COA Center at UF Health Nocatee announces June schedule


The following programs will be held in June at COA Center at UF Health Nocatee, 351 Town Plaza Ave., Suite 205, Ponte Vedra. Unless specified otherwise, register by email to or by calling 904-814-9407. Programs are open to adults ages 18 and older. For more information, go to


Caregiver Support Group: All caregivers are welcome. The group meets every Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There is a trained facilitator present at every meeting to guide the group.

Open Card Play: Bring your deck of cards and join others in playing the card game of your choice. No instructor will be present. This is a self-directed group. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays.

Widows and Widowers: Social group meeting the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Some meetings may take place outside the COA. 

Intro to Travel Sketching: Learn to capture special travel memories on paper from St. Augustine artist and instructor Rosamond Parrish. Cost is $10. This will be held 10-11 a.m. June 18. Sign up at

Herbology with Professor James Carucci — Herbs for Memory, Sleep & Cognition: Learn which herbs will help improve attention, cognition and promote clarity and how to use them effectively. Leave with a sample you prepare yourself. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 18. Cost is $10. Sign up at

Using iCloud & Security Settings: Learn how to use these settings on your iPad and iPhone to use strong security methods to protect your information. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 25. Cost is $10. Sign up at

Poisonous Plants of Northeast Florida: Learn to identify which plants may be harmful to your family and pets. A free presentation by Terra Freeman, Urban & Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County. 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25.


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

Mah Jongg Meet-up: Open play for experienced players. 1-3 p.m. June 5, 12, 26; and 3-5 p.m. June 19.

Tai Chi: Improve mood, increase energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and muscle strength with instructor Dennis Sheils. All levels welcomed. Wednesdays starting June 5 for four weeks; Class time is 1 p.m. Cost is $25. To register, go to

Parkinson’s Meet, Greet & Learn: A monthly meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease and/or their care partner. There will be a special presentation on additional treatment options for advanced Parkinson’s. Always held the First Wednesday of the month, June 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Medication Review by Appointment: Have your prescriptions evaluated by a pharmacist volunteer.  Then, meet one to one to discuss the results to relay to your physician. Wednesday mornings by appointment.

Informed Eating for Optimal Health & Longevity: A free presentation by Jennifer Wickliffe MPH CPH on how healthy eating can assist in brain health. 10-11 a.m. June 12.

Genealogy Group: A genealogy expert will guide you in discovering your ancestors on the third Wednesday of each month. The group will discuss researching military records, including Fold3, on June 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. No cost to attend.

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