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Lots going on at the COA

SAINT AUGUSTINEThe Council on Aging is honoring community centenarians and nonagenarians at the annual Centenarian Luncheons at noon May 3 at noon at River House (179 Marine St; and May 23at 11:30 a.m. at THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center (175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach.

Table sponsorships are available for $250 and include a variety of special recognitions and a seat (Ponte Vedra) or two seats (St Augustine) at the luncheon.

If you or someone you want to honor is age 95 or better, please contact us to participate in this very special celebration of our community’s treasured older adults.

For more information, to sponsor a table, or to RSVP, contact Cindy Walker (St. Augustine) at, 904-209-3687 or Danielle Johnson (Ponte Vedra) at, 904-280-3753.


Volunteers needed:

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10 –noon plating and packing lunches for congregate meals and Meals on Wheels. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

St. Augustine, FL – Volunteers needed to help in native plant garden. Experienced and novice gardeners both welcome. Learn as you go. Hours to be determined. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

For Integrative Memory Enhancement Program Mondays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The location of this program is Anastasia Baptist Church. Volunteer duties include assisting facilitators and encouraging client participation. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

For Sunshine Center Adult Day Care Monday and Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Also, seeking volunteer guitar players any day.  Call (904) 209-3686 or email

For Coastal Community Center Coffee Bar, any day Monday – Fridayfrom 8:30 – 12:30. Call (904) 209-3686 or email

At the PLAYERS Community Senior Center: to help in kitchen from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Tuesdays. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Duties include front desk reception, setting up games, encouraging participation in activities and some light cleanup. Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks. Come join our fun team! Call (904) 209-3686 or email

Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center: Volunteers needed for receptionist duties at Integrative Memory Enhancement Program. Hours are from 8:30 – 1:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Duties include answering phones, greeting visitors, and providing referral services.  Call (904) 209-3686 or email

Save the date

UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                         

NEW! Wellness Wednesdays

At River House (179 Marine Street) twice monthly for Wellness Wednesdays (April 18th) from 11am-noon. Florida Health Care Plans will give complimentary discussions regarding various health topics including diabetes, heart health, nutrition, & fitness so that you may keep your body and mind in optimal condition. For reservations please call 209-3655.

River House Chorus is back Fridays from 10-11:30am (179 Marine Street) to enjoy the many fantastic mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of group singing. Instructor Diana Milesko is sure to inspire sensational singing with her invaluable talent, experience, and passion for music.  New members always welcomed- reading music is helpful, but not necessary. This group performs for COA events and locally in the community. For more information call 904-209-3655. Complimentary to River House members; $4 to non-members.

NEW Sessions! Ciao! – Learn to Speak Italian

In this class with Santino Pollicita, you will learn conversational Italian as well as the customs.  Class are held at River House, 179 Marine Street. Cost to River House members is $30 for this 6-week session and $35 to non-members.  Please call 904-209-3655 for advance payment and registration.


Italian Part 1(Mondays 1pm-2pm)

Italian Part 2 (Mondays 2pm-3pm)

Italian Part 3 (Mondays 3pm-4pm)

April 16, 2018

April 23, 2018

April 30, 2018

May 7, 2018

May 14, 2018

May 21, 2018


Italian Part 4 (Thursdays 9:30am-10:30am)

Italian Part 5 (Thursdays 10:45am-11:45am)

March 29, 2018

April 12, 2018

April 19, 2018

April 26, 2018

May 10, 2018

May 17, 2018


Back by Popular Demand! Dinner and a Movie!

Join movie goers the third Thursday of each month at River House, 179 Marine StreetCall River House at 904-209-3655 to find out the movie of the month, and make your reservations.  The next movie will play Thursday, April 19thDoors open at 4pm with the movie beginning promptly at 4:30p.m. Cost is $15 for River House Members and $20 for Non-members.  In addition to dinner, guests will receive a soft drink and popcorn.  Beer and wine available at additional cost.  Advanced payment and registration is required by Thursday, April 12th. Please call 209-3655 to reserve your seat today!

NEW Session! Gypsy Skirt Dancing

Many cultures around the world including India, Egypt, Spain, Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean dance with big skirts. Join us on Mondays starting April 16th from 11am-12pm at River House (179 Marine Street) for a fun, festive class that celebrates diversity & the gypsy in us all! Moves are basic, but it’s still a great workout. Plus, other fun props (fans, umbrellas, etc.) will be added to our gypsy repertoire. Six loaner skirts will be available in each class. The cost for this six-week session in $25 members/$30 non-members. Please call 904-209-3655 for advanced payment and registration.

NEW! Music Simplified
If you’ve ever been interested in learning how to play guitar, ukulele, banjo, or dulcimer, please join us at River House (179 Marine Street) on Tuesday, April 24th from 10am-12:30pm. You will learn how to play any song by learning all major and minor chords in one easy lesson! Bring your own instrument, borrow one from a friend, or use one of ours. Go to for a short video demonstration of the Guitar Barre in action. Cost is $25 for members / $30 for nonmembers. Enrollment limited so please call 209-3655 for your reservation.



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