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Belly dancing and lots more at the COA

SAINT AUGUSTINE  – The Council on Aging announces a variety of upcoming events both in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach.

The St. Johns County Falls Prevention Coalition, in conjunction with National Falls Prevention Day, is getting ready for the 2017 Walk Steady expo, Sept. 23 at the Solomon Calhoun Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will take part in the mile walk, health screenings, balance assessments, and demonstrations! Plus there will be complimentary healthy snacks and door prizes.

The COA Integrative Memory Enhancement Program at the Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center has openings for enrollment. Class size is limited to 10 participants; fee for service with subsidies available for those who qualify. This is a structured, research-based program for people with early memory loss or suspected memory changes.  This program is designed to boost cognitive reserves and help maintain memory function.  There are five-hour programs and shorter, Memory Modules, both available to help those individuals challenged with early memory loss.

Call Kathy Cinney 904-729-9163 or email for more information.  Please visit our website:

Bellydance for Healing is a dance class that combines the ancient movements of bellydance, with a variety of healing & relaxation practices. Women of all ages, dance abilities & backgrounds are encouraged to attend. This 4 week series class will be held at River House, 179 Marine St.,, on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31. Cost for the series is $25 for River House Activity Members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited, please call 209-3655 for registration.

Hand lettering Calligraphy Class – Join Cami for a fun day of learning the techniques of what is known today as “Faux Calligraphy” or Hand Lettering Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. – noon. at River House, 179 Marine S. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included in the cost. Cost for members is $50 and $55 for non-members. Space is limited and advanced payment and reservations are required by Monday, Sept. 11. Call 209-3655 to register.

 Sina Kasraeian, MD  will discuss options, both surgical and non-surgical, to treat shoulder injuries and resolve pain at River House, 179 Marine St. Sept. 7 at 10a.m. Light refreshments will be available. This lecture is complimentary and open to the public. Call 209-3655 to register.

Senior Sexuality Complimentary Lecture is Aug. 22 at 1p.m. at River House, 179 Marine Stt. This lecture is open to the public. Call 209-3655 to register.

The Columbia Restaurant has again chosen COA as one of the charitable organizations to benefit from its 20th Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Program.  “Dine Out” for either lunch or dinner during the month of September and earn money for the Council on Aging. Simply dine at the Columbia Restaurant – afterwards you will receive a “ballot” with your meal check.  Mark the Council on Aging as

Volunteers needed Mondays and/or Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist with senior center activities in Hastings, including to set up for breakfast and lunch, craft projects, games, etc. Call (904) 209-3686 or email


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