2nd Annual Sunshine Dinner & Dance on January 27th!
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Join us on Sunday, November 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as the Council on Aging (COA) hosts “Christmas on the River.”
This year’s theme will be “A Worldwide Journey of Wine Tasting & Gift Giving from the Heart.” This event is a delightful kickoff to the holiday season that includes a festival of wreaths and other decorations, wine tastings and fair trade items from Amistad, delicious food, and seasonal music.
All proceeds benefit Care Connection services. Care Connection is our crisis mitigation for seniors with emergency needs for which there is no other funding source. This year, because of Hurricane Irma, we anticipate a greater need than ever before to help displaced elders who are trying to return to their homes after flooding.
“It is absolutely crucial that we are able to provide these essential in-home services to our seniors,” Becky Yanni, Executive Director, said. “I can’t think of a better way to bring the community together around the holiday season to support such a worthy cause!”
Council on Aging is in search of donations of Christmas wreaths and small trees. These decorations should be made with silk or dried materials and delivered to COA on or before November 3rd.
Sponsorships are also available and include numerous recognition opportunities.
$60 to be an Auction Sponsor
$250 to be a Ruby Sponsor, includes 2 event tickets
$500 to be an Emerald Sponsor, includes 4 event tickets
$1,000 to be a Diamond Sponsor includes 8 event tickets
Tickets are available for purchase starting October 1st for $45 each. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Cindy Walker, Development Program Associate at (904) 209-3687 or email@example.com
We had a full house for our 14th Annual Council On Aging Championship Gala and Golf Tournament! Lots of fun with a delicious dinner, live and silent auction, music and dancing. It’s our biggest event of the year and proceeds go to support the COA mission- helping to create a community where people can age in place with independence and dignity.
The Slammer & Squire golf course is a challenging and fun classic, course. Always a favorite among local and traveling golfers, the COA Championship tournament usually attracts 18 to 20 teams of 4 players. This course allows for hours of golfing fun under the Florida sun- with a light breeze! Afterward, there will be delicious buffet lunch for the players.
Awards will be given to the winning teams. Last year, the St. Augustine Record won low net and Kresge, Platt, Abare & Garrett won low gross.
COA is still accepting donations for the auction, team registrations, and golf sponsorships. We are seeking donations of new items or experiences (cruises, family vacations, collectibles, artwork, antiques, etc.) Perhaps you have a very special talent and/or service which you would like to donate. We will be grateful for all items and services that will bring bids from our 300+ patrons in attendance. In recognition of your gift, you will be named in our COA Championship Gala program.
For more information or to donate, please contact Cindy Walker at 904-209-3684 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BILL & CHRISTINE POWELL
SERENATA BEACH CLUB
THE ST AUGUSTINE RECORD
AD DAVIS CONSTRUCTION
BROWNING AGENCY & REGAN AGENCY
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
COMMUNITY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
FLAGLER HOSPITAL ST. AUGUSTINE
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES OF ST AUGUSTINE
THE VAN RYSDAM FAMILY
NATIONS BUS SALES
BOWERS, MORGAN & ASSOCIATES, PA
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES
JACK WILSON FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS
MOULTRIE CREEK NURSING & REHAB
MY TIME DESIGN & ASSOCIATES
RIVERSIDE COTTAGES AT THE SHORES
SMITH BROS PEST CONTROL
The Columbia Restaurant has again chosen COA as one of the charitable organizations to benefit from its 20th Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Program.
We are asking our community to “Dine Out” for either lunch or dinner during the month of September and earn money for the Council on Aging.
Simply dine at the Columbia Restaurant – afterward, you will receive a “ballot” with your meal check. Mark the Council on Aging as your charity of choice and a portion of your bill will be donated to COA.
Please invite your friends from work, church, or post it on your community’s bulletin board. Help us spread the word: Remember …for the month of September, CHOOSE COLUMBIA AND COA.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the elders in St. Johns County!
FUNDRAISERS FROM THE ARCHIVES
IT’S ALMOST TIME!
And it will be here before you know it so practice that swing and sign up now!
The Sunshine Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, March 31st at 1:30 pm at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club.
Call Debbie at (904) 209-3687 for all the exciting details.
Winning Team 2016 pictured above. Photo id from left:
Megan Sam, Mike Smith, Phil Slotin, Craig Daniels
Swing away. And support the COA! The Council on Aging is pleased to announce a perfect way to support services for COA memory services and for the almost 4,000 St. Johns County residents currently dealing with brain trauma, Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementias. Take a look… it’s as easy as one…two…swing!
SKIRTS OPTIONAL – FUN GUARANTEED!
Mark your calendars for this year’s COA Sunshine Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, March 31st, at 1:30 pm at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located at 205 St. Johns Golf Drive. This tournament is a Captain’s Choice event and includes a BBQ Buffet and Awards Ceremony. The Cost is $100 per golfer or $380 per team of four. (For non-golfers, buffet only is available for $22 per person.) Registration starts at noon but come early and participate in the putting contest – you could win $1000!! In addition, there are several sponsorship opportunities available – from $100 hole sponsorships to a $5000 title sponsorship.
FROM THE FUNDRAISING ARCHIVES
BEACHCOMBER AND COLUMBIA CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
Many, many thanks to Don and Ashley Samora, Steve and Danielle LeClair and all the good folks at the Beachcomber Restaurant for raising almost $6,000 at this year’s Beachcomber Classic held at Marsh Creek Country Club! All proceeds to to COA’s Care Connection Program and the Crises Relief Fund.
Please click on the image above to visit the Beachcomber website.
Our gratitude and appreciation to Richard Gonzmart, President, the Columbia Restaurant Group, and the Gonzmart family, founders of the Columbia, for again including COA in their Columbia Community Harvest Program. This year, the program returned over $200,000.00 to more than 100 non-profits throughout the state of Florida. We are honored to be among them.
Please click on the image above to visit the Columbia website!
SANTA IS ON HIS SLEIGH…AND HE’S HEADED TO THE SANDBAR!
Join us on Wednesday, December 14th, from 4-8 pm at the Sandbar Pub, 7025 A1A South. where you – and Santa – will conspire to bring a very merry Christmas to area elders in St. Johns County!
Enjoy a delicious fried fish meal for just $10, and have your drinks prepared by our celebrity bartenders. All proceeds go to provide a special Christmas for elder residents through the COA Care Connection program.
Please call Jeannie Berger at 461-4671 or Jane Faybik at 209-3687 for more details.
IT’S TIME FOR…CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER!
Sunday, November 20th from 5-8 pm at River House, 179 Marine St.
Featuring the Festival of Wreaths and a wine tasting with Vino del Grotto!
Please call Jane Faybik at (904) 209-3687 for all the details.
THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Diamond Sponsor – $1000
Emerald Sponsor – $500
Community Hospice of NE FL
Nations Bus Sales
Ruby Sponsor – $250
Herbie Wiles Insurance
Joe & Jane Boles
Oasis Senior Advisors