COA Center at UF Health Nocatee announces May schedule


The following programs will be held in May 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+. 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. This is a self-directed group; no instructor present. Every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Herbology with Professor James Carucci — Herbal Skincare: Learn which herbs will help support healthy radiant skin and how to create your own products. Leave with a sample you prepare yourself. 10-11 a.m. May 21. Cost is $10 per class. Sign up at:

Travel Club: Discuss the group’s future trips and adventures, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.


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. Wednesday, May 8, 22 and 29; and  3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.

Tai Chi: Improve mood, increase energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and muscle strength with instructor Dennis Sheils. All levels welcomed. 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $25. To register go to

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.

Advanced Care Planning: A comprehensive lecture to explain what it is, reflect on your values and desires, decide and document your preferences and find out what to do next. Presented by Community Hospice, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15.

Genealogy Group: A genealogy expert will guide you in discovering your ancestors on the third Wednesday of each month. The group will discuss Family Tree Maker and compare other computer programs on Wednesday, May 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Predatory Lending: This lecture will cover important information that you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones. Presented by Megan Wall, managing attorney of St. Johns County Legal Aid. 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

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 to support, guide and empower you to find solutions for those needs. Call to schedule an appointment 904-814-9407 or email