St. Johns County Council on Aging (COA) recently welcomed a visit from Congressman John Rutherford in March.
The congressman toured COA’s facilities on Marine Street in St Augustine, including COA’s Coastal Community Senior Center and River House. Rutherford noted that Council on Aging is “doing the Lord’s work.”
“I think it says a lot about a community in how they treat their seniors, upon whose shoulders we all stand,” Rutherford said. “It’s also a promise to those who are growing up. I want my children to see how we take care of our elders, and I want them to have that same feeling when it’s their time to help.”
Founded in 1973, COA provides services that include Meals on Wheels for homebound elders, paratransit services, in-home care, adult day care, caregiver support, enrichment activities and opportunities for lifelong learning.
“We are very appreciative that Congressman Rutherford took the time to come meet with seniors, and see first-hand how COA serves the community,” COA Executive Director Becky Yanni said. “As a nonprofit, we rely upon the generosity of everyone in the community to support our mission. The support of our representatives in government is crucial to helping us meet our goal of being there for those who were there for us, and who need our help.”