Upcoming COA events


Join the St. Johns County Council on Aging at River House, located at 179 Marine St. in St. Augustine, for the following events:

Financial Fridays

Attend Financial Fridays to discuss financial issues impacting senior citizens. Various local professionals will be on hand to share their knowledge, tips and expertise to assist seniors with numerous financial situations. Call (904) 209-3655 to make a reservation for the next session, scheduled for Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Representatives from VyStar Credit Union will be discussing financial fraud. This event is complimentary for River House members and $3 for non-members.

Gypsy Skirt Dancing

Visit the River House on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. for a fun, festive class celebrating diversity. Moves are basic, but still offer an effective workout. The cost for each session is $4 for River House members and $5 for non-members. Call (904) 209-3655 to make a reservation.

Senior Singles Group

Join local seniors for food, fun conversations and more on the first Tuesday of each month at various restaurants. The Aug. 7 meeting will take place at River House at 11:30 a.m. Advanced payment and reservations are required. The cost is $12 per person. Call (904) 209-3655 for more information.

Greeting card creations

Participants can learn how to make their own greeting cards at this event, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All supplies are included in the cost of $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Call (904) 209-3655 to make a reservation.

Matter of Balance

Matter of Balance is a program designed to help people manage falls and increase activity levels. Participants will learn how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance. This eight-session class begins Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon and continues every Tuesday and Thursday in September. This class is complimentary, but space is limited. Call (904) 209-3655 to register.



Author appreciation event

Join the River House on Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. with featured local authors K. Ross Lee and Betsy S. Lee. They will be discussing their books, "Andrew Ranson: St. Augustine's Pirate" and "The Relic: Jerusalem to St. Augustine." Autographed copies of the books will be available for additional purchase. The cost to attend is $3 for River House members and $4 for non-members.