COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee announces March programs


The following programs will be held in March at COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee, 351 Town Plaza Ave., Suite 205, Ponte Vedra. Registration is required, and space is limited. Unless specified otherwise, register by email to or by calling 904-819-3234. Classes are open to ages 18 and up.


Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: Free eight-week class for adults age 60 and older to help you live better with arthritis. Pre-Registration is required. Meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 7.

Grief Support Group: This group is for anyone dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one and offers support and validation by being with people who have experienced loss. A trained facilitator will be present. From 10:30 a.m. to noon March 7.

Caregiver Support Group: All caregivers are welcome. Meets 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday. A trained facilitator will be present at every meeting to guide the group.

Widows and Widowers: Social group meeting 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Register in advance for one or both Tuesdays.

Herbology: 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday in March. Discussions will include how herbs can promote health and wellness. This hands-on course is taught by Professor James Carucci. Cost: $25 for four one-hour sessions. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. To register, go to


Open Art: Bring your art or craft project to work on while socializing with friends. Meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday.

Ask the Pharmacist: Do you have questions or concerns about the prescription medications you take?  Retired pharmacist Ray Lowe is here to help. Call or email to schedule a one-on-one appointment for Wednesday, March 1; morning appointments available.

Parkinson’s Meet, Greet & Learn: A meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease and/or their loved ones. Guest presenter will be occupational therapist Carol Chiang, who will lead a discussion, exercises and how to use urban poles. Wednesday, March 1, 3-4:30 p.m.

Mah Jongg Meet-up: Open play for experienced players. 1-3 p.m. March 1, 8, 22, 29; and 3-5 p.m. March 15.

Tai Chi: Improve mood, increase energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and muscle strength with instructor Dennis Sheils. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, starting March 1, for five weeks; Class time 1 p.m. Cost is $25. To register, go to

Your Florida-Friendly Landscape: 10-11:30 a.m. March 8. How to have your best landscape — from Terra Freeman, urban and commercial horticulture extension agent and Master Gardener coordinator.

Long-Term Care Government Benefits: 10:30 a.m. to noon March 15. Find out how to receive Medicaid and/or veterans benefits and how they can be used in senior living communities and at home, from a panel of experts, Jeff Faulkner, Attorney Craig Ames and Ginger Spires.

Genealogy Group: 1-2:30 p.m. March 15. A genealogy expert will guide you in discovering your roots on the third Wednesday of each month.

COVID-19 Update: Retired pharmacist and local resident Ray Lowe will lead a discussion on COVID-19 testing, current medications and possible side effects. 10-11 a.m. March 22.

Nutrition, Diabetes & Prediabetes: Carla Powell, registered dietitian and health coach at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee, will talk about these topics, 3-4 p.m. March 22.

Do you need a living will? How to avoid the need for a guardianship: Presented by St. Johns County Legal Aid Managing Attorney Megan Wall. 10-11 a.m. March 29.

Caregiver Needs Assessment: Make an appointment with a qualified dementia care specialist who will Set up a time to discuss your situation 1:1; develop an individualized education and needs assessment; support and guide; and empower you to find solutions for those needs. Call to schedule an appointment at 904-814-9407.