senior living

Updates from the St. Johns County Council on Aging


Swing away and support the COA
The Council on Aging has the perfect way to support services for the over 4,000 St. Johns County residents currently dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. And it’s easy as one…two….swing!
This Captain’s Choice Event will be played on April 1st at 1:30 pm at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club, 205 St. Johns Golf Drive in St. Augustine, FL. Tickets are $100 per golfer or $380 for a team of four. Or just come on over for the BBQ! The Buffet only is $22 per person.
All proceeds will benefit COA’s Sunshine Center Adult Day Care, COA Integrative Memory Enhancement Program (IMEP) and all other COA memory services.
The Sunshine Center offers supervised care for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their families, and the IMEP Program addresses the growing need for professional and compassionate early intervention care for those just beginning to experience memory issues.
Other services include community caregiving and caregiver support.
For more information on the tournament or sponsorship opportunities, call Linda Trevlyn at (904) 209-3684 and visit

Memory Enhancement Program in full swing at PV Memory Care Center

The newest location of the COA Memory Enhancement Program at the Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center is in full swing. Enrollment is open for the Tuesday/Thursday class that meets from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Class size is limited to 10 participants. There is a fee for this service, with subsidies available for those who qualify. Call Kathy Cinney at (904) 729-9163 for more information.

Happenings at the Players Community Senior Center
Located at 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Players Community Senior Center will host a special six-week lunch and Learn entitled “Who Am I?” on Mondays (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), starting March 21 and running through April 25. Join local author Robert Gold for this special six-week session and learn how to write a memorial about your successes, loves, experiences – stories that you can leave your children and grandchildren. Lunch will be available. Limited seating. Call (904) 280-3233 to register.
Upcoming Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 Programs
Thursday, March 17 - St. Patrick’s Party, Musical entertainment with Steve Chapman
Tuesday, March 22 - Celtic music by A Road Less Travelled
Thursday, March 24 - Easter Party! Musical entertainment with Daniel Scheider
Tuesday, March 29 - Matanzas Tappers
For more information on any of the classes or activities at THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center, Council on Aging, please call Darlene Mahany or Marian Ashton at 280-3233 or visit our website

River House Updates
Located at 179 Marine St., St. Augustine
Art Class at River House: This 6-week session with Shawn Krise is geared for the beginner or intermediate who would like to improve their skills. The first class will focus on drawing tips and the remaining classes will be painting with acrylics.
Classes are Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 18 at River House. Call (904) 209-3655 to reserve your place. Cost to River House Activity Members is $70 and $80 to non-members.
Author Luncheon at River House: Dr. Ann Browning Masters is the author of Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine. A St. Augustine native, she is a 12th generation Floridian.
Author luncheon will be at River House, on Tues., Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 pm. For reservations, call (904) 209-3655. Cost of plated lunch and presentation is $15.00.
Ageless Grace: Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all five functions of the brain: analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination.
It simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function.
The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions.
Classes will be on Tuesdays starting March 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m., at River House. Call (904) 209-3655 and reserve your place.

Volunteer opportunities with the Council on Aging
A volunteer is needed to pack Meals on Wheels Thursdays from 9 – 10:30 am. A Meals on Wheels driver is needed alternating Fridays for the Fruit Cove route. Call (904) 209-3686 or email
Volunteer needed for Wednesday 1 – 4 pm to assist seniors with games, activities, and crafts. Call (904) 209-3686 or email
Volunteers for café assistance (including customer service and kitchen prep) are needed Monday from 9 am – 1 pm and Wednesday 6 am – 12 noon. Duties. Call (904)209-3686 or email
THE PLAYERS COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082.
Volunteer receptionists are needed Monday and Wednesday from 9 am – 2 pm to answer phones and welcome participants. Energetic kitchen volunteers are needed to help prepare and clean up after Tuesday & Thursday congregate meals. Occasional volunteers are needed to set up for classes, activities and special events. Call (904) 209-3686 or email
Our new Memory Care Center is now open in Ponte Vedra and several volunteers are needed for various duties: Integrative Memory Enhancement Program assistants, clerical help and receptionists. Mondays 8:30 am – 2:30 pm preferred but flexible. Call (904) 209-3686 or email
HASTINGS CENTER- The Lord’s Temple 140 Gilmore Street, Hastings, FL 32145
Volunteer is needed to assist the seniors Fridays from 10 – 1 pm. Duties include assisting with projects and activities plus serving and cleanup of lunch. Call (904) 209-3686 or email
Volunteer needed to lead the group in easy, low-impact exercise once a week. Great opportunity for college students! Flexible hours, any time between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Call (904) 209-3686 or email
Volunteers are needed in the Minor Repair Program in the Ponte Vedra, Hastings and Fruit Cove area. Simple jobs only - training available. All materials are provided. Work on your own schedule. Call (904) 209-3686 or email