COA Center in Nocatee announces December schedule


The following programs will be held at COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee, at 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 adults age 18 and up.


Mosaic Art Class: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 6. Create a beautiful and unique mosaic ornament with the help of Alice Lindholm. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. Pay $12 per ornament the day of class to cover the cost of materials.

Essential Tremor Meet, Greet & Educate: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 6. Discussions will include current treatment options for ET focusing on clinical research exploring novel interventions for the condition. Guest speaker is Lew Whiting, MSW, LCSW.

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

Holiday Herbal Class: 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Herb-infused oils, vinegars, ciders and spirits are easy to make and give as gifts or keep for your own use. Cost: $10 for a one-hour session. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. To register, go to

Grief Support Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 and 17. This group is for anyone dealing with grief from any kind of loss and offers support and validation by being with people who have experienced loss. 

Widows and Widowers: Social group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Christmas party on Dec. 13. Regular meeting on Dec. 27. Register in advance for one or both Tuesdays.

Foods That Fight Inflammation: 2-3 p.m. Dec. 13. Carla Defuria, registered dietitian and health coach at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee, will explain how an anti-inflammatory diet can support healing and protect you from future diseases.

Holiday Bingo: 2-3 p.m. Dec. 20. Free bingo and special prizes. Register in advance.


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.

Hope for the Holidays: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Holidays can be a difficult time for people who are grieving. Community Hospice grief and bereavement counselors will lead a discussion and offer suggestions. Discussion will follow.

Mah Jongg Meet-up: Experienced players meet to play. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 28 and 3-5 p.m. Dec. 21.

Tai Chi: Improve mood, increase energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and muscle strength with instructor Dennis Sheils. Class may be done standing or seated. Wednesdays, starting Dec. 7, for four weeks; class time 1:30 p.m. Cost is $30. To register, go to

Parkinson’s Meet, Greet & Learn with Dr. Tipton: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. A special meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease and/or their loved ones. Guest speaker will be Dr. Philip Tipton, Mayo physician and researcher of Parkinsonian neurodegenerative diseases.

Canasta Open Play: Join others to play canasta. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.

Genealogy Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 21. A genealogy expert will guide you in discovering your roots on the third Wednesday of each month.

Ask the Pharmacist: Do you have questions or concerns about the prescription medications you take? Retired pharmacist Ray Lowe is here to help. Call to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Wednesday, Dec. 28, morning appointments available.

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