COA extends program closures through June 30

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With the health and well-being of St. Johns County seniors as their primary concern, St. Johns County Council on Aging has extended their recent program closures through June 30.

All COA senior centers in St. Johns County (Coastal Community Center, River House, Hastings, Trout Creek and THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center in Ponte Vedra Beach), all Integrative Memory Enhancement Program classes, and the Sunshine Center adult day care facility will remain closed through June 30.

While these programs will be closed, Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered, and COA caseworkers and staff will continue to be available by phone and via email. Seniors and caregivers in need of COA’s assistance are encouraged to contact COA at (904) 209-3700 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 p.m., via email at info@coasjc.org, and via their website at www.coasjc.org.

COA has implemented new virtual programs which are free and available to the public to support senior members of the community and caregivers. A growing library of River House Presents video courses in a range of subjects are available for viewing online on COA’s YouTube channel and via Zoom. COA is also offering online support groups for caregivers, as well as a dedicated support group for grandparents and other guardians caring for grandchildren. In addition, COA’s Sunshine Center is now offering a new activity program via Zoom for those dealing with dementia, as well as their caregivers. 

To learn more about resources available through COA, please visit their website at www.coasjc.org or contact them at (904) 209-3700 or info@coasjc.org. COA will continue to post updates via Facebook at www.facebook.com/coasjc/, via Instagram at www.instagram.com/councilonagingsjc/ and via the COA weekly e-newsletter.

To sign up to receive the e-newsletter, please visit www.coasjc.org. COA’s YouTube channel may be found at http://bit.ly/COAYoutube.

If you would like to help seniors in St. Johns County, please visit www.coasjc.org/donate/. Checks may also be mailed to COA at 180 Marine St., St. Augustine.

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