Council on Aging raises $23,000 for Care Connection program at Christmas on the River

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The St. Johns County Council on Aging (COA) raised $23,000 at its seventh annual Christmas on the River fundraiser.

Held at the River House in St. Augustine Nov. 19, the event benefited the organization’s Care Connection program, a volunteer-based initiative designed to help independent elders meet and manage the challenges of everyday life. The program’s services range from assistance with financial planning and home repairs to help with yard and lawn maintenance and installation of assistive safety devices.

This year’s theme for the event was “A Worldwide Journey of Wine Tasting & Gift Giving from the Heart.” Attendees enjoyed a festival of wreathes and other decorations, as well as wine tastings and fair trade items from Amistad, food and seasonal music.

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