COA Center at UF Health Nocatee announces July schedule


The following programs will be held in July at COA Center at UF Health Nocatee, 351 Town Plaza Ave., Suite 205, Ponte Vedra. Unless specified otherwise, register by email to or by calling 904-814-9407. Programs are open to adults ages 18-plus. For more information, go to


Caregiver Support Group: All caregivers are welcome. The group meets every Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There is a trained facilitator present at every meeting to guide the group. 

Open Card Play: Bring your deck of cards and join others in playing the card game of your choice. No instructor will be present. This is a self-directed group. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays.

Summer Bingo: Semiannual bingo is open to adults 18-plus. Play free and win prizes. 10-11 a.m. July 9. You must RSVP to play.

Widows and Widowers: Social group meeting the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Some meetings may take place outside the COA.  

Fire Safety Presented by St. Johns County Fire & Rescue: Learn what you need to know to protect you and your family. People with hearing, sight and physical disabilities may be at higher risk. 10 a.m. July 16.

Reclaimed Water in the Home Landscape: Learn about the principles of reclaimed water and its benefits in residential gardening. Learn how to safely use it in your home landscape, including fruit and vegetable plantings. A free presentation by Terra Freeman, urban and commercial horticulture extension agent for UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 30.


Open Art: Bring your art or craft project to work on while socializing with friends. Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mah Jongg Meet-up: Open play for experienced players. 1-3 p.m. July 3, 10, 24, 31; and 3-5 p.m. July 17.

Tai Chi: Improve mood, increase energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and muscle strength with instructor Dennis Sheils. All levels welcome. Wednesdays starting July 3 for five weeks; class time is 1 p.m. Cost is $25. To register, go to

Parkinson’s Meet, Greet & Learn: A monthly meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease and/or their care partner. Always held the first Wednesday of the month. 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 3.

Medication Review by Appointment: Have your prescriptions evaluated by a pharmacist volunteer. Then meet one-to-one to discuss the results to relay to your physician. Wednesday mornings by appointment.

Genealogy Group: A genealogy expert will guide you in discovering your ancestors on the third Wednesday of each month. 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 17. No cost to attend.

Life Quest Organ Recovery Program, Presented by Donate Life Florida: What does it mean to be an organ donor? 10-11 a.m. July 24

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Prevention Coalition of St. Johns County will inform parents and grandparents what to look for to protect the children and community from potentially deadly substance misuse. All ages 18-plus are welcome to attend. 10-11 a.m. July 31

Caregiver Needs Assessment: Make an appointment with a qualified dementia care specialist who will set up a time to discuss your situation one to one; develop an individualized education and needs assessment; support and guide; and become empowered to find solutions for those needs. Call to schedule a free appointment 904-814-9407 or email