What have YOU always dreamed of doing? With over 70 programs, activities, seminars and support services scheduled each and every week, COA’s River House can help you make your dreams come true! From writing, dancing and acting to yoga, foreign language classes and a “Downton Abbey Tea” River House is the place to be! Become a River House activity member and enjoy discounts on almost all of the classes and activities!

The River House is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers and the National Council on Aging.

You can view some of our highlighted activities below and click on our calendar tab below for a complete listing!

See you at The River House!

“Taking dance classes at River House has saved my life.” – Martha Amico


President’s Day!

The COA will be closed in observance of President’s Day on Monday, February 19th.


Fitness FUN!

Participate in Total Body Fitness, Flow Yoga, Chair Yoga, Pole Walking, Tai Chi, Pilates, Bellydancing, Zumba, and a variety of dancing classes at River House! See the monthly calendar for full details! Click here.


Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a practice that is accessible to people of all ages and all fitness levels. It has therapeutic benefits to seniors who may not be able to stand for long periods of time or who may be uncomfortable seated on the floor. Many standard yoga poses can easily be adapted for seniors to perform while sitting in a chair. This class is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. with instructor, Margina Gabriel. No charge to River House Activity Members; $4 for non-members. For any questions please call 209-3655.

Grief Support Group

If you are grieving over the loss of a loved one we welcome you to join our monthly bereavement group where you can share thoughts, memories, and issues about these special people. This complimentary support group is led by Ronnie, a Bereavement Counselor at Community Hospice & Palliative Care with 25 years of experience. This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month on February 20th from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at River House. Please call 904-209-3655 to join this support group.

Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Coastal Community Center

iPhone & iPad Classes Return!

iPhone/iPad classes with Kai Long are on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Free Tax Aide from AARP!

Get your Taxes done with AARP! Tax preparers will be onsite to assist on Mondays, starting February 5th until April 9th, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Make your appointment early.



Authors Luncheon!

After thirty years of a joyful marriage filled with adventure, dedication, love, and laughter, Judith and Allen White receive a sudden life-threatening medical diagnosis, which is followed by an arduous struggle with doubt, fear, and anguish.  After the triumph of beating a 50/50 chance of survival, the couple experiences still another gift: A jubilant meeting with the young donor whose perfectly matched blood cells saved Allen’s life.”
Please join us on Thursday, February 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the discussion of the book Autumns of Our Joy with the Author, Judith White. The Luncheon will be held at River House and the cost for the luncheon is $20 per person. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Please call 209-3655 for reservations.


Gypsy Skirt Dancing!

Many cultures around the world including India, Egypt, Spain, Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean dance with big skirts. Join us on Mondays starting February 26th from 11am-12pm at River House for a fun, festive class that celebrates diversity & the gypsy in us all! Moves are basic, but it’s still a great workout. Plus, other fun props (fans, umbrellas, etc.) will be added to our gypsy repertoire. Six loaner skirts will be available in each class. The cost for this six-week session in $25 members/$30 non-members. Please call 904-209-3655 for advanced payment and registration.


Happy Hookers!

Meet on Tuesdays at 9:00 to 11:30!



Wednesday mornings from 9:30 until 11:30!

Euchre is a trick-taking card game played with four people. Popular in the Midwest and the United States Navy. The goal is for you and your partner to take at least three tricks of the same suit. A little bit strategy, easy to learn and a lot of fun! Bring a partner or meet one on Wednesday. Cost is included in your membership or $4 for non-members. Call 209-3655 to register.


Flow Yoga Class

Flow Yoga Classes will be held at River House, 179 Marine Street, on Wednesdays from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Yoga keeps our bodies more fit, the mind calmer and more relaxed. It is also beneficial in the prevention and control of common health and emotional problems linked to aging. Cost per class is $4 for River House Activity Members and $5 for non-members.


Scrabble Club

River House has a Scrabble Club that meets every Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. No charge to River House Activity Members and $4 to all others.



Pole Walking Class

Our Pole Walking Class meets on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 and 9:30-10:30 and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00.


Language Classes

River House offers a variety of language classes! Learn to speak Spanish, French, and Italian!


We offer a variety of dance classes, yoga, tai chi, creative writing, games, and much more! See our monthly calendar for details.
*all classes are fee-based

Open Art Studio Friday 9:30-Noon



Socrates Cafe

If you would like to be a part of an interesting discussion group, come to Socrates Café! Meetings are at River House, 179 Marine Street, on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and Fridays at Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is to discuss questions raised by participants. There is no cost

Meetings are at River House on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and Fridays at Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is to discuss questions raised by participants. There is no cost to River House Activity Members and a $4 per meeting cost for non-members.

Please contact the River House reception desk at 904.209.3655 for registration and more information, or email tbennett@stjohnscoa.com.




Contact front desk
(904) 209-3655

Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
Friday 8 am – 1 pm.