COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village announces programs


The following programs will be held at the COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee, 351 Town Plaza Ave., Suite 205, Ponte Vedra. Registration is required and space is limited. Unless specified otherwise below, register by email to or by calling 904-819-3234. Classes are open to adults age 18 and older. For more information, go to


Let’s Talk About Grief: A place for anyone who has experienced grief of any kind to come and learn about grief with empathy and encouragement from others. A group facilitator will be present at each meeting. Meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 and 20, and 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sept. 13 and 27.

Savvy Caregiver: Are you caring for someone with a neurodegenerative disorder? Sign up today for a six-part training every care partner should know. Class meets every Tuesday for two hours, beginning Sept. 6, for six weeks. 

Caregiver Support Group: All caregivers are welcome. Meets 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday. A trained facilitator will be present at every meeting to guide the group.

Widows and Widowers: Social group meeting at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Next meetings: Sept. 13 and Sept. 27.

Mind Matters Planning: A special presentation by Community Hospice on how and why memory aids can assist people living with dementia and an explanation of the components. 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Label Reading Workshop: Learn how to read food labels and choose what is best for you to eat. Presented by Carla Defuria, registered dietitian and health coach at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee. 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.


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

Caregiver Café: A coffee/tea social experience for caregivers and their loved one to enjoy time with friends as well as varied activities and informative speakers. Meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Mah Jongg Meet-up: Experienced players meet to play 1-3 p.m. Sept. 7, 14 and 28, and 3-5 p.m. Sept. 21. 

Tai Chi: Improve mood, increase energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and muscle strength with instructor Dennis Sheils. Class may be done standing or seated. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 7 for four weeks. Class time: 1:30 p.m. Cost is $30. To register, go to

Parkinson’s Meet, Greet & Learn: A special meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease and/or their loved ones. The special presenter in September will be Divya Desai, who will lead exercises based on LSVT big-seated and standing exercises that allow patients to move with big motions and improve their movement quality. 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

“Spouse in a nursing home. Do I have to go broke?”: Lecture presented by Megan Wall, managing attorney of St. Johns County Legal Aid. Find out if you are prepared to protect yourself. 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Genealogy Group: A genealogy expert will be present ways to discover your roots on the third Wednesday of each month. 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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