Jennifer Logue and her family relocated to Ponte Vedra two years ago. She left her hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, to move to Florida in search of warmer climates and with the dream of her and her husband, David, opening their own business together. In March, they opened FirstLight HomeCare, a non-medical home care company located in St. Augustine.
“I just think the First Coast is a wonderful place to live and our family feels very blessed that we get to live in this beautiful place and have a business that makes it even easier for people to enjoy all the First Coast has to offer,” she said. For more information about FirstLight HomeCare, visit www.firstlighthomecare.com.
Where are you from originally?
I am from Quincy, Massachusetts. (It’s the) birthplace of John Adams, and John Quincy Adams and John Hancock, so it’s a very historic city, and I pretty much lived there my whole life until we moved to Ponte Vedra two years ago.
What do you like about the area?
Everything! We were lured here by the beautiful weather. We went online and discovered Nocatee, and it looked great, and so we made a couple of trips down to visit it and we really just fell in love with the whole area. We made the big move in August 2013. Quincy is right on the water as well; the difference in Ponte Vedra is you get a lot more time to time to enjoy it down here. We just love being able to get out year-round, even in January — just being able to go out for a walk or go to the Nocatee Farmers Market. We are at the beach every chance we get. We love the Nocatee Splash Water Park, and the people are just so friendly here.
Tell me about your business.
My husband and I own FirstLight HomeCare. FirstLight is a non-medical home care company, our clients are mainly seniors, new mothers, people recovering from surgery and adults with disabilities. We have caregivers who go into the home and basically give them the help they need to stay independent and remain in their own homes. Our caregivers do everything from making meals to doing the laundry. We provide transportation — we drive clients to doctors appointments or wherever they want to go.
We also have certified nursing assistants who can help folks who need a little more assistance with things like bathing and dressing. Very often, even a younger person if they had knee surgery or shoulder surgery, their mobility is limited when they get home, so they need a little assistance with getting dressed or they can’t drive. If you’ve had a knee replacement, it can be difficult to just move around your home, so our caregivers give people the help they need to stay independent.
Where is your office located
and what areas do you serve?
Our office is located in Palencia, but we cover the whole Jacksonville, St. Augustine area — Ponte Vedra, Julington Creek, Jacksonville Beach — really all the way down to the Flagler County line.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I just find it very rewarding when we get the chance to see the difference we make in family’s lives and how we can help our clients really live better lives. In this area we have a lot of families where couples have retired here, but their children or their families may be elsewhere, so they may not have the built-in support system.
What organizations are you involved with?
I try to be active in the community. I’m a member of the Ponte Vedra Women’s Club; I’m the membership co-chair. I’m also a member of the St. Augustine Lion’s Club. I try to volunteer my services because I still do a lot of writing and volunteer work, so I volunteer my services in those capacities for local non-profits. For example, I’ve helped out the PACT Prevention Coalition.
They work on issues surrounding substance abuse prevention among our youth, and of course as a mother, that’s very important to me. I’m also a member of Crosswater Community Church, and we are also a partners for the St. Johns County Council on Aging.