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WHAT’S NEW

Attention Caregivers! 

Online registration is now open for the Caregiver Expo 2017 on Saturday, May 13th at The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
The free event, now in its sixth year, is a day of pampering, learning and fun for all First Coast caregivers. It includes more than 100 community exhibitors offering information, prizes and valuable services, no-cost health screenings and personal care services such as hair care and massage, free samples from area restaurants, and complimentary on-site respite care on request.
The event is hosted by the Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida, a program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, and is presented by AARP.
For more information and to register, click here.

COA Announces Annual Centenarian Luncheon

The Council on Aging would like to honor our community centenarians and nonagenarians at the Annual Centenarian Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 4th at 12 pm at River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

The Centenarian Luncheon is proudly sponsored by Center State Bank, St. Johns Food Services, and St. Johns County Property Appraiser – Eddie Creamer. Table sponsorships are available for $200.00 and include two seats at your table for the luncheon along with a variety of special recognitions.

If you or someone you want to honor is age 95 or over, please contact us to participate in this very special celebration of our community’s treasured senior citizens.

For information or to RSVP contact Jane Faybik at 904-209-3687 or jfaybik@stjohnscoa.com

 

Matanzas Voices Coming to The River House!

Join us on Tuesday, April 4th at The River House at 6:00 pm for Matanzas Voices, a project of Friends of Matanzas, an educational organization and community nonprofit advocating for the Matanzas River and her communities.

This listening event will feature our first installment of five interviews, which are supported by the Matanzas Riverkeeper, the Florida Humanities Council, and the generosity of local donors. The short presentation will be followed by light refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public!

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The COA Needs Volunteers!

If you’re able to volunteer for any of these positions, please call (904) 209-3686 or e-mail aleach@stjohnscoa.com

SUNSHINE CENTER:
180 Marine Street, St. Augustine, 32084
Volunteer needed Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm to assist with activities, games, exercise, art, crafts and music. Donations needed for bingo prizes, small gift items.

CARE CONNECTION:
180 Marine Street, St. Augustine, 32084
Volunteer with pick-up truck needed on “as needed” basis to pick up donations such as wheelchairs, lift chairs, walkers, etc.

INTEGRATIVE MEMORY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM:
180 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Volunteer musician (especially guitarist) needed to perform at our Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center every other week for memory care participants.

THE PLAYERS COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER:
175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Volunteers needed for activities (set up & participation) and reception.

 

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GET BEHIND THE PLATE! THE COA HOME PLATE PROJECT!
Maintaining optimal health is one critical key to successful aging. And proper nutrition plays an important role in staying healthy. Now you can sponsor home-delivered meals for elders who are making the hospital-to-home transition. According to a survey by Flagler Hospital, help with meals is the #1 request made by the older community upon discharge from a hospital or rehab care facility.  Please call  Emily Quam at (904) 209-3693 to learn more.
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CENTER STATE BANK ANNOUNCES A CHARITY GIVEAWAY!
And it’s sooooo easy! There’s nothing to buy, no money for you to donate, no cash to deposit and no account to open. Simply visit the bank, located at 709 S. Ponce de Leon  Blvd. in St. Augustine anytime between now and February 28th, and cast your vote for your favorite charity of the four listed. The organization with the most votes will receive a $3000. donation from Center State Bank! The three remaining nonprofits will each receive $500. from Center State. Wow! What’s not to like about this one? Thanks, Center State Bank.
COA TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR ED CLARK IS ‘IN THE SPOTLIGHT!”
Ed Clark is passionate about para-transit! And that’s great news for all of us…read all about it by clicking HERE!
THE HASTINGS GROUP!
They just can’t sit still for one minute! The folks at the Hastings Community Center took a field trip – and did some major moves while they were at it! Way to go!!
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ALL BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTH, HAPPINESS … AND AN EXTRA MEASURE OF FUN…THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR! MAY 2017 BE YOUR BEST YEAR YET.
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 ARCHIVED EVENTS
SANTA IS HEADED TO THE SANDBAR
Santa will be stopping by the Sandbar Pub, 7025 A1A South on Wednesday, December 14th from 4-8 pm … and he’ll be looking for YOU! You can probably find him enjoying a delicious fried fish dinner for just $10…or talking with one of our celebrity bartenders about a delicious libation made especially for him! All proceeds from the event go to provide a very merry Christmas for area elders. Please call Jeannie Berger at 461-4671 or Jane Faybik at 209-3687 for details. See you…and Santa…at the Sandbar Pub!
 
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.
(And click here for a video and sponsor list)
COA EXPANDS ADULT DAY CARE SERVICES
The Council on Aging is thrilled to announce the opening of the Ponte Vedra Adult Day Care Center, located at 1048 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. (adjacent to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall). The Ponte Vedra Adult Day Care Center joins the Sunshine Center, 179 Marine St. in downtown St. Augustine to offer licensed, adult day care in St. Johns County under the direction of the Council on Aging.
With over 4,000 people in St. Johns County dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, providing professional, compassionate care is a priority and COA has taken the lead in addressing this issue. Please call (904) 209-3674 and ask for information about the Sunshine Center or the Ponte Vedra Adult Day Care Center. We’re COA…we can help!
(Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center, license #9336; The Sunshine Center, license #9081)