Council on Aging announces new Nocatee community senior center

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Council on Aging recently announced the opening of its newest senior center, the Nocatee Community Senior Center, at the Flagler Health+ Health Village at Nocatee, located at 351 Town Plaza Ave.

Designed for adults who live in St. Johns County, enjoy staying active, being social and living a healthy lifestyle, COA welcomes those over the age of 60 to participate in a variety of programs there on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting March 23.
The senior center is the product of a partnership with Flagler Health+, which has provided the space for the center in its new Flagler Health+ Health Village facility. The senior center has also received support from a generous grant from Republic Services, a waste and recycling service provider in St. Johns County.

Starting Tuesday, March 23, the Nocatee Community Senior Center will begin offering the following programs and activities:
■ COA's Integrative Memory Enhancement Program (IMEP): 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, March 23
■ Upcoming Speaker Series: Tuesdays starting March 23 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.. March 23 speakers will be COA’s Tom Torretta and Amy Robinson discussing COA’s Elder Guard and COA volunteer opportunities.
■ Doctor’s Corner Lecture Series: Wednesday, March 24, and Wednesday, April 7 from 9-10 a.m. with Dr. Lou DeMaria, M.D., retired geriatrician. Topics to be discussed are “How to Keep Healthy in Later Life” on March 24, and “Keeping Yourself Safe While Taking Medication” on April 7.
■ Tai Chi: Wednesdays starting March 24 from
1:30-2:30 p.m.
■ Art studio and beading: Wednesdays starting
March 24 from 9:30-11 a.m.
■ “Matter of Balance” health and balance improvement programs: Wednesdays starting March 24 from
1-3 p.m.
■ Caregiver Support Group: Starting in April. For more information, contact COA’s Paulette Kozlowski at caregiving@stjohnscoa.com or (904) 209-3674.

Registration for programs is required, as seating is limited and walk-ins are not permitted. To register for courses, RSVP with name and program name to nocateecenter@stjohnscoa.com to reserve a spot. For the health and safety of participants, masks and social distancing will be required.

“We are grateful to be able to offer these new programs to the thriving senior community in Nocatee,” said COA’s Executive Director Becky Yanni. “After a difficult year for all, we are excited to meet new people, welcome them to the COA community and introduce them to all COA has to offer.”

For more details on upcoming programs and events, go to www.coasjc.org/nocatee-center or call (904) 209-3700.

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