Council on Aging to host Christmas on the River Nov. 19


The Council on Aging (COA) will host Christmas on the River from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

This year’s theme is “A Worldwide Journey of Wine Tasting & Gift Giving from the Heart.” The event includes a festival of wreaths and other decorations, wine tastings and fair-trade items from Amistad, delicious food and seasonal music.

 All proceeds from the event benefit Care Connection, a crisis mitigation for seniors with emergency needs for which there is no other funding source. This year, because of Hurricane Irma, COA anticipates a greater need to help displaced elders who are trying to return to their homes after flooding.

“It is absolutely crucial that we are able to provide these essential in-home services to our seniors,” said COA Executive Director Becky Yanni. “I can’t think of a better way to bring the community together around the holiday season to support such a worthy cause.”

Sponsorships are available. Sponsorship levels include: $60 to be an auction sponsor; $250 to be a Ruby Sponsor (which includes two event tickets); $500 to be an Emerald Sponsor (which includes four event tickets); and $1,000 to be a Diamond Sponsor (which includes eight event tickets). Sponsorships include numerous recognition opportunities.

Tickets are available for $45 each. For more information, contact Cindy Walker, development and communication associate, at (904) 209-3687 or at