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News from the Council on Aging:

Sunshine Bus service on the Hastings Circulator resumed Sept. 19  beginning with the regularly scheduled “AM” runs.

 Dream Interpretation

Toni Wilder will teach a 4-week class on Active Dreaming and techniques to uncover the true meanings of dreams Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at River House (179 Marine St.). Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Call 209-3655 for registration

Ageless Grace

Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination – and 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. This ongoing class will be held on Tuesdays, from 2-3p.m. starting Oct. 24, at River House (179 Marine St). Cost for each class is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. Call 209-3655 for reserve your place.

Senior Pilates

Developed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a form of exercise that will result in an improved core of stability, flexibility, strength and energy. This is accomplished by efficient mindful movement, emphasizing the balanced development of the body and mind. Modifications will be offered for every movement shown. It is also a lot of fun! This course is taught by Susan Patterson, a former English teacher of 38 years and an avid lifelong “exerciser”. Susan earned her Pilates Mat 1 certification to help seniors (like herself) develop and feel the benefits of Pilates. Pilates will be on Mondays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. starting Oct. 2 at River House (179 Marine St.). Cost is $4 for members or $5 for non-members. Students will need to bring a yoga mat. If you have straps please bring those as well. Call 209-3655 to register.


Volunteers Needed at St. Johns County Council on Aging

Volunteers needed for our Care Connection Minor Home Repair program. Hours are flexible. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

Volunteers needed Thursdays from 8:15 – 11:30 help with basic lawn care for seniors in need. Duties include moving, raking, clipping and edging. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

Volunteers needed in Sunshine Center Adult Day Care to assist with simple art and craft activities on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 1 – 2:30 p.m. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

Ponte Vedra, THE PLAYERS COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER: 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra. Beach needs a volunteer to teach line dancing classes. Day and time would be based on the volunteer’s preference and room availability. Call (904) 209-3686.

St. Augustine to Hastings, FL – Volunteer driver needed 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to deliver food from COA downtown to Hastings Senior Center. Company vehicle available if desired.  Call (904) 209-3686 or email

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

Volunteer driver needed to pick up bread from local grocery store and deliver to Trout Creek Senior Center twice a week. Call (904) 209-3686 or email







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