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Representatives from Council on Aging (COA) and Vicar’s Landing have joined forces to enhance the programming of COA. Vicar’s Landing donated a 2013 Toyota Venza SUV to the COA.
Bruce Jones, CEO of Vicar’s Landing and a Board Member of COA since 2014, is fully committed to the partnership of the two organizations. “Our mission at Vicar’s Landing is to provide services of superior quality to members who choose the outstanding lifestyle and exceptional healthcare available to them in our community, “ said Jones. “Partnering with COA is just the right thing to do for our community of seniors. “
This is not the first time that the two organizations have collaborated. The Vicar’s Landing community already supplies lunches to the Ponte Vedra Memory Center four times a week. The center serves as a memory care center for St. Johns County seniors, primarily from Ponte Vedra Beach, who suffer from early memory loss and/or changes in cognition. There they are able to attend the Integrative Memory Enhancement Program. With more than 25% of the population of St. Johns County age 60 or older these programs will become even more essential.
But that’s not the end of the partnership. While at Vicar’s Landing Yanni noted that the organization is in need of a refrigerator and microwave and these items will be delivered to Council on Aging through another donation by Vicar’s Landing.
In 2016 Vicar’s Landing resurrected Lend An Ear, a program that provides used and refurbished hearing aids to people experiencing hearing loss who would otherwise not be able to afford a hearing aid. “Studies prove that hearing loss can result in isolation disinterest and depression,” said Jones. “As our mission at Vicar’s Landing is to help people maintain an independent lifestyle, helping those with hearing loss fits in with a continuation of our goals for the senior population.”
The Bailey Group has earned the Gold-Level Award from the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council for the third consecutive year.
The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council held its Quarterly EDC Breakfast Friday, Nov. 17 at the Casa Monica.