents through both our social services department for those who qualify and our Coastal Home Care fee-for-service in-home care component and have a schedule of classes and activities that include writing, exercise, painting, yoga, book clubs, movie clubs and more.  Here you’ll find resources for caregivers, strategies for dealing with health challenges, information on wellness…even a senior singles social club. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are good you’ll find it at the Council on Aging. Because, at COA, it’s not about us…it’s all about you! We’re your COA! Call (904) 209-3700 to learn more.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Click here for our COMMUNITY PARTNERS and STAFF LISTINGS

Please click on the image below for a copy of our 2016 Annual Report

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.

Mission Statement

To lead and advocate for the dignity, independence, health and community involvement of older St. Johns County residents.

Values

  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Advocacy
  • Innovation
  • Empowerment

St. Johns County DOEA Population

AGE GROUP   NUMBER   PERCENT
All Ages 201,067 100%
Under 60 153,447 76.0%
60+ 47,620 24.0%
65+ 33,854 17.1%
70+ 22,182 11.1%
75+ 14,002 6.9%
80+ 8,489 4.2%
85+ 4,134 2.1%

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Joseph L. Boles, Jr., President

Steve Harrison, 1st Vice President

Michele Carmines, 2nd Vice President

Hal Holton, Treasurer

Len Tucker, Secretary

Bruce Barber

Dr. Douglas Dew

Bruce Jones

Dr. Larry Lake

Reba Ludlow

Art Moore

Dr. David O’Brien

Margaret Torres

Barbara Vickers

Don Blackburn ~ Member Emeritus

Elder Living Status

Living Alone – 10,533

Food Stamp Participant (60+) – 1,527

Potentially Eligible – 4,752

Food Stamp Participation Rate (60+) – 32.1%

Probable Alzheimer’s Cases – 4,397

How We’re Funded

Federal Formula Grants

State Grants

Federal Funding (Medicaid)

County Funding

Private Grants & Private Donations

Fundraising

Fee for Services

What You Can Do

PARTICIPATE* – Attend classes and activities

VOLUNTEER – Give of your time to the COA

CONTRACT FOR SERVICES THROUGH COA

COMMUNICATE – Tell others about the COA

DONATE – Make a one-time gift or learn about the “Friends of COA”

* Our fees and suggested donations directly support COA programs

“Ageism is simply prejudice against our future selves.” – Becky Yanni, COA Executive Director

EIN 59-1525829

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